Resurrecting the Amiga 1000 Rejuvenator – getting close! #Commodore #Amiga #VintageComputing #RetroComputing

Rejuvenator Update 3.141592 - You Can Almost Taste It

intric8 writes on the amigalove forums that, along with joethezombie, they have been working on duplicating the Amiga Rejuvenator board. The previous status:

Additional updates at this point:

  • Joe recreated the schematics for the Rejuvenator by hand and has since printed 6 prototype home-brew boards.
  • Joe has actually taken one of the prints and begun the exciting process of populating it with chip sockets and other necessary components. Folks – look at this thing!
  • intric8 happened to be so lucky to find and source another Rejuvenator, thanks to one of the members on the Rejuvenator Team, Adrian, who is based in Springfield, MO.
  • With a new Kickstarter ROM, the board came to life, so they have a second working board!

Next steps

intric8 has shipped the working Rejuve2 to Joe. He’s going to pop the socketed chips off the working board and put them on his new home-brew. Then he’s going to install it to his own A1000 and flip the switch. And before that, he’s going to try and read this board’s PALs. There’s a chance they won’t be protected. And as Joe told me today, “It would be a moon-landing stroke of luck if they’re readable.” Because if they are readable, we’re virtually home free.

But assuming Joe’s board works (oh my god you guys, we’re so close!) and the PALs are protected, we will officially be down to the final step: recreating the calculations in the PALs ourselves. And we’ve already gotten a head start on that as well.

See the video below and more on the project update page.

Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here:

Join Adafruit on Mastodon

Adafruit is on Mastodon, join in!

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Join over 36,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community!

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers –

Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — #NewProds 7/19/23 Feat. Adafruit Matrix Portal S3 CircuitPython Powered Internet Display!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.