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Sequencer Mods

Note, that to change the behavior of the sequencer, you are not going to be getting your soldering iron out, rather, you are going to be starting up your favorite text editor and brushing up on your C skills. See FirmWarePatches for sequencer behavior modifications.

Different Leds

You can use any 5mm LED in the x0xb0x. However, you may want to use different resistor values in series. Before you go ahead soldering in all 40 LEDs and resistors, test out one or two with different resistor values until you feel like they're the right brightness. (The LEDs are not necessary for the x0xb0x functionality so you can build it and then test LEDs). The original LEDs are superbright reds, if you want to go with blue, UV, purple, or white, you probably want around 1K resistors. YMMV.

Be careful if you decide to use UV leds, they may damage your eyesight.
Here's a case study for you. I (subatomic) used 3.3k for blue, and 2.2k for white/orange. The result seems a little at the bright end compared to other gear, so maybe try 5k/3.3k. Depends on your LEDs too. Mine were 5000mcd with diffuse/flat plastic. Test what resistor value to use outside your b0x before soldering everything in. Have another piece of gear to compare brightness to, don't trust your eyes (they adjust).


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