New batch of pdp8 OMNIBUS to USB interface! Please Read and react!
w2hx at w2hx.com
Mon Feb 13 10:34:01 CST 2017
Thanks for doing this project and I have signed up! Curious why mini usb and why the exclamation points regarding "NOT micro?" Micro is so common. I have tons of usb-micro cables for all my devices. I don’t think I've seen a device made in the last several years with a mini. I have no mini usb cables, not that I can't purchase one, of course!
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Philipp Hachtmann
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Subject: New batch of pdp8 OMNIBUS to USB interface! Please Read and react!
it has taken a while but I'm now actively planning to shift out another batch of OmniUSB boards. The last batch is sold out for a long time and I've been asked for more from time to time.
As some of you might remember, it's a cool device to connect your pdp8/f/a/m/e to the modern world using lightning fast USB.
The originial board has it's website here:
The new board will do the same, perhaps even more.
- the USB connector will be replaced by a mini (NOT micro!!) USB connector.
- The connector position and cable routing will be improved.
- The board will be shorter. But it will come by default with a laser cut acrylic extension that makes it full size again.
There will be at least those options to buy:
- Kit (board + all parts)
- Kit+ (board + all parts, SMT already assembled)
- complete version - Everything soldered and tested.
- discount for omitting acrylic extender
I cannot guarantee that I can deliver fully assembled boards
(regulations) and would be able to do that only if there's a reasonable number of interested buyers.
If have set up a doodle poll to get a realistic picture of the interest in the board/kit/device:
PLEASE take the minute and fill in your name (ideally that I can recognise you) and check the options which most precisely match your demands.
PLEASE be as honest as possible as I will base my decisions IF and for which PRICE I can run the show.
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