Fabio, if you're stuck I've got the Bus Terminator Version 01 and the Console IO Version 01 that can be spared, or an 8 slot backplane that has the termination on it, all unbuilt. Not sure what the backplane went for, but as I said before I'd like to cover the cost of replacement etc.
I'd think that the basic "starter" boards would be the backplane and the System Monitor Board, so you have an idea of what's going on with the bus as you add boards.
Anyway, time to start soldering.
> Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 14:41:10 +0100
> From: hkzl...@gmail.com
> To: n8vem...@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: [N8VEM-S100:2158] Re: S-100 existing board pre-order requests
> On 05/01/14 14:11 , David Fry wrote:
> > [...]
> > I would respectfully suggest from the position of a new builder that the
> > two most important boards are the backplane and console I/O without either
> > the system isn't really usable and it could be a showstopper for new people
> > looking in.
> > [...]
> Indeed. I'm a new builder interested in entering the S-100 homebrew
> world, but the lack of readily available "basic" boards can indeed be
> discouraging to some and push them to look somewhere else. Of course, as
> this is an hobbyist effort, one cannot ask for cards to be always
> available, but I'd be glad to pay an increased cost for cards which are
> vital to get a working system.
> I'll still buy the boards coming out this year hoping that sooner or
> later I'll find a console board or I'll be able to wire one up myself.
> The same stands for the termination card, as my backplane is completely
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