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    OpenEffectsProject

    Hi,

    Last year I tried to get some funding to start a production run of an Open platform for analog effects controlled digitally.
    That failed... Bad video etc. Learned what not to do in a crowdfunding campaign=)

    But the good thing was that Paul recommended me to check out the Teensy. And I did.
    So now I have made a box, "motherboard" and frontboard of the box.
    Just want to get some feedback from you guys regarding the feasibility of this project.
    This first board for Teensy is all digital. There is a socket where you put in the Teensy and the Audio Shield pluss a ssm1306 OLED screen.
    Besides that you got 4 potmeters, 2 toggle switches, 2 momentary foot switches and 4 jacks that can be used as audio or control inputs.

    I have put much effort in to getting the box as "finished" as possible. It should manage a tour with the rock stars and still easy to modify.
    Later I will make other boxes with MIDI in/out and other formats.
    It is important that it is rugged and ready to use. So 1.5mm steel is good=)

    I am also planning a website where programs can be shared and developed for this box.

    Anyone else see a need for something like this?
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    I can't speak to the market, but I do admire the enclosure/pcb design. It has a wonderful retro high tech feel and it looks like a very practical way of making a front panel.

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    Thank you! With the pricing on PCB these days it is actually a really good way of making a front panel. And you can also integrate some circuits like touch or lights etc.

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    You might consider using a larger screen. The ILI9341 displays are really cheap and the 2.8 inch ones can show a lot more info. Or better yet, you can use the huge fonts to show a small amount of info that's visible from a good distance!

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    That might be good thing! Bigger screen is almost always a good thing, but it needs to be fitted in the box=) And when I checked now it seems that it is too big.. But that is a good feature for a bigger box. Maybe more suitable for synths etc. Also the touch screen is really nice for applications like this.

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