To be fair this wasn't something only Amiga users did. The PC'ers did, too (Mac fans would almost never "hack" their hardware, although they did write a lot of Applescript). While Commodore floundered with scant hardware updates, PCers often invested new hardware components to fix their problems: upgrade this chip or that card, whatever. Over the course of two years a PCer was guaranteed to have a very different looking system than when he started (assuming the case or motherboard could accommodate).
Well, an exceptionally talented engineer, Lukas F. Hartmann, decided to create his own FPGA graphics card for his Amiga 2000. This is no simple exercise, by the way. But the cards that were available in the 90s to take an Amiga to 16 or 24-bit graphics can cost you your first born these days. So, Hartmann decided to make one for himself.
He still has some more work to do but plans to actually release this card as a kit.
Pretty damned impressive."I plan to offer preassembled versions and/or construction kits at reasonable prices." -- Harmann