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[Closed] Benjolin PCB In Eurorack
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Author [Closed] Benjolin PCB In Eurorack
kweiwen
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[Oct.9th tracking number updated]
[Oct.4th start to ship]
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hi guys, this is my first post in mf, if there's any offence or impolite please told me, thanks Mr. Green Mr. Green




(built with song huei's potentiometer and philip's & wima's capacitor in military package.)



at first, i was looking for making benjolin into open source with cad and gerber file, but after talking to rob he's against to do so, in order to prevent somebody may start a small business from it which is the key problem i was thinking: what could i do to contribute to the diy community? and how. i hope i could bring something fun and interesting. after discussion with rob i'm going to have a run of pcbs here in forum under his approval. but there's something you need to be aware of: i won't made a run of panel so you have to do this on your own by creativity(there's a layout file of panel in the bottom for your information) and people would be limited to buy two of pcbs in maximum. this is a one time group buy, if rob agree with me to do this again once this is gone, its gone.

some modifications based on rob's design:
> an external audio input to filter
> the pitch is voltage controllable in both oscillator
> the frequency of low pass filter is voltage controllable
> disconnect t2 to filter (you can still use cable to connect t2 to filter's cv input)
> add a spst to switch the current input(p1 or -9~9v voltage with a potentiometer) to bc547

issue and more mods...

1.r49 should be 510 not 510k

2.when you turn done the pot's the cv might flow into gorund, see page19.

3.if you use a non-symmetrical power transformer, there's some chance when the voltage came up before the other one that caused regulator(78l09&79l09) detect the voltage as inverted which will force the other regulator turn into permanent short circuit protection mode, resulted in quad vca(2164) can't work functionally so there's silence output. see page13.

4.low level main output which is also a feature from original benjolin, the vpp of main output is around 1~1.1v in my measurement. change r36 into 30k would increase the low volume, or solder a parallel resistor such as 33k/39k would work as well. see page17

if you're going to hold a workshop, please read the rules below and just pm me:
1. maximum buying number as participants plus two.(if participants = 10, the maximum number = 12... and so on.)
2. the maximum participants number should be mention on the workshop advertisement.

for someone who wants to mod this pcb into other formats:

this project won't have to be a eurorack module, if you can modify them into a standalone portable synth, 5u, buchla... that would be very interesting.
benjolin need +9~-9v in the internal circuits to supply op-amp(tl072, tl074), vca(ssm2164), stage-shifter(cd4021) so there's an 78l09, 79l09 as regulator to transform input voltage into -9v, +9v. just check the input voltage limit of 78l09, 79l09 which would match the psu you want to use or not.

github(schematic, bom, panel & building process)

demo on soundcloud

google forms(i'd fixed them more clearly, if you fill the blank before 8/1 please edit it again.) sheet would close at 8/31

demo video:


at the end, the price of pcb would be 25$ each with shipping & tracking to ww. if you are still student with stident's id card, the price would be 20$(ms, ba even hs! apologies to ph.d). please fill the blank in the google form, i would accept the payment by paypal. if there's any question feel free to pm me or reply this post, thanks!

ps. the license of the ai file which is disapproved formally by rob if someone wants to make a commercial run of eurorack frontpanels for this pcb. most of the makerspace & fablab provide the laser cutter or cnc machine for free or a minimum usage fee, you might check them out.

paid status and qty:
use command+f to search your name,sort by ascending


id: / tracking number(http://www.17track.net):

allears62 / RA837973505TW
Altitude909 / RA837973531TW
animalman / RA837973390TW
autowitch / RA837973151TW
bamboombaps / RA837973602TW
Barcode / RA837973528TW
beardom / RA837973307TW
blip / RA837973559TW
cereyanlimusiki / RA837973125TW
cygmu / RA837973315TW
d.simon / RA837973324TW
Dan michaels / RA837973409TW
deadpix / RA837973222TW
DJBRUTAL / RA837973236TW
doomglue / RA837972672TW
drip.feed / RA837973050TW
EarlJemmings / RA837973465TW
ebardie / RA837973165TW
eclectics / RA837973063TW
ehafh / RA837973474TW
elcoco / RA837972964TW
flts / RA837973094TW
gianni / RA837973179TW
giulio.gi / RA837973580TW
glennfin / RA837973015TW
greeensmaaan / RA837973488TW
Harrie / RA837972765TW
heapish / RA837972791TW
heuermh / RA837972730TW
Hovercraft / RA837972624TW
cyklopljud / RA837973117TW
insula / RA837972607TW
jaidee / RA837972726TW
james2098 / RA837972774TW
jestern77 / RA837972902TW
jni / RA837972690TW
Jondue / RA837972686TW
jsu / RA837973386TW
koshi / RA837972933TW
lamouette/rck / RA837972831TW
lasesentaysiete / RA837972845TW
listentoaheartbeat / RA837972805TW
lnn / RA837972712TW
MacSynth / RA837972669TW
maltemark / RA837972757TW
mattfearsatan / RA837973369TW
mrtweed / RA837973134TW
mush / RA837973412TW
nakayamaworld / RA837973545TW
navej80 / RA837973616TW
neutronarmy / RA837973443TW
nicdro / RA837973593TW
no one / RA837973267TW
nono / RA837973341TW
NS4W / RA837973085TW
oberkorn / RA837973298TW
onurkalaycioglu / RA837973219TW
oskary / RA837973338TW
paarasat / RA837973275TW
peloazul / RA837973205TW
pieter / RA837973457TW
pix / RA837973182TW
Poldenstein / RA837973355TW
pritzcobinger / RA837973491TW
Puzzler / RA837973372TW
rastko / RA837972955TW
Reality Checkpoint / RA837973426TW
regenbot / RA837973103TW
Rico loverde / RA837973196TW
ringer / RA837973253TW
robot909 / RA837972876TW
ryangaston / RA837972641TW
sanderr2 / RA837972638TW
Shiftr / RA837972788TW
sixty_n / RA837972862TW / RA543665939TW
Smurphd / RA837972920TW
snufkin / RA837972916TW
sockmonkey / RA837972947TW
taijmanman / RA837972978TW
tamane / RA837972743TW
tds / RA837973240TW
teebeehex / RA837972995TW
thetwlo / RA837973001TW
trip / RA837972828TW
tuukka.j / RA837972893TW
Virgil / RA837972981TW
Wehavenomouth / RA837972655TW
Xahdrez / RA837972814TW
zrapa / RA837972615TW

via pm:

Joseph Legros / RA837973077TW
Modular Addict / RA837973148TW
Riccardo Rics / RA837973576TW
Greg Dalziel / RA837973046TW
Philippe Jelli / RA837973430TW
Clau Flassbeck / RA837973562TW
Didah Drieghe / RA837973032TW
Konstain Petrov / RA837973029TW
Shawn Richard / RA837972709TW
Laurence Okeefe / RA837972859TW
Bert Buurkevan / RA837973284TW
Olivier Letang / RA837973514TW

shipped with audio jacks groupbuy:

skookum / RA837975492TW
Sleepgardens / RA837975501TW
matrixmodulator / RA837975546TW
magneticstripper / RA837975577TW
Hi0b / RA837975563TW
colorbars / RA837975585TW
alan gave / RA837975515TW

last bus:

fx0 / RA837975489TW
kybernetik / RA837975532TW
hippasus / RA837975529TW
stephan pazolt / RA837975594TW
calopter / RA543665925TW
jooks / RA543665911TW
lohacker / RA543665908TW
Captain Sternn / RA543666259TW
nigel / RA543666276TW
sonates / RA543666245TW
flab / RA543666231TW
olga42 / RA543666214TW
ekke / RA543666228TW
Rowan Spicer / RA543666205TW
Smigol / RA543666174TW
nangu / RA543666293TW
dirkwiggler / RA543666191TW
frozenkore / RA543666188TW
faustgeist / RA543666165TW
sammy123 / RA543666157TW
ilkkak / RA543666280TW
raisinbag /
ClausF
Cool, count me in for one. No student...since years... screaming goo yo
heapish
Interested
colorbars
I'd take 2 (non-student)
modularaddict
SWEET! Definitely in for two. nanners
GryphonP3
In for ooooooone woah
sixty_n
in for one
sduck
Hold on a second. Do you or don't you actually have Rob's approval to sell these? From what I understand from previous discussions he specifically does not allow euro versions of Benjolin pcbs to be sold or distributed as it is already licensed to to Epoch Modular. As another wiggler talked to him very recently about this exact thing I highly doubt Rob has suddenly changed his mind.

Please, no one else respond to this person until this is straightened out.

And there's also the whole issue of a 3 post wiggler selling stuff, which is completely against the rules - see https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34546
elmegil
I'm the other wiggler in question.

I'm skeptical that Rob has approved any Eurorack version of the Benjolin PCB other than the Epoch Modular version.

I discussed this issue with him myself, in the context of THIS thread:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70928...https://www. muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70928&postdays=0&postorder=asc&s tart=200

Here's what we discussed:

Rob:
The Benjolin is specifically designed for the DIY community. The idea was to design a relatively simple instrument that does have enough sonic potential to be attractive for people to come to a workshop where they can build one as a first time project and learn a lot of things about DIY during the workshop. So, it was not only about the Benjolin itself but also on how to go about doing a DIY project and bring it to a good end. But as I have no time anymore to organise workshops, or put together kits, I do not mind if others take over. But I specifically would like it to be in the original spirit. I had lots of questions from people wanting to use the >design for a commercial version, and I finally decided to licence it to Epoch Modular for a commercial Eurorack version and to Macumbista for a commercial banana version. As long as both of them continue production there can be no other licences for commercial versions.

Me:
Understood. If the effort I'm working on ends up including a Euro panel pcb + panel, as individual things, not assembled or part of a kit, would that be pushing it too close to Epoch's work? Perhaps I should ask them that question?

Rob:
Regarding a Euro frontpanel I would object.

So....

I'm interested to hear words from Rob corroborating the claim that this project has his approval.


Edit: further thinking about this leads me to the thought that perhaps the issue is the panel itself; that wasn't my interpretation of what Rob said, but in retrospect that does seem a reasonable alternate interpretation.

I've contacted Rob directly to ask for clarification. I'll post anything he has to say here either way.
diablojoy
Quote:
Rob:
Regarding a Euro frontpanel I would object.



Quote:
I finally decided to licence it to Epoch Modular for a commercial Eurorack version and to Macumbista for a commercial banana version. As long as both of them continue production there can be no other licences for commercial versions.


Taking both those statements together I would suggest he means no other designs to be made for sale at all without a specific licence agreement with him.
that would include either or both board and panel
Crashlander42
He's actually being open and transparent with this, so before you get your collective torches and pitch forks ready, as you all like to do, you should hear him out.
elmegil
Fair point, diablojoy.

Here is some more complete context of the discussion with Rob:

Quote:
The one thing that I want to prevent is that if a PCB becomes available someone buys a lot of these PCBs and starts selling unlicenced Benjolins. So, I do not mind, in fact I would like it if a PCB can be bought from a reliable source, but with the restriction that one can buy only a maximum of two PCBs. So, to make sure that the original spirit of DIY is preserved and it is not hijacked by someone who just wants to make money by selling an unlicenced version based on this PCB.

So, if a group of people would organise a run of PCBs through e.g. a crowdfunding construction it would be a good thing. I don't think it is a good thing to make e.g. Gerber files available, as in that case it would be easy for someone to sneakily have a series made with the files. I think that the person who designs this PCB (meaning you) would agree with me.

So, if you have a PCB design that works then I think the next step is to organise a crowdfunding thingy where everyone that wants one or two PCBs would chip in and then a series of PCBs is made. I would like if this is supported by Muffwiggler and so I think it would be good to do this in close contact with Mike who runs Muffwiggler (I think he is Muff on the forum). If needed I could supply the V2164 as I have a lot of stock of this chip. The price being something like two USD for a V2164.

It would also be possible to do this through the electro-music.com store, as Howard Moscovitz who runs it is a good friend of mine.

If some group of people would like to organise a workshop where people would come to build their own Benjolin, and advertise the workshop on Muffwiggler or electro-music.com, then a buy for more than two PCBs as necessary for the workshop should of course be no problem.

Regrettably I do not have the time to assist in the actual organization of such a project, so I leave it to those who would like to bring this to a good end. And as long as it remains in the spirit of DIY I have no objections.


I have also pointed him directly to pictures of my prototype on the Benjolin thread I've participated in and gotten acknowledgement from him that this is ok.

My intentions are not commercial. I have spent a lot of time trying to make sure I do this project right (it's basically my inaugural effort at this sort of thing), including multiple revisions, prototypes, etc.

I do not question kweiwen's intentions here from that perspective. He also has repeated those same points that Rob has made regarding two per person, so he does seem likely to have had some conversation with Rob about this. My initial reaction was that I had a differing interpretation of Rob's statements about Euro, but as I say, on further reflection I do think it is possible that my interpretation is the wrong one and I will defer to Rob for a final say, hoping he has time to answer sooner than later.
elmegil
Crashlander42 wrote:
He's actually being open and transparent with this, so before you get your collective torches and pitch forks ready, as you all like to do, you should hear him out.


I agree, and I am happy to do so. Hopefully my edits and additional statements have made this clear.

I do see the selling rules being a problem for a brand new wiggler, but I leave that to the mods to address.
ehafh
interested in 1, a panel option would be great also.

feel free to add me to a waiting list / PM me if you get to the point of selling the PCB's.
( i also signed up using the form )
all i know about the benjolin is that it looks like fun. so i hope this happens.
TimoRozendal
Awesome project!

Let me vouch for Kweiwen :-)
He can be trusted even though he has only 3 posts. I have talked to Kweiwen about this before he did this and the reason he is offering it here despite his low post number is because that was Rob's wish (as opposed to make it completely open source).
xahdrez
I'd be interested in a PCB (provided appropriate approval has been granted)
sleepgardens
I'm in for one, I signed up in the form.
Of course only if Rob is ok with it.
sduck
Crashlander42 wrote:
He's actually being open and transparent with this, so before you get your collective torches and pitch forks ready, as you all like to do, you should hear him out.


Don't worry, I haven't shut this down quite yet. He may well be fine with Rob, I just want to make sure - it's entirely unclear from his one post here so far.

Although the 3 post wiggler thing is a problem that isn't going to go away. All references to sales of this here need to be removed. He's free to sell these elsewhere, just not here directly.
Dan Michaels
I'm in, take two hyper
lasesentaysiete
Definitely interested, but yeah, only if its ok with the designer. It's motherfucking bacon yo
euromorcego
sduck wrote:

Although the 3 post wiggler thing is a problem that isn't going to go away. All references to sales of this here need to be removed. He's free to sell these elsewhere, just not here directly.

but this is more akin to a group buy, not a sale.

As i understand the terms are: a limited run, for personal use only, not more than two boards each ... not something that will be available for sale on a regular basis (as some of these 'mutable' pcbs), and not something where ready-built modules will show up soon (like with the Random Source euro pcbs). Do group buys also fall under the 100 post limit?

Anyway, if it goes ahead, i'd be also interest.
Crashlander42
sduck wrote:
Although the 3 post wiggler thing is a problem that isn't going to go away. All references to sales of this here need to be removed. He's free to sell these elsewhere, just not here directly.


Ah, yes. I can vouch for him if needed. I am familiar with him from other SDIY groups. Really we should be happy to have him on Muffs! As far as "sale" goes, he means this as a group buy, which was Robs request of how he should proceed from what I understood.
spotta
Can also vouch for after a previous group buy on another SDIY group.
masterofstuff124
another vouch for kweiwen

is a good dude. very knowledgeable / helpful!
n167tx
another vouch for Kweiwen.
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