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    Default $17.00 everything-included DIY controller kit

    Want to experiment with building your own controller?

    Good news, I'm working on a $17.00 kit that includes everything you need to build your own controller:

    • 16 Potentiometers with knobs
    • 16 Push Buttons
    • 16 LED's with mount
    • Arduino Pro Micro
    • PCB to connect everything


    Don't already have a soldering iron? No problem for a couple extra bucks I'll ship some solder and a soldering iron too.

    Don't have any programming skills? No worries if you just want to connect the things listed above you don't need to write any code.

    Here is a little preview pic of the board that comes with the kit, it still looks a bit janky since it's still a quick test design:


    This all comes pre-assembled, no worries.

    The kit is easy enough to use for a complete beginner, you can just wire everything up and it'll pretty much work. But if you, later on, want to do some custom stuff like adding a display or some encoders that is possible as well.

    Naturally, for $17.00 I'm not making a profit on this, the first 30 people will get it for the price it will cost me to produce the kit, after that we'll see.

    If you want one, leave a comment

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    You trying to put Livid Brain out to pasture? :-p I def want one.
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    Haha wow I knew of the Brain but not the Brain Jr but this is super similar to the Brain Jr. Instead of making a big one I'll probably just make the option to chain them together/add modules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJDoubleYou View Post
    Haha wow I knew of the Brain but not the Brain Jr but this is super similar to the Brain Jr. Instead of making a big one I'll probably just make the option to chain them together/add modules.
    Nice. Ill be using yours in conjunction with a little touch screen, a nuc, and a vst host.
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    I just got the first batch of PCB's in, testing them RN.

    What part of the process would you like to have been handled the most? There are a lot of options, I could throw connectors on the board so people don't have to solder to the board themselves, I could design a small protective case around it so mounting would be easier etc. All suggestions are welcome!
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