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Post by consumed » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:04 pm

i finally got it done! i have some troubleshooting to do, but the core functionality is working fine after a couple repairs today.
i built it in a cheap wooden "art box" since this was my first major panel design and i wasnt sure the optimal layout.
the klee has two modes: 8x2 or 16x1.
it runs from left to right on the top row, and right to left on the bottom.
when in 16x1, the leds chase each other in a rectangle.
this is a really strange sequencer but very conducive to experimentation.


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it is self powered (with a blacet supply) and everything is contained in the suitcase.

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Post by Kwote » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:24 am

damn that looks fresh! that's a grip of wires :shock: :)
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Post by J.w.M. » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:54 am

Superb-looking wiring. Nice enclosure, too. Awesome pics!

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Post by flts » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:32 am

Wow, that looks like a good job, congrats.

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One thing I absolutely hate about DIY electronics is wiring... Trying to get my mic pre / DI and stereo bus compressor wired neatly almost made me lose my mind. Toying around with ideas is fun (just managed to trigger MIDI with a piezo trigger + Arduino yesterday \o/), PCB stuffing is fun in a meditative kind of way... But goddamn, every time I get to the wiring phase, I spend ages with it and never end up being happy with the results. I can't find the right connectors so I just end up soldering all the leads directly to the board, I always run out of shrink tube, et cetera.

Everything works and I never seem to have huge grounding / shielding issues and hum, though, so maybe I should just be happy about that.

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Post by sandyb » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:31 am

that's looking really good! it would be great to see a video of it in action when you have the time.

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Post by consumed » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:22 am

thanks for the feedback =)
ill definitely make a video. i have to learn how to fly the thing.
some of the functionality makes it seem like its malfunctioning. but its not.
its some alien Heart of Gold contraption.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:20 am

holy crap consumed!!! very very nice work. The Klee is indeed the nicest looking sequencer I know of, sick sick options with that thing.

You've done an awesome job there. It looks like that art box is PERFECTLY SIZED for this project, you must have been relieved when there was enough clearance with that power supply to close the lid.

Awesome job, congrats 8)

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Post by consumed » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:10 pm

yeah it was really weird how the psu just fit about perfectly in there.
so perfectly that the lid of the psu doesnt fit.

i have a lot of extra power.
i was thinking of wiring an external power connector in the box (like a speakon) so i can use it for other modules. maybe for a separate wiard controller (jag and joystick). ok, thats a plan!

oh yeah, i have to reattach the carry handle, so i can pimp it briefcase style. =)

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Post by occupant » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:21 pm

well done!

that's really clean.. I bet it was a blast to build :)

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Post by felix » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:22 pm

Yeah! That looks style as all hell! 8)
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Post by consumed » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:17 pm

here's one of my first vids of the klee.
i turned the lights out so the leds could be seen easier.


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Post by sgnhh » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:16 pm

Can you give me a link to the schematic for this?

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Post by J.w.M. » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:45 pm

Wow! Great video. That thing looks amazing. The left-to-right on the top and right-to-left on the bottom row looks nicely logical in practice.
Thanks!

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Post by consumed » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:12 pm

the Klee's home is here, with all docs:

http://electro-music.com/forum/forum-155.html

i would highly suggest you pick up a component kit from state machine, along with the pcbs from the electro-music store. you will have to source your own hardware, but theres a few BOMs in some threads over there to help out (and i can help out with recommendations too).

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Post by Kwote » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:36 am

consumed wrote:here's one of my first vids of the klee.
i turned the lights out so the leds could be seen easier.

Holy shit man. :shock: that ruled!!
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Post by krisp14u » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:56 am

congratulations
that look a superb job
I must get my klee finished :cry:

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Post by consumed » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:52 am

one more video up, running a little slower =)

http://loopcycle.blogspot.com/2008/04/f ... iccom.html

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Post by sandyb » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:33 pm

thanks for the videos :)

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Post by Kwote » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:07 pm

sandyb wrote:thanks for the videos :)
2nded. any chance of a download? i'm getting klee envy over here.
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Post by sgnhh » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:09 pm

Thanks for posting this, I just saw your other Klee topic and I ordered both a parts kit (time frame on that is ending soon--good timing!) and the boards. This should be a fun project.

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Post by plord » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:04 pm

I put in my Mouser order for Klee panel parts this week, it might be here tomorrow. I'm going for a 3U rack in Wiard blue and with the celtic eagles on it, sliders, bigass momentaries, NKK switches for everything...should be bombproof but ow $$$.

Cardboard panel prototype this weekend, I hope! :)

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Post by Kent » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:23 am

plord, where are you getting your metal work done? It's the part of kit building that I detest; mostly because I'm a slob.

Consumed: How long did it take for your Component Kit from State Machine to show up? I'm still awaiting mine and I ordered it about 27 days ago. I am, however -like a good strike or bad service- located in France...

The PCBs showed up weeks ago & I ordered them at the same time.

Thanks, y'all.

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Post by sandyb » Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:01 am

Kent wrote:plord, where are you getting your metal work done? It's the part of kit building that I detest; mostly because I'm a slob.

Consumed: How long did it take for your Component Kit from State Machine to show up? I'm still awaiting mine and I ordered it about 27 days ago. I am, however -like a good strike or bad service- located in France...

The PCBs showed up weeks ago & I ordered them at the same time.

Thanks, y'all.
Kent,
my component kit took a while - i'm in Ireland. i think he's waiting for the ordering window to close before bagging them up and sending them out - that's what happened with mine. fear not - it will arrive - in a jiffy bag with lots of smiley stickers!
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Post by plord » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:30 pm

Kent wrote:plord, where are you getting your metal work done? It's the part of kit building that I detest; mostly because I'm a slob.
I'm going to drop the coin on a panel from FPE. I am still trying to figure out how to mount the sliders and PCBs to that panel so I don't have to add 32 screw holes to it :bang:

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Post by consumed » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:52 pm

kent, yes i think sandy's got it right. email bill/state machine if you have any questions--hes a good guy.

plord, check out how krunkus did his subpanel:

http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopi ... c&start=25

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