[PCBs IN STOCK] 3.5mm <-> 1/4" converter board

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[PCBs IN STOCK] 3.5mm <-> 1/4" converter board

Post by kvitekp » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:57 pm

I was testing the fab’s ability to handle plated slots and ended up with what looks like a pretty useful tool to convert 1.4&#8243; connections to 3.5mm and back.

Instead of maintaining a bunch of mixed jack conversion cables it’s now possible to just run regular ones through this tool.

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6 x 1/4” Neutrik NRJ4HF Mouser #550-10284
6 x 3.5mm Switchcraft 35RAPC2AV Mouser #502-35RAPC2AV, Digikey #SC1457-ND

If you’re interested in buying Jack-o-mix pcb please leave a comment in this thread. The price should not exceed $10 w/o shipping, and the boards will be yellow or red.
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Post by rosch » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:39 pm

hi Pete,
i already posted my desire on your blog -
(count me in for 2)

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Post by Barcode » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:49 pm

I'll take 1.

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Post by sempervirent » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:38 pm

If you shifted the position of the jacks, you might be able to put this behind a panel. A bit hard to tell from the pic. Looks too tall for Euro as well, I wonder if 5 jacks instead of 6 would work for 3U.

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Post by kvitekp » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:58 pm

The board size is 4.22x0.99 inch (107.31x25.07 mm), so it should fit behind Eurorack format panel nicely.

Both 1/4" and 3.5mm connectors are flush to the edge of the pcb so it should be possible to mount it behind a panel.

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Post by sempervirent » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:40 pm

I'm in for 2 and might offer a Euro panel.

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Post by sduck » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:51 pm

I'll buy a bunch of those!
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Post by keninverse » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:04 am

In for at least two! If this isn't fabbed yet...any way to add a pad for the plug tip so peeps with nanners can use this? oh and also one pad for the ground? I'm still in for a few regardless.

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Post by woodster » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:06 am

I'd take one

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Post by Tombola » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:10 am

Hi, Are those OSH Park boards?

I'd been put off using them again because they say they can't do plated slots! Those look fine to me...

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Post by kvitekp » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:32 am

keninverse wrote:In for at least two! If this isn't fabbed yet...any way to add a pad for the plug tip so peeps with nanners can use this? oh and also one pad for the ground? I'm still in for a few regardless.
Are you talking about dedicated pads connected to each jack tip and ground?

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Post by kvitekp » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 am

Tombola wrote:Hi, Are those OSH Park boards?

I'd been put off using them again because they say they can't do plated slots! Those look fine to me...
Yep, these are OSHpark boards with mill layer 46 output on board outline.
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Post by xpmtl » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:36 am

i'd take two as well

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Post by netpusher » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:10 pm

I would be interested in one, count me in please!

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Post by kvitekp » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:11 pm

Jack-o-mix PCBs are here:

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To order Jack-o-mix PCB, please send an email to pete at kvitek c o m specifying how many PCBs you need and a country where to ship them, and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice.

One Jack-o-mix PCB is US$15, shipping to USA and Canada $5, to Europe and Asia $7.

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Post by mikecameron » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:32 am

I was just thinking, it'd be real easy to wire up passive mults and OR combiners by only populating one side of the board and use the mounting holes for the other jacks to wire it up. handy!
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Post by sammy123 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:39 am

Thanks Peter.

If anyone makes a panel for this I'd be interested in 1.

Thanks.

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Re: [PCBs IN STOCK] 3.5mm <-> 1/4" converter boar

Post by ThecureForSin » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:53 am

kvitekp wrote: The price should not exceed $10 w/o shipping, and the boards will be yellow or red.
What happened here? :hmm:

I'll take 3 when I get paid :banana:

Who's doing a panel???

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Post by sempervirent » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:18 am

I just requested two PCBs, so I guess I'm doing panels (Euro format).

Drop me a PM if you're interested (all orders will be done through grayscale.info, I just want to get an idea of how much interest there might be).

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Post by ThecureForSin » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:05 pm

sempervirent wrote:I just requested two PCBs, so I guess I'm doing panels (Euro format).

Drop me a PM if you're interested (all orders will be done through grayscale.info, I just want to get an idea of how much interest there might be).
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Post by netpusher » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:43 pm

Email sent for 2 PCB's, PM sent for 2 panels. Thanks!

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Post by sempervirent » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:04 pm

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Thanks guys. Panels are up for preorder now:
http://grayscale.info/panels/midisizer-jackomix/

Looks like there are about 10 panels claimed thus far, and the PCB run was for 25 boards, so I'll give it a couple of weeks and then order the panels.

I noticed that Neutrik makes several different nuts for this 1/4" jack, I'm showing the round one:
http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.asp ... rd=NRJ-NUT

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Post by sempervirent » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:11 am

Anybody else up for panels? I need to get about 5 more orders to make it happen.

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Post by sammy123 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:51 am

C'mon people. I can't afford 5 more.

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Post by mikecameron » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:56 pm

Panels look great! I just can't bring myself to spend $50 on panels for modules which really don't need any labeling. If they were $10 apiece I'd consider it for the convenience factor.
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