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New Product: The Reverbalizer Multi-effects Module

The Reverbalizer is a hackable electronic multi-effects module for mobile and microcontroller applications. It is hackable in two ways. First, you can adapt it for use in a microcontroller project. Second, you can download or create additional DSP effects and install it on an EEPROM cartridge using an Arduino-based program we developed. It comes with 8 effects in ROM and 8 on the re-programmable cartridge.

The Reverbalizer uses the FV-1 DSP chip from Spin Semiconductor. The chip was designed by Alesis founder Keith Barr and appears in many effects units like the Z-DSP.

The built-in effects are:

  • Chorus-reverb
  • Flange-reverb
  • Tremolo-reverb
  • Pitch shift
  • Pitch-echo
  • Test (straight through)
  • Reverb 1
  • Reverb 2

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33 Amp 12 Volt Power Supplies

These are 12 volt, 33 amp switching power supplies suitable for a range of high current uses. We used them for a public art installation that we were hired to engineer and install and they performed admirably for 3 months. We powered more than 200 feet of WS2812 LED strips with a couple of these power supplies.

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New Product: BUB III

BUBIII

Future Technology Devices International makes many different TTL Serial to USB chips.
One model, the FT232R, is used in boards like the
The AdaFruit FTDI friend,
SparkFun FTDI Basic,
Modern Device BUB I and
Modern Device BUB II.
It’s not the cheapest, smallest, or most functional FTDI chip– just the most popular.

Presenting the BUB III, designed around the FT231X QFN-20, a 4x4x.075 (mm) chip.

You’ll notice it has a micro-USB jack, instead of a mini-USB one. Micro-USB jacks have a bad reputation for coming off boards, because they have less surface soldered on the board. We spent a fair amount of time finding a micro-USB jack with extra prongs and adding vias to reinforce the smd pads. Our destructive testing of a few of these boards shows that our efforts to toughen up the boards were successful. The jacks take quite a bit of muscle to break, and we think they will stand up to abuse as well as mini-USB jacks.

Moving the header to the bottom makes the board even smaller, and saves us time in production.
Both LEDs are reconfigurable (should you want to reconfigure them) with FTX-prog

It’s the BUB you love, smaller, slicker and reborn with an all-new brain.

Be one of the first 6 customers to use coupon code freebubiii and get a free BUB III with your order! (order total must be over $10)

Go check it out in the shop!