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Old 11-15-2011, 09:10 AM
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Can my order br changed to 2 units with enclosures instead of 1?

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:58 AM
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:22 PM
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Smile They're finally finished

The first batch is finally complete.

Just completed electrically testing each unit, 100% of them passed, no defects or defective components found.
Then each one was washed in flux remover (my hands will be white for a few days...) and dried.

My bride went by the post office. The most economical way to ship these out is first class mail, in a 6x9" manilla clasp envelope. The post office weighed a sample and said $1.75. This is much better than $5.20 for Priority Mail IMHO.

She went by Staples and picked up a box of 100 manilla 6x9 envelopes.
I have printed out 100 copies of the schematic and half of the 100 copies of the PCB artwork (uses a lot of ink!), I hope to finish the rest tomorrow.

I've lost track of time with these things. Even something as simple as electrically testing each one, if it takes 1-2 minutes .... times 100 units .... I apologize for it taking this long, but it has been a lot of hours behind the scenes.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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Hi,
Now that they are ready to find new homes, I would appreciate it if everyone on the master list kept by Ash (thank you again) would send me a PM with the following information:

Rennlist user ID
Name
Street Address
City, State, Zipcode

My bride will sort thru all the PM's, print out mailing labels on the Dymo LabelWriter, and then pack each 6x9 envelope with the requested items, schematic and PCB hardcopy. She will also include a self addressed return envelope for mailing payment (check, money order, cash, Dunkin Donuts gift card, S&H green stamps) once you have received the units. For those who requested enclosures, I will try and include an extra screw or two...they're small and I am sure one will be dropped or lost by someone along the way! I think I bought enough to allow for this.

As to the final cost, now that we have shipping info and materials purchased, she will add up all of the costs to date (parts, PCB, shipping, misc materials (envelopes, labels, etc) and then divide by 100. That will be the actual cost per unit.
We should have that done in the next few nights.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:29 PM
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For those of you who ordered the DIY "Heathkit" version, I need to type up a quick little document to aid in the assembly. This will be included in the 6x9 envelope along with the schematic and PCB artwork hardcopies.

Due to the nature of polarity sensitive components (the bussed resistor array, diodes, electrolytic cap, etc), I just want to include a little note to eliminate assembly errors.

Each kit includes a small roll of solder, sufficient to build a unit with solder to spare.
I will also try and include a small piece of Soder Wick (desoldering braid) in case of an error during assembly. I should have some down in my workshop, I just have to dig thru some drawers.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:44 PM
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Lewis,
I just added my name.
Thank you again for your work and support of 993 owners.

Gary
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:21 PM
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Lewis, you have a PM with shipping information you requested. Thanks
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:24 AM
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Hello Lewis -

Please sign me up - round 2 - for the "whole enchilada" (assembled / enclosure etc).
I'm in no hurry, and as so many others have already stated - Many thanks for your efforts!
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:34 AM
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If you can add me to the second round as well, that would be great. Entire kid with enclosure if possible.

Cheers,

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Old 11-16-2011, 04:27 AM
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Moving this list to a new page to track easier

Added: updated GD993C4

This list for the first round of boards is now closed. I've started a Waiting/Back-up list below for those that missed this first run.

Quick reminders:
1) unless otherwise noted, it's assumed you are asking for an assembled unit.
2) enclosures are optional - feel free to update/ Post a reply/ PM and I'll update the list if you are looking for an enclosure.

Payment Info posted by Lewis (from post #147):
Once assembled, I will start sending PM's so folks can provide me their shipping addresses. Inside the package will be the unit, a hardcopy of the schematic, a hardcopy of the PCB layout and a return address envelope. When you get the unit and everything is OK, just use the envelope to send payment. I am a trusting person when it comes to RL members, so I have no problem sending out the units prior to receiving payment.

  1. vincer77 - 1
  2. Rick Lee - 1
  3. Aircooled Dave - 1
  4. michaelh993 - 2
  5. tonypai - 1 + enclosure
  6. fullbooker - 1 + enclosure
  7. NP993 - 1 + enclosure
  8. flying low - 4
  9. ilko - 1 + enclosure
  10. 600RR - 2 + 1 enclosure only
  11. Shahrams - 2 + enclosures
  12. bw993 - 1
  13. tbil - 1 + enclosure
  14. Teddy2 - 1 + enclosure
  15. Ash - 1 + enclosure
  16. 993BillW - 1 + enclosure
  17. Dan V - 1 kit
  18. efong - 1 + enclosure
  19. AW21 - 2 + enclosures
  20. NC TRACKRAT - 1 assembled + 1 kit + 2 enclosures
  21. cabrio993 - 1
  22. Paul M - 1 + enclosure
  23. tropheus - 2 + enclosures
  24. C4SJOHN - 2 + enclosures
  25. MDamen - 1
  26. TheBen - 1
  27. JPS - 1
  28. air993 - 1 + enclosure
  29. alpinadvl - 1 + enclosure
  30. rsa964 - 1
  31. cdmdriver - 1
  32. Jeff96-993 - 1 + enclosure
  33. Kaefer - 2 + enclosures
  34. SimonM_98 - 1
  35. CarreraX - 2 + enclosures
  36. skypig - 1 + enclosure
  37. Don't lift - 1 + enclosure
  38. 2ndof2 - 1
  39. Richard W - 1 assembled + 1 kit + 1 enclosure
  40. Amfab - 1 + enclosure
  41. M Fig - 2
  42. e3photo - 1
  43. 911Dave - 1
  44. kraftsman - 1 + enclosure
  45. PNogC2S - 1
  46. CAHRERA - 1
  47. slapshot - 1 + enclosure
  48. [email protected] - 2
  49. Blue TTop - 2 + enclosures
  50. rdevany - 1 kit + 1 enclosure
  51. earossi - 1 + enclosure
  52. sdrake - 1
  53. cmat - 1 kit + enclosure
  54. Teddy2 - 1 + enclosure
  55. jaguarandi - 1 + enclosure
  56. Biggdawg - 2 + enclosures
  57. mike cap - 1 + enclosure
  58. deekay911 - 1 + enclosure
  59. helmet993 - 1 + enclosure
  60. ppressle - 1 kit
  61. southsong - 1 + enclosure
  62. V33 - 2 + enclosures
  63. nels415 - 1 + enclosure
  64. vr416v - 1 + enclosure
  65. Don Plumley - 1
  66. Matt Lane -1 + enclosure
  67. Jim W - 1 + enclosure
  68. TxnBluDvl - 2 + enclosures
  69. mpgandco - 2 + enclosures
  70. GRINBOB - 1 kit + 1 enclosure
  71. beagling - 1 + enclosure
  72. Jscanavan - 2 kits + 2 enclosures
  73. Richard Lee - 1 + enclosure
  74. dbog - 1 + enclosure
  75. bootman30 - 1
  76. 77'3.6vram - 3 + enclosures

Backup/Waiting/2nd Round List
  1. DryFly - 1 + enclosure
  2. ESL - 1 + enclosure
  3. timothymoffat - 2 + enclosures
  4. suffi - 1 kit
  5. tom97c4s - 2 + enclosures
  6. lizSter - 1 + enclosure
  7. SCMomentum - 2 + enclosures
  8. elfefan - 1 + enclosure
  9. deadeye - 2 + enclosures
  10. FisterD - 4 + enclosures
  11. rc16 - 2 + enclosures
  12. tbrom - 1 + enclosure - Please Confirm
  13. jimbo3 - 2 + enclosures
  14. skl2 - 2 + enclosures
  15. mikej - 2 + enclosures
  16. GC96 - 1 + enclosure
  17. Cincy_Ron - 1 kit + enclosure
  18. coreseller - 1 + enclosure
  19. boostid - 1 + enclosure
  20. GD993C4 - 1 + enclosure
  21. Howdy993 - 1 + enclosure
  22. Mike J - 1 + enclosure
  23. 996Carrera - 1 + enclosure
  24. markc123 - 2 + enclosures

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Old 11-16-2011, 08:10 AM
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Lewis - As requested I just sent you a PM with my shipping info. Thanks again for doing this!
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:58 PM
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Lewis,

You should now have my address information.

Thanks.

Ernie
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:24 PM
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Lewis, just sent you a PM with shipping information you requested.
Many Thanks
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:14 PM
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Default Final cost summary for 100 units: $10.74 each

Hi everyone,
Here is the final financial accounting for the first 100 units.

The breakdown for 100 units is as follows:
6x9 shipping envelopes $12.00 (Staples)
6 3/4 return envelopes $7.50 (Staples)
DymoLabelwriter labels $26.00 (Staples)
Paper/Ink $25.00 (Staples)
Postage $175.00 (USPS First Class 6x9 small parcel)
PCB's $397.00 (Advanced Circuits)
Electronics $291.50 (DigiKey)
Enclosures/Screws $140.00 (Mouser)

Total: $1074
If anyone is interested, I can find a scanner and post invoices and receipts.

It was right around this time when my bride looked at me and asked how much I am adding for my design and fabrication time. I kept my head down and pretended to cough.

She then asked that people are going to send money before you send the units out, right? I kept my head down and muttered No, they're RL members, I trust them.

She then laughed and asked "tell me again why I married you and why I've stayed with you for 30 years?" Yup, head down. I know why I asked her to marry me, but I'll be damned if I can answer her on this one...

In summary, each unit cost $10.74 to fabricate and ship. I have tried to keep the unit cost as low as possible.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:25 PM
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Default 16 November shipping list -- 19 units

Hi,
The following RL members' orders have been packaged and are going to the post office tomorrow morning:

Aircooled Dave
tonypai
fullbooker
Shahrams
tbil
Ash
C4SJOHN
Jeff96-993
Kaefer
Don't Lift
M Fig
Blue TTop
earossi
Teddy2
TxnBluDvl
mpgandco
Jscanavan
77'3.6vram
GRINBOB


These have been shipped based on first come/first served receipt of PM's with shipping info for those who are on the first list.
Please watch your mailbox for a 6x9 manila envelope from Massachusetts.

20 per night is about the limit that I think my wife and I can do. Please try and be patient as we work thru the list.

It took us about 2.5 hours to get these ready. It sounds like a long time, but 2.5 hours is 150 minutes, divided by 20 orders = 7.5 minutes per order.
Each order needs an address label printed, return address envelope printed and inserted, schematic and PCB layout inserted, enclosure + screws prepared (I have put the PCB inside the enclosure along with hardware to help protect it during shipping)....so 7.5 minutes is what it takes once we get rolling.

Again, inside each 6x9 envelope is your order, a schematic, PCB layout and a return address envelope. If you ordered an enclosure, the screws are inside the enclosure. If you ordered a "Heathkit", all the components are inside a Ziploc snack bag. Please check to make sure you get everything out of the envelope.
All units have been 100% electrically tested, so hopefully there are no issues when they arrive to you.

Last edited by ltc; 11-20-2011 at 08:19 AM. Reason: Added GRINBOB to the list
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