Me too! it's going to be a really awesome bit of kit once it's finished
As for pricing, it's hard to say exactly at this point but we are trying to keep to cost down where we can (e.g intergateing the port packs and ROM packs to eliminate unneeded connectors and extra bits of casing)
I didn’t see this but it’s actually very cool!You all might already have found this, but I didn't see a link to Apple's very detailed patent on the TechStep:
A diagnostic apparatus for testing devices such as computer systems, and computer system components such as disk drives or printers. The device comprises a main unit, the main unit having a central processing unit for executing instructions, issuing commands, and receiving data from a first...patents.google.com
It goes on at length about details like emulating a SCSI device to feed a tiny boot program that dumps into the Test Manager routines in ROM, so that the user doing the test doesn't have to hit the NMI switch at boot. Interesting stuff.
That’s what we’re hoping it’s so close still needs some work but it’s getting there.I love this project. I just saw three of the TechStep units on eBay and all three of them are over $3,000 because of hardcoremac thinking they can get $3,500 for the prototype. If it was a macintosh computer, maybe, but it has been there for 5 years at that price or higher. I offered the one person who has all five ROM cartridges $350 and tried to reason with them. We will see what happens, but at $3,000 or more, those will be up there until someone wants to pay 10 times what they should be going for. There might be someone out there that will pay for that, but that someone is not me. I hope when this goes live, it will force those people to sell theirs for $100 or less. Everyone will want the new one.
Unfortunately people will price things as what others dis round them multiple sellers have posted these for that same price . I am lucky to have three it just takes time and a lot of patience to find one at a very good proceHi, I spotted this on Mercari (not mine, I live overseas... ) and even if it's a lot of money, maybe the seller could be contacted or convinced to put a more reasonable price :
Mercari is your marketplace. It's the perfect place to declutter and discover items that are uniquely you. Say 'goodbye' to your old go-tos and 'hello' to one-of-a-kind treasures.www.mercari.com
At the contrary of what @jwg1962 wrote, I am not any kind of technician, but anything I could do to help, just count me in.