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  1. kreats

    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    Here's the link to the EEVBlog video about cheap PCBs JLCPCB Prototype Inspection I'm really not underestimating costs.. apart from the connectors, this is about as cheap a board as you could ever possibly hope to make. I have also ordered smaller boards on oshpark for literally a couple of dollars delivered. child abuse.. come on now that's just being silly. No more so than with everything else you own.. it's mostly automated anyway.
  2. kreats

    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    I really disagree. There are many many examples of far more complicated boards for the hobbyist market being sold right now, presumably at a good profit. Check some of EEVblog's videos.. he got 4 layer boards the size of a motherboard made for $20 each - delivered in 5 days. Getting the board also assembled for cheap isn't out of the question. Anyway, if the PCBs are released we will see.. if they aren't it's just another nail in the macintosh coffin. I really don't know why you are fighting me on this. and the discussion is relevant to this thread also, cause a manifestation of the same problem - no updates in 4 months? It's dead, Jim
  3. kreats

    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    There are practically 0 expensive parts other than the connectors on the adaptors. The PCB itself can be ordered for a couple of dollars each. This would be an extremely cheap and profitable board to sell - but nobody is doing it. After a year or so of no movement, I think it's time to make intentions clear. If the project is abandoned it would be nice to know. I'm happy to buy a few (at least 3), but they have to be made available. As it is, I don't see why would anyone invest the time designing a board when people will say it was stolen from community research, or with the threat of the original design undercutting them.
  4. kreats

    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    Someone has the ability to push out PCBs and they don't do it - we've seen actual boards being distributed to a select few.. all that is required is to repeat the process. And if it's too hard/time consuming, give a license to someone else! And if they don't want to even do that - release the PCB files and give instructions on how to order them. I just don't get why people sit on these things. They may as well have never been done if nobody can actually get at them. And then we are back to $200 boards from Japan. Ask yourself - if it is so straightforward could you make a board using the info from that thread? PS: I already have a Twinspark, so this isn't self interest
  5. kreats

    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    Yep I bought some of those from him! There are a few completed projects just crying out for release - and it's getting to the point where classic macs will die out as a hobby soon without some momentum. The twinspark repro board The greyscale board for the se/30 IIfx ram sims
  6. kreats

    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    Something funny about mac projects where nothing ever ends up being released, even when they are completed. Gamba round 2 I guess. BMOW projects and SCSI2SD excepted
  7. kreats

    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    This is fair enough. Could you upload the design to OSH park though, so anyone can easily order with a click?
  8. kreats

    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    Got one of the external versions in the mail also - hope there is a way of getting the extension working
  9. kreats

    SE/30 & Micron Xceed & clear plastic goodie

    You'll have to sign up with them yeah - could just use dummy info I suppose. It really is the best way of getting the design out there though - you can order pcb's shipped worldwide for a couple of bucks - which is way easier and cheaper than making them at home. From what I gather, it has to be submitted as either: an Eagle .brd board file a KiCAD .kicad_pcb board file a .zip file containing Gerber CAM files Plus there are some guidelines they like you to follow I've never uploaded a design before - but I've ordered a few PCBs of interesting products from people who have made their designs available (mainly for game consoles) with good results.
  10. kreats

    SE/30 & Micron Xceed & clear plastic goodie

    any chance you could make this available as a shared project on osh park?
  11. joethezombie: I like your general ideas, but selling simple memory chips on a SIMM socket should not be something anyone should be upset about or feel that they can protect. They are not selling the programmer. If you want to support dougg you know where to buy it (I did).. but if you want to buy something cheaper you have that choice too.
  12. I think it's totally up to joe what he does with his work. I've already got a Twinspark I paid heaps for anyway - it'd be nice if everyone had the same opportunity (daystar + ethernet will set you back $150 on their own these days).
  13. Not sure about the licensing bit.. you still want to ensure it is worthwhile making them for sale - or none will get made. Offering a PCB design on OSHpark would be a good start anyway. There is a project for the amiga/atari st called the terriblefire 530 that has the right approach to all this (note: worth testing in a mac)
  14. kreats

    IIsi PowerCache TwinSlot Adapter - Cloning Project

    looks like a IISI adapter card
  15. I think he's wrong. The IIGS isn't a better machine. The original 128k should have been 512k, and the mac 512k could even be used by people today for productivity (e.g. write a letter or a book). Not so the IIGS. e.g. Microsoft word 5.1 is pretty close to modern versions. Game music also isn't a big deal.. he shows lemmings but that sounds fine on mac. Booting up and using GSOS is a massive chore compared to MacOS if you've ever tried it - even with SCSI and ram expansions. At the time - the massive library of Apple II software would have made the IIGS a reasonable choice though.
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