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by extralifedisco
Sat Jul 16, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

After I put the new OpAmp and DAC, everything is working. Well almost ;-). The data encoder increment values counter clockwise and decrement values when turning clockwise. That seems to be the wrong direction. Is that right? What could be causing that? And the pitch potentiometer does not track fro...
by extralifedisco
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

The Super Sixteen manual has been updated for firmware version 1.2! :party: It includes an explanation of the new CV paraphonic modes, mutations, and a much clearer diagram of the settings available through the calibrate mode screen. Check it out here if you need any help navigating the module: http...
by extralifedisco
Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

Quick update. I took your comment on board regarding the ATMEGA CPU still working, So did some careful checking and found a dry joint on one pin of the 16 pin header. After I fixed that, everything came to life. Can turn leds on and off. Run the sequence, etc... Just a small issue with the third ch...
by extralifedisco
Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

I did not see where the smoke came from so not sure what got fried. When I remove the two chips I still see all segments lit up. After turning the data encoder the screen starts flashing slowly. But no leds light up when I press the buttons. Should the device still boot with the MCP4822 and TL072 r...
by extralifedisco
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

Hi, Despite the warning written in the instructions, I managed to swap the MCP4822 DAC and the TL072 :doh: . When starting the super sixteen I saw some smoke so clearly something went pop. After swapping the two ICs all segments light up and nothing responds. Should I just purchase replacement ICs ...
by extralifedisco
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

jonnyjupiter wrote: Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:26 am Hi Matthew
Is there a precompiled hex version available?
Cheers.
Good catch, thanks! I've added the .hex file to the release page:
https://github.com/matthewcieplak/super ... s/tag/1.2a
by extralifedisco
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

A small bugfix release: version 1.2a fixes a bug in 1.2 which transposed the primary pitch output up by 2V in most cases. This resulted in older saved sequences playing back higher pitched than they should. Latest version is here:
https://github.com/matthewcieplak/super ... s/tag/1.2a
by extralifedisco
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

Hi Matthew, I'm excited to get the new firmware going, but this whole installation process is very foreign to me. I'm on a Mac and was able to install avrdude using MacPorts, which involved also downloading and installing XCode. I was able to follow your instructions and change my directory in term...
by extralifedisco
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

When calibrating V/Oct for the paraphonic mode, how should the oscillators’ pitch be set? I had one osc all the way down and had to raise my other osc about 30% or so to match its pitch roughly before I could calibrate further. Is that expected? I was hoping it would work with them both all the way...
by extralifedisco
Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Turing mode 2 crashing module
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Turing mode 2 crashing module

Hello, thanks for this report! I think I know the bug you're talking about. I believe it only happens with sequences longer than 16 steps. The original turing mode in 1.1 had a memory overflow issue where if you use turing mode 2 on longer sequences it will write those extra steps into random memory...
by extralifedisco
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

:hyper: :mrgreen: :goo: Super Sixteen firmware version 1.2 is now available! Download the .hex here and flash using any AVR programmer: https://github.com/matthewcieplak/super-sixteen/releases/tag/1.2a The latest firmware update for Super Sixteen is now available! Version 1.2 includes these new feat...
by extralifedisco
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Feature idea: play current step
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Feature idea: play current step

This feature is now available in firmware version 1.2! Download the .hex here: https://github.com/matthewcieplak/super-sixteen/releases/tag/1.2 The feature is activated by holding SHIFT and turning the pitch knob to the right. The screen will display "AUD" for audition, or "OFF" ...
by extralifedisco
Fri May 20, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

Another question about the memory IC.... W25Q40CLSNIG 1 Winbond W25Q40CLSNIG NOR Flash Serial (SPI, Dual SPI, Quad SPI) 2.5V/3V/3.3V 4M-bit 512K x 8 8ns 8-Pin SOIC Tube W25Q40CLSNIG - original part was W25Q80DVSN What's the difference between W25Q40CLSNIG and W25Q80DVSN? Does it matter which one is...
by extralifedisco
Thu May 19, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

The BOM specifies the type of resistors. Some resistors are carbon 5%, some are metal 1%. Would it be possible to use metal 1% for all? What's the downside doing that? Metal 1% would be perfectly fine for all resistors. I think I mostly tried to use whatever was available in large quantity to make ...
by extralifedisco
Sat May 14, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

Hi, I just ordered a kit last night and was browsing this thread in preparation for the build whenever the kit gets in. Early on, you mentioned you were possibly going to start including DIP sockets with kits. Is this happening? I'd prefer to build mine with sockets, just in case something goes wro...
by extralifedisco
Fri May 06, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: another feature idea: switch RESET input to MUTATION gate input
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: another feature idea: switch RESET input to MUTATION gate input

Good news, this feature has just been added in firmware version 1.2, which was released yesterday. It is available on github here: https://github.com/matthewcieplak/super-sixteen/releases/tag/1.2 A video tutorial and manual update will be forthcoming, but you can enable the reset input for mutate by...
by extralifedisco
Fri May 06, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

Nice module with clear build instructions. Just built a full kit from Thonk. Question about calibration. Mine appears to have V1.1 firmware as the Turing mutations are available. Followed the calibration procedure using a multimeter. Button 1 will not go lower than .7835V. Button 9 is not available...
by extralifedisco
Sun May 01, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

ok, took me a while again, but here are finally some high rez pictures of my build. perhaps another pair of eyes can find really the mistakes, i could not. also any other hints of where to look, are appreciated. thank you. Thanks for the photos! Your soldering looks very tidy and complete. I don't ...
by extralifedisco
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

reposting this here from the firmware update thread https://modwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3729407#p3729407 , as it seems like i've rather hardware issues after the flashing of the firmware seems to be solved. extralifedisco wrote: ↑Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:48 am ... My first guess is that the CPU...
by extralifedisco
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen build support thread
Replies: 217
Views: 19976

Re: Super Sixteen build support thread

Hi Matthew, I bought your "PANEL/PCB & FIRMWARE CHIP kit" at thonk, Just finished a build. Did the Electrical and functional tests, all good. Plug it in..... and can not turn on. LED glows for a moment,but... Nothing. I went through the entire 2 boards, and verified polarity. I have n...
by extralifedisco
Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

update: i've desoldered the negative voltage regulator and soldered a correct one it, when powering the module the display stays of and LED 7, 10 & 15 are lit (brigther than with the wrong regulator). let me know if i shall split this issues and post it in the other thread? Ah, that's interesti...
by extralifedisco
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

well, thank YOU for helping me with this. i ended up doing a complete new installation of my old and most likely by now extremely crooked OS, ther were many things that did not work well or at all anymore, so now i tried with EVERYTHING fresh (latest arduino version, with latest AVRboards update on...
by extralifedisco
Mon Mar 07, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

thank you very much for your response and hints. 1. no changes, same result: avrdude: can't open config file "/Users/jenkins/jenkins/workspace/avrdude-staging/label/mac-mini/objdir/etc/avrdude.conf": No such file or directory avrdude: error reading system wide configuration file "/Us...
by extralifedisco
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

i finally got all the parts and have finished building the most promising SUPER SIXTEEN sequencer. now of course the next and for me most complicated hurdle the programing (flashing) has become an confusing obstacle. since i could not figure out if or how it is possible to use my usb/serial program...
by extralifedisco
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Extralife Instruments
Topic: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5970

Re: Super Sixteen firmware update 1.1 - installation support thread

i finally got all the parts and have finished building the most promising SUPER SIXTEEN sequencer. now of course the next and for me most complicated hurdle the programing (flashing) has become an confusing obstacle. since i could not figure out if or how it is possible to use my usb/serial program...

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