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lynes



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Bill's Sound Lab Construction pictures. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm going to document the construction of my Sound Lab with a digital camera. Here is the first batch of photographs.

I made up the drilling template from my front panel design in MS Visio, flipped in horizontally and taped it to the inside of the case. This allowed me to drill with the sloping panel lying flat on the drill press table.

I made up two power supplies, one with a LM317 for +9v and one with a LM337 for -9v.

Any comments are welcome.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Another two photo's. I fitted the pots,knobs, switches, jacks and LED's to the front panel with a paper copy of my front panel design.
I did this to check the front panel layout and the spacing of the parts on the inside of the panel. Everything looks OK, I have enough room for the internal wiring and only need to make minor adjustments to the panel design.


Bill


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: Bill's Sound Lab Construction pictures. Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

lynes wrote:

Any comments are welcome.

it looks cool to me and I guess it sounds even cooler than it looks Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It looks beautiful. Nice job. thumb up
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

wow - really professional looking.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very nice indeed Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks Guys,

Next step is to put all Ray's mods and tweaks onto some protoboards and work out the wiring to connect to the main board and front panel components.

Bill
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:24 am    Post subject: front panel drilling Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hello Bill Smile

A very professional-looking front panel indeed.

I noticed that you emphasise about drilling from the back to the front. Is there a particular reason for doing it like that?

Tom

PS- that's a nice drill press too Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Drilling from the inside of the case allowed me to lay the case flat onto the horizontal table of the drill press. I could then drill the hole perpendicular to the surface of the sloping front.

If I had drilled the hole from the outside I would have had to prop up the case edges to again make the sloping front horizontal and ensure perpendicular holes.

I hope that makes sense.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is great! A real piece of art. I'll keep this in mind when I get around to the SoundLab. I have a drill press just sitting there, asking me "Why aren't you using me to build a SoundLab yet?"
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

lynes wrote:
I hope that makes sense.



Oh yes- totally. I only ask because this is an educational forum. Hopefully by asking 'dumb' questions- others not so knowledgeable will also learn Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

using tip jacks eh? i like those too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Really great looking!

What did you use to do the silk screening? I'd be interested in that process as well (complete with pics of course Smile Smile )
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Its a fake!.... I have not produced the final front panel graphic yet. What you can see in the photograph is just a paper copy of my design sandwiched between the pot, jack and switch nuts and the sloping front of the case.

I intend to print a good quality print then laminate the paper and stick it to the front panel.

Alternatively I may try and do something with Letraset inkjet film. If anyone has any experience using this I would be very interested in hearing about it.

Bill
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i think i am going to try to make decals by printing onto paper with a laser then spraying it with clear enamel many coats, then soaking it in warm water.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very smooth, and professional.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Absolutely nice job, It looks awesome !!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Its tight, but I think its all going to fit in the box.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Beeaauuty Full!! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

thats a big ol' transformer there.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Its a little bit big.... I suppose I could find a smaller one. This one is 2 1/4 W x 2 1/4 D x 1 3/4 H. Its one that I had in my 'Come in Handy Transformer Box'. Maybe I could splurge and get myself another smaller one. Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ok Its been a while since I posted any photographs, most of my time on the project has been spent on the wiring design and finalizing the front panel. The front panel is now complete. I printed out my final design on some 32lb presentation bright white paper using a laser printer..... then I laminated the print and cut it to size with a scalpel knife. Next I stuck down 2 strips of 4 inch wide 'adhesive transfer tape' onto the back of the laminate. Then I cut out four of the corner potentiometer holes with my trusty 'sharp' scalpel. I used four of the tip jacks sticking up from the inside of the case to align the laminate, I removed the 'adhesive tape backing and carefully lowered the laminate over the jacks onto the case. After cutting out the remainder of the holes I mounted all the hardware onto the case. The photograph shows the final result minus the knobs.

Tonight I spent about 3 hours on the front panel wiring. I have included most of the sound patch outs and tweaks, so I ended up drawing out my own wiring diagram simular to the one on Ray's web site. It really helped as I started the wiring. The second picture shows the wiring so far.

Thanks for all the great feedback

Bill


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

wonder full Exclamation Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have a question. Oh and it looks awesome. So I see you have a rate LED for your LFO. How did you do it? Like Ray's diagram? I always had trouble with mine so I unhooked it. It allways "pulled down" on my oscillators even when I didn't have them patched to the LFO. Know what I'm saying? Without the LFO patched my OSC would be slightly effected by the LFO's LED.
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