PoorStudentHobbyist

Supplies for making your own retro video games!

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Announcement    Mapper 30 boards are here! Compatible with NESmaker!
Please see my website for full information on my products! www.thepoorstudenthobbyist.com

Standard discounts (tell me if these don't work when you place your order):
10 items = 10% off
25 items = 15% off
50 items = 20% off
100 items = 25% off

Please review the FAQ on Etsy and on my website for information about custom orders and troubleshooting help. This will help me out immensely with message traffic! https://thepoorstudenthobbyist.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Please contact me ahead of time if you are interested in more stock than what is available. I order parts and boards every few weeks, so if I need to order more of a certain product to fill your needs, I certainly can!

Note that I normally manage the store in the late evening (EST time zone) if I have time that day. I will try to answer you as soon as I can, but please be understanding if I don't answer immediately!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 24, 2021

Mapper 30 boards are here! Compatible with NESmaker!
Please see my website for full information on my products! www.thepoorstudenthobbyist.com

Standard discounts (tell me if these don't work when you place your order):
10 items = 10% off
25 items = 15% off
50 items = 20% off
100 items = 25% off

Please review the FAQ on Etsy and on my website for information about custom orders and troubleshooting help. This will help me out immensely with message traffic! https://thepoorstudenthobbyist.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Please contact me ahead of time if you are interested in more stock than what is available. I order parts and boards every few weeks, so if I need to order more of a certain product to fill your needs, I certainly can!

Note that I normally manage the store in the late evening (EST time zone) if I have time that day. I will try to answer you as soon as I can, but please be understanding if I don't answer immediately!

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Can you mark items as gifts when shipping internationally?

For legal reasons, I cannot mark items as gifts when shipping internationally. All items will be marked as merchandise, and I am not responsible for any customs fees or VAT fees. Thank you for understanding!

Can you make this licensed game for me?

No. If you ever find or buy any licensed games that were made with my boards, that game was not made by me. I do not sell licensed games – I never have, and I never will. Please do not ask me to do this.

Why doesn't my game work?

There are MANY different reasons that your game might not work. Please read the full FAQ on my website, and the appropriate tutorial for the board you are using, as a first step to troubleshooting a board. Missing just one step, or one solder joint, can cause an entire game to not work.

Can you make a custom design for me?

That depends on a few things – my availability, what projects I’m currently working on for others, and how complex your request is. It’s hard to estimate how much to charge for certain things, so your results will vary.

I generally do not do complex requests, like flash carts or boards unrelated to the ones I currently offer (no Game Boy or N64 at this time). But if you want a version of a board I offer currently (such as a LoROM-only SNES board), I can usually accommodate this.

If I do custom work for you, please give me credit for the work if you’re going to advertise it on social media or elsewhere.

Can I have the gerber files so I can order these boards myself?

I don’t give out gerber files, unless it is necessary for a custom order. However, I do provide many schematics and in-depth details of my boards on the site across various pages for you to use to design your own boards if you’d like.

I only ask that if you are going to use my documentation to produce your own boards in order to sell them, please try to understand how it all works before doing so, and don't blindly copy the information.