Apple 1 replica (Newton NTI) Bare Board Available

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Hi all,

For those who have been waiting to have one of the boards for a project in the season or simply just to hang on the wall. A new batch is just listed in ebsy.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251363722825?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Regards,
Michael

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Re: Apple 1 replica (Newton NTI) Bare Board Available

Hi Mike.

The bare fibreglass of the PCB looks very yellow the photos. The original Apple 1 PCBs are a sort of grey color. Have you talked to the PCB fab about using a better matching laminate?

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Re: Apple 1 replica (Newton NTI) Bare Board Available

Yeah you still remember how the last batch of NTI board looks like.

But the grey color laminate is becoming obsolete for the fact that they have some processing difficulty (but not to the PCB quality) and fabs are reluctant to use them and spend money qualifying them into their material pool. Demand from OEMs on this kind of laminates is also small. Laminate suppliers are also reluctant to sell as its margin level is pretty small and they sell only when fabs buy in bulk quantities talking about over 1000 ft2.. the only fab that is still entertaining my order and took my unreasonable persistence on processing flow could not get the material especially when I just order some tens of boards.

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Re: Apple 1 replica (Newton NTI) Bare Board Available

Hi all,

For those who would like to save some few bucks, I welcome off-ebsy order by PM and will sell at $145 apiece, including expedited shipping with tracking - same way I pack and ship ebsy order. In most case, you can receive the boards in 3 days. Basically, this save you the ebsy fee which is 10% of the total. If you would like to make sure that I am the same person selling on ebsy, just message me your AF user name in ebsy toegether with AF PM, and I will respond both messages.

I will receive the PROMs in a couple day, and will list for sale early next week.

Regards,
Michael

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Re: Apple 1 replica (Newton NTI) Bare Board Available

Hi All,

I also listed few sets of PROMs as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251372918558?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The same MMI 6301-1J ceramic chip as used in the originals is used.

Regards,
Mike

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Re: Apple 1 replica (Newton NTI) Bare Board Available

Hi Mike,
What's the datecode of the MMI chips?
Thanks

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Re: Apple 1 replica (Newton NTI) Bare Board Available

HI all,

I just list a few unassembled kits in ebsy for those who have shown interests. The price covers shipping to worldwide.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251393388236?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Regards,
Michael

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