[linux-audio-user] Re: nifty gizmo

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Jun 6 11:29:44 EDT 2006

On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 09:16:31PM +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> You're not only getting the readymade board, but also full source
> code, which is way more than e.g. M-Audio provides. And with buying
> the unit, you also support the developement of the source code as free
> software. Plus: It's probably a very small run with not a big number
> of units produced. 

>From pictures of the Maker Faire, it looks like the buttons are custom
made as well, and that the PCB is huge.  Add those two items onto it
being a small run device, and that even more explains the price.

I'm aware of some off the shelf buttons that have a LED in them.
However, it an exposed LED, not something that makes the entire button
glow nicely, and these off the shelf buttons have a fairly cheap feel to
them.  If anyone cared for building their own cheaper knock offs, I
could ask the hardware engineers what those buttons are.

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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