Author Topic: Silent True Bypass Relay Switching, VFE Indiegogo Campaign for PIC MCU Code  (Read 601 times)

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Peter Rutter has just launched an Indiegogo fund raising campaign to hopefully get the cash together to purchase the license rights to the Silent True Bypass Relay Switching code that programs all the PIC Microcontrollers used in the VFE effect pedals. To me these VFE PIC MCU's are one of the best for true bypass silent relay switching that are on offer, and while a little similar to the Free code offered by Coda for similar purpose, the VFE PIC works differently than the Coda and is useful in ways that the Coda cannot achieve.. I know that you can write your own code easy enough for a required switching situation, or you can pay someone to write it for you. But what Peter has in mind if he gets the funds together to purchase the PIC MCU license rights, is to make his particular PIC MCU code available for free to all DIY Pedal builders just like the Coda code is presently available.
This simplifies things a lot for those who don't wish the extra curricular of learning to Code Micro Chips.
Making accesable a quality PIC MCU code easy and readily available for use in not only VFE effects but all and any and every effect where you want true bypass with silent quite relay switching incorporated.
This is very altruistic of Peter Rutter giving back yet again to the DIY community, so would encourage any and all with an interest in such things to have a look at the Indiegogo campaign and hopefully be inclined where able to support him in his quest.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-vfe-pedals-make-diy-available-to-everyone#/


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Anyone understand why there's a licensing need to give away the hex file? Read through the campaign but couldn't find it - probably my ignorance of the business aspects here but if VFE wrote the code, is there a reason the hex can't be released and flashed by an end user or en masse by a vendor? 
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VFE didnít write the code, there in lies the problem.


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Thanks for posting the link. I missed this somehow. I'm definitely gonna donate to get a peek at the code.


Anyone understand why there's a licensing need to give away the hex file? Read through the campaign but couldn't find it - probably my ignorance of the business aspects here but if VFE wrote the code, is there a reason the hex can't be released and flashed by an end user or en masse by a vendor?

I think it was originally from Jack DeVille (Mr Black)
https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=31305.msg301363#msg301363

And then, it says here he sold the switching system to Mammoth, but not sure that included exclusive rights to the code.
http://www.jackdeville.com/click-less-true-bypass.html

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Last 3 days... It would be really nice to hit the goal to make the relay hex code available to everyone, but we are not quite there yet.

 There are some really good perks and they are all mostly still available.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-vfe-pedals-make-diy-available-to-everyone/



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Put my contribution in tonight. We're very close to the goal so please consider contributing if you can. It will be good for DIY and good for mbp!

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I threw my $25 in. Wish I could have contributed more, but funds are a little tight right after Christmas!
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Cool, it hit 123% at over 12k.


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