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Post by rv0 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:29 am

crustibooga wrote:Hi Crooked, good idea, maybe I could do this as an option as I'm sure there'll be others who are thinking along these lines.
indeed.. no need for a speaker
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Post by Sparky » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:11 am

I'm not fussed about a speaker (or room on the back for one) either. However, I'd like to be able to put the JasperIn interface inside.

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Post by Bodo1967 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:23 am

I too don't bother too much about a speaker as well. If there's no space, that's OK with me and I'll go without a speaker, and if there is I'll probably put one in. So what.

All I really need is the space to put the Elby Link-to-MIDI converter in :).
... why buy it for $100 when you can build it yourself for $150?

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Post by drip.feed » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:45 am

Sparky wrote:I'm not fussed about a speaker (or room on the back for one) either. However, I'd like to be able to put the JasperIn interface inside.
Ditto. :guinness:
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Post by naegleria » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:27 pm

Hi, very interested in this case kit! Won't be adding a speaker to my Jasper however. Please put me down if not too late! :)

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Post by crustibooga » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:03 am

Just to let everyone know, CNC machine has arrived and am setting and calibrating the beast. I have a few days off next week to get production running and hope to get the prototyping sussed this weekend.

The non-speaker version might be a week or two down the line as there's quite a bit of re-drawing to do. It'll chop about 30/40mm off the back. There should still be room for midi.

Once you build the kit, Jasper drops into it from the top (6mm hex spacers are supplied for the bottom of Jasper) and is secured via 6 holes on the base. 2 screws secure the keyboard from the top.

More details + construction video will follow.


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Post by Sparky » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:17 am

That's looking fantastic! Thanks for accommodating a non-speaker option too!

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Post by biftek » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:00 pm

add me to the speakerless interest list!

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Post by The_Crooked_Man » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:17 pm

crustibooga wrote:The non-speaker version might be a week or two down the line as there's quite a bit of re-drawing to do. It'll chop about 30/40mm off the back. There should still be room for midi.
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NICE! I'll definitely go with the speaker-less version if the MIDI/CV board will fit.

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Post by JanneI » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:51 pm

Same here. Enough space for elby midi kit, no speakers!

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Post by nosotokarjazzy » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:26 pm

Same here, no speaker:)

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Post by Altitude909 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:42 pm

How about the battery pack? I could probably live without the speaker (I'd prefer with) but batteries are not negotiable..

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Post by crustibooga » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:36 pm

Hi Altitude, the kit comes with an 8 AA cell battery holder that will be easily accessed underneath. I'll upload a render of it tomorrow.

I think I've got the best possible solution for the batteries. Battery holder/container will be in all versions of the case.
Altitude909 wrote:How about the battery pack? I could probably live without the speaker (I'd prefer with) but batteries are not negotiable..

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Post by StormB » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:40 pm

hi
the same no Speaker

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Post by ashleym » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:48 pm

Come you creatives. Get the speaker fitted, record that and the DI sound. This will give you a good mix of sounds. Try overdriving the speaker. Try different speakers. Fit more speakers. It was good enough for the original design so it's good enough for us today. Or do we know more than the EDP team? Where are your creative minds? Keep your options open. #mic drop
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Post by col » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:31 pm

I would be interested in a non-speaker version but I'm not sure the weight/postage costs to Australia would make it viable. Crustybooga could you check?

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Post by col » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:34 pm

ashleym wrote:Come you creatives. Get the speaker fitted, record that and the DI sound. This will give you a good mix of sounds. Try overdriving the speaker. Try different speakers. Fit more speakers. It was good enough for the original design so it's good enough for us today. Or do we know more than the EDP team? Where are your creative minds? Keep your options open. #mic drop
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One thing that could be worth investigating is using the LM386 chip (powers the speaker) for a distortion circuit. I know there are a few guitar pedals that use that chip with germanium diodes etc... probably best discussed in the build thread though.

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Post by PWM » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:50 am

col wrote:One thing that could be worth investigating is using the LM386 chip (powers the speaker) for a distortion circuit. I know there are a few guitar pedals that use that chip with germanium diodes etc... probably best discussed in the build thread though.
My thought exactly.

I'll take a speaker-less case as well.

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Post by peAk » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:15 am

Any idea what the shipping cost will be to the US?

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Post by NekoNeko » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:24 pm

Yes to midi board

No to speaker for me please.

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Post by sizone » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:30 pm

speaker and battery. self contained. that is how the wasp was conceived. that is how it shall remain.

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Post by crustibooga » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:09 am

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Hi Altitude, here's a render of the base/battery. The 8 AA cell battery pack is supplied in the kit ready to pop into the hole.
Altitude909 wrote:How about the battery pack? I could probably live without the speaker (I'd prefer with) but batteries are not negotiable..

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Post by crustibooga » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:54 am

Update 6 - 11 November

Finally - all systems go this weekend. The CNC's been setup and is ready for production. I have just to make cutting paths on the drawings, all a load more work than I ever thought! :doh: But unless there's some problems this weekend, production begins this weekend.

Sorry it's taken so long, there's been plenty of :bang: on the way and suspect there will still be more :bang: and :doh: to come, but the result should be :yay: :guinness: :nana:

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Post by Altitude909 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:40 am

Awesome. Looking good on battery pack.

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Post by muncky » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:09 am

Awesome sir! Looking forward to it!

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