Guitarman, you dont owe me a thing for your original MIO. Rest assured that it will be COMPLETELY rebuilt with 100% new parts, at no cost to you.. I cannot possibly express the level of grattitude I have for you trusting me with it, and none of this would be possible without an original board to disassemble and closely examine. The board is completely bare of components right now, and ready for brand new sockets, chips, caps, etc.
I will gladly pre-pay for my two. Guys, Ken here is the real deal.
Thanks for your support, Dan..
Yes, I am really really really serious about doing this.. I have a good 3 months of work in this thing now, and I really hope I can get the funds together to produce it..
I will not spend a dime of anyone's money unless I have enough to fully realize the finished products. So far, one person has prepaid me (I didn't ask for prepayment yet), and the money is still sitting in my paypal account. If I do not make good on this deal, Almost Rice, and WareRat can come to my house and kick my ass.
Anyone else who wants one can go ahead and pre-pay.
Now.... In the event that we DON'T get enough orders to fund this.. There is an alternative....
I can have the boards made, sell them as bare boards as cheap as possible (probably between 30-40 dollars each) and include a list of parts, with part numbers, and vendors, and each person can assemble his/her own. Any necessary post production fixes (blue wires) would be posted on here. Again this would be a "last resort" and I really prefer to assemble and test everyone's board here, so that I can fully stand behind it, like everything else I have produced & sold.
Like I said, if I do not produce the ENTIRE FULLY POPULATED board, I will refund EVERYONE's money first, and then if I decide to sell the boards bare, that will be a totally seperate deal.
ANYONE WHO IS READING THIS THREAD FOR THE FIRST TIME:
YES! I am talking about producing a new and updated (but 100% compatible) version of the MIO interface, originally sold by ICD. This is a hardisk interface and fully UART driven PC standard serial & paralell interface that plugs into the PBI bus on your atari. It is FULLY supported by Spartados, and a LONG LIST of Spartados utilities and applications.
The price is $150.00 for the mainboard, fully populated, ready to plug into an 800XL.
This does not include the case, heatsink (just a flat piece of aluminum sheet-metal), power supply (just a standard wall-wart transformer available from radio-shack, etc.), or the XE adaptor board (but this is the next thing I will be making, and it will also be offered as inexpensively as possible.)
SO if you can, Jump on the band-wagon, and order one, and help make this thing possible!
PAYPAL $150.00US to: email@example.com
Your name and shipping info will be added to a list, so make sure all info is correct.
Also, I have started a list in the beginning of this thread (under the board picture) to show current order status.
Edited by MEtalGuy66, Fri Jun 2, 2006 1:20 PM.