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About goyousalukis

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  1. Panel Angle Question

    Thanks everyone - it seems like most would like to have the angled panel for usage, but it is good to have the flat version when needed. I will be making my case out of wood, so an idea I just had would be to make it rectangular, and then put a couple rare earth magnets in the end panels. Then I could make some matching end panels with a sloped shape. The magnets would hold the end panels on and place the sequencer in an angled position.
  2. Panel Angle Question

    Hi Guys, I have my MBSeq board almost done and I have the core done and loaded, so it is time to think about a case! I am either going to get a front panel laser cut, or I am going to CNC my own out of Baltic birch plywood like I did for the MBSid I am also assembling. My question goes out to those of you who have used your MBSeq's for a while. Would you prefer a sloped (angled) panel face, or a flat face? It seems like the majority built are rectangular boxes, but I am leaning toward some sort of enclosure with a sloped front. What are your thoughts? Thanks, Justin
  3. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    Have you gone through this thread: http://midibox.org/forums/topic/20376-one-mb-6582-one-power-supply-a-tutorial/ ? I think I am going to go that route. I like using the old C64 brick, but who knows how long it will last.  I got a bunch of parts yesterday, and have everything done on my base board except the power section and the current limiting resistors for the LEDs.
  4. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    So far, I have the control surface built. There are some pics here: http://midibox.org/forums/topic/20731-waiting-for-parts/ I originally built a stereo Version 1 sid, with two SID modules and two cores. It only had an LCD and 4 buttons. Now I am upgrading to V2 with the complete control surface.  I'm a little further on the case, but don't have pics yet. I have about half the bottom board soldered, but I am waiting on parts. I have 2 6581's and just got 2 swinSID Nano's. I haven't hooked them up yet. I thought I had an 8550 somewhere, but can't find it. You don't need encoders with push buttons. I know there is a mod for the MBSeq where when you push the endocer, it speeds up how fast the values change, but it is not required. My encoders do not have buttons. I have a PicKit2, so I could program your PICs for you, but you would have to mail them to the US :( Good luck!
  5. Waiting for parts

    Thanks guys!
  6. MidBox SID Core Module schematic

    Hi Seb - I too am building the MB6582 pcb from Modular addicts. I would love to see the schematic also, but I did some digging and found this: http://ucapps.de/midibox_sid/mbsid_v2_communication.pdf It shows the CAN bus between the four PICs. Unless I am in correct, this is what you are asking about. Regards, Justin
  7. Hey guys, I'm working on a MBSeq, and right now I'm trying to get my STM32F407G-DISC1 to be recognized by Win10. I've installed ST-Link and successfully burned the bootstrap firmware onto it. I've also done the firmware update and it was successful. When I hit the black reset button, I get the green led flashing twice like the documentation states. I did the PA9-5V jumper, but when I connect via micro-USB, I don't get any MIDI devices installed in Windows 10. The larger LED to the right of the Mini-USB blinks red.  Did I miss something? When I go into MIOS Studio, it doesn't show any midi devices. Thanks, Justin   As usual, after I give up and post for help, I figure it out - it turned out to be a bad USB cable! 
  8. Waiting for parts

    So, While I am impatiently waiting for parts for my bottom board, I thought I would show you my progress so far. Originally, I was going to mill my own control surface using Wilba's DXF on an aluminum panel. I ordered a panel from Mouser, but it turned out to be the back panel for the Pac10 enclosure, and the front panel is not stocked. So instead, I took a piece of 9mm baltic birch, and milled a pocket leaving about the .062" thickness that the original panel has. I then flipped the panel and routed out all the holes on the front. I was worried about chip out, routing such thin wood, but it turned out great.  Then I decided to dye the somewhat boring plywood orange. The next question was the control labels. I have a laser module that I can mount on my CNC, but after some tests, I realized that the lines on Wilba's CS are too small for my laser. I really need to get another module with a smaller beam. So instead, I decided to try decal paper. I printed the control surface on a sheet of decal paper and cut out and applied each piece separately. In hind-sight, I could have tried printing the entire CS on a sheet and transfer it at once. Then I added a few of my own touches. I used a product called micro-set to dissolve the decals so that they would look better. This worked ok, but not as good as it does on pro decals. Finally, I sprayed a bunch of coats of lacquer, praying it wouldn't mess up the decals. So far so good. I also 3D printed a bezel for the LCD. I bought the Waldorf Knobs, but they don't fit so great on the Bourns encoders. I can push them on, but they are pretty much impossible to get off. I am thinking about 3D printing some knobs out of the same orange filament. We'll see. This takes me to where I am now - on the rest of the case. I have cut two side panels so far. I need to finish sanding them, and then I'll make the rest of the case to fit the control panel. Thanks for checking it out...
  9. MB 6482 Build help

    Well, if no one else chimes in, I might be able to help you once mine is done. I wouldn't say I am very known though.  I built a version one MbSid and MbSeq many years ago, and now I am upgrading it to V2. I've made the panel, installed the buttons and encoders. I'm at the point where I am installing my LEDs. My components for the bottom board should be arriving in a day or two so I can start on that. One option would be to send me your bottom board, and I could troubleshoot that using my control surface.
  10. MidiBox Cool Diy Device But Only For C-Code Experts

    How many times do we have to tell you that NO C coding is required to build and use a MidiBox? Thorsten has done all the work for us. Yes, there are members on here that edit the source code for their own purposes, but I would wager that that is less than 10% of the people who build midiboxes.
  11. MidiBox Cool Diy Device But Only For C-Code Experts

    No, everything could be shown. It is all copyrighted, but as far as I know TK has released everything under one of the licenses for non-profit use. Nobody has the time/desire/drive to create video tutorials. Based on the thousands of Midiboxes that have been built, a video tutorial is not required to build a midibox.
  12. MidiBox Cool Diy Device But Only For C-Code Experts

    Yes, there are tons of great videos out there now on all manner of things. You have to remember that the MidiBox goes back at least to 2001 when I first started building a verys simple midibox. Back then, youTube was in it's infancy. You say the guy doesn't have an economic interest, but the first thing to come up is an ad for his Patreon page where people can donate. I guarantee that he had an economic interest in the videos. I understand that you expect a video tutorial, but there isn't one. So what are you going to do now? Anyways, it is clear that we can't change your mind - good luck!
  13. MidiBox Cool Diy Device But Only For C-Code Experts

    My first project was a midibox 8 with 8 analog faders back around 2001. My advice would be to order some parts and get started. If you wait for someone to make a step by step video, you will never start. Just get a core, a digital in and a digital out PCB and a couple of encoders, buttons and leds. Once you get started, you will either figure it out or get frustrated and quit. The initial investment is pretty small, maybe $100-$150. If you aren't willing to risk that to get started, then as others have said, this isn't the place for you. I will tell you, the moment when you first start it up and get midi signals flowing into your computer, is a pretty neat experience.
  14. Mouser part list for Wilba MB 6582 Base Board

    Well, now I see why BOMs aren't that helpful. I found a few references to mouser part numbers, but the majority of them are end of life. In the end, I found pretty much everything from Jameco. I found their website much easier to find the right items.
  15. Hey guys, I am looking to see if there is a mouser parts list for the Wilba MB 6582 base board. I did some looking, and found this: http://www.midibox.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=wilba_mb_6582_parts_list It has a great breakdown of the parts, but I don't see any Mouser part numbers. It would save a lot of time if there is one available. The other reason is that I always goof and accidentally order some surface mount components. Thanks for any help! Justin