Bruce has the first 100 boards back from the assembly plant, and is programming the serial monitors right now. Then they will go to vendors asap. However, vendors have to order them, of course; and put together kits as needed. If you are looking to get one quickly, I suspect Matt Cramer (at DIYautotune) might be able to help make that happen.
A big part of the delay has been the lack of beta testers (or more correctly, beta testers that took a board but never provided any feedback). Over 20 beta boards were sent out, but only three or four beta testers did any work (and we are very grateful to those 3 or 4, otherwise we would still be waiting to release the boards).
I would love to have had more boards to give people who could have tested, but we only had 20 made, and all of these went out many months ago when we offered them on these forums. So legitimate testers like yourself who came along later weren't able to get one.
Marc (ca434sbc) was a real champ in testing the trans application, and a couple of other users did significant testing as well, so at least we got some things sorted out (as well as me testing the trans application in my car a year and a half ago).
I suspect there are going to be lots of applications for the board. In addition to the trans code and the upcoming stability control application, I am working on an application to run things like A/C and everything else the OEM does in one of my cars (just to show how it is done). I also hope to do an application to control a telescope (not automotive, obviously, but using the GPIO board). And I am sure others will have ideas - hopefully the template code project will help this.
I have heard from Bruce that some production GPIO boards are on their way to DIYautotune at the moment. They likely have some set-up to do (getting kits together, etc.). I don't know if they will sell a bare board at this point or not. In any case, we are getting closer!
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We've got the first of the boards Lance mentioned sitting on my desk. We do plan to offer them in kit form - I'm working on the case design today.