Saturday, 5 January 2013

CMOS to Nanoloop Sync

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Thanks to Circuit Ben and the info on Gijs's site

I wanted to have my gameboy playing Nanoloop to be in sync with my ROBOT. Due to the fact that the internet is AWESOME and thanks to Circuit Ben and the info on Gijs's site, I did it!

The cable is simply the 9v pk-pk square wave from my clock gen fed into the gb link ports.
The only pins connected are ground and Nano sync in as shown below; I used a 2K resistor on the sync input for protection. it seems to make it more stable
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Here's a video showing it working!

*EDIT* ok it seems NL gets a little upset with a 9v pulse. I regulated the clock power supply to 5v and removed the 2k resistor and all seems happy now 


Friday, 4 January 2013

2 classics

Here's 2 blasts from the past 


AHOY! Here's some robot stuff. I made  costumes with ALVY, for the Lewes Fireworks parade. Was well cool. I had my ANTICLOCK box (schematic below) switching 4 channels of LED strips in packing foam. I also clocked my Korg Monotribe from the AC, which ran into a kaos pad mini, and into my minirig. It was fun and I hope to make a video of it soon. The chest plate is a paint tray secured with a bunjy.
I played a gig with the outfit at the Holditdown xmas party. This time I used Nanoloop 1.3 running on a gameboy classic with a boss DD20 for FX. I tried the most outrageous sync chain for the GB, but this was patchy, so the outfit and music were independently synced.
The gig was funny for many reasons. My favourite was the abuse we were getting from the meatheads when we were dj'ing turning into love and raving when the beats and flashing lights started.
A surprising bonus was hallucinating a lot when the mask slipped over my eyes (often).

I really like the LED strip/foam combo, cheers to Uwe + Jordis, and Alvy for the inspiration.