Retro: Amiga Gear - 2021
by Marnix Kok
last published on 01 October 2021
It's been a while since I last showed my little Amiga corner. More recently, I've tried to assemble all the parts I had laying around into a workable setup.
Some of the cool things I've added since the last time are:
- an ioMega Zip drive that boots into Workbench
- connected through my A590 Hard Drive Controller
- a scan doubler with 3d printed case, allowing me to use the Amiga 500 on more recent displays.
The latest addition to this setup is a Raspberry PI 400 (the self-contained computer) that has been hooked up to the Amiga's Serial Port.
It is hooked up to the UART pins on the GPIO of the Pi which by default exposes a serial terminal.
This allows me to connect to the Raspberry Pi's (internet connected) terminal using Atalk III. Now I can login to BBSes and interact like it's 1989 all over again!