As we are coming close to finishing the Produinoboy kit, we at ΩNΩNΩ would like to give you guys a little update of our progress.
A few things to note is that we have updated the resonator to have a surface mount foot print, rather than the bulky through hole as the previous version. This is also cheaper to have assembled, while all parts are now surface mount. Another update made to the Produinoboy is that the switch header is moved to the other side. This placement choice will be utilized when mounting the pcb into a unit, while the LED’s can be mounted directly next to it without the need to have excess wire management. There are also some other components laid out on the pcb, which were ignored the first version. This was due to irregular sleeping habits and lack of coffee, but now everything is A-ok!
Expect to see the Produinoboy hitting the shop around mid to late February!
OhmNohmNohm’s finally starting to turn its wheels a bit more, and we plan on gaining lots of traction as the year goes on. We have lots of ongoing projects, people on deck for interviewing (some of which are far from the chipscene yet very relevant), as well as many article series planned!
Custom Kits in the Works
This introductory post will serve as a sampler for a short time being, another article will be out on Friday featuring the infamous half clock kit available in our store, designed by our own Scott Griffitts. This is the first of many kits we’ll be offering in the near future, others include a biversion kit and MIDIBOY kit modeled after the original MIDIBOY designed by NeX. The solution Scott is designing is meant to be installed internally in a DMG, allowing for all sorts of possibilities we will cover in future blogposts.
Speaking of Possibilities…
We at ONN plan on doing a lot of extra-chipmusic coverage as we are aimed at lofi music, art, and hardware as a whole. Coverage will range from upcoming synths we think are really cool, as well as other kinds of hardware great for making music. Artists such as SKGB have outstanding knowledge of MIDI from both a music and hardware standpoint, and we hope to have interviews and guest articles with similarly talented folks so we can help share the knowledge. There is also a good bit of interest in publishing a series of articles on different things such as pixel art, glitch art, painting electronics (courtesy of Michael Television), more on that in a bit.
Things You Can Look Forward To Seeing This Month
I have tons of ideas I can’t share, but I do have enough to help fill out the month of January.
We’ll have a feature on installing Scott’s new Half-Clock kits, to be followed by my guide for using LSDJ with live band. After that, I have a few other things in store:
As you can clearly see, we are gushing with ideas and cannot wait to flesh them out. The order I’ve written the bullet points in is my projected order of creating the series and writing for them. I hope you’re as excited as I am, because what I’ve told you is only a fraction of what OhmNohmNohm has to offer.
Thanks for reading!
In an effort to start filling in our Wiki here, I’ve began pasting in details I can scrounge from the internet. The chip and micro music scene is made up of a lot of old mardy men who act like wounded soldiers. We’re just trying to make a factual wiki to make up for the loss of a unified source for these things. If you feel you aren’t getting the credit you deserve, contact us and we will rec-rec-recognise. Also, it allows us to check on the available information and improve it with the help of the original authors. If you’re reading this and you want to help, there are quite a lot of areas we need covering. For the time being, let me list a few areas we need assistance in:
A Kickstarter opened on the 19th of November encourages people to start creating games, play with coding, make a server or just generally goof around with it with Kano. This is entry level stuff, but in terms of putting a Pi in the palms of the public, this is something that there should be more of. Pre-bundled kits for the school, colleges and it’s a toy for seasoned hackers. You can buy into the Kano Keyboard at around 60 dollars and get a full git for just over 100 dollars. It’ll tear your heart out not to grab a hold of one. (We’re told it’s actually named after its creator, Kano Jigoro, a lifelong schoolteacher)
This is an initial test post to show how the theme looks. It’s a bit bland and colourless at the moment, but we can fix that with some art, logos etc.
I wanted to make a very slick, professional and modern theme.
I’d like to get rid of the blurb, so it looks less ….bloggy, but this isn’t bad for an hours work.