In anticipation of native OSC for Renoise, I thought I’d point you towards a group buy (for big discounts) on complete monomoe (arduinome) kits that’s still going on in the Monome forums. These kits use a newly designed 2-board system by Starfire.
I’m gonna have an electronic class in january… however I’m not sure if I can build such a device… would you like to build it for me for some extra money compensation? Depending on the price I might be willing to buy more than one… I guess the more we buy (as the group on the spreadsheet I mean) the less we pay right?
I’m confident enough to build my own but definitely not confident enough to build one for someone else (I don’t like when things are my fault).
If you’ve got a class coming up you should know everything you need within a week or so. If not, the instructor will be the perfect person to get help from. Maybe a little brown-nosing with a “extra credit” project?
Haven’t really got time to read through and disseminate it all at the moment.
Can somebody surmise what usual costs are, what savings are likely to be (could see it when reading through a bit of it as the poster didn’t know) what exactly out of the spreadsheet is needed and if they came to a solution for doing a 256 one with the boards on offer (rather than the 64 they have been designed for.)
There’s several people looking at building a 256 with these but I haven’t really paid attention to that part. I’m only going for a 64 as I think that will be more than I can handle.
I know that “official” monomes go for ~$500 (assembled and beautiful).
For the Starfire kits (which you have to assemble and figure out an enclosure for) the two boards are ~$20 together and the parts kit is going to be around $20. The button pads from Livid were $17.88 after shipping for me and I also got the spacer for them for another $8. You have to get your own LEDs which can be found in lots for very cheap, let’s say $10 to be on the safe side.
So add all that up plus shipping and you’re in the $100 range, give or take, and not counting whatever you choose to do for the enclosure.
Eh, I don’t know if that was helpful? Basically, if you’re willing to do the work yourself you’ll save about 75%.