Archive for February, 2010

Percussibot Drum Controller Kit, Available Soon

I have received a number of inquiries about the availability of a drum controller kit. I am working on it. The kit will include a midi decoder board and 1, 2 or 3 FET driver boards depending on the number of output channels you need. Each FET driver board has 8 outputs.

Percussibot Kit

Percussibot Kit

This photo shows the MIDI decoder, one FET driver board,  LCD and a set of menu buttons

The kit will include the assembled PC boards, LCD display with cable, three push buttons, ribbon cables and a “wall wart” 12 volt power supply(US only).

Documentation will include schematics, parts list with sources, instructions, suggestions about the use of the kit and a description of how it works. Source code is not included but hex files for programming your own PIC’s will be provided upon request. You are free to write your own code of course. The midi board can be programmed through an ICD connector on the board. Each channel on the FET boards use a 12F683 to generate independent PWM signals. These PIC’s need to be programmed off the board.

All IC’s are DIP socketed.

I’ll be selling assembled and tested boards to avoid issues with assembly problems.

The prices will be as follows:

Midi Decoder board $275

8 Channel FET board $325

(The prices do not include shipping.)

All spares can be ordered through Digikey.

I am not taking orders yet.  I’ll be ready to accept orders in a couple of weeks.

Please leave a comment or email me  if you would be interested in purchasing a kit.

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