I sold out of all of my Gadgeteer MIDI interface modules earlier this year. I’ve gotten enough requests for me to do another run that I’m going to spin up a new batch.
All SMT, because basically no one wanted kits. This way I can reflow them and not have to hand-assemble each one. I’ll consider selling bare boards with a BOM if folks really want to assemble, but I’m not likely to package kits this time.
The new board uses a different opto-isolator. It’s much smaller than the 6n138, and significantly faster. I discovered this one when I went through the IO board in my Korg MS-20 kit. It’s the one they use: TLP2368. Obviously, I need to test it.
Black rather than blue solder mask this time.
MIDI breakouts compatible with the DIN boards I made last year (I’ll also make a DIN X2 if we stick with just in/out). This allows you to place the MIDI ports elsewhere in a chassis if you want to – especially useful if you’re retrofitting something.
The code will stay the same. This is compatible with the previous driver up on codeplex.
For folks who used the previous revision, or have interest in MIDI, any other things you’d want to see changed? For example, would you want a bigger board that has four mounting holes? What about a hardware MIDI Thru? Gadgeteer socket on top, or put it on the bottom this time? Smaller Gadgeteer board without any on-board MIDI sockets, just use the DIN board? Others?
I’d like to send these out for production before Thanksgiving.