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MikeMoretti

Member Since: March 1, 2013

Country: United States

  • This is AWESOME! Backed!!

    The only unfortunate thing is that having a battery plugged into the battery connector prevents having the USB port flush with any kind of enclosure. So any design you make has to leave a lot of room to open up and plug in the USB.

  • Beat box! Out of the box you could just upload small samples of tunes/drums/etc and trigger them with the touch of one of the five buttons, effectively giving you a mini “keyboard” to play. With a little programming you could even make it into a sequencer that can record and playback your beats. I’m actually already in the middle of making something like this as a wearable bracelet (using one of Sparkfun’s Ardunio Pro Minis and a VS1003 chip).

  • Wow, that sucks. I seriously hope that most people will just try to fix their own bootloader. I know I definitely will. The last thing I would want is to cost you guys money by returning it. You guys are AWESOME.

  • This is an AWESOME idea. It’s exactly what I’ve been trying to build using the VS1003 and Arduino Pro Mini 3.3v (as separate boards). Unfortunately, it’s too huge for what I need it for, but I’m glad to have your schematic so maybe I can make it smaller. This could make for some interesting ThinkGeek-like “instrument” t-shirts.

  • One of my problems with this board is that the FTDI header is VCC instead of VRAW. Since VCC is 3.3v and FTDI is usually 5v, it leaves me always having to stick a wire in my FTDI cable’s VCC to connect it to VRAW instead of the ftdi header vcc on the board.

    Also, for some odd reason, twice my board has gone into infinite blink mode. I got it out once by following some instructions I found elsewhere that say to unplug the usb (ftdi cable), hold reset, and plug it back in, then upload and let go of reset when the TX starts. This worked once. Now a couple days later, my board is stuck in blink mode again and even this doesn’t work. Not only that but shortly after this happened, the ftdi cable I was using with it now no longer works. Anyone have any ideas how I can reset this thing?

  • Ahh, nevermind, there were so many links on that page I couldn’t see the one pointing to the zip. I found it. Thanks!

  • There’s no library zip on your site. Is this something commercial we need to buy?

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