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Benjolin PCB

Post by tele_player » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:09 am

I've recently stumbled across this noisemaker, and I'm interested in building one. I've downloaded necessary files from electro-music.com (Benjolin PCB layout for the real DIY), and am looking into etching my own board.

Frankly, I'd prefer to avoid this step. Does anybody here have a burning desire to etch a couple of boards?

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Post by SyndieBot2000XL » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:36 am

I’ve had some of Forestcaver’s 603 smd panel+pcbs fabbed up - I’d be happy to send you a set if you cover shipping.

Not sure if you are comfortable with parts that small...

Edit: traded all my spare panels+pcbs. I might do another batch but it’ll be at least a month before I have them in hand (feel free to PM me if interested, worst that can happen is I say no or that it’s going to take a while :tu:).
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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by tele_player » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:07 pm

That’s very nice of you, but no, I don’t want SMD. My old eyes have enough trouble with through-hole parts!

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Post by SyndieBot2000XL » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:02 pm

I totally understand; my eyes are pretty good for up close work, but even with magnification 603 gives me some trouble due to my being quite a bit less dextrous with one hand than the other.

Hope you find someone to help you out!
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Post by SphericalSound » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:01 pm

SyndieBot2000XL wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:36 am
I’ve had some of Forestcaver’s 603 smd panel+pcbs fabbed up - I’d be happy to send you a set if you cover shipping.

Not sure if you are comfortable with parts that small...
I would love to build one... Maybe it´s time. I could send you the shipping plus a beer. I send you a PM :guinness:

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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by wuff_miggler » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:46 pm

in line with Rob's wishes of keeping this a DIY community project - is there a cad file that i can send to a pcb printing place - that uses standard throughhole components?

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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by SyndieBot2000XL » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:18 pm

wuff_miggler wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:46 pm
in line with Rob's wishes of keeping this a DIY community project - is there a cad file that i can send to a pcb printing place - that uses standard throughhole components?
Best I’ve been able to find is a stripboard version
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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by wuff_miggler » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:30 pm

ooo shit - that totally works!!
Is there a higher res copy though?

i've always wanted to try veroboard projects - obviously this is a harder build - but - i can work my way up to one of these babies!!!

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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by SyndieBot2000XL » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:38 pm

Not sure why but it’s a screenshot - Here’s the thread it originates from: https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=159179
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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by tele_player » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:01 pm

IMG_0313 2.jpg
First of two Benjolins that came alive today.

After starting this thread a few weeks ago, my friend Dave and I decided to do some laser printed toner transfer boards.
After way too many failed experiments, he finally got two boards that looked worth soaking in acid.

We decided to go with those, one of which was quite nice, the other, a bit rougher, needing some rework. Assembled them both this morning, and both are working.

Very weird device!
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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by wuff_miggler » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:20 pm

SyndieBot2000XL wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Not sure why but it’s a screenshot - Here’s the thread it originates from: https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=159179
Thank you both for chiming in - glad to see that screenshot !! looks totally achievable!!

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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by elmegil » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:15 pm

wuff_miggler wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:46 pm
in line with Rob's wishes of keeping this a DIY community project - is there a cad file that i can send to a pcb printing place - that uses standard throughhole components?
Rob specifically asks any of us doing layouts NOT to share the CAD files because once that is done, no matter the intent to allow individuals to do small runs for themselves (as you've requested), other individuals who DGAF about what Rob wants will try to mass produce them. It's pretty much unavoidable.

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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by forestcaver » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:51 pm

elmegil wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:15 pm
wuff_miggler wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:46 pm
in line with Rob's wishes of keeping this a DIY community project - is there a cad file that i can send to a pcb printing place - that uses standard throughhole components?
Rob specifically asks any of us doing layouts NOT to share the CAD files because once that is done, no matter the intent to allow individuals to do small runs for themselves (as you've requested), other individuals who DGAF about what Rob wants will try to mass produce them. It's pretty much unavoidable.
I can only speak personally but, for my SMT pcbs, I specifically asked Rob’s permission (which he very kindly gave) before uploading the CAD (Eagle-format) files onto GitHub.

For more info (including dates permission was given, etc), have a look on my github eg

https://github.com/forestcaver/Benjolin

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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by elmegil » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:24 pm

Fair enough. I think that had crossed my radar before and I understand that you had permission, it had slipped my mind when responding here though.

I had no intent to throw shade your way :)

When I was doing a run 3 years ago, he was still asking not to provide CAD files....

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Re: Benjolin PCB

Post by forestcaver » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:57 pm

elmegil wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Fair enough. I think that had crossed my radar before and I understand that you had permission, it had slipped my mind when responding here though.

I had no intent to throw shade your way :)

When I was doing a run 3 years ago, he was still asking not to provide CAD files....
No worries :-) (I try very hard not to step on toes etc :-) )

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