Newbie: LED upgrade on monome grid 256?

hello folks,
i’m brand-new here and very happy to (hopefully soon) be a part of this community : ) as of today, i’ve purchased my first monome grid 256 via german ebay and i can’t wait to get it.

now i’d love to know: is it possible to upgrade this monome to a led-variable-version? i know nothing about this stuff yet but i am guessing this is the place to ask.

if it is possible: how does it work? is it a diy project? or do i need to send the machine in somewhere? or can it even be done with a firmware update? i’m so lost!

this is the model i’ve purchased, in case this is of any help answering my question : ) image image
i’d be gracious for any tip. thanks!

welcome!!

Your device is a pre 2011 model.
Find more infos here:
http://monome.org/docs/editions/

I think this question has been asked several times in the past, and unfortunately I’m quite sure it is not possible.
http://archive.monome.org/community/discussion/12839/variable-brightness-upgrade-status/p1

btw. are you located in germany??

hello red,

thanks for having me and for your help! this is quite what i was afraid of (i’ve tried scrubbing my way through the boards but haven’t had any luck so far). well – still looking forward! ( :

btw. are you located in germany??

yes, i am! why are you asking?

same here :smile:
located in cologne/germany

hehe, nice! i’m in frankfurt am main! but i have some friends in cologne who run a nice venue there – maybe you know it (“klub genau”). aww it’s nice to hop into a new community! i’ve been very active as for max and maxforlive in the past. looking forward to my new hobby! hihi ( :