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12410d



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject:  Green builds Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi y'all
I'm really totally new to this site, but it has spurred a slumbering electronic interest I've had coming for some years.
Here's a picture of my first blinker and a electronic metronome I built.

Peace out from 12410d

"Shorts comes in many sizes "


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Welcome. thats a good start. We all started with projects like that. you need any help with anything you have come to the right place. thats a nice old capacitor there. sorry but i have a weird obsession with caps. Very Happy Very Happy
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12410d



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thx again, thumright super nice site
Yeah mee too, the old parts have style.
I have loads of old components waiting to be used.
The 'only' hurdle when living in Northern Europe is that it's crazy hard to obtain any quality pots etc from stores, one have to buy them in the states or the east and the shipping time is rather hefty.

My next 'bigger' projects gonna be the Thomas Henry audio generator, if anyone have any experience or tips I'm all ears. cat
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Another beginner project, a so called 'rain' sound generator.
It sounds like a half a broken APC.

All projects in this thread will be encased and soundsamples from all devices will be put out.
If there's any beginners out there, feel free to join in the chorus of clicking sound pulses.
Spam this thread with anything electronic that you've built and thats working (important).

It's always nice to pratice the art of taking pictures of ones projects.

Everybody likes nice pictures.
In this thread it's also important to leave pictures of the 'other' side of your board so everybody can enjoy the various board types and how to work around them.

Cheerios from 12410d


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yet another blinker, sorry folks Embarassed , I can't help it.
They are so cute.

Cheerios from 12410d


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

don't say sorry mate. build more man. addictive isn't it. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Clean work. Your obsession has just begun.

Style or not, using old capacitors is a chancey proposition in terms of performance, not to mention the volume of space occupied by a cap rated at 400 volts!

adambee7 wrote:
We all started with projects like that.


Not me. I started with electro-mechanical buzzers and incandescent bulbs.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Definately is addictive.
True about the caps.

On bigger projects I will use newer parts with the appropriate values, I just got hellloads of old parts and no money so I have to use them for the training projects.

Yes my obsession has begun, and woow its nervewrecking to be missing knobs and pots. (and parts in general, but i guess its a part of the 'fun')

The only pots I have access to at the moment is the iirritating ones with a long plastic shaft, anybody have a tip about how to find knobs for them?
I guess its something about cutting them down and (glueing!!?) the knobs on?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

richardc64 wrote:
Clean work.


And thx for the compliment, always nice with encouragement.
There's a long way to the top... : )
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for sharing your experiences and welcome to electro-music.com!

I always love to see what people are building/trying. Your work so far looks great, and good choice to start with bleeps and bloops. I find electronics and expecially electronics that make sound a great hobby. The learning curve might seem a little steep at first but once you get your first sounds going it can be very addictive and fun.

I actually kept a record of all the steps I took here: http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-42357.html

The lunetta subforum is an excellent place to start, plenty of very cool and easy projects there.

Keep the pictures and projects coming!

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12410d



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thx for the tips, here's a little demo of my 'modded' apc, after I paired it with a simple amplifier running on the same rails it became a little noise maker.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIjUGkcmbVk
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

lol i thought green builds would have hinted at circuits designed from and utilizing completely organic/compostable material.
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12410d



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

LOL, not so green in that sense.

My building process is stalling due to lack of useable pots in my country.
I'm ordering some alpha pots from abroad. Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

stolenfat wrote:
lol i thought green builds would have hinted at circuits designed from and utilizing completely organic/compostable material.


Thank heavens that it's not! Laughing I'm a firm believer in warming up the planet!! Twisted Evil

If God had meant us to walk, he wouldn't have given us petrol!!!! Laughing

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12410d



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

v-un-v wrote:
stolenfat wrote:
lol i thought green builds would have hinted at circuits designed from and utilizing completely organic/compostable material.


Thank heavens that it's not! Laughing I'm a firm believer in warming up the planet!! Twisted Evil

If God had meant us to walk, he wouldn't have given us petrol!!!! Laughing



But God have also given us 99% efficient combustion engines but we only use them for leisure activities (read formula 1) : ).

AND I might add that though there might be a Global warming, my country is experiencing a local cooldown with much colder winters and a lot of sludge. Hideing

Greenland is getting the global warming but what use is it if the summer temperature rises from 4 to degrees 12 celsius king
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi 12410d,

Sorry, but modern internal combustion engines are only about 25 to 30% efficient, even highly tuned racing engines. The vast majority of the energy in a gallon of gas is wasted as heat.

And "Global Warming" is really just a term that has been picked up on. The concern is really about climate change. This includes wider temperature and weather extremes.

And I work for an electric car company, so I've studied a fair amount about this. Wink

Tim (car nerd by day, synth nerd by night) Servo
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