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1  General Category / commerce / Re: Buy Stribe1 kit on: May 20, 2011, 03:35:41 PM
I have some extra acrylic pieces...
2  General Category / help / Re: stribes not lighting up, values are sent, drop to zero when not touched on: April 26, 2011, 12:33:28 PM
I have had that same issue with the calibration .txt file being missing on a new machine - it "should" work but weirdly doesn't...  Happy you figured it out!
3  General Category / help / Re: stribes not lighting up, values are sent, drop to zero when not touched on: April 25, 2011, 08:31:34 AM
Did the lights ever work, or is this your first time using them?  Did you build these from a kit?

The touch sensor is on a different circuit than the lights, so it's good that you're getting values.  They are designed to drop to 0 when you let go, the positions are remembered in software.

The MAX7221 LED driver chips run the lights, so if those are in wrong the sensor would still work but no lights.  But the fact that they light for a second tells me the MAX7221s are probably sending a startup sequence.
4  General Category / news / test on: October 02, 2010, 06:22:47 AM
test to figure out why posting is so slow
5  General Category / news / Re: sorry about the downtime on: March 16, 2010, 10:39:08 AM
Update: I just upgraded the site and now it supports Moderation.  Yay!  So anyways, new posts will require approval from a Moderator.  I apologize for this inconvenience but unfortunately the badmen make it necessary.

Once again, thanks for your patience and continued support and enthusiasm!
6  General Category / ideas / related projects / Re: Softpot Sample & Hold in Software? on: December 03, 2009, 08:04:18 PM
I would def get an Arduino and a couple sensors of your choice and start playing.  Just connecting some potenitometers to an Ardiono opens up a whole universe of sonic insanity.  Tons of example code on arduino.cc to steal*hrmph*borrow from e.g. you can put pieces of example code together to achieve what you want, go back and polish later.  You'll probably want to use something like Max/MSP ($) or processing (free) for the software piece.  Max4Live is out now and so you can embed you Max creations inside Live and use all it's features, too.  Pretty sick stuff.  Yeah, you will have the time of your life.
7  General Category / ideas / related projects / Re: Stribe as needle drop for dj software? on: November 23, 2009, 11:08:55 PM
Scott made a scrubber app for the stribe, you can see it in use here:


I think this is what you're talking about?  I think he just made it for the demo, though, so it's pretty rough.
8  General Category / build / Re: Foxy's 16 stribe monster - best wat to connect on: October 20, 2009, 05:56:02 AM
WOW!   Cool

Nice work, that looks amazing!  It's like my grandchild or something.  All grown up...  Snif.  Wink

Really, really, amazing job.  I can't tell you how impressed I am that the plexi slots lined up on your first try.  I'm glad to make you a patch to address 2 stribes...  I haven't tried it myself but I have multiple Arduinos here so I'll fake it up and see what's needed. 

I can also try to hook in the monome stuff for you so you can communicate w/ your 128 from the same patch.  I've had varying degrees of success with this myself (running a monome and a stribe from same patch) and have several examples that you could start to play with (I'll go find them and post a link, or you can do a Search on this site if you just can't wait).  The most successful is the least elegant: run monomeserial, then launch mlr_stribed in Max - I think I posted a version that works with Stribe1s...

9  General Category / ideas / related projects / Re: Bend totally control on: September 08, 2009, 12:53:24 PM
Mudo, can you make your posts within the relevant thread?  Thanks!
10  General Category / firmware / Re: How to work on the Firmware on: September 08, 2009, 12:51:04 PM
See the bottom of this page: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/stribe/ for the firmware to use with the stribe1 circuits
11  General Category / build / Re: Foxy's 16 stribe monster - best wat to connect on: August 26, 2009, 10:20:40 AM
I love the smoked plexi w/ the orange looks awesome!
12  General Category / build / Re: Foxy's 16 stribe monster - best wat to connect on: August 22, 2009, 05:45:34 AM
Wow!  Beautiful!
13  General Category / firmware / Re: Firmware for Standalone use on: August 02, 2009, 10:10:38 AM
Previous post but firmware link is broken:


A firmware for PIC developed by tk can be downloaded from this page here:


And here is tk's posting about his MIDI-fied stribe on midibox.org:


You can learn more about MIOS and MIDIBOX and PIC here: http://forum.midibox.org/

Please do keep us apprised of your progress!
14  General Category / build / Re: Foxy's 16 stribe monster - best wat to connect on: July 24, 2009, 06:44:08 PM
In my experience with the original 8-stribe proto, as you reduce the ISET/resistor value (stribe1s ship with 47k ISET resistors) you will start to run out of power from the Arduino's USB port. 

The way I saw this was that all but the last couple of MAX7221s lit up when I used 10k resistors, and then it froze.  So I increased the ISET values to 47k and it solved the problem.

But my point is I haven;t experimented extensively with the ISET value.  One thing I always wanted to try was adding 50k potentiometers in place of the ISET resistors, then tweaking to an optimal setting, then measuring the resistance of the pots and replace with similar value resistors...

Adding an external wall-wart power supply to feed the Arduino might help with power usage, not sure.
15  General Category / build / Re: Foxy's 16 stribe monster - best wat to connect on: July 19, 2009, 09:55:56 AM
oops, I didn't read carefully - well if it's a drop-in and much cheaper that's awesome!
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