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by infinitemachinery
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: First bake with my T-962 oven
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: First bake with my T-962 oven

Neat. How much did you pay in total for the oven and mods? From what I've read it's almost unusable without the extra insulation. I use a controleo v3 toaster oven. Looks like D2 did not reflow? Oven was $249 from Amazon. A few dollars for some 18B20s for the cold junction sensor mod. Roll of Kapto...
by infinitemachinery
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: First bake with my T-962 oven
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: First bake with my T-962 oven

Flounderguts wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:31 am
Are you using the Loctite GC10? I love it...it stays tacky for something like 2 days.
I used ChipQuik TS391AX10.
by infinitemachinery
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: First bake with my T-962 oven
Replies: 10
Views: 517

First bake with my T-962 oven

I bought this several weeks ago. I did all the must-have hardware mods, replace the masking tape around the insulation and added the cold junction compensation senor and flashed the firmware with the Unified Engineering code. I got some new boards back from OshPark this week and did a bake today. I'...
by infinitemachinery
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: surface mount-- solder chips first
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: surface mount-- solder chips first

Sikkboy wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:01 pm
What do you guys recommend for normal solder and for flux remover?
I use an ultrasonic cleaner then finish with 99% isopropyl alcohol with a bristle brush. If I can't use the ultrasonic then just the alcohol itself works rather well, but with a little more work.
by infinitemachinery
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: surface mount-- solder chips first
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: surface mount-- solder chips first

Where does everyone buy their solder paste from? I looked at Techi-Tool and their price for the Kester 35g tube is okay. They require that it be shipped overnight (I understand why) but they will not tell you what the shipping charge is until you submit your order. Rossman has the genuine Amtech sol...
by infinitemachinery
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: surface mount-- solder chips first
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: surface mount-- solder chips first

This thread has raised my curiosity. What sort of mods are needed for the T962? Are there some guidelines somewhere? Are there missing features that are available in the more expensive models?
by infinitemachinery
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: AI Synthesis PSU questions
Replies: 17
Views: 640

Re: AI Synthesis PSU questions

Reading the information for this PSU, it looks like the output is dependent on the output of the wall wart you use. They recommend 500 to 1000ma.
by infinitemachinery
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Nice looking organized physical workbench ideas/sources
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Nice looking organized physical workbench ideas/sources

For my work space I bought 2 of these. Very sturdy with a nice thick wood surface. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-6-ft-Solid-Wood-Top-Workbench-G7200S-US/206288247 One of the benches I raised to work while standing and placed this tool chest underneath, without the wheels. The tool chest holds a ...
by infinitemachinery
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: AS3340 Audible Oscillation on power rails
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: AS3340 Audible Oscillation on power rails

4700uf ? That's a massive capacitor!
by infinitemachinery
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: surface mount-- solder chips first
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: surface mount-- solder chips first

I always solder ICs last also. I find them far easier to solder than single SMD caps or resistors.
by infinitemachinery
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Eagle is no more, all hail Fusion 360
Replies: 25
Views: 1974

Re: Eagle is no more, all hail Fusion 360

paperCUT wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:04 am
Thanks for that, has anyone tried it while still having their current eagle working? I'd hate to lose my current, working install that has already been blocked from phoning home :hihi:
The standalone Eagle works just fine alongside the Fusion 360 ECAD workspace.
by infinitemachinery
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Eagle is no more, all hail Fusion 360
Replies: 25
Views: 1974

Re: Eagle is no more, all hail Fusion 360

...and if I'm not mistaken it doesn't have the size restrictions that the free version of Eagle had. I believe that is because Eagle is now no longer sold as a stand-alone product. When you subscribe to Fusion 360 you get along with it what is essentially Eagle Premium with no size or layer restric...
by infinitemachinery
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Eagle is no more, all hail Fusion 360
Replies: 25
Views: 1974

Re: Eagle is no more, all hail Fusion 360

Looks like Autodesk has their first release of Fusion 360 with an ECAD workspace.

https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusio ... whats-new/
by infinitemachinery
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Please help a CAD Wannabe
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: Please help a CAD Wannabe

Kicad seems to be the most popular. Open source and free
https://kicad-pcb.org/

EasyEDA is another. It has a free version.
https://easyeda.com/

Any ECAD problem is going to have complexities and a learning curve to get to a comfortable level of use.
by infinitemachinery
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: CEM33XX based module Questions + looking for a builder?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: CEM33XX based module Questions + looking for a builder?

I'm currently working on a 3310 ADSR module in Eurorack format using the AS3310 (functionally the same as the CEM3310). I have also built 3340 based VCOs. I'm interested in discussing more about your build needs. Send me a PM :-) Is it you who designs the Kassutronics modules, or do you a represent...
by infinitemachinery
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: CEM33XX based module Questions + looking for a builder?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: CEM33XX based module Questions + looking for a builder?

I'm currently working on a 3310 ADSR module in Eurorack format using the AS3310 (functionally the same as the CEM3310). I have also built 3340 based VCOs. I'm interested in discussing more about your build needs. Send me a PM :-)
by infinitemachinery
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Pin headers/boxed headers quality differences?
Replies: 26
Views: 939

Re: Pin headers/boxed headers quality differences?

For the kits I sell I buy pin headers from Tayda in lengths of 40x2. I use a pair of side cutters to clip off 5x2 sections. They're very inexpensive and like others have mentioned, once you solder them in place they are not going anywhere. I recent bought a bag of box headers from Tayda. They look j...
by infinitemachinery
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Noob questions
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Noob questions

EATyourGUITAR wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:34 am
if you want convenience for a price then buy a full kit.
Agreed.

If you're interested, I sell kits too. See my signature.
by infinitemachinery
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Eagle is no more, all hail Fusion 360
Replies: 25
Views: 1974

Re: Eagle is no more, all hail Fusion 360

paperCUT wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:55 pm
I'm I reading this wrong? I was paying ~100 euros for eagle yearly, now Fusion 360 is 5x that much? Way to kill your user base.
If you still have your Eagle subscription then you now have an additional license for Fusion 360.
by infinitemachinery
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: Site Migration Completed
Replies: 346
Views: 17985

Re: Site Migration Completed

Great have the site back and in caring hands!
by infinitemachinery
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: My first Mouser order advice
Replies: 4
Views: 707

so I put a few BOMs together for different projects, getting a feel for how the system works, and I get a message on a certain Ferret Bead that says "Product not recommended for new designs" - whats all that about then? this is the product: https://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/?qs=ZVZVQa9akyfWlOPj0J...
by infinitemachinery
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Extinct parts
Replies: 9
Views: 315

widdly wrote:LM709 used in the Cracklebox is getting tough to find.

CA3280's are tough to find too.

Sliders for early 2000's roland and korg gear.
Alpha RPAR makes a reproduction as the AS3280.
by infinitemachinery
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Suggestions for relatively easy 1v/oct vco for beginners
Replies: 12
Views: 938

OIP wrote:kassutronics 3340 VCO is great.
And I have the complete kit for it :-)

https://www.infinitemachinery.com/kassutronics-vco-3340
by infinitemachinery
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: VCO vs LFO design circuit considerations
Replies: 10
Views: 418

fuzzbass wrote:
Another nice analog VCO is Thomas Henry/Fonitronic X-4046 VCO, but the chip that makes it work is becoming a rarity.
Isn't this the same IC? Mouser has them in stock with no indications of EOL.

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