Who am I?  I’m a guy that likes electronics. among other nerdy things.  I was a computer science major for about 3 years but never got into it, to much programing, not enough hardware, so here I am 8 years out of college and just pursuing electronics as a hobby.  I also love music, and like to combine them together.  If you comments please leave them and if you have questions please drop me a line.


14 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 Arnie
    August 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Hey man, just checking in to see how things are going. I hope you haven’t given up on the project after you’ve done so much!

  2. September 28, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Hi there!

    I really like your music project!
    It sounds as it will have a great potential, once it is finalised.
    I wish that you will end up with a great piece of ART, so it seems 🙂

    I realised that you were interested in beta-testers.

    I could be one of them, if you like.
    If you could send me one, I could cover your costs or how does this work? 🙂

    anyways, contact me for further details, if you are interested too.


    the mist toggles

  3. January 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I got a project that I’m trying to accomplish and you seem to be the person to talk to about monome related stuff, well besides the people at monome. If possible, could you send me a email back and I can give you full details of what I’m looking to accomplish. Thanks!

  4. 4 Cagri
    May 31, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Hey man,

    Do you have any Minduinos available? I’d like to buy one 🙂

  5. July 4, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Hey there I am interested in how the Minduino is coming along. Do you still have any for sale. I am looking for a simple midi interface to run my Gakken synth with midi. Full midi would be awesome but I’m happy with cv gate note on etc. I have plans to go with the HID as well but time wise I’d rather just get something that will work right away. How or what do I need to do in the Minduino’s case. I see the link for the code. Does it work the same way as HID device. For example I use a hacked pc keyboard sometimes for foot control in conjunction with AutoHotkeys.
    Keep up the Geek work!


  6. October 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm


    I really like your custom controller. Where did you find the diy parts?

    looking forward to doing a spin.off of the ohm64: faders, mixer, knobs and the grid!


    • 7 starfiretech
      November 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm

      Most of the parts I get I buy from mouser.com or digikey.com. Also Fry’s Electronics has a OK selection of parts that you can buy brick and mortar but nothing like the online sites.

  7. 8 Ariel
    October 30, 2010 at 12:54 am

    How is your minduino going? I’m looking for a teeny footprint, and the white pcb is a bonus.

    • 9 starfiretech
      November 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm

      Actually I have plenty of PCBs but I’d need to order more components to build some, since it’s getting in to that inside season I’m sure I’ll be building some.

  8. 10 Nathan
    January 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    HEy wanted to say thanks for the awesome Livid button boards and logic board. After the drama of the group buy last year Ive been rocking a 128 arduinome. Currently Im working on a arduino mega based MIDI controller for Traktor and want to incorporate the LIVID 4×4 button pad. SOOOOO Im wondering of you could send me your eagle file for the button pcb. THX!

  9. May 14, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Hey man, amazing work on all your projects! I really like your Mega clone and the minduino.

    Do you have a twitter account to follow? Anyway, I just put your blog in my RSS list 🙂


    Franky – Forty Seven Effects

  10. 12 corey
    June 4, 2011 at 10:41 am


    I’ve been reading your blog, specifically the your arduinome build log. I’ve just put together a working arduinome, with the unsped board installed upside down. I’d like to desolder the arduino headers and solder the unsped board directly to the arduino in order to make the unit as thin as possible (I believe this is what you did with your arduinome).

    Unfortunately, I am having a really hard time desoldering the arduino headers! I consider myself fairly competent at soldering, but desoldering is a different story. I am using a normal soldering iron and a solder sucker, but I am having trouble removing all the solder, and am getting lifted pads. Long story short, I’m wondering if you have any tips, or if there is a special technique you used to do this? I am thinking a hot air station could make desoldering easier (just heat up all the pins and pull off the component), but I don’t have access to one.


    • 13 starfiretech
      June 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      There is a product called ChipQuik, it’s a very low temp solder and allows a lot of time to move the parts, you can try it out, I use it with good success.

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