hey all! i run an e-commerce Eurorack and synth shop / spare-bedroom based module factory called Teleos Modular. up until this point i’ve been building and selling only audio-based modules - over 100 modules built successfully so far, most of them this year! - but starting very soon i’ll be building a huge run of LZX Cadet modules - 10 of each for a total of 100. in fact, much to my wallet’s chagrin i’ve already got most of the boards and parts right here in front of me! however, as these are reaching the end of their product lifecycle it seemed like a now-or-never kind of thing so here we are.
while you better believe i’ll be keeping a handful of these cool toys for myself (possibly a full 84hp Cadet system as outlined on the LZX site), i plan on selling most of them once they’re done. i’ve been lurking here for a bit (and occasionally commenting or participating - i recently submitted a short contribution to the fireworks challenge) and i know many of you are the DIY type, but for those of you that want some Cadets and just don’t feel capable of sourcing the parts and building them yourself, this is your chance!
this is going to be a lengthy process, full of trials and tribulations (and waiting at least a month for the remaining parts to arrive from Thonk) but in the end there should be a ton of Cadets to go around. if this process goes well i plan to do a similar run of Castle series modules once i’m done with these!
and now for the dual points of this post:
if you’re interested in buying one or more Cadets, let me know! i’ll be happy to set up a waitlist and if you’re on it i’ll reach out to you first. i posted this same thing on the Facebook LZX Video Synth Community group and will have a shared list between the two with first-come-first-served. due to my limited financial resources (of which a significant portion are tied up by this project), if you’re not ready or able to buy when the units are built then i’ll need to go down the list, and if any units are left after the waitlist is exhausted they will be available to the general public for purchase. i intend to build as many of these as possible before the end of August (that’s when i go back to my day-job as a professor), though some parts may not come in until September if postal delays like i’ve seen in recent days continue. if after all units are sold there is still demand i may try to source more parts to continue building them though with the Cadets being discontinued there’s a limit to what’s possible for sure. tl;dr send a message here or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
would anyone be interested in live stream(s) of the build process? i’m mostly self-taught and much more of a builder than an electrician so don’t expect any crazy insights or anything - just a dude building a bunch of modules and bopping along to some tunes while staying open to questions and comments and discussions and whatnot. maybe i’ll even do some shout outs to folks on the waitlist and/or anyone who donates to the cause i’ll be the first to admit i’m not much of a streamer but it seems like it could be fun and a friend of mine is kinda egging me on here so if you’re interested in watching a build stream (or ten) let me know!
and to go ahead and answer a likely question - i am not interested in selling full kits. the idea of sitting there counting out parts to pack kits bores me so… if you really REALLY want to buy a full kit i’ll sell one for the same price as i’d sell the built module. seriously - if you wanna build one just go ahead and source the parts yourself! it will take a bit of extra time and effort but the Cadet BOMs are much easier to read and work with than many BOMs i’ve seen so it’s really not that bad…
and ONE MORE THING - i just saw the “Cadet modding” thread… i’d be down to give some of those mods a shot on select units. could be cool to get more super-Cadets out in the wild!