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Like I already mentioned, last week I had to go to the Netherlands for a family matter. Luckily, I was able to do some work on my laptop but not as much as I would be able to do usually. I will therefore keep it short this week. Software I managed to finish a large part of the KNTRL9 editor and it can now upload new firmware to the KNTRL9. This still needs some work on the user interaction but it's almost done. Woodwork The wood came in on Saturday and was brought to the woodworker on Monday. If all...

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Hi there, Here another weekly update on the progress of the KNTRL9. Ordering process Most of the parts are still on their way, which is according to plan. The slide potentiometers are also finally shipped after the factory first cancelled the order and I only found out after checking my spam folder last week. They should arrive beginning of April. The new and improved PCBs will arrive the 14th of March and they will be tested before I order the large batch. The panels will be sent on the 16th of March. The samples for the stainless rotary knobs for...

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PackagingAs mentioned last week, I’m currently working on the packaging. I made a rough design and now a designer who is specialized in packaging is improving it. I will get the end result this week so I can send them to the packaging company. WoodworkSome people already noticed that the corners of the woodwork were not as well done as they could be. This is true, the prototypes were not perfect. The end product will of course not have this problem. Today I visited my woodworker Tino from Tischlerei Finke in Berlin that can make the corners perfect. PartsMeanwhile, parts...

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Hi all, Just a short update this week. Last week I ordered the new PCB prototypes. I made some improvements on how the PCBs deal with sudden electrical surges, making the controllers able to handle larger surges, for instance when you are charged and touch the controller. Other than that, I've been ordering some other products that are not part of the controller itself like the USB cables and the stands. When the stands are in, I will laser the Midique logo on them. I'm also working on the packaging which I will continue to work on this week while...

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kntrl9, pre-order, update -

I've decided to write a blog post every week to keep everyone up to date about the status of the production of the KNTRL9. Sometimes it will be elaborately but most of the times it will probably just be a small update to keep everyone informed. As you know the first batch sold out within a few days which was way faster than I'd ever hoped for. On top of that, I was able to order more chips! Where did these chips come from all of a sudden? When I was talking to someone about the global chip shortage, I...

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