[time-nuts] PICTIC II PIC chips, update and opening for more orders (reminder)

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 05:19:23 UTC 2010

Last call for PICTIC II chips.  I'm ordering the chips this coming weekend
and if you want them, get em ordered ASAP.   See the email below for
details.  This will very possibly be the last time I make these available
unless there is sufficient interest in the future.

Also, to those that ordered on the first round, please contact me if you
have not received your chip(s) yet.  US Mail is sometimes slow but everyone
should have them by now.


On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 1:09 AM, Robert Darlington <rdarlington at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi guys,
> My project is over and I'll be home on Sunday.  The chips that were ordered
> and paid for will go out tomorrow and you should see them this coming week.
> I know some of you are itchy to get chips ordered and I apologize for
> dropping off the grid these past three weeks.  I've been on travel for work
> and have put in some crazy hours.  To jump start things, I'll start taking
> orders for the next round of chips instead of waiting till Monday.   I
> learned some lessons from the first time around.  The main lesson was that a
> week was not long enough to wait for orders to come in before placing my
> order for the PIC chips.  I had more requests after I placed the order to
> Mouser than I did the week before while I was taking orders.   This time
> I'll close for orders on 8/29 at noon (mountain time) and will place the
> order with Mouser or Digikey.  I'll get them shipped out to you a few days
> after they arrive.
> The other thing I learned was that doing this in email with gmail is
> somewhat problematic.  I won't go into details, but labels in gmail are NOT
> the same as folders even if they look like them at first glance.
> If you want a programmed PIC chip, just send payment with PayPal before
> noon (again, mountain time) on 8/29/2010 and make sure you include a valid
> shipping address.  Of course I'm perfectly happy to answer questions in
> email, I just don't want to deal with keeping track of orders with email.
> Digging through email to get shipping info wasn't as easy as it should be.
> Details:
> The first chip costs $10.00 including shipping to the continental US
> (CONUS).  Each additional chip costs $2.50, including shipping.  All chips
> will be sent in an anti-static tube inside of a padded envelope:
> 1 PIC - $10.00 shipped
> 2 PICs - $12.50 shipped
> 3 PICs - $15.00 and so on.
> Please send payment to rdarlington at gmail.com and again, make sure you
> include a valid shipping address inside of the continental US.  No need to
> email me first.
> Another option if you can't wait is to order chips from your vendor of
> choice and have them shipped directly to me.  I will ship them to you at
> cost.  No charge for programming since it's not my code and electrons are
> pretty cheap these days.  Contact me directly and I'll be happy to send you
> my home address if you want to do it this way.  Once we get through this
> round of orders I'll be happy to offer reprogramming services for the cost
> of shipping should a firmware update come out.
> Thanks guys,
> -Bob, N3XKB

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