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  • Sylv1co
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    Originally posted by nm999 View Post
    Hi I'm getting ready to order parts to build one of these but I have a few questions.

    Are the resistors and capacitor in the schematic in post #12 considered the voltage divider?
    Does the voltage divider that comes with the FSR from the robot store make these parts unnecessary?

    Thanks.
    Hi,
    this product (http://www.robotshop.com/eu/producti...-03&lang=fr-CA) is sent without voltage divider. Anyway, a pre-made circuit should not work since the yamaha style HH circuit uses 3 pins (tip, ring and sleeve).

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  • nm999
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    Hi I'm getting ready to order parts to build one of these but I have a few questions.

    Are the resistors and capacitor in the schematic in post #12 considered the voltage divider?
    Does the voltage divider that comes with the FSR from the robot store make these parts unnecessary?

    Thanks.

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  • Chuckytuh
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    Thats an easy "plug-in/out" solution! Might try that as soon as I get my hihat pedal back.

    Good job

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  • perceval
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    SilentSeraph,

    I've been a little busy and sick lately, so please forgive my slow answer...

    Ok, as Sylv1co mentioned, I used the diagram you can see from post #2 on the 1st page.

    I changed my design so it is very easy to access and fiddle with. I mount the plate under the pedal and placed the electronics inside a business card box! The whole setup slides in and out from under the pedal. Easy!
    Sorry for the "ghetto" look, but I will paint the whole thing black which should help a bit!

    Pic1 is the mounting plate that slides under the HH pedal, made it fit the contour of the bottom and at first I thought I would have to glue/ziptie this thing down, but since the pedal is pushing forward, the plate never moves and always stays in the same spot.

    Pic2 is the foam mounted over the FSR. I used 2 double-sided pieces of tape on each side of the FSR, so no tape covers the FSR plus the foam doesn't touch the FSR meaning no pressure on it unless I step on the pedal. I get clean close / chicks / etc...

    Pic3 is the plate mounted under the pedal. If I had been a little smarter, I would have placed the 1/4" jack at the bottom of the box!

    Good luck with your build.





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  • Sylv1co
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    Hi SilentSeraph, the shematic shown on message #2 of this thread has been tested and seem to work good with the Yamaha DTX modules.

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  • SilentSeraph
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    Perceval, i was wondering if you could supply me schematic you used to get it to work with your dtx700, as I'm getting a dtx500, which I should think uses a similar, if not the same sensing for hi hats. This looks like a great build, which would save a lot of money over an RHH135.

    Thanks,

    SilentSeraph

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  • Chuckytuh
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    Thanks for the reply Sylv1co, I bought two square FSR from here, as soon as I get them ill give them a try with your scheme and with a guitar hero drum pedal that I got here without the piezo, I might the piezo housing to place the FSR with some foam on top of it and see what results I get..
    that's the pedal.
    Last edited by Chuckytuh; 11-05-12, 11:44 AM.

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  • Sylv1co
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    Originally posted by Chuckytuh View Post
    I'm sorry for asking this, i'm sure it has been answered before many times but I'm surfing the interwebz for like 10 hours and didnt saw any answer.

    Does this fsr based hihat controller work with the Trigger I/O? If not, are there any workarounds?

    Best regards guys and thanks for this!

    There should be no problem, the trigger IO has a calibration feature for the Hihat that should even make it easier to set.
    You could had a 20k resistor in parralel with the FSR (between tip and sleeve) to be sure to get good results.
    Let us know how it works when you get it done.

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  • Chuckytuh
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    I'm sorry for asking this, i'm sure it has been answered before many times but I'm surfing the interwebz for like 10 hours and didnt saw any answer.

    Does this fsr based hihat controller work with the Trigger I/O? If not, are there any workarounds?

    Best regards guys and thanks for this!

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  • perceval
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    I always love to see a FSR job done well!

    I also adjusted mine to work with my Yamaha DTX700. Works really well.

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  • Sylv1co
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    Here are some pics and a vid (go to about 1'30" to here the TD-10 sounds) from a french guy that I helped to make a FSR based HH controler. The design is his own idea and I think it's a good solution to avoid to make a hole in the FSR, since it's actually the clutch that press the fsr and not the cymbal.
    montag15.jpg
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    You can see other pics and the entire discussion here on this french forum : http://www.latavernedesbatteurs.com/...hp?f=20&t=2965
    Last edited by Sylv1co; 11-03-12, 04:40 AM.

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  • Sylv1co
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    No I don't know, but if someone could make one with a pot, then it's almost sure you can make one with an FSR, unless it needs to go under 1kohm to get the closed sound (this fsr can't really go under 1k). I just don't know if you can replace the hall effect sensor by a pot.

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  • cheapthrill
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    Sylv1co, do you know of anyone trying the FSR controller design with the 2Box module?
    Sorry if this has been answered already.

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  • Sylv1co
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    That's great !
    enjoy your Hihat now...

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  • priatnasuardi
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    i try to remove the 151k resistor but then it completely not works, put a pcb as base for the fsr and ads soft foam on the tip of the rubber that i stick to the pedal board make it work great...to get a good foot splash there must be nothing on top of the fsr,
    it works good now, just looking for a small box to keep it neat.

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