Author Topic: Just ordered this little FV-1 board  (Read 2121 times)

KarenColumbo

Just ordered this little FV-1 board
« on: May 25, 2017, 03:01:47 AM »
https://sklep.avt.pl/avt5159.html
It seems to be (I don't speak Polish) a FV-1 board that only needs a USB-to-Serial cable to program. And it costs about 40 USD, so it's a snap.

They seemingly just ship to Poland, but I answered their confirmation E-Mail - will see if they update my order to ship to Austria, too. Will keep you posted if you're interested
"In the beginning there was nothing - which exploded" - Terry Pratchett

potul

Re: Just ordered this little FV-1 board
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 03:37:27 AM »
Looks great. I've been looking for something similar. Does it come already built, or as a kit?

Let us know if you succeed to have it shipped outside of Poland. I might want one for Spain myself.

Mat

potul

Re: Just ordered this little FV-1 board
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 03:49:42 AM »
I've seen here that someone ordered to UK successfully.

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1538999


I would love to try it,... buy my SMD soldering skills suck....

Ice-9

Re: Just ordered this little FV-1 board
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 01:48:43 PM »
Pretty amazing, it is priced at 140zl which works out at 29. To buy a single FV-1 chip in the UK cost 17 ish. So that is a bargain.
www.stanleyfx.co.uk

It's fairly straight forward, if you want to start it , press start. You can work out the rest of the controls for yourself !

Digital Larry

Re: Just ordered this little FV-1 board
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 10:45:10 AM »
Original article dates from 2008 so maybe they're blowing out their inventory.  DB-9 connection is a little 20th century.
Digital Larry
DSP tinkerer and former transistor twister

jverne7

Re: Just ordered this little FV-1 board
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 08:15:18 AM »
https://sklep.avt.pl/avt5159.html
It seems to be (I don't speak Polish) a FV-1 board that only needs a USB-to-Serial cable to program. And it costs about 40 USD, so it's a snap.

They seemingly just ship to Poland, but I answered their confirmation E-Mail - will see if they update my order to ship to Austria, too. Will keep you posted if you're interested

I have one of these boards and I'm really dissapointed. It looks great, it has a lot of options...but it doesn't work. The screen doen't work at all, the software can't upload any presets to the eeprom.
I have update the firmware with a file I found on an old forum and now the screen works, but not the software, so you can only play the 8 preloaded presets. And there is a lot of noise coming out.


potul

Re: Just ordered this little FV-1 board
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 07:39:39 AM »
Thanks for the info.... I will probably stay away from it.

Anyway I have some other FV-1 PCBs on the way. (I will need to practice my SMD skills)