My first DIY Synth Module - CGS Psycho LFO

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My first DIY Synth Module - CGS Psycho LFO

Post by Muff Wiggler » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:03 am

A little sneak peek before I blog it. More details to come - I'll post them here later on. I built this 2 years ago, for a TOTAL COST of under $20 (yes, twenty), and about an hour's work. And, if I had my shit together, I could have built it for ten bucks and fifteen minutes work. Seriously. Anyway, it's about time I took some pics of it :oops: Here ya go.

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Post by Squibbons » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:07 am

Awesome. I've wanted to get a drill press and make some modules of my own. How'd you go about doing the faceplate?

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:16 am

i bought a bunch of blank panels from PAiA, this was one of the half-size ones which I believe were $4 each.

I drilled holes in it with a hand-drill :oops: Notice they aren't lined up. (the mounting holes, thankfully, were pre-drilled by the nice folks at PAiA)

Also, I didn't know to start with a small pilot hole. I was an idiot back in those days about even more things that I'm an idiot about these days, if you can believe that. I drilled 'em with a hand drill, over a piece of wood, using a really big drill bit, and the odds are extremely good that I was also quite baked at the time. Heh. Then I made the labels using a Dymo label machine that I comandeered from my office. I'm an honest man though - I bought my own Dymo tape (the office only had black-letters-on-white tape)

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:19 am

you can really see the difference between the organic and the no-clean solder in the last pic. I found the no-clean SO hard to work with. The lumps are all 2-3x the size of the washable organic solder.

in the same pic, upper corner of the board, you can see where I burned off some of the trace and had to rebuild it with an ugly old solder bridge
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Post by Kwote » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:19 am

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Post by J.w.M. » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:19 am

Looks great! Okay-- you've got me totally psyched to build one of them now. Did you get the components from Mouser?

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:25 am

Actually I got them from DigiKey, for the main reason that they have domestic Canadian distribution and I didn't have to pay a customs fee

Mouser would work just as well though for those in the US

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Post by zerosum » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:17 pm

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Post by tragedybysyntax » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:51 pm

wow sweet man! i'm ordering CGS bi-n-tic, tube vca, pulse divider logic, super psycho lfo, and a dc mixer.


SHOULD BE FUN!!!! :)

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Post by muffadmin » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:32 am

(mods please don't remove this post, thx)
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Post by otherunicorn » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:22 am

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Post by solaris » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:23 pm

Hi Muff,
(beware noob question) what kind of PSU and distrib. boards do you use for those CGS builds?
Thanks!

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Post by SMS303 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:06 am

WAY TO GO MIKE! :party:
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Post by Lyncaster » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:31 pm

This is 4 years old o.e

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Post by solaris » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:26 am

Lyncaster wrote:This is 4 years old o.e
ahah weird, I'm pretty sure it showed up when I clicked "view posts since last visit"... anyway...

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Post by SMS303 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:26 pm

Lyncaster wrote:This is 4 years old o.e
Time for another module.... :sb:
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