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So, obviously the OpenChord project is pretty much over. However, I'm starting up a new project/video game! More details on the blog.

- 27 September 2010 -

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  • In order to build a V1 from a kit or otherwise, you’ll need a guitar (or other instrument) with metal strings – nylon strings won’t work.
    The kit itself contains the following items:

    Hardware

    Electronics

    Checklist:

    • Circuit board with USB mount placed in it
    • 8   orange normal diodes
    • 2   orange 3v6 zener diodes – they have 3V6 printed on the sides
    • 1   black Shottkey diode
    • 1   Atmel ATmega328p microcontroller
    • 1   Chip mount
    • 1   12 mHz crystal oscillator
    • 10 Resistors – 10K Ohm
    • 2   Resistors – 68 Ohm (these have a blue band, the 10K ones don’t)
    • 2   Capacitors – 0.1uF (small and yellow with “104″ written on them)
    • 2   Capacitors – 27pF (small, round, and orange, with “27 written on them)
    • 1   Normally open push-button switch

    Additionally, you’ll need to provide the following tools and materials

    • Soldering Iron and solder
    • Wire
    • Scissors
    • Superglue
    • Wire strippers
    • Screwdrivers
    • Drill (For enclosure)
    • If building into guitar body
      • Rotary cutting tool
      • Lacquered Wire – usually found in cheap headphones
    • If building externally
      • Small foam – anti-static foam or foam-backed sandpaper works well
      • Small box
    • Optional: Multimeter
    • Optional: Header pins
    • Optional: Header sockets