[PREORDER] Game Boy Cart Micro SD Card Boards

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Re: [PREORDER] Game Boy Cart Micro SD Card Boards

Post by Hoot » Mon May 23, 2016 7:47 pm

prerunnerseth wrote:OK folks,

Just an update. This is the first time I have ordered the Hard gold plating for gold fingers. There have been some issues with manufacturing. This morning I received an email from the manufacturer. They had an issue with the way my ground fingers were done. Basically I made all the extra pins not used by the SD card to be ground. In my software this made all those pins one solid piece with solder mask between them to make them fingers again. The manufacturer doesnt want any solder mask on that edge surface. This means i had to separate all those pins and connect them each with their own trace to the ground plane. I have sent new manufacturing files to them. Hopefully they use my new files instead of just fixing it themselves, because I was able to add some solder pads for 10 of the extra pins to allow you to use them for other purposes, like maybe an activity LED. There are still plenty of ground connections.

Also, I wanted to thank all of you for your support and patience. You will be rewarded, because I am losing money on these. I will not be making any more. Once 20 are sold there will be no more. The Hard gold plating for the fingers makes the manufacturing too expensive. Anyone who is selling boards with this kind of fingers on them for much lower prices are either ordering massive quantities to make them cheaper or they are not using hard gold plating. As previously mentioned in this post, these fingers make repeated mechanical contact with the connector on the game boy. this mechanical stress means that you must have hard gold otherwise the contacts will wear down with very few insertions.

I hope to have these boards in by the end of the week.

Thanks,

PRS
Thanks for the hard work man. Can't wait to see the final product!

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Re: [PREORDER] Game Boy Cart Micro SD Card Boards

Post by petran1420 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:02 pm

Just bought 2!

Once these sell out i will sell my extra for TEN MILLION DOLLARS :twisted:

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Re: [PREORDER] Game Boy Cart Micro SD Card Boards

Post by callumsmith1989 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:44 pm

Hi mate,

I am just wondering what the shipping would be to Perth, Western Australia?

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Post by revojames » Mon May 23, 2016 11:07 pm

callumsmith1989 wrote:Hi mate,

I am just wondering what the shipping would be to Perth, Western Australia?
I'll second that - would order if it'll ship

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Post by prerunnerseth » Mon May 23, 2016 11:58 pm

callumsmith1989 wrote:Hi mate,

I am just wondering what the shipping would be to Perth, Western Australia?
I have done some calculations on the postal website. It looks like most international shipping will be very reasonable, but I cant tell for sure until i have the boards in hand. If you want to make sure you get one then go ahead and place an order and we can sort out shipping once i receive the boards. Once in hand i will give you a shipping quote and you can pay for the shipping then or accept a refund if it is too much.

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Post by benoliver999 » Tue May 24, 2016 12:35 am

Sounds like a fair policy re: international shipping. I have bought one.

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Re: [PREORDER] Game Boy Cart Micro SD Card Boards

Post by prerunnerseth » Fri May 27, 2016 5:24 am

OK folks, update time.

Boards are expected to be in on Wednesday. The manufacturing process took longer that I expected due to the hard gold and had to go though a different production line at the PCB manufacturer. They called it their high precision line. I'm assuming this is the part of their business that builds stuff on large scale for businesses. As soon a i have boards in I will solder the SD card slots and the decoupling caps and ship them out immediately to customers.

Thanks again for your support.

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Post by wermy » Fri May 27, 2016 7:50 am

Any of these still available? :D
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Post by Rod2D2 » Fri May 27, 2016 8:10 am

prerunnerseth wrote:OK folks, update time.

Boards are expected to be in on Wednesday. The manufacturing process took longer that I expected due to the hard gold and had to go though a different production line at the PCB manufacturer. They called it their high precision line. I'm assuming this is the part of their business that builds stuff on large scale for businesses. As soon a i have boards in I will solder the SD card slots and the decoupling caps and ship them out immediately to customers.

Thanks again for your support.
Ok so I was debating whether or not to purchase one of these boards but after seeing all the updates and hard work you put into these I decided to purchase one. I just sent the payment, thank you for your hard work.

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Post by jlane52641 » Fri May 27, 2016 6:20 pm

Rod2D2 wrote:Ok so I was debating whether or not to purchase one of these boards but after seeing all the updates and hard work you put into these I decided to purchase one. I just sent the payment, thank you for your hard work.
I agree. You're doing great work for us all and we appreciate it.

In for a second one

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