Second batch sold out!, status updates, and 3rd batch on sale!

Hello all, it has been a long time since i wrote here for the last time, but the support and demand for the Ironclad Plus has been so overwhelming that I have spent all the time building and sending this little puppies while answering your kind messages and questions, i hope nobody was left unanswered on social networks, if so, please ask again, on the e-mail preferably, and accept my apologies for missing it. First batch is about to be be completed, I have right here the last group of boards, and they are already 90% finished, on Friday they will be 100% finished, and this weekend I will have the usual “testing and packing party” X’D They all will be shipped the next week, and with that the first batch will be finally completed!. Meanwhile… the 2nd batch was completely sold out when i wasn’t looking, i almost fell off my chair!, seriously i don’t know how to thank Read more…

Next Pre-order Wave Starting on Friday, Dec 10th, and new accessories added!

Hi everybody!, as you know production for the first batch keeps going, and all shipments from the first batch should go out during this month as it was planned, we are working hard to achieve that feat. I will be starting to order stuff for the next batch right now before prices rise even more or important parts get out of stock, so it is time to open pre-orders for the next batch of the Mini-ITX Ironclad Plus, so that I should have the fresh supply of parts to start building the second batch around after when we finish with the first one to satisfy everybody who wants one sooner, as the previous time it was sold out pretty quickly. the date is Friday (again) 10th December 2021, at 16:00 UTC (GMT) This second batch will be bigger than the first one, but still limited to the amount of units we can manage, and the window for shipping will also Read more…

There is one more thing… and progress updates

Hello everybody!, it has been a crazy November, a huge mountain of work thanks to your support and love, you know… ;p That let me without much time to update social networks and other tasks, i think i have been answering all the e-mails and questions, if not, please ask again as i may have overlooked your message and it got buried, sorry if that was your case. The thing is that while waiting for some parts to come i had some time to further testing the Mini-ITX Ironclad, play with it, and see it through the eyes of the retro-gamer, what does he want and what doesn’t, This is beautiful, robust, works flawlessly, and integrates perfectly with my setup and the living room, but, is there something that can be improved that increases my retro-gamer quality of life?. Then i realized i was tired of getting up/down the couch to power on/off the MiSTer, playing with the multi-function case Read more…

Thank you so much!!!

This has been an experience like I have never had before, so much support and encouragement is something that marks you in life. Every “like”, every message, every e-mail counts. And that is why I say thanks to all of you, because without you, this would not have been possible. The MiSTer Mini-ITX Ironclad Plus was sold out on Sunday at around 14:00 UTC, this means it only lasted less than 48 hours, and that is something i would have never imagined! I consider myself a humble person, and I would not feel comfortable talking about sales figures to brag or whatever, knowing that 150 of you will get the MiSTer build of our dreams in this first batch is enough reward to me 🙂 This starts here!, i will work hard to ship your packages as soon as posible, and then people who couldn’t get one this time will have a new chance as soon as possible I will Read more…

We are Open!, Order your Mini-ITX Ironclad Plus in our Shop

The time has come and now you can purchase The MiSTer Mini-ITX Ironclad Plus in our on-line shop! Join the new generation of MiSTer FPGA builds, highly customisable with a profesional look and as robust as it gets, see full product description and specifications HERE Thank you so much for being there supporting this project with your feedback and encouraging comments, you made this moment possible. See you soon retro-gamers!

Batch 1 Orders Announcement!

Hello, these last few months have been very exciting, busy, and sometimes frustrating. But thanks to your words of support, your love, and your interest since I introduced the project, each step I took became easier and more exciting. The moment has come, The MiSTer Mini-ITX Ironclad Plus is finished, I have designed the complement for MiSTER FPGA that I would like to use myself and keep forever, since that is how it all started, and whoever wants to will have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful system with me in the way that I think is the most elegant, simple, robust, and appealing… plus at a great price!. On Friday, November 5, 2021, orders for the first batch will be opened at 16:00 UTC (GMT), on Wednesday 3rd the the store will be online and linked from this web site so that you can see the pictures, the description, and choose your accessories in advance, but purchasing will only Read more…

Prices, prices a Go-Go!

Hi!, everything is sorted out and here are the prices for everything you will be able to pre-order on launch day, including Antonio Villena’s most stable ever SDRAM module, splitters, and his amazing Decapod to enjoy the full original retro experience on your MiSTer, once you try a “SNAC”, there is no coming back 😉 MiSTer Mini-ITX Ironclad Plus KIT 149,99€ Optional Add-Ons: 128MB SDRAM module 39,99€ DB9 to USB3.0 shaped User Port adapter 5,00€ DB9 Extension cable (0,5m) 9,99€ SNAC Splitter SNES 10,99€ SNAC Splitter MD/Genesis 12,99€ SNAC Splitter Neo-Geo/DB15 12,99€ SNAC Splitter NES 10,99€ SNAC Splitter PCE/TGFX 12,99€ RGB to Composite/S-Video converter 35,00€ Decapod with case (replaces all SNAC splitters) 79,99€ All prices are final, the DE10-Nano is not included and cannot be purchased from me… yet, prices of accessories are ONLY valid when bundled with the Mini-ITX Ironclad as a promotion, shipping is not included. All SNAC splitters support 2 simultaneous players. The DB9 extension cable is Read more…

MiSTer Mini-ITX Ironclad Accessories availability

Great news for all; we made an agreement with Antonio Villena to offer some of his amazing MiSTer FPGA accessories bundled with your Mini-ITX Ironclad order at a special price, that is great because that way, if you are entering the MiSTer FPGA world right now, you will not have to source parts from various places while saving in shipping costs, nice isn’t it? We will be offering the top quality 4C 128MB SDRAM module, it works so good i am in love with it, various adapters for the SNAC port to use your original retro console controllers, the VGA to S-VIDEO/composite converter, and others. Expect pricing of everything in a couple of days!. Have retro-fun!

UPDATED: Enhancements, and last minute changes

As you may have noticed in the headline image, the beautiful black glass fiber backplate has a “small” change. My friends testing the Ironclad have been play… erm… working hard to ensure it fully delivers, and they found out that while the output of the Ironclad is consistent, there were a lot of inconsistencies and differently made MDII cables out there with different electronics inside, and that was affecting image brightness in some of their CRTs while in others there was no difference no matter the electronics inside the cable, which has been my case. This can be fixed by bridging some resistors inside the scart side of the MDII cable, but that’s not what i call user friendly. I cannot level the analog video out signal of the MiSTer for very differently made MDII/Genesis cables, as they can be too different one from another, and expect consistent video output levels from all of them, so i took a drastic Read more…

The MiSTer Mini-ITX Ironclad Plus

Hi, i just finished the Mini-ITX Ironclad section, there you will find all features, pictures and updates about this project. I am sure i have forgotten some small feature and that I will be adding more or changing some pictures, so i will be editing it in the next days Enjoy!