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SVD Price List

The following price list is given in US$ and doesn't included shipping charges. Note that all profits, beyond the cost of parts, will be donated to web sites that maintain the old software. If you have suggestions for worthy recipients of this money, please contact me (see link on the bottom left).

Note that there is no charge for the software and tons of advice via e-mail. These prices are meant to recover the cost of parts, and to leave some money to be donated. Prices subject to change! Please recheck web site before ordering!

SVD Completely Assembled & Tested. . . . . . . . . . . . $110
PCB (printed circuit board) only. . . . . . . . . . . . $20
PCB and Major Parts (see below). . . . . . . . . . . . $70
PCB Completely Assembled and Tested. . . . . . . . . . . . $85
Complete "kit" with all parts. . . . . . . . . . . . $95
Programmed PIC only. . . . . . . . . . . . $20
Software. . . . . . . . . . . . FREE!
To use the SVD with the Apple 2, you need the
signal conversion dongle as well as the items
above. Currently the dongle isn't offered as a kit.
Apple 2 conversion dongle. . . . . . . . . . . . $20

SVD Completely Assembled and Tested

This is the "turn-key" approach to using the SVD. Just buy one! Included with the SVD are a few extra things that you will find handy (please state on the order form if you want these NOT to be included...reducing the price!).

  • 9-pin RS232 patch cable
  • 9-volt/120VAC adapter
  • extra 34-pin connector to deal with the "keyed connector" problem
Note that I get the RS232 cables and adapters in bulk (and at the local GoodWill store) for $2 and $5 respectively (pretty good price).

Complete "kit"

This includes all of the parts that is in the "SVD Completely Assembled and Tested" above, including the "extras" listed above. Note that the case will not be machined! In other words, you get to cut your own holes for the LEDs, switches, and connectors. The pretty label for the top is included, however.

PCB and Major Parts

This option assumes that you want to build it yourself and want to use your own case, resistors, capacitors, etc. The following parts will be included:

  • PCB
  • Programmed PIC
  • the two SRAM chips
  • the MAX232 (or equiv)
  • 75452 line driver
  • 20MHz oscillator
  • RS232 connector
  • 34-pin connector
  • 34-pin edge-card adapter
  • extra 34-pin connector to deal with the "keyed connector" problem

PCB completely assembled and tested

This option is for those of you who want to use their own case, mounting, power jack, and switches. The PCB is fully populated and has been tested. A few extra parts are included as well:

  • connectors for the pin headers (power & reset)
  • 34-pin edge-card adapter
  • extra 34-pin connector to deal with the "keyed connector" problem

How to Order the SVD

Ordering the SVD, or pieces of it, is not a sophisticated process by any means. Please use the form here to send me e-mail as to what you would like to purchase. Please provide your shipping address so that I can e-mail you a total quote. After the e-mail, you can respond with your method of payment, and I'll wait for payment before shipping.

That last point is VERY important. Please do NOT Paypal before contacting me. There are two basic reasons for this:


Prices Change

The prices quoted on this page are subject to change. Again, I don't plan to make any money on this device, and whatever money I do make will be donated to on-line sites that archive the old software. HOWEVER, prices for boards and parts change...particularly if I can't find a good deal on components.


I Build to Order

Also, I don't build a whole bunch of the SVDs before I get orders. I generally build a few at a time and often have to build a few when an order comes in. SO, I don't want you to pay for the SVD until I've had a chance to build it. I really don't want you to have to pay for a delay.

I Hate Spam!

The order form (below) has changed a bit.

Spammers seem to think that by submitting fake orders with spamming advertisements that it will increase their web traffic. Really stupid. Though, as we know, spammers are generally low-class idiots and they really don't think about logical things such as that.

Anyway, complaining aside, the form below now includes a little device that forces to you to type a couple words, indicating that you're a human filling in the form. It won't totally stop spammers from submitting fake orders, but it will stop the automated spamming...and that's all I'm really after. :-)

SVD Order Form

Due to all the spam
you need to prove that
you're a human! --->
Item Ordered:  Complete SVD
PCB Only
PCB & Major Parts (see above)
PCB Assembled & Tested
Complete "kit"
Programmed PIC Only
Include Apple ][ Dongle:  
*E-mail Address:  
*Ship to Address:  
*Target Machines:  

Paying for the SVD

I can accept either a check or PayPal. To pay via PayPal, click here -----> 

Please only use that PayPal link to pay AFTER I send a total price.