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E403: What if you could have a device that could run multiple 64 pin CPU types, a 68000 at 60 mhz, a PiStorm? or even a TerribleFire TF536 and more! well whip out that credit card. its time for another product review. of something new in 2023! f no stock listed, click contact, then email the center link. Let them know you saw this video and would like to purchase one and there you go! here is a link to the source files.
Part 1 of the Amiga Minimig test, today we will power up and quickly play with the minimig. In part 2 we will play games and see what it can do!
E296: Do you ever wish you had a system that could use amiga peripherals, like a pistorm, a vampire, a TF card or more but was brand new. was not a repop board or a pi? well hang onto your girdle. I present TWO new devices you can get RIGHT NOW. the Minimig 1.1 and flagship 1.8 with real Motorola CPUs!!! I had this one pimped out with a cpu in the socket (optional?) and i added my own pistorm later.
Non paid for product review of the Minimig 9.1 FPGA system. Available now for $350. An acrylic case is included with the purchase. https://www.minimig.ca Update: if the online shop is Canadian dollars then the actual cost in gbp is £209.21 or $255 USD.
With so many devices that run Amiga software in 2022 I thought I would do a video for new and old users explaining the whole scene and systems that are currently available for sale when back in stock.
– Déballage du MiniMig
– Mise en route
– Test avec démos
– Test avec jeux
Typically, I tend to forget documenting significant moments, but this time I remembered to capture the arrival of our first pick and place machine from Kayo. To my surprise, the delivery truck had a rather compact size with a narrow hydraulic loading platform. Unloading the machine was challenging, and I was grateful for the assistance from my mother and father-in-law.
This recording captures the first assembly run of the top side for Minimig v1.97 ITX using the Kayo A8L. While the placement isn’t optimized and the pick positioning could be better, I was eager to see this new machine in action. It appears the initial placement was a success! I was somewhat disappointed with the placement precision for larger parts like the FPGA Spartan-3. However, it seems that with considerable tweaking, it’s possible to achieve highly accurate placement. Maybe? It remains to be seen. One thing is certain: the placement of 805 components is impeccable.
Introducing the maiden run of my brand-new Kayo A8L pick and place machine. After an anticipative month-long wait, I was eager to get the feeders in place, configure the initial settings, and test it out. I must say, the results are impressive. When juxtaposed with my former QuHe machine, the Kayo A8L showcases significant advancements in precision, speed, and reliability. A word of caution: the compressor is on the louder side, so you might want to adjust your volume. Enjoy the video!
This is the Minimig 1.91 with a TF536 68030 running at 50Mhz.
Yesterday evening, I received the buttons from the factory, allowing me to assemble the first complete case. The overall appearance of the case is stunning, with the LED lights on the buttons shining brightly and beautifully. The tactile feedback when pressing the buttons is also excellent. I was able to resolve a slight misalignment issue on the board by printing small standoffs, resulting in everything aligning just as I had envisioned initially.
I should note a couple of things. The case fits the board perfectly, but I had to trim the front tactile PCB buttons slightly to insert the PCB. Fortunately, these buttons are made of plastic and easy to cut. Additionally, I had to remove the HDD and SYSTEM LEDs from the PCB and replace them with 0-ohm resistors since the header for the button LEDs is connected serially with the board’s LEDs. Without these adjustments, the front LEDs wouldn’t have enough power to shine. Fortunately, making these tweaks only took a few minutes.
After completing all these modifications, holding this aluminum case in my hands feels fantastic. In my opinion, the final Classic Minimig is now truly complete.