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  1. Pass the word, the new brass pinions for the Alps...

    Pass the word, the new brass pinions for the Alps printer/plotter mechs are now available! An installation will be posted in the next few days. You can make the special tool needed to press the gears...
  2. I will have a batch of newly made brass gears in...

    I will have a batch of newly made brass gears in hand next week! The are new, custom made for this application and do not come with a stepper motor attached :)

    I also found some NOS pens for Alps...
  3. Just got a sexy 3D model from the manufacturer...

    Just got a sexy 3D model from the manufacturer last evening and had to share pictures with everyone. Just think in a few short weeks we will have the first NEW DB23F connectors manufactured in the...
  4. NEW Alps printer/plotter mech pinion gears

    In the 80s Alps made a 4pen printer/plotter mech that everyone used. For Commodore it was the 1520 printer, for the Tandy is was the CGP-115. The picture here is from a Sharp CE-150 printer/cassette...
  5. miga DB23F update - Francis had the great idea to...

    miga DB23F update - Francis had the great idea to add a 'goalmometer' to the pre-order website & a bonus goal. If we get to $8,000 in pre-sales everyone will get 10% more connectors for free with...
  6. I know I am replying to an old thread but wanted...

    I know I am replying to an old thread but wanted to say thank you to the OP for posting the PDF. I was sorting through some stuff last evening and found a Panasonic RD-9561 Sr. Partner video adapter....
  7. Hello everyone. Francis and I wanted to give you...

    Hello everyone. Francis and I wanted to give you an update on the DB23F connectors. First, please note that in the previous update on 8/31/2020 I errantly said we would have samples mid-September, of...
  8. Hello everyone. Francis and I wanted to give you...

    Hello everyone. Francis and I wanted to give you an update on the DB23F connectors. We were dealt another setback, but we are persistent, and we are determined to get this accomplished. We ran into...
  9. MOS8701 clock chip replacement kit or assembled - open source -

    I borrowed an 8701 out of a C128 and wanted a replacement that would nicely fit in the same area. There are other replacements available but I wanted one that was small, easy to build, inexpensive...
  10. The reasons vary but all have to do with folks...

    The reasons vary but all have to do with folks wanting to hook up their Amigas to a monitor of some sort. Some folks get an Amiga without a monitor or cables, some folks are also making new video...
  11. The cost of tooling is highly variable. It...

    The cost of tooling is highly variable. It depends on who makes it, how many cavities (# parts at once), etc. A plastic mold might do 100,000 or more cycles before needing refurbished or replaced if...
  12. Resistance is futile - Rejuvenating vintage computer keyboard key contacts

    I don't normally post about my videos but this one pertains to many different systems that have keyboards with conductive rubber key contacts. We take a look at a method to rejuvenate the keyboard...
  13. That is the problem the tooling cost is high as...

    That is the problem the tooling cost is high as is the minimum number of connectors that you have to buy at one time. If there was a demand for hundreds of thousands of them it would not be a big...
  14. I have heard from companies that make cables but...

    I have heard from companies that make cables but I'm not sure what sort of cables they would plan on making, i.e. connector type on monitor ned.
  15. EDIT: It is now back up...

    EDIT: It is now back up...
  16. The excitement of Amiga fans seems to have...

    The excitement of Amiga fans seems to have overloaded Francis' website. The problem is being sorted out now.
  17. A few people have asked about the RA connectors...

    A few people have asked about the RA connectors and the straight male connectors. There are a few shared parts between some types but each connector requires some unique tooling which is expensive to...
  18. NEW Amiga DB23 Female videos connectors will soon be available!

    Let us introduce ourselves. We are Francis Gradel from Retronic Design and Jeff Birt from Soigeneris. For months we have been working on getting Amiga DB23 Female video connectors reproduced. We...
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    I found out I was close to the seller, only 30...

    I found out I was close to the seller, only 30 minutes or so away, he was a super nice guy.

    I was able to meet up with him and pick this unit up. Got it booting now after fiddling with the DIP...
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    C64 ‘Case Saver’ repair kit update!

    C64 ‘Case Saver’ repair kit update!

    Earlier this year we came up with the ‘C64 Case Saver Repair Kit’ The kit includes repair parts for the screw posts, PCB standoffs and the three rear tabs on...
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    Commodore 1520, Alps mechinism part

    I have a printer that uses the same mechanism as the Commodore 1520. This is the four color pen plotter mechanism made by Alps that many companies used back in the day. Typically the gears break on...
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    I had someone in Europe who repairs a lot of fo...

    I had someone in Europe who repairs a lot of fo breadbins ask for the top case rear tabs to be available in bulk. I just got that set up on the website. I', calling these 'bulk paks'. These contain...
  23. This is the third video in this series about the...

    This is the third video in this series about the 'new' A500s' In this video we look at the non-functioning Return key and find out the source of the ‘oily’ substance on top of the key. The floppy...
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  25. WTB: Amiga external floppy drive (does not matter if drive works)

    I'm looking for an Amiga external floppy drive. I'm really only intereted in the case, cable, internal PCB, etc. It does not matter if the floppy drive itself works as I'll replace it with a Gotek,...
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