Archive for January, 2010

Wood working help

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Is there anyone in the UK that would be willing to work with me making a case for Defender? My previous efforts (below) at wooden cases sort of suck. What I really want is an angled front panel with the keys in the bottom, a bit like a minimoog with it’s panel angled, but not […]

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 […]


Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Well, I know it’s been a while since I mentioned QiX, and we’ve gone through a lot of changes. We’ve settled on an ARM 9 based CPU (i.MX233) and a DSP56720 (dual core 400MIPS) as starting points. Both of these are available in QFP formats, so the cost of prototyping is low (which is always […]

Kit Update

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I have the parts arriving for 10 more kits. I’ll call these “kit 6″, and they will contain: 1 x PCB 1 x Micro (pre programmed) 12  x Switches 12  x Switch Caps 4 x 7 Segment Displays 1 x 16Mhz Oscillator 1 x 5V Regulator 8 x Potentiometers 1 x I2C EEPROM 2 x […]

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 […]

GorF Video guide

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Well, I finally got around to recording and editing a GorF video guide. it’s in two parts as YouTube won’t allow me to upload more than 10 minutes of video. So, without further ado;

GorF Kits

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Well, what would you know, I was tidying up my “parts bin” and found 10 more GorF PCBs, these are ones I took to Synth DIY UK 2009 and never sold (everyone bought full kits). So, I’m considering doing a run of another 10 “hard to find parts” kits, so this would include: PCB Micro […]