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MB-6582 board set availability (possible bulk order?)

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Hi there,

It seems that the MB-6582 boards have been out of stock for several months. I've been very actively checking the midibox shop with no luck in the last two months. The forum seems to be very slow too, so I'm starting to feel a bit worried.

Are there any plans to get another run soon? Perhaps we could run a small bulk order with the users interested in getting some. I'm interested in getting two sets of boards. Anyone else interested, please jump in!

Cheers!

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the boards are not open source

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Yes, that's right. The idea is to ask TK to make another run of them. I'm assuming that not many of them are ordered from the midibox shop. If there are some of us interested in getting them, that could encourage restocking them.

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Hi!

I tried contacting Tim (SmashTV) some weeks ago regarding this and no response yet. I'm afraid he's not very active in the forum lately. Hope he's well and it's just he's on holidays. Not sure if some of the other Midibox gurus like Wilba or TK could also help us. Let's see if they show around, otherwise will try contacting them too in a few weeks. Fingers crossed, as the MB 6582 is an amazing DIY project!

Cheers!

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Bumping this.

I'm afraid that my attempts to contact Tim and TK have not been very successful yet :hmm:
In the meantime let's keep hope that the boards will get back in stock some time in the future.

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Been waiting on a restock of these myself. Stock status never seems to line up favorably with budget. And then they just disappeared....

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Looks to be the end of a good thing...

 

I'm guessing the best hope is for someone new to create their own edits. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for smashtv to have another run.

Edited by ChinMuzik

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Hmm, this is worrying! My funds also never quite aligned with the availability. Have been checking over the past few weeks to no avail, so came to check on here and found this thread. I'm definitely up for a set of boards when they next come up!

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IIc, DIO_matrix, DIN, and 6582 boards restocked.

Fabrication run in progress for the CORE_STM32F4 and DOUT boards due in around the 25th.

Sometimes life gets very busy.  As always (~14 years!?!) I would give everyone fair warning if I decide to quit producing boards.

Smithy and I are working to set up a Euro shop that will speed things up and lower costs.  We do not know when it will be ready and will not guess, so please understand that we will be working toward that goal instead of answering endless emails asking when it will be ready.

Sorry I have not had time to answer every email or any of the wild speculation about my demise  :)

 

Best regards!

Tim

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Tim - I just came here to forward the reply you made to my Facebook post! Thanks for letting people know :-)

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Fantastic news!!!!

I just ordered a couple of sets. Thanks a lot Tim for supporting the midibox community!!!

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I'm also checking frequently to have one :)

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Damn, looks like I just missed out. I am very keen to buy these boards sets too. Do you have any idea when you will have them again Tim?

Edited by Molom

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11 hours ago, Molom said:

Damn, looks like I just missed out. I am very keen to buy these boards sets too. Do you have any idea when you will have them again Tim?

It should be roughly 1 month.  The fabrication run has been ordered and paid for but it's on a long-turn schedule to keep the price & quality level the same.

<not directed at anyone specifically> Please understand that I may not respond to many of the questions coming in via facebook/email/contact form that do not ask a specific question.  I am getting hammered from all directions with "I want to build MIDIbox do you have boards" or "Will the xxxx boards be in stock the last week of December when I get my Christmas money".

Which MIDIbox?  Is the last week of December when your school project is due? (inside joke for the other ancients :happy:)

These types of questions require a lot of back and forth dialog/time that could be better spent packing and shipping orders. </not directed at anyone specifically>

Best regards

Tim

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Wow, those sold fast! Got it just in time. Just OOC, @smashtv, how many sets were sold in that last batch?

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Hey Tim,

I bought one of the MB-6582 base pcb's off you some time ago but I didn't get the MB-6582 CS PCB at the time.

Will you be getting these boards back in? I really wish I grabbed it at the time!

Thanks again!

Steve

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Did these ship yet?I ordered a month ago as soon as they were available. sent several messages.

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I received mine last week.

If you haven't yet, try emailing Tim at the email address listed in your order confirmation. He got back to me pretty quickly that way. It sounds like he's been traveling and busy with non-MIDIbox stuff.

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@jjonas, the last time that page was updated was before the most recent batch of stock was put up.

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I've emailed him a month ago. two weeks ago. I've never gotten a response from him.

Waiting a month is no issue at all, just wish for a little better communication.

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