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Freppo

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The Super Arcadiator
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:36:55 AM »
Today I boxed up the first prototype for the "Super Arcadiator!"   :)



I'm going to put this into production as soon as I have fixed a couple of minor issues.  :)
This will only be avaliable as a fully assembled pedal (sorry guys!).

It's basically very similar to the original Arcadiator, but all the switches has been replaced with arcade buttons.
Two of the arcade buttons actually works like 3-way switches, so all functionality remains.
It even has a new feature of having both octaves at the same time, and an expression jack for the LFO rate.



First time I have dared to talk (mumble) in a video lol.. (from about 2 minutes in)
I hate the sound of my voice and english is not my language, so I struggle to find the words...
My better half actually convinced me to talk about the pedal.

Got me thinking about doing a video blog, talking about my own projects and pedal building in general..

I got 5 prototype boards left that I thought I might offer for madbean forum members, in case any is interested?

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Re: The Super Arcadiator
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 02:44:02 PM »
Those arcade buttons are sweet! Any chance of a gut shot?

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Re: The Super Arcadiator
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 02:51:55 PM »
You win teh internetz for today.


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Re: The Super Arcadiator
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 04:23:18 PM »
Needs a coin slot, but the arcade buttons are very awesome!

Might have gone with "1UP" instead of "OCTUP", but still, this build makes me smile.  Great job!

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Re: The Super Arcadiator
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 07:04:39 PM »
I'd be interested in a board.  Do you have a link (& wiring guide). To the arcade buttons used?  What would the pcb cost (I'm in the US)

Thanks,
Jon

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Re: The Super Arcadiator
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 08:00:18 PM »
Very cool concept. I've been meaning to snag an Arcadiator board.
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Re: The Super Arcadiator
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 02:47:10 AM »
cool stuff, Fredrik. I dig the arcade switches. Also, perfect guts!

since you mentioned the switches are momentary, is there some logic chip now processing the switch signal?
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Re: The Super Arcadiator
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 06:01:22 AM »
Those arcade buttons are sweet! Any chance of a gut shot?

Thanks! There's a gut shot in the end of the video. :)

You win teh internetz for today.
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Needs a coin slot, but the arcade buttons are very awesome!

Might have gone with "1UP" instead of "OCTUP", but still, this build makes me smile.  Great job!
Thanks! That's a great idea. I'll change it to 1UP on the production run :)

I'd be interested in a board.  Do you have a link (& wiring guide). To the arcade buttons used?  What would the pcb cost (I'm in the US)

Thanks,
Jon
12 including worldwide shipping. Just PM me and we'll sort it out. :)
Later I'll upload the BOM (wiring is very straight forward), the drilling template I used and link to the Arcade buttons

cool stuff, Fredrik. I dig the arcade switches. Also, perfect guts!

since you mentioned the switches are momentary, is there some logic chip now processing the switch signal?
Thanks!
Yes, there's logic for the momentary switches. I had to add 3 more CMOS chips for that.
I'll post a schematic of the logic switching section when I have time. :)

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Re: The Super Arcadiator
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 09:45:03 AM »