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Post by okelk » Fri May 29, 2015 5:38 pm

lvn wrote:Is understanding calculus vital to building your own circuits?
up to some point...

it's definitely very useful and for some things even necessary, but a lot can be done if you're just able to apply ohm's law, kirchoff's law and some trial and error prototyping.

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Post by synchromesh » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:09 am

Dunno if this counts as a learning resource, but it looks pretty handy for beginners (even if they're not producing their own SMT boards). Via Upverter:

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Post by rotallicso » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:15 am

There are definitely some great useful resources listed here already. As others have mentioned, googling is not as rewarding as usual, it really takes those with insights to find (and share) the location of those needles in the haystack ... anyway, i'm still curious to establish if there's a front-runner or indeed a real-world benefit to using any of the free circuit simulators available - i'm thinking beyond examples where you could derive the answer from first principles and looking for something where you may be able to predict (and scope) the output of e.g a circuit using a 555 timer chip ?
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any thoughts on this are welcome
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ps: cutting to the chase scene, any links (or thoughts) to a proven simple chip-less circuit that i could 'passively' embed in a cable to convert a gate-on to a trigger/pulse (along the lines of those that convert v-trig to s-trig) ?

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Post by Elest » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:38 am

I am searching for some information regardin the synthesis domain, such as how voltage / digital are best to be handled and I am also on the search for some materials of the electronic side, as they are shown here but slightly more pointed to technical / functioning issues despite of how they have to be implemented throught the parts, etc.

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Post by vintpreaudio » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:32 am

This is all very good stuff by handsfelloff. I've been around electronics a very long time-every day is a schoolday

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Post by akrylik » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:18 pm

My favorite web page for filter design:

http://sim.okawa-denshi.jp/en/Fkeisan.htm

TI just released a nice little pocket reference for analog engineers:
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Post by smilinggoat » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:53 pm

Kadenze.com does free courses on arts and technology crossovers with lecturers from CalArts and other universities. If you want grades and feedback, it's $7/month for unlimited classes. Great stuff.

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Post by Scolbio » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:49 am

Craque, you just reminded me that i have gots to read some mim! How can i think i understand any of this when i still haven't?

Damn

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Post by downpour » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:47 pm

Does anyone know where i can learn how to buy cable from amazon.

I need to connect pots and jacks to my circuit boards.. so far I've only found cable that is far too thick to work with and stuff that is so thin as to seem like i probably shouldn't use it for audio signals.
I've spent ages searching local stores and amazon and had no idea finding cable would be so difficult. There's far too much of it and i know have even less of an idea what i'm looking for than when I started.

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Post by Gnwearb » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:44 am

Hello all, brand newbie here. Has any one tried the electronics course from Linda.com.

Thanks

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Post by Flatscan » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:15 am

Just wanted to thank everyone that contributed here.
There's was a hell of a lot of reading to be done both before and after my first kit build, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have even finished without this thread.

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Post by Musicology of Dreams » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:28 pm

This is one Electronic Book Master Piece in pdf format :
from simple to complex circuits,
lots chapters about Diy techniques, filters , vco's and audio amplifiers.
Highly recommended

http://iate.oac.uncor.edu/~manuel/libro ... 20Hill.pdf

and comprehensive guide by Craig Anderton" Electronic project for Musicians "

https://www.msu.edu/~dougl126/Electroni ... icians.pdf

Download take time so patience it's fat book's :cloud:
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Post by HipDestroyer » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:40 am

This video series helped me understand a few things:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 995AB64055

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Post by Rob Kam » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:27 pm

Synth DIY wiki info for DIY modular synths and other electronic musical instruments and related equipment.

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Post by Hazium » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:52 am

Rob Kam wrote:Synth DIY wiki info for DIY modular synths and other electronic musical instruments and related equipment.
Thanks :sb: !

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Post by shredsickgnar » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:11 pm

Great thread I've learned so much. Watched the whole class and now I'm off to the races.
https://soundcloud.com/advancedelectric
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Post by Chickenbone » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:29 pm

Bumping this for later research.
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Post by leterell » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:59 am

one more approach to learning here, especially suited for me because the info is somewhat compactly presented, and there are simple, also for me in real life quickly doable schematics for alot of things, for example a simple unity gain audio mixer in the op amps section.
a good way to get going before looking into more optimised designs.

http://www.learnabout-electronics.org/index.php

i mean, i tried to delve into a couple of textbooks, but that somehow always ends before i get through the initial 10 pages of filosofy from the author... :deadbanana:

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Post by HipDestroyer » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:17 pm

Haven't seen Maker.ie's site mentioned here:

Maker.IE Resources - particulalry this is good for simple stuff.
Maker.IE blog

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Post by HipDestroyer » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:25 am

Oh shit, just noticed Doepfers amazing DIY page as well. Really great info on there:

Doepfer DIY
Vactrol Basics

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Post by Chickenbone » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:13 am

HipDestroyer, thanks for the links they are super practical!
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Post by Stalker » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:23 am

Brilliant thread :razz:

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Post by spoor » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:42 am

The companion to the Art of Electronics 3rd edition, “Learning the Art of Electronics — A Hands-on Approach", is out shortly:

http://artofelectronics.net/student-manual/

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Post by eelburn » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:20 am

would strongly recommend satellite ccrma to those with more of a DSP programming background. great resource for prototyping embedded instruments !

https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~eberdahl/Satellite/

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