The purpose of this project is to develop an open source Amiga 2000 PCB in the EATX form factor. What is EATX? It is an ATX variant that allows slightly deeper PCBs, measuring 12 x 13 inches (305 × 330 mm). These are referred to as Extended ATX, or, EATX (see Enterprise Electronics Bay Specification). The length of Zorro II cards and the abundance of components on the Amiga 2000 makes EATX the best choice for this project.
There are one-to-one board replacement projects for the Amiga 2000, but none to change the layout to meet current form factor standards. In addition, the Amiga 2000 made use of connectors and custom parts that are no longer commercially manufactured. This often requires parts to be pulled from existing machines. As such, this project will make use of only actively supported components when possible.
In addition to a new board replacement option, I believe the ubiquitous EATX standard will bring additional interest to the Amiga as a hobbyist and retro-computing option. At the time or writting this, the Amiga operating system is still actively developed and supported. In addition, there is a substantial database of existing software and hardware add-on options and a very active community.