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Desire MC1 - First Progress

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Hello everybody

much time hast past since my last entry here, but this project is not dead.

what happened in the meantime?

my studies ate up much more time than I planned, so I had to change priorities.

but its not all about math and machine construction ;-)

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first step was creating all the pcbs i need for building the controller and - my very own

PIC-Burner. I used his lovely little pre-project to gain some advanced skills for the

etching machine at work. thanks to my boss, i got a nice box, LEDs and faceplate for it.

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next step was the first big order from bürklin (having access to non privat selling

companies via the company i work for in my freetime is a big advantage here).

the order contained all parts for building core module, several dins, ains and douts, and

a blue display from pollin.

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due to my own impatience, all modules were finished very fast, but I made a mistake on the

interconnection between core and Display. result was a broken PIC and core... damnit.

I borrowed 2 other displays from a friend of mine and ordered a new pic. this time, everything

went well and I got the core up and running, with 128_din_dout software.

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Another sunday evening solder marathon later, my very first prototype with one din and ain module

4 switches, three pots and one rotary switch (for multilayering knobs in the software) was build and running.

First tests with traktor pro 1.2 were sucessfull.

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At this point, the progress of my project begun to slown down. main reason for that was to find a reseller for

my special alps potentiometers with buildin switches. actual status is that I am waiting for two mails from different

resellers which I ve asked. also, finding round aluminium profiles for the boxing (I have to have round corners on it!)

was a tough job. I spend around 3 weeks on the internet until I found www.weloe.com. I ordered 12 8cm pieces

for three boxes (yes I am going to build more xD) and awaited them in january. it was a big surprise when they

arrived this week just at my birthday xD

rest of the time I spent on this project I thought a lot about the frontplate and the layout of its buttons. the picture

from the last entry is not actual anymore, but I made only minor changes. I think the frontplate will be the last

thing that i order, since there are many things that still have to be planned in detail, for example the display

(I want to integrate a graphic one for informations like songtitle, bpm and selected effect, but i still did not figure out

if mios support anything like that). two other big problems i have to solve are the mounting of the pots and the control-

system for my RGB LEDs.

so long

Nasrudin


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can you please repost the site where you got the case?

www.weloe.com doesn't work.

thanks, ultra

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can you please repost the site where you got the case?

www.weloe.com doesn't work.

thanks, ultra

Hi sorry for the late answer, i wasnt arround here for some time.

the correct adress is http://weloe.de

please note that they dont sell cases, only profiles.

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