@GoneCaving - damn funny!! I burst out laughing on my plane.
So - if you’ve been following the other threads, you will most likely be aware that in order to reliably connect more than 3-4 devices to your Teletype, a mechanism is needed to provide more “pull-up” on the ii bus. This can be accomplished by modifying your Teletype or by using an external bus board that provides the additional needed pull-up. (You can also hack the firmware on one of the Teensy on your expanders, but this is not recommended as it may put too much strain on the devices on your bus.)
There are now two powered DIY bus board options for the Teletype ecosystem that @tehn has kindly designed for the ii expansionist. One is designed to sit in your case and one is designed to mount on the back of your Teletype. I’m calling them the iiBusboard and the iiBackpack to keep myself sane.
I’m assuming that many who have reserved the pending expanders might like one of these puppies. They are DIY and quite simple to build - only 3 SMD parts that should be trivial to affix even for novices. That said, I’m also assuming that there are plenty of folks on the list for whom DIY isn’t their thing.
So - we need to figure out how to get these out there. I’ve added a couple of columns to the list for these peripherals. PM me if you will need one and indicate your preference. I’ll share the numbers in a few days and then we can figure out how to get this taken care of without delaying the expanders.