Here's the update I promised. We're getting ever so much closer to launching the GoFundMe. I do believe it could happen before the end of June.
We will soon be in the process of creating a BOM (Bill of Materials).
The local circuit board company we're talking to has also sourced the necessary chips for actual production.
Note: it will be up to future consumers to supply their own Agnus, Paula and Denise chips. Paula and Denise simply get moved from the motherboard up to the Rejuve. The Fat Agnus will have to be sourced elsewhere since this is the true upgrade the 1000 lacks originally.
Once the BOM is complete the process will work like this:
SOW (Statement of Work), Schematics, Bread Board, PCB design, Proto, revisions (IF), Production.
After the Statement of Work is drawn up, we'll know what the GoFundMe goal should be. Right now it's looking like it could be somewhere in the ballpark of $3800. That's to generate the board layout and schematics, where we provide the BOM ourselves (and save nearly $1,000). $3,800 is a lot of money. So we'll see how hungry the Amiga 1000 crowd is for this product soon enough.
If we do have a successful GoFundMe campaign we'll use the BOM to finish sourcing all of the remaining parts and determine 1) how many boards we realistically will make (20? 30?) and determine the “mins” for each part. E.g. some parts we might not be able to order individually, but may have to be ordered in batches of 100, etc. thus creating a surplus and adding some cost to the final price of each board.
Right now - very high level guess - these boards should cost customers somewhere in the $400/ea. range assembled. I think.
Should have more info in about 2-3 weeks.