Archive for the 'Electronics' Category

Tron Video Part II

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Well, part two is uploaded, so here’s the link and embedded video. I’ve thought of one extra function I’d like to include which I’ll work on over the next day or two, and then I need to test the MIDI Sysex Update, at that point the code should goto version 1.00 Tron Demo, Part II […]

Tron – Drum Pattern programmer

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

So, I’ve not been idle, I’ve managed to get some of my spare time back, and I’ve been busy. Tron is an 8 part, 16 step, drum pattern programmer. I’ve uploaded a video on YouTube, it’s the first part of two videos, I’ll upload the second in the next day or so when I get […]

GorF (yet more, now gone)

Friday, July 30th, 2010

well, I’ve had a few people ask, so I’ve ordered another 10 PCBs (two have gone already) they’re due around the 14th of August 2010. These will be just the board and preprogrammed CPU at 15GBP plus postage, I won’t be doing complete kits for these. Let me know if you want one of these […]

Synth DIY UK 2010

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Well it’s all over, it was a good weekend though very hot with temperatures hitting 28 or 29 on Saturday. I did spend a large portion of the time asleep due to heat and just being tired from working some very long days recently. I took along a couple of PicoWave prototypes, GorF and a […]

It’s been a while….

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy with work and also with QiX (and getting to grips with Linux), but I’ve also been tinkering with a new project. Originally called “picowave” it’s now called “Zira” in keeping with my naming convention of classic 80′s arcade games. I’ll say in advance, this won’t […]

Synth DIY UK 2010

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

We’ve got dates ready for Synth DIY 2010. This year the date for the main event is the 10th of July. A lot of people will arrive on the 9th of July and leave on the 11th, and Neil Johnson has put up his room booking page. I’ve updated the main synth diy uk page […]

Defender Panel Redesign

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

No, don’t panic, the panel layout is staying the same. What is changing is the backend for the panel, I had numerous problems with the first revision of the panel control board, mostly with it talking to the main CPU board and then the voice. So, I’ve shrunk things, the panel board now controls the […]

New years resolutions?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Well, it’s a new year (for those who missed it, SURPRISE!!) and GorF is done, so what next? Well, I’m going to be focusing on two projects this year, and only two. in no particular order; Defender:- It seems a shame to have that lovely panel sitting there dead, and a voice card that works […]


Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Finally I got the blasted I2C EEPROM working…. turns out I had two faults; I was missing the 10mS delay at the end of the write! Thanks to Peter Ullrich for spotting that. I had made a mistake with the way I addressed the data, in a way that meant I could only write data […]

GorF Update

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Well, I have say, it’s official, I hate I2C. I’ve been battling on and off for a couple of weeks now, and I’m at my wits end. I can get it to write/read a single value to I2C EEPROM, but writing/reading more than one seems to cause corruption. so, I’ve uploaded the current version of […]