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Post by Mostin77 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:38 am

Plenty of really good stuff here for the electronics side of things...I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed!
So I’ve been building kits now for a little while and have decided to learn a bit more about electronics so I can understand how the circuits work (hopefully). I’m currently going through the online course that was posted here along with some forest mims books and random searches for data sheets etc on the internet.
One thing I know is I hate breadboarding, it seems really fiddly and I soon lose track of what’s going on. I’m guessing there is some software that would do the same but in the software realm? Any recommendations?
What about all the other parts of the diy? Panel and PCB design? I think I’m ready to get into learning how to design my own circuits, pcbs and panels. Any pointers for resources for those would be much appreciated.

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Post by KurtP » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:42 pm

Wow, this is a great list for someone who is just getting into DIY. Thanks for all these resources! Because of this list, I've got up the courage to get a MFOS PCB and have ordered the parts I need for my first project. :banana:

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Post by aabbcc » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:18 am

Any good resources for calibrating and troubleshooting synths? I.e Something that talks about how to properly use an oscilloscope (got a rigol ds1054z) since I think my re-303 is sound a bit weird due too improper calibration

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Post by justin0xffffff » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:32 pm

this is awesome! Thank you!

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Post by sbmani » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:18 pm

finally snagged a copy of allen strange's book via PDF >> happy to share via private message, this just shot up in popularity thanks to make noise

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Post by GilgaFrank » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:13 pm

Excellent discussion of several classic DCO designs

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Post by GilgaFrank » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:00 pm

Analog Devices delivering a series of videos on filter design. This is a playlist so don't stop after the first one!

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Post by ericzbd » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:41 pm

And here I was thinking I would have to buy a $200 book to learn this stuff :bananaguitar:

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Post by OVILSKY » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:43 am

Very helpful ! Thanks

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Post by Flamil » Fri May 11, 2018 2:24 pm

This is old but a gold mine!

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Post by Mostin77 » Sat May 26, 2018 12:05 pm

Anyone know of any decent audio books or podcasts for learning this sort of thing?

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Post by retoid » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:08 am

I've been putting together a spreadsheet to consolidate some audio electronics DIY information/resources.

Electrical Audio & Synthesizer DIY Learning Resource Hub

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Post by djthopa » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:20 am

retoid wrote:I've been putting together a spreadsheet to consolidate some audio electronics DIY information/resources.

Electrical Audio & Synthesizer DIY Learning Resource Hub
Thanks a lot for this! :bananaguitar:

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Post by francescopaolomollo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:42 am

Hi,
I'm quite new to this and I'm really bad with schematics.
Could please someone help me with this simple schematic?
Would be perfect to see how it works on breadboard or even a "simple" draw

Many Thanks in advance
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Post by Ikben » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:29 am

Roycie Roller wrote:Holy crap, i just stumbled across this goldmine-

http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/analog.htm
That is now a 404 (July 2018).

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Post by rompler808 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:23 pm

Ikben wrote:
Roycie Roller wrote:Holy crap, i just stumbled across this goldmine-

http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/analog.htm
That is now a 404 (July 2018).
Archive.org has a record of that page with links intact:
Electronic course material, Analog electronics

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Post by PlusMinus » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:57 pm

Whouw, this is awesome, how deep is this rabit hole?

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Post by dub halley » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:56 am

Hi All
Thanks a lot for this wonderful thread !!!! :yay:
Very cool stuff !

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Post by johnstilton » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:11 pm

A lot of the older links are unsurprisingly broken such as a lot of the technical articles by Ken Stone which seem to be held in high esteem here.

After a lot of pecking I found a meta-archive of a lot of the CGS designs here:

http://www.elby-designs.com/webtek/cgs/cgs.htm

Does anyone else know where some more of the scholarly articles may be archived?

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Post by johnstilton » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:22 pm

Some interesting articles and examples I have also found that I didn’t see in this thread, including an article about CEM/SMM ICs:

https://electricdruid.net/category/projects/

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Post by Revok » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:33 pm

The CGS stuff can all be found on archive.org. https://web.archive.org/web/20150315062 ... th.net:80/

Here's a couple other good ones if you haven't seen them yet:
https://www.birthofasynth.com/index.html
https://www.schmitzbits.de/

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Post by dub halley » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:39 am

johnstilton wrote:Does anyone else know where some more of the scholarly articles may be archived?
Hi
it's not exactly scholarly articles, but, it's a fantastic goldmine of resource which explain what happen in electronic circuit ....

No math formulas just see what happen with voltage, current and resistor in real time.
And you can change all the value to understand what happen ....

It s wonderful !! :nana:
Thank you J3RK for the link ! :tu:

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J3RK wrote:http://www.falstad.com/circuit/e-index.html

This one is interesting. Can't remember where I found it, (probably here somewhere.)

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Post by ashleym » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:24 pm

Not for every beginner! I had a search for Lockhart here and I couldn't find anything so I thought I would post this

Serge Lockhart wavefolder analysis

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Post by tuttlerecall » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:13 pm

ashleym wrote:Not for every beginner! I had a search for Lockhart here and I couldn't find anything so I thought I would post this

Serge Lockhart wavefolder analysis
I was about to ask if anyone anything on wavefolding and this looks like a good place to start. Thanks.

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