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Re: S-100 existing board pre-order requests

Hi Andrew,

Following on from your email suggestion on 6/12/2013 to post a re-run request  for the ‘S-100 Propeller Driven Console I/O board’ it would seem that there doesn’t seem to be much demand for this board at this time, It has occurred to me that as this board has had a couple of re-runs already  many of the S-100 builders out there already own this board, so achieving sufficient demand (20 units) for a further re-run may prove very difficult.

Would you be open to the idea of running smaller batches (5 units) on boards that have had several re-runs in order that new builders can benefit from the hard work you and John have put into these boards.

I realise that smaller batches would mean higher PCB unit cost but when I consider the number of hours I will need to spend putting a Console I/O onto a prototype board then it becomes far more attractive to pay $50 on a pcb to save time.

Another PCB I would also like to see re-run is the S-100 ZFDC floppy disk controller, again it would seem from forum posts that this board has had 2 full production runs of 20 units.

I would welcome feedback on this posting from other  S-100 builders out there as to what the general consensus is on smaller batches/higher cost for the lower demand PCB’s,  of course the final decision is yours but it would help out and encourage the newbies J


I would like to extend my best wishes to you and John for the New Year, it looks like there are some exciting new boards on the horizon



David Fry

On Friday, December 6, 2013 4:15:40 PM UTC, David Fry wrote:
Hi Andrew
Following on from your recent posting,
I would like to put in a request for the "S-100 Propeller Driven Console I/O Board" as I have yet no keyboard/monitor connectivity for my S-100 system.
If there is low interest in this board then maybe a lower number order/ slightly higher unit cost would be possible ??? as with the recent parallel port card re-order.
regards and thanks
David Fry