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4706Re: Pico/Elf V2 Update

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  • rileym65
    May 1, 2006
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      With the current number of interested people, a full kit will be about
      $80.
      Mike

      --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, "Jon Fleming" <jonfleming@...> wrote:
      >
      > I'd also be interested in a board, plus the rest of the kit.
      > Especially if it looks like it'll come in under $100!
      >
      > --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, rileym65 <no_reply@> wrote:
      > >
      > > With the current number of boards that people are interested in,
      > the
      > > price right now would be about $35. Again, the more boards people
      > are
      > > interested in, the lower this price becomes.
      > > Mike
      > >
      > > --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, "Allison Parent" <kb1gmx@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Mike,
      > > >
      > > > I'm interested if the board price is $25 or close.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Allison
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In cosmacelf@yahoogroups.com, rileym65 <no_reply@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > To anybody who is interested in the Pico/Elf V2. I have
      > ordered 2
      > > > > prototype boards today. After I have built the prototype and
      > > > > validated the design I will make the PCB (or kit) available.
      > Here are
      > > > > the costs associated with building a Pico/Elf V2:
      > > > >
      > > > > PCB $9.40 up to $107
      > > > > CDP1802 Whatever you can find them for
      > > > > Other parts $21.06 (when ordered from Jameco)
      > > > > ROM (27c256OTP) $1.99 (if you can burn your own)
      > > > > Power supply any +5v supply should do
      > > > >
      > > > > The price of the PCB is dependent on how many are ordered, the
      > worst
      > > > > case of $107 is buying only 2 boards, the best case of $9.40
      > is based
      > > > > on a 100 piece lot. So, the more boards people are interested
      > in, the
      > > > > cheaper they will be for all of us.
      > > > >
      > > > > I can provide the rom burned with my BIOS and ELF/OS installer
      > for $5
      > > > > plus shipping for anybody who cannot burn their own, otherwise
      > the
      > > > > images necessary for making th
      > > >
      > > > e rom are available from my site.
      > > > >
      > > > > For somebody who wants a full kit (including cpu and rom), it
      > will be
      > > > > priced at around $40 plus the cost of the PCB (the PCB being
      > the
      > > > > variable part of the cost)
      > > > >
      > > > > Here are the specs of the Pico/Elf V2:
      > > > > CDP1802 CPU running up to 5mhz (with a CDP1802BCE)
      > > > > 32k RAM
      > > > > 32k ROM (BIOS and Elf/OS installation package)
      > > > > MAX232 RS232 port
      > > > > 8-bit IDE interface
      > > > > Micro/Elf V2 expansion bus
      > > > > Runs from a single +5v supply
      > > > > Board size: 4.7" x 3.85"
      > > > >
      > > > > This machine can be used with either my 1861/ps2 interface or
      > my
      > > > > tms9118/ps2 interface. The Micro/Elf expansion board cannot
      > be used
      > > > > with this, nor is it needed, everything the Micro/Elf
      > expansion board
      > > > > gives is already part of the Pico/Elf. This machine can also
      > be used
      > > > > with the Pico/Elf front panel expansion.
      > > > >
      > > > > Note: This machine requires some kind of rom to work. It was
      > > > > designed as a machine for running Elf/OS but could be used for
      > other
      > > > > purposes with the correct rom. Even with the front panel this
      > machine
      > > > > has no load mode and so would at least need some form of small
      > os in
      > > > > the rom to use just the front panel.
      > > > >
      > > > > If you are interested in a Pico/Elf board or kit, or have
      > questions
      > > > > concerning this machine, please feel free to contact me.
      > > > >
      > > > > Mike
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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