Totally self taught, and half-assed - taking bits of different circuits, connect them together, fiddle until they work long enought to make a video. Couldn't explain Ohms law. First project was this: http://musicthing.blogspot.com/2008/10/ ... first.htmlneilbaldwin wrote:Slightly off-topic: from a friend on here I know what your 'proper job' is so I was wondering how you ended up with electronics skills? Self-taught? I only ask because I find your stuff inspiring - it's where I'm trying to get to with my DIY, in very small frustrated steps
There is so much information and help out there now - http://www.beavisaudio.com/ got me into the basics of building stompboxes, then this DIY forum and electro-music. Been doing stuff for Euro for about a year.
Always amazed at the quality and insight available - was trying to learn about the Buchla Source of Uncertainty, and this thread: http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30861 just goes through and dissects it, talking through the different bits, how they work.
The more you learn, the more you appreciate the genius of Don Buchla, Serge Tcherepnin, Stanley Lunetta, Peter Zinovieff, Bob Moog, Blacet, Ken Stone, Grant Richter etc etc, coming up with all the ideas we're still working through today. How they came up with this stuff while working 40 years ago without the internet, without overnight parts delivery, without cheap chinese PCB fab houses, amazes me.