Nerdseq combo panel, inspired by ER-301

I am designing a combo panel with Nerdseq taking on a 301-inspired look, and will make a few of the Nerdseq detached on its own as well. I wanted to share and see how many people would be interested in one, and what your preferences or suggestions are.

These 2 colour options (black+silver, beige+green) are what I have in mind based on the limited colour options for aluminum panels from the PCB manufacturer. I am feeling almost ambitious enough to consider powder coating and screen printing so I can achieve some colour options that I think are more desirable.

These are still somewhat in progress. I am experienced with panel design so I will ensure a good fit! I have made some really really minor changes to the 301 design just based on my preferences. The 1.6mm plates offered by the manufacturer are close to the 301’s thickness and thinner than the Nerdseq’s stock panel. I think this is actually going to be an improvement for the Nerdseq because the buttons will sit a little higher, currently they are a little low.

I will make a few and sell them. If printed by the PCB fab, the combo panel would be around $45, Nerdseq only, around $30. If I end up powder coating + screen printing myself, the cost would be higher.

Thanks for looking!

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I’d be up for two seperate panels for the Nerdseq and 301 but in the same style!

Cool idea :smiley:

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I’ll probably be down. A nerdseq panel in O|D nostalgia scheme would be ace!

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Totally. My 301 is Nostalgia panel and I would love to match it, however colour matching the powder coat could be tricky.

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Thanks!

I’d grab a black one, yeah. Perfect lil Palette filler.

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I’d take one as well :slight_smile:

Beige & green looks great!

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Interested also. In black!

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I received the first prototypes of the Nerdseq panel for a fit test and now I’m going to order a couple of colours. The beige/green isn’t going to work out, the good news is that I think the design looks great!

I’m putting this poll here to gauge interest, if you want one would you please choose your colour and format? Right now I’m only ordering the Nerdseq panel on its own, with combo panel to follow, and maybe more colours to follow.

Thanks!

  • Nerdseq panel only - Black with white graphics (aluminum)
  • Nerdseq panel only - PINK with white graphics (PCB material)
  • Combo Nerdseq+ER-301 panel - Black with white graphics (aluminum)
  • Combo Nerdseq+ER-301 panel - PINK with white graphics (PCB material)

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I wanna see what this pink looks like… that combo panel in pink sounds sick

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Does this account for the impending i2c expander??

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As in including the i2c expander on the combo panel? No, but that’s a good point, I will do some now without it and when it comes out I could do another version with it.

I seem to remember him mentioned I’m with an early prototype that you didn’t even need to have a panel with it, but that may have gone out the window when he started adding additional functionality to it. On their forums, they said they have all the units, but he still had to fix some firmware.

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honestly can’t wait for that expander

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SAME! Been following diligently for a while, but I was jonesing after watching User Friendly Sounds channels.

Everyone here should also check out this guy’s channel too, he’s doing some really fun stuff:

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would love the see what the pink and white might look like but the sound of it is realllllly nice <3

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I’m really excited to see how the pink turns out too! I’m happy that others are interested too.

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Ok, the pink turned out better than I had imagined! These are in my etsy store now.


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bought one! can’t wait :grinning:

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Ah nice! I just recently got my black Assimil8or faceplate from you! Really nice work.

I’m considering grabbing this pink guy, but wanted to ask if you thought much about trying to reproduce any of the factory designs since @odevices is out of commission at the moment. With his blessings of course.

My Nerdseq & 301 are blacked out at the moment, but I’d love to match my 101/2 with its Original Flavor panels.

Just thought I’d ask since the Pink Nerdseq and black Assimil8or panel turned out so nice!

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