The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by analogmonster » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:49 am

Grumble wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:05 pm
Sounds nice ;) Is the circuit available?

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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by Grumble » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:34 am

Sure: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=240630

But the latest mods are not added, will do that later this weekend.

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Post by cartertools » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:26 am

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Barton 061 VC Multiplexer, I departed from his layout because it's fun to figure out jack wiring.
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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by analogmonster » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:12 am

Grumble wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:34 am
Sure: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=240630

But the latest mods are not added, will do that later this weekend.
Ok, cool, please let me / us know ;)

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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by stoiker » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:54 am

Euro CGS60 / Stomp Box Adapter
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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by twigathy » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:31 pm

Something super simple to start the year while I wait for the USPS to get unclogged and my Oshpark PCBs to arrive. It's based on LMNC's buffered multiple thingy here https://www.lookmumnocomputer.com/proje ... d-multiple . I sort of squished it down and multiplied it to get 6x 1-to-3 mults in 8hp 8-)

This was also the first time for me submitting anything to be fabricated by another PCB factory other than Oshpark, so there was some learning curve around figuring out how to export a BOM, centroids, gerbers etc etc. Overall turned out pretty nicely, I think, and while I miss Oshpark-purple, the matte black solder mask is pretty nice. JLCPCB did the PCBs and SMD assembly.

As a friend pointed out, yes, there's a few places where some of the jack sockets could use a little more solder... until it doesn't work I think I'm going to leave it...
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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by Grumble » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:37 pm

analogmonster wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:12 am
Grumble wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:34 am
Sure: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=240630

But the latest mods are not added, will do that later this weekend.
Ok, cool, please let me / us know ;)
DONE!

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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by analogmonster » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:24 am

Grumble wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:37 pm
analogmonster wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:12 am
Grumble wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:34 am
Sure: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=240630

But the latest mods are not added, will do that later this weekend.
Ok, cool, please let me / us know ;)
DONE!
Thx!

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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by BadPixel » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:59 pm

Kicked off the new year by finishing a pair of Antumbra Grid’s. Straightforward builds, but it took a bit to figure out flashing the code and getting the fuses and lock bits set.

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Post by SlightlyNasty » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 pm

Trying to make use of all my low-gain Soviet MP-26A germaniums, this is a quick stripboard proto of an amp-style germanium drive/preamp pedal. It uses two directly cascaded differential pairs with fixed emitter currents (I feel like diff. pair distortions are really underrated in the pedal world) and differential feedback for a slightly quirky tone control that only affects the distortion products and not the dry signal. There's also a "Sag" knob that current-limits the positive rail of everything between the input and output buffers for that spongy fuzzy thing.

It's nice to play - you can go smoothly from clean to heavy distortion just by picking harder or softer. On synths it's also cool, but it does push the mids quite a bit. Still needs a few tweaks here and there though.
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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by hox3d » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:54 am

SlightlyNasty wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 pm
Trying to make use of all my low-gain Soviet MP-26A germaniums, this is a quick stripboard proto of an amp-style germanium drive/preamp pedal. It uses two directly cascaded differential pairs with fixed emitter currents (I feel like diff. pair distortions are really underrated in the pedal world) and differential feedback for a slightly quirky tone control that only affects the distortion products and not the dry signal. There's also a "Sag" knob that current-limits the positive rail of everything between the input and output buffers for that spongy fuzzy thing.

It's nice to play - you can go smoothly from clean to heavy distortion just by picking harder or softer. On synths it's also cool, but it does push the mids quite a bit. Still needs a few tweaks here and there though.

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Ah, that's beautiful. Wish my prototypes would look like this. :hihi:
Is that cardboard in lieu of silkcreen?

Give us an audio sample!

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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by SlightlyNasty » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:25 am

Thanks, it's actually just printer paper glued on with spray adhesive - I had to lay out the stripboard layout in KiCAD because it was such a small space to squeeze it all into! That second photo was before I wired it all up though, so it does look a bit messier now.

I'll do some audio samples once I've fixed a few minor issues that are bothering me. Overall it's a very amp-like sound where it's hard to tell exactly when it starts distorting, and a fairly dark distortion sound overall because of the terrible bandwidth when you're pushing such low-gain transistors so hard.
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Post by pugix » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:39 am

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My first DIY project of the year was unexpected. I received some PC boards and the rest followed.

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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by sduck » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:36 pm

Wow - that's amazing!

Here's Richard's video demo -
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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by analogmonster » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:13 am

sduck wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:36 pm
Wow - that's amazing!

Here's Richard's video demo -
:-O :-O :-O

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Post by waldenpotato » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:07 pm

I just finished Oakley Sound Systems's Eurorack Discrete Ladder Filter.

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Post by OIP » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:02 am

^ gorgeous! and dense!

also holy wow at the quantussy above.

i made an ms20 filter, first time trying panel design in EAGLE and once again i am blown away by how magic cheap + quick PCB fabbing is.

the filter itself seems to work fine, it's the rene schmitz version of the circuit with a few value tweaks.

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Post by Haralds:Werk » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:34 am

Sequencer Nostalgia

This was my first build when I came back to SDIY. A three row/16 step sequencer. Completely build on stripboard. Still working after all this years. Only hand sketched schematics. Nothing to publish. Pictures only.
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Post by roglok » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:22 pm

Haralds:Werk wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:34 am
Sequencer Nostalgia

This was my first build when I came back to SDIY. A three row/16 step sequencer. Completely build on stripboard. Still working after all this years. Only hand sketched schematics. Nothing to publish. Pictures only.

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W O W

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Post by roglok » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:24 pm

Harald, is it based on CMOS or microcontroller?

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Post by Haralds:Werk » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:36 am

roglok wrote:
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Harald, is it based on CMOS or microcontroller?
Completely CMOS.
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Re: The 2021 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Post by analogmonster » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:54 am

Haralds:Werk wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:34 am
Sequencer Nostalgia

This was my first build when I came back to SDIY. A three row/16 step sequencer. Completely build on stripboard. Still working after all this years. Only hand sketched schematics. Nothing to publish. Pictures only.

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Cool!

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Post by OB1 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:28 pm

Got a few bits on the go, waiting for the postman, who only seems to come once a week now... However, I have managed to finish these.
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Post by sduck » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:15 pm

Not really synth related, but I threw this together from a kit (the super8), and it works -
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Post by ketem13 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:12 pm

For the past few months I was working on a diy modular system from scratch mainly from cgs schematics.

Here is my first complete module: Dual CGS VCF.

The front panel is only prototype as I'm waiting to some aluminium panels to arrive!
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