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  1. [WTB] BLM 16x16+X PCB

    This is just a shot in the dark.  I just missed the original bulk order so many months ago.  I snoozed.  I loozed.  I know for sure that at least one of you out there picked up a PCB and now realize that you just don't have the time to put it together.  Let me help you with your guilt.  I'll buy it from you (and any parts you may have).  If you sell it to me, you'll know that the stuff will be used.... and maybe even work one day... (it's a big maybe when I'm building hahah) Let me take your guilt away.  It'll be one less thing on your "unfinished projects" list!   I'm in NYC.  I'll happily pay a reasonable (or even borderline-reasonable) price + shipping. PM me.  No one will have to know. The word shall say mum. Mua ha ha.  Can't blame a fella for trying!?! 
  2. Brainstorming: Connecting external 4X16 BLM

    Understood.  Thanks so much.  In some ways, using the line driver is easier... at least I wouldn't have to make a cable and test all those pins haha.   I'll test it with a ribbon cable and take it from there. Thanks both of you so much for the great info.  I appreciate it. w
  3. Brainstorming: Connecting external 4X16 BLM

    I guess it's really meant to be an internal connection.  I was being greedy.  I can physically get away with about half that... around 27cm.   Still need the line driver?  
  4. Brainstorming: Connecting external 4X16 BLM

    Fer cryin' out loud.  I really should think things through a little better before I start posting. I was confusing the connection with the core (4 pin IIC) with the 10 pin connection to the 16X4 BLM.  Oy.  Sorry to waste your time.  Thanks for the explanation of the 3 pin jumpers tho! I do want to save that DIN8 in case I ever can get a 16X16 board.   I'll see if I can find a panel mount DIN8 jack and do it that way.  I'll just make a cable coming out of the 16X4.  I was thinking around 60cm long... too long? Thanks!    
  5. Brainstorming: Connecting external 4X16 BLM

    Apologies.  I didn't get out my multimeter before. None of those 5 pins on the board are shorted.  The 3 pin jumper connection only connects to 3 of the 5 pins? I guess I don't understand how the 3 pin jumper headers are used with a 5 pin din connector.  I was under the assumption you used those 3 pin connectors if you wanted to use panel mount DIN jacks.  There is some real basic stuff here I don't get. I can always just put in bodge wires (as Dave Jones from EEVlog would say) on the back of the board to connect the the IIC to the 5 Pin DIN...  However, I'm sure there's a more elegant solution! :)
  6. I'm trying to think of a somewhat robust/easy to use way to connect my SEQ V4 (Wilba) to an external 4X16 BLM.   I was thinking I'd use the "unused" 5 Pin DIN from the Quad IIC as my physical way out of the SEQ.  That leaves the actual BLM port free in case I ever get my hands on a 16X16 PCB (hint hint). I'm a little confused looking at the traces on the DIN connection.  Are only 3 pins actually used?  Would I be able to connect the 4 pin IIC output via the 5 pin DIN? I loved the idea of using an off the shelf MIDI cable to connect the two.  Unfortunately, my BLM case isn't big enough to allow for a typical MIDI jack.  I already received the parts, so re-designing isn't an option there.  (Or...I'd rather not do it.)  So... being that USB is a 5 pin connection, in theory I could make a custom cable that goes from MIDI to USB-A.  There is room in that case to put a simple panel mount USB-A jack in the case.  Another option of course would to just have a cable come out of the BLM to connect to the SEQ.  I'll probably just do that... and see if I can put some sort of strain relief on the cable coming out of the BLM. Whaddya think?   :)    
  7. MBBLM on iPad via Lemur

    Never mind.  Found it here:   sorry for the interruption.    :)    
  8. MBBLM on iPad via Lemur

    Greetings.  I know this thread is as old as dirt...  However, the link to the template file seems go be broken. gave me a 404 error thanks!  :) :)
  9. midiphy SEQ v4+

    This is great!   And I just finished my SEQ 4.  Go figure.  hahah.  Maybe I'll be a little better at SMD in general (which is great for fixing caps on early 90's gear) for doing this...   :)    
  10. Another SEQ V4 in the world

    and here it is in a case!   woo hoo!
  11. Another SEQ V4 in the world

    Just in time for the SEQ V4+ (haha) I finally got my SEQ V4 working.  I have a standard case for it.  I plan to add the 16X4 BLM (via a Quad IIc module).  I've starting putting those boards together.   Glad to see this one work out so nicely (so far).  Maybe I've gotten a little better at this.     Thanks again TK and Wilba and everyone.  Truly amazing stuff.  
  12. Groupbuy USA 40x2 Oleds and duoled tact switchs

    By the way... I know this is kind of old now, but I'd just like to thank Macotronic for having organized this.  I know it's a lot of work and he had a lot going on. (He got hitched in the middle of it hahah) Anyway  THANK YOU!  :)
  13. ALBS Waldorf knobs bulk order 2015 / 2016

    I'd be down.  I'm in NA...
  14. Groupbuy USA 40x2 Oleds and duoled tact switchs

    I don't think I specified a color.  I think I'll go with green.   Yeah, that's it!  :)