The 2014 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread

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Post by mome rath » Sun May 25, 2014 11:35 pm

Phetus

looks OK to me!
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Post by Phetus » Mon May 26, 2014 4:22 am

mome rath wrote:Phetus

looks OK to me!
Thanks!
It's a bad picture. I was impatient and pulled the screen of while it was still wet, so the paint got on the areas it shouldn't be. I wiped it off, but there's still some residue. Might have to go at it with spirit at some point...

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Post by Synesthesia » Mon May 26, 2014 5:27 am

Banana to euro converter \ Mult.

first go at salt etching : )
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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Mon May 26, 2014 6:40 am

^^^

That looks great!

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Post by Tombola » Mon May 26, 2014 11:36 am

Phetus wrote: Built this over the weekend. First DIY kit. The panels turned out a bit rough, but it works, WHICH IS A PRETTY BIG FUCKING SUCCESS IN MY OPINION. :tu:

Next up: j3rk Fadr/circle jerk/Neuron diff :mrgreen:
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Post by horstronic » Mon May 26, 2014 6:57 pm

I had some spare time over the last week so I built two panels to connect the two halfs of my eurorack suitcase (using these 8mm LEDs that I never found a proper use for 8_) ) and a buffered multiple, based on a schematic from daverj, posted in this thread:
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I was in a bit of a hurry, so the holes on the buffmult are not perfectly in place which I kind of regret now... But it's not too bad I guess.

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Post by horstronic » Mon May 26, 2014 6:59 pm

Synesthesia wrote:Banana to euro converter \ Mult.

first go at salt etching : )
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I really need to check that out soon!
Looks pretty nice!

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Post by c1t1zen » Mon May 26, 2014 10:07 pm

Cool etching, need to look that up. I'd do some hand painting on top.
That dual Wogglebug a few pages back is super nice. You guys/gals are inspiring me tons. :party:

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Post by tragedybysyntax » Mon May 26, 2014 10:46 pm

Thanks for the kind words on the dual woggle guys!!! I'll post another pic once most of the suitcase is done :)
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Post by fonik » Tue May 27, 2014 2:14 am

not strictly synth DIY, nevertheless, the SU700 provides filters and LFOs for each of it's 40 tracks/channels... and i am posting here, since this might be of interest for potential SU700 users here on the board.

anyways, last night i managed to fit a 4GB SCSI HDD inside the SU700 i bought cheap off ebay! awesome 4GB on the internal drive for this 68MB sampler now.
(BTW i will have to add a switch to turn the HDD off when not in use, and new encoders are on their way to me - so there is still some work to do on this nice machine)

all i had to do was to mount the HDD to the blind panel of the I/O expansion slot, and to connect the HDD to the SU700 PSU board (there is a header carrying 12V, 5V, GND for the I/O expansion already). done.

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Post by falafelbiels » Tue May 27, 2014 10:35 am

Does that run on piezos? Nice.

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Post by fonik » Tue May 27, 2014 11:09 am

falafelbiels wrote:Does that run on piezos? Nice.
nice indeed. feels very good to play the bottons. this technique gives you good control ofer velocity.
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Post by falafelbiels » Tue May 27, 2014 11:24 am

I love samplers and the thing has always seemed very interesting to me. I's just that I have also used encoders on another Yamaha sampler before and well yeah...
Not buying any more samplers, but the HD is a very good idea indeed.

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Post by fonik » Tue May 27, 2014 12:43 pm

the encoders are on their way already :hihi:
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Post by falafelbiels » Tue May 27, 2014 1:15 pm

Did you order more spares? Maybe even more? Spare spares?

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Post by fonik » Tue May 27, 2014 5:34 pm

no. i get the original yamaha from a yamaha distributor and they are about 6.50EUR/ea. and i need 12. so i did not order any more spares. spare spares...
(i have not seen them yet, however, i believe they are obsolete panasonics)
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Post by snaper » Wed May 28, 2014 12:07 am

mome rath wrote:i've gone bonkers with acrylic and i'll never look back

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That is awesome!

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Post by far » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:00 am

A passive 8 in 8 out mutes for triggers.
I made it cause I'm keen to chop triggers for drums and envelopes via switches.


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No sooner had I finished and had a play that I wished it had an led above each switch. I'm a noob at diy and loving it but led's are beyond my capabilities at the mo. I'm happy with it for now.

And yeah it's housed in between 2 * 45's haha.

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Post by sonicwarrior » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:28 am

far wrote:led's are beyond my capabilities at the mo.
You are searching for an LED driver. Some possibilities are described by Ray Wilson here:
http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/anal ... ivers.html
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Post by eolianmollisol » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:48 am

far, thats a pretty sweet idea with the 45s...


heres my first DIY module. EKO by synthrotek. Pretty basic, but it's quite a bit of fun. Fabricated the panel myself, nothing fancy there either, pretty utilitarian :lol: ...It's meant for eurorack, so I had to drill into the PCB to be able to attach it to the panel, and use flying wires for the power connection. Works spiffy tho :guinness:

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Post by far » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:13 am

sonicwarrior wrote:
far wrote:led's are beyond my capabilities at the mo.
You are searching for a LED driver. Some possibilities are described by Ray Wilson here:
http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/anal ... ivers.html
cheers, need to think about this for a bit but I think I can make it work.

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Post by falafelbiels » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:13 am

I do enjoy a bit of little kit building every now and then. This one is pretty cool, all the bad stuff in digital drums. If you like bleepdrum you may just love this. Rather affordable too!

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Post by mxmxmx » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:12 am

a little clock randomizer/distributor ("4xclk"):



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Post by fracinfrucer » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:16 pm

Well, all these years (or :goo: 's) later I finally have something to put in this thread! Thanks to a last minute mouser order arriving yesterday I was able to finish all three of my first three builds EVER today. :party: :hihi: That's a MOTM 390, 490 and 800. VCO and VCA are, of course, up next!! :sb:

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Post by elmegil » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:23 pm

Congratulations all around!

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