Build time is only a couple of hours with no pitfalls I could detect. Just the backplane and processor board is enough to bring up a system in one of the operating environments hosted by ROMWBW. Add a storage card for the fully operational system.
The 5-slot backplane is fine for people who want to expand to a custom system, otherwise I would recommend a 3-slot backplane from Stephen Cousins for the smallest footprint.
Documentation covers all you need. Dealing with Karl is a pleasure, he is responsive and helpful. Posten Norge provide very efficient shipping.
I bought this to install in Stephen Cousins' "SC126 Z180 SBC / Motherboard Kit" -- also available on Tindie. The assembly was straightforward with clear instructions. My kit came with a number of differently colored LEDs to choose for the indicator which was a nice option. I selected the ROMWBW card image and it works fine on Cousins' motherboard with the address set to 10h. Shipping from Norway to the US was faster than I'd expected. Documentation was good!
This kit have very good documentation, everything works first time, soldering about 5 hours. PCB's are very nice, black matt color. Karl is very friendly and helpful seller. I must recommend this kit and this seller. Jan
I'd already built one of these CF modules when building Karl's Black Adder kit. So when I needed another one for my SC126, this was an obvious choice. It's simple and quick to build and works flawlessly. Karl is very helpful to deal with, always providing very good service and advice when I've contacted him.
Fast delivery, very nicely put together, nice design, excellent communication.
I received two PCBs, one blue and one black, and wasn’t sure which one to use. Turns out they’re the same and you can go with whichever you prefer, same thing for the power LED: blue or red? Decisions, decisions...
The black PBCs are very good quality and look cool! All the required components supplied and documentation fairly clear. This is probably not a beginners kit, but it's not difficult if you are confident soldering and can read the schematic. Recommended.
A great set of parts that enabled me to re-use my RC2014 Mini components and separate them out into individual board for greater flexibility. I've had the resulting system running non-stop for over a week without a hitch.