AVR HV Rescue Shield Out of Stock

This week I sold the last AVR HV Rescue Shield kit in stock! This is a significant milestone as it means I have finally sold off all of the kits from the original PCB fab run. At the time I wasn’t sure if anyone would actually buy such a thing, so pulling the trigger on what seemed like a huge number of boards was a leap of faith!

I want to thank everyone who bought kits and PCBs. Thank you for supporting me and the site!

Rather than reorder new boards of the existing design, I am taking this opportunity to re-evaluate my approach to a couple things, with the goal of reducing the BOM cost and lowering the overall cost of the kit.

The bad news is that this means there won’t be any more kits in stock in the short term. I’m planning to release a new PCB design within the next couple weeks, which means kits would be in stock within about a month. Because this is a busy time for me, I can’t promise specific dates, but I will do my best to keep the process moving because I know there are people waiting for the new kits.

If you need a kit right now, I believe Solarbotics still has some in stock.

Otherwise, stay tuned for updates.

And again, if you bought a kit, or even if you built the DIY version with spare parts and helped spread the word, thank you!

– Jeff

3 thoughts on “AVR HV Rescue Shield Out of Stock”

  1. Andrew,

    I am currently investigating that possibility. The 8 pin devices use a different protocol (HVSP) so there is a bit of code development to do in addition to the hardware changes.

  2. Will your “NEW” design include the ability to program 8 pin AVRs’ as well as the other two sizes that were available previously?

  3. The first time that I saw the HV shield on this web site I had no idea what HV or a Shield was… But the other day I programmed the fuses in the wrong way, so now I see how important HV Programming is.

    Hey, good leap of faith because even people in the other side of this planet want one. I really like your shield design, but I cannot buy it (it’s cheap in the US, but it’s expensive if is shipped to the other side of the world).

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