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EzdineG
Springfield, MO

Free Amiga 1000 Kickstart Switcher with Gerbers

by EzdineG Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:02 pm

Hello again.

Attached are gerbers for a new Amiga 1000 Kickstart switcher. These files are essentially design plans that tell a manufacturer how to produce a circuit board.

If you'd like to make one of these boards, grab the gerber zip file from the bottom of this post and upload it to a pcb house like JLPCB who will make them for $2 (10 pcbs!)

If you follow the directions from my previous post, but use this board in place of the original, you can modify your Amiga 1000 to use kickstart ROMs and switch between TWO of them. No more kickstart boot disk!

This board also relocates the 68000 socket so you can fit socket expansions like MKL’s IDE68K/RAM68K, the TF530 accelerator and others into your 1000 without having to remove the floppy or motherboard shielding. Most 68020+ accelerators also require Kickstart in ROM to boot, so you can now use them where you otherwise couldn’t.

Feel free to make boards for yourself, friends, whoever. You will need a few pin strips, turned pin headers and 2x 1206 SMD 10K resistors.

If you plan on selling these boards, all I ask is that you link back to this post from yours.
gerbers_syanne_514_final.zip
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[edit] Updated with confirmed working photo and refreshed gerber zip (no need to update.)
Enjoy,
Adrian
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IMG_0761.JPG
Finished, confirmed working board!
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Tectron
Indiana

Re: Free Amiga 1000 Kickstart Switcher with Gerbers

by Tectron Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:34 pm

That is sweet, does this leave the CIA chip nearest the daughter board fully exposed? I ask because I have a drive switcher in there that rides pretty high and obstructs any larger boards ie tf530 etc from fitting without stacking a bunch of pin strips together. It definitely looks like it won't obstruct the internal floppy either, like my current switcher does.
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EzdineG
Springfield, MO

Re: Free Amiga 1000 Kickstart Switcher with Gerbers

by EzdineG Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:46 pm

Tectron wrote:That is sweet, does this leave the CIA chip nearest the daughter board fully exposed?
This board comes within a mm or two of the daughterboard, so you wouldn’t be able to plug anything in to the cia port without using risers. It is almost completely covered.
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Tectron
Indiana

Re: Free Amiga 1000 Kickstart Switcher with Gerbers

by Tectron Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Ok, Thanks for the info.
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TimT

Re: Free Amiga 1000 Kickstart Switcher with Gerbers

by TimT Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:39 pm

I ordered 10 of these boards and they work fine, I want to thank you for offering the Gerbers. what I did with UJ6 was just " carefully sever " pin 17. A quick dab of solder is all that's needed repair the pin.

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