Commodore & Amiga Replicas
The Commodore brand has passed through many hands and
the tooling had probably been lost over the years.
We have been tracking the state of replica, or more
specifically replacement, hardware to keep our 30-40
year old beauties alive. Some of these replica
systems look amazing. Retro mods are all the rage at the
moment and there is nothing like holding an all in one computer.
Amiga 3000 inspired Desktop
Published 1 September 2018
An Amiga 3000 inspired computer case is now available for funding on
The Checkmate A1500 plus is described as inspired by the Commodore
desktops of old. A homage to the beauty and power of the Amiga 3000.
The modular design allows for different front and rear configurations
to suit either the original Amiga internals or AmiKit emulation with a Linux backend.
Photo: Artist impression of the Checkmate A1500
A homage to the beauty and power of the Amiga 3000.
Replica keyboards now for sale - Reliving our youth
Published 25 January 2016
We loved our C64s and many hundreds of thousands experienced the joy of a computer
in a keyboard, flaky power supplies and loading programs from tape. The Commodore
brand has passed through many hands and now we see
My Retro Computer has started
building replica keyboards. They look amazing. Now I just have to find some spare
hours, say between 3 and 4 a.m. to build a mod. Maximum PC has a great article
on how to get one started.
Has anything actually happened?
Published 4 March 2017
We have been keeping an eye out in the retro forums for any user's views on
using these replica keyboards but there hasn't been any noise for a while.
We haven't seen any images or blog posts on maker forums either. Things have
gone very quiet from my perspective. The author has attemped to contact the company
using the supplied email address (email@example.com) and received the
following error message from my email system:
The state of the hackers market
Published 28 July 2018
To the best as we can tell, the myrestrocomputer.com site
hasn't changed in a very long time. You can look at the timeline
of changes on wayback from
Anything longer than a year is classed as ancient in Internet terms.
In the meantime many projects have come and gone, such as this 2016 project
to build replica Amiga 1200 cases
and a non-destructive Commodore C64 conversion frame for the Raspberry Pi.
This is a disappointment to us here as we were excited for such
a product coming onto the market.
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