Archive for January, 2009

GorF PCB, V2

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I actually finished the PCB layout a week ago, but I’ve been letting it sit and making minor changes as I go, little things like part numbers, moving things around etc. I think it’s now pretty much final, so next week after I’ve been paid, I”m going to order 50 of these and see how […]

GorF Sysex

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Well, after much head scratching, GorF can now be updated via MIDI sysex. It’s not entirely perfect just at the moment as you have to slow the MIDI Sysex stream down a little (other wise you get two or three errors in the download. In Midi-ox you have to set the output buffer size to […]


Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I won one, I’m lost for words, totally. I’ve never won anything before in my whole life. Awesome, I can’t wait! Thankyou to everyone who watched my video and helped me win one of these.

A gig

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Well, I’ve been asked by Highway 5 to stand in for their regular bassist, Ben, as his other band has a gig the other end of town the same night. The gig is the end of March at the FireFly in worcester. highway 5 play some great music and they’re also a great bunch of […]

GorF Prototype Demo

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Well, I found the problems, two were easy to fix in software (first was that the digits were backwards, so instead of GorF it said FroG, the second was I swapped the F and G segment lines around, which made the letters look a bit screwy), the third problem was my fault, basically I used […]

And it was going so well!

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Well, the prototype PCB arrived to day. So I built it ;- The parts all fitted, including the ones I had to make PCB footprints for myself. There’s no spacing issues and everything was looking great, and then….. I powered it up, everything powers up fine, but there’s some issues. Firstly it looks like I’ve […]

GorF, Memory, PCB and a picture

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Well, I’ve been tinkering with the boot loader code, I did this kind of ‘midi updatable firmware’ before for the Zeit Sequencer main CPU, but that was a few years ago and I’ve forgotten how to do a lot of it, so it’s coming on slowly. I’ve been tinkering with an I2C based EEPROM for […]

GorF is coming

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Just got this email from : The product(s) ordered by you were sent today Your order number:: Xxxxxxxxx Your internal order number: Gorf-pcb-01 Date of your order:: 01/01/2009 Name of layout file: GorF.brd, Should be with me in a day or two, I’ll post pictures when it arrives and take pictures during assembly. I’m […]

Time to move on

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

It is with great sadness that I’ve decided to leave Ten Fifty. I’m not going to go into the reasons why here, but I feel it’s time for me to move on. I would like to thank the guys, Frank, Kristian and Jim, for some great times and for giving it 100%. I wish them […]

GorF, MIDI sysex and PCB update

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Well, finally after two days of coding, head scratching and some help from Marc (cheers Marc, it’s much appreciated) I’ve now got a command line tool for my mac that takes an Atmel .ROM file and converts it into a file suitable for transmission over midi as a sysex file. I’ll almost certainly post the […]