Amiga 1200

This gallery is dedicated to the famous 32-Bit home computer "Commodore Amiga 1200" released in the year 1992 and discontinued in the year 1996 (20 years ago).

Amiga 1200 retro computer

I used an old and original "Amiga 1200" case with US keyboard, a LED circuit board, a "Keyrah USB keyboard interface" card and various cables and connectors to build a new (portable and akku powered) retro computer. The base (mainboard) is a "Raspberry Pi 3 Model B" with RetroPie OS with a lot of emulators inside, e.g. Oric-1, Oric Atmos, Commodore C128, Commodore C64, ZX-Spectrum, Apple II.

When you build your own - listen to "Gordon Schumway - Amiga 1200 On The Run"

Hardware Specification

Case + Keyboard + Interface card:
  • Commodore Amiga 1200 with LED board circuit (original)
  • Keyboard (original, US-Layout)
  • Keyrah V2 USB keyboard interface card
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B:
  • 5V
  • 2500 mA / 12.5 Wh (max), normal ~1000mA / 5 Wh
  • 16 GB microSDHC card, class 10  
USB Powerbank 1:
  • Capacity: 10.000 mA / ~35 Wh
  • Standard USB Output: 5V / 2.4A
  • Battery lifetime: ~ 3-7 Hours
USB Powerbank 2 (alternative):
  • Capacity: 26.800 mA / ~96 Wh
  • Standard USB Output: 5V / 3A
  • Quick Charge Output: 5V / 2.4A, 9V / 2A, 12V / 1.5A
  • Battery lifetime: ~ 7-19 Hours