A hackable electronic saxophone with mechanical keys

Oct 12, 2023

Project update 6 of 10

Manufacturing Plans and More!

by Javier C

Hello everyone!

One more week, and we’re getting close to the finish line! My deepest gratitude to all the new project backers.

Golden Boards Arrived

This week we received a batch of five "golden boards". "Golden" means that the design is now frozen and, if no problems are found in assembly, we will use the exact same production files and components for the "mass production" run after the campaign closes.

These boards incorporate small improvements to simplify assembly and repairability. But probably the coolest touch is the updated Open Source Hardware logo which now looks very luxurious with the Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG) surface finish!

Linux Console on the Haxophone

In today’s video, we are looking at the mysterious three-pin connector that sits on the lower left area of the Haxophone.

People have asked what is that connector for…? Well, here is the answer:

And finally, if you play the saxophone, and use any form of social media you must certainly know Nigel McGill, the founder of McGill Music Sax School, the ultimate online resource for video saxophone lessons, tips, and techniques.

Nigel reached out last week to talk about the Haxophone. Check out his fantastic review of the instrument:

Reach out

That wraps up today’s update. Please don’t hesitate to reach out via the Ask a Question section on our campaign page. Comments, questions, suggestions, or rants are all welcome!

Stay musical,

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