Production versions of the Serial board and 64K boards have been ordered and should arrive in about two weeks.
Today I had the whole system up and running… my new motherboard, the 6800 CPU board and the serial board. It doesn’t do much yet, as there are still some glitches that need to be ironed out, but at least things are working. Neither the CPU nor motherboard are good-enough to sell, so a second pass will be needed. The motherboard is very close to correct but needs to be a lot thicker to handle the mechanical stresses of inserting and removing boards with those Molex connectors. Also missed buffering of two signals but that was easy to get around for debugging.
My time for work is going fast; near the end of the month I’m heading out to the Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico with my son and a small group of Scouts and adults. This is a two week backpacking trek, so the soldering iron, spare parts, computers, and prototype PC boards will be left at the bench back in New Jersey. I am really looking forward to this!