LivingColors shield users have reported that they would like to have a longer range. In the past I have been looking at hardware solutions for this without much success.
One of my customers has found a much simpler solution : adjust the power settings in the CC2500 configuration.
In the file LivingColors.cpp
The lines :
// write power setting to PATABLE memory using single access write. See table 31 on page 47 // of datasheet m_cc2500 . sendCommand ( CC2500_REG_PATABLE , 0xA9 ) ;
De value 0xA9 can be changed to 0xBB (-2 dB output power), 0xFE (0 dB output power) or 0xFF (+1 dB output power)
The registers of the CC2500 are described in the
datasheet page 47, table 31.
The updated library can be found here :
As seen on the stand of the dutch electronics forum
Circuitsonline at the VERON Fleamarket : a home built modular synthesizer.
It’s hard to find more information, all i have found is the
forum post (in dutch : translation here).
The setup is similar to the Elektor Formant and Compact and the modules from
Doepfer. Of course those are all inspired by the Modular Moogs.
The use of PCB as frontpanel is innovative. It’s a clever solution:
PCB can be made cheaply and easily, in all sorts of colors and with text. Mikes electric stuff explains how and why.
I hope to find more information about this machine, a kit like this needs to be heard as much as seen.
Requests for LivingColors shields keep trickling in, the Gen1 has long since disappeared from shops but is now showing up at flea markets. I have made a batch of built up kits, contact me or leave a message in the comments if you want one.
Arduino 1.0 has changed some names.. the
LiCo Control example needed to be updated.
And the library needed to be updated.
The updated version is here :
a_LiCo_Control_A1.zip , the new library is herre : LivingColors library