Bare Boards / Kits
What is a bare board?
What comes in a kit?
A bare board is a PCB without any
components on it. You must buy the components and assemble the board
yourself. If the board has any "hard to find parts" or uses
programmed IC's we will try to alert you to this and offer to sell them to
you. An example might be the programmed CPLD or EPROM on the
R-31JP. The bare board comes with an assembly manual. The
user's manuals for the board and software are available from our web site.
A kit includes a bare board and all
the components needed to build the board. It includes all the IC's,
EPROMS and CPLD's will be programmed. The kit comes with an assembly
manual. The user's manuals for the board and software are available from
our web site. A kit does not include solder or a soldering iron.
We often get asked why we offer our products as bare boards or in kit form.
We do it for several reasons.
- We enjoy building the boards and want to
offer that opportunity to others.
- Some users wish to make modifications to
our boards and it's easier to do on a bare board.
- Schools often like to have their students
build the board to learn how it's done.
- Some customers want to save money and
offering kits is a way of doing this.
If you'd like one of our boards in kit form
or are interested in a bare board which we don't offer. E-mail
us, we'll be happy to help you.