Hello! firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > So you can save the cost and time for hardware development and soldering > and just take a 1541U/1541U-II/Chameleon and write your own firmware. > AFAIK all documentation needed to do this is open, at least for Chameleon. Hmm, the Chameleon looks almost exactly what I am trying to do :-) But it is really expensive. I wonder how many people would pay EUR 200 for such cartridge? > When you calculate the cost for just a cart, don't be too optimistic. > e.g. the parts for the EF3 are really cheap, but even though the sellers > tried to optimize the cost as much as possible (e.g. by "high" > production volume) it's sold for a lot more because there are many > additional costs (PCB, work, warranty). The cost of the parts I calculated was about $40, half of which is the FPGA. I added extra $10 for PCB and the like. It might go higher definitely, it was just a wild guess. I thought of two business models: selling the board for high price (like $99) and allowing downloading the images for free, or selling the board at minimum price and charging for individual core downloads (like $5 for download). The second model would allow other enthusiasts to profit from creating images for the board, and thus would attract larger number of cores in the future. Regards, Michau. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-05-09 10:00:40
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