Novation Launchkey MIDI Hack

Disappointed that the Launchkey has no MIDI output? Well now you can add it yourself with a few bits of handy work. I like it because I can now play my Virus TI… Continue reading

ARM Keil Eclipse Setup

Want to program an ARM Cortex M device? What’s a great method? There are quite a few reference resources out there already, but here is my take on it. Requirements: PC ARM Dev… Continue reading

Milk Inc!

19 October 2013 Sportspaelis Anterwerpen Belgium First things first: amazing concert. Great light show, great performers and fantastic company (with my brother) Michael Schack was perfectly on time, Linda was Hot. Regit was… Continue reading

Interfacing with Colour LCDs

There is a very popular 320×240 262K colour LCD available very cheaply on ebay and Although the LCD Controller chip (SSD1289) can be interface via 8bit, 16bit parallel or serial SPI, this… Continue reading

Colour LCD or Greyscale?

Today, a lot of people have come to expect colour graphic screens. As soon as they see this they instantly assume it’s touch screen too! The world of hobby/professional electronics also needs to… Continue reading

Interrupts or Polled?

Embedded electronics often depends on the input from several sources. What’s the best way to obtain the new state of the input? Constantly look and ask for the value? Or tell it to… Continue reading

Digital Inputs

A Four button Digital Input Board Quite often in Electronics we need input from the user. Despite touch screens being the norm, I believe tactile push buttons still have a place in the… Continue reading

So what’s next?

Working from home also means that you need to keep motivated and ignore all distractions! So, what’s next on the list? Well obviously some sort of menu system and user input is needed.… Continue reading

Fixing Korg I3s

I have found that there are many users online which have this wonderful Korg Arranger. I’ve fixed one which had poor display and no sound output. I’ll list what went wrong. #1 Fading… Continue reading

Mackie 1620i Review – Warning!

You may have seen a Mackie 1620i Firewire mixer available from your local music store. Before purchasing this unit I advise you that there is a serious issue with this mixer. It’s so… Continue reading