After receiving a lot of feedback on the OLED microcontroller, we’ve decided to take a step back. There are a lot of different ways of displaying values, menus, patchnames. We’re having a hard time making the code robust for new use cases and different ways of constructing synth modules and it’s holding up the development of just about every other part of the system.
We feel that the best way forward is to modularize the OLED section so that many more people can develop code for many different types of applications. We are thinking of making shields/breakouts for all the popular microcontroller families. We feel that by generalizing the interface and creating dev-kits, we can make the code more robust in less time.
We also feel that by opening up the platform more people can create their own modules and increase interoperability.
In order to accommodate the modularization and to fix a lot of manufacturability issues, we’re switching to the Eurorack format.
Existing Beta Users
We’re going to converge on a design and then create an upgrade path for Wanderlust Beta members. Anyone who has purchased a beta unit will be offered a free upgrade.
Our first change is to offer up an Axoloti Eurorack module to offer basic integration. There is an 8 channel OLED array shown to the right, showing the max number of display channels. We’re going to create another module that is a vertical version of the Wanderlust controller.
Laser Cut Axoloti Eurorack enclosure
We’ve created a low-cost laser-cut Eurorack enclosure with Axoloti integration. This way you can develop on Eurorack without the Axoloti taking up a slot.
Lo-Rent Axoloti Eurorack Devboard
We know that Eurorack can be really cost-prohibitive, so we’ve stripped down the design to the bare minimum. We hope by having an extremely low cost setup can encourage more interesting designs.
Wanderlust Dev Kit
Because we’re still improving the performance of the OLEDs, we’re going to stop selling the final assembly, and only offer a development kit.