Turing Machine in 5U?

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Nope. They're sitting here in a drawer somewhere.
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Hi mr duck. Did you get any further with the expanders at all?

Ive acquired the full set of expanders, and the original, and looking for inspiration to put them all into 1 panel.

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I've designed my panel so far (180x80mm), the PCB's will be mounted on a bracket

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I never knew much about the TM. I'm taking a day off from work so maybe I'll try to program something similar for the ardcore.
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fac wrote:I never knew much about the TM. I'm taking a day off from work so maybe I'll try to program something similar for the ardcore.
Keep us informed about your progress.

What I like about the concept of the Turing Machine is the idea of random or a blend of random and set patterns all under voltage control. Also the idea that the steps are selected simultaneously instead of just one at a time in sequential order.
The last thing to give it a little more :goo: is the Write switch. All these things make the Music Thing build quite broad and unlike any other random generator like the Makenoise Wogglebug, Buchla Source of Uncertainty or Wiard Noisering etc..

My first modular synthesizer had a tiny Rockwell 6500 processor unit which I was able to use John Simonton's "Pink Tunes". The program had this pseudo-random control over aspects of pitch, note duration and octave range and blew me away back in the 1970's/80's. Larry Fast used it on his album "Computer Experiments Vol 1". To be able to touch upon this idea again in some limited way is the reason I have two full TM's in my system today.

Great stuff!
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Post by mumblinstevedubya »

Just about to start building mine.

I also have the expanders which I will incorporate into 1 panel.

Looking for BYTES expander if there is anyone out there who has a pcb they are not going to use?? :nana:

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I've got one vactrol mix pcb if anyone is interested...
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ive not got the bytes one, i was going to put the original, voltages and pulses all one one panel. not started yet tho, hate mechanical stuff.

theres also the mix expander and the bytes one you mentioned. be interested to see what you come up with, could always buy additional pcbs.

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I've got an expanded Turing Machine part built at the moment in a 3U width MOTM panel. Not wired it as yet and need to repair some PCB tracks I damaged by mistake, but might see if I can finish this off in the next week or so.

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wow magman, that looks great. has to go 3u i guess. thanks for the inspiration!

i was trying to understand the 1+2/4+7 thing, not clear from the docs etc.

cheers
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Here is a picture of my 5U version of the Turing Machine module with Pulses and Volts expanders.

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Still work in progress...
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Lovely panel layout!
I like shiny things.
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Damn, love those panels, very stylish.
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Post by beautyofdecay_ »

Thanks!

However, while wiring the panel I just discovered I forgot to add holes for the Pulse and Clock LEDs :confused:
I guess I have to live without them...
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No drill? There's definitely room for those 2 leds. And more blinkenlites is always worth the bother...
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sduck wrote:No drill? There's definitely room for those 2 leds. And more blinkenlites is always worth the bother...
I agree, more blinky lights is good and I do have a drill. But I won't manage a neat enough hole for the 3mm LEDs I'm using and that would definitely annoy me. I might change my mind on that though...

BTW, I'm halfway done wiring the panel. See the pic below...

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Here's my finished 5U Turing Machine + Pulses and Dual Volts Expander in action.

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And a look behind the scenes...
The Pulses expansion PCB was piggy backed on top of the Turing Machine PCB. The Volts Expanders are connected by flat cables behind the panel.
I made custom Aluminium brackets to mount the PCBs.

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That is super nice. Any ballpark on costs?
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Jamnuska wrote:That is super nice. Any ballpark on costs?
For the panels you mean? The Turing Machine panel was about 69 Euros, the Volts Expanders panel about 58 Euros.

You can download the fpd files from my website if you like: http://www.ecalpemos.nl/2017/01/07/musi ... 5u-panels/

You can decrease the cost if you remove the graphic elements.
I wanted to add the extra functionality to my 5U modular and wanted to preserve the look of the original Eurorack panel.
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