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[PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - CLOSED

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:32 am
by kite
Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem
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STATUS: CLOSED
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What is the Circuit Sword?

The Circuit Sword is a circuit board that contains everything required to run a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. The Circuit Sword belongs in every adventurer's inventory!
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Specifications
  • Built-in Raspberry Pi Compute Module slot
  • Built-in USB 2.0 hub
  • Built-in ATMEGA32u4 (for buttons and joysticks)
  • Built-in status LEDs (Power, Charging, WiFi, Pi activity)
  • Built-in 1.5A charger and load balance chip
  • Built-in regulators (1.8v, 3.3v and 5v)
  • Built-in micro SD slot
  • Built-in 2.4W amplifier and headphone jack
  • Built-in mini HDMI for video output
  • Built-in temperature-activated fan solder pads (fan not included, recommended 'sunon 30mm')
  • Built-in battery monitor
  • Built-in safe shutdown circuit
  • Built-in emergency shutdown circuit
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Built-in full-sized USB port
  • Built-in USB C port
  • Built-in USB audio chip
  • Built-in DPI LCD connector
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Accessories (included)
  • Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite
  • 320x240 LCD
  • Back board (for USB and HDMI)
  • Power switch board
  • 8ohm 2W speaker
  • Heatsink
  • Second back board (for additional buttons)
  • Connecting wires (for speaker, joysticks and additional buttons)
  • FPC cable
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Accessories (optional)
  • 640x480 HD LCD (same overall dimensions as 320x240 LCD, no adapter required)
  • Alternative back board (for USB with a volume wheel instead of HDMI) + connecting wire
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What is the Circuit Sword Lite?

The Circuit Sword Lite is a simplified Circuit Sword that contains everything required to run a Raspberry Pi Zero. It is the perfect item for adventurers on a budget!
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Specifications
  • Built-in Raspberry Pi Zero header
  • Built-in GPIO button controller
  • Built-in status LEDs (Power, Charging)
  • Built-in 1.5A charger and load balance chip
  • Built-in 2.4W amplifier and headphone jack
  • Built-in volume wheel
  • Built-in battery monitor
  • Built-in safe shutdown circuit
  • Built-in emergency shutdown circuit
  • Built-in full-sized USB port
  • Built-in micro USB port
  • Built-in USB audio chip
  • Built-in DPI LCD connector
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Accessories (included)
  • 320x240 LCD
  • Back board (for USB and volume wheel)
  • Power switch board
  • 8ohm 2W speaker
  • Second back board (for additional buttons)
  • Connecting wires (for speaker and additional buttons)
  • FPC cable
  • GPIO pin header
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Accessories (optional)
  • NONE
What is the Circuit Shield?

The Circuit Shield is a circuit board that contains everything required to run a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It is the perfect item for adventurers levelling up!
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Specifications
  • Built-in Raspberry Pi Compute Module slot
  • Built-in ATMEGA8 (for buttons and joystick)
  • Built-in status LEDs (Power, Charging, WiFi, Pi activity)
  • Built-in 1.5A charger and load balance chip
  • Built-in regulators (1.8v, 3.3v and 5v)
  • Built-in micro SD slot
  • Built-in 2.4W amplifier and headphone jack
  • Built-in mini HDMI for video output
  • Built-in battery monitor
  • Built-in safe shutdown circuit
  • Built-in emergency shutdown circuit
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Built-in full-sized USB port
  • Built-in USB C port
  • Built-in I2S audio chip
  • Built-in DPI LCD connector
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Accessories (included)
  • Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite
  • 320x240 LCD
  • 8ohm 2W speaker
  • Connecting wires (for speaker and additional buttons)
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Accessories (optional)
  • NONE
What is the Circuit Gem?

The Circuit Gem is a miniature circuit board that contains everything required to run a Raspberry Pi Zero. It is the perfect item for adventurers on the move!
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Specifications
  • Built-in Raspberry Pi Zero header
  • Built-in GPIO button controller
  • Built-in status LEDs (Power, Charging)
  • Built-in 800mA charger and load balance chip
  • Built-in 3W amplifier
  • Built-in battery monitor
  • Built-in safe shutdown circuit
  • Built-in emergency shutdown circuit
  • Built-in micro USB port
  • Built-in I2S audio chip
  • Built-in SPI LCD connector for 240x240 IPS LCD
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Note: shipping version will be either 2.1I (standard) or 2.1J (extended button pads). If you specifically need the extended button pads, please email me so that I can pick the right one for you

Accessories (included)
  • 240x240 LCD
  • Micro speaker
  • Connecting wires (for battery and additional buttons)
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Accessories (optional)
  • NONE
Timeline

Dates in DD/MM/YYYY

[14/02/2021] Pre-orders open
[27/02/2021] Pre-orders close < You are here
[06/03/2021] Manufacturing
[07/06/2021] Testing
[14/06/2021] Packaging / Express shipping
[21/06/2021] Shipping

Questions?

Kite's FAQ
Kite's Item Wikis
Kite's Support Forum


Kite's products do not ship with emulators or ROMs and Kite does not condone video game piracy. It is illegal to download copyrighted ROMs from the internet. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has published many articles and blog posts about retro gaming responsibly with Raspberry Pi - Kite strongly recommends you read these (HERE is a good starting point) and stick to legal ROMs.

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:32 am
by kite
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:49 am
by AntFJ
For those still waiting for Circuit Shield .stl files... wait no further! viewtopic.php?f=58&t=10997

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:01 am
by JDMDingo
I’ve been wanting one of these kits for years. I pre-ordered the second I saw it go live. Can’t wait (sucks that I have to).

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:34 am
by millski
Ordered one last Circuit Shield. I don’t need it but the last one I built was easily the best gameboy emulator I’ve ever built and I’ve used it on a daily basis since the day it arrived. Glad to be getting one of your last orders Kite, sad to see them go, but interested to see what you’re up to next! Good luck and thanks for all the awesome kit and help 👍🏻

P.S. If anyone is on the fence about ordering one just do it, they’re outstanding.

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:36 am
by mariom.88
Finally I can get a circuit gem! Thanks Kiteretro

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:11 am
by DynaMight
So, just to confirm. I'm in the UK, if I order the Gem, I'll have to pay the £50 plus postage + 20% VAT?

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:50 am
by kite
DynaMight wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:11 am
So, just to confirm. I'm in the UK, if I order the Gem, I'll have to pay the £50 plus postage + 20% VAT?
Correct, before payment complete stage in PayPal there will be a summary detailing it all

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:45 pm
by bmos
just pre-ordered a gem, if I want to add an additional one today, what's the process?

Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword (+ Lite), Circuit Shield + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:48 pm
by manyxcxi
@kite thanks so much for putting out an awesome board. If this is the last pre-order and you’re moving on to new things do you have any plans to open source any of your designs (or part of them)?