11/01/2020 at 00:00 •
For anyone interested, This is a video demo of LMNC AD/AR module and a patch with my system controlled by the witches Brew module. I would like to thank LMNC for giving the community projects some spotlight. Kosmo System Project Feat. Witches Brew Control voltage Joystick
10/30/2020 at 20:56 •
After doing the PCB Layout and redoing some of the Artwork. I present you a very close Representation of what a final PCB will look like. I would like too thank Kristian Blåsol for his series Modular in a week for teaching me and pointing me in the right direction.
Also LOOKMUMNOCOMPUTER for teaching how to motivate myself and not get down when things don't work as planned "Don't be afraid to try it." Been Though so many failed circuits and Burned IC's. But was able to make something out of it.
10/23/2020 at 03:14 •
So after some testing and Reading other methods of driving LEDs. I decided on Converting the output voltage to Current Source. That it would be the best way to Linearly display the output voltage. While my original idea did work to drive the LEDs they would Cut to zero Brightness(Lumis) still at 500mv output. That is because controlling it by voltage cannot be completely linear Due to the LED forward voltage. Now that I am controlling them by current we are actually able to accurately Display the voltage on a Blue and Red LED. Now that I solved that problem. I'll Re Design the PCB too incorporate these changes. It was pretty fun finding a fix for this.
09/05/2020 at 03:03 •
*Pcb fully functional as intended
I will revisit this project later. I'll make some fixes on the PCB and Release the PCB Layout.
If I do Redo the LED driver and add some more features. I might sell some PCBS after that, But as it stands for now. I Personally Don't feel like I have changed too much from the original CGS Joystick Controller Design.
-Hard to solder onto ground plane due too thermal conductivity of ground plane(Noobie's Bewares)
-Fix PCB LED layout (switch X and Y axis with each other)
-Fix PCB LED and capacitor foot print too more spacious
-FIX PCB Layout (add OFFSET panel Control too PCB Mask layer)
-Find Stand offs with proper clearance in metal variant(only pvc ones have proper hight for proper stacking.
-add diodes or some ability to prevent LEDS from getting lfo or oscillator signal effecting LEDs brightness
Later Revisions Features
-Redo LED driver circuit so it is current controller making the led incantation linear (Doesn't Cut too 0 Brightness at 500mv)
-Add optional always inverted output header
-Add +/-8v LED Digital Display Voltmeter
Red for +Positive voltage
Blue for -Negative voltage
I would Like too. Thank Kristian Blåsol for the mention on his channel. He has a great series called modular in a week with great projects. Learned Quite a bit from his videos here is His Video On CV controllers/Joysticks