Resolving duplicate part name problems in KiCAD

The Problem

In KiCAD, a problem occurs when you try to create a new schematic symbol for a custom library and you happen to give it the same name as another part that exists in a different library.

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Amiga 1200D Indivision-AGA MKII Installation

Introduction

This post is a step-by-step tutorial for installation of the IndivisionAGA MKII hardware into an Amiga 1200 Desktop machine.  The target Amiga already has a FastATA fitted and there are some extra (easy) steps that will be necessary in order to allow these two peripherals to be fitted together in the machine at the same time.  This tutorial will also cover these steps.

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Hardware Hacking the IOMEGA StorCenter ix2-200

Introduction

The StorCenter ix2-200 is a RAID network drive supplied by iomega.  I have used the 2TB version for about two years now to keep secure (backed up) copies of my precious data.  Any data I write to the device is mirrored on its paired 2TB drive inside the unit, so one drive can fail and I’ll still keep my data.

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Rescued CDTV from the crusher

A good find…

It’s a chore to find yourself lugging junk down to the tip.  But every now and then you happen across a diamond in the rough! Today was my day to score as I spotted a Commodore CDTV unit lurking in a dark corner of the electrical disposal area.  She was looking poorly and in desperate need of rescue.  Needless to say I took on the challenge, plucking her from the ruin (yoink!) and saving her from certain destruction.  I am now the proud owner of a CDTV unit!

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