Finished Pieces

Store

    For more info go to the NovaDrone page.

    Send all questions and comments to store@detective-squad.com

    THE NOVADRONE IS BACK!
    FAQ

    “How long will it take to get my order?”

    We are a small, part time operation. Orders commonly take oneΒ  to three weeks to fill depending on how busy we are. You are welcome to contact us before ordering if you have any questions. store@detective-squad.com

    We ship all orders USPS priority mail. Shipping in the US commonly takes 3 days. International shipping commonly takes 1.5-2 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.


    POWER SUPPLY

    We are no longer selling power supplies.
    You can use any power supply that is rated 9-24VDC, negative ring and 2.5mm barrel. These are very common specs for a power supply and finding one in your location should be easy. Maybe you already have one! The input is diode and regulator protected so there’s very little likelihood that the circuit will be damaged from plugging in the wrong power supply.





    PCB


    single

    $25




    double

    $50






    PCB + PARTS KIT


    single

    $100





    double

    $200






    ASSEMBLED AND TESTED


    single

    $200





    double

    $400










     

    Sounds

    Sorry, no sound files for this piece.

    50 Responses to “Store”

    • 1

      Travis Castro said:
      July 6th, 2012 at 11:18pm #

      As a proud owner of a drone lab (sourced the parts and everything), i speak on behalf of builders when i ask when/if a kit will be released

    • 2

      casper said:
      July 6th, 2012 at 11:44pm #

      hey Travis,
      I just got the new PCB for the V1.3 and have put together 10 kits for a workshop. Following that I have to order a NEW pcb (drat) and then all the parts for 50 units or so. I expect them to be available mid august.

    • 3

      Travis Castro said:
      September 28th, 2012 at 6:06pm #

      About to order a single kit, but is there a parts list for mouser? It would be nice to source the arts and then buy the PCBs for a double unit.

    • 4

      Casper said:
      September 28th, 2012 at 7:57pm #

      Travis. Yes! There is a mouser parts list. I will post it ASAP.

    • 5

      shaun said:
      September 29th, 2012 at 12:10pm #

      Is $10. Correct for shipping a single pcb in the U.S. ?

    • 6

      Guthrie said:
      October 4th, 2012 at 7:19pm #

      Is there any way to add an input?

    • 7

      Frank said:
      October 5th, 2012 at 6:44am #

      Well, I’ve ordered a double PCB to build, but I kinda want to buy another one to frame and hang on the wall…

    • 8

      casper said:
      October 5th, 2012 at 7:21am #

      No. We are charging $7 for
      Shipping in the US

    • 9

      casper said:
      October 5th, 2012 at 7:26am #

      Yes. If you just want to mix the external signal with the Novadrone audio you can connect it straight to the link header on the right hand side. If you want to use external signals as control signals you can connect them right into the adventure board. You may need to amplify the signal depending on the source and what you want to do with it. The adventure kit includes an op amp which can be used (among other things) to make a signal amplifier.

    • 10

      casper said:
      October 5th, 2012 at 7:30am #

      :)! I’m hoping someone does this soon.

    • 11

      Clarke said:
      October 6th, 2012 at 4:48pm #

      I’m thinking about doing two singles…I’d probably use them together most of the time, but I’d like the option to split them out for jam sessions with another person. Is there any advantage of the double over two singles? Also, if I order two singles, can I get them each with different PCB art?

      Thanks…looks like a great project!

    • 12

      casper said:
      October 7th, 2012 at 4:15pm #

      Hey Clarke,
      The advantage of the double is simply convenience. Plugging two singles together will give you the same functionality. If you order two singles at the same time we will gladly send you both designs.

    • 13

      Kristen Brown said:
      October 18th, 2012 at 11:24pm #

      Are there any plans to make some sort of acrylic cases for these like the Drone Lab units? I tend to be a bit rough on my toys lol. Love the PCB designs!

    • 14

      casper said:
      October 23rd, 2012 at 7:44am #

      @Kristen. Because of the size of the hardware (primarily the height of the switch levers) there is no way to cleanly add a housing. Basically the switch lever is so short that it will barely even poke through a plexiglass faceplate. I may play around with thin and strong plastic for face plates in the future but for now I suggest the following process. The best option is to run jumper wires from the PCB to heavier controls mounted in a custom housing. Its actually a pretty simple process. The pots could be replaced with any kind of 3 terminal pot and the switches can be replaced with 3 position (on/off/on) toggle switches.

    • 15

      David Felix said:
      October 25th, 2012 at 4:22am #

      Hi Pete,
      If I order two singles, do I need to use two power supplies when stacking them or will one suffice?
      Cheers

    • 16

      casper said:
      October 25th, 2012 at 6:12am #

      just one supply will work!

    • 17

      Krz said:
      November 1st, 2012 at 4:52am #

      Hi,
      we missed ya @ circuit cabaret in Vancouver πŸ™
      Hope the opportunity comes up again OR we can
      get out your way to see your new place AND get
      over to Baltimore to see Peter b’s workshop.
      Kudos on the new Nova!
      It’s also about time for (somebody’s) WTPA-2
      to be finished! Need something like one of those
      to multiply the drones!!!

    • 18

      Davin said:
      November 10th, 2012 at 12:31am #

      The best thing that ever happened to my ears. Thank you so much.

    • 19

      casper said:
      November 10th, 2012 at 9:52am #

      Hey! Yeah. I really wish I had come out. It turns out my school schedule is real loose and I definitely could have made the trip. πŸ™
      But I trust Darsha filled my shoes well! I would love to be involved in future events and you’re always welcome to visit…. although I’m not living in New York anymore…. I’m in the Netherlands and will be for a few years.
      Boy I ALSO need to finish my WTPA-2! its an exciting circuit. more drones!!!!

    • 20

      colius uriah said:
      December 22nd, 2012 at 5:29pm #

      i was wondering what the parts in the adventure kit are? mainly the ICs? just ordered 4 PCBs and im pretty excited!

    • 21

      Travis H said:
      December 31st, 2012 at 3:59pm #

      Started work on mine last night, can’t wait to finish it! Just wondering if there are any instructions you might offer on using the adventure board? what’s a good starting point?

    • 22

      stealthop said:
      March 15th, 2013 at 10:52am #

      just bought my double and cant wait for it to get here !
      thanks casper =]

    • 23

      Shawn H said:
      March 17th, 2013 at 1:47am #

      Is there any way to use this as a battery powered unit? I am trying to put together an instrument that I need to play where there is no power source.

    • 24

      casper said:
      March 18th, 2013 at 11:42pm #

      @shawn. Yes you can power it with a battery. But it’s best to not use the lights if you do so. The circuit itself uses very little power but the lights use quite a lot, enough to kill the battery somewhat quickly. There is a switch for the lights so that part is easy. To power the circuit with a battery you will have to get a battery clip with a power plug on the end. You can make your own or some people sell them. Make sure the power plug is negative ring. I hope that helps!

    • 25

      Shawn H said:
      March 19th, 2013 at 1:03pm #

      Thanks so much for the info. Definitely want to get going on this project. Really looking forward to it.

    • 26

      Josh said:
      March 27th, 2013 at 2:49pm #

      What are some of the options for syncing the Novadrone to other equipment?

    • 27

      Peter said:
      April 3rd, 2013 at 2:29pm #

      Hi,
      do you ship to Norway, and if so; for how much?

    • 28

      edwin said:
      July 21st, 2013 at 5:11pm #

      i goofed on the 90* stacking header . now i need another one . whats a good source for 90* stacking headers ? or where can i buy them ?

    • 29

      casper said:
      August 1st, 2013 at 1:50pm #

      @Edwin. I have all the part numbers listed on the parts page. All the numbers are for Mouser electronics in the US.

    • 30

      Michae said:
      October 27th, 2013 at 1:12pm #

      Can you tell me what components are included in Adventure Kit? Thanks

    • 31

      minichester said:
      June 12th, 2014 at 12:02pm #

      Hey I bought your previous synth and am looking at the Nova ~ Are there any cool cases for the Nova?

    • 32

      Andrew said:
      March 1st, 2015 at 9:24pm #

      Just finished assembling my Nova Drone and I love it. Now I’m tempted to make a second one. Thank you!

    • 33

      edwin said:
      May 2nd, 2015 at 4:43pm #

      hey got my double working , somewhat . ran into some trouble tho . first time i put in the rgb led the green channel was out so i swapped it for another which i tested before and after i put it in the board with all channels of the led operational. i gave that side a test run and everything seems to work as normal with audio dumping out of all 3 lfo’s . but the green channel of the led wont light up . i measured the voltage going to the green led at .1v to .3v obviously not enough to light the green led which requires 3.2 volts or so for maximum brightness. so what do i need to check and replace to get that fixed ? any ideas ? any help would be greatly appreciated , thanks .

    • 34

      Corey said:
      October 12th, 2015 at 9:20pm #

      Hey! Are you guys accepting new orders?

    • 35

      Andrew said:
      November 29th, 2015 at 1:58pm #

      Are you taking new orders? Thanks.

    • 36

      casper said:
      December 20th, 2015 at 9:04am #

      yes! πŸ™‚

    • 37

      casper said:
      December 20th, 2015 at 9:06am #

      yes πŸ™‚

    • 38

      Anthony said:
      December 30th, 2015 at 12:02am #

      Above it says: WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE UNTIL MAY 25TH. ALL ORDERS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL WE RETURN. Are you filling orders now or will I have to wait until may until my order is filled?

    • 39

      Samuel said:
      December 30th, 2015 at 1:52pm #

      Hey!

      Was going to order a double but wanted to check in first re: the notice further up on the page about orders being on hold until May 25th. Is that a currently applicable notice, or an old one?

      Thanks!

    • 40

      casper said:
      December 31st, 2015 at 7:19am #

      old notice. sorry. we are now taking orders

    • 41

      casper said:
      December 31st, 2015 at 7:19am #

      we are filling orders now

    • 42

      Sam said:
      January 14th, 2016 at 6:04pm #

      Could I ask what the differences were between V1.2 and the current V1.3? Also just looking at the timeline between different versions I was wondering if a future update is going to be done on the Nova Drone or if it’s best to get one now?

      Thanks!

    • 43

      Pim said:
      July 6th, 2016 at 6:02am #

      Any news on when we can order Nova drones again?

    • 44

      erdem said:
      August 22nd, 2016 at 8:01am #

      what would be the selling price?
      many thanks,

    • 45

      James said:
      August 30th, 2016 at 11:07am #

      Will a new version of the novadrone be released 11/2016?

    • 46

      casper said:
      September 2nd, 2016 at 9:59am #

      we should be selling them from our New York space soon

    • 47

      casper said:
      September 2nd, 2016 at 10:04am #

      The differences between 1.2 and 1.3 are minimal. They are functionally the same. Yes there is an update in the works. I’m aiming to release it before christmas (2016). It is very similar to the V1 but with more CV controls, a housing and and some expansion options. It will be a much more challenging build for beginners and the price will be higher. Not sure exactly how much yet but it will be twice as much circuitry and a housing more expensive. So for the DIY crowd I think the V1 is still an appealing option.

    • 48

      casper said:
      September 2nd, 2016 at 10:05am #

      That’s the plan πŸ˜‰

    • 49

      casper said:
      September 2nd, 2016 at 10:05am #

      Not sure yet… more than the V1

    • 50

      James said:
      September 15th, 2016 at 2:01am #

      Thanks for the update! Will the new revision be able to stack into the current model? That is something I really appreciate about the Novadrone: sharing power and syncing between multiple units by plugging them together.

      Would CV expansion include additional breadboard points or are you considering actual buffered jacks to interface directly with more “standard” synths?

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