Frequently Asked Questions

 

Project

Why miniMO?

I want to encourage people to have a go at modular synths without fear of breaking the synth, or the bank. For the average price of a typical module you can buy, or build yourself, several miniMOs, which you then load with programs according to your interests. Want to try three LFO's? reprogram three of your modules -no need to buy more dedicated units.

What's the status of the project?

june 2017 - miniMO has received some very positive reviews, with both 3d printed and the PCB versions being featured in relevant sites.

march 2017 - The PCB model is finished, along with a core set of programs to build a modular system. I also revised the 3d printed version to make it as similar as possible to the PCB model, and as easy as possible to build. Both versions are now open source, and open hardware.

Who are you?

It's all here. I work with sound and I love building things.

 

Orders

Which payment methods do you accept?

Paypal only.

What is included in a kit?

Kits come with all parts you need to assemble a miniMO, including the circuit board and a preprogrammed chip. Batteries and assembly tools are not included.

Do the kits come with instructions?

Kits don't include assembly instructions, but they are very straightforward to put together: all capacitors have the same value, and all resistor's values are marked right on their place in the circuit.

After you assemble the kit, refer to this site for the manuals for the various available programs; there is also a guide to program miniMO available, if you want to do so.

How much skill does it require to build a kit?

This is my subjective opinion, but for as long as you have basic soldering skills miniMO should give you no trouble.

Why don't you sell the 3D printed shells/accessories?

3D printing is not as predictable as injection molding; every part I make might look a bit different from the pictures you see, and that makes me wary of selling them. I'm very much on the fence on this one, and I'd love to hear your opinion!

 

Shipping and Returns

Where is my order? when will I receive it?

If you chose the "flat rate with tracking number" shipping method, you can use it to track the shipping status of your order.

Orders with free shipping have no tracking number, nor there is a way to track them.

All items are shipped from Spain, with delivery times ranging from about a week (UK), to a month (New Zealand). Sometimes going through customs may delay shipping by several weeks. That said, if it's been more than a month and a half since you made the order and you haven't received anything yet, by all means let me know.

How do I return an order?

Contact me - I accept returns of unopened kits and products within 30 natural days of receipt. All returns are refunded through Paypal; unless the product arrives damaged or is defective, you are responsible for return shipping costs.

 

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