After long last, the RT8 Replacement cartridge is available for pre-order. This is an interest thread. I am about to order the PCBs for both "flavors" and I need to know how many to get.
Cost will be $35-$40 +SHIPPING This is $30+ cheaper than the original list price of ICD's R-Time 8!! Retro got CHEAPER OMG!
Flavor #1: Complete Standalone
This version is a complete stand alone replacement for the ICD R-Time 8 Cartridge. It is 100% compatible with all drivers and software made for the R-Time 8. Thanks to DropCheck's SDX cart design (albeit slightly modified) this is a complete passthrough and works great AS DESIGNED. This means that if you have an original SDX cart, it goes in first. Then RT8, then language, etc cart. The cartridges will be BLACK (not blue as pictured) from HatchBox PLA. I think this is very sturdy material and has held up to multiple uses. It will, if dropped from a height onto concrete, break. But, then, so would the original.
This features socketed batteries and chips for easy replacement. It also has the original beefy CR2430 (280 mAh) battery for a long life.
$40 + actual shipping.
Flavor #2: Drop-in replacement
This version is a complete DROP-IN replacement for the ICD R-Time 8 Cartridge. It is 100% compatible with all drivers and software made for the R-Time 8. You will need an original ICD/FTe cart (even an SDX shell will work) and it works great AS DESIGNED. This means that if you have an original SDX cart, it goes in first. No cartridge is provided.
This features socketed batteries and chips for easy replacement. It also has the a smaller but still very long-lasting CR2032 (225 mAh) battery for a long life. These batteries are a little easier to find and, thus, a little cheaper.
$35 + actual shipping.
OPTION (only available with Flavor #1):
You may, at your option, pick a color for your case. If I can produce the case in PLA/ABS without too much failure rate, you can change the color for an additional $5.
BTW: These work PERFECTLY with the ULTIMATE! Cart version of SDX! They would also work with a 1MB AtariMax Version of SDX.
I expect that these will be ready for delivery about June 15th.
Shipping can be calculated from United States zip code 95695.
Any questions, feel free to ask. Post below or PM me your interest.
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