Archive for May, 2013

GorF-XL update

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Well, things are moving on. Beta testing is almost at an end and we’ve got revised hardware (improved screening and no mod wires needed), so I’ve just ordered the first 4 layer PCBs for the first 25 GorF-XLs and started getting prices for the remainder of the parts. Once we’ve sold a few Zira’s we […]

Zira Update

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The Zira cases are being cut/made this week, which means we should receive the first batch of Ziras in the middle of June. We’re sorry about the delay, I’m pleased to say we’ve learned from this and future products shouldn’t be delayed by the same problem.


Monday, May 27th, 2013

We’ve installed the “bandpage” app on the VacoLoco facebook page, this lets you see demo videos and hear demo music/sounds from the things we make from within Facebook. So why not take a peek, have a listen and like the page whilst you’re there.

SPI problems, fixed

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

After a bit of digging and quite a bit of suggestions and advice from people (thanks guys it was all helpful stuff), I found the problem. Basically the chip I use (an Atmel AVR) has a number of interrupts, and they have a ‘priority’, what was happening is that the timer interrupt would sometimes start […]

SPI problems

Monday, May 20th, 2013

I’m having a small problem with receiving SPI. this is the comms between two AVRs, identical settings for the SPI bus with the exception that one is set as a slave and one as a master. I send four bytes, 90% of the time it works perfectly and the timing looks like this, the “LED1″ […]

Zira update

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Quick update about Zira, we’ve had a slight delay due to a problem with the cases, this is being rectified and we hope to have stock in the next 10 to 14 days.