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Post by numan7 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:58 am

EarlJemmings wrote:...and glide into a dream :zen:
:tu: i've been patching sloth and super-sloth outputs into expo fm of various vcos whose pitch-cv's are being sequenced by my recently arrived koma komplex sequencer ('wally'). ....

the chaotic outputs tend to stay constant / dormant for 12-16 bars, depending on where i have things set, and then will all of a sudden kick in & make the sequences deviate in completely tripped out manners for 8-12 bars & then repeat (sort of) - the only thing i know of that compares (in terms of 'glidey-ness') would be the :wiard::woggle::bug: - an awesome, awesome module this is!!! :hail:


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Post by rampy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:56 am

I can't wait to get my hands on this-- I just ordered one yesterday!

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Post by TripJ » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:19 am

The Modular Addict is also selling PCBs
A very strong maybe-build for the new year.

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Post by andrewF » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:17 am

TripJ wrote:The Modular Addict is also selling PCBs
A very strong maybe-build for the new year.

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Always been a fan of drones, passacaglias, and torpor.
Cheers
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Modular Addict are planning to design their own panels for Sloths and other NLC modules (they have a real graphic designer on the job). I will still have the white/gold panels available but now there is a choice! :party:

site is modularaddict.com btw

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Post by MatrixModulator » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:58 am

andrewF wrote:
TripJ wrote:The Modular Addict is also selling PCBs
A very strong maybe-build for the new year.

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Always been a fan of drones, passacaglias, and torpor.
Cheers
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Modular Addict are planning to design their own panels for Sloths and other NLC modules (they have a real graphic designer on the job). I will still have the white/gold panels available but now there is a choice! :party:

site is modularaddict.com btw

Can you give the link please? For some reason i don't see it on their website.
Do you have straith aluminium looking panels for sale?
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Post by andrewF » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:35 am

MatrixModulator wrote:
Can you give the link please? For some reason i don't see it on their website.
I don't know where TripJ got that image, the Modular Addict ones have their name on somewhere, so maybe it isn't from there? I know they have 4HP versions available.
MatrixModulator wrote: Do you have straith aluminium looking panels for sale?
Do you mean the original brushed alumium Sloth panels? Very sorry, long gone.

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Post by MatrixModulator » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:46 pm

andrewF wrote:
MatrixModulator wrote:
Can you give the link please? For some reason i don't see it on their website.
I don't know where TripJ got that image, the Modular Addict ones have their name on somewhere, so maybe it isn't from there? I know they have 4HP versions available.
MatrixModulator wrote: Do you have straith aluminium looking panels for sale?
Do you mean the original brushed alumium Sloth panels? Very sorry, long gone.
Ok thanks!
Actualy i emailed you, i'll get the tripple version without panel and maybe more pcb's i'm looking into it.
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Post by modularaddict » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:02 pm

MatrixModulator wrote:
andrewF wrote:
TripJ wrote:The Modular Addict is also selling PCBs
A very strong maybe-build for the new year.

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Always been a fan of drones, passacaglias, and torpor.
Cheers
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Modular Addict are planning to design their own panels for Sloths and other NLC modules (they have a real graphic designer on the job). I will still have the white/gold panels available but now there is a choice! :party:

site is modularaddict.com btw

Can you give the link please? For some reason i don't see it on their website.
Do you have straith aluminium looking panels for sale?
if anyone's interested, they're here: http://modularaddict.com/manufacturer/n ... kittype=34

took a different approach while we get things off the ground - reverse uv-printed lexan. there's pretty hi-res pictures on the shop. may or may not be your thing. i think they look pretty good in my modular, but i've got a bias! the fact that they're on lexan and reverse printed basically means they don't scuff or scratch. pretty widely used on heavy equipment, etc.

we'll be running some in aluminum (or maybe stainless?) shortly. got some new toys to play with on the way...

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Post by homodyne » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:17 pm

severence wrote:i'm enjoying setting up patches with the super sloth slowly ripping things apart and putting them back together again... triggering events over long periods of time

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Sick! :deadbanana:
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Post by EarlJemmings » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:14 pm

Just got my Modular Addict order in- great being able to get NLC from somewhere a bit closer, and I always dig my black panels

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Note to anyone who is retrofitting a sloth with a new panel- the LED needs to be pushed back some, or replaced with something smaller. But that's pretty easy.

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Post by MindMachine » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:00 am

homodyne wrote:
severence wrote:i'm enjoying setting up patches with the super sloth slowly ripping things apart and putting them back together again... triggering events over long periods of time

[video][/video]

Sick! :deadbanana:
I concur. :alien: :tinfoil:
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Post by TripJ » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:41 am

andrewF wrote:
MatrixModulator wrote:
Can you give the link please? For some reason i don't see it on their website.
I don't know where TripJ got that image, the Modular Addict ones have their name on somewhere, so maybe it isn't from there? I know they have 4HP versions available.
MatrixModulator wrote: Do you have straith aluminium looking panels for sale?
Do you mean the original brushed alumium Sloth panels? Very sorry, long gone.
I've been learning to use Inkscape for making my own panels and I came up with that design whilst noodling about the other night. Ideally I'd like to get together enough panels to have a 2' x 3' of aluminum sheet digitally printed prior to routing/drilling it on my CNC. For now I'll just go with the laminated heavy paper stock to get me up and running. What I'm building now is my first modular, so this is kind of new to me. My current panel needs will cover about 4 sq ft of sheet so I'm well on my way. Traditionally I've always liked the black panel look, but Greyscale's work is so freakin' awesome, I'm almost a clear anodized convert. By the time I get a Triple Sloth, a Barton Waveform Animator, Midi-Clock, Wogglebug, yadayadayada going next year I should have enough material need to justify a test run. We've done post-print routing at my shop in the past but we're a bit rusty and my table's 15 years old and could use a re-surfacing before I get into this level of registration.

If someone wanted the files to those Triple Sloths or a single, PM and I'll send them.
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Post by MatrixModulator » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:55 am

TripJ wrote:
andrewF wrote:
MatrixModulator wrote:
Can you give the link please? For some reason i don't see it on their website.
I don't know where TripJ got that image, the Modular Addict ones have their name on somewhere, so maybe it isn't from there? I know they have 4HP versions available.
MatrixModulator wrote: Do you have straith aluminium looking panels for sale?
Do you mean the original brushed alumium Sloth panels? Very sorry, long gone.
I've been learning to use Inkscape for making my own panels and I came up with that design whilst noodling about the other night. Ideally I'd like to get together enough panels to have a 2' x 3' of aluminum sheet digitally printed prior to routing/drilling it on my CNC. For now I'll just go with the laminated heavy paper stock to get me up and running. What I'm building now is my first modular, so this is kind of new to me. My current panel needs will cover about 4 sq ft of sheet so I'm well on my way. Traditionally I've always liked the black panel look, but Greyscale's work is so freakin' awesome, I'm almost a clear anodized convert. By the time I get a Triple Sloth, a Barton Waveform Animator, Midi-Clock, Wogglebug, yadayadayada going next year I should have enough material need to justify a test run. We've done post-print routing at my shop in the past but we're a bit rusty and my table's 15 years old and could use a re-surfacing before I get into this level of registration.

If someone wanted the files to those Triple Sloths or a single, PM and I'll send them.
j

I'M not sure to understand what you offer but i would be interested in a aluminium straith panel or the template to make one, if i find nothing i will make one myself with engraving company
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Post by TripJ » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:14 pm

I can't offer anything just yet. I'd want to test it against a real build (which I haven't done) at a minumum, to make sure everything fits. In designing, I'm using scaled pixel images from Modular Addict's PCB images, to get in the ballpark of a close fit. This is a simple drill job but still, I'd test against a paper plot before printing/cutting metal.

You're welcome to my files, but they may require tweaking before carving into reality for best results.

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Post by andrewF » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:47 pm

TripJ wrote:I can't offer anything just yet. I'd want to test it against a real build (which I haven't done) at a minumum, to make sure everything fits. In designing, I'm using scaled pixel images from Modular Addict's PCB images, to get in the ballpark of a close fit. This is a simple drill job but still, I'd test against a paper plot before printing/cutting metal.

You're welcome to my files, but they may require tweaking before carving into reality for best results.
There is a pdf of the Sloth panel template HERE.
I always post up panel templates for my modules when people ask for them, it is great to see the different designs that appear.

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Post by homodyne » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:15 pm

I have to say the more I look into the NLC stuff the more interesting and perplexing it becomes.

May I ask where one sources live human neurons? I'm afraid to ask TBH...
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Post by TripJ » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:26 pm

Thanks, andrew, I made corrections per your .pdf

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Post by andrewF » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:33 pm

homodyne wrote:I have to say the more I look into the NLC stuff the more interesting and perplexing it becomes.

May I ask where one sources live human neurons? I'm afraid to ask TBH...
The leader of the project, Guy Ben-Ary (this page has a very detailed description of cellF), had a chunk of his own meat extracted. This was then converted to stem cells and then they were converted to neurons. He then developed techniques to reliably grow the neurons on electrode arrays (basically PCBs with bare copper points that the neurons cluster around).
This pdf details the process, with nice pictures (warning - minor gore)

We are expecting to bring it to Europe in 2017.

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Post by MatrixModulator » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:08 am

I'm making carts for the triple sloth.
So... i guess 1% tolerance with 1/5W metal film resistor should work fine ? :hmm:

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Post by andrewF » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:13 am

1%-5% tolerance carbon or metal film okay
0.125W - 0.25W okay.

It is not 1V/oct, so no need to be too fussy with the resistors.
Caps on the other hand, try for +/-10% tolerance or less

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Post by MatrixModulator » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:16 am

andrewF wrote:1%-5% tolerance carbon or metal film okay
0.125W - 0.25W okay.

It is not 1V/oct, so no need to be too fussy with the resistors.
Caps on the other hand, try for +/-10% tolerance or less
Oh ok thanks !! :mrgreen:
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Post by MatrixModulator » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:19 am

Some says Temperature Coefficient ±200ppm/°C
other says less like ±50ppm/°C
Is this important ? Should i stay below ±200ppm/°C ?
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Post by andrewF » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:54 am

MatrixModulator wrote:Some says Temperature Coefficient ±200ppm/°C
other says less like ±50ppm/°C
Is this important ? Should i stay below ±200ppm/°C ?
:hmm:
none of that stuff is important (in this case), just get the cheapest ones within the specs discussed.

Look up other Mouser carts in this thread to see what components people have chosen. I never use Mouser myself, there are better local options for Aussies.

This discussion should really be in the Sloth DIY thread

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Post by MatrixModulator » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:09 pm

andrewF wrote:
MatrixModulator wrote:Some says Temperature Coefficient ±200ppm/°C
other says less like ±50ppm/°C
Is this important ? Should i stay below ±200ppm/°C ?
:hmm:
none of that stuff is important (in this case), just get the cheapest ones within the specs discussed.

Look up other Mouser carts in this thread to see what components people have chosen. I never use Mouser myself, there are better local options for Aussies.

This discussion should really be in the Sloth DIY thread
Ok thanks!
Yes sorry i'll post on that post instead!
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Post by homodyne » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:43 pm

andrewF wrote:
homodyne wrote:I have to say the more I look into the NLC stuff the more interesting and perplexing it becomes.

May I ask where one sources live human neurons? I'm afraid to ask TBH...
The leader of the project, Guy Ben-Ary (this page has a very detailed description of cellF), had a chunk of his own meat extracted. This was then converted to stem cells and then they were converted to neurons. He then developed techniques to reliably grow the neurons on electrode arrays (basically PCBs with bare copper points that the neurons cluster around).
This pdf details the process, with nice pictures (warning - minor gore)

We are expecting to bring it to Europe in 2017.
Thanks for the info and links, this is amazing stuff if also a bit troubling.
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