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Bringing The Souths Amigas Together
Wether you're a passionate Amiga owner who still uses one of Commodore's finest regularly or someone who owned an Amiga (or 2) back in the day and are feeling a bit nostalgic about it. Maybe you have one in the loft and are interested to know if it even still works, but OH... just WHERE did all the cables go!
Well believe it or not, despite the Amiga now being 30 years old in 2015, there is still a HUGE international community of users keeping the venerable machine alive. Modern modifications like Compact Flash hard drives, USB floppy emulators, FPGA accelerators have all taken even a lowly A500 way beyond what was thought possible in the 90's
So if you're interested in:
- meeting other amiga owners/users
- reliving using the original hardware
- playing the classic games
- finding out about what modern amiga ownership is like
- getting started with emulation
- finding out what's wrong with the computer that's been sitting in your loft since 1997 (most common issues with them are repairable)
Then come along to South Coast Amiga Rendezvous at Southampton's makerspace - So Make It, where there are electronic, workshop and 3D printing facilities and generally have some fun doing what amigas do best... playing games bringing people together
Bring Your Hardware
We'd like to get as many Amigas together in one place as possible, so if you'd like, bring what you have. if it doesn't work Fine! We can advise what might be the problem. if it does, EVEN BETTER! Whatever you have from an original A1000, right through to an Amiga One X1000, or even a Raspberry Pi doing emulation duty. We'd love to see it all together. [The only thing we ask is that if possible, you bring any monitors/TV's to display them on as we only have a small number to share that are capable of displaying the outputs from old computers properly]
Tickets are free however a donation towards the makerspace running costs would be apprecieted. Under 18's are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
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When & Where
So Make It
Southampton's Makerspace - we believe that everyone, from any background, should be able to learn new skills and make new friends. To enable this, we run a Makerspace where members can use our resources and tools to create amazing new things. Our members love to share knowledge and skills, so lack of experience is not a problem! We’re not for profit – ran by our members for our members.