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Would it be possible to publish a schematic of the circuit you’re using? (perhaps do an image export from the eagle file?)
bitbutter said this on June 27, 2008 at 7:29 pm | Reply
I think i have it working now, so i made a schematic of my breadboard here: http://basementleds.blogspot.com/2008/07/schematic-for-bricktable-code.html
bitbutter said this on July 14, 2008 at 5:49 pm | Reply
Are you planing to post the pcb of the shield?
davidos said this on August 10, 2008 at 8:55 am | Reply
I’d very much like the schematics of the PCB too.
entartetemuzak said this on August 12, 2008 at 10:05 pm | Reply
Unfortunately we didn’t make the shield ourselves. We are using the shield designed by unsped. Others have put together group orders to get the shield made by 4pcb.com, where we had them made as well. The reason for this is because, we are trying to stay true to the specific wishes of both Monome and Unsped on circuit board manufacturing and other environmental concerns. Those who have organized group buys through 4pcb have done so by getting enough people together, and then calling 4pcb and having them reference Owen’s original order. There are a few thread on the Monome forums where you should take a look if you are interested.
Jordan Hochenbaum said this on August 13, 2008 at 9:10 am | Reply
What about the .1uf ceramic capacitor and the 10uf Electrolitic do you have any links the specs?
There are quite a few variables:
entartetemuzak said this on August 14, 2008 at 9:11 am | Reply
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Arduinome - part 01 « Muzak as in music said this on August 15, 2008 at 6:01 pm | Reply
so we just call 4pcb and tell them unsped sent us lol.
Fogflip said this on August 21, 2008 at 3:58 am | Reply
you can have 4pcb reprint an existing order number, and i think thats a really good idea as it prevents it from being printed at other nefarious places. use their order though, i made a pull up/down change from the one i ordered to the current version.
unsped said this on August 22, 2008 at 1:43 am | Reply
What type of LEDs did you guys get? What specs? Any good place to get them?
utoks said this on August 23, 2008 at 12:27 am | Reply
here is the link to the shield files
Wilcox said this on August 29, 2008 at 7:17 pm | Reply
Wilcox said this on August 29, 2008 at 7:48 pm | Reply
Digikey does not have the ED90053-ND in stock currently. However there is a RoHS non-compliant version in stock.
digikey # ED3124-ND
Both are IC SOCKET 24PIN MS TIN/TIN .300
utoks said this on August 30, 2008 at 8:40 am | Reply
I’ve decided on getting some blue 3.2v 20mA test 470mcd 468nm leds
digikey # 511-1611-ND
You don’t mention the diodes on your hardware list. What type should I be getting, or how do I figure this out?
utoks said this on August 30, 2008 at 9:28 am | Reply
They should be Signal Diodes, 1N4148 are good ones. very easy to find.
I have a question, is it possible to have a 4×12 button setup (ie 3 sparkfun pads) working with this software and firmware? Thanks.
dovemouse said this on September 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm | Reply
Hey all, I’m totally lost as to which resistor I should be getting, any chance someone can explain that bit a little more. I too chose the same LED’s as utoks did above.
Also the shopping list doesn’t include diodes, yet the documentation for assembly does, what are the diodes I need to be picking up.
Many thanks for any help.
nomeist said this on September 8, 2008 at 11:41 pm | Reply
OK, just added 64 http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8588 to my shopping list based on info over at http://www.julienbayle.net/diy/LiveInterface/
Still at a lose as to what resistor I need to be getting from the list above?
nomeist said this on September 8, 2008 at 11:56 pm | Reply
If any of you are having trouble with the resistor– the key is on that arduino website. Specifically the section called “Selecting a value for RSet”
Linked here: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/MAX72XXHardware#SelectRSet
utoks said this on September 10, 2008 at 6:26 am | Reply
By chance do you have a part number for your ribbon cable connectors/cable?
Excellent work, thanks for sharing!
Max said this on September 12, 2008 at 1:51 am | Reply
I would also love the part number for the ribBon cable!
dovemouse said this on September 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm | Reply
We actually made them ourselves. We went to all electronics in Van Nuys california and purchased the ribbon and connectors there.
Whats important is that it is 16 conductor (at least 16 individual cables so to speak) and that you get 16 pin female connectors for the end. We purchased a reel of ribbon that was over 16 conductor, i think 20 because thats what they had in the store, and we just pulled off the extra four.
Ribbon cable connector part number @ allelectronics.com CAT# RCSC-16
But you can get them anywhere…
Jordan Hochenbaum said this on September 18, 2008 at 3:10 pm | Reply
Cheers, Jordan. I might get the 20 conductor, could use the strip of 4 for the button pcb connections. Thanks again.
dovemouse said this on September 20, 2008 at 3:39 pm | Reply
i freeking love that place..
wilcox said this on September 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm | Reply
Any chance you could update the hardware list the items below. I was a little confused with these parts so I’m sure someone else in the future would be too.
1. 64 x diodes, 1N4148. Example: digikey #1N4148FS-ND
2. 64 x LEDs of your choice
note: get a few extra just in case.
1. 2 x 16 conductor ribbon cable with female sockets (may require IDC female sockets such as #digikey MSC16A-ND)
utoks said this on September 27, 2008 at 5:11 pm | Reply
I have a few clarifications for the instruction page as well.
1. ICs need to have their notches facing the capacitors or the “BOUT”, “LED”, and “BIN” writings on the board.
2. Resistor network needs to have it’s dot at the “1” on the board. The dot represents the common. (left diagram: http://www.interq.or.jp/japan/se-inoue/gif/resist1e.gif)
If any of this is wrong or sounds weird, please change it.
utoks said this on September 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm | Reply
where can I get that unsped PCB ? I cant see it on the parts list also ? And anyone have more detailed schemas of how to assembly this ? Thank you for your efforts.
Emily said this on October 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm | Reply
To get the shield designed bbvyb unsped order it through 4pcb.com and ask for order #4pcb_Owen
It is cheaper to purchase the shield in quantities of 5+, so many people have been organizing “group buys” on the monome forums (http://post.monome.org)
I recommend going there and either joining or starting a group purchase to lower the cost.
Jordan Hochenbaum said this on October 18, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Reply
quick question about the leds…
will any 3mm led work? will rgb led’s work? i know that the sparkfun boards support them, but does the arduinome software support the tri color leds? thanks!
BlackEdition said this on November 14, 2008 at 12:30 pm | Reply
if i want to make a 2 fifty six arduinome. can i just multiply the numbers?
i really want to make a 2 fifty 6 arduinome but i dont know if the shield can take so many ins and outs. and i am not able to design pcb myself as of yet.
hope to hear back from you guys.
sorry bad english- from denmark
johannes said this on December 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm | Reply
First I would like to thank you for taking your time to give us all this really amazing info.
I do have a question though; what is a “shield?” You talk about it constantly and even mention it in the instructions on how to build one (can’t comment there or I would) but again you just kind of gloss over the magical “shield.” From what I can garner it’s a PCB but I don’t know why I need it if I already have the keypad PCB’s from SparkFun.
Sorry for my ignorance about such things and thank you again for all your wonderful work!
Mitur Binesderti said this on January 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Reply
a shield basically extends the capabilities of the arduino… they typically plug in or sit on top of the arduino’s pins, and directly connect it to other circuits… the arduinomeshield by unsped makes putting together an arduinome much easier and is definitely the way to go if you want to build this thing… id say its as necessary in my own opinion as the button pads themselves.
Jordan Hochenbaum said this on January 7, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Reply
ARRGH!!! the COM-07835 Button Pad 4×4 are on 4 weeks backorder. shame.. i wanted to get into this sooner. i ordered them anyway before i changed my mind. so in four weeks i’ll begin. since there is a shortage of blogs about these clones i’ll do my own🙂
Fine said this on January 16, 2009 at 12:03 am | Reply
Thanks for the reply Jordan. After much more reading I figured out the “shield” is the LED driver; it’s what makes the LEDS turn on and off.
So yeah, that seems pretty important.😉
Mitur Binesderti said this on January 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm | Reply
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Electronificate » Blog Archive » Wazzup said this on January 31, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Reply
hi there, i am in progress of planning and thinking.
2 questions that i also have are open:
– is it possible to use rgb leds, ie can the software handle these / are there enough connectors
– is it possible to build a 256 ardiuome?
and…. any germans here ?!🙂
freak said this on February 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Reply
[…] d’abord, il faut se procurer les pièces. Je vous conseille de suivre cette liste : https://bricktable.wordpress.com/30/hardware/. Elle est complète et nécessite très peu de réajustement. J’ai commandé chez Digikey aux […]
musikgear » Blog Archive » Arduinome, un Monome à base d’arduino said this on March 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Reply
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musikgear » Blog Archive » Photos arduinome : les 64 diodes said this on March 19, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Reply
Hi! Respect for a very nice project here.
I’m planning on building this but with 16×16 layout. Have I understood correctly that I’d need 4 pieces of the arduinome-shield, or should I just etch a new pcb for it?
Lphst said this on April 18, 2009 at 11:24 am | Reply
to do a 16×16 youre going to need to do a firmware change– possibly port over the series protocol as currently, the Arduinome uses the 40h protocol…
Jordan Hochenbaum said this on April 19, 2009 at 7:17 am | Reply
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