Roland MDX 20

Hi, Could somebody help me making a 3D project with the Roland MDX 20. I have the roland but it doesn't work like how it should be. I want a tutorial.  

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Is the Roland MicroCube a nice amp?

I'm considering a few amps, and I'm thinking of buying the Roland MicroCube off craigslist. Is it good? And would you recommend it?

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Roland Picza PIX-30 3D Scanner?

I recently bought a Roland ColorCamm PC-600 Color Vinyl Printer/Cutter for my business at an auctions, and in the bottom of the box of supplies with it, we found a Roland Picza PIX-30 3D Scanner. I have NO IDEA what to use it for, but paid good money for the lot and dont want to let it go to waste. I found it online at a Jewelry Supply company for $3400 brand new. Any ideas what its for? (Besides creating accurate 3D models of objects)? What use is it to me? Who would have a use for it? Should I just sell it?

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JEWELLERS ROLAND JWX 10 Milling Machine FOR SALE CAD CAM Technology

Hi, I have a little used ROLAND JWX 10 for sale including running software, reason for sale were doing a major upgrade, i love this machine!

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Roland JWX 10 Milling Machine

I currently have a Roland JWX 10 Milling Machine for sale.  It has been used MAYBE 3 times and has the ProtoWizard software along with all manuals.  Will gladly email pictures to serious inquiries only. Thanks.

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JEWELLERS ROLAND JWX 10 Milling Machine FOR SALE CAD CAM Technology

CNC MILLING MACHINE, JEWELLERS ROLAND JWX 10 Milling Machine FOR SALE CAD CAM Technology, BARGAIN $3000 Australian Hi, I have a used ROLAND JWX 10 for sale including all running software, reason for sale were doing a major upgrade, I`ts for sale again, I had offers and really didn`t want to get rid of this machine!  I love it!, you will too

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Roland Big Boy ball trailer hitch?

I have one of the above trailers, the ball hitch should be secured to the cycle saddle clamp, however I am unable to re sucure the clamp tight enough to stop the saddle rotating and the saddle dropping down. I have seen a clamp which secures to the actual seat post and the ball hitch is secured to that, i am unable to locate such a clamp, I am sure someone will know or can help me find this item. I am having to use my trailer as a hand cart at present for going to the allotment each day. Please help if you can. Thank you Joanna

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Make battery supply for 9V synthesizer

I have a Roland D2 Groovebox that I'd like to use portably. It uses a 9V 1000ma AC adapter that I've misplaced. I prefer battery powered stuff so figured I'd take this as an opportunity to try to make it so. I'm comfortable with some soldering and cable splicing, but definitely lack the electrical knowhow to even know what questions to ask. I'm interested in either buying a battery housing for disposable battery power (AA thru D cell) or making a wire that can plug this into a rechargeable power bank. I assume this may be an existing product but, again, I don't know how to search for it (and, again, would also be happy to whip one up).

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New drums: Kick pedal question. Answered

Greetings! Background: My xmas 'from me to me' present was a Roland TD-9K electronic drum set.  I have a concern with the drum kick.  I think I have it set up properly and it's either a setup problem or a user/technique issue.  The instruction manual says you can adjust (insert list of a bajillion variables) and 'set it up how you like' basically, without explaining how each variable effects the end result. My problem:  The kick pedal is set up as per the instructions and occasionally (every few beats) double-taps.  The hits are extremely close together, and are hardly audible if you're not listening for them, but they do exist in the midi data. (i.e. 1/64th beat later) The hammer is physically bouncing and hitting twice, it's not just spurious noise or an oversensitive pickup.  The brain lcd has a What I can adjust: Technique:  If I move my foot a bit it changes the harmonic frequency of the hammer, and it can solve the problem, but sometimes my foot ends up back where the problem exists The pedal assembly: -Spring return tension -- more tension = ability to hit faster but more effort required, problem exists everywhere from full soft to full firm. -Hammer location - it's centered on the sensor per instructions, and strikes flat and square. I could move the pedal off to one side slightly, or change the effective length of the hammer so it hits higher or lower (would change the periodicity of the system). -Angle of the sensor - per instructions is set straight vertical. -Electronic filtering - I can tell the brain to ignore hits for a period after a given hit to eliminate the spurious hits, but this wrecks my ability to intentionally use techniques where fast double-hits are wanted -'Home' angle of the hammer -- the angular moment with which the hammer moves with each kick.  Setting this too far away tends to make it hit the top of my foot (quite painful), and too short means its hard to make it work. Other Thoughts: I play barefoot, should I have a set of drum shoes?  Would that make a difference? I want to use these also to play rock band thru the midi adapter (people report its fun) -- but the double-hits would seriously impair scoring ability, and I need a way to fix them!

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Star Spangled Banner On Keytar

It's me playing my Roland AX-Synth Keyboard. Watch and comment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0wB5NLsFM8

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i need circuit-bend help !!!

Hello i want to add a little patch bay to one of my toys , but i have no idea how this works ... which cable do i have to use and which points should be connected with the jacks ? thanks roland

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LM386-amp power problem

I have built an LM386-amp from the schematic in Nicholas Collins "Handmade electronic music". It works fine with a 9v-battery but when I use a Roland guitar pedal power supply (several outputs) my chip is ruined. Does someone know how I can get this to work with a DC-adapter?

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Connection Winstar WH1602B3-SLL-JWV 16x2 LCD VATN White on Black I2C Interface to Arduino UNO

Hello,I have some trouble with the connection of the Winstar I2C LCD to a Arduino Uno.Can someone advise me?In a pdf from Winstar there is a diagram (as attached), but I see a lot af pins that I don't know how to connect to a Arduino.Thank you very much for your help.Roland

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Can anyone help me build a drumset rack out of PVC pipe??I have the main idea but the side arms seem a little weak...? Answered

The Idea is to emulate the racks from electronic drums like Roland or Yamaha. I just can't seem to make a strong side bar to hold the floor tom. and any suggestions on what to use to hold the toms (like an L bracket) will be appreciated.

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iPod Touch Rail Mount

Hey!I got a Roland V-Drum kit last year and there's an aux input for mp3 players. I use it with my iPod touch to play along with songs.My problem is, I rest my iPod on the control module and not only does this then block half the controls, but it sometimes falls off with furious drumming.So I though to myself, I wonder if I can buy a rail mount so I can have a cradel attatched to the stand. I knew you could buy motorbike iPod cradels, but all of these weren't wide enough to accomidate the 35-40mm diameter of the stand. So I thought about making one.But I can't come up with any ideas.The stand I have is this:http://www.woodbrass.com/images/woodbrass/BATTERIE+DRUM+ROLAND+TD+9+KX.JPG(not the drums though... I wish)The rail mounts I have been looking at are like this:http://www.mountguys.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=RAP-274-AP4&click;=21Any ideas guys?

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Would someone pls let me know if they can help me troubleshoot/repair a Fitness SD 520R recumbent exercise bike issue?

Hello Friend,  we've picked up the above bike for my wife recently and seemed to be working properly until the other day.  Seems that the tension/resistance function is not functioning now.  Have scoped out the web and there is little to no intel on this bike nor the manufacturer. Made in China, go figure.  I'm thinking something is up with the belt but there is no sound of duress and there seems to be some tension but @ the lowest possible level.  I am not extremely handy but I am willing to give it a shot. thanks for your time, Roland

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hi.. please help i want t build a die for a token or coin ( metal )?

Hi..again i need help i want to mint a coin,how do i build a die or mold? what do i need, how do i do it ? which is best the Roland RX-50 or MDX-15 ? i want to scan it and engrave it. what is a collar die how does it work, do i need it ? when i mint do i use oil? i know i'll need a press how do i build one? i want to do all this at home, i'm looking for small things..the engraver must b a desktop..   please help Best regards Best friend 

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Instructables Stickers are Multiplying

Squid Labs recently got a Roland 54" Printer/Cutter and we have been using it to print out the first round of Instructables stickers. Our initial batch was mailed out to the winners from the valentines day contest. Then, as we got the hang of how to use the crazy machine more appeared at the Instructables Show and Tell two weeks ago in Alameda, Austin and Boston. Now they are being sighted at the Port of Oakland and in Brooklyn, New York! It seems that our stickers like great views of city skylines, but I think they could be happy living just about anywhere. If you happen to see a sticker living in its "natural habitat", take a quick picture of it and post it up as a comment.If you would like a sticker, and don't have one, attend one of the Instructables Show and Tell events coming up, make a great instructable and get it into the Instructables News Letter, or send me a private message with your compelling story.

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Monster battery pack for pedalboard

Hi! first of all happy being here in such a full and interesting community. Since some time i have an idea fix, i would like to play guitar in the street, not for the sake of money but for pure entertainment. Following that intention i´m being gathering all equipment i need for that purpose. I was asking myself the question about power source for all that stuff. Actually i can make it easy, since i already bought roland cube street, that runs on 6 AA batteries. BUT, i guess nobody here likes easy things. Therefore here is my project: using acoustic guitar with 4 effects and the amp running on the SAME external battery pack. short description of the project : 4s4p battery pack for a total of 14,8V and 12 000 Mah more or less.. will depend on cells themselves. Theoretically it will mean 10 hours or continuous run with all of equipment. of course there will be step down converter and other bells and whistles that i will be happy to share once i start doing it. Questions mainly are : I know that Boss pedals have center negative connection, What the hell does it mean? please someone help with this cause im getting mad. Is it just inverting the leeds? positive one going to the sleeve and negative/ground to the pin? OR it means that the pin has to be  minus 9V? This is the main question as i dont want to burn 200 euros pedals second and less important one: i will mostly go with NCR18650GA units. And will arrange a balanced pack. As the charging rate is 1A rough it takes 3,5 hours to charge. If the total capacity is 12 amp as i'm planning will it be neccessary to wait 12 hours to charge it or 4s4p scheme will still need 3,5 hours to charge all of cells at the charge rate of 1A, can i also charge it at faster rate as cells state that discharge rate is10A and so i coud use up to 10A charger? Or maybe the smart chargers identify by themselves the best charge rate? thank you in advance please know it's my first project of the kind :D

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A Maker's Musician!

I'm not hugely into music, but I have just come across Seasick Steve (after an appearance on Top Gear!). The CD of I started Out With Nothing and I Still Got Most of it Left arrived in the mail this morning, and is now playing on my Zen, filed next to Walter Trout. I am gobsmacked. This man has been playing this stuff all my life, and I only just find out?  That's forty years of enjoyment I have missed out on! Not only is he, frankly, amazing, but he'd fit right in here, because he makes and modifies his own instruments : From wikipedia: As well as an electric guitar and self electrified acoustic guitar, Wold owns (and plays) several obscure and personalised instruments, including: The Three-String Trance Wonder - This is a normal guitar that resembles a Fender Coronado, but with only three strings. It has an old Harmony pickup added (with duct tape) and is tuned to G, G and B using an E string in the A position, a D in the G position and a G in the B position. At his gigs, he often tells the story that he bought it for $75 in this condition in Como, Mississippi from a man named Sherman, who later told him he only paid $25 for it the day before. Wold vowed never to add another string, and that he would tour the world telling his story of how Sherman ripped him off. All in good fun as Sherman Cooper is a good buddy, who gave him the guitar having had it nailed to the wall as a decoration. A lot of the time he also adds (while picking up or putting away the guitar) that it is the "...biggest piece of [poo] in the world, I swear". The One-Stringed Diddley Bow - This is a one stringed string instrument played with a slide (He uses an old screwdriver for this purpose). It consists of a 2 foot long 2x4, with a semi-loose piece of broom wire nailed to it at both ends. It was made especially for him by James 'Super Chikan' Johnson. The 'MDM' (Mississippi Drum Machine) - A small wooden box that is stomped upon, providing percussion. It is decorated with a Mississippi motorcycle license plate ("MC33583"), and a small piece of carpet. Roland Cube Amplifier - Placed on a chair to his left and set to the 'tweed' setting. The Morris Minor Guitar - When on the TV show Top Gear, presenter Jeremy Clarkson commented that Steve's car history of over 100 cars included a Morris Minor. Steve then produced a 4-string guitar that his friend had made out of two old hub caps from the Minor joined back-to-back, playing it a little in the episode. Why are still reading this?  Go, listen to it.  Now.

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