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Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« on: March 28, 2011, 03:35:58 PM »
In the midst of the Ultrasound going out and not realizing that Tim would be selling the PC to customers, I took it upon myself to start working on my own driver board as a project to learn Firmware programming. After a few months of research, learning and experimenting, I can now deliver demo #2 of what I'm calling Ignitertm.

Designed to be a top of the line Led and Sound Driver, Ignitertm currently has the following feature set:

Sounds
  • Supports up to 9 different sound fonts (or banks).
  • Supports following sound types: swing, clash, blaster block, lockup, extension, retraction, hum.
  • Allows up to 99 different types of each of the above, selected randomly at runtime.
  • Supports mono wav's at either 22050 or 44100Hz.
  • Has TrueMix - hum is played constantly in the background via the firmware and swing/clash are loaded over type and mixed at runtime. This means no more manually mixing hum into sound fonts and no more remixing if you want a swing from one font but a clash from another - software does all mixing!

LED Driver
  • Has LED ramp up, realistic pulse (movie shimmer) and ramp down.
  • LED pulse and ramp effects are configurable via config.
  • Has microSD card to load sound fonts and configs from.
  • Each font/bank has unique settings for the Led and sound parameters.

General
  • Master config controls number of Fonts, MA for the Led, and button settings
  • Each font has configurable number of sounds from 1 to 99.
  • Startup plays current sound font desc, then is in waiting mode to either start or select the next font.
  • Supports micro SD cards in FAT16/32, up to 2GB for FAT16, 8 GB for FAT32.

The following features will be added over the next few months:
  • Driving an actual Luxeon LED.
  • Flash support.
  • 8 accent LEDs with varying displays.
  • Swing sensing for accurate swing detection.

Here is a link to the video of what I have so far. Sorry about the bug that happens in the middle, the demo curse got me again!
Igniter demo 2 - YouTube

UPDATE I'll be posting all videos here for ease of clicking :) You can go to the end of the thread for better descriptions:

Demo 3 (Sound demo)
Demo 4 (Led Driver)
Demo 5 pt1 (Accent Leds)
Demo 5 pt2
Demo 6 Color Led driving
Demo 7 SaberPlayer
Demo 8 Swing Sensing

Teaser video
Reveal pt1
Reveal prt2
Swing Sensing Demo
Clash Sensing Demo and TruColor(tm) reveal
TruMix(tm) with Auto-Compressing Technology(tm)

Sound creation Tutorial pt1.

All Too Easy sound font

Now That's What I Call Racin' sound font

That's about it for now; I'd be curious to get people's thoughts and see how much interest there would be in a project like this. Let me know what you desire/think/want/must have!

-Naigon
« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 02:09:02 PM by naigon »
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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 03:49:01 PM »
Very interesting stuff! I really like that TruMix feature. Keep up the good work. :)

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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 04:18:42 PM »
Wow, that sounds great! I'd love to buy one for my next build!! Well, when it is a completed board, ;)
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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 04:19:27 PM »
Very nice work. I will be subscribing to this thread, and watching with great interest.
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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 04:27:13 PM »
Very impressive work! :) It'll be interesting to see how this comes out.




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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 04:31:01 PM »
Looks promissing keep it up 8)

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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 04:34:20 PM »
"We will be watching your career with great interest."  ;)



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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 04:41:13 PM »
In the midst of the Ultrasound going out and not realizing that Tim would be selling the PC to customers, I took it upon myself to start working on my own driver board as a project to learn Firmware programming.

LOL, you make it sound so casual...

But seriously, a big WOW  :o

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 04:43:45 PM »
THIS................ 

IS....

AWESOME!

Mad props to you, keep it up!  8)

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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2011, 05:11:50 PM »
 ;D This is good news and will be a great addition here   :o (Once completed  ;)  8) .Thanks and Good Luck  ;)
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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2011, 05:11:57 PM »
I would buy several finished products



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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011, 05:24:11 PM »
The name of the board alone is awesome !  (  The Igniter )   Great choice. If I were building one, I have no idea what I would call it.  Keep it up man !   Hmmm.. I wonder what it will cost for the final product?  :  )   

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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2011, 05:53:07 PM »
While I think it's always a great thing for people to see a need and to try to fill it, I guess I have the unpleasant task of bursting your bubble for the time being.

Before you can sell ANYTHING, you must first sign the rules and regulations for the trade federation: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=23624.0 The biggest being you must at this time fulfill the 3/50 time requirement - 3 months and 50 substantial posts. Also, if there is a run, it must be approved by Yoda BEFORE it is posted.

It would also be a good idea for a couple of the driver boards were sent to established community members for 'field testing' and reviews before having this put on the market for general consumption, but that is a 100% Asajj Ventress opinion, and not the Official Stance of FX-Sabers.

Now, while I HATE being a wet blanket, I am only giving this advice based on the experience of those that have come before you, and being the lazy schlub that I am, would prefer not to go through any unintended and unforeseen foolishness again.

But, good luck and DEFINITELY keep us posted!   8)


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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 05:59:35 PM »
Looks like you have put a lot of time and effort into this endeavor :).  Looks good so far.  The sound quality doesn't come across well on the video but, as you mentioned, it is a cheap speaker.  I would suggest in future demos you use a higher quality speaker and put the speaker in a resonance chamber.  We keep a half a hilt around for demoing ourselves ;).  However, it looks like you are working on a lot of the features people really like and I look forward to watching your progress.  Thanks for sharing :)!



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Re: Introducing "Igniter" Sound and Led Drivr
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2011, 06:05:32 PM »
Definitely looks promising there my good man!  I would have to echo the previous comment of it being a good idea, once you have a few prototypes made, to distribute them among some of the top sabersmiths around here for experimentation and giving it a good workthrough.  Would hate to have another sabersound debacle come from something that has alot of potential for sure!
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