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, excluding shipment. But…:
As an introduction the first series goes for €149,50 each. First come first serve, but we have more than enough kits for everyone who subscribed to the pre-announce mailing list,
plus quite a few more, so please tell your friends.
[Update May 13th: Our current series has SOLD OUT. We expect to have the follow-up series available by the end of May, depending a bit on our suppliers. Those will be practically the same. You can still order at the discounted rate until that time.]
We can ship by registered mail that includes tracking. Shipping rates are:
- NETHERLANDS: €10
- REST OF EUROPE: €25
- ALL OTHERS (USA/CANADA/AUSTRALIA/…): €30
If you order from outside the European Union, please keep in mind that duties might be added by your country’s customs. These are normally collected separately by the courier. We don’t have control over that. So far, we didn’t get reports on any import duties charged for kits shipped to the United States.
If you’re in the Netherlands you can also arrange to pick one up. Walter lives in Eindhoven and Marcel in The Hague.
If you are in Europe, the easiest is probably an international bank transfer without additional costs, thanks to IBAN and SEPA.
This option is possibly a bit expensive if you live outside Europe. So we will also be accepting PayPal, but we charge €7.50 to help cover for the PayPal fees. We’re also not afraid to accept Bitcoin or some other cryptocurrencies. Just ask.
You can order a kit by simply sending an e-mail to email@example.com stating that you want to buy one (or a few…). Please include the following information:
- Your country and shipping address,
- Your chosen payment option (one of PayPal, bank transfer or Bitcoin),
- 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.
We do have regular day jobs, so we can’t alway reply immediately. However, if we don’t seem to reply within a day or two, please check your spam filter.
Follow the payment instructions we provide. In principle we always keep some stock so we can ship once we’ve received the payment. We make the trip to the post office at least twice a week. 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.
Stock: temporarily sold out!
We have run out of parts from the first series and are busy ordering new parts. The few kits we have remaining in stock have all been reserved by now. You can still order for the discounted rate of 149,50 euro. We will then put you on a waiting list for the next series. We expect to have these available for shipping by the end of May or beginning of June (last update: May 13, 2018)