Post by Olivier Zardini
Of course, if you had a web site where I can grab information like
the # of cards available, date of next batch, shipping information and
waiting list, that would be perfect.
I guess a bit of a clarification is due. I don't run a business. I mean
I do, but it has nothing to do with selling Apple boards. I made one
batch of cards about 4 years ago. When a number of people recently
asked, I agreed to order more PCBs.
$60 is a lot for electronics, right? You can buy a brand new DVD player.
If they are mass produced. With these boards I'm not making a minimum
wage even though all the design is already done. It just barely puts me
in the positive territory. I'm buying a lot of parts for my business
that I write off the taxes. With a tiny "profit" I don't have to
separate business purchases from hobby ones for accounting purposes.
The bottom line is there will not be an on-line store of any kind and
very unlikely any more boards made. However the design is open and
anyone is welcome to make your own. Obviously ordering a single PCB is
not cost effective. That's why I had offered to order a second batch.
The somewhat tricky part is programming the CPLD and PROM as it requires
special tools. Which is another reason I did what I see as mostly a
service to the Apple 2 community.
After I get the CPUs and mail the kits to everybody already on the list
I'll post the number of boards left if any.