Decided against doing the OSC and LED test boards. The OSC mod just allows a 33.333MHZ OSC to be used instead of the Atari specific 8.333MHz. Igor has already tested his LED mods. So I sent what I hope to be the final proto board to the board house. I should get it in sometime next week.
I have to say that using the Diptrace PCB software is such a joy after struggling with Eagle for the last two years or so. Even the free/trial version is light years ahead of Eagle. I will never go back. Maybe it’s because Diptrace acts like a Windows app and Eagle like the DOS based program it is with a Windows 3.1 GUI tacked on. Sorry about the dig, but I stopped using Windows 3.1 about 20 years ago. Atari is the only retro I want to do now. 🙂
In the mean time I am sourcing parts and trying to shave as much cost off the board production as I can without losing quality. Right now it’s looking like the board costs are running around $80.00 for the basic board with $20 more getting you the front panel parts and boards. Stay tuned.