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README.md

Garvuino

The Garvuino is a PCB board for creating musics, sounds and chiptunes, either through programmation, soundtracker or live recording (midi).

It works with an Arduino Nano and an Atmega8 chip.

Manual

You can find the manual here

Features

AY-3-8910 emulator

On Atmega8 chip, driven by the Arduino nano, from the AVR-AY project

  • It can replay Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amstrad chiptunes from the sd card.
  • It might be possible to use it as a (very simple and dirty) AY synth. We just need to code the synth in the future.

Sid emulator

On Arduino, from the sid emulator lib

  • It can replay some sid files, from the arduino memory, which is limited (so tunes will be cut). We'd like to find a way to stream the tune from the sd card, it's probably possible.
  • It can be used as a Sid synth, driven by midi.

1-bit music

From various 1-bit engines (on arduino)

  • It can play music from the arduino memory. 1-bit music don't need much memory so a whole song, even a complex one, can fit in the memory. It might be possible to stream data from SD if the 1-bit music engine chosen is the same for all the songs.
  • It should be possible to create a 1-bit synth in the future. Probably not an easy task.

Mozzi synth

  • Mozzy synth, can output fun FM sounds and many other effects.

How does it sound?

AVRAY

Mozzi

SID emulator

Beeper

Bill of Materials

Name                            nb    (optionnal part)
		
Garvuino PCB                     1	
crystal 24 mhz                   1	
arduino nano                     1	
atmega8                          1	
ceramic capacitor 820 pF         2	
electrolytic capac. 10 uF        2	
ceramic capacitor 100 nF         1       x
led                              1       x
DIN5 connector (midi)            1       x
1 kΩ Resistor                    1       x
10 kΩ Resistor                   2	
micro sd module                  1	
sd module                        1       x
momentary switch                 1	
audio jack 3.5 mm (TRS)          1	
jumper                           6	
female header socket PCB 2.54mm  1
male pin strips 2.54             1
female pin strips 2.54           1

Atmega8 setup

Get a "USBASP USB ISP Programmer & 10 Pin ISP interface Cable - AVR ATMEL ATMega".

Connect it according to this schematic for the atmega8:

Basically it's:

SD reader Atmega
MISO pin 18: PB4
MOSI pin 17: PB3
RESET pin 01: PC6
VCC pin 20: AVCC
SCK pin 19: PB5
GND pin 22: GND

Use a 16 Mhz crystal for example, on pin 09 (PB6) and pin 10 (PB7).

Once it's connected, you can program the atmega8 chip with this command-line:

avrdude -p atmega8 -c USBasp -U flash:w:AY_Emul_244_2ch.hex -U eeprom:w:Conf_standard_24MHz_1_75Mhz.hex -U lfuse:w:0xCE:m -U hfuse:w:0xCF:m 

Please refer to this folder for more info about setting up the atmega8 chip.

PCB

Please refer to this folder for the fritzing sources and gerber files.

Breadboard

It can also work without the PCB. Just use a breadboard and a few wires!

Please refer to this folder for the fritzing sources and pdf version.

Arduino sketches

Get the sketches in this folder

(more infos to come later)

You can find some tunes for using with the AVR-AY setup in here. The arduino sketch can read the RSF files from the SD (it can't read the YM or AY files directly). You can convert to RSF with the AVR-AY Player.

Links

Credits

  • Yoruk for his help on the PCB
  • Evgeniy for AVR-AY emulator and invaluable help (initial code by Ramiros)
  • Klaud for help with avr-ay
  • Shiru for the 1-bit engines on Arduino
  • Christoph Haberer and Mario Patino for the Sid-arduino lib
  • The Mozzi team

Licence

This BSD licence is only for the PCB sketch rendition, and code written from scratch. Code derived from other projects retains the original licence. For example Avray is GPLv3.

BSD 3-Clause License
Copyright (c) 2015-2017, Garvalf
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