Where have you been?
In early September, I accepted a position as a Firmware Engineer at a Product Design firm called Synapse. Starting Zetaohm was a very ambitious project. I decided to (not really knowing much about microcontrollers) design, prototype, develop, iterate, iterate, iterate, manufacture, market, distribute and sell a product. This made me uniquely suited to working in the Product Design Consulting field. I have been working on Computer Vision + Machine Learning on the Edge and have been focusing in the Micromobility space.
What about FLXS1?
Today I am open sourcing FLXS1. I want to give back to the modular community, and I want to make it easier for folks to make updates to their modules if they wish. I also hope that some of you are programmers and would like to make improvements that could be released as features. I have updated the github project with the firmware source code, and I will make a new repo with the hardware design files. all my hardware files are currently in a mono repo, so that data will come shortly
What about ZMF1?
it’s almost finished! AGH I am so close, but there are some stupid little problems that need to be fixed before its ready, and the knobs are all way too close together. I anticipate that one will arrive sometime early next year.
What does this mean for Zetaohm?
Well, Zetaohm is not going away. I am not closing the company, nor am I ceasing support for my products. If you have problems, contact me (directly, -tenkai at zetaohm- I am closing the fresh desk site soon) and I will see if I can help you find a resolution. The upside to this whole thing is that I had to teach myself electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and firmware engineering skills while I designed FLXS1. Now I have someone else paying me to do research and build things for other people. I am doing really interesting work that has potential tie ins to the music instrument space. And I still dream about FLXS2. All the things I would do better and faster and more flexibly. FPGA based sequencers, computer vision interfaces, RS485 networked modular nodes. I have nothing but dreams for Zetaohm. If you share those dreams, let me know. I’m not finished.