A month or so ago there was a thread started about a right angle cartridge adapter that would fit the 130XE. Some people were having problems with the 130XE's horizontal insertion design as opposed to the 800XL's vertical one for a host of reasons. I joined the conversation with what I thought would help. Not content with a single RA port, I worked with tf_hh to develop a dual RA cartridge port pcb. We are now ready to offer this option to the AtariAge community.
This pcb will allow you to keep up to two different cartridges inserted and switch between them. It is not a SDX piggy back implementation. That is in development. This is a more simplified option for say two different game carts that you play often. It cost less than other options, but understandably is more hands on than those options.
I will also be providing a 3d model for printing. This is a work in progress, but I plan to provide the abiltiy to insert all Atari 8bit compatible cartridges including the Atari brown spring loaded trapdoor cartridges. It should be available by the shipping date.of the pcb.
Here's a 3d rendering of the finished product. This will be very close to the finished pcb. :
I also have a few pics of the prototypes:
I will be partnering with tf_hh in the production of the pcb for EU customers. This means cheaper shipping costs for those in the EU. I'm going to give Santos a break again this time. He's next up in 2017.
Okay for the details:
Cost per pcb: $25.00
Shipping for domestic flat rate will be $8.00 for a max of two pcbs.per order
Shipping for EU orders will also be $8.00 for a max of two pcbs per order
Ordering will go live Cyber Monday and last for two weeks.
Parts and board ordering and receipt will take up to three weeks.
Assembly and shipping should be done by Jan 20th or sooner.
As per previous offers ABBUC members will recieve a 10% discount. You must note on the order before submitting your membership #.
You may show your support or non support in this thread, but ordering will be done on my website.