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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:48 am    Post subject: Show your Benjolin / Zeitgeist
Subject description: A place to show your Benjolin / zeitgeist
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Mine aren't finished yet (I'll not be showing my boards in the Chinese food take-away container now), but this could be a placeholder to post your instruments.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

OK...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Noice Benjolin case Dan!

I love to see such art!

Les

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here is my finished Benjolin. Thanks to Peter Blasser for providing the enclosure and power supply (and for helping me leave with a working Benjolin!). A little black spray paint and some stickers I picked up in Japan provided the panel graphics*. If I can get my Zeitgeist working that will go next to the grill at the top left. I still need to get some knobs for it (any recommendations?).

Legend
*Taruto (jelly-roll guy) = oscillators
Chama (Taruto's evil nemesis) = rungler,
Birdboat = filter controls.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Beautiful! Wish I'd thought to look here before!

I'm putting mine in a boring black Radio Shack plastic box. I had no clue how to make a hatch that opens so you can change the battery. So I hacked out a square with a hacksaw and taped it on with packing tape. (couldn't live without packing tape.) Oh BTW I assume everyone has put a switch on this thing? Otherwise you'd have to open it EVERY TIME you wanted to turn it on.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Excellent case.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Video of my Benjolin/ZeitGeist build Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi all,

Here is an video of my Benjolin/ZeitGeist. I recorded it aat WPRB during my redio show with a particularly long Modulator ESP track was playing on my weekly radio show.

Enjoy,
Mike Hunter - Ombient.com

Listen to my weekly FM radio show called Music With Space on 103.3FM in NJ or on the web at www.wprb.com each week at 1am EST to 4am EST

[url][/url]

(Ed. this link doesn't show up properly in my Mozilla, perhaps this will
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZWK43haVrp8&hl=en_US&fs=1&)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cool Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Most exceptionally TASTY! Very Louis / Bebe Baron...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BTW...nice maze for the rat run...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: The alien transmission module Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Rob said we could decorate it & label it however we liked.

Laura


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

'..boring Radio Shack box' my foot!..That's very cool
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That's the Zeitgeist right?

Very nicely done!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Danno Gee Ray wrote:
That's the Zeitgeist right?

Very nicely done!
Thanks! Yeah that's the Zeitgeist. When I heard the sounds it made, I said "that sounds like Radio from Outer Space!!

Yeah, I don't have ANY electronics background except for LEDs so this was a very first for me as far as Enclosures go. (When I discovered the Drill Press is was love at first sight.)

Well at least I do have some background in Art. LOL.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nicely done Laura.

Les

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Nicely done Laura.

Les


Thanks ChucK guy!
Seriously though... that thing makes some Weird noises!! My cat wanted no part of it!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:20 pm    Post subject:  Zeitgeist - kaput Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

laura woodswalker wrote:
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Nicely done Laura.

Les


Thanks ChucK guy!
Seriously though... that thing makes some Weird noises!! My cat wanted no part of it!


My zeitgeist worked great for a week or 2. Now it's not working and the LED doesn't light up.

I took it apart & checked all the soldering & connections. Now what?

Crying or Very sad Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Did you try a new battery?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Danno Gee Ray wrote:
Did you try a new battery?


"well duh!" of course I did.... Razz

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oooh, what an interesting challenge! Debug a ZeitGeist...

First, feel around and see if anything is running hot, especially a voltage regulator. Next check the supply rails for correct voltages. I'll need a schematic to go any further.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Oooh, what an interesting challenge! Debug a ZeitGeist...

First, feel around and see if anything is running hot, especially a voltage regulator. Next check the supply rails for correct voltages. I'll need a schematic to go any further.

Les


Yeah, there's a good point, how can I get a schematic? The one we used with the kit was almost unreadable & I don't think I have it anymore.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Rob, interesting sounds indeed! Did you base the idea on a circuit built within the Nord Modular? They just sound rather similar to some of the noise patches we were playing with all those years back.

You guys should check out Steven Stapleton/ Nurse with Wound's "Soliloquy for Lilith" recordings. These were (apparently- according to Porky, the bloke who cut them in London), done with feedback and pedals. Very similar to some of the sounds at the start of Mike's video.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

laura woodswalker wrote:
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Oooh, what an interesting challenge! Debug a ZeitGeist...

First, feel around and see if anything is running hot, especially a voltage regulator. Next check the supply rails for correct voltages. I'll need a schematic to go any further.

Les


Yeah, there's a good point, how can I get a schematic? The one we used with the kit was almost unreadable & I don't think I have it anymore.


That's OK laura, we can work without a schematic. You'll just tell me the names of the chips and I'll tell you what pins to probe for signal. You probably don't have a scope so we'll use a multimeter for this.

First, did you feel around for hot chips and check the supply rail(s)?

Les

and btw, we should split this off to another thread...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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and btw, we should split this off to another thread...


Done: http://electro-music.com/forum/post-273947.html#273947
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: Cigar box zeitgeist
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Finally finished rehousing my Zeitgiest.

zeitgiest

Up next is housing the Mini-Rungler and Benjolin together in one case. Its going to be BEAST with 11 outputs and 3 to 5 inputs and hopefully a few mods. Will keep you all posted.
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