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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:30 am    Post subject:  Appendage Ribbon Controller PC Board Pre Orders
Subject description: preordering begins today July 11 2011 and ends September 30, 2011
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By popular demand, sMs Audio Electronics is taking preorders for the Appendage Touch Ribbon Controller PC board for a period of approximately 2 months starting today, July 11, 2011 and ending on September 30, 2011. Two weeks after the end of the preorder process, the boards will ship to all who purchased them.

BUILD & TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS POST

Want to see what the Appendage can do? Take a peek at Scott Stites videos on his YouTube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottStites


Printed Circuit Board (2 Layer, Silkscreened, Green Soldermask) ---- $40.00

Shipping to US/CAN _________ $4.00
Shipping all other destinations _________ $8.00
Shipping is FLAT rate .... buy 1, buy 10, it don't matter, same price ...

Please Send Payments via Paypal to: billnrob@optonline.net

Thank You
Bill
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

wonderful news! i'm on a little mini tour right now but as soon as i get back i will pick up one, maybe even two!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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wonderful news! i'm on a little mini tour right now but as soon as i get back i will pick up one, maybe even two!


OK great and knock em' dead on the tour ! Cool the preorer time is long so it gives a chance for everyone to get in on the run.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

there is an schematic to stuDIY?
Please... just non comertial use.
It is to interesting to keep it in secret

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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there is an schematic to stuDIY?
Please... just non comertial use.
It is to interesting to keep it in secret


Ahh, but there are no secrets here my friend. The build documentation Table Of Contents states where to find it. Very Happy

Appendix D: Appendage PCB Schematic……………….…………………….D1
Quiz next week ! Wink Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

No secrets I know.
I was just joking.
Thanks a lot! lot LOT LOT!

Another thing is I was wondering if the appendage controller will work nicely with analog output reflective distance sensors in the place of the menbrane pot, to make something like a supertheremin for my modular.
The sensor is like this:

http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/136

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Only three weeks left gang for pre-ordering!! If you intend on ordering your Ribbon Controller PC board(s), please better make sure you dont miss the deadline of September 30, 2011.

Thanks to those who have ordered board thus far.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the reminder Bill. I think I just scraped home with this one!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Mike

Thanks very much and thank you for your kind words you wrote within the Paypal invoice. Your in !!

Bill
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The long order window saved me this time, being sick last winter still has me with money troubles now. Just finally sent payment for my two boards! I am very much looking forward to these!

Thank you, Bill and Scott!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

CJ Miller wrote:
The long order window saved me this time, being sick last winter still has me with money troubles now. Just finally sent payment for my two oards! I am very much looking forward to these!

Thank you, Bill and Scott!

Likewise,
I felt so stupid for missing this project the first time around.
I ordered 2 this time, and a quad Bass++ as well. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for your orders guys Cool CJ, hope you stay well man. Glad you will be back building. Cool

So far, the count is 17 sold thus far. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Note to all builders, a new APPENDAGE BUILD DOCUMENTATION area has been added for your convenience.

http://electro-music.com/forum/post-340402.html#340402


ONLY 11 days LEFT for PREORDERS !!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Damn almost forgot about this one Embarassed
just remembered it in the nick of time
another 2 to add to the 4 i have
The plan is to build a Hexappendage guitar lookin thingy:lol:
well eventually that is ! wish me luck

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Damn almost forgot about this one Embarassed
just remembered it in the nick of time
another 2 to add to the 4 i have
The plan is to build a Hexappendage guitar lookin thingy:lol:
well eventually that is ! wish me luck


Oh this sounds very Cool !! Good luck for sure. Sounds like a long term project but you must post your progress in the appendage build area of the forum

Thanks for your Patronage BTW !

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

thanks for the encouragement and for doing another run


"probably won't happen today but if it does it definitely won't go smoothly" geoffry [ take a tip from an urban gorilla ] maher

yeah will take a while, will post progress once i have something
physically started long way down in backlog at the minute.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

money sent for 1 board to NYC! woooot!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm totally stoked! payment sent for one. first time buyer. I feel like I can hang with the cool kids now.
Cool
then run 'em off after I start making chaotic noises!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wow, to all a BIG thanks ! Thus far we have 31 PC boards sold !

The ordering has been extended to this Sunday, October 2, 2011 Midnight so if any last minutes orders need to be made, please do so.

Look for future announcements of a MIDI adapter that will connect into the AUX EXPANSION port of your Appendage Ribbon Controller PC boards. It will convert the analog voltages and triggers into MIDI NOTE events and MIDI CC data which will allow for control, for example, of software based instruments via MIDI.

Thanks once again
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

State Machine wrote:

Look for future announcements of a MIDI adapter that will connect into the AUX EXPANSION port of your Appendage Ribbon Controller PC boards. It will convert the analog voltages and triggers into MIDI NOTE events and MIDI CC data which will allow for control, for example, of software based instruments via MIDI.

Thanks once again
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Shocked does that work with previous versions too?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Woah.

That is indeed cool!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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does that work with previous versions too?



Yes, it will work with all previous versions sold, In addition to the latest boards being sold now. The only difference between the old and new Appendage boards are the additional protective diodes that were added and do not add any, nor take away, any operational features of the ribbon controller.

I have a working prototype of the analog to MIDI unit in my studio and added additional A/D channels. The circuit just needed some final "polish" and a printed circuit generated. It's kind of a kluge of an AVR based processor board and a MIDI interface board. I never made it a saleable product and figured nobody would be interested in it. This could be the catylist to to finally finish
it.

More on this soon.

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A must have i would think
definitely very interested
will buy as soon as it becomes available Smile

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A must have i would think
definitely very interested
will buy as soon as it becomes available


A sincere thanks for your support on this Very Happy

and ....... Another thanks for all the PC board orders. Pre Ordering has now officially come to an end and I will now submit the order for manufacturing. This will be another 2 weeks until I get them in. I will then begin shipping. I will make the announcement here when this happens.

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Boards are ordered.

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