Mastery is Pain

…but I’ve completed┬áDante’s Inferno. Finally.

I’m pretty much giving up on Dead Space however,┬ávery sparse ammunition combined with bad aiming skills using the PS3 controller do not add up to a fun experience. Might give it another shot if/when I get a decent graphics card for my PC.

Now all I need is a heaping of motivation with . . . → Read More: Mastery is Pain

Finally…

I wasn’t sure how the stands would turn out, but I think the result is pretty good for a first attempt. The naked MDF is now covered with birchwood veneer and treated with a wax coating. Now I want to get a microphone and put the DSP to proper use, although I think I need to . . . → Read More: Finally…

Preamp Prototype, Round 2…

So… while things are still well beyond the borders of prototype-land, at least this version looks a bit better than the first working version. I think it’s the metal panel that makes the difference, and the VFD.
The display can be connected via serial or parallel, I opted to use the hardware SPI interface on the Atmel . . . → Read More: Preamp Prototype, Round 2…

Where was the kaboom?

Thankfully, there wasn’t one… despite being horribly inept at ordering electronic parts (always seem to forget some little bit or bob), all the components have been soldered on the preamp PCB, my provisional microcontroller board is attached, and it all actually works. I can control the volume with the rotary encoder or remote, turn mute on . . . → Read More: Where was the kaboom?

I find your lack of progress disturbing…

So without further ado…

Work on the preamp has been a bit slow but I now have a rotary encoder hooked up to the AVR that I can use to control values.

I’m a bit undecided what display to use, the original plan was to use a VFD but their power consumption (approx. 400-500mA) may be . . . → Read More: I find your lack of progress disturbing…