[Gta04-owner] How to preorder?

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Wed Sep 2 08:23:11 CEST 2015


Am 02.09.2015 um 02:11 schrieb dru <dru at avarner.org>:

> Hello,
> I've been on the fence about preordering for a while, but with the
> recent announcement, I'm definitely on board. However, the preorder
> voucher appears to be out of stock (red circle icon on the order site).

Good to hear!

> Should I buy 499 copies of the 1 EUR donation? Would that money go
> towards my purchase, once the boards are finished?

No, please not… Makes a lot of trouble in fixing the accounting…

We are still working to finalize the BOM list (there are minor decisions
which components to choose as alternates compared to the GTA04A4).

Then, we get a quotation from the production company and we can calculate
the final price and enable a real “Order now” button with correct final
price. And, we have to count how many devices we can really build
from the limited components we have in stock. So that we don’t sell more
than we can really build.

Therefore we have stopped the preorder voucher sales, because we want
to work with a reliable final price and quantities.

And, there will be two offers:
a) bare GTA04A5 board (for replacing a GTA02 board)
b) complete L2804 device

Both are limited in total numbers, but they are higher than vouchers have
been sold so far.

Some components we have decided:
* WiFi will become Texas Instruments WL1835MOD (WL1837MOD is a question of price)
* we will have a more robust USB-OTG and MMXC (external GPS connector)
* the new keyboard/expansion FFC connector will be a vertical Hirose FH12 with 10 pins
* sensors will be Bosch BMP180 (optional BME280), BMC150, BMG160

One replacement not finally decided is the ESD protector chip for the SIM.

> Regards
> Drew


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