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preenfm2 and preenfm3 / Color Tests
« on: January 04, 2014, 08:10:25 PM »
Been testing different color combinations of Knobs and buttons.

Button color choice was limited to what´s available, black, white, grey and red.

For the knobs, they are all the same basic design. The ones I chose to use, had their pointers removed to suit the encoders´way of use.

Also replaced all top screws with black hex type.

Hope you like them and don´t hesitate to vote.

I had an all white setup, but now swapped for the grey button-bright orange knob layout. It complements the blue lcd nicely when lit and gives it a retro-different look from my Shruthis and other DIY synths.

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I read your interactions on flashing the Bootloader, and for a complete noob like me, it is not immediately clear what and how to have everything set up in my Mac.

I have X code, and downloaded Macports too. Installed both.
Guess Macports is not a windowed program, because I see no Macports Icon.

I downloaded latest dfu util, unzipped the .tar file, and now I am stuck as to how to install dfu util with Macports.

Another question is how you know what boot loader version you have in your PreenFM2.

The whole point for me upgrading the boot loader is to be able to manage my USB stick without having to open the case every time in case anyone wonders why a noob would want to mess with a bootloader!

preenfm2 and preenfm3 / A new PreenFM2 in Buenos Aires
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:46:44 PM »
Hello all!

I received my PreenFM2 kit yesterday. Box was pretty mangled up, thankfully contents was unscathed.

Just finished building and testing satisfactorily. Only minor issues I had was the plastic halves that come with the mini usb for the short cable from pcb to arm did not click together, and one 12mm m2.5 screw was really hard to put a nut in and therefore had to replace both of them from the top panel for some black hex screws I had laying around. It looks ok I think in the end.

It sounds great!

Now I have to read the manual a bit to familiarize myself with it´s innards since I am an FM newbie.

Will follow up with some more photos, and might try swapping some knobs I have around here for the kit´s ones, because they are really tight and don´t go down all the way (afraid to push too hard!). I will also try to shorten the Midi cables a bit, and put them the other way round so the plugs have the "top" on the top!

Thank you Xavier for doing this wonderful synth and also for the little extra detail added to my bottom panel!

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