Friday, April 18, 2008
I made a little sync cable today so that Nanoloop can control the tempo and synchronise with the Commodore 64 program Prophet 64. At first I tried to make it such that the Prophet 64 controls the Nanoloop tempo, however, the results where not very promising.
Demo video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ep3B9gMRWYg
When I first looked into making this sort of cable, I was looking for a 12/24 edge connector. The only place I could find them were Digikey, who charged almost $40 for shipping and handling for 3 x $3 connectors! Well, in the end I decided to order some 22/44 edge connectors from an arcade shop in Sydney. Then, it was simply a matter of somehow getting the connector to the right size. I used brute force and a wire cutter. Well, it works, doesn't it?!