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Project 1
Automatic Stop Label Text - SSD1306 0.96" OLEDs
Project 2
Automatic Stop Label Text - SH1106 1.3" OLEDs
Project 3
Under development
     
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THE PROJECT BOOKLETS

Each Project is supported by a printed Booklet. These can be ordered vis the email address on this page. Normally, a PayPal invoice will be raised and the booklet will be despatched on payment. Booklets are A4 size, colour, and widely illustrated. They are from about 28-33 pages.

Thank you very much indeed for your enquiry about the Project Booklets on adding electronic stop labelling to your virtual pipe organ console.

Project Booklet 1 Automatic Electronic Labelling of Organ Stops - Project 1

This Project Booklet is 30 pages and describes the use of up to 120 x 0.96" OLED displays for electronic stop labelling of two Stop Jambs.
If you have already built or bought your Stop Jambs, you should note that his project requires 2.3" minimum space between vertical columns of stop switches or drawstops. In the design offered, displays are mounted in horizontal pairs, vertically spaced at 1.3", but you may choose to modify these aspects of the design.

Although the Booklet mentions Stripboards as the basis for this project, printed circuit boards are in development and will be avaialble within a few weeks. Pricing is not yet known. The project is hugely simplified by the availability of PCBs. A full list of components is supplied in the Project Booklet. It is also possible to use a purely ribbon-cable based approach for those with suitable skill and understanding.

The stop jambs required to accommodate three PCBs with the stop switches and OLEDs, is quite large. Allow a minimum of 15" width and at least 18" height. Note that Project 2 can be accommodated in smaller enclosures because the OLEDs, although larger, are not two abreast.

This project is driven by an Arduino Due in each Stop Jamb, loaded with the kasLABS v1.4x software. Arduinos and the software can be purchased as part of the project. Each stop switch or drawstop is labelled by a separate OLED display.

Project 1 PCB - OLED side



Project 1 PCB - CONNECTOR side



This project is SO much easier to complete using the PCBs than it was with stripboards! Just solder in the 20 DIL PCB sockets for the OLEDs, and then, on the other side of the board, solder in the three DIL PCB PinHeaders. All positions are clearly marked, drilled and plated through. Plug in your OLEDs, and either build or purchase four ribbon cables, terminated with DIL IDC Header Plugs to connect each of the boards to the Arduino Due, and to connect your left & right boards to the central board. Hey presto! Plug the Due into a USB socket in your Hauptwerk PC and you are ready to go!

Project Booklet 2 Automatic Electronic Labelling of Organ Stops - Project 2

This Project Booklet is 34 pages, and describes the use of up to 68 x 1.3" OLED displays for electronic stop labelling of two Stop Jambs.
If you have already built or bought your Stop Jambs, you should note that this project requires 1.5" minimum space between vertical columns of stop switches or drawstops. If built exactly as defined in the Project Booklet, displays are spaced vertically at 1.3". This space can be increased if you choose to modify the design.

The stop jambs required for Project 2 to accommodate its three PCBs with the stop switches and OLEDs, is somewhat smaller than that for Project 1. Allow a minimum of 13 1/2" - 14" width and a similar 18" height. This is because the OLEDs in Project 2, although larger, are not two abreast as a single OLED can carry two stop texts.

A full list of components is supplied. This project can be built using stripboards, but is also supported by the availability of Black Acrylic Laser-cut Stop Jamb Plates, and Printed Circuit Boards for the OLEDs and connectors. Project 2 produces a result very similar to that seen in the latest and complete images of OPUS II on this site and in the YouTube Tours.

Project 2 PCB

Note that the image shows OLED and RIBBON CABLE connectors on the same side. This is of course only as an illustration - the CONNECTOR must be installed on the back of the board.



This project is driven by an Arduino Due in each Stop Jamb, loaded with the kasLABS v3.2x software. Arduinos, Stop Jamb Plates, and PCBs and the software can be purchased as part of the project. Each pair of stop switches or drawstops is labelled by one OLED display. Four other OLED displays on each Stop Jamb enable the labelling of other aspects of the virtual organ.

At the bottom of this page, there is a list of the skills needed to complete either project. This will help you to decide whether you wish to invest in the document and components required for the project. More immediately, you are probably wondering about what the project involves and costs of the Project Booklets and Software.

Just as with Project 1, this project is SO much easier to complete using the PCBs than it was with stripboards! Just solder in the 11 (left & right boards) or 12 (central board) DIL PCB sockets for the OLEDs, and then, on the other side of the board, solder in the two DIL PCB PinHeaders. All positions are clearly marked, drilled and plated through. Plug in your OLEDs, and either build or purchase four ribbon cables, terminated with DIL IDC Header Plugs to connect each of the boards to the Arduino Due, and to connect your left & right boards to the central board. Hey presto! Plug the Due into a USB socket in your Hauptwerk PC and you are ready to go!

Please do not order any components, software or hardware until you have read the Booklet!

Can you do it?

Construction requires the following skills:
- cutting Veroboard Stripboard accurately with a Stanley knife and junior-hacksaw;
- if you obtain the PCBs this project really is then mucxh easier & straight forward;
- using a spot face cutter to break track continuity;
- neat and accurate soldering of many components onto the stripboards;
- arranging and soldering pin and socket, and pin and pin, terminated ribbon cable;
- connecting pin terminated ribbon cable into sockets of Arduino Due micro-controller(s);
- loading stop label text into Hauptwerk.
Tools required include:
- Stanley knife or similar;
- Junior hacksaw;
- long nose pliers;
- spot face cutter;
- steel wool;
- solder (0.7mm, Pb60/Sn40 or RoHS lead free);
- soldering iron (25-35W) with fine conical soldering bit (several bits may be needed).

Do please feel free to make any further enquiries if you have any questions not answered in this summary.

With thanks & best wishes,

Kenneth Spencer
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Post & Packing & Admin

The Project Booklets are available in printed form by post only.
UK single Booklet:
                    1st Class Large Letter:                               P&P + Admin:   2.75
UK Both Booklets:        
    1st Class Large Letter:                               P&P + Admin:   5.00
UK > ITALIA               
1st Class Large Letter Tracked & Signed:   P&P + Admin: 10.50
UK > REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
  1st Class Large Letter:                               P&P + Admin:    5.25
UK > USA                 
1st Class Large Letter Tracked & Signed:   P&P + Admin: 13.25

Arduino Due(s) (Supplied by the Author, or sent by you for S/W installation)
UK 1st Class signed:
                P&P + Admin is   5.00p       (Up to 2 Dues).
USA tracked & Signed:            P&P + Admin is 16.00p for 1 Arduino Due.
USA tracked & Signed:
             P&P + Admin is 18.00p for 2 Arduino Dues.
Other Jurisdictions:         1st Class post can be notified on enquiry.


My new book:
"All about Hauptwerk"
is available now from:

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Buy from Lulu and email us for  a free PDF of this book ...
A full explanation of how to setup and use Hauptwerk: keyboards/ pedalboard/  expression pedals/ and controller accessories.
There are designs for a pedalboard and console
.
Multi-channel audio setup, convolution reverb setup, tuning and temperament are also covered.

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THE PROJECT 1 BOOKLET



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THE PROJECT 2 BOOKLET



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PROJECT
3 BOOKLET




This project is still under development

   PROJECT COSTS

 1. Project Booklets

Booklet 1 costs 10.00 in printed copy only.
Booklet 2 costs 15.00 in printed copy only.
Both Booklets, ordered together 20.00.
P&P + Admin - see bottom of the left hand pane.

 2. The kasLABS software

Software v1.4x is for Project 1 and Software v3.2x is for Project 2.
Both versions are available by two means, as explained below.

 2.1 On your own Arduino Due(s)
You may purchase your own Arduino Due/s and send it/them to the Author who will install the software and test your Arduino(s) and return it/them to you.
Please note: before you purchase any Arduino Dues yourself, be warned that many low-priced Due "clones" suffer from the "Auto-start-Restart"
issue. These are readily available but many suffer from a problem which makes them unsuitable for use in virtual organs without correction of the issue - they do not start automatically when power is applied.Therefore you are advised to buy genuine Arduino Dues.

Single Arduino Due:
  25.00 (to install kasLABS v1.4x or v3.2x s/w & test)
Two  Arduino Dues:
   40.00                   "                     "                   "
Return P&P + Admin: see panel on left.

2.2 Author-supplied Arduino Due(s):
The author can supply genuine, Arduino CC manufactured, Arduino Dues with the kasLABS v1.4x (for Project 1) or v3.2x (for Project 2) installed and tested.
These are purchased at full price and so a small handling charge is included.

Single Arduino Due with kasLABS v1.4x or v3.2x (specify) installed & tested:                56.00
Two Arduino Dues  with kasLABS v1.4x or v3.2x (specify) installed & tested:                   105.00
P&P + Admin - see panel on left.

3. Printed Circuit Boards

The cost of the printed circuit boards is a major component of the cost of either one of these projects. This is because they are low-volume in manufacture and also quite large. There will also be a lag in supply while an adequate size of order is achieved. The Booklets have a current set of estimates of prices.


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