A501 ReplacementInactive Commodore Amiga A501 recreation PCB Teaser from kicad keithNovember 27, 20132 comments Inactive Project keith Amateur Electronics Design Engineer and Hacker View all posts All SMT parts on order, rough idea of parts costs Finalized schematic and PCB is coming along nicely
Will you be selling boards, or releasing the design files so others can have boards made?
Thanks for the comment.
I’ll probably offer a few different things. First, everything will be open-source/hardware. Everything will be available online. This won’t be done too early though — until the design is proven and works 100%, I won’t be publishing schematics or board files. I really don’t want someone building something that doesn’t fully work.
I’ll make the BOM available for anyone that wants to order, including the digi-key part numbers, who has become my vendor of choice purely because of good availability of needed parts.
Second, I’ll sell the boards.
Another option will be a kit with the PCB plus parts.
Lastly, I’ll offer a fully assembled and tested version. I’ll need to calculate how long it takes me to solder and test these things, and then add a charge appropriately. There might be some lead times associated with this — it will be done after I put my 40+ hours/week in at my day job……nights and weekends…
All in all, I’m really not looking to profit beyond covering my costs…..this isn’t a commercial venture. If I can break even +/- when I’m completely finished, I’ll be happy.