Archive for August, 2008

Play that funky music…..

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I love funk music, as you can see from this blog I’ve tried to join or start a funk band a few times. Alas these days no-one seems interested in funk. Not to be put off by what everyone else likes I’ve started recording my own funk tunes. So here’s the first, it’s called ‘Jovian’ […]

Defender Panel (update)

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

How I miss soldering, not! Actually, it’s kind of theraputic. The panel for defender arrived earlier this week and I’ve mounted the potentiometers and begun soldering wires. Each pot now has it’s 0V and +5v supply rail, Next I’ll be mounting the LEDs and switches onto strip board and the panel. I’ve got some stand-off’s […]

Defender Panel

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Well, I’ve been banging my head for ways of controlling the insane number of LEDs and switches on the Defender Panel. After a week of ideas and a lot of bits of paper being scribbled on and promptly screwed up and thrown I came up with a way forward. I had been considering using Charlieplexing, […]

Defender Update

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Well, the real work has now begun. I’ve ordered the front panel for Defender. It’s not changed much since the last picture I posted. The only real changes are the octave select buttons above the pitch and mod-wheel slots and it’s a little wider (30mm) so I have space to drill holes and mount it […]

Je Suis En Rock Star

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Last night, Saturday the 2nd of August, our band, Ten Fifty, had it’s second gig. This time we were headlining! We played at the Railway Hotel in evesham, a great venue, nice people and a good sized audience too! Before us were Absolute Ataxia and Highway 5, both great bands and first class peformers, as […]


Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

A few friends of mine have been going on about how great the Arduino is, so I decided to get myself one to try. I want to build some of my MIDI controller ideas, and this seemed like a good way of doing it. I’ve been playing with some of the examples and I’ve been […]