Category Archives: TuneConsole

A journey into the unknown. Or something.

TC: Microchip USB Stack Isn’t Redistributable. Bah!

For the three people waiting on me to turn TuneConsole into an OSHW project, I’m afraid to say you’ll be waiting for a while longer.  I’ve noted before that I’m concerned about the licensing on the Microchip Application Library (from … Continue reading

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TC: Final Hardware

I submitted the enclosure for TuneConsole to Ponoko on March 13, and that only proves that their service is distressingly slow.  The acrylic panels arrived here on March 27, exactly two weeks later.  I was out of town for an … Continue reading

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TC: Surface Mount Madness

My boards arrived on Friday, and I was excited.  I’ve had the TuneConsole prototype kicking around on my desk, and it really is useful.  My number one complaint with it is that I keep knocking the pushbuttons off the breadboard; … Continue reading

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Review: Advanced Circuits

As I said in my original post on TuneConsole, ordering a PCB for this project was something of an adventure.  I’m by no means experienced in this sort of thing; I usually use ExpressPCB, which has its own way of … Continue reading

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Examining The Post

My boards arrived yesterday for the TuneConsole, as expected.  Not sure why the UPS guy sat outside the house for a good twenty minutes before delivering my package, but whatever.  UPS guys are weird. I excitedly ripped into the package … Continue reading

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Ratings & Rabbit Holes

When it comes to the right way to rate songs in your iTunes library, there’s been tons of discussion over the years.  For me, though, the situation is much more basic:  why would I bother to rate my songs when … Continue reading

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