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bonedaddy
May 2nd, 2014, 05:08 AM
I now have 40 each of the following boards designed by Sergey:

8088-SBC-V2 http://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/w/page/59325872/Xi%208088
ISA FDC and UART 1.0 http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergeys-projects/isa-fdc-and-uart
XT-CF-Lite-4.1 http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergeys-projects/xt-cf-lite
ISA-SVGA-1.0 http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergeys-projects/isa-supervga

Prices and ordering info is on the PCB Inventory page at http://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/w/page/35044530/PCB%20Inventory

As usual these are offered at cost and there is no warranty or build help available outside of whatever help people can get on the N8VEM mailing list.

Thank you!

Todd

Shadow Lord
May 3rd, 2014, 09:17 PM
I have a feeling I already know the answer but are these boards pre-assembled or are they just part kits? Thanks.

Malc
May 3rd, 2014, 09:33 PM
PCB only i would think, You would have to source the parts and build yourself.

Shadow Lord
May 3rd, 2014, 10:49 PM
PCB only i would think, You would have to source the parts and build yourself.

That's what I was thinking as well! Too bad.

wesleyfurr
May 4th, 2014, 05:38 PM
I'm interested in the ISA FDC card. Do I just email you to sort out ordering details?

Also, probably a dumb question, but I'm not seeing it...where do you get the BIOS for that card?

For those looking for assembled boards...you should consider picking up a decent soldering iron and having a go at assembling one. I've gotten into it recently, and it's very fulfilling to finish assembly and have something work like it's supposed to...very cool. But...if you're looking at one of the boards with the big surface mount VGA chip or CF socket...yeah...I'm not sure I'm ready for that either myself...though they say it's not but so bad.

If you're looking for the XT IDE card, James has a nice through-hole card that works great - http://www.lo-tech.co.uk/lo-tech-isa-compactflash-board/ And he even offers assembly service if you still don't feel up to giving it a try.

Wesley

Bumzyman
May 9th, 2014, 11:38 AM
I just got a few of Sergey's XT-CF-Lite V4.1 boards made here in the US. I am planning on selling an assembled board as well as a complete kit, both minus the metal mounting bracket.
If anyone is interested, send me a PM and I'll work out the details. I don't have a final cost yet but once I get all the components together I'll be able to figure it out.

RuudB
May 11th, 2014, 12:12 AM
Hallo Tod,,

Prices and ordering info is on the PCB Inventory page at http://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/w/page/35044530/PCB%20Inventory
It seems that there are XT-IDE cards available. Where can I order them? I followed the link "How to order" but the data is several years old. I managed to contact Andrew but instead of using Paypal or bank account transfer he asked me to send the amount in silver ??? Weird, very weird. So I offered to send the money by Western Union and even that wasn't OK. Was I dealing woth a fraude?

Anyway, I'm interested in three XT-IDE cards, still 21 available according the list. Can you help me, please?

Many thanks in advance!

modem7
May 11th, 2014, 03:36 AM
Anyway, I'm interested in three XT-IDE cards, still 21 available according the list.
Note that those will be bare cards - no components.

RuudB
May 11th, 2014, 09:40 PM
Note that those will be bare cards - no components.
I know, no problem for me.

bonedaddy
May 19th, 2014, 03:44 AM
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, they're bare boards and you'd need to secure parts and build yourself.

Todd

bonedaddy
May 19th, 2014, 03:48 AM
Sorry for the late reply. You can PM me here or email me directly (at tsg at bonedaddy.net)

The BIOS is on Sergey's site at: http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergeys-projects/isa-fdc-and-uart

This XT-CF-Lite card is through hole with the exception of the CF socket.

As you say, a decent iron helps a lot. And practice makes perfect. :-)

bonedaddy
May 19th, 2014, 04:14 AM
Hi Ruud,

My apologies for the late reply. You can PM me here or email me (at tsg at bonedaddy.net) Andrew has been shifting board buying to others willing to step up due to issues with the volume of boards and PayPal considering it a business. I don't know him personally but he's always been fair, quick, and a great guy in any dealings I've had with him and has given a lot to the N8VEM and N8VEM-S100 project.

I do still have plenty of cards available and if you'd like some then please contact me as mentioned above and if you let me know how many and your address I'll get a total with the shipping. I take PayPal or other payment arrangements.

Thanks,

Todd

RuudB
May 19th, 2014, 08:11 AM
Hallo Todd,

Sorry for the late reply. Yes, they're bare boards and you'd need to secure parts and build yourself.
Better late then never :)

I want to order three, please. But How can I pay, Paypal?

bonedaddy
May 23rd, 2014, 07:04 PM
Hi Ruud,

PayPal works for me. If you let me know what boards you want and your address I can figure out the shipping costs. My email is tsg at bonedaddy.net or you can PM me as well.

Thank you,

Todd

Bumzyman
June 26th, 2014, 02:37 PM
I went ahead and bought the brackets since the majority of inquiries expressed interest in having them included. Since I don't have the ability to nicely cut the metal I'm in the process of getting them modified for the CF card slot at a local machine shop. I will have 15 fully assembled and tested XT-CF Lite boards available and a couple kits for people who want to assemble their own. Asking $50 per kit and $80 per complete board direct through forums. Planning to bump it +$20 each on eBay to make up for the fees, etc.
Not taking any money yet as I'm still waiting to get the brackets cut out but PM me with your interest and I'll update my post as soon as they are ready for sale.


I just got a few of Sergey's XT-CF-Lite V4.1 boards made here in the US. I am planning on selling an assembled board as well as a complete kit, both minus the metal mounting bracket.
If anyone is interested, send me a PM and I'll work out the details. I don't have a final cost yet but once I get all the components together I'll be able to figure it out.

Bumzyman
July 3rd, 2014, 08:43 AM
Boards are ready to go. USPS Priority Flat Rate box is $5.80 anywhere in the US. For international shipping I'll have to check USPS to see what the rates are.

tezza
August 17th, 2014, 02:06 AM
I've recently installed mine, and wrote a short blog article on the experience.
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2014-08-16-xtcf-lite.htm

Tez

Great Hierophant
August 17th, 2014, 07:34 AM
I've recently installed mine, and wrote a short blog article on the experience.
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2014-08-16-xtcf-lite.htm

Tez

Nice write-up. In future, if you want to put DOS 3.3 or lower on a hard disk device and DOS doesn't understand it, you can also use the instructions found here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/106419 I have used it several times and it works great.

NF6X
September 7th, 2014, 03:36 PM
I've just built one of Bumzyman's kits that I purchased through eBay, and I plan to use it with my IBM 5155 Portable PC. That machine uses an early 5160 PC XT motherboard. Is the XT CF Lite V4 compatible with slot 8 on the XT motherboard?

Smack2k
September 11th, 2014, 03:44 AM
I'm interested in the ISA FDC card. Do I just email you to sort out ordering details?

Also, probably a dumb question, but I'm not seeing it...where do you get the BIOS for that card?

For those looking for assembled boards...you should consider picking up a decent soldering iron and having a go at assembling one. I've gotten into it recently, and it's very fulfilling to finish assembly and have something work like it's supposed to...very cool. But...if you're looking at one of the boards with the big surface mount VGA chip or CF socket...yeah...I'm not sure I'm ready for that either myself...though they say it's not but so bad.

If you're looking for the XT IDE card, James has a nice through-hole card that works great - http://www.lo-tech.co.uk/lo-tech-isa-compactflash-board/ And he even offers assembly service if you still don't feel up to giving it a try.

Wesley

James XT IDE / CF Cards are very nice cards. I bought two of them from him and they work great, have good documentation and work as they should