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by stefanv
Wed May 19, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: PAiA Jabber
Topic: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz
Replies: 11
Views: 45722

Re: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz

Just a quick update: Last night I got the new keyboard hooked up to the 1550A and 1550B boards (i.e. the note generator, dividers, and keying circuits), as well as the board with the 8 new note blocks that I constructed to support 7 more keys (and do high C correctly). That board also contains a new...
by stefanv
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: PAiA Jabber
Topic: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz
Replies: 11
Views: 45722

Re: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz

Simulation tools are great when used properly, but they can also be the modern equivalent of "prototype until something works". That can find you a solution, but knowing what you're doing (like you and your friend obviously did) is usually faster. It would've been cool if you'd used a slide rule tho...
by stefanv
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: PAiA Jabber
Topic: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz
Replies: 11
Views: 45722

Re: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz

Just a follow-up to my previous posts. I have not yet completed this project, but am well over half way there. Since my last post, I've done a lot of designing and redesigning of various ideas, and started work. I've built a board containing eight additional note blocks (to expand the keyboard to 44...
by stefanv
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: PAiA Jabber
Topic: Vintage Paia
Replies: 7
Views: 29775

Re: Vintage Paia

Hmmm...that's the second time I've heard that about the blue. It looks clear on this screen??? I'll see if I can learn of a way this can be user adjusted. I think it depends on the calibration of the user's monitor. On my LCD, which I have calibrated to render colours as close as possible to correc...
by stefanv
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: PAiA Jabber
Topic: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz
Replies: 11
Views: 45722

Re: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz

Thanks for the feedback Scott. How likely are those chips to get damaged in-circuit, assuming I leave them in place, and don't do anything like get too close with the soldering iron? It's not that ambitious, is it? After all, someone built the thing in the first place, which would have been a much l...
by stefanv
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: PAiA Jabber
Topic: New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz
Replies: 11
Views: 45722

New member, with a vintage PAiA Stringz'n'Thingz

Just joined this group and wanted to say hello. I've had an interest in PAiA stuff since I was a teenager, and finally got myself a piece of PAiA gear, a Stringz'n'Things synthesizer in very good condition, both cosmetically and functionally. It does need a little bit of TLC (cleaning the pots, new ...