Phobass PCB’s

Today, using one of my favourite PCB companies ever, I sent off for my Phobass IV PCB’s to be made! I didn’t get round to designing the “string” PCB as that will require much more though and I’m wanting to jump right into finally completing IV! I’ve also fully completed the menu system and at […]

Phobass menu update

After a nice trip down to London to go and see my family, I had the joy of 4 hours of train travel! That to me seems like the ideal time to program compared to waiting doing absolutely nothing. I brought along my breadboard with my LCD and STM32F0 discovery to test my programming though […]

Phobass menu system

Having had a drastic rethink over the whole Phobass design, I’ve decided that I’m going to scrap the idea of making the patch editing PC based and have a dedicated patch editor onboard. Using my trusty PCD8544 Nokia LCD and the library I wrote, I’ve been writing a menu system. So far, I’ve got the […]

New Phobass PCB’s

So the other day, in a lovely triangular fedex package, my latest PCB design for the phobass arrived from PCBWing (http://www.pcbwing.com/). For this PCB, I decided to have a go designing using 0603 parts as a bit of a challenge. I’ve hand soldered with 1206 and 0805 parts with no major worries and by the […]

Maple Mini and CooCox

Last year, I came across the Maple Mini microcontroller (http://goo.gl/G5579s) which is an ARM based arduino equivalent that came before the arduino due. It really helped me jump into the world of arm controllers and I think that its a really great little board! Unfortunately, they stopped support for windows quite a while back and […]