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post #151 of 246

A little project update:

 

We got the production boards back.

However, Tom moved and this has prevented any

progress for the time being. As we all know, life tends

to get in the way of our hobbies from time to time.

I'm sure Tom will be back with us as soon as practical.

 

Just a little while longer...

post #152 of 246
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Originally Posted by Avro_Arrow View Post
 

A little project update:

 

We got the production boards back.

However, Tom moved and this has prevented any

progress for the time being. As we all know, life tends

to get in the way of our hobbies from time to time.

I'm sure Tom will be back with us as soon as practical.

 

Just a little while longer...


Yes - thanks for that, Avro!  And thank everyone else for their patience!  The DoodleBug is at the top of my project priority list and I will get on it as soon as I can!  Long-term, the new location is going to enhance my productivity by several-fold, but a new house is one of those life-changing events that comes with many un-predictable challenges.  For instance, it's been three separate days/trips by the cable guys to get everything connected at the new house - cable, network, phones.  One day the TV's work, but the network doesn't.  Next day, the network is OK, but the phones don't work.  Then my printers don't work because they setup an entirely different private network address system than the one I used before.  It's one thing after another, but it's getting better gradually. :blink: 

post #153 of 246
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Yes - thanks for that, Avro!  And thank everyone else for their patience!  The DoodleBug is at the top of my project priority list and I will get on it as soon as I can!  Long-term, the new location is going to enhance my productivity by several-fold, but a new house is one of those life-changing events that comes with many un-predictable challenges.  For instance, it's been three separate days/trips by the cable guys to get everything connected at the new house - cable, network, phones.  One day the TV's work, but the network doesn't.  Next day, the network is OK, but the phones don't work.  Then my printers don't work because they setup an entirely different private network address system than the one I used before.  It's one thing after another, but it's getting better gradually. :blink: 

 

Good luck on setting up the new place, and hope the equipment decides to behave soon! I've had my share of network troubleshooting :tongue_smile:

post #154 of 246
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Yes - thanks for that, Avro!  And thank everyone else for their patience!  The DoodleBug is at the top of my project priority list and I will get on it as soon as I can!  Long-term, the new location is going to enhance my productivity by several-fold, but a new house is one of those life-changing events that comes with many un-predictable challenges.  For instance, it's been three separate days/trips by the cable guys to get everything connected at the new house - cable, network, phones.  One day the TV's work, but the network doesn't.  Next day, the network is OK, but the phones don't work.  Then my printers don't work because they setup an entirely different private network address system than the one I used before.  It's one thing after another, but it's getting better gradually. :blink: 

 

Good luck on setting up the new place, and hope the equipment decides to behave soon! I've had my share of network troubleshooting :tongue_smile:


Thanks!  Still working - maybe some progress on the DoodleBug this weekend, I hope. :) 

post #155 of 246

Joining in to register my interest, would love to see a kit in the near future :D

post #156 of 246

I have interest in an isolator, subbed

post #157 of 246
I hope this turn into commercial product, even with just hifimediy one the difference is very noticeable. biggrin.gif
post #158 of 246
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Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 5/1/14 at 3:38am
post #159 of 246
I'm assuming that adding an external power source will allow use with USB On the go for mobile devices. That's pretty exciting. I use my phone to listen at work, and I'd love to use my pup or grub with it.
post #160 of 246
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I'm assuming that adding an external power source will allow use with USB On the go for mobile devices. That's pretty exciting. I use my phone to listen at work, and I'd love to use my pup or grub with it.


I think it should work fine.

You can also run the Doodlebug off a 7.2 volt RC car battery...

post #161 of 246

Any update on this, tomb?  I have been experiencing some intermittent audio drops with one of my MacBook Pros and the pupDAC.  I have been using the analog headphone out from the MacBook Pro the last few days instead, feeding into my headphone amps and have not had the same issue.  This sounds like the USB power issues the Doodlebug is supposed to solve.

post #162 of 246
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Any update on this, tomb?  I have been experiencing some intermittent audio drops with one of my MacBook Pros and the pupDAC.  I have been using the analog headphone out from the MacBook Pro the last few days instead, feeding into my headphone amps and have not had the same issue.  This sounds like the USB power issues the Doodlebug is supposed to solve.


I'm working on the CAD drawing for the case design right now.

 

EDIT: Should have some dimensions to post later today ...


Edited by tomb - 5/4/14 at 7:13am
post #163 of 246
I'm excited to try different external power units for this. Wonder if there will be audible differences between power units on something like an ODAC or Modi.
post #164 of 246
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I'm excited to try different external power units for this. Wonder if there will be audible differences between power units on something like an ODAC or Modi.


One of the testers, earlier in the thread, did report an improvement in sound quality with their ODAC.

I am also excited to hear back how it performs under all the different conditions it will be used in.

post #165 of 246

Can't wait to get my hands on one, this will be vary handy with my software defined radio RTL dongle and usb powered frequency converter. It picks up all kinds of noise from any computer its hooked to.

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