For more info go to the NovaDrone page.
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“How long will it take to get my order?”
Between December 2012 and April 2013 operations at casperelectronics will be temporarily slowed down while we move our headquarters to Brooklyn NY(!). We are still taking and shipping orders but processing time is likely to take twice as long as usual. Meaning orders may take as long as 1 month to fill.
We ship all orders USPS priority mail. Shipping in the US commonly takes 3 days. International shipping commonly takes 2 weeks but can take up to 3 if it gets stuck in customs.
Double VS Single
The NovaDrone is available as a PCB, a kit and as an assembled unit.
Each of these options is available as a single or double unit. The double unit is essentially two NovaDrones on a single illustrated PCB. The double unit shares a single power input and single audio output. The audio signals can be separated by using both audio jacks.
THE ADVENTURE KIT
The adventure kit is a collection of electrical components which work especially well with the adventure board (the circuit bending breadboard at the bottom of the PCB). This kit will allow you to explore a wide range of novice to advanced bends and hacks ranging from light controlled pitch to distortion and filter circuits.
We have power supplies for sale at the bottom of the page. They are switching supplies which means they will work anywhere in the world provided you have a physical adapter for the plug.
V1.3 jumper wires
There are four *little* jumpers that have been added to the V1.3 PCBs. This is not a flaw or mistake in the board. These jumpers are board enhancements that have been added to unlock a small but cool feature.
These jumpers are there to invert the phase of the RED and GREEN pulse width comparators. This actually has no noticeable effect on the regular operation of the NovaDrone. So why are they there you ask? Designing the NovaDrone has been an exciting experience and we are regularly finding new hacks and features. One of the more recent ones we found is that interesting pitch modulation effects can be created by placing capacitors between the PWM outs and other points on the adventure board. Unfortunately this feature only works when the pulse width modulation comparator is configured a certain way (tri 2 into the inverting terminal of the comparator, tri 1 into the non-inverting terminal). Even more unfortunately, the 3 comparators in the NovaDrone are configured the OPPOSITE way. We deliberated over manually modifying the boards to configure them the “right” way for a long time. The pitch mod feature isn’t necessary and many people probably wont end up finding or using it, but we think its really fun. In the end we decided it was too cool to not include and we rewired all the boards for many many hours .
PCB + PARTS KIT
ASSEMBLED AND TESTED
PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING!
Accessory orders MUST be combined with PCB, kit, or assembled unit orders. You can NOT order just a power supply or adventure kit on its own.