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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Paul,

Does it make life easier to mount the board parallel to the panel like that rather than use some kind of L-bracket? What kind of hardware do you use to do it? Those stand-offs look like rawl-plugs!

As for the beautifully printed panel design, I won't even ask. There's obviously some kind of witchcraft or voodoo involved.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Richard,

I've tried all sorts of mounts on my builds. I've tried L-brackets both screwed on, collared around a pot and soldered. I've tried pot-mounted, and parallel mounted. This is the second parallel mounted board mount I've done, and it just seemed easier to mount given how much stuff was on the panel. Those are just wood dowels I used for the spacers this time (didn't have any nylon of that quantity), I stiffened the ends of the dowels with cyanoacrylate before drilling them so they'd not split so bad.

The panel graphics are photographic inkjet paper, which was sealed with polyurethane and adhered to the drilled steel panel. There is a tendency for these to peel their edges over time if you're not careful. I'm getting better with that though. I always print a mockup and use that for the panel drilling, then do the photographic quality one later. Usually a couple spray coats of polyurethane to get a nice shine, matt finish actually works better than glossy.

For a board the size of the SN-Voice I think the mount was appropriate. Also the board is surrounded by connectors. Hard to mount perpendicular unless you built a plate to mount it onto.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The case portion of the project is finished! See sig for full project.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

While not a finished module yet, I had to post an initial video of the circuit.
It's my first Arduino project and is a CV Quantizer
Get this Mosc, it worked first try done on perfboard AND it was translated from a Japanese blog! http://gtbts.tumblr.com/post/7353518380/section2-quantizer

I am also just about finished with the ENS-76 VCO option 3, but i'm working with Bernie to figure out why the envelope isn't working. Has anyone built the option 3 before?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

inlifeindeath wrote:

Get this Mosc, it worked first try done on perfboard AND it was translated from a Japanese blog!


Very cool. It's a must have module on a voltage controlled modular. The fact that it worked when first turned on is a quantum mechanical effect, best ignored in normal existence. If it happens again, then you are in another universe than I. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

finished this custom build for someone else today (as you can see i moved from 1206 to 0805 resistors now):


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

beautiful cabinet loydb have enjoyed very much watching the progress on this. keep up the good work. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Rebuilt my Frac case today. It turned out to be a major undertaking. Basically all it was originally was two pieces of plywood holding the racks together. I added a top and bottom, swapped the racks around and installed a multiple in the edge of one, repopulated the modules into it with the aid of a thread tap tool (some of those holes were shot), recabled everything, balancing the power supplies (I hope) and then put a piece of plexiglas on the back to keep the dust out.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

good job Paul, looks .. inviting Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I feel a little shy posting in this thread after seeing so many beautiful, professional-looking panels and stuff. Perhaps I'm out of place here because my builds are less polished, and are standalone sound boxes instead of racks and panels and modules. I dunno, they have a certain style that is me, I guess...

More details about the boxes here: electronic sound boxes.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Diablo: Thanks!

RingMad - I really like those. I think ghetto DIY stompboxes are beautiful!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

RingMad wrote:
I feel a little shy posting in this thread after seeing so many beautiful, professional-looking panels and stuff. Perhaps I'm out of place here because my builds are less polished, and are standalone sound boxes ...

Looks fine to me. I have lots of standalone boxes that look just about like that. Build up a big supply of them, then you can hook up just the ones you need at any one time.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You're one up on me, RingMad. I'm just learning to use cases at all!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Building Tools... Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm just getting started, so I'm building tools before I do more "actual" building...This one is Ian Fritz's transistor matching circuits, combined with a big honking switch Smile ... using a pair of 9V batteries to make the box simple.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

simple is beatiful!
(reminds me of 70ies gear: heavy gauge wires flying around)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ha! Smile I think my pictures distort the view, that's only 22gauge...

Thank you for the kind words Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: Building Tools... Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elmegil wrote:
This one is Ian Fritz's transistor matching circuits...

thumb up Gotta build me one of those! Printed out the symple schematics but haven't put it together yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks to those who liked my boxes. I don't have any new ones coming soon, so I will try to make some progress on my Lunetta CMOS suitcase-synth thing. Unless I get distracted by someone's cool circuit, like I was for the last 3 boxes!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: MFOS Precision Oscillator Calibrator Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Modded fairly heavily... added a manual reset switch and a clock LED, changed a cap in the rate circuit so I could go slower, used a different counter...added a pin header output in addition to the 1/4" jack. Using a +/- 15V supply and a different zener (didn't have any 9.1's handy).

On the breadboard it adjusted perfectly, but soldered up on protoboard for some reason I can't get the second op amp position to null all the way to zero. With one amp it went to 4.8mV and swapping them it went to 2.2mV. But both of them nulled to zero in the first position.

Learned a lot about case drilling/mounting pin headers doing this. I need to get a bunch more 1/4" #4 bolts Smile


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

RingMad wrote:
I feel a little shy posting in this thread after seeing so many beautiful, professional-looking panels and stuff. Perhaps I'm out of place here because my builds are less polished, and are standalone sound boxes instead of racks and panels and modules. I dunno, they have a certain style that is me, I guess...

More details about the boxes here: electronic sound boxes.


dude no need to be shy! i think they look and sound great! i actually spent some time the other day on yours and draal's soundclouds. real neat stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've actually had a productive couple of months, so far -

- Made Panels for my SN Voice and Super Controller and fixed the numerous problems they had.
- 2 TH VCA- 1's and 2 Yusynth VCA's
- 2 4 input mixers
- MFOS Wave Freaker
- x0xbox!! I've wanted one of these forever. Can't wait to start the modding.
- 4046 VCO


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It's actually starting to look like a modular. Starting to get that second cabinet filled.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

crashlander42 - Nice panels! I was wondering how to fit the SN-stuff into smaller formats. Nicely done. Great graphics too. Smile

and ringmad - those boxes look great. You shouldn't be shy!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

wow! such great stuff. Looks fantastic.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Do you have a link to the Quantizer infor? It looks like it has a lot channels?

inlifeindeath wrote:
While not a finished module yet, I had to post an initial video of the circuit.
It's my first Arduino project and is a CV Quantizer
Get this Mosc, it worked first try done on perfboard AND it was translated from a Japanese blog! http://gtbts.tumblr.com/post/7353518380/section2-quantizer

I am also just about finished with the ENS-76 VCO option 3, but i'm working with Bernie to figure out why the envelope isn't working. Has anyone built the option 3 before?
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