All the parts were received from our suppliers – The Tinusaur Board and The Tinusaur Starter are back in stock at our online store at Storenvy.
We don’t have the resource to supply more that couple of hundred boards at once so if they sold out like the last time please be patient – we will replenish our online store as soon as we can.
The prices, as it is our promise, have not changed since the first batch of boards we shipped. We don’t make profit either. So if you really want to help us keep this project going please consider making a small donation via PayPal.
Some of the people who received the Tinusaur Starter kit wrote us that it isn’t that easy to figure and remember how to put and use the 2 small 2×1 headers for the external power and the battery on/off. So, we decided to make a small change – have those in different colors.
PS1 (external power source) is now red.
BS1, BJ1 (battery switch and jumper) are now yellow.
Your feedback is really valuable to us.
Finally, our online store is up and running.
We received some emails asking if we could offer the boards and the parts for purchasing … so we did it. We have to admit that it took us some time to arrange everything but some of the circumstances were beyond our control.
At the moment we have only one product listed – that’s the Tinusaur Starter.
Go to this tinusaur.storenvy.com/products/6076006-tinusaur-starter link if you’d like to buy it.
We have put up for sale very small batch of those starter kits as we don’t know what the interest will be. Please note that at the moment we don’t do this as a business and we do not make any profit – the sale only covers our expenses.
More information about the Tinusaur Starter kit is available at the Tinusaur Starter page.
IMPORTANT: This is offered as a kit which means that you have to assemble it yourself.
We chose Storenvy for our shopping site and we think that it was a good choice – it’s easy to setup and use but also provides all the functionality that we need at this stage. You can pay for your orders with PayPal.
Dear friends, I’m glad to inform you that all the parts and the boards finally arrived.
So we’re ready to offer the Starter Kit to those that are interested.
Boards were produced by OSHPark – they look great, as usual.
We also received a small batch from SeeedStudio – cheaper but still looks good.
We are now preparing the purchasing option – a PayPal button or may something more complex – we haven’t decided yet. There is this “Start your own online store front” list of options that we consider looking at. Any feedback or shared experience we will appreciate very much.
Initially, we will put up for sale a very small batch – 20 or so packages – we don’t know what the interest will be, but we have the capacity to ship about 80 more.
This is quick update for what is happening in the lab.
And by the way, our project was featured on OSHPark Blog, here’s the link … http://blog.oshpark.com/2014/02/staff-picks-for-the-week-of-2-february-2014/. Very glad to see that people are interested in this project.
As follow up to our first Tutorial 001 we are planing to put another one – Tutorial 002, probably about how to connect a push-button to the board and receive input from it.
The design of the board will not change very much so the prototypes should be considered useful.
Boards are available for purchasing from the following 3rd parties:
When you go to these websites look for the link for ordering boards.
This information will be permanently available and constantly updated at the Where to buy page.