@alexk I'm 100% with you
I would also like to thank Johannes and the team for making 2015 one of the most exciting years, sound wise.
I would also like to use this thread to do my quick recap of 2015, axoloti related
Beginning 2015 : I ordered 2 axoloti's from the indigogo campaign
mid-August : received my axoloti's and decided to offer one to a friend
end-August : had already played a few gigs with the axoloti as main sound source
September / October : made my first axoloti box and made the "in the wood videos"
November : ordered two more axoloti's as they are now available for anyone.
Recorded the "Laws of Freedom" project using the axoloti quite a bit, with the same friend that I gave the axoloti to. He announces that he can't make the axoloti software work on his old apple computer (32bit OSX), and gives me back the axoloti. He then playes with my box and asks me to make him one.
December : made my 2nd axoloti box (for my friend), with a teensy board connected by midi USB for more knobs and 6 complex predefined patches (waiting for him to save money for a new computer)
edit: funny enough, my instagram feed illustrates those last months rather well : https://www.instagram.com/mtyas/
Now here are my 2016 projections concerning Axoloti
January : Make my Box number 3, I've already drawn the plans, just need a few more bits. Play around with connecting box 1 and 3 together
Febuary : learn the best ways to do multiplexing for getting the maximum amount of analog inputs and outputs for my box number 4
mars : Decide at last to test multiplexing, and find out that 64 pots, 64 stereo input jacks, 16 leds, 80 resistors, make a hell of a lot of soldering points to do this with simple wires.
April : Hang around the local Fablab to see if they can be of any help in making a custom PCB for me.
Mai : Do my own PCB with a few prototype boards and at last get the mega-monster box 4 finished
June : Get kicked out by all the wild animals that live near me, for making too many strange noises.
July : Read that Johannes is working on the Axoloti 2.0 board, with extra audio input/outputs, more memory, faster chip and 64 input/output soldering points
August : need money, too hot to find a job, drink cheap beer
September : pre-order the new board that Johannes manages to sell for the same price as v1.0
October - November - December: Do the same things as in 2015
And this is just hardware related, I could think up a million software related wishes
anyway, enough of this skiving off real human interactions around the house, lets go and play with box #2 before I give it to it's owner
All the best for the last moments of 2015