A Kontrol S61 Mk3 and a screwdriver walk into a bar...
For everyone that's been curious to know what's inside a Kontrol S61 MK3 keyboard, here's a bit of a teaser. I'm hoping to make this an ongoing thread so other people who find out more info about the MK3 can post it here.
The brains. As I've mentioned in other posts, the main microcontroller is an STM32MP157. I didn't look up the 2 nanya chips, but I'm 99% certain they're SDRAM. The Kingston chip is where the OS lives, which is a modified version of Linux.
Here's a little helper chip the ATMEL and I would assume the chip at the top is it's RAM as well. Interesting there's a rather large unpopulated board area on the left there just underneath the smaller unpopulated footprint.
And what do we have here? Engineering mode you say? (cue evil laugh) I wonder if that's enabled in the release firmware??
Time to warm up the soldering iron.
There's another core chip that deals with the mod and pitch wheels that I didn't get a picture of. I'll try and remember to grab one if I can next time I'm messing with the guts again.
If anyone else is silly enough to take their MK3 apart, please be careful! There's lots of flat flex cables and some of the connectors aren't very durable (not rated for very many insertions). Also, it's a bit of a beast just to turn upside down to access all the PCB's.
Hope you all enjoyed a look at the insides.
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