Are you interested in having your own Gigatron? We make it available as a do-it-yourself kit so you can make one yourself! The kit includes:
- All the electronic components (ICs, passives, LEDs, connectors, etc.)
- The circuit board (PCB)
- v1 software pre-programmed in the EPROM chip. See the user manual to get an impression
- A cool retro game controller
- A mini-USB cable so you can power the Gigatron from a computer or USB power supply
- A shiny case with plexiglass window, specifically designed to hold a Gigatron and to show it off
- A full-color manual with detailed steps describing how to assemble the Gigatron, a course in soldering, hardware schematics and more!
The only thing you need is a soldering iron, solder, a multimeter and some patience. Have you never soldered before? Don’t worry, the assembly manual that comes with the kit will guide you through the whole process. You can also take a look at the series of videos where Walter shows the whole process: from unboxing to playing games, step by step, you’ll get there. Think of it as building a 150-piece LEGO kit.
If, after watching the videos, you’re unsure, we can recommend that you test your skills with a small project before embarking on the Gigatron. For example, Conrad sells a little kit for practicing. There is also a similar Velleman MK102 kit that you can buy at several places such as Amazon. See the FAQ to read more on options if you’re not comfortable soldering one yourself.
The official price is €160 (roughly USD $199), excluding shipment. But…:
As an introduction we will be selling the first batch for €149,50 (about USD $185) each. First come first serve, but we should have enough kits for everyone who subscribed to the pre-announce mailing list, plus quite a few more, so please tell your friends.
We can ship by registered mail that includes tracking. Shipping rates are:
- EUROPE (except Netherlands): €25
- NETHERLANDS: €10, or arrange to pick one up
- USA/CANADA/AUSTRALIA: €35
- Others: please inquire
If you order from outside Europe, please keep in mind that import duties might be added by your country’s customs. These are normally collected separately by the courier. We don’t have control over that.
If you are within the EU, the easiest is an international bank transfer without additional costs, thanks to IBAN.
This option is possibly a bit expensive if you live outside Europe. So we will also be accepting PayPal, but will have to charge €7.50 (roughly $9.50) for the PayPal fees. We’re also not afraid to accept Bitcoin or some other crypto-currencies. Just ask!
You can order a kit by simply sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you want to buy one (or more…). Include your shipping address information, preferred payment option and optionally your phone number (for on the packing slip). One of us will reply with a quotation for your order: the costs for the kit, shipping and optional payment charges all as listed above. Follow the payment instructions we provide. In principle we always keep some stock so we can ship immediately once we’ve received the payment. In case we’re out of kits we’ll let you know when we expect to have new ones available. This will also be listed on this page (see below). We ship by registered mail with tracking. Once you have received your kit you can assemble it on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
We have Gigatron kits available for immediate shipping! (last update: March 17, 2018)