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
Booklet is 30 pages and describes the use of up to 120 x
0.96" OLED displays for electronic stop labelling of two
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
Project 1 PCB - OLED
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!
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
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
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
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:
Veroboard Stripboard accurately with a Stanley knife and
- if you obtain the PCBs this project
really is then mucxh easier & straight forward;
- using a spot face cutter to break track
- neat and accurate soldering of many
components onto the stripboards;
- arranging and
soldering pin and socket, and pin and pin, terminated ribbon
- connecting pin terminated ribbon cable into
sockets of Arduino Due micro-controller(s);
stop label text into Hauptwerk.
Tools required include:
- Stanley knife or similar;
- Junior hacksaw;
- spot face cutter;
- steel wool;
solder (0.7mm, Pb60/Sn40 or RoHS lead free);
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
With thanks & best wishes,
Post & Packing & Admin
The Project Booklets are available
in printed form by post only.
1st Class Large Letter: P&P + Admin: £2.75
Class Large Letter:
P&P + Admin:
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
(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
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.
1st Class post can be notified on enquiry.
My new book:
"All about Hauptwerk"
is available now from:
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
PROJECT 1 BOOKLET
THE PROJECT 2 BOOKLET
This project is still under development
1. Project Booklets
Booklet 1 costs £10.00 in printed copy
Booklet 2 costs £15.00 in printed
Both Booklets, ordered together £20.00.
+ Admin - see bottom of the left hand pane.
The kasLABS software
Software v1.4x is for Project 1 and
Software v3.2x is for Project 2.
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
Please note: before
you purchase any Arduino Dues yourself, be warned that many low-priced
Due "clones" suffer from the "Auto-start-Restart"
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.
£25.00 (to install kasLABS v1.4x
or v3.2x s/w & test)
Two Arduino Dues:
Return P&P + Admin: see panel on left.
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
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:
Two Arduino Dues with
v1.4x or v3.2x (specify) installed
P&P + Admin - see panel on left.
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