This is an excellent kit. It was delivered quickly and the build documentation is very good. It's an easy build even for a beginner but still looks and feels very pro. I had a couple of questions for Andrei and he got back to me right away with the info I needed. To complete the build I bought an 12"x12" acrylic sheet and some nylon M3 standoffs on Amazon for a few dollars and cut the sheet with a metal ruler and sharp utility knife. Looks scary but it's easy! Absolutely recommend this kit!
This MIDI breakout is awesome. Its basic functionality with the provided sketch is what most people would need. With some expansion and minor tweaks, you can make it do a whole lot more! This is not a consumer product; you must know how to program an Arduino or Teensy to make it useful to you. But that makes it way more fun! Shipped with a faulty optoisolator, but the seller was quick to make things right.
This was my entry into soldering, although I have some background. Amazing first build and saved me some loot, aside from the fact that now I want to go deeper down the rabbit hole! Thanks for cool design and hassle free first experience!
Great product, works exactly how I need it to. I use it to control all of my synths. Managed to put the whole thing together pretty quick. I would consider it a beginner project, except it lacks in the documentation side of things. The instructions are quite vague and I feel there should be a diagram showing you what to do. I had to look at a picture of the finished project online to help me through it. The piece of paper with instructions I received did not mention if you get the USB powered version you need to solder pin 1 to pin 3 where there is an empty space. So if you get the usb power version make sure you do this! ;)
I decided to make it rack-mount, so I purchased a blank 1U panel and drilled holes, then mounted 5-pin midi connectors to the front and painted it. I hot-glued the PCB to the back of the panel and now it's quite a nice piece of kit. If you do this, keep in mind MIDI only uses 3 of the 5 pins, so don't bother wiring up all 5. I think just pins 2, 3 and 4 are necessary. With 3 being the shielded ground.
Using this to solve a common problem, syncing all my gear. Midi splitters are kind of expensive and often only 4 ports, so this 10 port splitter for not much dough is a great deal.
Putting it together is fun, but could use some documentation. As a first timer I found the bill of materials barely enough information to put it together. I would have appreciated some hand holding especially with identifying polarity of diodes.
This is a beginner project but does not have beginner guidance.
Overall happy with what I have. Figuring out a case for it is my next goal.