Store

Here’s a very primitive “store” I’ve set up, for your browsing pleasure! This will be constantly expanding, and eventually I’ll start including parts that aren’t even mentioned in any of my tutorials, but are still handy. I have a huge pile of old parts that I’ve acquired that I need to get rid of – no one is going to use 1,000 Schottky diodes after all.

Until I get a paid WordPress account, we’ll have to do this manually. Send me an email at thepoorstudenthobbyist@gmail.com, let me know what you want to buy, and I’ll try to get back to you when I’m able to. For now, since I’m only offering these boards, shipping will be a standard $1, but if I start including things that require more padding or are heavier, that’s gonna change. If you live outside of the United States and still want these boards, you’ll have to get them from OSH Park right now. There’s a bunch of customs forms I need to fill out, and I don’t have too much time to figure that stuff out. Hopefully, I can offer this service soon. In the mean time, you can get all my designs here (besides the SNES boards), and they ship worldwide.


Custom SNES PC Board – $6 (for final games) or $5 (for prototypes)

This is a custom PC board I designed that you can use to make your own SNES games with. Just check out the tutorial on how to properly populate it! I will be writing up a more in-depth guide, but for now, please refer to that or send me an email.

Note that I offer two types of boards – one for making a final game, and one for prototyping. The prototyping boards have a HASL finish (silver-colored plating) that wears away easier as you move it in and out of the SNES console. So I use these with some headers in them so I can try multiple games on a single chip without having to solder and desolder them each time. I also offer ones with ENIG finish (gold-colored plating) that are like the original SNES cartridges. They’ll hold up for a long time! I use these for my repros after I test out the EPROM on my prototype board.

These boards come in two variants – one that uses the original Mask ROM pinout, and one that fits the popular M27C322’s. More designs are on their way!

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Parts Kit for Repro Boards – $3

Includes the PIC12F629 (SuperCIC chip), the 139 decoder, capacitors, resistors, and diodes. If you’re interested in the battery, demultiplexers, or SRAM, send me an email and I’ll see if I have any lying around. Eventually I might stock these.


27C160 to TL866 Adapter Board – $3 (or $7 assembled)

This board allows you to program 27C160 EPROMs using your TL866 programmer. You’ll need five resistors (1k or above), two DIP switches, and male/female headers and pins. Detailed information, including schematics, can be found hereI’m selling these a bit cheaper, since they’re an older model and have been replaced by the 322/160 combination adapter (but they still work just fine!)

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27C322/160 to TL866 Adapter Board – $4 (or $9 assembled)

This board allows you to program 27C322 and 27C160 EPROMs using your TL866 programmer. You’ll need five resistors (4x 1kΩ to 100kΩ, 1x 220Ω or similar), a 3-pin DIP switch, a PNP transistor (2N3906 or similar), a DPDT switch, and male/female headers and pins. You’ll also be able to program 27C800 and 400, but I don’t use these in the tutorial. Detailed information, including schematics, can be found here

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TSOP Adapter (III) to TL866 Adapter Board – $4 (or $7 assembled)

This board allows you to program 29F032 or 29F033 EEPROMs that are placed on TSOP Adapter boards from buyICnow.com with your TL866. Headers aren’t included, but you can find a ton of them online for cheap. Detailed information, including schematics, can be found here.

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