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  1. old schematic required

    hi there you mad mad Midiboxers.   This is a rather silly request, but I need the schematic of the old  non-mios Midibox64 core module.   It used the old PIC16F877.   I cannot locate my copy and it is no longer published by uCApps.   Does anyone have a copy? Does anyone know of where it might be archived?   Thanks in advance for any help in this matter.
  2. AIN module (from old version midibox 64)

    Thanks to all readers for the great help. Happily I have now received a full set of excellent boards. Apologies for not replying earlier than this guys. Best wishes to all.    
  3. Hi mid-iboxing community. A long shot but here goes: I'm looking for a couple of AIN boards  or modules. Smash TV no longer offers them. best regards to all.  
  4. AIN module (from old version midibox 64)

    Hi gerald.wert. Thanks for the info it sounds good. I went to Mike's site, and I was happy with his stuff, but unfortunately he no longer offers the AIN board, rather, he supplies a later version which requires an analogue to digital converter, it seems to be for a later m-box. It seems that the world has moved on since I first started with my midibox. Thanks for the interest all the same mate, it is appreciated.   =============================================   Hi sparx, thanks for the interest and the offer (?). It looks as if you are my last hope before ditching the project. I live in Wirral U.K. which is a stone's throw from Liverpool. Please let me know the cost to you. Regards.  
  5. AIN module (from old version midibox 64)

    Hi gerald-wert Thanks for the reply and advice. I had looked at that source but was a little concerned: no images of the boards are offered (at least I couldn't find any). What do you think of the quality compared with, say, Smash Tv products?  
  6. 20 mHz clock Module vs crystal.

    thanks for the reply my friend
  7. Hello all you mad crazy midiboxers.   I am about to build a circuit which needs two pic chips: one for a MB64 and one for a midi filter (by TK). Both chips are the same (old Pic16f877a - because I have some).   Both circuits work fine with their own crystal osc, but I consider this a bit wasteful, and anyway, I have a 20mHz module I have been meaning to press into service for some years.   I intend to drive both chip clock input pins "OSC1/CLKIN" from the single output of a TTL clock module (because I have one). The other clock pin "OSC1/CLKOUT" on each chip will be left open. I assume the relevant config bits will remain unchanged as 'HS'.   I would appreciate any comments regarding the above.   Thanks for looking.   Best regards to all. edit: moot point, but I should have written MHz.
  8. Hello fellow Mboxers.   I am trying to obtain the MIDI implimentation chart for my sound card (Creative Labs Audigy 2 zs) and I am informed that it lies in a little file, on one of the disks that came with the card. But try as I might, I cannot locate that file. Creative support don't even list 'MIDI' under a search of their site.   Does anyone know where that particular file is located please?   Any assistance in this matter would help me avoid total insanity.   Regards    
  9. hall effect joystick

    Hello.   Anyone tried interfacing one of these input devices?   If so what problems did you encounter?   Regards    
  10. Hello Marxon, thanks for the reply.   I used to know the place where Creative Labs hid gthe darn implimentation chart, but I cannot remember where it was.  I used to use kx-drivers some ten years ago, when I used Windows, but I transferred wholesale to Linux many years hence, and as the kx-drivers are Windows-only software, that option is closed to me. I think maybe its worth a look at that site again just in case they mention that card somewhere or other.   Apologies by the way for the delay in replying.   Regards
  11. Hello to all.   If anyone has an old PIC16f877-20 (not the PIC16f877A) I would gratefully buy it from you.   Best regards  
  12. Long shot? PIC16F877-20 wanted

    You are a gentleman Nils.   Regards   Tom.
  13. Long shot? PIC16F877-20 wanted

    Lieber Nils. Der PIC16F877 kam heute Morgen (Di. 12. August). Ich mag deine Verpackung! Es ist sehr sicher. Vielen Dank für eine solche Art und großzügige Geste. Wenn ich Sie schulden kein Bargeld lass es mich bitte wissen, wie viel es ist. Meine besten Grüße an Sie   (apologies for such poor German) Tom.  
  14. Cleaning your Boards

    I have found methylated spirits and an old toothbrush does the job very well, but only as long as good quality solder is employed, because cheap solder uses crappy flux, and meths won't shift it.   A decent protective spray should be used when the boards is finally soldered and cleaned.   regards
  15. Why not use pc keyboards as input devices?

    Thanks for the input everyone.   Thorsten you are correct for PC keyboards, althought I seem to remember a long time ago that some keyboards actually had a lamp fitted to each keycap - admittadly the keyboard was probably designed for a special purpose .   Nasruden I agree, although I'm not sure if more than one button is ever detected in MB.  A small delay I could live with.   nILS you mentioned a name I have not heard for a long time: Cherry keyboards: I would love to find an old one to plug in my PC. Excellent action, and dpdt (double pole double throw) to boot! I have lots of analogue controls, but I am experimenting with the minumum possible panel space: use switches increment up down, depending on a 'shift' button.  Convert button presses into CC data. That sort of thing.   Regards all.
  16. The standard pc keyboard offers lots of buttons for controlling stuff, so why not use them?   Or has this already been done for the MB?    
  17. Flat IDC 40 wire cable wanted

    Found one!
  18. Hello forum members.   Has anyone any spare 40 wire flat IDC cables? Old ones perhaps salvaged from a scrapped pc would be fine.   Best regards.    
  19. Long shot? PIC16F877-20 wanted

    Thanks nILS, sorry for delay, PM on way this instant.   best regards.
  20. 20 mHz clock Module vs crystal.

    I built the circuit, and used a module to drive three Pics, config is HS, not one problem found.
  21. Hi forum members.   I am considering using switches in place of pots:   Instead of turning a pot to increase/decrease a CC value, use instead two switches: one switch increments the value from 0 to 127, the other switch to decrement the value.   A single press increments/decrements the value by one, and a longer press steps up or down until released.   I was hoping to use DOUTs as indicators of last button-pair changed.   Has anyone used this method with Midibox? Did they use Midibox 128 or what? Is it actually possible?   Looking forward to reading some ideas.   Regards
  22. Long shot? PIC16F877-20 wanted

    thanks for trying anyway.   best regards
  23. Long shot? PIC16F877-20 wanted

    Thanks ilmenator, I will keep my fingers 'crossed'.
  24. Long shot? PIC16F877-20 wanted

    Hi ilmenator, and thanks for such a swift reply!   I am located in the U.K, but I could pay you via Paypal or something perhaps?   regards to you.
  25. [GIVEAWAY] 3x PIC16F877

    Hello NorthernLightX,   This is one hell of a long shot, but here goes:   I wonder if you still have the chips PIC16F877 which you advertised on November 2012? I am in middle of making the old MB64 with a MIDImerger, and both use that chip. Whatever the postage is from Nederland to UK, please let me know and I will pay you. Perhaps by Paypal?   Best regards