OpenDeck on Arduino

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There’s an old saying which goes “if you can’t beat them – join them”. That kind of sums up latest OpenDeck development efforts. Selling OpenDeck boards Selling pre-assembled OpenDeck boards turned out to be not-so-profitable business. Actually, I was losing money on it. Once I’ve added up all the ridiculous taxes, import fees, PayPal fees, […]

Zvuk9

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  It’s Tuesday, October 7nd, 2014. I moved back to Zagreb to continue my studies just few days ago after being back at home for a year. At this point, all I’m thinking about is how to sell my custom MIDI controllers, but that isn’t working so well, mostly because there aren’t many people willing […]

OpenDeck platform v1.0

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that OpenDeck project is dead, as well as this blog – after all, it’s been more than a year since the last update. While it’s true that in the past year I haven’t had much time to work on the platform, last couple of months have been full of development […]

Building Ceylon

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This is a long overdue post about Ceylon, another Shantea Controls controller, only this time, one that I’ve built for myself. Of course, it’s based on OpenDeck platform. Ceylon was actually built about three months ago. Reason why I haven’t written about it is a combination of things really. First, it was in a beta period for […]

Assumptions

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In this post, I’m going to talk about collection of libraries that make up the OpenDeck platform, and why it’s important to really understand your code well. Arduino Before I start talking about Ownduino, I want to clarify what Arduino really is. Basically, it is an Atmel AVR microcontroller placed on a nice PCB with […]

Announcing OpenDeck platform

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In the last few days, I’ve finally put all of my ideas into one, coherent project called OpenDeck. For those of you who don’t already know, OpenDeck started as my vision of open source MIDI controller. I didn’t mean open source as just the code – it was a complete open hardware project, with vector design, […]