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RobertB 
Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 10-Jan-2020 5:39:59
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Development of the Mega65, a clone of the Commodore 65, is progressing slowly but surely. Prototyping has gone on for a few years, prototype boards have been sent out to beta testers, and now a Kickstarter campaign has started to gather money to build the steel moulds (molds) for the injection-molded cases of the Mega65.

I have sent in my donation! For more information on the Mega65, go to

http://mega65.org/

or go to the page for Kickstarter donations at

http://mega65.org/moulds.html

To see the Mega65 discussion forum, go to

http://mega65.net (which will lead you to Forum64.de)

or on Facebook, see

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MEGA65RetroComputer/posts/

Happy New Year!
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm

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Turrican3 
Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 10-Jan-2020 13:02:10
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@RobertB

I believe the title is a bit misleading (or is just a slight oversight), this is not a Kickstarter campaign.

Perhaps you meant crowdfunding?

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RobertB 
Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 11-Jan-2020 0:39:51
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Oh, when I saw the few prizes, I thought it was Kickstarter. My mistake...

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickstel.com/fcug.htm

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OneTimer1 
Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 11-Jan-2020 9:49:23
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Oh, the C65 one of Commodore coffin nails ...

Sorry, but rebuilding a computer that was never in a production ready state, seems to be a stupid idea.

Something like building a 'better Amiga' as Mister or VampireV4 seemed more usable to me and when you are supporting it because you like the computer case, there are some Amiga rebuild cases that could be used instead.

https://www.vesalia.de/e_amigacase.htm
https://www.plexilaser.de/Acrylgehaeuse-fuer-C64-ASSY-250469-Hohe-Version-Teilesatz

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RobertB 
Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 25-Jan-2020 6:24:30
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Oh, my gosh, a person or persons named Tayger have just donated 40,000 Euros!

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
April 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class

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MEGA_RJ_MICAL 
Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 25-Jan-2020 6:59:04
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@RobertB

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RobertB wrote:
Oh, my gosh, a person or persons


Friend Robert Bernardo,

are you implying that this Tayger individual might suffer from a grievous personality disorder, and this terrible affliction could have driven him to such an inconsiderate squandering of monies?

Oh Lord God Almighty if that is the case let's join together in prayer for this unfortunate soul 🙏 #PRAYFORTAYGER


MRJM, MEGA_RJ_MICAL

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Everblue 
Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 25-Jan-2020 8:22:27
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@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

If I had 40,000 Euro to blow like that, I'm sure I would find the remaining 5000 or so to at least completely fund the thing.

Last edited by Everblue on 25-Jan-2020 at 08:22 AM.

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OneTimer1 
Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 26-Jan-2020 19:21:57
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@Everblue

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Everblue wrote:

If I had 40,000 Euro to blow like that, I'm sure I would find the remaining 5000 or so to at least completely fund the thing.


It's always strange with those fund-raising things.

If they miss the sum, they are restarted with a lower sum but here someone magically appeared and threw some money in the pot ... there is something strange going on.

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Turrican3 
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Posted on 27-Jan-2020 17:35:45
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@RobertB

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Oh, my gosh, a person or persons named Tayger have just donated 40,000 Euros!

Whoa. That's... incredible to say the least.
Commodore/retro community never fails to amaze me!

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RobertB 
Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
Posted on 28-Jan-2020 22:14:40
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Goal reached! Now at over 69,000 Euros of the 66,000 required.

Mega65 developer Paul Gardner-Stephen talks about the new, sudden influx of money (in an article printed just before the crowdfunding goal was reached) and the plans for making the moulds at

http://c65gs.blogspot.com/2020/01/almost-65k-in-65-days.html

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
April 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class

Last edited by RobertB on 29-Jan-2020 at 12:33 AM.

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Posted on 29-Jan-2020 2:25:50
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