7 more IO kits Available, QR Codes

I have 7 more kits available here. Work is progressing well with open orders and I’m keeping up with my ETAs. This is the last of the IO kits for now; the rest of the parts I will save to complete orders and then sell the rest assembled. I will have 10 more SDRAM kits sometime later this week.

I included QR codes on the package inserts, but if those aren’t working for you, here are the links:

Preassembled IO

Preassembled SDRAM

IO Kit


XS SDRAM Kits Now Available

I have 8 XS SDRAM kits available. These include the PCB, RAM, capacitors, and pin headers needed to make your own.

Order here, $14.

I also have some nice Kester 959T no-clean flux available here. US shipping only.

Install instruction are here. Be advised that this is pretty fine pitch soldering so experience is required. I also recommend placing the board into the DE10-nano before soldering on the 3 pin P2 connector to get correct placement.

I/O Board Kits

I have 8 complete kits for the I/O board available here. These include all parts needed to build your own IO board, for $18. I will be posting a guide shortly to help out with some of the trickier bits. If you’ve assembled PCBs before this should be easy enough, but if you don’t have much soldering experience I suggest finding a modder to assemble this for you (I can ship direct to them if you put in their address, talk to them first) or look for a pre-assembled board from another seller.

RAM kits coming soon!

Ongoing Availability

I’m still hard at work producing boards for current orders. I am getting occasional emails about future orders and I’m sorry for not responding to all of them. I’ll try to lay out my plans as best as I see them.

Future Preorders

I have ordered extra parts so I will try to build these boards out and sell them rather than doing another preorder. I will also use these parts to sell kits. Assembling kits is not nearly as time consuming as assembling the boards, but these kits will be for advanced users and recommended assemblers only. It takes way too long to label everything so I’m relying on the markings on the resistors and differences in quantity and packaging for you to be able to tell the capacitors apart.

Other Sellers

René Richards of db-electronics.ca is working on having some vertical RAM boards professionally manufactured, and there is someone in Mexico working on a run of 50 (not sure what configuration). The sellers thread lists other sellers, so look there if you need a board.

Looking Ahead

The landscape of these add-on boards will probably change a lot in the coming months, so I probably won’t be taking any more large scale orders until we see if a redesign comes. If there is still demand I may do small pre-orders of 10-20. However, it looks like RAM will become increasingly available, and I encourage everyone to check out Smokemonster’s video on the topic of using the MiSTer without the IO board.

Order ETAs

Thank you everyone for your patience. I’m working hard on optimizing the build process to get these out faster. Orders #1004 -1010 should expect to be sent out next week. With the year coming to a close I am not finding as much time to build these as I’d like, but I’m trying my best. I expect to finish all orders before then end of the year as I have some time off of work in December.

Orders #1011-1025 ETA 2-3 weeks

Orders #1026-1050 ETA 3-4 weeks (end of November)

Orders #1051-1075 ETA 4-5 weeks

Orders #1076-all end of year