Alright! The components have arrived too!
And yes they did send me just nine capacitors by themselves in a separate huge padded envelope.
Here's the two gigantic envelopes they sent my components in.
The smaller one, as expected, contained nine capacitors with a total weight of possibly 5 grams. The packing slips weighed more than the contents.
But what is in this bubblewrapped bundle in the other envelope?
So many colourful bags! Just realised that they're colour coded to the contents.
Those pins are 2.54mm (0.1 inch) apart. Circuit board stuffs are still measured in thousandths of an inch. Folks must have had really good eyesight back in the sixties. (With all that cigarette smoke??)
Special Guest Starring: A spare 3.3V "bulletproof" Micrel MIC2940A 3.3 voltage regulator that I received as a sample when I designed the Ocelot. It's so small I ended up taking pictures of my fingerprints. And yes, ten of these lads came in that big, heavy, triple-walled cardboard box by themselves.
And add onto that the spare special high quality capacitors for the MCU... there's ten types of component I ordered, the MCU, the regulator, the tant cap and the solder.
No leads or circuit board yet :)
Tiny little switch. But it's properly stiff and clicky :D so it's miles better than most Nintendo products!