Tag: radio music

Time Lapse Build: Radio Music Module

We take on the Radio Music Module by Music Thing Modular in this latest build.  While this little module seems like a quick and easy module, there are some tidbits you definitely want to pay attention to when building it.  Its multi-PCB and aluminum panel contain cause some headaches to some due to the snug panel fit and close soldering points.  

The Radio Music Module houses a Teensy module which allows you to program and flash the firmware on the module itself.  This can be useful if you would like to swap out firmware and give the module a facelift with the Chord Organ firmware if so desired. 

Please Note:  You will need to purchase a MicroSD card and a Micro-B cable to setup this module.  I would suggest buy genuine SanDisk or Kingston brand MicroSD cards (32GB maximum) on Amazon or elsewhere.  32GB cards will give you approx. 108 hours of lossless audio in 16bit 44.1khz. The total file limit per card is 1200 files. 

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You can check out the build documents and documentation here – https://github.com/TomWhitwell/RadioMusic/wiki

GUIDE: Preparing the Teensy – https://github.com/TomWhitwell/RadioMusic/wiki/Preparing-the-Teensy

Download the latest software here – http://polyfather.com/radio_music/

Full project details and documentation here – http://github.com/TomWhitwell/RadioMusic/

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~ f i N

Modular Building Weekend: Radio Music Machine

We will be taking on the Music Thing: Radio Music 4hp Virtual Radio module this week/weekend and will be filming all the goodness in a time lapse.  This is a tricky little module as its piggybacked by a Teensy module, which can be programmed separately. This module is where the firmware is stored and flashed as one is able to alter the firmware to ones liking.  I am sure we will start of with the stock firmware and eventually flash the Teensy in the near future to get even more out of the module.

Another cool thing about this module is that the onboard SD card can be formatted with various samples to ones liking and the settings.txt file can be manually edited to turn on and off various settings.  

We are excited to build this module, as we have had in our build box since Christmas 2017.  We purchased this DIY kit from Thonk UK alongside our Turing Machine Module. 

Stay tuned to see how the build comes along!

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~ f i N 

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