Hello! Apologies if my post is in the wrong location but I am new to the forum! I’ve been very interested in building a DIY Norns for the last few months, but have been unable to source a full kit. I don’t have much experience with electronics, so I’m wary of buying the parts myself. Are there any sources for Fates kits, or an active market for built Fates controllers?
Should also note that I’m open to using the Norns board sold on the Monome market, if anyone can give me any insight into how to acquire the remaining parts and whether or not I’d be able to build it with limited electronics knowledge.
Hey thanks so much for the prompt response! This makes so much more sense—I was under the impression that only the board was available for sale! Will be ordering this next week and diving into the world of Norns!
Another quick question—is there any way to test the Lua code on my local machine so I can mess around before I build?
on linux, it should “just work” to build and run the norns stack. instructions here:
like dan says, there is no screen or key/encoder emulation. (please develop one if you like!)
so there is no way to really test UI stuff.
but BL components can be built and tested in lua just fine.
interfacing with OSC is also an option.
@okyeron@dan_derks happy to say that i’ve ordered a soldering kit and a RPI, just waiting for the kit to come back in stock! any way to pre-order or set reminders? very excited to join you all in this world
Darn. Well, thanks for all you’ve done to make DIY monome-alikes a thing - a NeoTrellis “Grid” and Norns Shield are certainly much more accessible than the incredible amount it would cost to order an actual 128 Grid and Norns (thought they are absolutely gorgeous pieces of hardware).