<div style="color:black;font: 10pt arial;">Bill,
<div>Yes a straight up option. My first look around found a like board:</div>

<div><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GYWWR93?pf_rd_p=183f5289-9dc0-416f-942e-e8f213ef368b&amp;pf_rd_r=YKRMGZ18EK47NXYTTD5C">https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GYWWR93?pf_rd_p=183f5289-9dc0-416f-942e-e8f213ef368b&amp;pf_rd_r=YKRMGZ18EK47NXYTTD5C</a></div>

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<div>Terrible, terrible reviews, so a definite non starter.</div>

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<div>Nothing else popped up.&nbsp;</div>

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<div>Schematic is posted and is simple enough. Flashing is very easy. Initial load to get a boot into a programming mode we need to see what that entails.&nbsp;</div>

<div>But a standard dip, led, etc is a plan in my book.</div>

<div>Jack<br>
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<div style="font-family:arial,helvetica;font-size:10pt;color:black">-----Original Message-----<br>
From: Bill Beech (NJ7P) &lt;nj7p@nj7p.info&gt;<br>
To: intel-devsys &lt;intel-devsys@lists.brouhaha.com&gt;<br>
Sent: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 10:44 am<br>
Subject: Re: [Intel-devsys] Hobbytronics update<br>
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<div>All,</div>

    
<div>What we may need to do is work design a board using the through
      hole parts that will use their code.&nbsp; It may be better in the long
      run to reverse engineer their software/develop our own that will
      get the job done.</div>

    
<div>I have bought several of the complete devices just as Jack did.</div>

    
<div>Bill<br clear="none">
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<div class="yiv5651363859moz-cite-prefix">On 8/26/2019 9:49 AM, Jack Mcmullen
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<div style="color:black;font:10pt arial;">As a backup we should
        look to a replacement. I'll start looking........<br clear="none">
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          From: Jon Hales <a rel="noopener noreferrer" shape="rect" class="yiv5651363859moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" ymailto="mailto:jonhales@gmail.com" target="_blank" href="mailto:jonhales@gmail.com">&lt;jonhales@gmail.com&gt;</a><br clear="none">
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          Sent: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 3:13 am<br clear="none">
          Subject: Re: [Intel-devsys] Hobbytronics update<br clear="none">
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<div dir="ltr">Here's the first PDF referred to.
                
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<div>Jon</div>

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<div class="yiv5651363859gmail_attr" dir="ltr">On Mon,
                    26 Aug 2019 at 11:11, Jon Hales &lt;<a rel="noopener noreferrer" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:jonhales@gmail.com" target="_blank" href="mailto:jonhales@gmail.com">jonhales@gmail.com</a>&gt;
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<div dir="ltr">I thought it might be useful to check
                      the situation with the Hobbytronics USB Host
                      Controller v2.4. Please refer to the attached PDF
                      copied from their website.
                      
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<div>The key part is the text in red. It's only
                        available as a kit with a minimum order of 10.
                        And it requires 'a hot plate or oven' because
                        some 'SMD components are under the components'.
                        It seems the price has increased as well.</div>

                      
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<div>A second PDF shows the page about the
                        USBHOST-DIP. Fine for those who design boards.</div>

                      
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<div>It seems good that some of us took the
                        opportunity to buy assembled and tested units
                        while they were available.</div>

                      
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<div>Best regards</div>

                      
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<div>Jon</div>

                      
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<div>Note: some time ago, there was a notice
                        referring to the key staff member who built the
                        USB units having had health problems. It seems
                        that situation is continuing. We may not be able
                        to count on the same level of responsiveness to
                        requests for firmware support in future.</div>

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