5101 NVRAM Module **now DUAL CE only**
Posted on 05/24/2017
I've decided to do away with offering the "LIGHT" version of the 5101 NVRAM Module
, at least from the shopping cart stand-point. The module was offered as two versions, one with some additional circuitry to handle both chip enables at a slightly higher price-point since it required some additional soldering -- the other that bypassed that circuit and just handed the single chip enable. The issue with these modules (along with the 5114 module) is the compact size / small footprint makes for a more complicated build and assembly is much more time-consuming than the other modules. So with much thought over the first half of this year, I'm just going to drop the "LIGHT" version and also drop the price of the "DUAL CE" to match the pricing of 6116/6264 modules. The downside to this is I'm significantly cutting into my labor rate, but the upside is it's less confusing to have to explain the differences between the two versions. If the assembly becomes too much of a headache, I may just go back to a larger pcb footprint for the module. I really like the compact look of the current design, but most people are probably sticking these in their machines and not really admiring the beauty of a small board :) For now though I have plenty of boards to use up, so enjoy the lower pricing!Back From Pinfest!
Posted on 05/09/2017
Got back from Pinfest a few days ago. Saw quite a few familiar faces & despite being horrible with names, I recognized many people from last year! Thanks to everyone that stopped by to say hello or purchase some nvram! I'm sure I missed some people since it got incredibly busy at times with also helping with the project machines my father brought along, so I apologize if anyone stopped by with questions and I was busy. I kept inventory very light this year anticipating I wouldn't have time to build out a full assortment of products or answer questions about diagnostic tools, etc like last year... and definitely glad I did since it got pretty busy at times just with what was brought along.
Now that the show is over, I'll be refocusing efforts toward a few products I'd like to get a leg-up on with inventory. 5101 nvram is definitely one of those items. I just didn't have time to get a bulk amount ready before the show, but I'd like to get quantity discounts re-added for those. Diagnostic tools will still likely remain a "special request" type of item for assembled boards. I'll likely add DIY KIT options back to the shopping cart on those but don't expect to get much pre-assembled for those anytime soon. If there's anything you're interested in that's not available via shopping cart, send an email & I'll see if I can work it into the mix.