Project page: http://www.ucapps.de...core_lpc17.html
The first prototype is working perfectly, so that the PCB layout can be used
without changes. Only some labels have to be overworked to improve the overall
Due to the superior specs it will replace the MBHP_CORE_STM32 completely.
SmashTV is planning to sell the remaining "Core32" boards to MBSEQ V4 users, since the STM32
performance is sufficient for this project (I will still use the STM32 for my own MBSEQ V4
as well). To future MBSEQ V4 users: please support him to sell the last boards, otherwise
the big help that he gave us to provide MBHP_CORE_STM32 as a DIY friendly solution will
result into a financial loss!
We count on your help!
For users who don't plan to build a MBSEQ V4, the new MBHP_CORE_LPC17 module is the
first choice of course!
This module finally gives us a solution which doesn't require SMD soldering anymore.
Instead we use a prebuilt LPCXPRESSO LPC1769 and mount it on the PCB which only contains
easy to solder DIP components.
Accordingly I see this as a perfect solution for the MIDIbox projects, as users don't
rely on PCBs and/or SMD presoldering anymore. The MBHP_CORE_LPC17 circuit can even
be built on a veroboard, or alternative PCB layouts could be created for special
purposes (e.g. with reduced but sufficient feature set, or with integrated control surface
However, for those who are interested on the complete PCB: just join this order!
The estimated costs are
In addition a LPCXPRESSO LPC1769 is required which is available for ca. 30 EUR at
Embedded Artists in Sweden, or 24 EUR at Watterot in Germany. There are resellers
in other countries as well (e.g. Mouser: US $34)
Costs for additional components: ca. 14 EUR
Except for the MagJack (Ethernet) these components are typically available
in local shops, but also (and especially) at Reichelt
See also http://www.ucapps.de...7_orderlist.txt
(the MagJack is available at www.csd-electronics.de)
So, the costs of a complete MBHP_CORE_LPC17 module is ca. 44 EUR
(for germans who order remaining parts at Watterot and Reichelt)
This batch order will only include a PCB + an optional MagJack, since it's a special part!
When will it happen: in ca. 1..2 weeks, depending on the amount of requested boards.
SmashTV is planning to provide complete kits later.
Especially for europeans there will be additional batch orders for PCBs and MagJack
handled by myself in future if enough people are interested.
Future projects which will use the MBHP_CORE_LPC17 module:
- MIDIbox SEQ V4 has been ported to LPC17 and works stable. Due to the reasons described
above, I ask future users to buy the remaining MBHP_CORE_STM32 modules from SmashTV first.
Keep it fair!
Only if you want to use the Ethernet option, a MBHP_CORE_LPC17 is the better choice.
- new synths will grow up. First experiments done by Nils (nI2S synth) and myself (speech
synth) showing awesome results. MBSID V3 has been started as well (but won't be released
before Q1 of next year)
- A simple but helpful USB MIDI / 2xMIDI IO / OSC bridge, e.g. to access a common
MIDI synth from an iPhone/iPad application which sends or receives OSC messages
without the usage of a PC.
On-board IOs will be controllable via MIDI and OSC as well, e.g. if you want to control
your coffee machine from an iPhone ;)
- MIDIO128 V3 is some kind of "low hanging fruit" and could be released very quickly.
New features are for example: USB MIDI, two MIDI IOs, OSC receive and transmit, and
a MIDI file player and recorder, e.g. to MIDIfy an organ and to start playbacks without the need for a PC
- MIDIbox CV V2 is a "low hanging fruit" as well.
It will support all features of MBCV V1 + more CV channels (your choice how many are required),
more triggers, gates and/or clocks (up to 128 with configurable characteristic and dividers),
USB MIDI for best performance, 2 common MIDI IO ports, OSC
- MIDIbox NG V2: basically a superset of MIDIbox64, MIDIbox64E, MIDIbox MF, MIDIbox LC and MIDIO128
USB MIDI, 2xMIDI IO, OSC
Configuration via text files stored on SD Card.
Inclusive Sending and Receive NRPN and SysEx messages without programming
And last but not least: since MIOS32 provides an open programming platform which supports
C and C++ with already available low level drivers which abstract the hardware, it
should be *much* easier for programmers to develop their own applications and share them
to the community than with the limited (and ca. 10 years old) MBHP_CORE_PIC module.
See also http://www.ucapps.de/mios32_c.html
We are not speaking about the future, the future is now! ;)
Finally the link to the Wiki page where you can add your name if you are interested:
- 2.00 EUR inside germany
- 4.00 EUR outside germany
Best Regards, Thorsten.