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The New Amiga 500 Case

Your beloved Amiga 500 gets a new dress

Amiga 500 cases are now 30 years old.
Most of them are yellow to a point of no return and the plastic is quite brittle.
It is very easy to break parts or corners of the cases if we don’t handle them with extra care.
The new Amiga 500 case has a better UV resistance and its color remains the same over a much longer period of time.
Additionally, the new case hosts cool enhancements to install and use modern hardware.

amiga 500 case
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New A500 Case

Your beloved Amiga 500 gets a new dress

Amiga 500 cases are now 30 years old.
Most of them are yellow to a point of no return and the plastic is quite brittle.
It is very easy to break parts or corners of the cases if we don’t handle them with extra care.
The new Amiga 500 case has a better UV resistance and its color remains the same over a much longer period of time.
Additionally, the new case hosts cool enhancements to install and use modern hardware.

amiga 500 case

 A classic but expansion friendly case

New Amiga 500 case

The new case hosts a whole new set of features and enhancements. See below.

Introduction

Like the new A1200 cases, the new A500 cases are made from a set of custom and newly designed Injection Molds.
Three molds caters for the whole case plus an optional unit for Tank mouse shells.
The first mold is for the case top shell, the second unit for the bottom shell and the third iteration for all trapdoors and parts.
Optionally the last mold is only used to provide our awesome Crowdfunding contributors with new Tank mouse replacement shells.

Specifications

To know more about the case specification simply select one of the tabs on the left handle.
If not for its enhancements the new A500 case is a perfect replica of Commodore design.
Some areas of the case are enhanced to support the installation of modern hardware.

A few differences between Commodore A500 cases and the New Amiga 500 case are

  • The plastic used in production is more UV resistant.
  • Screw threaded inserts all the place. No more broken plastic clips.
  • The bottom trapdoor offers additional cooling.
  • A New right side trapdoor is available with extra I/O slots. Plus one plain door.
  • A set of metal threaded mounting points to supports Raspberry Pi© & Apollo Vampire V4 Standalone.
  • Multiple colors available

Details overview

The case is a perfect replica of the original Amiga 500 case by Commodore. With added enhancements.
It supports all Amiga 500 motherboards and additional features allowing the use of modern hardware and solutions.

General

Made out of plastic that provides better protection against UV exposure.


Brass Inserts & Screw dimensions

The case closes with the help of 6x new screw bosses with brass inserts.

screw dimensions  6x PM3 * 5mm (φ 5.2)

Screw brass inserts
amiga 500 case screw thread


RJ45 Rear Trapdoor

A rear trapdoor appear on the New Amiga 500 Case to bring an easier way to add Ethernet connectivity.
Two trapdoors are delivered : One plain & One RJ45. Please note the RJ45 mounting holes are specific to RJ45 Extenders with ears.

RJ45 Ear trapdoor + Plain trapdoor
amiga 500 case rj45


Bottom trapdoor

The bottom trapdoor has vents for a better airflow.

Vents on trapdoor
amiga 500 case trapdoor1

New right side trapdoors

Two new right side trapdoors are available. One to support modern IO ports like USB, HDMI and Micro SD extenders. The other is a plain door.

Plain & IO ports right side trapdoors
amiga 500 case right trapdoor

Legends signatures

The new case is endorsed by Amiga legends. They agreed to add their signature on the bottom shell, very much like the new A1200 version.

amiga 500 case signature

What’s in the box

  • 1x Top Shell case
  • 1x Bottom Shell case
  • 2x Rear trapdoors (Plain & RJ45)
  • 1x Left trapdoor
  • 2x Right trapdoors (Plain & I/O Ports)
  • 1x Bottom trapdoor
  • 1x Floppy button (Chinon FB354)
  • 1x Set of screws
  • 4x Rubber foot

 

Raspberry_Pi_3

RaspberryPi_Logo_80RASPBERRY PI 2/3/4 – Compatible

7x mounting points are available on the new Amiga 500 case bottom shell.
4x of them are dedicated to the Raspberry Pi boards.
Note : 1x mounting point is shared with the Apollo v4 Standalone.

Raspberry Pi 2/3/4
mounting points

amiga 500 case rpi mounts

Raspberry Pi 2/3/4
Board in place

amiga 500 case rpi

Raspberry Pi 2/3/4
With I/O Extension cables and I/O right trapdoor

amiga 500 case rpi io

Raspberry Pi is a trademark by the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Apollo Vampire V4 Standalone – Compatible

7x mounting points are available on the new Amiga 500 case bottom shell.
4x of them are dedicated to the Apollo V4 Standalone board.
Note : 1x mounting point is shared with the Rasperry Pi 2/3/4 boards.

Apollo V4 Standalone
mounting points

amiga 500 case apollo mounts

Apollo V4 Standalone
Board in place
amiga 500 case apollo

Apollo Vampire boards are developed by Apollo-Computers

I/O Accessories

The new Amiga 500 case can greatly be improved by the use use IO extension cables. It makes it easier to access your mini computer boards I/O ports from outside the case.
– A set of compatible cables and adapters are available as accessories.

1- USB Expansion
Amiga 500 case usb

2- HDMI Extension
Amiga 500 case hdmi

3- Micro SD Extension
Amiga 500 case microsd

4- RJ 45 Extension
Amiga 500 case rj45

– soon –

 An expansion friendly case

New Amiga 500 case

The new case hosts a whole new set of features and enhancements. See below.

Introduction

Like the new A1200 cases, the new A500 cases are made from a set of custom and newly designed Injection Molds.
Three molds caters for the whole case plus an optional unit for Tank mouse shells.
The first mold is for the case top shell, the second unit for the bottom shell and the third iteration for all trapdoors and parts.
Optionally the last mold is only used to provide our awesome Crowdfunding contributors with new Tank mouse replacement shells.

Specifications

To know more about the case specification simply select one of the tabs on the left handle.
If not for its enhancements the new A500 case is a perfect replica of Commodore design.
Some areas of the case are enhanced to support the installation of modern hardware.

A few differences between Commodore A500 cases and the New Amiga 500 case are

  • The plastic used in production is more UV resistant.
  • Screw threaded inserts all the place. No more broken plastic clips.
  • The bottom trapdoor offers additional cooling.
  • A New right side trapdoor is available with extra I/O slots. Plus one plain door.
  • A set of metal threaded mounting points to supports Raspberry Pi© & Apollo Vampire V4 Standalone.
  • Multiple colors available

Details overview

The case is a perfect replica of the original Amiga 500 case by Commodore. With added enhancements.
It supports all Amiga 500 motherboards and additional features allowing the use of modern hardware and solutions.

General

Made out of plastic that provides better protection against UV exposure.


Brass Inserts & Screw dimensions

The case closes with the help of 6x new screw bosses with brass inserts.

screw dimensions  6x PM3 * 5mm (φ 5.2)

Screw brass inserts
amiga 500 case screw thread


RJ45 Rear Trapdoor

A rear trapdoor appear on the New Amiga 500 Case to bring an easier way to add Ethernet connectivity.
Two trapdoors are delivered : One plain & One RJ45. Please note the RJ45 mounting holes are specific to RJ45 Extenders with ears.

RJ45 Ear trapdoor + Plain trapdoor
amiga 500 case rj45


Bottom trapdoor

The bottom trapdoor has vents for a better airflow.

Vents on trapdoor
amiga 500 case trapdoor1

New right side trapdoors

Two new right side trapdoors are available. One to support modern IO ports like USB, HDMI and Micro SD extenders. The other is a plain door.

Plain & IO ports right side trapdoors
amiga 500 case right trapdoor

Legends signatures

The new case is endorsed by Amiga legends. They agreed to add their signature on the bottom shell, very much like the new A1200 version.

amiga 500 case signature

What’s in the box

  • 1x Top Shell case
  • 1x Bottom Shell case
  • 2x Rear trapdoors (Plain & RJ45)
  • 1x Left trapdoor
  • 2x Right trapdoors (Plain & I/O Ports)
  • 1x Bottom trapdoor
  • 1x Floppy button (Chinon FB354)
  • 1x Set of screws
  • 4x Rubber foot

 

Raspberry_Pi_3

RASPBERRY PI 2/3/4 – Compatible

7x mounting points are available on the new Amiga 500 case bottom shell.
4x of them are dedicated to the Raspberry Pi boards.
Note : 1x mounting point is shared with the Apollo v4 Standalone.

Raspberry Pi 2/3/4
mounting points

amiga 500 case rpi mounts

Raspberry Pi 2/3/4
Board in place

amiga 500 case rpi

Raspberry Pi 2/3/4
With I/O Extension cables and I/O right trapdoor

amiga 500 case rpi io

Raspberry Pi is a trademark by the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Apollo Vampire V4 Standalone – Compatible

7x mounting points are available on the new Amiga 500 case bottom shell.
4x of them are dedicated to the Apollo V4 Standalone board.
Note : 1x mounting point is shared with the Rasperry Pi 2/3/4 boards.

Apollo V4 Standalone
mounting points

amiga 500 case apollo mounts

Apollo V4 Standalone
Board in place
amiga 500 case apollo

Apollo Vampire boards are developed by Apollo-Computers

I/O Accessories

The new Amiga 500 case can greatly be improved by the use use IO extension cables. It makes it easier to access your mini computer boards I/O ports from outside the case.
– A set of compatible cables and adapters are available as accessories.

1- USB Expansion
Amiga 500 case usb

2- HDMI Extension
Amiga 500 case hdmi

3- Micro SD Extension
Amiga 500 case microsd

4- RJ 45 Extension
Amiga 500 case rj45

– soon –

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