Too many times have we heard the phrase that portrays this post. Too many times have we been told to wait two more weeks. The AMIGA has become synonymous with fantasies, dreams and vapourware.
Well, NO MORE! As can be seen far and wide in Amiga Land regular people like you and me – heroes and enthusiasts with nothing but passion and love to fuel their creativity, keep breaking the trend and deliver quality hardware against all odds. Big words indeed, but we just happen to be a proud part of this growing community of makers and creators. And I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to wish you all a Happy New Year – and invite you to join us on an exiting journey as we boldly step into a new year – without promises, teasers or hot air.
But make no mistake. We. Are. Back. In fact we never left.
First off I’d like to personally say thank you to everyone who’s contacted us and expressed an interest in the Amy-ITX project! It means a lot and helps motivate further development and reaching our first important milestone.
Delivering the first 25 Earlybird boards!
I’m happy to tell you that we’re about half way through our first journey. We’ve already seen Amy surface at different events, parties and news sites around Europe. Thanks to all of you, especially our good friends at A-Eon for their continued commitment to the Amiga Community!
A huge thanks to Amiga enthusiast John “Chucky” Hertell for bringing his Amy-ITX to Neuss and letting people hug and squeeze Her. Chucky is the author of the wonderful DiagROM (Amiga replacement diagnostic ROM) and other cool open and free projects like the A3660 CPU accelerator!
Take a look over at www.hertell.nu
Thank You all for the very positive response on the Amy project! We really appreciate it. We have received a lot of questions from users wanting to buy a complete system or a system without custom chips. And for now we do not take (pre)orders for Amy-ITX. Please refer to the FAQ here on amy-itx.com.
If and when we decide to launch a larger production run we’ll announce it! Thank you for your understanding and support!
So we’ve been beating around the bush for far too long now.. It’s time to give all of you wonderful Amiga Enthusiasts a taste of the good stuff. Here you have it – a bit of info on the “Made in Sweden” MiniITX Amy motherboard.
Thanks for bearing with us during the launch. We really appreciate it! Oh, and if you have any questions, please write them down and store them in a safe place until we get things running, OK?
We’ve updated the Support-section of this ‘members only’ homepage with links to the latest version of Amy Earlybird documentation, instructions and firmware download.
Please respect that as long as these pages are password protected all information and documentation on the site should be considered “for your eyes only”.
We’re finally proud to announce that the first few PCB’s have been inspected and shipped to eager Earlybird Amiga builders! On safir.amigaos.se blogs you can follow their progress in building a new generation of AmigaOS compatible systems!
Friends, artists, coders, musicians, lamers, makers, builders and wannabees. Next stop: SyntaxSociety of Scania! Yes! We will be attending Skåne’s prime hackerspace this weekend – bringing with us both parts, pcb’s and complete systems for y’all to play with!
Details about the party can be found on www.syntaxsociety.se
Are YOU one of the lucky 25 ?! Waiting for your PCB?? Come to Landskrona and pick it up!
See you all there!
/Stefan ‘shoe’ Nordlander
Not really a surprise on our part, the interest for the Amy-ITX was quite big. The first batch of 25 motherboards (PCB (+ components)) has now been allocated. If you haven’t recieved an email from us, unfortunately you were not fast enough. But do not dispair! There is still a chance someone of the first 25 will forgo their seat on the Retro Train Express.
Components are currently being sourced from various places in order to deliver complete systems to about 80% of the first batch. If you haven’t already registered for the Earlybird project over at http://safir.amigaos.se make sure you do! This is where we discuss everything related to the Amy-ITX project.
Not even two weeks ago we announced that the first batch of Amy-ITX PCB’s were ordered and a few days ago they arrived. A first board have now been assembled and passed all quality and compability tests with flying colors.
Next up is allocating and ordering all components, including quite a few original Commodore custom chips. After we’ve sourced all the necessary parts we will contact everyone who expressed interest in the earlybird batch.