A new shield for you
I am very pleased to announce an early bird special for all my existing backers.
There are a limited number of very low-priced shields in my new kickstarter... Read more
Sound Shields Shipped
At this point, all shields have shipped except for the 6 people who have not given me their addresses/filled out their surveys. These people have had several notices... Read more
Gold connectors are here
If you have not done the survey yet, don't worry about the gold connectors.
I sped up the process by placing another order via DHL and they have... Read more
All surveys were sent. All shipments for anyone who filled out a survey were sent (the last batch going out today). The only exception is those few who... Read more
hardware construction and a new store
Some people are having trouble doing the kit build. There are some new close-ups of some components at:
Part order snafu
The DHL ordered parts came in. I delivered them all to the assembler, who is to kit the parts or assemble them. Within a few days of the... Read more
Yesterday, I reordered the missing parts from China. This time they will be sending the parts by DHL. What a mess. The entire project is being held up... Read more
Waiting for Parts
We await arrival of a shipment of parts from China (air mail number is RB469906930CN). Tracking (google auto-translation) says the current status is "The exports total package straight seal sealing... Read more
PCBs are here!
The PCBs arrived. 400 little PCBs weigh 6kg. Parts are on order.
Some parts are from China, and are taking their time.
I will let you know when... Read more
Boards on order
BatchPCB came back last week, the spin was populated and tested (all is well!). A production order for PCBs went out to www.goldphoenixpcb.com and payment cleared, yesterday. The "7 day... Read more
one more spin
Last week I sent out a PCB for another spin. The order is expedited and I expect it back "real-soon-now" so that I can check it before the final version... Read more
List of videos
Here is a list of video links that have been posted showing some new effects.
Here is the shifting ring modulator with a 12 string guitar;
Here... Read more
We now have loopback, reverb, variable oscillator and shifting ring modulation working on the Leonardo. That was not easy!
A Youtube video
shows the Leonardo processing the output of... Read more
Leonardo and Random Sounds
In this update we show Leonardo random output as a function of the programmable resistor input. Its a computer making computer music!
Two Shields and a Bass... in Spaaaaaace
In this demo, I show the advantage of having two shields, each with different effects. This demo makes use of a bass. The first shield is doing reverb and the... Read more
Am I Seeing Double?
Kickstarter central gave me permission to offer two Unos with Two Shields and so I have added a reward to the list (turning the have-nots into the have-twos!).... Read more
Stretch Goal #7 - The $7,000 dollar Mark!
Wow, I am really amazed that my little tiny shield has garnered so much support.
It is you, the backers, that have made this possible. And it is... Read more
As you may know, linear PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is a linear representation of the audio signal, in memory. This video uses a PCM sample of a mac startup sound... Read more
Experiment in Guitar Harmonics and Shifting Carrier Hetrodyning
For those who don't play harmonica, I tried my hand at using the acoustic 12 string guitar with a microphone, DSP Shield and quickly shifting ring modulation carrier.... Read more
Shifting Ring Modulation
You may know about ring modulation, Heterodyning an input signal with a fixed carrier. Also known as Amplitude Modulation (AM), in communication systems, we typically get two sidebands. The... Read more
New Reward Added - Get Yer Uno with a stereo set!
By popular demand, for those who ordered a stereo set and are looking to add an Uno (since they need an extra) I have added the Uno+Stereo Set;... Read more
To determine the difference between arduino variants, I am using a few macros. This puts the UG in UGLY. If you think this is bone-headed and you know... Read more
I was able to support leonardo by remapping the io ports in the code. What a pain! Is there a way to determine what kind of arduino you... Read more
The Linear Eyes Have It!
As you know, a Light Dependent Resistor detects light intensity
changes on the surface of the resistor.
You may not be aware of the
Eastman Kodak patent from... Read more
Stretch Goal #6 - $6,000 - Two LDRs in Every Pot! Shine a Light on Me!
Yup, you heard that right. Two, count 'em! Not one, but two awesome light dependent resistors (CdS Cells) for everyone who ordered a kit or a fully assembled board.
Yup,... Read more
Shiny Gold Adapters
The gold plated audio adapters arrived today. I must say, all that glitters is not gold.
But gold does glitter! Very fine barbarous relics! I wonder what John Maynard Keynes... Read more
Stretch Goal #5 - Theremin Software- $5,000 - OHM On the Range!
"There was one man who was interested in the color of music, the connection between light and music, and that was Einstein." - Leon Theremin
Wow, I am... Read more
Uno Bundle - Give the Gift of Signal Processing
Popular demand (phone calls from parents!) has caused me to bring the "Arduino Bundle". This is now included with one of the rewards so you can get an... Read more
Stretch Goal #4 - Theremin - $4,000
First, thank you for the support!
I am really thrilled to announce this new stretch goal, the Theremin. Named after the westernized-name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who... Read more
Stretch Goal #3 - $3500 Go for the Gold!
“In truth, the gold standard is already a barbarous relic.”
-Monetary Reform (1924), p. 172, John Maynard Keynes
Wow, we made stretch goal #2, now it is time to go for... Read more
Stretch Goal #2 - $3,200
Wow! We made our stretch goal of $3,000 in only 3 days.
If we reach $3,200 then anyone who ordered a fully assembled board gets a two FREE (i.e.,... Read more
New Reward Added
For those who are interested in building their own boards, I have added a stereo kit. This is two sets of parts, with PCBs, for your assembling pleasure!... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 - $3,000
Here is the first (of what I hope to be many) stretch goals. If we reach $3,000 then anyone who ordered a fully assembled board gets a FREE... Read more
Thank You, Shields, Website, Stretch Goals, and more!
First of all:
Thank You to all our backers! We are so very excited and surprised by the support so far, and can't wait to get some DSP Shields to... Read more
We did it!
I am very pleased to announce that we reached the funding goal of $2,000 in 9 days.
If you should like to blog about the project (tweet about... Read more
New Reward Added
There is a new Stereo set with combined shipping, added as a reward. Thank you all for your support. We are getting close to the funding goal!
Please tell your... Read more
Thanks for your support!
Well, after one day, we got to 40% funding. Wow, I am really stunned
If you think this is an exciting project, please like it on facebook or... Read more
That was easy! All sold out of the Uber-limited rewards!
Well, first a big thank you!
We sold out on the UBER Limited rewards in 4 hours after going live. Cool!
Thanks so much for your support!!
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