Re: Replacement Device for 1581?

From: Justin Cordesman <>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:01:56 -0700
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I think the build volume for the shells halves is small enough that I could print them in the Form 2.  With white resin at 25 micron, they'd be pretty close to looking like molded parts. I've made replica parts for the Nintendo VirtualBoy this way.


On Sep 2, 2016, at 13:58, J. Alexander Jacocks < <> > wrote:

That would be a very worthwhile project.  And, should the shells start to run out, someone could design either a 3D-printable or CNC-able set of drawings, so that we could make more.

I have a CNC, but no great design ability.  If there was interest, though, I might be willing to try to clone the case.

- Alex

On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 12:47 PM, Steve Gray < <> > wrote:
I bought some 1581 shells very recently from Joey. He said he has lots of shells left but they all have some slight cut marks. So, a drop-in replacement pcb could be made for these shells.


> On Sep 2, 2016, at 11:23 AM, geneb < <> > wrote:
>> On Fri, 2 Sep 2016, smf wrote:
>> But making a straight 1581 clone if you can still buy them this cheap is not really that worthwhile IMO
>> <> 
> As far as I know, he's sold out of them - Commodore robbed the drive mechs out of those to supply Amiga 500s when they were having a hard time getting drives from their supply chain.
> I bought two of those "shell" kits from him years ago.
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