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PU-2: PIN assigments and some testing

It’s good to have a Mega! Plenty of pins for the prototype. Some of the digital pins are hidden by the shield I made for the connectors. As far as coding goes, programming the PU-2 is easier than programming the … Continue reading

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PU-2: emulating the FCB1010!

The PU-2 is now able to emulate pretty much everything a stock FCB1010 can do. I was actually able to send and receive sysex data to/from iFCB, a programming software available on the Mac. One thing that the PU-2 doesn’t … Continue reading

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PU-2: New brain – Arduino Mega

The FCB1010/PU-2 has a new brain. The Arduino Mega (clone) has been connected in place of the main board. I have┬áremoved: the power transformer, the mains/120 volts plug and the on/off switch, because the PU-2 will be bus-powered. It was … Continue reading

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FCB1010 – PU-2: Requirements and Wish List

I’ve identified some requirements for my second pedal board based on the Behringer FCB1010. Here’s a list for now: USB connection. This is a must, for fast and efficient programming and reprogramming. USB also makes it a lot easier to … Continue reading

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PU-1: Emulating the Apogee Gio, Part 2

I have completed the second phase of this project. The PU-1 can now send commands to GarageBand/Logic/Mainstage and receive commands and other information using Midi commands (but not from GarageBand). Part 2 did not require more electronics. All additional changes … Continue reading

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PU-1: Emulating the Apogee GIO, Part 1

The Apogee GIO is a small pedal board expressly made to interface with Apple’s Garageband or Logic. I use Logic for music production and control, as well as for live performance.   Since the PU-1 is awaiting a purpose in … Continue reading

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PU-1: Complete V 1.0

The PU-1 is complete, at least in its prototyping phase. The connection board is done and the external Arduino/Shield is attached. In this picture, the PU-1 is powered by a 9 volt battery. At the top is the Arduino with … Continue reading

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Line 6: Renaming it PU-1.

Time as come to put the Line 6 pedal board back together. I decided to call this particular board the Line 6/PU-1. I hacked it… then it is mine! The behringer FCB1010 will probably be the PU-2… The PU-1 will … Continue reading

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Arduino: Using a rotary encoder

As explained in this post, rotary encoders are notoriously unreliable. Well, the cheap ones are. Why bother? But wait, could they be used at all? Most of the problems people complain about have to do with bouncing. But is bouncing … Continue reading

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My Review of Arduino Cookbook

Originally submitted at O’Reilly Create your own robots, toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, and many other projects with the Arduino device. This simple microcontroller board lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with … Continue reading

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