Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

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Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:19 am

e5frog and SkydivinGirl are happy to present the VIC-20 Final Expansion 3 Rev 11.

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This revision of the Final Expansion 3 is functionally equivalent to both the Rev 9 and Rev 10 versions that have been sold in the past. It features the following:

• Built-In Menu System.
• A Built-in SD2IEC drive capable of running the latest SD2IEC firmware.
• SD2IEC EEPROM File System (Beta). Allows you to store some files in the SD2IEC without using an SD card. See SD2IEC documentation for usage.
• Diskloader to access files on the SD2IEC from the menu system.
• Battery Backed Real Time Clock (RTC) for accurate Time/Date stamps on SD2IEC.
• 512KB configurable memory expansion.
• 512KB Programmable ROM. Flash your programs to ROM directly from your VIC-20.
• FE3 DOS Wedge with SJLoad (JiffyDOS Compatible Load/Save).
• Dual Reset Buttons – Resets current running configuration or back to menu.

Final Expansion WIKI: http://sleepingelephant.com/denial/wiki ... _Expansion
Final Expansion Manual: http://koti.kapsi.fi/~jvaltane/vic20/fe ... Manual.pdf

The Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 has the following changes:

• Dual IEC Headers allow you to use standard IEC cables as well as connect other IEC devices to your VIC-20 at the same time.
• IEC cables can still be soldered directly to the PCB in place of the IEC headers if you prefer. Strain relief holes are provided on the PCB to allow for this type of assembly.
• Component changes to allow for easier sourcing of parts and assembly of the kit.
• Tactile switches allow for easier case mounting and removal of the case when replacing the Battery.
• Downloadable 3D case designed by COREi64. (See Below)
• One of three labels to match the case mounting option of your choice: Standard VIC-20 case without IEC Headers (cable directly wired), Standard VIC-20 case with IEC headers (top case cut to accommodate IEC Headers), or COREi64 designed case.
• EEPROM pre-programmed with games by Jeffrey Daniels of the VIC-20 DENIAL Website.

COREi64 has a case for the Final Expansion 3 Rev 11. The case is not included with a kit or assembled device. You can purchase it from his web store, Shapeways, or download the files to print yourself!

COREi64 Store: http://corei64.com/store/products.php?65&cPath=15_1
Shapeways: http://www.shapeways.com/product/FK5UXF ... ridge-case
Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1928304

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These units are available in either Kit form to assemble yourself or fully assembled devices. There are some surface mount components. I will mount these components free for people who want kits but are unable to mount these parts themselves.

One label is included with each kit/device. There are four different labels to choose from.

Standard Shell:
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Standard Shell with DIN Cutouts:
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Standard Shell with DIN and Switch Cutouts:
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COREi64 Case:
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Pricing:

$65.00 + PayPal Fees - Kit + Label **

$110.00 + PayPal Fees - Fully Assembled & Tested + Label

$1 - Each Additional Label


Money from pre-orders is used to purchase parts. Therefore, no refunds can be given on pre-orders. You will receive the products you purchase.

** Kits are guaranteed to have all the parts and they will be shipped in a new box with adequate packing material to protect the parts. I cannot be responsible if a device you assemble does not work. I will work with you to perform troubleshooting and help in any way I can.

Kit Assembly: http://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=767044

*NOTE* There have been some small changes to the PCB in this batch to make assembly easier and to remove the extra PCB trace that needed to be cut in previous batches. Assembly is identical but some parts have been slightly shifted.

Shipping Notice:

Please send me your mailing address via PM along with the number of kits/devices you want so I can get you an accurate shipping quote.

When paying with PayPal: I have to ship to your PayPal Verified address. International buyers must use Priority Mail International shipping when paying with PayPal. Shipping one device within the USA is $7.15. Shipping multiple devices within the USA is slightly more.

When paying with Venmo: Each device is about 6 Ounces. Shipping one device to most countries outside the USA will cost around $13.50. Shipping more than one device will cost around $22.50. Please send me your mailing address via PM along with the number of kits you want so I can get you an accurate shipping quote. Shipping to Canada is less expensive than other International destinations. Shipping one device within the USA is $7.15. Shipping multiple devices within the USA is slightly more.

Please read the following before contacting me to buy:

Please be courteous of my time. If you do not contact me after I take the time to get a shipping quote and send it to you then I will not sell anything to you in the future. All I ask is that you respond, even if the shipping quote is too high or something comes up and you can't afford it.

A huge thanks to Diddl and everyone who has worked on the Final Expansion 3. I also could not have offered this project without the tireless efforts of e5frog. He does amazing PCB design and I’m happy to have partnered with him to bring another amazing kit to the community.

Heather
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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3nd Batch]

Postby srowe » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:46 am

Don't forget the User Guide I've written

https://eden.mose.org.uk/download/FE3%20User%20Guide.pdf

Any updates gratefully received.

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3nd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:57 am

Thanks for the reminder! I'll update my threads on the other forums to include a link to your wonderful manual. :)

Heather

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:10 pm

A quick update for everyone! The new PCBs have arrived and I've built and tested one unit to verify the small changes that were made to the layout. Everything worked perfectly! The changes that were made were simple part movements to make assembly a little easier and to remove an unnecessary trace.

I haven't reached my minimum break even order numbers for this batch but I went ahead and ordered parts anyways. Most of the parts will be here next week but some of them are back-ordered so I had to order from multiple locations. This cost more but I'll be able to fulfill the orders faster.

I still have quite a few devices available from this batch so please contact me if you would like to order one.

I'll post another update as parts arrive. :)

Heather

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby vicassembly » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:51 am

I would like to purchase one. Where shall I send the $$ in PayPal?

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:59 am

PM Replied. :)

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:05 pm

All the parts have arrived. I'll begin putting together kits and assembling devices this weekend and ship as soon as they are ready. :)

Heather

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:07 am

All pre-ordered kits will be shipping today. The fully assembled devices are built but I need to complete testing this weekend so they won't ship until Monday.

I have kits and fully assembled units available that can ship as early as Monday. Please contact me if you would like to purchase a device.

Thanks!

Heather

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:04 pm

Here's a great interview with Robert Bernardo about the FE3. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v0uNSn_T64

And here's a video by mjnurney of AmiBay that goes into more detail on the device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpyT_LE-4Jk

Thanks for the wonderful videos guys!

Heather

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby RobertBe » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:54 pm

SkydivinGirl wrote:Here's a great interview with Robert Bernardo about the FE3. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v0uNSn_T64

Heh, I don't think it's that great because of the tired look on my face. (It was the end of a long weekend at CommVEx.) ;)

Writing from Crawley, England,
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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:40 pm

At least your shirt was lively. :) Seriously though, it was nice running across the video. :wink:

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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby RobertBe » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:26 pm

SkydivinGirl wrote:At least your shirt was lively. :)

If only it were blinking, "Guru Meditation"... ;)

Now in Stockholm, Sweden,
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Re: Pre-Orders: Final Expansion 3 Rev 11 [3rd Batch]

Postby SkydivinGirl » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:48 pm

Black Friday/Cyber Monday pricing through November 27. $10 off fully assembled units.

Heather


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