a DIY circuit which extends a normal Raspberry Pi, turning it into a norns.
documentation/assembly at monome.org/docs/norns/shield
- no soldering required, easy to assemble in a few minutes
- case design by @JHC printed high quality using SLS, includes rubber feet
- less complex mechanicals, permanently soldered screen
- new skirtless solid cap knobs
- requires pi-3B or pi-3B+, sdcard, power supply (source your own, est. $55)
$240 available at monome.org, shipping starts december 1
the goal of the shield is to provide a low-cost option without a massive DIY hardware undertaking; to get directly to making sound and writing code.
to repost from the docs:
there are some differences between the norns and norns shield:
- norns has a battery, 1/4” mono jacks, a separate headphone jack and driver, very high quality audio, serial connection over power port
- norns shield has 3.5mm stereo jacks (headphones work on the output jack) and an ethernet port
software is fully compatible between the two.
working on an update right now which will refine the shield experience by tailoring the UI to make more sense (ie, don’t show a battery indicator, give better messages, remove meaningless errors). will be ready by shipping time.
thank you for your continued support and participation. norns has been an ever-surprising adventure.