I successfully built the first I/O board, and am working on building out the first set. In order to fund future orders, I’m going to open up preorders for the XS RAM and 5.5 IO boards.
Here’s how it will work. I’ll take preorders, but your payment won’t be charged. Just add the items to your cart and checkout. I will then capture payments for 10-15 orders at a time, order parts, build, test, ship, then start over again. I’ll be able to increase the amount of orders at a time as I get supplies like stencils in.
The preorders will be open to the members of the Smokemonster Discord for a few hours, then open to the general public this evening at 6 PM EST. I’ll make another blog post when this happens.
Depending on how the XS RAM builds go, I might switch to the vertical version. This adds a little bit of height, but if I switch to this I’ll make it cheaper due to the saved time.
Feel free to cancel your order any time before I capture payments, I will try to send out emails in advance before this happens. I’m not sure if Shopify has this built in, but if not just email me with the contact form and I will cancel it for you. If you’d like to cancel after I capture your payment, let me know and I will refund you.
I will accept returns/exchanges up to 2 weeks after you receive the board, just pay return shipping, no questions asked.
I will work through these as quickly as I can, but expect a lead time of 2 weeks after I capture your payment. I’ll update if I can reduce this time or if something comes up. If you have any questions, use the contact form or hit me up on Twitter (@tinkerplunk).
Go to tinkerplunk.myshopify.com to order (currently locked).
I logged my recent successful repair of my white PC Engine, and also made a cap list from the service manual for the Sony PVM 2530. Check them out!
I added a new section for MiSTER FPGA Add-on boards where I have posted information about each board, including BOMs I compiled. I will eventually have some for sale on these pages, so keep an eye out!
MiSTer Addon Boards
I completed my log of my RGB mod of a 13″ Spongebob CRT, completed with lots of pictures and details. enjoy!
Spongebob TV RGB Mod
Check them out:
NES RGB Install
Atari 2600 4 Switch RGB Install
Spongebob Log incoming, I have about 40 pictures for this one so it should be pretty comprehensive.
Hey! Check out my new project logs of what I’m working on right now. The Lightgunverter build is still in progress, and the NESRGB, 2600RGB, and Spongebob RGB logs have been completed but not written up yet; expect info there soon.
I have 3 of these boards available for the 1.5 OSSC, $25. Head over here to purchase.
I recently got some 9 pin mini din connectors from console5.com of the new slim variety. However, it was not intuitive at first how they went together. I figured it out, so here is a short tutorial.
Edit: I got this a little wrong and will redo the tutorial soon, in the meantime here is the guide from Console5.com.
I designed this board to fit over 2 of the screw posts on the gscartsw_lite, and be connected by an 8 pin header cable (working on an easy way to make this). This will listen to the gscartsw_lite and switch to the input that it is on.
Untested, but I may try to build a few soon.