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Title: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 22, 2013, 03:59:28 PM
DIYSB Anniversary Contest

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9878279/DIYSB%20anniversary%20contest%20cake.bmp)

J-J-J-Judges: John Danna (jdansti), Jim Bennell (mustachio), and Jon Patton (midwayfair)

Please read all rules and other posts in this thread before requesting clarification.

0) CONTEST VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1) Entries may be posted from August 1, 2013 at 12:00am EDT until August 31, 2013 at 11:59pm. This competition is for new or unseen builds only. All submissions will be posted on this thread first. Do not post submissions on the Pictures thread or on another forum before posting them here. You may post pictures elsewhere after posting them on here if you like.

2) The entry Fee is $5/per pedal to be entered. A maximum of two pedals may be entered, but only one of those builds can win a prize. We need 12 entries to officially start the competition. The entry fee is due any time before your pedal is posted. The entry fee is a donation to the forum and is non-refundable.

Please click here to purchase your entry:
http://diystompboxes.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=94

3) Format for submissions.
Name of entrant:
Pedal name:
Tell us a bit about the pedal:
Pictures of the pedal (inside and out):
Audio/video:
Schematic, layout, etc.

4) There are no restrictions on the type of builds. For example, through-hole, SMD, analog, and digital are allowed. There is no theme for this contest.

5) Competition is open to all builders. No commercial or production builders. A person who occasionally sells a pedal to others is not a commercial or production builder. Commercial builders please observe the following restrictions to keep the contest in the spirit of DIY: (a) do not enter a pedal that is part of your commercial line; (b) if you are more than a one-man shop, it's expected that you will enter a pedal built solely by you; (c) consider omitting your branding as a signal that it is not a company build. Obviously some of this is on the honor system, but most of the commercial builders we expect to enter would never take advantage of the community.

6) Circuit layouts do not have to be your own. You may use layouts designed by someone else, but designing your own will garner you substantial bonus points (see “Scoring,” below). Builders who use a pre-existing layout for their build must give credit to the original layout designer (if known). The schematic, layout, and/or code must be made public with the contest entry.

7) Entries must be completed, working builds. Pictures and gut shots are mandatory. Video and audio submissions must show first demonstrate a clean signal, followed by only the built pedal (with NO delay, reverb, etc.). You may then mix your pedal with other effects if you wish. Video should show the pedal settings or have narration to describe the settings. Audio clips should have narration to describe the pedal settings. The judges will be listening to the whether the effect does what it is intended to do and will not consider the artistic qualities of the demonstration or the demonstrator’s skill with an instrument. A single chord or a few notes may demonstrate the circuit as well as a complicated piece. Note: Previous contests have required audio or video. We decided that this time a build would not be disqualified without provide audio/video evidence of a working pedal, and instead are imposing a scoring penalty for a lack thereof (see “Scoring,” below).

8 ) Scoring.


The judges' decisions are final.

9) Prizes. We would like to provide prizes for 33% of the entries. The number of winners will therefore increase with the number of entries. (12 entries = 4 winners; 15 = 5 winners ...).

Thanks as always to the generous support of the community and retailers for providing prizes.

So far we have:
Disqualifications. A pedal submitted without photos, schematic, or layout will be disqualified. Pedals posted before August 1st or after August 31st will be disqualified; no exceptions to this timeline will be granted for any reason. Any entry posted without an entry fee is ineligible. Any submission that the judges deem inappropriate, including, but not limited to, content that is offensive, defamatory, indecent, disparaging, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing, or illegal, or which constitutes an unlawful invasion of privacy, or which in any manner violates these Rules, may be disqualified. Finally, any attempt to pass off what is substantially another person’s work as one’s own will be grounds for disqualification, as is any other fraud or attempt to deceive. (For instance, changing one part on an existing layout and claiming it as an original layout is wrong. Start from scratch.)

11) Shipping. Winners outside the country of the prize-giver will be responsible for shipping fees, taxes, or VATs that are above or beyond the in-country shipping rate, at the discretion of the prize-giver. A prize-giver living in the continental United States should expect to ship their prize free of cost to a CONUS winner, but is permitted to request that a winner in Europe cover a portion of shipping costs.

Winners agree to accept prizes "as-is." The prize donors, judges, and forum are not responsible for prizes lost or stolen in shipment to the winners.  If any prize is returned as undeliverable, an attempt will be made by the prize donor to resolve the shipping problem with the recipient. If the problem cannot be resolved within 30 days, the prize may be forfeited or an alternate winner may be selected at the discretion of the judges.

Prize donors have been requested to ship the prizes within a month if there's any prize that isn't complete at the time the winners are announced that requires more than a day or two to finish.

12) Questions. Any questions that are directly related to the competition, rules, prizes, etc. should be posted here for other forumites to benefit. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PMs FOR COMPETITION QUESTIONS TO ANY OF THE JUDGES! Post them here and one of the judges will answer as soon as possible.
 
GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER![/list][/list][/list]
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on May 22, 2013, 04:04:58 PM
SOOOOOOO glad to see this happening. Great work by Jon, John, and Jim!!!  ;D  ;D  ;D

Now.... Bring on the endless questions  :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 22, 2013, 06:27:19 PM
Currently discussing a change to Rule 5.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on May 22, 2013, 07:43:52 PM
Currently discussing a change to Rule 5.

Thank you Jon.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on May 22, 2013, 08:41:00 PM
Thank you guys!!! I have no idea what to build, but I'm in!  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 22, 2013, 09:00:05 PM
After some discussion, rule 5 has been changed to allow commercial builders, with a couple restrictions to ensure what is entered is in the spirit of DIY. We made this decision after some discussion and the observation that some of the most spectacular builds we see are by non-commercial builders. We absolutely do not see an undue advantage. We know some people may disagree in principal, but past contests (including Madbean's recent ones) back up this decision.

Also, just to clarify: is someone donates a prize, of course they can still enter the contest.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 22, 2013, 09:35:29 PM
I'm looking forward to a great contest!!!  I've written some lyrics in honor of this momentous occasion.  Sorry no recording (it's more humane that way ;)). This is to the tune of "Pigs on the Wing, Pt 1" (or 2), so everybody pick up your acoustic guitars and sing along:

You know that it's time for the Anniversary Contest
And we know that you'll enter and do your best
So go to your shop and build a stompbox
We have faith that you won't flop
And any fool knows what it takes to rock
A stompbox for the Anniversary Contest

BTW, I'm available if you need me to write some equally awesome lyrics for your own tunes.  ::)

(We need a sarcasm emoticon).  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on May 23, 2013, 12:47:35 AM
Very cool. I have an idea about what to build, and i just again found some inspiration to create stuff, so... I'm in!

Cheers
Bengt
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 23, 2013, 01:06:03 AM
^ Cool!!! :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: FUZZZZzzzz on May 23, 2013, 02:31:39 AM
August... that gives me just enough time to learn how to knit a sweater for my pedal video... I'm going to join this one.. hopefully ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 23, 2013, 03:37:51 AM
^ Great!  We're about 1/3 the way to a contest if the 4 who've shown interest sign up!  And this is just the first day!  Keep 'me coming! :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Ben N on May 23, 2013, 05:54:33 AM
Keep 'me coming! :)
That's what she said.
Title: Re: Sv: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on May 23, 2013, 07:00:15 AM
I'll enter, I love competitions.

I'll even donate a prize,  just let me get home and see what I can find :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on May 23, 2013, 07:44:22 AM
Yay!  I'm in.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on May 23, 2013, 10:55:30 AM
And I have a question (sorry!  :icon_redface:).

What about multi-circuit pedals?  Allowed?  Not allowed?  Restrictions?  I am thinking about something with two circuits on one board, separately switchable etc. - much like two pedals in one box, but in this case the two pedals are a natural pair and have a thematic thing going on.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 23, 2013, 11:09:50 AM
And I have a question (sorry!  :icon_redface:).

What about multi-circuit pedals?  Allowed?  Not allowed?  Restrictions?  I am thinking about something with two circuits on one board, separately switchable etc. - much like two pedals in one box, but in this case the two pedals are a natural pair and have a thematic thing going on.

Entry cost is per pedal. A pedal is a discrete device in an enclosure. Whether you decide to stick one, two, three, or five circuitboards in there, add footswitches, and extra attendant wiring is your decision. The point system was designed to account for the inevitable multipedals: e.g. just putting two circuitboards in a box doesn't automatically make a pedal more complex and may in fact lose points if it makes the guts less tidy. There may be other considerations.

For reference, or just for some empirical evidence for anyone thinking of entering a multi or worried about others doing so: a multipedal hasn't won one of the four Madbean contests despite several entries by popular builds, and the only things with two footswitches that have even placed were Super Duper 2-in-1 (dual SHO) with a spectacular enclosure and a digital programmable pedal controller (which I'm not sure even counts as a multipedal).
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 23, 2013, 11:27:44 AM
+1 What he said.

Also as a reminder, only one prize per winner. A multiFX pedal is only eligible for one prize, same as single FX pedals.  And as stated in the rules, if you enter two pedals and they both score high, you only receive one prize.

I'm going to confer with J & J regarding how to handle ranking a winner who has two pedals that place. For example, does the higher score of the two pedals determine rank?  I'm sure I know the answer, but I need to run it past the other judges.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Paul Marossy on May 23, 2013, 12:05:46 PM
Uh... actually the DIYstompboxes forum has been around longer than ten years. I've been a member since Aron left the Ampage forum and started his own started his own forum. That was like 2001-2002? I remember at least one forum move somewhere around 2003 where I had to "start over", which I guess would be the 10th anniversary of this particular forum.

OK, done splitting hairs now.   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 23, 2013, 12:13:20 PM
Uh... actually the DIYstompboxes forum has been around longer than ten years. I've been a member since Aron left the Ampage forum and started his own started his own forum. That was like 2001-2002? I remember at least one forum move somewhere around 2003 where I had to "start over", which I guess would be the 10th anniversary of this particular forum.

OK, done splitting hairs now.   :icon_wink:

Yeah, but "The 10th Anniversary of This Particular Incarnation of Aron's Stompbox Forum Contest Thread" was over the character limit for thread titles!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Paul Marossy on May 23, 2013, 12:18:58 PM
Uh... actually the DIYstompboxes forum has been around longer than ten years. I've been a member since Aron left the Ampage forum and started his own started his own forum. That was like 2001-2002? I remember at least one forum move somewhere around 2003 where I had to "start over", which I guess would be the 10th anniversary of this particular forum.

OK, done splitting hairs now.   :icon_wink:

Yeah, but "The 10th Anniversary of This Particular Incarnation of Aron's Stompbox Forum Contest Thread" was over the character limit for thread titles!

 :icon_lol:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on May 23, 2013, 12:58:57 PM
I'm guessing this is only for American continent residents. What about the guys from Europe, me included? :icon_rolleyes:

Sorry!

> 11) Shipping. Winners outside the country of the prize-giver will be responsible for shipping fees, taxes, or VATs that are above or beyond the in-country shipping rate, at the discretion of the prize-giver. A prize-giver living in the continental United States should expect to ship their prize free of cost to a CONUS winner, but is permitted to request that a winner in Europe cover a portion of shipping costs.

Cheers.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 23, 2013, 01:11:41 PM
Another exciting prize just confirmed:

You know those FV-1 boards Slacker's been teasing us with? Here's what he just donated to the contest:

Kit for the slackDSP project: a PCB with the FV-1 chip and an EEPROM preprogrammed with a selection of effects.

This would be a great way to easy into digital effects.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on May 23, 2013, 04:05:33 PM
Good to see that this has made it to the light of day.
I might be able to get something finished by the end of August, so I'm game.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on May 23, 2013, 04:58:18 PM
Just sent my entry fee. I'm not sure I'll even enter anything, so it may just be a donation :-\
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 23, 2013, 05:09:05 PM
Aron, can you comment on the $1 handling fee?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: kingswayguitar on May 23, 2013, 05:25:24 PM
never entered one of these before
now giving deep consideration.....
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on May 23, 2013, 05:29:54 PM
Aron, can you comment on the $1 handling fee?

On the checkout summary it says "Low Order Fee".
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 24, 2013, 01:50:18 PM
Keep 'me coming! :)
That's what she said.

Oops!!! :icon_redface:

That was definitely a typo and not a requirement for the contest!!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on May 24, 2013, 06:23:25 PM
I'm in.... heres my entry...almost as good as the first post pic :D
just paid.. ;)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/pedal.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: aron on May 24, 2013, 06:44:53 PM
The $1 handling fee is a mistake. Will refund back. Maybe I will make the entry fee $4 after this since the stupid store adds the handling fee.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on May 24, 2013, 07:01:04 PM
Another exciting prize just confirmed:

You know those FV-1 boards Slacker's been teasing us with? Here's what he just donated to the contest:

Kit for the slackDSP project: a PCB with the FV-1 chip and an EEPROM preprogrammed with a selection of effects.

This would be a great way to easy into digital effects.

AWESOME...nice one ian. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Sv: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on May 25, 2013, 05:56:17 AM
Deadastronaut I'm afraid you're entry is disqualified as you posted it too soon, but as you're so quick building them you might have time for another ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on May 25, 2013, 05:58:15 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: earthtonesaudio on May 25, 2013, 05:43:06 PM
I'm in.... heres my entry...almost as good as the first post pic :D
just paid.. ;)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/pedal.jpg)

Needs more lens flare.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on May 25, 2013, 10:02:14 PM
^ And sausage.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on May 28, 2013, 05:08:13 AM
This is a shameless "Show new replies to your posts" comment. Definitely want to keep track of these builds, and I might even throw one of my silly ideas in a box and enter it? August is summer vacation after all...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 28, 2013, 08:15:58 AM
^ And sausage.

I think we need a different form of charcuterie for this contest to differentiate it from prior contests.

Pate? Prosciutto?
Title: Re: Re: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: slacker on May 28, 2013, 08:46:47 AM
AWESOME...nice one ian. 8) 8) 8)

Cheers Rob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 28, 2013, 09:04:02 AM
^ And sausage.

I think we need a different form of charcuterie for this contest to differentiate it from prior contests.

Pate? Prosciutto?

If I correctly recall an old post somewhere, Jim Mustachio is the prosciutto man on the forum. :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on May 28, 2013, 09:44:56 AM
^ indeed, and he won the additional limited to 1 edtion 'framed' sausage pic too.. 8)

which jim understandably got very emotional about.............i'm welling up again now, just thinking about it....


i will of course be donating a  'new improved'  reclaimed meat based picture bonus prize for this comp too... ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on May 29, 2013, 07:39:34 AM
^ And sausage.

I think we need a different form of charcuterie for this contest to differentiate it from prior contests.

Pate? Prosciutto?

We need evolution!

(http://static.kokaihop.se/recipe/large/19447495-19447514.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 29, 2013, 09:36:00 AM
5 entries so far! Just a reminder we need 12 before the contest goes forward.
I'm mostly here, Madbean, BYOC, and The Gear Page. If anyone's on a forum with other DIYers that is okay with posting a link to the contest, please help spread the word. :)

Rather than "waste" a post on a call for entries, here's another very cool prize that's just been confirmed:

It's a completed pedal.

It's a fuzz.

I know, you're thinking, "If I win, I can probably build my own fuzz." But wait, there's more.

It's a tricked-out FY-2.

Still not excited?

The PCB will be built by our very own Mark Hammer!

And the enclosure will be a LASER ETCHED 1590B coutesy of Pickdropper. If you haven't seen pickdropper's enclosures, hop over to the picture thread and prepare to be amazed.

So, I think that's something special. :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on May 29, 2013, 09:51:42 AM
Just paid!

Cheers.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 29, 2013, 12:52:24 PM
5 entries so far! Just a reminder we need 12 before the contest goes forward.
I'm mostly here, Madbean, BYOC, and The Gear Page. If anyone's on a forum with other DIYers that is okay with posting a link to the contest, please help spread the word. :)

Rather than "waste" a post on a call for entries, here's another very cool prize that's just been confirmed:

It's a completed pedal.

It's a fuzz.

I know, you're thinking, "If I win, I can probably build my own fuzz." But wait, there's more.

It's a tricked-out FY-2.

Still not excited?

The PCB will be built by our very own Mark Hammer!

And the enclosure will be a LASER ETCHED 1590B coutesy of Pickdropper. If you haven't seen pickdropper's enclosures, hop over to the picture thread and prepare to be amazed.

So, I think that's something special. :)

Thank you , Mark and pickdropper!!!  This is an awesome prize!!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 29, 2013, 12:54:47 PM
Thanks TCA and the other 5 who've signed up!!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on May 29, 2013, 01:01:46 PM
Now at 7/12 signed up!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on May 29, 2013, 01:43:54 PM
Now at 7/12 signed up!

Make that 8/12  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on May 29, 2013, 11:17:39 PM
9/12  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on May 30, 2013, 03:01:03 AM
Awesome!  Thanks packrat, Perrow, and gcme93! 

Just 3 more to go and it's on!  :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on May 30, 2013, 04:44:55 AM
Ah, what the hell, paid for another entry.

I'll see if I can find the time tonight to dig up the stuff that I've thought about adding as a prize.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on May 30, 2013, 07:55:09 AM
Not sure how you have been counting Jon, but I bought 2 entry fees too - not sure I will use them both, but its a good cause.

Oh, and I tip my hat to those of you who have stumped up prizes - nice one gents.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on May 30, 2013, 08:20:47 AM
Just paid for my entry.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 30, 2013, 08:37:25 AM
Not sure how you have been counting Jon, but I bought 2 entry fees too - not sure I will use them both, but its a good cause.

Oh, and I tip my hat to those of you who have stumped up prizes - nice one gents.

Aron just gave me the total number of entries, so if you bought two early on, so I believe we're at 11 now. That's good this early on, I'm hoping this'll be a very well-populated contest by the end, even though that might make it harder to judge the final entries. :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on May 30, 2013, 08:44:38 AM
any XXXL t-shirts this year?...for us larger lads ;D..
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on May 30, 2013, 09:21:01 AM
any XXXL t-shirts this year?...for us larger lads ;D..

You've got 3 months - perhaps you should be aiming for XXL by the end of August.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on May 30, 2013, 09:32:31 AM
^ i'll give it a go... :)..ive lost 5 pounds already.. :D

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on May 30, 2013, 09:40:22 AM
^ i'll give it a go... :)..ive lost 5 pounds already.. :D



In under two hours, I'm impressed. You should write a book  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on May 30, 2013, 09:41:08 AM
Rob - nice one.

In that spirit - I am equally engrossed and revolted by the sasuage turtles that Vallhagen posted. Perhaps as an alternative I can suggest a Linda McCartney sausage on a fork?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 30, 2013, 09:43:19 AM
^ i'll give it a go... :)..ive lost 5 pounds already.. :D



Clearly cutting down on bacon turtles.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on May 30, 2013, 10:29:43 AM
^ i'll give it a go... :)..ive lost 5 pounds already.. :D



Clearly cutting down on bacon turtles.

ahh now i know what they are...i did wonder.....mad. are they just a swedish thing then?

@perrow,  i have, though its more of a pamphlet really..( how to lose £5.00 on a competition, but is well worth it) available at all good butchers. :)

@sam: that won't happen..i'm purely a carnivore  (plus ive never liked the beatles...i know...i know....that's illegal isn't it..) :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on May 30, 2013, 11:58:17 AM
ahh now i know what they are...i did wonder.....mad. are they just a swedish thing then?

Not that I'm aware of - the Swedes tend to lean more toward fermented and/or rotten fish and lingonberries.

If you fancy putting that 5 pounds back on, then this aught to do it: http://bacontoday.com/bacon-turtle-burgers/ (http://bacontoday.com/bacon-turtle-burgers/)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on May 30, 2013, 12:17:38 PM
mmmmmmmmm....turtle burgers.... :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on May 31, 2013, 03:35:45 PM
so long as they are teenage, mutant and ninja.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 31, 2013, 04:06:30 PM
so long as they are teenage, mutant and ninja.

If you eat enough of them, at least one of these is possible.

Not saying which.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on May 31, 2013, 04:21:13 PM
i'm sure i ordered pizza...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on May 31, 2013, 06:00:55 PM
Is it too late for me to sign up?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on May 31, 2013, 06:03:19 PM
Is it too late for me to sign up?

See Rule 2. (Short answer: there is no deadline to sign up, only for posting the build.)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on May 31, 2013, 06:05:35 PM
Doh! I wrote first, read second.  :icon_redface:

Just paid. Looking forward to seeing a new batch of inspiring builds!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on June 01, 2013, 01:24:22 AM
Thanks Gary and everyone else who has registered!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on June 02, 2013, 11:50:10 AM
- the Swedes tend to lean more toward fermented and/or rotten fish and lingonberries.

Perfectly true! We eat our kids too. Often! Always! To make the swedish version of that turtle burger, just replace the meatball layer between the sausage n bacon with some of that fish. And onion!

***

But frankly speaking - needless to say -  you are correct. There IS a bizarr swedish tradition, especially up in the northern part of the country, who eats fermented herring as a delicacy. Its fun, that this rotten fish tradition survived the years, but the tradition to drink the decoction of the berserk (the foot of the deadly amanita) died out...


Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on June 02, 2013, 04:18:43 PM
- the Swedes tend to lean more toward fermented and/or rotten fish and lingonberries.

Perfectly true! We eat our kids too. Often! Always! To make the swedish version of that turtle burger, just replace the meatball layer between the sausage n bacon with some of that fish. And onion!

***

But frankly speaking - needless to say -  you are correct. There IS a bizarr swedish tradition, especially up in the northern part of the country, who eats fermented herring as a delicacy. Its fun, that this rotten fish tradition survived the years, but the tradition to drink the decoction of the berserk (the foot of the deadly amanita) died out...


I guess a tradition that involves the ingestion of strong poisons is probably not going to last forever. I lived in Stockholm for a while and grew quite fond of some of the food. Never developed a taste for surströmming or children, but that might have taken a little longer.
Title: Re: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: slacker on June 02, 2013, 04:27:28 PM
If you've ever over indulged on Swedish Schnapps you'll know the tradition of drinking strong poisons is alive and well.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on June 02, 2013, 08:57:09 PM
They still make 'lutfisk', or 'lutefisk', as the old Norwegians called it, in Minnesota. Tasted it once as a child. It lives up to its reputation.

Two of my favorite rock bands are from Sweden:

Goat (http://youtu.be/2SyPyBHJmiI)
Dungen (http://youtu.be/AtIYhSmxyqk)


Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: armdnrdy on June 02, 2013, 09:34:45 PM
That song by Goat sounds like a cross between Black Sabbath, Adam and the Ants, Nivana, and the B-52's.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 06, 2013, 10:00:24 AM
Parts!

PCBs:

Completed effects and enclosures:

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This is a LOT of prizes so far. I'd like to see more folks from the forum enter to make sure they all find a good home! There have been other prize offers made that are waiting in the wings if we need them, including more PCB projects.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on June 06, 2013, 11:19:50 PM
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I'd like to see more folks from the forum enter

I'd advertise in the main forum (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=99371.msg871414#msg871414) but that would just piss people off, because they feel threatened by humor.  :'(


 ;D


I looked up 10 year anniversary on a well-known search engine and discovered that in the US a 'traditional' 10 year anniversary gift is aluminum. How appropriate.  :)

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRsGHZOEUl16S89UaRW4mtoVS1c7VKg34rLhFOZQ2s2a7S73rh-)

10 point star. See the Star Trek symbol?  :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Ronan on June 07, 2013, 05:39:38 AM
Oh dear, here we go again!

I love the rules, especially no theme, SMD and digital allowed, basically open slather, allowing commercial builders if they DIY it themsleves, I think that's more than fair and adds to the spirit of the comp.

It is not clear if one can design a pcb and have it manufactured for this contest, can that be answered before someone else asks the question? :)

I have only one disagreement with the rules, that is, points for "mojo". Rare parts or not, mojo is a bone for me. I think its time to bury the mojo crap, a well-designed circuit will sound good without requiring special parts. If a particular circuit will only sound good (for example) with a rare Ge tranny that costs $25 then I think points should be deducted not added. In fact any pedal that uses hard to obtain parts should have some minor points deducted IMO.

OK rant over, if I only have one bone to pick, that's pretty good!!! I will submit an entry but have no idea what it will be, something very simple I hope.

As I said, I love the rules, very good, very fair, well done!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 07, 2013, 08:36:38 AM
It is not clear if one can design a pcb and have it manufactured for this contest, can that be answered before someone else asks the question? :)

See rule 8. It's more than okay to use a PCB you designed for the contest -- you get bonus points for doing so.

I have only one disagreement with the rules, that is, points for "mojo". Rare parts or not, mojo is a bone for me. I think its time to bury the mojo crap, a well-designed circuit will sound good without requiring special parts. If a particular circuit will only sound good (for example) with a rare Ge tranny that costs $25 then I think points should be deducted not added. In fact any pedal that uses hard to obtain parts should have some minor points deducted IMO.

"Mojo" scoring has nothing to do with the sound, which is scored separately. Some people build circuits like pieces of art, and there have been contest entries that went through an extraordinary amount of work to obtain the parts necessary to make a build one-of-a-kind, sometimes even designing the effect inside around old parts not commonly used in anything. That sort of commitment should be rewarded somehow, so we made it clear in the rules that we wouldn't just ignore the work involved if someone wanted to focus their energy in that direction. The rules and scoring were designed to be egalitarian.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on June 07, 2013, 09:09:18 AM
The rules and scoring were designed to be egalitarian.

If there was scoring for superior vocabulary... WINNER!  :icon_eek:

BTW.. Ill save time.

Egalitarian: Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on June 07, 2013, 09:58:45 AM
Wait, it's not egotarian?! ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on June 07, 2013, 10:33:42 AM
"Mojo" scoring has nothing to do with the sound, which is scored separately. Some people build circuits like pieces of art, and there have been contest entries that went through an extraordinary amount of work to obtain the parts necessary to make a build one-of-a-kind, sometimes even designing the effect inside around old parts not commonly used in anything. That sort of commitment should be rewarded somehow, so we made it clear in the rules that we wouldn't just ignore the work involved if someone wanted to focus their energy in that direction. The rules and scoring were designed to be egalitarian.

I completely appreciate that a serious amount of effort deserves recognition, but I do agree that "Mojo" feels a bit like the equivalent of the quiz round on 1930s politics - someone might have a beautifully designed digital circuit where mojo/old/hard to find parts are really unnecessary and a bit gimmicky to put in. It would be a shame for that person to lose out on the opportunity for bonus points because of it.

Based on how fair all the rules are, I'm sure that "mojo" will be interpreted fairly across all fields. Perhaps a digital section with particular "flair" of design can get similar bonus points
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on June 07, 2013, 11:54:23 AM
Yeah, I really wouldn't worry about these judges, they know just how difficult it is to click 'buy' and receive an expensive transistor in the mail. I think if they award mojo points it will be well deserved.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on June 07, 2013, 12:04:52 PM
Cool, I better get to work making my discrete CA3094s then ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on June 07, 2013, 12:08:06 PM
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discrete CA3094

Punch card and valve op amp TS in my corner. Or, perhaps, that LPB-1 with the Moog 36 pole LP filter...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 07, 2013, 12:23:48 PM
Guys, I'm no longer entirely certain what this line of discussion is about.

We included a category, je ne sais quoi, with a MAXIMUM of ten points, for things that make you say "wow that's cool," and mojo is just ONE way for someone to earn points in that category*, because sometimes it's cool. No one's talking about getting an automatic 10 points just for sticking a 6000V poly cap from the 60s in a fuzz face!

*And yes, a tube screamer built with a discrete tube-based op amp probably WOULD earn some mojo points.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on June 07, 2013, 01:22:36 PM
Guys, I'm no longer entirely certain what this line of discussion is about.

We included a category, je ne sais quoi, with a MAXIMUM of ten points, for things that make you say "wow that's cool," and mojo is just ONE way for someone to earn points in that category*, because sometimes it's cool. No one's talking about getting an automatic 10 points just for sticking a 6000V poly cap from the 60s in a fuzz face!

*And yes, a tube screamer built with a discrete tube-based op amp probably WOULD earn some mojo points.

Thanks Jon, that's exactly the answer I was hoping for. I guess now I read it back, that was quite clear!

Time for my Bluetooth wirelessly controlled polyphonic Pog 2 clone with only OC44 transistors (for that extra treble kick) and these caps: http://studiozey.com/woodencapacitor/index.html
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 07, 2013, 01:53:39 PM
http://studiozey.com/woodencapacitor/index.html

hehe.
I want one.

Edit: Waitaminit, that guy's serious? Can't tell if serious.

Edit edit: I'm going to have to assume he's being silly. It's the only way my brain will continue to function.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on June 07, 2013, 08:30:49 PM
Aren't those the type of capacitors that the Professor used to build the radio on Gilligan's Island?   ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Ronan on June 07, 2013, 08:33:54 PM
Jon, I think he is being serious...

Thanks for the answers to my questions, all good.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: earthtonesaudio on June 07, 2013, 08:56:56 PM
Ok I read the wood capacitor,mod page, now I have this insane urge to try and one-up it.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 07, 2013, 09:08:03 PM
Ok I read the wood capacitor,mod page, now I have this insane urge to try and one-up it.

One of my friends wants to troll TGP by saying that he replaced all the caps in his amp with these and started a fire. But it sounded great while it was melting.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: posmaster on June 07, 2013, 10:19:20 PM
Ok I read the wood capacitor,mod page, now I have this insane urge to try and one-up it.

How about a mineral oil submerged pedal - like they did with this computer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sP45uBj4-k
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on June 07, 2013, 11:53:54 PM
Those wooden caps are great until a woodpecker attacks your amp!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on June 08, 2013, 10:16:03 AM
Question:

Are the entries for the contest restricted to stompboxes, I mean literal a box that you step on it? Can a preamp or an amplifier be submitted to the contest?

Thanks.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on June 08, 2013, 10:34:46 PM
Question:

Are the entries for the contest restricted to stompboxes, I mean literal a box that you step on it? Can a preamp or an amplifier be submitted to the contest?

Thanks.

We're working on the answer. :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Ronan on June 09, 2013, 02:49:35 AM
Question:

Are the entries for the contest restricted to stompboxes, I mean literal a box that you step on it? Can a preamp or an amplifier be submitted to the contest?

Thanks.

We're working on the answer. :)

The question has to be asked, why would one want to enter a preamp or an amplifier in a stompbox effect pedal contest?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on June 09, 2013, 05:43:04 AM

The question has to be asked, why would one want to enter a preamp or an amplifier in a stompbox effect pedal contest?

I can kindof understand the thinking - I'm desperate to build a drum machine plan that I've spent ages working out. I think it'll be a very big achievement for myself and I have had the thought of trying to add a guitar signal and stomp button to enter it into the competition somehow!   :icon_lol:

Obviously my example is quite a way out of the "appropriate" bracket, but if someone has big ideas for a cool project that's directly in the signal path and modifies the signal I would have thought it would be acceptable. Perhaps the condition would be along the lines of "if I could theoretically have it in a (perhaps large) pedal inclosure, turn it on and off with a footswitch, and it's directly affecting my guitar signal then it's valid".

Just a thought, as it seems nice to have the competition represent every aspect of the forum and there are definitely plenty of amps and preamps kicking around! (drum machines less so...)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Ronan on June 09, 2013, 07:44:13 AM
Yes, well I suppose if you can plug the box in-between a guitar and a guitar amp, and it alters the sound when stomped on, then it should be good to go :) I did build a siren effect once but it never got put into a pedal unfortunately. The ROG Tonemender is an example of a stompbox/preamp, mostly used for bass/mid/treb control, but can also drive a power amp - dual purpose.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 09, 2013, 08:28:51 AM
We're going to go with "not meant to be the final sound reproduction device" for whether or not something's a stompbox. So no, amps aren't a stompbox. Also I think most rack gear is outside this definition unless it's got remote switching.

A contestant wouldn't be penalized for having a preamp or amp component as part of a stompbox effect. 

For example, if someone entered a tubescreamer/noisy cricket combo in one box, we wouldn't add or subtract points for the noisy cricket. If they entered a noisy cricket in an enclosure without any effects, we would have to disqualify it.

I think everyone here knows what a 'stompbox' looks like, and if you think what you're making might require judge approval, you can ask in private.

Besides, if you make an amp as your entry, how the heck would you give an example of the uneffected setting through the device? Plug your guitar right into the speaker? :p
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on June 09, 2013, 09:30:27 AM
We're going to go with "not meant to be the final sound reproduction device" for whether or not something's a stompbox. So no, amps aren't a stompbox. Also I think most rack gear is outside this definition unless it's got remote switching.

A contestant wouldn't be penalized for having a preamp or amp component as part of a stompbox effect. 

For example, if someone entered a tubescreamer/noisy cricket combo in one box, we wouldn't add or subtract points for the noisy cricket. If they entered a noisy cricket in an enclosure without any effects, we would have to disqualify it.

I think everyone here knows what a 'stompbox' looks like, and if you think what you're making might require judge approval, you can ask in private.

Besides, if you make an amp as your entry, how the heck would you give an example of the uneffected setting through the device? Plug your guitar right into the speaker? :p
Fair enough. Thanks for the reply.

Cheers.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on June 12, 2013, 05:31:38 PM
I'm in!  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on June 12, 2013, 05:34:46 PM
I'm in!  ;D

*throws in towel and seeks refund*


 :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on June 12, 2013, 05:56:45 PM
I'm in!  ;D

*throws in towel and seeks refund*


 :P

I didn't win the last one, so...  ;) stick around!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on June 12, 2013, 06:02:40 PM
that almost sounds like more of a threat than an invitation...  :-\

 :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on June 12, 2013, 07:25:02 PM
Glad you're on board, Etienne!  :)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on June 12, 2013, 11:05:15 PM
I bought a ton of towels at the dollar store, I'm ready for anything!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on June 13, 2013, 12:07:56 AM
I bought a ton of towels at the dollar store, I'm ready for anything!
:icon_lol:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on June 14, 2013, 10:53:06 AM
There's always the possibility that there'll be more prizes than entries  ::)

At least we can hope.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on June 14, 2013, 11:27:15 AM
Still Teary from the last one :D
(http://foodies.blogs.starnewsonline.com/files/2009/11/1105capicola1ps-600x447.jpg)

Can't wait to see everyone's pedals in the contest! Exciting! This is a really great community.

Been working on another prize to offer in the contest (a mutron micro V custom made for this contest) If I can get it finished soon ill offer it up! :D

Hopefully a lot more people join up in the contest.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on June 15, 2013, 05:58:17 PM
^Looks great!  We don't get prosciutto much down here in the Houston area, but I'll have to have some next time I go to Carrabba's Restaurant!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on June 15, 2013, 08:03:23 PM
Is that homemade capicollo?!?!

Quote
(http://foodies.blogs.starnewsonline.com/files/2009/11/1105capicola1ps-600x447.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 15, 2013, 08:04:36 PM
Is that homemade capicollo?!?!

If it is, Jim, I'm coming to your house for dinner ...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on June 16, 2013, 06:19:05 AM
Still Teary from the last one :D



lol..understandable though.. ;D

cool prize man...nice one..



Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on June 16, 2013, 07:50:50 AM
I've just started my vacation, so I'm able to spend more time on this than I normally can. :) Also, the weather is a bit crap, so there's a good excuse.

Wondering if we "lose" points if we get a PCB fabbed rather than making it ourselves., that that itm atters too much. I'm using 0.5mm pitch SMD stuff though, which is absolutely impossible to home etch, in my experience. The couple times I tried, bodge wires everywhere to make up for the traces and pads the acid ate through because the toner wasn't thick enough.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 16, 2013, 08:17:36 AM
Fabbed PCBs are fine. -- It was actually one of the first things I insisted on. And the bonus points would be for designing the layout, not for e.g. etching your own.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on June 16, 2013, 02:33:31 PM
cool beans  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on June 16, 2013, 11:11:05 PM
I think I'll make this effect my first foray into latching bypass relays instead of 3PDTs.

my music is often very ambient, and so is the nature of my effects , usually. loud CLACK of a 3PDT can sometimes break the mood in very small venues during a minimalist part.

it'll also make for less wiring!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on June 26, 2013, 12:47:09 PM
 ???
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on June 26, 2013, 01:05:11 PM
???

We lost a week's worth of posts when the forum crashed. :(

Fortunately the lunch meat survived.

Has anyone else read Pynchon's Mason and Dixon? We've all lived a week that never existed.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on June 27, 2013, 04:47:30 AM
???



Fortunately the lunch meat survived.



cool, that's the main thing.. 8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on June 27, 2013, 08:51:42 AM
We lost a week's worth of posts when the forum crashed. :(

great, that surrounds my entry with even more mystery.

Quote
Has anyone else read Pynchon's Mason and Dixon? We've all lived a week that never existed.

No, but I know a good song about it featuring a certain mr. Taylor.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Dave W on June 28, 2013, 09:26:39 AM
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on June 28, 2013, 10:55:16 AM
This:

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 02, 2013, 03:12:11 PM
Hey, folks, this is the "30 days until the contest starts" bump. I hope everyone's already dreaming up their entries (I've heard rumbles of some amazing things from some participants!), and maybe a few more people will throw down a gauntlet ... ? I think this is going to be an excellent contest, and I for one would be super excited about the pool of prizes. Here's the most recent prize pool (this includes Jdansti's prize, which he posted about in the week of lost prizes).

Parts!

PCBs:
Completed effects and enclosures:

[Thanks as always to the generous support of the community and retailers for providing prizes.]

A post with the rules and any clarifications will be posted at the end of the month to make sure everyone has the most up-to-date information before the contest officially starts. There have been no changes so far, just a few clarifications.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 02, 2013, 04:03:55 PM
I'm waiting for the basic audio pedal prize..  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 02, 2013, 04:10:32 PM
I'm waiting for the basic audio pedal prize..  ;D

I love John's work, and that would be a fabulous price, but I feel like it would be a pretty big ask, and the prize pool is absolutely stuffed for the number of contestants.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on July 02, 2013, 09:13:31 PM
Tentatively throwing in my towel.

I know there are two months left, but it takes one month to order and receive a PCB, which means I have to start designing it in just a couple weeks, and I'm nowhere even close to having all the features ready.  :icon_cry:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 02, 2013, 09:58:23 PM
Tentatively throwing in my towel.

I know there are two months left, but it takes one month to order and receive a PCB, which means I have to start designing it in just a couple weeks, and I'm nowhere even close to having all the features ready.  :icon_cry:

:(

If it helps, I got my last Osh Park order in about a week and a half.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on July 02, 2013, 10:26:14 PM
Tentatively throwing in my towel.

I know there are two months left, but it takes one month to order and receive a PCB, which means I have to start designing it in just a couple weeks, and I'm nowhere even close to having all the features ready.  :icon_cry:

:(

If it helps, I got my last Osh Park order in about a week and a half.

Yeah, OSH park might be my only resort. I'm still gonna try, which is why I used "tentatively", but it also looks like I'm gonna be busy for a few weeks. we'll see!

I could *theoretically* try and finish the hardware right away, and then do most of the firmware while I wait for PCBs, but that's always risky. uugghh
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on July 03, 2013, 06:22:50 AM
Tentatively throwing in my towel.

I know there are two months left, but it takes one month to order and receive a PCB, which means I have to start designing it in just a couple weeks, and I'm nowhere even close to having all the features ready.  :icon_cry:

Seeing as Jon is running the comp, why not follow his lead and build on perf!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Ronan on July 03, 2013, 07:34:46 AM
I need another 10% effort here on the pcb, and a box big enough to put it in. 50/50 chance it'll make the starting line, but I did want to build one of these for a long time.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61170900/ffb1.GIF)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on July 03, 2013, 07:44:36 AM
Seeing as Jon is running the comp, why not follow his lead and build on perf!

0.4mm SMD pitch on perf?  :P I'm not that insane, unfortunately.

and before you mention it, I'm not using fine pitch smd because I want to, but because the parts I need are only available like that.  ;)

it's fine. I'd rather build the effect I want as closely as I can and miss a contest, rather than compromise the effect or choose a simpler one.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on July 03, 2013, 10:51:54 AM
Fair enough - I take it that Walt's hanging bug style of SMD is an option?. http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=103314.0

There are a few PICs I am dying to play with that will eventually force me down the SMD/blindness route. Care to share what you intend(ed) to use?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on July 03, 2013, 06:37:57 PM
Fair enough - I take it that Walt's hanging bug style of SMD is an option?. http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=103314.0

There are a few PICs I am dying to play with that will eventually force me down the SMD/blindness route. Care to share what you intend(ed) to use?


PIC32, the P32MX575F256H specifically. The effect is mostly DSP so something beefier than an 8bit PIC or AVR was needed, and that kind of horsepower doesn't really come in DIP. They do make PIC32 in DIPs but with about half the power. I need all of it.

(http://ie.farnell.com/productimages/farnell/standard/42334693.jpg)

I don't feel like dead-bugging more than half the pins on this.  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on July 04, 2013, 09:22:05 AM
yeah, those chips have definitely piqued my interest too - the ability to do on-the-fly FFT/IFFTs pretty much means that the sky is the limit. Well, the sky and ones ability to work with 0.4 mm pitches.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: cloudscapes on July 04, 2013, 07:48:19 PM
yeah, those chips have definitely piqued my interest too - the ability to do on-the-fly FFT/IFFTs pretty much means that the sky is the limit. Well, the sky and ones ability to work with 0.4 mm pitches.

Fine pitch is pretty easy once you use solder masks. apply flux. melt an entire row of fine solder with one swipe. suck up the excess with wick. inspect with $10 eye magnifier thing.

Harder is designing the PCB layout. old rules don't apply as much, and there are new rules when you deal with high speed micros. double sided board is absolutelly necissary since you need a ground plane, and you need to keep under the chip as free from traces as you can to allow inductance wizardry to happen, or something. also, lots and lots of vias and decoupling caps.

There exist PIC32's in DIP which operate at half frequency, mightr be an option if you want to skip the layout trickiness.

http://nearworlds.org/stuff/pic32_caps_v3.jpg
like here's a layout I had done (the PIC32 is on the other side of roughly the center) which didn't work well. the pic was unstable and glitchy because I later learned that the ground plane was all cut up and cluttered right under the chip. so I moved stuff away from the chip to give it breathing room, and used a lot of vias to keep traces under it to a minimum, and to make the ground plane "one piece".
http://nearworlds.org/stuff/pic32_caps_v4.jpg

Otherwise yeah, they're pretty cool. It's not a dedicated DSP though, so even a "slower" real DSP like the FV-1 might perform better for some things. but the pic hdoes have DSP features and does them alright. and for raw general horsepower they're pretty nice too! I'm sampling audio at 96khz and performing a whole bunch of multiplication and division on 32bit integers per-sample and it isn't even breaking a sweat. most of the sample time I'm wasting is the slow clock of the external ADC I'm using, but that's hardly the micro's fault.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on July 07, 2013, 09:09:47 AM
Thanks - food for thought, and it's cool to see other people around here playing with these things.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Striker Amplification on July 07, 2013, 09:45:06 AM
you guys ever use 12au6 sub mini pentode valves as preamps, its certainly different
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: psychedelicfish on July 07, 2013, 05:06:43 PM
Firstly:
How will the prizes be awarded? Entrant with the most points gets first pick, next highest second pick etc? Randomly? Based on monetary value?
Secondly:
Can I donate my entry as a prize? I can promise that it will be very cool and certainly desirable for many, but my playing style doesn't suit the pedal. I don't want to tell you, because it would ruin the surprise... ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 07, 2013, 05:11:52 PM
Firstly:
How will the prizes be awarded? Entrant with the most points gets first pick, next highest second pick etc?

That's it.

We're pretty set on prizes at the moment  -- in fact, we have a couple in reserve. However, you may wish to donate it to a future contest. It's very generous of you to offer, however.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: psychedelicfish on July 07, 2013, 05:20:10 PM
OK, would anyone be offended if I were to sell my entry after the contest? I would offer it reasonably cheap on the forum first, of course...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 07, 2013, 05:25:44 PM
OK, would anyone be offended if I were to sell my entry after the contest? I would offer it reasonably cheap on the forum first, of course...

Go for it, it's yours to do as you please!  Heck, if you want to detonate it, I think there are some folks on the forum who could help you with that.   ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: psychedelicfish on July 07, 2013, 05:30:00 PM
Heck, if you want to detonate it, I think there are some folks on the forum who could help you with that.   ;D
Tempting, but I haven't been working on it long enough for me to do that... yet
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 07, 2013, 05:31:00 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 07, 2013, 07:17:05 PM
Any news on the official enters count?

Is it a contest yet?  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 07, 2013, 08:50:25 PM
Any news on the official enters count?

Is it a contest yet?  ;D

Oh yes, it's a contest. :)

I think we're up to 15 entries, at least going by the people posting on this thread, and either 13 or 14 actual entrants (because a couple people bought more than one entry).
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 07, 2013, 10:38:28 PM
So that means you should have about 25 or so by the contest deadline. There is always a rush of people at the last minute.
Title: Re: Sv: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 08, 2013, 01:30:30 PM
I've payed for two entries, I'll be quite pleased if I manage to get one ready by the deadline.
Title: Re: Sv: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on July 08, 2013, 04:34:21 PM
I've payed for two entries, I'll be quite pleased if I manage to get one ready by the deadline.

I see I'm in good company then.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on July 09, 2013, 06:57:45 PM
too early for a teaser?

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/teasers/IMG_0540.JPG)


Cheeeerio
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 09, 2013, 07:01:27 PM
too early for a teaser?

That's a lot of quad op amps again!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on July 09, 2013, 07:20:20 PM
too early for a teaser?

That's a lot of quad op amps again!

Argh yea. this one is almost killing me, a bit ambitious. I actually hit the max size for EAGLE free's pcb limit; it is 10*8cm^2. But hopefully it's ready for the unböxed test tomorrow.

:)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 09, 2013, 07:26:39 PM
One of your resistors is backwards...  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on July 09, 2013, 07:47:47 PM
One of your resistors is backwards...  ;D

Yep. Thats the rebel guy. Hes also upside down!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 10, 2013, 07:58:11 AM
@Bengt

I hope you are not planning to win with that Simple Boost circuit!!!!

 :o  :icon_lol:  :icon_lol:  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on July 10, 2013, 08:23:44 AM
i hope he is
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on July 10, 2013, 12:02:08 PM
@Bengt

I hope you are not planning to win with that Simple Boost circuit!!!!

 :o  :icon_lol:  :icon_lol:  :icon_rolleyes:

Me? oh man oh no! If it'd been an egg böiling Contest i would surely fight for a Place on the podium, but here... nah... i keep counting my zeros! 
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on July 10, 2013, 12:07:54 PM
that's me out then

*throws in towel*

 :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 10, 2013, 04:16:34 PM
that's me out then

*throws in towel*

 :P

Good.. I'll take him on... Come on.. Plain PCB material?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: mth5044 on July 10, 2013, 04:46:41 PM
I've got.. *counts on fingers* 10 purple PCB's in mine  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 10, 2013, 04:57:21 PM
Sorry-I think that somewhere in the rules it says no more than 9 purple PCBs. ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 11, 2013, 02:04:23 AM
 8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on July 11, 2013, 07:22:51 AM
I didn't realise I needed a PCB - I thought  dead dug-style SMD was going to be in fashion this comp.

I made some progress this week:

Code: [Select]
// DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest entry

#include "p24FJ64GA002.h"


Now that I have decided what I am going to use, I just have to decide how I am going to use it...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 11, 2013, 07:38:14 AM
Ah memories..
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on July 13, 2013, 05:14:21 PM
Well, I won't be entering this year, but I will be contributing an etched enclosure which will be built into a pedal by Midwayfair.  I hope that a lot of people enter.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tuckster on July 15, 2013, 08:48:37 AM
Damn how did I miss this announcement?
I didn't built a pedal since the well known 1000 competition.
Maybe I should try to win this time :icon_lol:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 15, 2013, 12:19:01 PM
Thanks, pickdropper!!!! 

@tuckster-Go for it!!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on July 16, 2013, 01:03:35 PM
Well, I won't be entering this year, but I will be contributing an etched enclosure which will be built into a pedal by Midwayfair.  I hope that a lot of people enter.

Oh - that is lovely!  Now I really wish I actually had a chance at winning something.  :icon_sad:  Thanks guys - I love the generous spirit around here.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on July 16, 2013, 08:28:13 PM
Well, I won't be entering this year, but I will be contributing an etched enclosure which will be built into a pedal by Midwayfair.  I hope that a lot of people enter.

Oh - that is lovely!  Now I really wish I actually had a chance at winning something.  :icon_sad:  Thanks guys - I love the generous spirit around here.

From what I understand, there aren't all that many entries so far.  Right now, I'd say your odds of winning are quite reasonable.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Dave W on July 16, 2013, 11:35:39 PM
Any news on the official enters count?
Is it a contest yet?  ;D
Oh yes, it's a contest. :)
I think we're up to 15 entries, at least going by the people posting on this thread, and either 13 or 14 actual entrants (because a couple people bought more than one entry).
This should a be verrrrrrry interesting contest. Talented builders and nice prizes. I can't wait to see the entries...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 17, 2013, 05:50:11 AM
Sneak preview:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/contest-preview.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on July 17, 2013, 06:07:53 AM
Medusa fuzz?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on July 17, 2013, 07:51:09 AM
Sneak preview:

(http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/Themes/diytheme/images/bbc/img.gif)

Can we do that...  I mean, to tease fellow forumites, i.e., to steam curiosity in without affording satisfaction? :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 17, 2013, 07:58:44 AM
Good question.. I will refrain from posting teasers (By the rules the build can not be posted before the deadline, but at what stage does it qualify as a build?)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 17, 2013, 08:37:01 AM
What? Of course everyone can post teasers.

I mean, I did in the last contest. It would be hypocritical of me to tell people not to.

Just don't post something that reveals what the design or finished product looks like. Cropping is your friend. In ~arph's case, he posted some sort of tree sculpture, not a pedal. From what I can see, I mean. :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 17, 2013, 08:43:02 AM
Cool,

I have a great side shot too, but that shows COMPONENTS  ;D

My circuit is done, and up and running. Now I have over a month to finish the box. I hope I make it. (not to mention all the schematics, layouts and audio video demo's  :o)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on July 17, 2013, 02:39:26 PM
In ~arph's case, he posted some sort of tree sculpture, not a pedal.

Just what I thought.  Perhaps the teaser indicates ~arph is doing a whole forest?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 17, 2013, 03:32:42 PM
Well, wood might be used
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on July 17, 2013, 04:11:48 PM
In ~arph's case, he posted some sort of tree sculpture, not a pedal.

Just what I thought.  Perhaps the teaser indicates ~arph is doing a whole forest?

Worst/Laziest Photoshop ever.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/pickdropper/Silly/WorstPhotoshopEver_zps3e0b5d36.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/pickdropper/media/Silly/WorstPhotoshopEver_zps3e0b5d36.jpg.html)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on July 17, 2013, 04:27:37 PM
ha! i used to love those pathetic 'indoor fireworks' when i was a kid.

(http://www2.b3ta.com/host/creative/55872/1204808591/snoopytakesatrip2.gif)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 17, 2013, 05:38:47 PM
Worst/Laziest Photoshop ever.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/pickdropper/Silly/WorstPhotoshopEver_zps3e0b5d36.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/pickdropper/media/Silly/WorstPhotoshopEver_zps3e0b5d36.jpg.html)

lol, that gave me a good laugh!

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 18, 2013, 01:15:33 AM
+1 :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on July 18, 2013, 07:23:05 AM
Audio teasers? That will reveal the type of the circuit... or maybe not?!?

Cheers.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 18, 2013, 08:07:08 AM
Well I did state before the crash that some people here have already heard the circuit my entry is based upon  ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 18, 2013, 08:42:43 AM
Audio teasers? That will reveal the type of the circuit... or maybe not?!?

Personally I think they'd be too much of a spoiler. :)

However, if John or Jim have an opinion to the contrary, I have no strong feelings about this.

It does seem like it might be a lot more trouble than snapping a picture of a few traces ... ?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on July 18, 2013, 01:19:30 PM

Worst/Laziest Photoshop ever.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/pickdropper/Silly/WorstPhotoshopEver_zps3e0b5d36.jpg)

That's my Christmas cards sorted for this year!   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on July 21, 2013, 06:25:05 AM
Haha love the tree! and I love spoilers so its up to you guys.  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 21, 2013, 10:52:38 PM
(http://www.justdezineit.com/images/eswisscheesewedge.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 21, 2013, 10:53:21 PM
(http://www.justdezineit.com/images/eswisscheesewedge.jpg)

Sqeeeee.
Title: Re: Sv: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 22, 2013, 01:45:32 AM
(http://www.justdezineit.com/images/eswisscheesewedge.jpg)

Grate!

Gouda of you to share!

I Swiss to know more!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 22, 2013, 02:16:40 AM
Those are some cheesy jokes  :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on July 22, 2013, 03:04:05 AM
cab for pelle?...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 22, 2013, 03:24:06 AM
(http://www.justdezineit.com/images/eswisscheesewedge.jpg)

That's nacho cheese!!! (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/smilielol.gif)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on July 22, 2013, 10:33:58 AM
i'm in. dunno what the hell i'm gonna build, but i'm in just to say i did i say i did... :icon_mrgreen:

oh... I KNOW what i'm gonna enter... nevermind!! ;)
Title: Re: Sv: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 22, 2013, 10:54:37 AM
cab for pelle?...

It does remind me of how my 1590A Superfly looked like after I drilled it, just put a few more holes in that cheese and it'll be perfect ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 22, 2013, 11:59:23 AM
i'm in. dunno what the hell i'm gonna build, but i'm in just to say i did i say i did... :icon_mrgreen:

oh... I KNOW what i'm gonna enter... nevermind!! ;)

Cool!  Glad you're in!!!  :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on July 22, 2013, 01:27:34 PM
do you have enough entrants? too lazy to read the whole thread at the moment!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 22, 2013, 01:34:03 PM
do you have enough entrants? too lazy to read the whole thread at the moment!!

We have enough to hold the contest. You wouldn't have to read the whole thread, just a couple pages of it starting anywhere since we've answered several times!  :icon_lol:

However, the more the merrier. We have a surplus of prizes right now, and some backup prizes if we get a few more people in.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on July 22, 2013, 06:25:07 PM
kewl!! ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: mth5044 on July 22, 2013, 10:29:10 PM
I will unfortunately not be able to participate  :( I had high hopes, but on the bright side, I just got a job offer! So I'll need to relocate, start a new job, buy a car, all within the next two weeks! Here is the framework of what was going to haunt all of your dreams. (http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg114/mth5044/PCBS_zps8e00c4f0.jpg)

I wish you all good luck and I can't wait to see what you'll come up with.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on July 22, 2013, 10:36:20 PM
I will unfortunately not be able to participate  :( I had high hopes, but on the bright side, I just got a job offer! So I'll need to relocate, start a new job, buy a car, all within the next two weeks! Here is the framework of what was going to haunt all of your dreams. (http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg114/mth5044/PCBS_zps8e00c4f0.jpg)

I wish you all good luck and I can't wait to see what you'll come up with.

Wow, that would've been the best modified Tube Screamer ever!   :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: mistahead on July 22, 2013, 10:37:24 PM
Do I hear echoes that will never be?

 :icon_wink:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: mth5044 on July 22, 2013, 11:18:11 PM
Wow, that would've been the best modified Tube Screamer ever!   :icon_mrgreen:

With forty two clipping diodes to select from!

Do I hear echoes that will never be?

 :icon_wink:

One day, my son, one day we will regenerate into infinity.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 23, 2013, 02:13:39 AM
Aw I was really looking forward to your entry  :-\
Title: Re: Sv: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 23, 2013, 07:15:44 AM
I will unfortunately not be able to participate  :( I had high hopes, but on the bright side, I just got a job offer! So I'll need to relocate, start a new job, buy a car, all within the next two weeks! Here is the framework of what was going to haunt all of your dreams. (http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg114/mth5044/PCBS_zps8e00c4f0.jpg)

I wish you all good luck and I can't wait to see what you'll come up with.

I don't know about you guys, but all those pcb panels gave me the idea of a stompbox built using six pcb panels. Probably best to use at least double sided boards to facilitate shielding ;D

Trust me everything will be board mounted ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 23, 2013, 08:33:37 AM
I will unfortunately not be able to participate  :( I had high hopes, but on the bright side, I just got a job offer! So I'll need to relocate, start a new job, buy a car, all within the next two weeks! Here is the framework of what was going to haunt all of your dreams.

Aw, man.

But finding gainful employment is a pretty legit excuse. :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on July 23, 2013, 08:44:19 AM
Here is my teaser!  8)

(http://www.diale.org/img/teaser.png)

Cheers.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on July 23, 2013, 09:55:11 AM
heres my teaser too...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/pigdone2.wmv
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 23, 2013, 10:55:52 AM
It's not working for me :icon_frown:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on July 23, 2013, 06:01:35 PM
heres my teaser too...
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/pigdone2.wmv
Pigs in space?

BTW, I guess my teaser did not tease anyone... Those pictures are NOT simulations...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 24, 2013, 02:55:58 AM
Not so much a teaser as a progress report. If all goes well I guess I might just be able to submit my entry  :icon_biggrin:

There's four days worth of progress between these pictures, not a single solder joint though :(

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/progress-10y-comp.jpg) (http://s832.photobucket.com/user/Perrow_MLP/media/Builds/progress-10y-comp.jpg.html)

But truth is I've actually soldered in a bunch of components since, just wires, debug/verification, drilling, painting, decorating and clear coating left to do. Alternatively just wiring, frustration, violence and towel throwing, who knows  ???
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on July 24, 2013, 05:28:14 AM
It's not working for me :icon_frown:

me too, funny it plays on my pc, but not from the dropbox link ???..strange..


: pig with its skin ripped off, and given a french beret to add a bit of worldly culture to him....he's become part of the family now..i'd miss him if he ever left on a mars mission..
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 24, 2013, 05:35:38 AM
It works for me.. but ihaveseenhimbefore  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on July 24, 2013, 05:41:20 AM
Dang Perro! You cleaned up that desk good, wanna give my desk a cleaning too ?


Rob , Mike , the video *DOES* work for me as well. Might be missing codecs on your computer if it doesn't play ? I know its a wmv so a windows computer should play it no problem but the codec may not be configured to work inside a browser. you could try to right click and save as. It's a great flick too mike your really missing out! I laughed I cried I got pretty hungry for a bacon sammich!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 24, 2013, 05:47:26 AM
Those pictures are NOT simulations...

The pig however, is a simulation.

@Mustachio: Yeah, and that wasn't all, there was no floor space and the box, toolbox, steering wheel and other stuff in the foreground were standing on the stool. Would need to spend a couple of hours to get any sort of real order in there, but at least I can sit down and solder now :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 24, 2013, 05:48:19 AM
Dang Perro! You cleaned up that desk good, wanna give my desk a cleaning too ?


Rob , Mike , the video *DOES* work for me as well. Might be missing codecs on your computer if it doesn't play ? I know its a wmv so a windows computer should play it no problem but the codec may not be configured to work inside a browser. you could try to right click and save as. It's a great flick too mike your really missing out! I laughed I cried I got pretty hungry for a bacon sammich!

I have tried several codec packs. One of them even dorked up my computer and I had to do a system restore.   Youtube link maybe?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on July 24, 2013, 06:05:51 AM
It works for me.. but ihaveseenhimbefore  ;D

lol, yeah that was his debut on diysb a while back....  he will be doing a full on 'premiere' soon though... :icon_mrgreen:


@jim: cheers man, i'll try that.. ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on July 24, 2013, 06:10:39 AM
I don't know if rob ever posted that to youtube , I don't remember seeing it on his channel but maybe.

Did ya try right clicking the link and save target as ? then you should be able to play it in windows media player or vlc. And yeah be careful on some of those codec packs start messing with low level video layers and things start going haywire.

VLC is packaged with a bunch of codecs and instead of installing them into the system it just pulls up their resource files when its needed from its own install dir. Thats the safe way :)


Perro I think it may take weeks to clean my work areas haha! Your work area looks great now! I think I spend more time looking for correct components on my desk then I do anything else.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 24, 2013, 07:28:34 AM
I think I spend more time looking for correct components on my desk then I do anything else.

I "saved" my build yesterday, finding a 100pF cap in a "bag" of surplus caps I bought when starting this hobby, took surprisingly little effort. I think I have most components where I can find them, my problem is tools and kipple (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kipple).

That link is so good I have to repost it here.

Quote
From Phil Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

JR - Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers of yesterday's homeopape. When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there's twice as much of it. It always gets more and more.
Pris- I see.
JR - There's the First Law of Kipple, "Kipple drives out nonkipple." Like Gresham's law about bad money. And in these apartments there's been nobody there to fight the kipple.
Pris - So it has taken over completely. Now I understand.
JR - Your place, here, this apartment you've picked - it's too kipple-ized to live in. We can roll the kipple-factor back; we can do like I said, raid the other apartments. But -
Pris - But what?
JR - We can't win.
Pris - Why not?
JR - No one can win against kipple, except temporarily and maybe in one spot, like in my apartment I've sort of created a stasis between the pressure of kipple and nonkipple, for the time being. But eventually I'll die or go away, and then the kipple will again take over. It's a universal principle operating throughout the universe; the entire universe is moving toward a final state of total, absolute kippleization.

If this doesn't sound like your workbench then you're a freak, just so you know.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 24, 2013, 09:30:38 AM
Sounds like my whole house
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on July 24, 2013, 10:24:15 AM
Sounds like my whole house

I think I must live in your house, then!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 24, 2013, 10:24:52 AM
Sounds like my whole house

I think I must live in your house, then!

He's typing from inside the house.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 24, 2013, 10:44:45 AM
Sounds like my whole house

I think I must live in your house, then!

He's typing from inside the house.

No wonder it feels like I know you guys, we live together  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on July 24, 2013, 01:59:45 PM
... and kipple (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kipple).
That's just the 2nd law of thermodynamics :P
Title: Re: Sv: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 24, 2013, 04:46:26 PM
... and kipple (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kipple).
That's just the 2nd law of thermodynamics :P

Can't be, that law is second to none in my home.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 25, 2013, 08:31:53 PM
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 26, 2013, 12:55:23 AM
A real laser printer!  Nice!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on July 26, 2013, 09:10:55 AM
Well, that process looks familiar.  :-)

What brand of engraver is that?  The auto-focus nub hangs in a way I've never seen before.

Btw, I recommend cleaning it post etch with a bit of flux remover.  That works well for me.  Cleans up the residue well.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 26, 2013, 10:25:31 AM
Well, that process looks familiar.  :-)

What brand of engraver is that?  The auto-focus nub hangs in a way I've never seen before.

Btw, I recommend cleaning it post etch with a bit of flux remover.  That works well for me.  Cleans up the residue well.


I can't recall the brand. I'll check next time.

I plan on lasering the enclosure for the SMD Deep Blue Delay that I bought from you. I figured it would be a fitting finish for a board from you ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on July 26, 2013, 10:32:41 AM
Well, that process looks familiar.  :-)

What brand of engraver is that?  The auto-focus nub hangs in a way I've never seen before.

Btw, I recommend cleaning it post etch with a bit of flux remover.  That works well for me.  Cleans up the residue well.


I can't recall the brand. I'll check next time.

I plan on lasering the enclosure for the SMD Deep Blue Delay that I bought from you. I figured it would be a fitting finish for a board from you ;)

I totally agree.  :-)

Can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on July 27, 2013, 06:18:13 AM
That's awesome you got a video of the the process Mike! Really cool stuff ! Now I want a laser engraver at home!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 27, 2013, 06:48:26 AM
That's awesome you got a video of the the process Mike! Really cool stuff !

Thanks it was fun. I was nerding out at all of the machines at this guy's shop.

Now I want a laser engraver at home!

I hope you have deep pockets....The other laser engraver was $20,000. And the guy told me a funny story on how they got it.

A guy would come in once, maybe twice, a year to get some stuff lasered and his wife got mad at him for it. So what does the guy do?    He goes out and buys a $20,000 laser engraver. :icon_eek:

So much money just to piss off his wife   :icon_lol:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on July 27, 2013, 07:00:43 AM
Hahaha Wow ! I can't even afford pockets!

Very cool stuff though, might look around town and see if any one does this service near me.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 27, 2013, 07:24:14 AM
I was at a trophy shop.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on July 27, 2013, 11:16:19 AM
What is the yellow coating?  Just paint?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 27, 2013, 11:27:35 AM
Yep. Just Testors one coat lacquer.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on July 27, 2013, 01:48:01 PM
I actually have had much better success laser etching powder coated boxes.  In fact, I won't etch painted boxes anymore.

The reason is that I get considerably better results by cleaning it post-etch (or in between passes) with flux remover.  In a pinch I'll use alcohol.  Powder coat is wonderful resilient and can take it.  The flux remover tends to damage panted finishes.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on July 29, 2013, 06:20:10 AM
august 1st-31st coming soon..... :icon_cool:

still no entry built as yet though... :'(
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 29, 2013, 06:22:44 AM
august 1st-31st coming soon..... :icon_cool:

still no entry built as yet though... :'(

How about an envelope controlled zodiac lightwah? :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on July 29, 2013, 06:28:05 AM
no chance.... :)

the way things are going i'll just post a pic of my cat with a resistor on her head... ::)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on July 29, 2013, 07:13:38 AM
I might get the build done, but the video  ???
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 29, 2013, 07:48:31 AM
I get the feeling that there are quite a few fourmites that are waiting anxiously to see some of the initial entries before they kick in their money to enter.

Good Luck to all! Just finishing up some debugging then its video time  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 29, 2013, 04:47:11 PM
What brand of engraver is that?  The auto-focus nub hangs in a way I've never seen before.

One of the engravers is an Epilog machine and the other I already forgot the brand. The auto focus thing is slightly damaged, and that's why it hangs weird. I asked him about it today when I was etching the rest of the enclosure.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on July 29, 2013, 05:44:13 PM
I've come to the point where things should work...







... but doesn't. Time to start going through the schematic and layout and see if they match.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on July 29, 2013, 05:59:48 PM
What brand of engraver is that?  The auto-focus nub hangs in a way I've never seen before.

One of the engravers is an Epilog machine and the other I already forgot the brand. The auto focus thing is slightly damaged, and that's why it hangs weird. I asked him about it today when I was etching the rest of the enclosure.

Yeah, that explains why it hangs like that.  As long as the focus ends up OK, that's what counts.

Either way, it's cool you found a place to do it for you.  It can be fun to experiment with.

Check out the Anodized blue and red finishes from PPP as well as the transparent copper.  Those etch really well.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on July 31, 2013, 02:13:01 PM
guys, does hinting at something on another thread here mean disqualification?
i've got a modified version of a well respected effect i think does something that significantly improves on the original, and described it somewhere.
but... have not posted schematic or anything yet, no pictures...

dare i post the completed thing here, or just use a different hairbrain idea? i'm getting ready to do a SPTWPJP on it, and i wanna turn the community on, but i don't wanna cause any issues
for you judges or anyone. i could give a sh!t if i win anything, i just wanted to see this contest be viable!!

so...let me know!!

starting on the schematic and all... it's funny, cuz i ended up having to modify the layout, as i wanted to build it on a scrap of vero so... this is an inventive, but not necessarily pretty board..

but it's got mojo...lol


lookin' forward to this contest!! may have to do another entry. just for fun  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on July 31, 2013, 02:17:18 PM
guys, does hinting at something on another thread here mean disqualification?
i've got a modified version of a well respected effect i think does something that significantly improves on the original, and described it somewhere.
but... have not posted schematic or anything yet, no pictures...

dare i post the completed thing here, or just use a different hairbrain idea? i'm getting ready to do a SPTWPJP on it, and i wanna turn the community on, but i don't wanna cause any issues
for you judges or anyone. i could give a sh!t if i win anything, i just wanted to see this contest be viable!!

so...let me know!!

starting on the schematic and all... it's funny, cuz i ended up having to modify the layout, as i wanted to build it on a scrap of vero so... this is an inventive, but not necessarily pretty board..

but it's got mojo...lol


lookin' forward to this contest!! may have to do another entry. just for fun  :icon_mrgreen:

If you must post about the circuit elsewhere -- to get help with the circuit, frinstance -- Don't post pictures of the final build. Don't show the final build in a SPTWJP video. Posting the schematic and layout and discussing the circuit is fine -- it's irrelevant when those were posted (because they could be years old), as long as you include the reference to them in your contest entry post. Just don't SHOW the final build! :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on July 31, 2013, 03:08:50 PM
ok, cool  then,

i will do a spt without showing the pedal so i can post it in the other thread, where i describe it.

i'll wait til tomorrow to post it here, with schem and layout and all, maybe friday, i'm giggin like mad this week.

thanks jon!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 01, 2013, 06:10:33 AM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSau2eyBmLe9dkJWPsbHfUW_BzDRqxpQtKsZrdcvcNz9Ggn0H-cVw)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 01, 2013, 06:34:04 AM
I'm going on holiday to france first
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 01, 2013, 07:16:30 AM
Well... i have something boxed and up'n'running... Just need to take some pics and record some sound sample:) ... i guess it will be done during upcoming weekend.

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 01, 2013, 08:22:04 AM
i will try and post my submiision today, if i get a chance to do the layouts and stuff... busy busy
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 01, 2013, 08:36:08 AM
I am reposting the updated rules, and the updated prize list, here for reference.

Again, good luck to everyone, and I eagerly await the explosion of my head on a repeated basis over the next month.

DIYSB Anniversary Contest

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9878279/DIYSB%20anniversary%20contest%20cake.bmp)

J-J-J-Judges: John Danna (jdansti), Jim Bennell (mustachio), and Jon Patton (midwayfair)

Please read all rules and other posts in this thread before requesting clarification.

0) CONTEST VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1) Entries may be posted from August 1, 2013 at 12:00am EDT until August 31, 2013 at 11:59pm. This competition is for new or unseen builds only. All submissions will be posted on this thread first. Do not post submissions on the Pictures thread or on another forum before posting them here. You may post pictures elsewhere after posting them on here if you like.

2) The entry Fee is $5/per pedal to be entered. A maximum of two pedals may be entered, but only one of those builds can win a prize. The entry fee is due any time before your pedal is posted. The entry fee is a donation to the forum and is non-refundable.

Please click here to purchase your entry:
http://diystompboxes.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=94

3) Format for submissions.
Name of entrant:
Pedal name:
Tell us a bit about the pedal:
Pictures of the pedal (inside and out):
Audio/video:
Schematic, layout, etc.

4) There are no restrictions on the type of builds. For example, through-hole, SMD, analog, and digital are allowed. There is no theme for this contest.

5) Competition is open to all builders. Commercial builders please observe the following restrictions to keep the contest in the spirit of DIY: (a) do not enter a pedal that is part of your commercial line; (b) if you are more than a one-man shop, it's expected that you will enter a pedal built solely by you; (c) consider omitting your branding as a signal that it is not a company build. Obviously some of this is on the honor system, but most of the commercial builders we expect to enter would never take advantage of the community.
Clarification of #5: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg913853#msg913853

6) Circuit layouts do not have to be your own. You may use layouts designed by someone else, but designing your own will garner you substantial bonus points (see “Scoring,” below). Builders who use a pre-existing layout for their build must give credit to the original layout designer (if known). The schematic, layout, and/or code must be made public with the contest entry.

7) Entries must be completed, working builds. Pictures and gut shots are mandatory. Video and audio submissions must show first demonstrate a clean signal, followed by only the built pedal (with NO delay, reverb, etc.). You may then mix your pedal with other effects if you wish. Video should show the pedal settings or have narration to describe the settings. Audio clips should have narration to describe the pedal settings. The judges will be listening to the whether the effect does what it is intended to do and will not consider the artistic qualities of the demonstration or the demonstrator’s skill with an instrument. A single chord or a few notes may demonstrate the circuit as well as a complicated piece. Note: Previous contests have required audio or video. We decided that this time a build would not be disqualified without provide audio/video evidence of a working pedal, and instead are imposing a scoring penalty for a lack thereof (see “Scoring,” below).

8 ) Scoring.

  • Aesthetics: This is the overall look of the enclosure, including the artwork, the knobs, the layout, etc. (1-10 points) There are no restrictions on the finish: enclosures can be etched, painted, laser engraved, decaled, etc. The medium is less important than the implementation; a good decal would score higher than a bad laser etch.
  • Guts: This covers the wiring/soldering/dressing (1-5 points) and circuit complexity (1-5 points) (10 points total). An analog circuit will be scored on how complex of an analog circuit it is and a digital circuit would be judged on how complex of a digital circuit it is. A simple digital circuit may receive a lower score than a complex analog circuit.
  • Sound: The pedal sounds good for its stated applications. (1-10 points). A penalty of –5 (that’s negative 5 points) will be applied to any pedal submitted without audio or video.
  • Je ne sais quoi: This covers things like "mojo" (rare components), practicality ("I could use this on my pedalboard" or "I would have no difficulty using it live"), and "originality" (there's nothing new under the sun, but then people keep creating new things). (1-10 points.)
  • 5 bonus points for designing your own PCB, perfboard, or stripboard layout for the project and/or writing your own code for a digital effect. (If you write your own code and design a PCB, it’s still 5 points.)

The judges' decisions are final.

9) Prizes. We would like to provide prizes for 33% of the entries. The number of winners will therefore increase with the number of entries. (12 entries = 4 winners; 15 = 5 winners ...).

Thanks as always to the generous support of the community and retailers for providing prizes.

Parts!
  • $50 in store credit from Smallbear Electronics (www.smallbearelec.com)
  • $25 in store credit from Pedal Parts Plus (www.pedalpartsplus.com)

PCBs:
  • Various PCBs courtesy of the judges (and/or other donors), including some original designs and rarities!
  • 1776 Effects PCB prize pack
  • Cardinal Tremolo kit, with the 1776 PCB and all parts necessary to build it -- courtesy of Jdansti.
Completed effects and enclosures:
  • A handpainted enclosure with custom art (courtesy of MidwayFair)
  • HaveYouSeenHim has offered a JFET matcher as a prize (picture here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9878279/JFET%20tester%20haveyouseenhim.jpeg)
  • An FY-2 (Companion Fuzz), board built by Mark Hammer with a laser etched enclosure by Pickdropper
  • Complete Mutron V build by Mustachio -- just like the one that won the Turkey Day Competition!

[Thanks as always to the generous support of the community and retailers for providing prizes.]

Winners will choose their prizes from the prize pools, starting with first place. Winners in turn will have 24 hours to respond after notification.

The prize pool is still expanding and we are getting specifics from some of the donors. More prizes will be posted as they are confirmed.

10) Disqualifications. A pedal submitted without photos, schematic, or layout will be disqualified. Pedals posted before 12:00 a.m. EDT August 1st or after 11:59 p.m. EDT August 31st will be disqualified; no exceptions to this timeline will be granted for any reason. Any entry posted without an entry fee is ineligible. Any submission that the judges deem inappropriate, including, but not limited to, content that is offensive, defamatory, indecent, disparaging, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing, or illegal, or which constitutes an unlawful invasion of privacy, or which in any manner violates these Rules, may be disqualified. Finally, any attempt to pass off what is substantially another person’s work as one’s own will be grounds for disqualification, as is any other fraud or attempt to deceive. (For instance, changing one part on an existing layout and claiming it as an original layout is wrong. Start from scratch.)

11) Shipping. Winners outside the country of the prize-giver will be responsible for shipping fees, taxes, or VATs that are above or beyond the in-country shipping rate, at the discretion of the prize-giver. A prize-giver living in the continental United States should expect to ship their prize free of cost to a CONUS winner, but is permitted to request that a winner in Europe cover a portion of shipping costs.

Winners agree to accept prizes "as-is." The prize donors, judges, and forum are not responsible for prizes lost or stolen in shipment to the winners.  If any prize is returned as undeliverable, an attempt will be made by the prize donor to resolve the shipping problem with the recipient. If the problem cannot be resolved within 30 days, the prize may be forfeited or an alternate winner may be selected at the discretion of the judges.

Prize donors have been requested to ship the prizes within a month if there's any prize that isn't complete at the time the winners are announced that requires more than a day or two to finish.

12) Questions. Any questions that are directly related to the competition, rules, prizes, etc. should be posted here for other forumites to benefit. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PMs FOR COMPETITION QUESTIONS TO ANY OF THE JUDGES! Post them here and one of the judges will answer as soon as possible.
 
GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 01, 2013, 08:37:32 AM
i will try and post my submiision today, if i get a chance to do the layouts and stuff... busy busy

That's what I'm doing right now. Good ole MSpaint layout :icon_lol:

I'm still waiting on some 3D printed stuff though.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on August 01, 2013, 08:37:55 AM
Teaser picture of the enclosure I did for the prize.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/pickdropper/Works%20in%20Progress/DIYstompboxes4_zpsf689c483.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/pickdropper/media/Works%20in%20Progress/DIYstompboxes4_zpsf689c483.jpg.html)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 01, 2013, 08:39:42 AM
@Jon     

Do you think there should be a seperate thread for entry posts only?   I like how the madbean contest does that. It keeps them all in one place and tidy.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 01, 2013, 08:42:53 AM
@Jon     

Do you think there should be a seperate thread for entry posts only?   I like how the madbean contest does that. It keeps them all in one place and tidy.

hmmmmmm. On the one hand, I like the idea of everything being tidy, and I like having a "clean" entry with no comments to sway judgment. On the other hand, Madbean uses subforums dedicated to individual months and stickies the important threads in the sub forums and I want people to be able to come back to this thread and find the entries easily.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 01, 2013, 01:36:30 PM
+1 Jon
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 01, 2013, 01:40:10 PM
Yeah, I think we need to keep everything in this thread. I just don't want anything to get lost, or have any confusion after the first post instructs people to post in this thread, etc.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 01, 2013, 03:59:19 PM
Just a reminder to everyone that you can still enter the contest. You just need to pay the $5 entry fee prior to posting your build. I've seen a lot of nice builds on the Pictures forum by folks who haven't entered, so don't be shy!!!   :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 01, 2013, 05:20:17 PM
I'm still waiting on some 3D printed stuff though.

It's here!   

3D printed parts and a laser etched enclosure. I haven't been this excited for a build in a long time. :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on August 01, 2013, 05:24:52 PM
I'm still waiting on some 3D printed stuff though.

It's here!   

3D printed parts and a laser etched enclosure. I haven't been this excited for a build in a long time. :icon_biggrin:

That IS exciting.  I can't wait to see the entries.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 01, 2013, 10:29:44 PM
FIRST SHOT ACROSS THE BOW!!!!!

Name of Entrant: Govmnt_Lacky
Pedal Name: The Un-named Flanger??

A bit about the pedal:

This build has been a labor of love, sweat, and a few tears! I have wanted to build this for a LONG time and thanks in great part to a small (and I mean SMALL) collaboration with Jim (electricstorm... who is one of the coolest dudes on the planet) I finally made it happen!!! The challenge I put upon myself was to find a way to get this monsterous build to squeeze into a 1590D enclosure to be pedalboard friendly. SUCCESS!!!!
These bad boys go for up to $2K online and now I know why  :icon_eek: The potential for sonic uses and the sonic territory that can be explored is limitless. Flanger, Phaser, Chorus, Echo, Vibrato, Tremolo, Ring modulator, the list goes on, and on, and on! Most of this is highlighted in the video so I will leave it in there.
The enclosure is finished in a metallic silver Hammertone paint and the graphic is a resized, vectorized lift of the original pedal's graphic set on to a reflective pseudo-metallic adhesive foil. It took about 2 days of sizing, resizing, and several prints to get it just right to fit the enclosure. There were many times I wanted to give up at this point but, I forged through it! All knobs are aluminum natural finish. Parts used were all the best quality I could get. Alpha and Alps pots, Neutrik switched jacks, metal film resistor throughout, and some Visual Sound BBD and Clock chips that I fell into from a pedal scavenging expedition! RG-174 shielded wiring where needed.
The PCB was home etched from the layout done by Jim. Also, the included schematic is Jim's baby. USED WITH HIS PERMISSION OF COURSE!  ;) If I failed to explain a function OR did not highlight something... ALL of the info can be found in the EXCELLENT build document that is linked!

So.... without further a-do. OPEN YOUR MINDS AND ENJOY........ Oh yeah..... VOTE FOR ME PLEASE!!!!  ;D

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0934_zpsfaf19d2d.jpg)
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0933_zps0e4f12b7.jpg)
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0932_zps5b7dc90d.jpg)

GUTS!!!!!
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0931_zpsb2136c94.jpg)

And the VIDEO proof. I tried to keep the talking to a minimum but, there is too much COOL stuff to talk about!!!!


I was limited on some of the features I could show since I only have one good amp but, you can see the AWESOMENESS regardless!  8)

Finally, the schematic & build document. These are all available through Jim's (electricstorm) linkage. He has given me permission to list them here for the competiton so, to save a bit of space, I will link to them. ENJOY!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3v4twi2sbs0l5p7/1Ep9NbRE2T

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!!  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on August 02, 2013, 03:11:46 AM
^^^
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKQih2CCqQM/Tb80z6qeICI/AAAAAAAABIs/e1o2fUxA0XQ/s320/jaw-drop.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: slacker on August 02, 2013, 03:34:11 AM
Amazing, "shot across the bows" can't wait to see the return shots.
Title: Re: Sv: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 02, 2013, 03:56:56 AM
That shot across the bow was just about close enough to knock me out, impressive.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on August 02, 2013, 08:27:13 AM
Wow, that's quite a start.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 02, 2013, 08:40:06 AM
We're no longer friends. And I'm not sending you anymore parts if you're going to use them against me like this :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 02, 2013, 11:18:14 AM
Holy crap that's a nice build Gov! I have also wanted to build one of those for a while, just too scared to attempt it  ;D. Great job!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 02, 2013, 12:30:00 PM
Respect, gvmnt lacky! Thats a hellofabox indeed. fun, ambitious, wellbuilt... what more to add? yea im impressed.

Cheerio
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on August 02, 2013, 12:41:50 PM
Bravo!     Wiring looks lovely, sounds are incredible, patience is unbelievable.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 02, 2013, 05:27:24 PM
THANK YOU!!!

For all of the great compliments fellow forumites  :icon_redface: And thanks to Aron and the 3 J's for putting this all together!  ;)

Can't wait to see some of the other entries!! C'mon guys... get 'em on here!  ;D

Just don't make 'em TOO good!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 03, 2013, 12:31:57 AM
^^^
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKQih2CCqQM/Tb80z6qeICI/AAAAAAAABIs/e1o2fUxA0XQ/s320/jaw-drop.jpg)

holy funkin catwoman batman, that's it, i'm unplugging my iron!!!

@#$%!!! i want one!!!! ;)

that's it, i quit!!! lol

well done greg!! this is one HELL of a "shot across the bow"!!!!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 03, 2013, 06:16:44 AM
@greg: :icon_eek:

super cool sounds and options, superb build too man.....red hot!.. :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:


i have my towel ready.. :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 03, 2013, 09:09:30 AM
i have my towel ready.. :)

The planet's not going to be demolished for an interstellar bypass, is it?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 03, 2013, 09:52:14 AM
Jon - I haven't seen any dolphins lately. Should we be worried?

Greg - very nice work. I haven't started yet, so you have set the bar spectacularly high, both in terms of quality and time management.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 03, 2013, 09:58:01 AM
Greg - WOW!!!  If this is any indication of what's to come, this is going to be a highly entertaining contest.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 05, 2013, 06:48:57 AM
come on guys stop holding back.....lets see/hear  em.. 8)

(^ he says while his is still on breadboard :icon_redface:)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: electricstorm on August 05, 2013, 01:25:37 PM
Hey Greg!

Looks great man! Tight, but great!! Glad to see it here and I wish you the best of luck with the contest.
I'll check out the video now,

Later.....

Jim
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on August 05, 2013, 02:17:45 PM
Quote
come on guys stop holding back.....lets see/hear  em..

Well, I've considered deciding what to build, that's a start, right?  :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 05, 2013, 02:23:28 PM
(http://rosemarieberger.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/gauntlet.jpg)


 ;)  ;D  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 05, 2013, 05:53:19 PM
You guys have been challenged!

BTW, Greg recently whipped a 3 year old in an arm wrestling match. ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 05, 2013, 07:36:13 PM
(http://rosemarieberger.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/gauntlet.jpg)


 ;)  ;D  :icon_twisted:

Breaking from tradition, now no one wants to be second.

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 05, 2013, 08:17:47 PM
Please don't misinterpret my message...

I want to see OTHER entries and I was "throwing down the gauntlet" to inspire. Not to ridicule.

Bring on the competition  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 05, 2013, 08:49:44 PM
We're just having fun with you (at least I am), and I'm sure we'll have a lot of entries near the deadline. I was in the 11th hour myself on the last one.

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 06, 2013, 02:45:27 AM
Here is the cheesiest pedal ever posted in the 10 years of this forum :D :D :D

Named the fromage percolé... Which is French for percolated cheese.

It is a harmonic percolator in a SLANT cut 1590A enclosure. It is loaded with a red dot OC75 germanium tranny. It has laser etched controls and some 3D printed knobs made to look like lil cheese wedges. I also had to fabricate a stomp switch that would fit in such a small place.

This project has taken forever. I hit several snags, and it got put on the back burner for a while. I figured this contest is a good reason to finish it.


(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08547_zps7741deb2.jpg)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08546_zps7910a341.jpg)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08549_zpsd9c07e69.jpg)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/guts_zps20fa504c.jpg)

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/DSC08526_zpsc8eace0e.jpg)




https://soundcloud.com/haveyouseenhim/fromage-percole







LAYOUT
(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/HARMONICLAYOUTFINISHED_zps6812de65.jpg)

TRANSFER
(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/harmpercfinishedpcb_zpsa7682e5e.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: kingswayguitar on August 06, 2013, 03:24:46 AM
very nice Mike
what amp you using?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 06, 2013, 03:41:03 AM
very nice Mike
what amp you using?

A Peavey 6505+ into a 2 12 cab. And some PRS that was a gift from the guitarist from Chimera.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 06, 2013, 08:49:54 AM
Here is the cheesiest pedal ever posted in the 10 years of this forum :D :D :D

Your XL mini switch is off the chain.  Not to mention the complete project, which is not of this realm whatsoever. <thumbs up>

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 06, 2013, 09:01:30 AM
@Mike...

Very TIGHT build! Love the 3D knobs  ;D

You need to upload another pic of the pedal carefully placed inside of a nice steamy bowl of homemade mac-n-cheese!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 06, 2013, 11:17:38 AM
Very sweet Mike.  Love the knobs and the cheese wedge enclosure.  How did you do the dents in the top of the enclosure (they look awesome)?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on August 06, 2013, 12:54:46 PM
Bravo Mike, way to print in three dimensions!

Now once I get this 4-D printer up and running...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 06, 2013, 01:00:35 PM
Now once I get this 4-D printer up and running...

New time-based effect of some sort?  :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on August 06, 2013, 01:20:26 PM
No one has ever seen an Echo Base like this...  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 06, 2013, 05:27:00 PM
Hey haveyouseenhim... Im impressed! By the size and the sound. And most of all the idea that you... realized. Ost!

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 07, 2013, 01:45:02 AM
Excellent job Mike. Everything from cutting down an already tiny 1590A, improvising that switch, and the overall finish is very impressive.... and it sounds great too! You gotta love the cheese knobs!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 07, 2013, 02:45:53 AM
Thanks guys. :)    It was a real challenge for me. Sadly that is as neat as I could get the guts. Such little space to work with.

Very sweet Mike.  Love the knobs and the cheese wedge enclosure.  How did you do the dents in the top of the enclosure (they look awesome)?

I etched the enclosure before painting.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 07, 2013, 09:31:42 AM
Thanks guys. :)    It was a real challenge for me. Sadly that is as neat as I could get the guts. Such little space to work with.

Very sweet Mike.  Love the knobs and the cheese wedge enclosure.  How did you do the dents in the top of the enclosure (they look awesome)?

I etched the enclosure before painting.

Did you etch twice to get the letter details deeper inside the circle indentations?

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on August 07, 2013, 09:33:55 AM
That's a great build, Mike.  I dig how you used different finishing approaches together to get the overall theme of the pedal.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 07, 2013, 10:06:44 AM
Nice job Mike. Any plans to make a companion Rat for it?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 07, 2013, 11:56:25 AM
I etched the enclosure before painting.

So chemical etch, then paint, then laser etch?  Very creative and impressive - laser etched letters in chemical etched divots - that's brilliant.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 08, 2013, 01:02:11 AM
nice one mike,  3D printed cheese knobs.. :icon_eek: brilliant,

that has a really  nice sound to it too,cool demo,  lots of great work went into that...good luck man 8)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: psychedelicfish on August 08, 2013, 01:25:25 AM
Cheese knobs... Now there's something to add to the Things Tayda should sell that they dont (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=101526.0) thread  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on August 08, 2013, 03:07:45 AM
Cheese knobs... Now there's something to add to the Things Tayda should sell that they dont (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=101526.0) thread  ;D

LOL!   :D

I think we should start a "Things Mike should sell that he doesn't (yet)" thread.  Cheese knobs top of the list, please.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 08, 2013, 04:31:45 AM
This is the raw 3D print. I took a lil measuring and drilling and a splash of yella.


(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x404/GhostofJohnToad/PhotoJul26120146PM_zps9fd259bd.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on August 09, 2013, 01:41:37 AM
Bravo! I've been procrastinating making my own knobs for years, nicely done.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 09, 2013, 02:40:48 AM
What's next? "Fuzzy" dice knobs?  ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 09, 2013, 03:57:19 AM
I sent some dimensions to my buddy Keith AKA GhostofJohnToad over at madbean and he printed out the wedges. I had to drill the pot shafts, and boy was it a close fit, then used a drill bit in my fingers to make the cheese holes. :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 10, 2013, 09:50:47 AM
Nice wedgie. I'm entering a slanted enclosure too.  8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 14, 2013, 02:57:49 AM
Anybody getting close?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 14, 2013, 04:09:19 AM
Yes, I'm uploading the video
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 14, 2013, 05:19:36 AM
Anybody getting close?

almost...pcb done, box etched, drilled, ...just mass wiring to do...and spielbegesque video... ::)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 14, 2013, 05:21:29 AM
I'm in the graphics design stage  :icon_biggrin: Really liking how it looks so far. Circuit confirmed working, all external parts available.

Prepping enclosure, drilling, painting, buying printer cartridges, decal, clear coat(s), assembly, photos, video (including crappy playing) and I'm done. I'll probably spend some time changing the parts I installed sockets for too (if there's time).
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 14, 2013, 05:27:47 AM
its kind of a bummer that were not allowed to use reverb/delay, as my project is really meant to be used with it... :-[

i'll do a straight 'as is'  sounding naff bit....then how it 'should' be (reverb/delay i think...like mike did. :icon_idea: ;)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 14, 2013, 05:50:10 AM
I don't seem to be getting any better with forward planning and deadlines - I have ditched plan A and B and have half of plan C on the breadboard. I'm feeling reasonably smug though as I have managed to pick out a nice shoebox to put it in.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 14, 2013, 06:31:09 AM
its kind of a bummer that were not allowed to use reverb/delay, as my project is really meant to be used with it... :-[

This will not improve my chances of winning anything, but from the first post:

Quote
Video and audio submissions must show first demonstrate a clean signal, followed by only the built pedal (with NO delay, reverb, etc.). You may then mix your pedal with other effects if you wish.

Think of me when you win something ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 14, 2013, 06:38:09 AM
man, its gonna be a long video then.....put your slippers on and get the popcorn out. ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 14, 2013, 06:55:06 AM
man, its gonna be a long video then.....put your slippers on and get the popcorn out. ;)

(http://ladygreen.blogg.se/images/2009/hrselskydd_53258086.jpg)

If I ever start a contest there's gonna be a "one chord only" rule for the videos    :P

Quote
You may choose any chord but you may only play it once.


 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 14, 2013, 07:01:53 AM
Spoiler alert  :icon_mrgreen:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/Bemired.png) (http://s832.photobucket.com/user/Perrow_MLP/media/Random/Bemired.png.html)

ps. All information about what circuit this is, is avaliable to you in that image  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 14, 2013, 07:32:49 AM
one chord only....lol. :D

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 14, 2013, 07:41:20 AM
Gives me a chance to play as good as the rest  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 14, 2013, 07:48:29 AM
I finished my projects, just need to get rid of some popping in the switching and make the demo-vid. I have never made video demo's so any good tips are welcome.
I'm thinking of plugging the lineout of my tascam digital recorder (DR-07 MKII) into a cam so I don't need to deal with trying to sync video and audio. I have never done video editing before so what do you guys use or recommend?
Are there any good and easy to use video-editing programs out there?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 14, 2013, 08:36:20 AM
It's called get it right on the first take!!! :icon_mrgreen: :icon_razz:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 14, 2013, 09:24:37 AM
I finished my projects, just need to get rid of some popping in the switching and make the demo-vid. I have never made video demo's so any good tips are welcome.
I'm thinking of plugging the lineout of my tascam digital recorder (DR-07 MKII) into a cam so I don't need to deal with trying to sync video and audio. I have never done video editing before so what do you guys use or recommend?
Are there any good and easy to use video-editing programs out there?

If it's easier for you to do just the audio recording, you can do that. I mean, unless you want to do the video (they can be fun).

I just reread our rule and I can see how we might have given the impression that there must be BOTH audio and video. That certainly wasn't my intention.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 14, 2013, 09:35:12 AM
oh, no I didn't get the wrong impression. I was just thinking to do a video because it's easier to see whats happening with the settings and such, and I can get away with less talking, I sort of have with camera's what rajesh koothrappali has with women, so I may need to bring a few beers along with me.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 14, 2013, 10:06:26 AM
Anybody getting close?

Finally finished testing/breadboarding on the weekend, then finalized the layout and etched the board.  Board was populated last night.  Just need to drill the enclosure, assemble, test, then paint and decal.  I may actually finish in time if I don't run into any issues.   :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 14, 2013, 10:37:44 AM
#myconfidentlookhasdissappeared  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 14, 2013, 10:49:55 AM
Oh no.... liquitone is in  :'(

I just finished my pictures. Now I need to annotate my youtube vid and then I can post it..
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 14, 2013, 02:13:19 PM
Et voila.

Name of entrant: ~arph
Pedal name: Sentinel
A bit about the pedal:

This is a PT2399 based circuit, inspired by the Sewer Pipes Ring-Verb by Earthscum
I posted some sound samples way back in may 2011 and got some great reactions, but the pedal suffered from a little problem that never made me put out the schematic. The volume could get out of control. I did a five knob version with a volume control but still wasn't satisfied as it meant constantly tweaking the volume knob. Then recently Jon Patton came up (with the help of some forumites) with a way to limit the output of the PT2399 chip by using an LED to GND from pin 7.  This was ideal for this pedal and made me reopen the project.

So I present, the sentinel. A pitch modulator, delay (albeit very limited), sewer pipe reverb and drone verb sounds in a very small circuit.
It has four controls. Two are for modulation and two are for the delay.

1. Rate, the speed of modulation
2. Depth, the depth of the modulation effect
3. Drone, the feedback of the delay.
4. Width, the delay time of the circuit.

The key feature of this pedal in my eyes is the drone control combined with NO filtering in the feedback loop. This makes it possible to freeze notes, while you hear a drone sound in the back which pitch is determined by the delay time. (width). Because of this you can layer sounds and create complex mesmerizing soundscapes with just one pedal. It also does pitch pirate like sounds, crazy deep pitch modulation. Plus when the width control is set to minimum you'll have a sewer pipes like reverb sound.  Because of the limiter on the PT2399 the volume of the drone sound can not exceed a certain level, while the input CAN take higher levels. This way you can play clearly over the drone sound when you use a boosted input signal with the drone sound following your notes. The rest is up to the images and sounds. (don't mind my skills  :icon_redface: )

Schematic:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/sentinel-contest.png (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/sentinel-contest.png)
Layout I used: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/perf1.png (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/perf1.png)
PLEASE NOTE: There is an error in the layout, don't use it. It is just for reference.

Images:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/sentinel1.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/sentinel2.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/sentinel3.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/sentinel4.jpg)

Yes, that is a lightbulb jumper  ;D

Video demo:



Thank you for your attention, may the best one win!

Arnoud
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 14, 2013, 02:28:58 PM
Att 3:00, woah!
Quote
The key feature of this pedal in my eyes is the drone control combined with NO filtering in the feedback loop. This makes it possible to freeze notes, while you hear a drone sound in the back which pitch is determined by the delay time. (width). Because of this you can layer sounds and create complex mesmerizing soundscapes with just one pedal.

You ain't a kidding!  Fantastic application!  There are elements of the EHX Freeze inside your box.

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 14, 2013, 02:35:56 PM
very cool,  forbidden planetesque stuff...nice entry, and vid intro... :icon_cool:

good luck man.. 8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 14, 2013, 02:40:08 PM
Thanks guys,

The audio is a bit out of sync as it was recorded separately. The camera in my phone is great (apart from the stupid auto focus), but the audio sucks.
So the audio is mic'ed from my amp. I married the two in iMovie, but somewhere during the export things got a bit out of sync again.. oh well. Not going to upload another 550Meg file.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 14, 2013, 02:55:28 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: slacker on August 14, 2013, 03:10:01 PM
I'm amazed  :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on August 14, 2013, 04:33:03 PM
Et voila.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/sentinel1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKQih2CCqQM/Tb80z6qeICI/AAAAAAAABIs/e1o2fUxA0XQ/s320/jaw-drop.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKQih2CCqQM/Tb80z6qeICI/AAAAAAAABIs/e1o2fUxA0XQ/s320/jaw-drop.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKQih2CCqQM/Tb80z6qeICI/AAAAAAAABIs/e1o2fUxA0XQ/s320/jaw-drop.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKQih2CCqQM/Tb80z6qeICI/AAAAAAAABIs/e1o2fUxA0XQ/s320/jaw-drop.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKQih2CCqQM/Tb80z6qeICI/AAAAAAAABIs/e1o2fUxA0XQ/s320/jaw-drop.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OKQih2CCqQM/Tb80z6qeICI/AAAAAAAABIs/e1o2fUxA0XQ/s320/jaw-drop.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 15, 2013, 01:13:06 AM
Really beautiful build ~arph. Great job!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 15, 2013, 01:57:16 AM
Yes. Those graphics look amazing. And it sounds even better. I absolutely love drone effects and this one sounds pretty dang good.

Explain what's going on with the guts. Is that some kind of false bottom with a light border?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 15, 2013, 02:34:39 AM
The guts indeed have a false bottom plate to cover the wiring underneath. I figured clean wiring is as little wiring visible as possible. The neon border is the light from the LEDs shining around it, this worked out really good as I sprayed the interior white. All wires connect to the bottom of the perfboard and are fed through a hole in the plate under it.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 15, 2013, 02:55:01 AM
That worked out really well. What a great way to tidy up the guts :icon_cool:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 15, 2013, 05:04:34 AM
Very nice work ~arph. There is not a lot to not like there, and it's good to see someone else using LED trick on the PT2399s.
The false bottom is a really nice touch that I haven't seen before. What size enclosure is that?
I see you are using an opto isolator in your bypass switching - is this to stop bleed through in bypass, or are you just showing off (its a nice implementation either way)?
Two LEDs in the LFO? Are they both indicators or are they limiting too?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 15, 2013, 05:55:28 AM
not being a grass or anything, but a certain member ( no name, but begins with P with an E and 2 R's an O and a W )   keeps urging me to  post my entry to other threads to get disqualified.. :D :D :D :D

this is getting dirty... ;D

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 15, 2013, 06:00:41 AM
keeps urging

No, no, I just politely asked if you could, please, disqualify yourself, nothing more  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 15, 2013, 06:30:32 AM
Very nice work ~arph. There is not a lot to not like there, and its good to see someone else using LED trick on the PT2399s.
The false bottom is a really nice touch that I haven't seen before. What size enclosure is that?
I see you are using an opto isolator in your bypass switching - is this to stop bleed through in bypass, or are you just showing off (its a nice implementation either way)?
Two LEDs in the LFO? Are they both indicators or are they limiting too?

It's a Hammond C.
Those LEDs are limiting too. It's a bit of a trade off. You loose a bit of depth on the lowest width setting, but you limit the max depth on max width setting, as this can cause the ic to break into some nasty distortion.  The optoisolator is there because I like the dpdt I used and I had these parts in stock.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on August 15, 2013, 08:49:42 AM
. . . no name, but begins with P with an E and 2 R's an O and a W . . .

Hmmm...  "Powerr"?  "Prewor"?   ???

Quote
this is getting dirty... ;D

You could call your build the "Dirty Pelle"?    :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 15, 2013, 08:55:48 AM
my build is being a b......d....mass debugging. even from the first f...... tranny...  :'( ::)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 15, 2013, 08:58:20 AM
my build is being a b......d....mass debugging. even from the first f...... tranny...  :'( ::)

If you want, you can post it and we'll help  :icon_wink:

Or you can just send it to me and I'll repair it with some high speed lead injection  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 15, 2013, 09:00:42 AM
^ i'm not allowed..boo hoo :'(
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 15, 2013, 09:08:20 AM
Very nice work ~arph. There is not a lot to not like there, and its good to see someone else using LED trick on the PT2399s.
The false bottom is a really nice touch that I haven't seen before. What size enclosure is that?
I see you are using an opto isolator in your bypass switching - is this to stop bleed through in bypass, or are you just showing off (its a nice implementation either way)?
Two LEDs in the LFO? Are they both indicators or are they limiting too?

It's a Hammond C.
Those LEDs are limiting too. It's a bit of a trade off. You loose a bit of depth on the lowest width setting, but you limit the max depth on max width setting, as this can cause the ic to break into some nasty distortion.  The optoisolator is there because I like the dpdt I used and I had these parts in stock.

Cool - thanks.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 15, 2013, 04:08:27 PM
Pedal name: Sentinel


RRRRRReeeessspppeeecccttt!

Not only wild and crazy, i can see it as a very useful thing in the right place n time. Weird, strange, fun. Cool!

Cheers!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 17, 2013, 02:02:46 AM
keeps urging

No, no, I just politely asked if you could, please, disqualify yourself, nothing more  :icon_cool:

request accepted, ive scrapped my project ,  i had to tinker with the pcb so much that i need to redesign it and doubt ill get time to get it up n running properly in time now :'(......gutted as i had it built,etched, etc, it just wasnt performing as planned though....oh well.....good luck to all.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 17, 2013, 04:31:02 AM
keeps urging

No, no, I just politely asked if you could, please, disqualify yourself, nothing more  :icon_cool:

request accepted, ive scrapped my project ,  i had to tinker with the pcb so much that i need to redesign it and doubt ill get time to get it up n running properly in time now :'(......gutted as i had it built,etched, etc, it just wasnt performing as planned though....oh well.....good luck to all.


Noooooooo!!!  :( :( :(

Can't you put something together?  It doesn't have to be cutting-edge technology. A new Batman Fuzz, Space Fuzz, reverb, or blinking LEDs ;) - anything.   We've got a bunch of prizes to give away, so we're going to need all the entries we can get.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 17, 2013, 08:35:31 AM
Ill see what i can do in very limited time....just really busy with life stuff at the mo...typically ::)
its built, but i ripped the pcb out as it didn't  sound right.....so flashing led it is... :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 17, 2013, 09:08:27 AM
Rob, I have faith that you will finish. I BELIEVE!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 17, 2013, 02:03:02 PM
This is my Contest entry.

This is ... the
PINKÏNG
Triune FET OD

The idea was pretty much born while the last contest here on DIYSB were running. I got the idea of taking my Blüe Monster Circuit one more step forward, to build up something similar around three fully phase-compensated frequency bands. For a fairly long time, i let the idea just sleep, but as this Contest were announced ... well, it kinda was time to realise the thing:) ... and here it is, alive and running. The Blüe Monsters bigger brother... the PINKÏNG!


…and what is that? The PINKÏNG? It’s a three band overdrive/distortion thing!

*****
Original artwork:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/Nimus%20PINKING%20mindre.jpg)
... this time i asked the family youngest (9 yo) for a king with a crown of pins. I think he is scary.

*****
Schematic:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/PinkingSchematic150.png (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/PinkingSchematic150.png)
From left to right: After the input buffer, the signal is split in Three bands, going through active filter and time-compensation stages. Cut-Off frequencies are 133Hz for the lo-mid freqs, and 723 Hz between the mid- and hi band. Then the hi, mid, and lo band go through individual but similar overdriving circuits, build up around two CD4049 ICs. Then summed in a mixer stage... then the summed signal goes through an Active two-pole LP-filter... then, MASTER and OUT!

Much of this is really just inherited from its progenitor – Blüe Monster - the news are three bands, not two, which led to double the amount of OP-s. Or there about. But it should be said, it was a bit tricky with the phasecompensation and stuff. But it is “theoretically perfect” as it is now

*****
Board layout:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/PinkingBoardLayout.png)

and etch mask:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/PinkingEtch600.png (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/PinkingEtch600.png)
... size shall be 3.9"*3.1"


I actually wasnt sure if the max limits for EAGLE free would be enough for this many Components but... it did it:)

*****
And the (most interesting?) box pics.
PCB with pots:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/IMG_0545.JPG)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/IMG_0548.JPG)

the güts:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/20130730_202941.jpg)

the outside :)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/20130802_141638.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/20130802_141651.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/20130802_141718.jpg)


The creds... Craig Anderton is the father of the dualganged LP-filter i use in this box. His quadrafuzz has also influenced me to start playing with separate bands into ODs. Cred also to runoffgroove.com for the Double D, which I borrowed parts from.

But most creds to you on this forum as well as madbeans ditto. Luv the help and inspiration I get around here


*****
One of those horrible videos. Warning! Swedish accent included:


One hopefully better soundclip (where I just play a few chords/riffs on some normal and extreme settings). Try to listen to parts where you really can hear how the tone is double (or even triple) processed.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/Pinking_1.mp3 (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/Pinking_1.mp3)

The setup is the same on both video and soundclip, but the video is shot through my cellphone (both video and audio), and the soundclip is recorded with a GA D1 microphone  SP VTB1 preamp-> soundcard/PC. I play on a Xaviere LP with Dimarzio humbuckers into my lil watter amp into a 12” speaker cabinet.


Cheers folks:)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 17, 2013, 05:11:25 PM
Jättebra Bengt. Looks like you did a good job of choosing good crossover frequencies - sounds good and nice demonstrated.
The phase compensation is a nice touch - did you try it without first?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: stallik on August 17, 2013, 05:19:48 PM
Well done Bengt! Really, really nice. Just wonder if you've had chance to try it with different guitars? Only asking as I've just got to get me one of these!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 17, 2013, 07:25:02 PM
Great entry Bengt! It sounds great, and useful too. The vid was very good and I would give you extra points for the Swedish accent.  :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 17, 2013, 08:51:46 PM
That sounds amazing. And it looks fantastic.   This is a must build.

You made me say a bad word when I saw the BRAIDED wires  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 18, 2013, 03:32:47 AM
Thanx all:)

Jättebra Bengt. Looks like you did a good job of choosing good crossover frequencies - sounds good and nice demonstrated.
The phase compensation is a nice touch - did you try it without first?

Tack Sam! Hmm, no, i didnt breadboard it without phase compensation first. But i have looked at it in simulation programs. And it definately happens "funny" stuff at the crossover frequencies if you dont compensate for phase, artefacts/notch filtering shows up.

Well done Bengt! Really, really nice. Just wonder if you've had chance to try it with different guitars? Only asking as I've just got to get me one of these!

I have two guitars; 1. the one in the video/soundclip, Xaviere LP with DiMarzio SD3 mic. 2. Ibanez RG(xxx?) with original V8 humbuckers. I have not tried it with any single coil mic. I have also played PINKÏNG through different amps. The biggest one is a Bugera 333 head + 4*12 and the smallest is the 1W practice amp you hear on the sound clip. They all sound good. My experience is - so far - if you get a good clean sound/channel on your amp, PINKÏNG will do a good job on most amps. If, however, your amp dont get completely clean (as my Orange Micro Terror) you may have to tweak things to give it justice. 

Great entry Bengt! It sounds great, and useful too. The vid was very good and I would give you extra points for the Swedish accent.  :D

 ;D ... I should really learn to record something of a "more real", or rather "better" video. I mean, i have mics and DAW and everything you need for audio recording, and obviously i can capture moving (even though the pinking isnt really JUMPING around this one..) picures too. It cant be too hard to learn how to edit video for purposes like this... maybe to the next contest:)

That sounds amazing. And it looks fantastic.   This is a must build.

You made me say a bad word when I saw the BRAIDED wires  :icon_eek:

 :D ... is braided THAT bad?!?  ;D ... We all have our fetishes. "Oh no sorry, i dont have time for that honey, i have to braid some ... more ... wires..."

Thanx!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 18, 2013, 04:40:33 AM
nice build bengt,  cool EQ on that for sure...very tasty.... :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 19, 2013, 02:16:30 AM


You remind me of Mark from SLC Punk.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 19, 2013, 09:32:25 AM
Vallhagen- your Pinking graphics the most beautifully frightening I've ever experienced, and so child labor wins again.  The circuit is epic.  Prepare for botique companies to (coincidentally) begin marketing a similar pedal!  Well done!

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 19, 2013, 09:34:12 AM
Prepare for botique companies to (coincidentally) begin marketing a similar pedal! 

Maybe they can list it next to the "Spitfire-like" distortion  ::)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 19, 2013, 11:13:42 AM
nice build bengt,  cool EQ on that for sure...very tasty.... :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:

Thanx Rob!

You remind me of Mark from SLC Punk.  :icon_mrgreen:

... i had to google that... a movie right? I'll look it üp ;D

Vallhagen- your Pinking graphics the most beautifully frightening I've ever experienced, and so child labor wins again.  The circuit is epic.  Prepare for botique companies to (coincidentally) begin marketing a similar pedal!  Well done!

CHAD

Thanx Chad. I will pass forward your words to the kid... :)


Maybe they can list it next to the "Spitfire-like" distortion  ::)


Hmm, yea i read the through last posts in the spitfire-thread. @ Rob/DA: I gladly support you, whichever direction you drive that suit.


Well... again...thanx guys:) Its fun to be here.

***

And - as always - as always... excuse my swenglish. I prolly used the word "suit" completely wrong a few lines up^^

Cheers
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 19, 2013, 02:32:17 PM


You remind me of Mark from SLC Punk.  :icon_mrgreen:

... i had to google that... a movie right? I'll look it üp ;D


@28:40  is the introduction of Mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUS6hFhocj8&feature=mv_sr

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 19, 2013, 03:36:32 PM

@28:40  is the introduction of Mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUS6hFhocj8&feature=mv_sr



Funny ... here YOUTUBE tells me: Sorry lil moron! This clip dont show in you Little loser country ;D  :D ... Well, i cant have everything... But i found some other scene, something with a gun and a chat about an aircraft crash... is that familiar?

Cheeerio
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 19, 2013, 03:58:52 PM

Funny ... here YOUTUBE tells me: Sorry lil moron! This clip dont show in you Little loser country ;D  :D ... Well, i cant have everything... But i found some other scene, something with a gun and a chat about an aircraft crash... is that familiar?

Cheeerio

That is sorta the scene, but not really the part that reminds me of you.

If you ever have a chance to see the movie,do it, because it's a really good one.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 20, 2013, 11:34:00 PM
Alright- I've started the scoring process.  :icon_eek:

Just a heads up: if something has been left out of your submission, the judges will attempt to notify you on this thread, and as long as you get the required information posted by the contest deadline, it would be considered a complete entry. This is a good reason to get your submissions in early!!!

Case and point:

Here is the cheesiest pedal ever posted in the 10 years of this forum :D :D :D

Named the fromage percolé... Which is French for percolated cheese.

It is a harmonic percolator in a SLANT cut 1590A enclosure. It is loaded with a red dot OC75 germanium tranny. It has laser etched controls and some 3D printed knobs made to look like lil cheese wedges. I also had to fabricate a stomp switch that would fit in such a small place.

This project has taken forever. I hit several snags, and it got put on the back burner for a while. I figured this contest is a good reason to finish it.

LAYOUT
(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/HARMONICLAYOUTFINISHED_zps6812de65.jpg)

TRANSFER
(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/harmpercfinishedpcb_zpsa7682e5e.jpg)

Could you please provide a reference for the schematic and layout?  Did you design either graphic based on another one, or did you use the designs "as is" from someone else?  Thanks!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 20, 2013, 11:51:00 PM
Ah. I knew I should have mentioned that. My pcb is based off of a perf layout that Jon made a while back. We both can't find the original or the schematic. Does the final entry have to have a schematic? Or is a layout good enough?   Will I miss out on any points is what I'm asking.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 21, 2013, 12:58:52 AM
Ah. I knew I should have mentioned that. My pcb is based off of a perf layout that Jon made a while back. We both can't find the original or the schematic. Does the final entry have to have a schematic? Or is a layout good enough?   Will I miss out on any points is what I'm asking.

You won't lose points. This is for the 5 bonus points:

"5 bonus points for designing your own PCB, perfboard, or stripboard layout for the project and/or writing your own code for a digital effect. (If you write your own code and design a PCB, it’s still 5 points.)"

You provided a schematic and a layout, which is fine.  I shouldn't have asked about the schematic because you provided one and the bonus points are about the layout and not the schematic. You've met the requirements for the schematic and layout.  We just needed to know how much of the PCB layout was our own design and how much was from another source for scoring the bonus points.  You said that you designed the PCB layout based on Jon's perf layout, so that answers the question. Thanks!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 21, 2013, 02:28:11 AM

You won't lose points. This is for the 5 bonus points:

"5 bonus points for designing your own PCB, perfboard, or stripboard layout for the project and/or writing your own code for a digital effect. (If you write your own code and design a PCB, it’s still 5 points.)"


you only "lose" points if it's point to point, since there is no chance of the bonus :icon_twisted: :icon_wink:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 21, 2013, 06:06:39 AM

You won't lose points. This is for the 5 bonus points:

"5 bonus points for designing your own PCB, perfboard, or stripboard layout for the project and/or writing your own code for a digital effect. (If you write your own code and design a PCB, it’s still 5 points.)"


you only "lose" points if it's point to point, since there is no chance of the bonus :icon_twisted: :icon_wink:

Unless you've written your own code for your point to point project  8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 21, 2013, 06:30:57 AM
what if you just think of a 2 digit code whilst designing a pcb and just wearing a balaclava and socks...?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 21, 2013, 06:55:23 AM
what if you just think of a 2 digit code whilst designing a pcb and just wearing a balaclava and socks...?

Only if you're also eating baclava.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: liagasg on August 21, 2013, 08:08:35 AM
Ok, here is my entrance to the contest :
Name : liagasg (george liagas)
Pedal Name : Soul Breaker

Soul Breaker is a distortion unit build after order for a fellow guitaristwww.thereckoning.net (http://www.thereckoning.net). It's look is totally inspired by his album / merchandise art.
It's build with the metal guitarist in mind providing 2 different types of distortion with a flick of a toggle switch. I've also add the light emitting borders effect as a gift, to create a better looking unit. The unit turns green on normal distortion mode, and red on ultra high gain distortion. It has Gain-  Bass - Treble - Contour - Output knobs. Works on 9VDC. No battery compartment.

Design
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9518/4cze.jpg)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6019/sa7i.jpg)

Guts

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2488/wylt.jpg)
(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8044/is3r.jpg)
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3979/yods.jpg)

Layout
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7107/zmlh.jpg)

(http://Schem)
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9273/5m0f.jpg)

Video PART 1


Video PART 2
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 21, 2013, 08:11:56 AM
Wow! very nice work!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 21, 2013, 08:32:53 AM

You won't lose points. This is for the 5 bonus points:

"5 bonus points for designing your own PCB, perfboard, or stripboard layout for the project and/or writing your own code for a digital effect. (If you write your own code and design a PCB, it’s still 5 points.)"


you only "lose" points if it's point to point, since there is no chance of the bonus :icon_twisted: :icon_wink:

I would consider a list of PTP connections sufficient to qualify as a "layout." Like what RG did in the Rangemaster PDF. Something that provides a way for another builder to repeat the process of building the effect. (Which after all is the entire reason for offering bonus points for a layout.)

I know that's something of a pain if it's a complicated PTP build, but this is something I definitely did not consider (and should have!) before wording that rule.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 21, 2013, 08:46:10 AM
@george: 

sounds \m/   :icon_twisted: \m/   cool build/design man... :icon_cool:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 21, 2013, 09:17:46 AM

I would consider a list of PTP connections sufficient to qualify as a "layout." Like what RG did in the Rangemaster PDF. Something that provides a way for another builder to repeat the process of building the effect. (Which after all is the entire reason for offering bonus points for a layout.)

I know that's something of a pain if it's a complicated PTP build, but this is something I definitely did not consider (and should have!) before wording that rule.

I'm already looking forward to liquitones entry..
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 21, 2013, 09:35:29 AM
Soul Breaker sports epic wicked tones, not to mention graphics and lighting effects!  Well done.

I don't see the toggle switch in the schematic.  I hear what it does (awesome), but what does it do electrically?

\m/ \m/

CHAD

*edit: I see from the pcb layout that the switch changes the clipping diodes to ground.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 21, 2013, 09:38:34 AM
*edit: I see from the pcb layout that the switch changes the clipping diodes to ground.

Nevermind... postus too latus!  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: liagasg on August 21, 2013, 10:37:33 AM
Soul Breaker sports epic wicked tones, not to mention graphics and lighting effects!  Well done.

I don't see the toggle switch in the schematic.  I hear what it does (awesome), but what does it do electrically?

\m/ \m/

CHAD

*edit: I see from the pcb layout that the switch changes the clipping diodes to ground.

As a matter of fact, the Schem is the base on which I've made my "experiments". I've used a SPDT switch to toggle between 2 different clipping sections.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 21, 2013, 11:43:11 AM
That's a really nice box George. From light dirt to thick crunch and everything in between. The graphics are just  :o  Great build!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 21, 2013, 01:56:20 PM
ok, here's my entry, its taken a while to design (too bloody long) and get the switching right with a little help from Ian (slacker) cheers man.  ;)

oh and a little help from mrs astronauts ideas on the etch design..... ::) ()trying to muscle in on it..)

introducing:

The ''SPACE PATROL FUZZ''

as you can see its basically a classic big muff with fat/thin switching, plus 3 other modes for synthy, buzzy, octavey, duck and swell type sounds..by switching diodes and collector resistors. (which was a pita to work out)
rather  like a bias control on a fuzz face...but for both collectors.

schematic:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEFUZZSCHEMATIC.jpg)

pdf's:  layout + pcb.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEPATROLFUZZLAYOUT.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEPATROLFUZZPCB.pdf

guts...the wiring was a lot neater, but i had to pull out the pcb and remake it, and had limited tinker time to get t finished on time.. :icon_redface:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_001.jpg)

video demo...dry then with effects..


 ;) enjoy...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_003.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_005.jpg)

p.s pedal backdrop coutersy of Mrs Astronauts dress....shhhhh... ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 21, 2013, 02:18:27 PM
Good lord!   *waves white flag*
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 21, 2013, 02:32:49 PM
DAMN you Rob!!!  :icon_evil:

DAMN you and your superior etching techniques!!  :icon_evil:  :icon_evil:  :icon_evil:

I hate you!  :icon_evil:



Sweet looking pedal bro!  :icon_redface:  :icon_mrgreen:

EDIT: BTW... Cannot wait to see this next to the boutique Spitfire... Errrm.. I mean.... What was it called again?  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 21, 2013, 02:34:42 PM
I was watching that video, thinking, "Hey, this is pretty cool", and then your pedal came in and I was like, "cheese and crackers, this flick took a turn for the better".  And then you went and flipped to Synth 2 + LO and the blast shock wave hit my bowels before the flash bang.  I didn't see it coming like Pompeii.

My hat's off, and I may never wear a hat again.

And now I will finish watching the video.

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on August 21, 2013, 03:42:19 PM
@Rob: "don't take the p!ss" - very funny!!   :D

Anyway, glad you managed to get it done.  It's a great pedal.  I've not even listened to the demo yet...  I'm sure it'll be fab, and "full of fuzzy goodness".   ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: stallik on August 21, 2013, 04:22:10 PM
Hey Rob! Great sounds, beautifully balanced graphics, great etch. Is this similar to the one I can get in Brazil?
And George - amazing
One day I'll be ready.......perhaps
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on August 21, 2013, 04:36:52 PM
@Rob: Just got back from having a little listen.

 __     __
|_ |  ||   |_/
|  |__||__ | \


I think I may have sh@t a little...   :icon_redface:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 21, 2013, 05:10:26 PM
Wöw mr Rob.

That is... en helt jävla fantastisk skapelse!

Sorry my English vocabulary aint enuff here! It starts with that perfectly etched heavenly body and then the video. Amazing. Cred for great playing too, sorta make the video better. I am actually happy to have enterred before this, as i simply cant top it.

Among the sounds, the synthy parts impress most on me.

Yep. Great:)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 21, 2013, 05:52:31 PM
Rob...... just... amazing! The etch is perfect, the pedal sounds amazing, your playing is also.... amazing. The synth sounds are excellent, and octave too? It almost sounds like a bit of a reverse delay. Excellent job, and damn you!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 22, 2013, 03:19:59 AM
cheers guys...Its not available in brazil.........YET. ::)

i was pissing off my neighbours with it last night, sounds pretty sick with a wah or phaser very synthy... :icon_cool:

@greg i hate you too... :-*

@marc: go and change your armour.. ;D

good luck guys....looking forward to seeing/hearing what other creations come out of this .... :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:





Title: Re: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: slacker on August 22, 2013, 03:29:14 AM
Looks and sounds amazing Rob, did you figure out what was wrong with it before or did it just work when you rebuilt it?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 22, 2013, 03:32:24 AM
liagasg - nice work. What's the BS250 doing in your layout?

Rob - wow. I guess you didn't disappoint.
Title: Re: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 22, 2013, 03:43:59 AM
Looks and sounds amazing Rob, did you figure out what was wrong with it before or did it just work when you rebuilt it?

never did find out, i ripped out the other pcb and made another one with the jumper, started again to get it right,  i socket the Q3 diodes to make sure i had them the same as on my breadboard.

lots of fannying about, but worth the sweat and lots of  swearing at my cat in the end ;D...cheers man. 8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 22, 2013, 04:45:46 AM
I'm caught up with my scoring, and with about 1/3 of the contestants having posted, I'll say the same thing that we've heard in other contests: this is gong to be one close mo-fo!  We've got about 10 more entries to go over the next 10 days.  No towels allowed!!! :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 22, 2013, 06:05:14 AM
No towels allowed!!! :)

I'm biased the wrong way currently, but it does make sound, so I can post but would like to get it sorted first. Box looking good though.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 22, 2013, 06:17:54 AM



I'm biased the wrong way currently

i thought you looked funny... ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 22, 2013, 06:47:34 AM
As seems to be my way, all my grand plans are in tatters - code doesn't work, haven't started on a layout yet, I've run out of enclosures etc.
However, I have a couple of things I haven't shown off before, so I should manage to post something before the deadline so I can collect my participation certificate.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: liagasg on August 22, 2013, 06:48:44 AM
liagasg - nice work. What's the BS250 doing in your layout?

BS250 works as a polarity protection for the whole circuit. I use it instead of diode protection. I've read in an article that works better than diodes. I've tested it, and I've been using it that way in all my builds.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 22, 2013, 07:15:39 AM
liagasg - nice work. What's the BS250 doing in your layout?

BS250 works as a polarity protection for the whole circuit. I use it instead of diode protection. I've read in an article that works better than diodes. I've tested it, and I've been using it that way in all my builds.

OK - so the body diode is in series with V+ I guess. Fair enough.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 22, 2013, 03:21:41 PM
Name : liagasg (george liagas)
Pedal Name : Soul Breaker

Some serious methell dirt you put in that box:) This is the one that takes it to eleven for real... Great demovid, brilliant Graphics.

Cheerio!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: liagasg on August 22, 2013, 04:24:53 PM
Here's a better pic of my Soul Breaker

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/3559/eqfa.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 22, 2013, 06:40:29 PM
Very, very cool builds so far!

I'm rounding the final corners...the vid will be the biggest hassle, I hope.

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/kiddietoy.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: the3secondrule on August 22, 2013, 07:06:24 PM
Shredmaster?

quote author=liagasg link=topic=102861.msg930837#msg930837 date=1377203093]
Here's a better pic of my Soul Breaker

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/3559/eqfa.jpg)
[/quote]
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 22, 2013, 08:17:29 PM
No towels allowed!!! :)

I'm biased the wrong way currently...

Hey, your personal life is none of my business.  Be proud of who you are!   ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 22, 2013, 09:21:53 PM
@lucifer. Wtf is that...looks sick ;D

@liag. How is the graphic done? Etch,paint?
Title: Re: Sv: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 23, 2013, 12:14:59 AM
No towels allowed!!! :)

I'm biased the wrong way currently...

Hey, your personal life is none of my business.  Be proud of who you are!   ;)

I am.

But when you take your NPN germanium, put 9v on the collector and ground the emitter, and measure 0.08v on the gate with your DMM you start to question yourself and flip the bloody transistor around, only to measure 0.01v on that bloody gate.

Well, I'm on my way to a company kick off that includes a visit to the Carlsberg brewery, I'll be back at it Sunday, I'll even start a debug thread.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 23, 2013, 12:28:41 AM
Maybe the Calrsberg brewery visit will help your bias problems.  (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/cheers.gif)
Title: Re:
Post by: Perrow on August 23, 2013, 02:02:59 AM
I'll ask them :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: liagasg on August 23, 2013, 02:16:21 AM
@the3secondrule
Yes, it's based on the Shredmaster

@deadastronaut
Self adhesive vinyl (decal), cut out on a plotter. Applied on the box and then clear coated.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 23, 2013, 03:34:40 AM
^ cool, looks great.

@perrow:  have one for us... ;D
Title: Re: Sv: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 23, 2013, 05:04:07 AM
But when you take your NPN germanium, put 9v on the collector and ground the emitter, and measure 0.08v on the gate with your DMM you start to question yourself and flip the bloody transistor around, only to measure 0.01v on that bloody gate.

but...but.. there is no gate on a NPN  ;D
Title: Re:
Post by: Jdansti on August 23, 2013, 08:27:58 AM
I'll ask them :)

Sorry-it appears that my poor attempt at humor isn't translating well. I'll just say that I hope you get enough samples (of ethanol tinged fluids) at the brewery to straighten out your bias problem. (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/cheers.gif) (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/cheers.gif) (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/cheers.gif)
 ;)
Title: Re:
Post by: Perrow on August 23, 2013, 12:11:56 PM
Samples were ample though they knew nothing about germanium transistor biasing :-(
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on August 23, 2013, 12:32:50 PM
So, I'm torn deciding between two pedals to enter. I'm thinking either my true ring mod CV phaser delay with LCD and digi knobs or a LPB-1. What do you guys think?   :D

Seriously, I have something on the breadboard, but that's it so far  :'(        I'll still turn something in! I just hope it's not an insult to the judges when it shows up in a tupperware box with mismatched knobs  ;D

Bravo everyone who's entered something so far, all killer builds, per usual.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 23, 2013, 12:42:31 PM
a tupperware box

Real NOS Tupperware?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 23, 2013, 12:55:55 PM
My mother used to throw tupperware parties way back when. I'll send out some NOS bowls ASAP. :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 23, 2013, 06:56:31 PM
We'll be looking to see if you "burped" the lid...  ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 24, 2013, 10:33:15 AM
Tee minus ONE WEEK everyone!!!!!

Good Luck to all!  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 24, 2013, 11:28:42 AM
Tee minus ONE WEEK everyone!!!!!

Good Luck to all!  :icon_cool:

Thanks - I really needed that extra pressure.    :icon_exclaim:

Paint coat is curing - decal tonight followed by clearcoat tomorrow then assemble and video sometime next week.  I'm just hoping I don't mess anything up (goofed the primer coat twice) - clear coating is always the most mistake prone part for me.   :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 24, 2013, 11:54:03 AM
come on guys!!!!! ... :)

no pressure... ;)



Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 24, 2013, 11:58:08 AM
I may not make it. I suffered a major setback last night  :icon_cry: I won't give up though, and I guess I can submit my disaster anyway.
Title: Re:
Post by: TOPLEL on August 25, 2013, 09:46:40 AM
Samples were ample though they knew nothing about germanium transistor biasing :-(

nor about brewing proper beer
Title: Re: Sv: Re:
Post by: Perrow on August 25, 2013, 12:24:10 PM
Samples were ample though they knew nothing about germanium transistor biasing :-(

nor about brewing proper beer

Proper beer they make lots of, excellent beer they make in lesser quantity,  but they make, and served us, both kinds :-)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 25, 2013, 04:25:13 PM
Is it safe to assume that there will be a mad rush of entries in the last 72-96 hours?  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 25, 2013, 04:44:21 PM
Is it safe to assume that there will be a mad rush of entries in the last 72-96 hours?  :icon_eek:

Maybe some think there is a psychological advantage on the judges to post near the end. I have noticed this in several contests.

Or maybe I'm reading too far into it  :-\
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 25, 2013, 04:54:02 PM
Maybe some think there is a psychological advantage on the judges to post near the end. I have noticed this in several contests.

Interesting..  ???

I am guessing the great equalizer is the fact that the judges are grading as they go along. This way, even the submissions that are not the "freshest" in the judges minds will get their attention as needed.

This one is going to be a tough contest from what I have seen so far. Cant wait to see the rest...  ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 25, 2013, 06:51:59 PM
Is it safe to assume that there will be a mad rush of entries in the last 72-96 hours?  :icon_eek:

Maybe some think there is a psychological advantage on the judges to post near the end. I have noticed this in several contests.

Or maybe I'm reading too far into it  :-\

For me anyway - it is merely that I am taking too long to get it finished.  Clearcoat is drying as I type.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 25, 2013, 07:45:00 PM
Here's a prize tease. It's a Cardinal Tremolo. Design by Jon Patton and PCB by 1776 Effects. In addition to the PCB, I'm throwing in the enclosure and guts necessary to build it.

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/7B5B9689-C26A-4DF8-B358-BAFF24E638DC-30093-000023B614F8E3A1.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 25, 2013, 07:59:18 PM
Now that's a prize! :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 25, 2013, 08:08:07 PM
Aww, and he included the center off switch, even though it's not in the official parts list!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 25, 2013, 09:43:24 PM
Three tremolos in one!  Ya can't beat that!   ;)

Edit:

Now we just need to figure out who I'm going to ship it to... :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 25, 2013, 10:48:03 PM
Now we just need to figure out who I'm going to ship it to... :)

I just PM'd you my address.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 25, 2013, 11:16:18 PM
Thanks. I can't send the pedal unless you win, but you're now an official member of the Girly Men against Guns campaign. You should start receiving their monthly magazine soon, and your membership automatically makes you eligible for the GMAG Thong Contest.  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 25, 2013, 11:25:16 PM
I'm ready. I've been doing kegels all day.

That's going to confuse the hell out of the mailman because the NRA is sending me all these crazy right-wing magazines.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Stomptown on August 26, 2013, 12:35:08 AM
Name of entrant: Stomptown
Pedal name: Cascaida Overdrive

Tell us a bit about the pedal: The Cascadia Overdrive (Madbean LaVache PCB) is a modified Lovetone (TM) Les Lius, which is based on the Electra Distortion. I also designed a 3P4T daughter board that was used to change between the three clipping modes. The daughter board also allowed me to use a tri-colored LED that changes color with each clipping mode and turns off when the pedal is bypassed. Overall, I really enjoy this pedal. The three clipping modes are very distinct and give the player a lot of options. I like the pedal most when the boost is engaged and will probably leave it on for the most part.

Pictures of the pedal (inside and out):
(http://imageshack.us/a/img18/1160/haij.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/haij.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img10/8274/ctd6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10/ctd6.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img208/4097/fw8i.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/fw8i.jpg/)

Audio/video:


Schematic, layout, etc.

Here is the Madbean LaVache schematic:
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6761/71x9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/71x9.jpg/)
For more info, check out the LaVache build doc here:
http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/LaVache/docs/LaVache.pdf (http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/LaVache/docs/LaVache.pdf)

and here is the 3P4T daughter board Layout/Schematic:
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8329/8f0a.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/8f0a.jpg/)
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1721/vaza.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/vaza.jpg/)
For more info, check out my build doc here:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_GM88jXYKryMGE5QlNXeHRMZ2s/edit (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_GM88jXYKryMGE5QlNXeHRMZ2s/edit)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 26, 2013, 02:00:44 AM

Maybe some think there is a psychological advantage on the judges to post near the end. I have noticed this in several contests.


procrastination...failure...troubleshooting,  hatred of making videos, to name a few :icon_cry:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 26, 2013, 02:03:59 AM
Name of entrant: Stomptown
Pedal name: Cascaida Overdrive



Cool first post and welcome! Nice build and rich tone. Multi-colored leds are always a blast...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: kingswayguitar on August 26, 2013, 03:38:08 AM
sweet stuff 'Stomptown'. especially at the end with the delay. and all that with one tranny....even better!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 26, 2013, 04:32:23 AM
Nice one stomptown , i was hooked with just the leds 8)...sounds great man.  Cool build. :icon_cool:

@john. Wow nice prize.... :o :icon_cool:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 26, 2013, 06:09:04 AM
Maybe some think there is a psychological advantage on the judges to post near the end. I have noticed this in several contests.

Tweaking til the last moment, have my entry ready, video, photos and documentation, just want to try another time to get it working with germaniums, and then maybe I can let it rest.

If I'd'd some more time the last month I'd've had it ready sooner, but seeing as it's been, I'm happy I've got something to enter (got a few apostrophes in that sentence now, didn't I  ::) ).
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 26, 2013, 10:14:28 AM
THIS IS A REMINDER TO BE SURE YOU'VE PAID YOUR ENTRY FEE BEFORE POSTING YOUR ENTRY!
http://diystompboxes.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=94

We're getting down to the wire and I don't want anyone to be disqualified for a last-minute post forgetting a necessary step. Remember, the entry fee goes to the forum to help keep this place running!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Stomptown on August 26, 2013, 11:37:30 AM
THIS IS A REMINDER TO BE SURE YOU'VE PAID YOUR ENTRY FEE BEFORE POSTING YOUR ENTRY!
http://diystompboxes.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=94

We're getting down to the wire and I don't want anyone to be disqualified for a last-minute post forgetting a necessary step. Remember, the entry fee goes to the forum to help keep this place running!

Hey Jon, how do we show proof of payment anyways?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 26, 2013, 11:42:11 AM
Hey Jon, how do we show proof of payment anyways?

You guys don't have to worry about it, we just get a list from Aron every once in a while.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 26, 2013, 11:44:00 AM
Name of entrant: Stomptown
Pedal name: Cascaida Overdrive

Doing more with less = sweetness!  Well done.

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 26, 2013, 06:47:28 PM
Here is my 1st entry; the Deluxe Stereo Vibe
It is basically a classic Uni-vibe circuit with some modifications like the (switchable)input impedance-, gain-,and stereo output mods from R.G.Keens' articles.
It's is very similar to the mono-vibe in a wah-shell I built recently but this one has a separate expression-pedal with the circuit build into a large enclose so I had more room for the stereo-functions and extra switches.
The expression-pedal controls the speed, has a cancel switch at heel-down position and a chorus/vibrato switch at the toe-down position for on the fly switching. The chorus/vibrato and true bypass switching is done by relays to keep the audio-path short regardless of where the switches are placed.
The expression-pedal is connected to the main pedal by a 7-core cable with sturdy CB-connectors.
The main goals in this design where an as short as possible signal-path and maximum flexibility and ease in use so operating the pedal won't distract too much from the playing itself.

Making the demo video was a real pain, and I am not really satisfied with it, but considering the deadline it will have to do.
I'm going to invest in a better camera for the next demo and record in a room where I can really turn up the volume.
I used a 100w plexi-style amp on the left channel and a 5W Fender Champion 600 reissue on the right.
The guitar is as always my Squier Classic Vibe '60 strat with Seymour-Duncan SSL-1 in the neck position and the Squier tremolo bridge replaced with a Fender vintage style tremolo-bridge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO9erVLBSqg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvuMZ-xQMNY

Here are the pictures;

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000448_zps5bf7fbfa.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000448_zps5bf7fbfa.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000459_zpscb07fd8a.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000459_zpscb07fd8a.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000484_zps21229960.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000484_zps21229960.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000485_zps083c3af0.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000485_zps083c3af0.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000486_zps67b1cc90.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000486_zps67b1cc90.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000487_zps8ad29bf9.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000487_zps8ad29bf9.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000489_zps04b3a538.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000489_zps04b3a538.jpg.html)

And the project files;

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/DATASTEREOVIBEPAGE1_zpsb5cad068.png) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/DATASTEREOVIBEPAGE1_zpsb5cad068.png.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/DATASTEREOVIBEPAGE2_zps98f391f4.png) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/DATASTEREOVIBEPAGE2_zps98f391f4.png.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/DATASTEREOVIBEPAGE3_zpsd192f351.png) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/DATASTEREOVIBEPAGE3_zpsd192f351.png.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/schematicdeluxestereovibe_zps629e14a3.png) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/schematicdeluxestereovibe_zps629e14a3.png.html)




Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 26, 2013, 07:53:30 PM
 :icon_eek:   I     I   I don't eve...  Whaaahhh
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: davent on August 26, 2013, 08:23:28 PM
Bam... who wants to play now?

Kay, superlatives can't do your pedal justice... wow!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 26, 2013, 09:48:54 PM
Please excuse me while I pull my jaw up off the floor.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 26, 2013, 11:09:42 PM
In stereo, the vibe pulls your left and right eardrum out, takes each around the block different directions, then returns them to opposite sides od your head.

Wowza.  Thank you for sharing!

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 27, 2013, 04:13:03 AM
Here is my 1st entry

 ::) :-[ :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 27, 2013, 04:13:43 AM
Jimi would have loved that one
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 27, 2013, 04:52:52 AM
Very cool, superb build man,  :icon_eek:

@the judges  , can entrants be disqualified for using the word  deluxe?  ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: alanp on August 27, 2013, 05:42:48 AM
Bloody hell. That build is insane! Between this and Govt's flanger, there is some stiff competition going on here!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 27, 2013, 05:50:44 AM
wow,. thanks guys! those are great compliments.

@chad, having a cancel switch really adds to the weird stereo effects, in cancel the signal centers on the main amp and when taken off cancel it start to bounce to the 2nd amp, so apart from moving in and out of effect mode it also moves into and out of stereo mode, and it happens gradually thanks to the slow response of the light-bulb.

@deadastronaut; haha! you're going to hate me for having a 2nd pedal for this contest...  ...the DELUXE tremolo
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: kingswayguitar on August 27, 2013, 06:54:01 AM
never mind "Liquitone". that video was good enough for me considering the pedal is so great.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 27, 2013, 07:08:19 AM
@liquid.  2nd deluxe?   :icon_eek:

oh bugger.. :'(

 ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 27, 2013, 08:31:09 AM
Stomptown - very nice.

Liquitone - there is a bit too much there to cope with in one sitting. Very cool. Is this an original circuit, and will you be sharing the schem?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 27, 2013, 08:34:38 AM
Liquitone, please link to the schematic. It's required. You should still be able to edit your post (it's been less than 24 hours).
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 27, 2013, 08:56:24 AM
oh, sorry,. somehow I missed that. I will make the schematic right now.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 27, 2013, 09:00:17 AM
Stomptown - very nice.

Liquitone - there is a bit too much there to cope with in one sitting. Very cool. Is this an original circuit, and will you be sharing the schem?

thanks! It's basically a uni-vibe with stereo output and some mods from R.G.keen's articles. yeah, my post will be updated with a schematic today.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 27, 2013, 11:30:58 AM
Here's my second entry.

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/cheeeeeese_zpsce362ee7.jpg) (http://s1267.photobucket.com/user/haveyouseenhim/media/cheeeeeese_zpsce362ee7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 27, 2013, 12:21:59 PM
Name of entrant: Stomptown
Pedal name: Cascaida Overdrive

..finally got some time to listen n Watch some video:)

This is a nice one, Stomptown! Good sounding and great look:).. Useful.

 Good video too.

Cheers
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 27, 2013, 12:31:48 PM
Here is my 1st entry; the Deluxe Stereo Vibe

Argh!

I am running out of superlatives:) ... This is the most happy interior ive ever seen in a build. Every Component is smiling!

Very impressive!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 27, 2013, 01:15:54 PM
4 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!...

i'm off on holiday on the 31st...so am looking forward to that and the results...

good luck all.. :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 27, 2013, 01:17:23 PM
Five exclamation points. A sure sign of insanity.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 27, 2013, 01:18:07 PM
oh yes!!!!!!!!!!.... :o
Title: Re: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: slacker on August 27, 2013, 02:33:14 PM
Amazing stuff, glad I'm not entering, having a hard enough time working on my prize.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on August 27, 2013, 05:19:05 PM
Ah man, I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get an entry in. I ended up reshuffling all my holidays so I've only just got back home.

Four days to:

Plan pedal
Build pedal
Beautify pedal
Record demo
Do all description and stuff


(http://www.kickoffprofits.co.uk/resources/challenge-accepted%20in-play%20trading%20kickoffprofits.jpg)

Also, the only enclosure I have is a 1590A. It's going to have to be small and impressive...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on August 27, 2013, 06:41:11 PM
That is some thinly sliced beef there George! God speed, and good luck!


Some really amazing entries so far! This is going to be a hard one to judge, to say the least.  :o :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on August 27, 2013, 06:47:02 PM
That is some thinly sliced beef there George! God speed, and good luck!


Some really amazing entries so far! This is going to be a hard one to judge, to say the least.  :o :icon_eek:

Thanks, I'll need it! If I'm honest, I entered to support a good competition. This will (hopefully) be my second complete build so I'm really not expecting too much. Especially with these beautiful pedals already entered!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 28, 2013, 12:46:00 AM
oh $#17, i guess i better get my crap together. haven't had a minute to build... i built the prototype, and it's working, but i gotta draw a schematic, do a vero layout, shoot a video and build the damn thing so i can use my usual horrible boxing technique and submit my humble entry.
all i can say is it may melt your brain tonally, but if there's an ugly duckling award, i'm goin' for it... lol.

IF i get a chance.... so far, looks like forfeit may be necessary, in which case i'm jazzed just to help get it funded to make it happen.

see you all soon... or WILL i?

;)

peace out... my god some astounding builds...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 28, 2013, 05:31:58 PM
Name of entrant: Perrow / Pelle
Pedal name: Bemired Ikon Ten

Tell us a bit about the pedal: It's a Tonebender Mk II. This was to be is my first use of a bunch of germanium npn transistors (AC176) I bought a while ago, but sadly, even though I've tried all I can think of I couldn't get them to bias correctly. I finally got what was wrong with the biasing and I'm quite pleased with the result.

I post a layout with the standard values (as found on fuzzcentral (http://fuzzcentral.ssguitar.com/mkII.php), the Tonbender Professional Mk II schematic (although the 5 and 50 uF caps are changed to 4.7 and 47 respectively). In my pedal I had to drop the collector resistor on Q2 to 22k to get Q2 to bias, but I guess that's germanium for you.

As I like to do when I can, all wires going to the switch are positioned in the center of the layout as close to the switch as possible and the power is connected close to the dc jack. The pots are board mounted (but, on this design, requires a little distance to the board so they don't touch the ground path going under the volume pot). The led is board mounted on the track side of the board. This arrangement means that the led must be adjusted to about the right height and the hole for the led needs to be quite close to where it needs to be (it can be adjusted a few millimeters), but all this minimizes off board wiring and really makes it a breeze to do it nice.

What's with the name?: Well it's an anagram (the same characters mixed up) as "Tonebender Mk II", used an online anagram generator to come up with the name. Don't worry if you don't/didn't know what bemired means, I had to look it up too. It means something has got mud on it. So the meanings are.

Bemired: It's a dirt pedal with bemired graphics and knobs.
Ikon: The Tonebender is an iconic pedal.
Ten: Ten year anniversary.

Sound sample, first clean, then about 1/3 gain, then gain all the way up. Boring playing included free of charge.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20165528/Bemired%20Ikon%20Ten.mp3

Exterior:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Bemired%20Ikon%20Ten/BemiredExterior.jpg)

Interior (this shows when I had 2N3904s in there, picture of current germaniums below):

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Bemired%20Ikon%20Ten/BemiredInterior.jpg)

Germaniums installed and you can see the gap between the pots and the board:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Bemired%20Ikon%20Ten/BemiredInteriorGermanium.jpg)

Close up of knobs:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Bemired%20Ikon%20Ten/BemiredKnobs.jpg)

Layout:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Bemired%20Ikon%20Ten/BemiredIkonTen.png)

Schematic: http://fuzzcentral.ssguitar.com/mkII/mkIIschematic.gif
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 28, 2013, 05:53:38 PM
Beautiful Pelle - love the curvy layout.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 29, 2013, 02:44:05 AM
Nice one pelle, i love your curvy layouts too..always neat

lots of dirty,curvy,fuzzy goodness 8)plus bonus boring playing, what more could us pedalphiles want  :icon_wink:

good luck man.  8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 29, 2013, 03:52:03 AM
Seeing the competition I'm hoping there'll be a last place open for my entry  ::)

Well, well, at least I finished another pedal.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 29, 2013, 04:01:51 AM
We all have good chances on winning something  :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 29, 2013, 04:18:30 AM
Very nice Pelle. How do you like the circuit with the Ge vs Si transistors?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 29, 2013, 04:27:50 AM
Very nice Pelle. How do you like the circuit with the Ge vs Si transistors?

With Ge it's far more usable than I had it with Si, it had some insane gain with Si. Had my guitar volume on like 1 or 2 and still had extreme distortion, sounded quite good though. With Ge it cleans up rather nice if you turn down the guitar volume and it's far more responsive to how hard you pick.

Guess I could have searched my inventory for lower gain silicons and adjusted the collector resistors some to get the overall gain down, but why would I now that I've got my Ge's to work :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 29, 2013, 04:55:42 AM
I'm hoping there'll be a last place open for my entry  ::)



awwww...don't be like that,  group hug! :-*
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 29, 2013, 04:56:03 AM
That sounds fair enough, and is good to hear the Ge was worth the bother.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 29, 2013, 05:00:59 AM
Rob - while you're around. I assume you do a toner transfer onto your enclosures before you etch. What kind of paper do you use (yes I am that far behind schedule - haven't started populating the board yet either)?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 29, 2013, 05:15:45 AM
hi sam, i use photo glossy...just peel it off as it cools... ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 29, 2013, 05:16:27 AM
OK - ta.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: knutolai on August 29, 2013, 06:28:56 AM

Layout I used: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/perf1.png (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/perf1.png)
PLEASE NOTE: There is an error in the layout, don't use it. It is just for reference.


Cant wait to build this! Can we expect a updated layout at some point?  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 29, 2013, 07:10:18 AM
I certainly hope so  ;D I need to put it on my list. Because as usual I continue with new projects at full pace.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thofmann on August 29, 2013, 07:18:06 AM
Not really a pedal but I finished it few days ago and people tell me its useful. So why not show it ?

Name: THofmann aka Thomas_H :-)
Pedalname: Purity aka All-In-One


Project Documentation (incl. schematic etc.): http://diy.thcustom.com/?wpdmact=process&did=MzEuaG90bGluaw== (http://diy.thcustom.com/?wpdmact=process&did=MzEuaG90bGluaw==)
Documentation of the power amp: http://diy.thcustom.com/?wpdmact=process&did=MzIuaG90bGluaw== (http://diy.thcustom.com/?wpdmact=process&did=MzIuaG90bGluaw==)

What it does:
I wanted to have a tool to do high quality recording of effects on one side and a solution to practice to playalongs on the other side.
The all-in-one took 3 prototype PCBs and more than 3 months to get everything as I wanted it to be.
A very nice side development is the 10W power amp that runs on a 9V supply, is very small in its dimensions and sounds really good.

Specifics:
•   tube input preamp
•   Input gain control
•   FX Loop
•   Wet/Dry Mixer (Its a panner actualy, so you can have 100% wet only)
•   aux in and aux volume control (connect your favourite mp3 player)
•   buffered amp out with volume control (selectable Mix or FX-loop only)
•   wide range single knob tone control.
•   Frequency correction withSpeaker saturation control (can be bypassed)
•   recording out volume control
•   Mic-a Mic-b and line-level output for the recording Signal
•   symmetric line out for XLR connection (DI-Out)
•   headphone amp
•   power amp 10W

for a better understanding here is a schematic with building blocks and signal paths:

(http://diy.thcustom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/all-in-one-blockdiagramm-1024x635.png)

and some pictures of the actual build:

Outside:

(http://diy.thcustom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/all-in-one-br2-1024x729.jpg)

From the back:

(http://diy.thcustom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/all-in-one-br3-1024x732.jpg)

Inside:

(http://diy.thcustom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/all-in-one-br1-1024x727.jpg)

What is what:

(http://diy.thcustom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/all-in-one-br-exp-1024x727.png)


And a short demo of the tonecontrol and filtering abilities:  https://soundcloud.com/th-custom-effects/all-in-one-recording-mixing (https://soundcloud.com/th-custom-effects/all-in-one-recording-mixing)

Stereo simulation demo: https://soundcloud.com/th-custom-effects/headphone-amp-stereo (https://soundcloud.com/th-custom-effects/headphone-amp-stereo)


Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 29, 2013, 07:25:58 AM
Fantastic work!  :o
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on August 29, 2013, 08:15:08 AM
I like the power amp idea! Using two tda2003 one for voltage doubling and another for audio.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 29, 2013, 08:22:34 AM
wow
Title: Re: Απ: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: liagasg on August 29, 2013, 08:24:31 AM
Guess we've just lost the chance of getting any prize after that build!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 29, 2013, 12:16:13 PM

(http://diy.thcustom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/all-in-one-br2-1024x729.jpg)


Holy crap!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on August 29, 2013, 12:28:32 PM
Perrow, sweet build, warm fuzzy tones, great graphics!  :D

|
|

TH- I found one glaring omission from your circuit:

(http://santhoffplumbingco.com/images/Kitchen-Sink.jpg)

Otherwise, it's incredible!!!

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thofmann on August 29, 2013, 12:45:19 PM

TH- I found one glaring omission from your circuit:

(http://santhoffplumbingco.com/images/Kitchen-Sink.jpg)

Otherwise, it's incredible!!!

CHAD

Damn, now you everyone knows that i do kitchen sinks for a living!  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 29, 2013, 01:02:54 PM
Are silkscreen layouts all that is required for submissions?

I was under the impression that layouts had to be COMPLETE in order for "spirit of DIY" sharing.

I know I wouldn't mind building this DIY style. MAybe post or share the Gerbers  ;D

Am I wrong? Judges  ???
Title: Re: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: slacker on August 29, 2013, 01:29:20 PM
I think you're right Greg. Obviously it's up to the judges but there's a couple of entries that seem to have "required elements" missing.

@thofmann amazing build, love the power amp.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thofmann on August 29, 2013, 02:15:22 PM
You are probably right. I missed the "...and layout" required passage in the contest rules.

Out of the four circuits I used, three are absolutely unique and I did not bother thinking about single sided layouts as there was no way to get the required packaging density.
The Valv-e-tizer has a single sided layout in its V1.1 build document which is freely available.

I am contrary to the "spirit of DIY" saying as you could do your own layout from the schematic and add another level of DIY on top  ; :o

But let me tell you what I think:
First I will leave it to the judges to decide how the rules should be applied.
Second I was really thinking about the "sharing gerbers" idea that was mentioned.
I could agree to put them on for a limited time (lets say 1 month). It would be the 10x10 panel containing the all-in-one board, the power amp and another board that was a fail.

What do you say?

Thomas

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 29, 2013, 02:20:24 PM
The judges are discussing it.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 29, 2013, 02:30:26 PM
Sorry... not trying to be an a-hole or anything. I thought your pedal was AMAZING! The first thing I did after seeing/hearing it was look to see how I could build my own or have some PCBs fabbed and that was when I noticed that there was no other way to do it other than to order them from you.

I deal with a fab house all the time and I can get GREAT discounts if I want a few boards made from time to time. That is why I suggested the Gerber share.   :icon_redface:

Although, I will say that everyone thus far that has shared a layout has done it completely and without a time limit. I would think that should be universal  ;D

It is up to the judges now and I will go with whatever they decide.  8)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thofmann on August 29, 2013, 02:46:00 PM
@Greg: I do not think bad of you and you have every right to mention the rules in that case.
@Jon: Sorry for the confusion. Let me know what the judges decide on the requirements. I will try to align but what I do not want is that "my" boards do show up for sale from someone else on the net.
If this disqualifies me so be it.

Thomas
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 29, 2013, 02:54:55 PM

Layout I used: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/perf1.png (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1849818/published_images/perf1.png)
PLEASE NOTE: There is an error in the layout, don't use it. It is just for reference.


Cant wait to build this! Can we expect a updated layout at some point?  :icon_biggrin:

For those who want to know, C10 is not connected correctly, that's all. It should connect to pin 14 instead of pin 15.

And it' s C8 in the schem.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 29, 2013, 02:56:16 PM
Just a suggestion - couldn't thofmann's entry simply be considered as being submitted with a 3rd party PCB?  He'd not get the bonus points of course, but the rules don't require either an original layout or a non-commercial board, and these are after all commercial boards are they not?  Yes?  No?  I am an idiot?  :)

EDIT:  The idea here is so that he doesn't have to share the layouts or gerbers.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 29, 2013, 02:59:00 PM
Do you want all four answered?  8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 29, 2013, 02:59:47 PM
Just a suggestion - couldn't thofmann's entry simply be considered as being submitted with a 3rd party PCB?  He'd not get the bonus points of course, but the rules don't require either an original layout or a non-commercial board, and these are after all commercial boards are they not?  Yes?  No?  I am an idiot?  :)


Quote:

"6) ) Circuit layouts do not have to be your own. You may use layouts designed by someone else, but designing your own will garner you substantial bonus points (see “Scoring,” below). Builders who use a pre-existing layout for their build must give credit to the original layout designer (if known). The schematic, layout, and/or code must be made public with the contest entry.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 29, 2013, 02:59:53 PM
GUYS, WE ARE DISCUSSING IT. Seriously. Please don't speculate or post interpretations of the rules that might result in confusion for others!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 29, 2013, 03:05:45 PM
Do you want all four answered?  8)

Just the last one really.   :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Hemmel on August 29, 2013, 03:07:50 PM
For those who want to know, C10 is not connected correctly, that's all. It should connect to pin 14 instead of pin 15.
And it' s C8 in the schem.

I think IC1 is shown the wrong way around. It shows pin 1 on top-right.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 29, 2013, 03:34:32 PM
Do you want all four answered?  8)

Just the last one really.   :icon_eek:

Gord....

You designed The Gilmour!!!!

Need I say more?  8)  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 29, 2013, 07:04:37 PM
Here is my 2nd entry; the Deluxe Tremolo.

The idea of this pedal started when I read about the Cardinal Tremolo by Midwayfair. I had never heard of harmonic tremolo before, but it got my interest straight away.
After reading about what harmonic tremolo was and listening to a few examples on YouTube I decided I wanted to try and build one.
I took the non-scientific approach and connected my old standard trem to the breadboard and started playing with different value capacitors and resistors between the preamp- and output stage.
It didn't really sound like a harmonic tremolo so I ditched that idea, however the sounds I did get where interesting enough to keep the project going anyway.
Considering the low parts count of this addition to the standard tremolo I thought it might be possible fitting it inside the existing small 1590BB enclosure.
I decided on having only one additional knob for the extra preset sounds along the standard trem sound, instead of having too many knobs to tweak.
The old tremolo I designed using the building blocks of the uni-vibe, and with the capacitor back in place between the collector of Q3 and the base of Q4 it is now sort of a 1-stage uni-vibe/tremolo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxnZ2B-8Kp4

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/S6000452_zps0a55e5b2.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/S6000452_zps0a55e5b2.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/S6000496_zps788a5729.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/S6000496_zps788a5729.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/S6000419_zpse234e008.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/S6000419_zpse234e008.jpg.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/schematicdeluxetremolo_zpsd960e3c6.png) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/schematicdeluxetremolo_zpsd960e3c6.png.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/DATAdeluxetremolo_zps303ce3c0.png) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/DATAdeluxetremolo_zps303ce3c0.png.html)

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/DATAdeluxetremolodrillingtemplate_zps3218c048.png) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/Liquitone%20Effects/DATAdeluxetremolodrillingtemplate_zps3218c048.png.html)



Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 29, 2013, 09:25:23 PM
@Liquitone

I keep getting a playback error when I try to watch your demo for your second entry  :-\

Is it just me?

EDIT: Disregard.... I got it working. Great sounding Tremolo  8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 29, 2013, 09:44:37 PM
Thanks!

hmm weird you got errors, if more people are getting errors I'll look if anythings wrong. I tried to embed the video, but somehow I can't get that to work.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 29, 2013, 10:32:21 PM
There's something funny going on with Youtube, but I was able to embed it:

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 29, 2013, 10:34:04 PM
Works on my Nexus in the you tube app but not in my browser.

Man, that's weird.  ???
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thelonious on August 30, 2013, 12:04:51 AM
Works on my Nexus in the you tube app but not in my browser.

Man, that's weird.  ???

Occasionally this sort of thing happens because of Flash issues. Apps might use HTML5 or use a video codec directly while some browsers use Flash. You can try updating Flash or go to http://youtube.com/html5 and opt in. Don't know if it will fix this problem or not.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on August 30, 2013, 02:25:42 AM
For those who want to know, C10 is not connected correctly, that's all. It should connect to pin 14 instead of pin 15.
And it' s C8 in the schem.

I think IC1 is shown the wrong way around. It shows pin 1 on top-right.

Yes! Good catch
Title: Re: Sv: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 30, 2013, 03:36:48 AM
@Liquitone

I keep getting a playback error when I try to watch your demo for your second entry  :-\

Is it just me?

EDIT: Disregard.... I got it working. Great sounding Tremolo  8)

I keep getting system overload errors when I'm looking at it, could someone please take it down. ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 30, 2013, 04:21:03 AM
I can see Liquitone's second entry vid - very nice. Welcome to the DIY weird new tremolos club.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 30, 2013, 04:27:52 AM
Just a heads up.. Remember there will be a bonus  framed sausage picture for the winner.

last time mustachio won it, and made a very emotional acceptance speech...

which is understandable, and also compulsory...... ;)

@thofman, nice box of tricks..cool build man. 8)
 @liquid:  lovely trem,, deserves the word deluxe.  8)

EDIT 2:

as i'm off on my holidays saturday, i'll post the winners bonus prize now:

to the winner:  please print , sign and put up on your wall.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/diystompaward.jpg)

please do not copy if you are NOT the winner. :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 30, 2013, 07:29:25 AM
thanks for embedding the video jdansti, the link I put up is just the url. I tried wrapping it using the youtube button in the reply window, and tried copy/pasting the embed link from youtube but somehow kept getting *invalid link*

I was wondering in the contest rules, what counts as new or unseen builds? I feel obliged to disclose that both my entrees are modified and expanded versions of earlier builds.
The Deluxe Stereo Vibe shares a lot of it's layout with the mono vibe in a wah-shell I build around the same time and I posted pictures of that one before entering this contest;
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000409_zps116045ae.jpg
The Deluxe Tremolo is, apart from the mode-switch with additional caps and resistors,  almost identical in layout to my standard tremolo;
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/tremologuts.png

Thanks for the compliments guys! I haven't replied much to other builds here because I was so occupied with getting these things done in time, but great builds all around! Quite a few with 1950DD's as well.
I love Govmnt Lacky's flanger, sad to see the components hidden under the board in the gut-shot, but it makes total sense building it that way, with the on-board pots and rotary switches.
haveyouseenhim's cheese is brilliant, great use of new technology, a little bit disappointed it doesn't sound cheesy at all, actually it sounds great!
Arph's Sentinel, great looks and sounds, especially like the idea of the sanded down look.
Vallhagens pinking, love the idea of 3 band FET drive. I Love FET based overdrives, and always wanted to build a 3-band boost/drive but without much succes so far. also the idea of your kid doing the artwork is great.
also love deadastronauts Space controll fuzz.

@deadastronaut; It has always been this vegetarian's dream to have a huge picture of a sausage on the wall!! :P



Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 30, 2013, 07:42:17 AM
^ great, now your dream has come true...but you haven't won yet!.. ;)

note: i had a word with the judges and  they  100% agree that there should be a runners up meat based framed photo award too.

so that nobody feels left out.  (see rule No: 13.)


this will be posted a week after the competition has ended. ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 30, 2013, 07:43:01 AM
@deadastronaut; It has always been this vegetarian's dream to have a huge picture of a sausage on the wall!! :P


HEY... HEY.... HEY!!!

That sausage will be mine sir!  :icon_twisted:

Oh yes..... it will be mine!!!  ;D  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 30, 2013, 07:47:10 AM
 :icon_eek:  no way... :icon_evil:  ^

 :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 30, 2013, 07:48:46 AM
:icon_eek:  no way... :icon_evil:  ^

 :D

Sharing is caring!!  :P

We can split it!  ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 30, 2013, 09:41:45 AM

...an anagram ...

Ah. anagram. thats a 100 +Points in my book:) ... I like the cute trädgårdsspade and pcb lines too! You use some EAGLE software or similar, or is it just graphics?

Great Circuit Pelle.

Cheerio
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 30, 2013, 09:54:06 AM
Rob, I believe you're required to provide a vegetarian alternative.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on August 30, 2013, 09:57:06 AM
ok, will do.... ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 30, 2013, 09:57:40 AM
Here is my 2nd entry; the Deluxe Tremolo.


...and im impressed again! I just looked through the video, and yea, this thing its not only wonderful inside, its useful too! Great tremolo options.

But still... mostly i am impressed about your very personal design style. the way you have your own niche. Extrmely cool.

Cheers!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 30, 2013, 10:08:46 AM

Name: THofmann aka Thomas_H :-)
Pedalname: Purity aka All-In-One




This is great too. Almost too much in one ;D ... You really focused on getting something complex and useful here. Pro:)

Cheers
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 30, 2013, 10:44:01 AM
The judges have given considerable thought and discussion to what constitutes a layout as required in #6 and #10 of the rules. When the rules were written, the judges did not explicitly state what a layout should consist of. To avoid unfairly disqualifying someone due to an unclear rule, the judges have ruled that a parts placement layout meets the requirements of the rules. This ruling is final and we ask that there be no more discussion of this issue on this thread.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thofmann on August 30, 2013, 11:19:14 AM

Name: THofmann aka Thomas_H :-)
Pedalname: Purity aka All-In-One


(http://diy.thcustom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/all-in-one-br2-1024x729.jpg)


Some more Soundclips for the All-In-One. (including the already existing ones with a little more explanation)

#1 Feeding a nice tune into AUX-In and using the tonecontrol and the filter switches to demonstrate the abilities. Recorded @ Line-Out
https://soundcloud.com/th-custom-effects/all-in-one-recording-mixing

#2 feeding a pedal demo to AUX-IN and using the Meno/Stereo Headphone switch. Recorded@ headphone-out
https://soundcloud.com/th-custom-effects/headphone-amp-stereo

#3 (new) Using a guitar @Guitar-In and a Delay in the FX-Loop. Turning the Wet/Dry control from 100% dry to 100% wet step by step. recorded @ Line-Out
https://soundcloud.com/th-custom-effects/all-in-one-wet-dry-control

#4 (new) Using a guitar @Guitar In and a Fuzz/Delay combo in the FX loop. Backingtrack comes in via AUX-In. Recording @ Line-Out. Playing is done by the pedal builder himself  ;D
https://soundcloud.com/th-custom-effects/all-in-one-as-a-practicing



Title: Re: Sv: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 30, 2013, 11:50:23 AM

...an anagram ...

Ah. anagram. thats a 100 +Points in my book:) ... I like the cute trädgårdsspade and pcb lines too! You use some EAGLE software or similar, or is it just graphics?

Great Circuit Pelle.

Cheerio

Thanks for the bonus points :)

I use diylc,  I'll pm you a link to a tutorial I wrote.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 30, 2013, 01:39:32 PM

I was wondering in the contest rules, what counts as new or unseen builds? I feel obliged to disclose that both my entrees are modified and expanded versions of earlier builds.
The Deluxe Stereo Vibe shares a lot of it's layout with the mono vibe in a wah-shell I build around the same time and I posted pictures of that one before entering this contest;
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/S6000409_zps116045ae.jpg
The Deluxe Tremolo is, apart from the mode-switch with additional caps and resistors,  almost identical in layout to my standard tremolo;
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/Liquitone%20Effects/tremologuts.png



Thanks for the disclosure, but you're legal. (BTW - I had already looked at your earlier builds to confirm this.  ;))

"New or unseen builds" means that the physical pedal (circuit board and enclosure) that you submit cannot have been posted on the forum in the past.  For example, you cannot submit a Tube Screamer that you had posted photos of in the past, but you can build a new one for the contest and submit it-even if it looks identical to the original that you had previously posted.  There's a certain amount of honor system involved.  Hope that answers your question. 
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 30, 2013, 01:59:58 PM
yep! thanks for the clarification, that's one step closer to having a sausage or perhaps even a tofu-bar on my wall.

thanks vallhagen, the idea behind it was to have useful sounds instead of gimmicky sounds you would hardly use. I have built a dual tremulus lune with 10 knobs on it in the past, it was great fun, but not what I would want to use on stage.
I'm glad people consider me having found a niche, it has developed over the years through a combination of ignorance, stubbornness and improvising to get around limitations; I actually never etched a pcb and went from veroboard straight to turrets cause I didn't want to risk ruining my roommate's kitchen sink, the reason I use letter-stamps was born out of not being able to spray-paint during a very cold winter.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 30, 2013, 05:33:00 PM
whew...videos delayed me on this one.
Title: Atom 'Lytic Triple Barrel Lo-Fi Electret Distortion
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 30, 2013, 05:33:50 PM
Atom 'Lytic Triple Barrel Lo-Fi Electret Distortion
(with 3-band EQ)



This one is dedicated to fans of open air recording. I hope I've succeeded in going completely in the opposite direction of the other entrants...

As with my previous builds, my goal was to build something I've never seen in a stompbox, make it as far removed from anything commercially available and make it a complete piece of artwork both inside and out.

This is one of those ideas I came up with late at night hanging with friends, told em about it and was then dared to do it. As usual, they thought I was joking.

I used an LM386 to drive a combination of three speakers (IN the stompbox) and mic them with an electret microphone.

The Process:

The first step was to find three small speakers with completely different tones and ones that encompassed bass, mids & treble, like a lo-fi 3-band equalizer. I went through about fifteen or twenty of all types, sizes and ages. The 1.5" one was pulled from a vintage transistor radio and the other two from kiddie toys from my circuit bending days. Here's the toy that housed the 1" speaker.

Purple freak w/ heart removed (http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/kiddietoy.jpg)

Once I had the speakers, the first problem was finding a decent looking enclosure that was large enough and deep enough to handle all three. A big rectangular box would've been simpler, but I chose a sloped LMB "modular desktop console" that I picked up at a ham/electronics fest. Though not sold as a pedal enclosure, you'll see  DIYers use 'em for TB MKI builds. It's 6" X 4" X 2.5", so deep enough to handle a mounted speaker.

To pick up the sound, I used an electret mic that came with an old computer when video conferencing was first becoming popular.

Electret Mic:
(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/electret-mic.jpg)

If you're not familiar with an electret, it's basically a small condenser mic that's used in a ton of stuff today:
Electret Mic Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electret_microphone)

The next part was easily the toughest...positioning the speakers in such a way that all the sound is picked up relatively evenly, doesn't feed back and of course doesn't interfere with the other components. After much experimenting, I determined that the most feedback was caused when the mic was pointing directly at a speaker. So, the configuration I wound up with has all three speakers facing the sides of the mic. To do that and fit them in the enclosure, one speaker had to be facing up and the other two on each side. That way there is no feedback at all.

I built three mounts for those speakers with a combination of plywood and balsa.

Speakers in Mounts:
(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/electret-speakers.jpg)

A long time went into figuring out the best way to mount the mic to make it simple and flexible for adjusting. I originally was going to have it attached to the lid, facing straight down, but that wasn't flexible for tweaking since you can't actually see it at the same time as the speakers. The next idea was to make a boom with thin music wire that could be bent into position with pliers. I almost did that when I realized I still had the original mic stand. I carved it down to a thin strip so it wouldn't interfere with the speakers and mounted it on a hardwood block. This way, I could loosen the screw, rotate it any way I wanted at the mount, then re-tighten. I also can rotate the mic where it's attached at the end of the boom, so I have loads of control for tweaking.

Mic mount:
(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/speaker-mount-before-after.jpg)

I initially was going to use a 3-way switch to choose one single speaker at a time; either high, medium or low...but mid-way through the project I realized I could have multiple on at the same time with no problems, so I added a switch for each individual speaker. This way, I had seven possibilities instead of three (!), and I could get ANY combination of high, medium & low (1, 2, 3, 1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/2/3)…a lo-fi 3-band EQ!

During breadboarding, I also noticed that altering the resistor on the mic actually acts as kind of a tone control, with lower voltages (10K) giving more of a bassier tone and (30K) producing more treble. Below 10K is very hissy and above 30K, the volume drops way off. So, I went with a 10K limiter with a 20K pot.

I had a couple weeks left, couldn't help myself, so decided to build this point to point using mostly vintage components, including some crazy monster caps, since those types were actually used in old amps...hence, the "triple barrel" (three large caps & three speakers). I always have a blast, and find it a challenge to fit large components into unlikely places. Between the switches worked perfectly for the caps, with the added benefit of the common switch lug wired to "cage" them in.

I "sacrificed" two of my favorite-named Sprague caps, an "Atom 'Lytic" and a "Vitamin Q". I'm not sure of the brand of the third, but like the Atom 'Lytic, it has a cardboard casing.

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/atom-lytic.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/vitaminq.jpg)

Comically, each of those caps can cost nearly as much or more than the enclosure....some people are nuts:

Atom 'Lytic FS (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-SPRAGUE-ATOM-LYTIC-40UF-350VDC-ELECTROLYTIC-CAPACITOR-GREAT-/330970446486?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0f603a96)

Vitamin Q FS (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONE-Vitamin-Q-Sprague-022uf-400vdc-Capacitor-New-Old-Stock-/360559771416?pt=Vintage_Electronics_
R2&hash=item53f3097f18)

In addition to the caps, I also used a couple vintage 1960's 1% military glass resistors, one vintage 60's speaker (as mentioned earlier, from a transistor radio that was used for germanium harvesting), a jewel from a vintage amp, a couple vintage (late 70's - early 80's) 1/4" jacks, a few 60's terminal strips and lastly, a couple vintage metal knobs from an "autonomic nerve-point finder".

Nerve-Point Finder missing two (http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/nervepointfinder.jpg)

Lastly, the main part of the box is painted with a textured paint and the sides are black hammered. The interior is navy blue with black speaker and electret mounts and mic.

Possible mods:

There are so many things that can be done with the speakers, mic and enclosure. Of course, everything makes a difference. The angle of the mic, the proximity of the mic and even the size of the enclosure. I experimented by putting different "lids" over the speakers when miked and each one produced different tones and volume levels. The coolest thing I did was slash a speaker to get a more fuzzy distortion, but I opted out since I didn't know how long the speaker would actually last.

The half with the components:
(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/guts1-unwired.jpg)

The half with speakers before the mic was added:

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/guts2-unwired.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/guts2a-unwired.jpg)


Fully wired with mic and third set of terminal strips for the mic (note that the mic boom was adjusted towards the "high" speaker to make up for it's lower volume):

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/guts-full.jpg)

Schematic:

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/electret-distortion-schematic.jpg)

Layout:

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/layout.jpg)

The outside:

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/front.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/back.jpg)

In Camouflage:

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/box1-camouflage.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/box2-camouflage.jpg)

Controls on bottom:

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/bottom.jpg)

I only had access to a camera video which has time and memory limits (thus the separation and brevity) and doesn't pick up the full bass range, but hopefully I was able to clearly show the variety of tones:

First, each of the three speakers one at a time, then mic setting full CCW (bass), then full CW (treble):



0:00 Clean
0:09 Speaker 1 (low)
0:30 Speaker 2 (mid)
0:54 Speaker 3 (high)
1:16 Mic CCW (bass)
1:41 Mic CW (treble)

Different combinations of the low-mid-high (left to right) speakers.



0:00 Speaker 1
0:11 Speaker 1-2
0:19 Speaker 1-3
0:28 Speaker 2-3
0:38 Speaker 1-2-3

In retrospect, I  probably should've gone with chords, so I recorded a second video with another camera with better mic, but much lower quality video. Enjoy the lo-fi grain. But in the end,  I probably would've needed a better mic (external) so you could easily hear the high, mid & low separation. Those switches work like a primitive 3-band EQ.

For this I started with all three speakers on, then removed highs & mids, then added them back in a different order:



0:00 Speaker 1-2-3
0:08 Speaker 1-2
0:16 Speaker 1
0:24 Speaker 1-3
0:33 Speaker 1-2-3

I didn't include a gain control since rolling back on the volume cleans up good enough.



0:00 Volume Rolled Back
0:11 Full Volume

For the fun, with a wah & lo-fi camera. Surprisingly, It actually works very good before or after the wah. Appropriately, I busted a string right at the end:



If you go for it, this will most likely not sound like any distortion you have. You’ll have control of low, medium and high ranges, coupled with a tone control for any of the seven combinations. It has a completely different nature and sound than any of my numerous distortions. That hollow, lo-fi, miked sound would be tough to duplicate any other way.

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/electret-distortion/kiddietoy-small.jpg)


Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on August 30, 2013, 06:13:14 PM
Talking about thinking way out of the box!! that's pretty amazing and original. I quite like the sound, I bet those wooden speaker mounts help with preventing things getting too tinny. Those glass resistors look pretty awesome!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jimilee on August 30, 2013, 10:55:41 PM
Game over! I'm just not gonna bother entering. I found my new hero.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 30, 2013, 11:42:31 PM
Game over! I'm just not gonna bother entering. I found my new hero.

Jimi, please don't say that. There are more prizes than contestants at the moment and I know you're capable of a competitive entry.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 31, 2013, 12:07:30 AM
We need ya, Jimi!  I show 11 pedal submittals and over 10 more contestants who haven't posted yet. There a little over 24-hours left to post!!! (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/eek.gif)

(Richard Simmons voice): Come on people! Get those entries in! Every submittal is important!  (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/bass.gif)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on August 31, 2013, 12:10:42 AM
submittal

That's an interesting typo ...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: artifus on August 31, 2013, 12:25:01 AM
24 hours to conceive, design, build, document and demo a pedal... game on
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 31, 2013, 01:14:03 AM
submittal

That's an interesting typo ...

Sorry. It's a work thang. We use (misuse?) the verb as a noun when contractors send us submittals for doing work: 3. To commit (something) to the consideration or judgment of another. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/submittal

I promise it wasn't a freudian slip of this definition: 1. To yield or surrender (oneself) to the will or authority of another. ;D

 
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 31, 2013, 02:52:35 AM
Talking about thinking way out of the box!! that's pretty amazing and original. I quite like the sound, I bet those wooden speaker mounts help with preventing things getting too tinny. Those glass resistors look pretty awesome!

Thanx alot...and yes, the mounts add a bit of fullness that isn't there when the speakers are naked. Though, there's a much bigger change once the top is down and the speakers are in a closed space. The glass resistors are a blast, but a warning: Don't try to bend the leads at a right angle next to the case, unless you use a 2nd needle nose to bend around. They break very easily.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thofmann on August 31, 2013, 05:31:27 AM
@Lucifer: Thats a cool idea. I think with some heavy filtering you could do something similar but your approach is really DIY.
@jimmi: i wanna see your build. You have already shown that you do a great job.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 31, 2013, 06:34:00 AM
... a combination of ignorance, stubbornness and improvising to get around limitations; ...

Man, i like this attitude:)

In a universe where simulation software is for free and fabbed PCB-s costs nothing, you can still boost your inspiration from limitations. Keep up the good work, Kay!



Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: snarblinge on August 31, 2013, 06:35:37 AM
Lucifer that is awesome, I am seriously considering co opting that idea I have some perfect pcb mount electrets I have been wondering what to do with. One question, how micro phonic is the switching?
Title: Re: Atom 'Lytic Triple Barrel Lo-Fi Electret Distortion
Post by: Vallhagen on August 31, 2013, 06:39:45 AM
Atom 'Lytic Triple Barrel Lo-Fi Electret Distortion
(with 3-band EQ)



Wow... speaking about creativity... This is so cool i cant help laughin:) . weird. odd. and it sounds good too!

And i luv the camouflage pic ;D ...

Cheers!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 31, 2013, 08:21:37 AM
man, thanx guys...I really try to do one-of-a-kind boxes for the contests

@snarblinge
micro phonic:
You can hear some of that in video #3. It's kind of similar to what you'd hear if you tap the pick on the selected pickup with a distortion on. I guess you could easily use soft switching. You only need a SPST.  Though, I never thought about switching live...

@Vallhagen
weird. odd/camouflage:
Yes, I always like to use parts from unlikely sources!  Funny about the camouflage pics. I almost deleted em.  My friend told me it blended in too much and that there should be better contrast, so I re-took the pics on blacktop....but left em in there since I thought they were cool.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on August 31, 2013, 08:38:25 AM

@Vallhagen
...camouflage: ...

Well, you had me INSPIRED man ;D

Heres my contribution to the "Can-you-find-the-hidden-stompöx-in-its-camouflaged-environment!?"-quiz!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/Pinking/20130831_142939.jpg)

Cheers:)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on August 31, 2013, 01:20:14 PM
Sorry - looks like I'm not going to make the deadline. My principal motivation was to support the forum and to motivate myself to finish something. I guess I got half way there. Will post a build report or two once I get things finished - can post teasers if you like.

Congratulations to everybody that built something before the deadline - stellar builds and much better time management than I can muster.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 01:34:28 PM
After many marathon building sessions, I have completed my entry..... finally!

Name of entrant: pakrat
Pedal name: Mad Clone
Tell us a bit about the pedal: It's a Tonepad Small Clone with a bunch of mods found in the build reports and on the internet. The mods required a lot of extra wires and switch mounted components making the build messy and tedious, so I decided to make a new pcb with all of the mods board mounted. This is not a new layout, it's Francisco's layout from Tonepad with a few additions.
The mods allow a pretty wide range of sounds over a the standard Small Clone.... they include flanger, tremolo, regen control, and vibrato. The toggle switch changes it from chorus to vibrato, and also has a dry setting if you want the tremolo by itself. To be fair, I should note that this pedal suffers from the volume drop many others have reported, and traditional "fixes" did not work because of the tremolo mod. I believe the LDR is responsible but didn't have any others in stock to experiment.
The box is finished in yellow powdercoat, full faced waterslide decal, and powder coat clear on top. I have never worked with powder coat prior to this and it proved to be very difficult to get the clear to evenly cover the decal without pin holes or other problems. I had to strip the box to bare metal and start over six or seven times before I got it, but in the end I'm happy with the results.


Here are some pics:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03171_zps69d54341.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03165_zps370311e8.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03160_zps5904ca64.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03161_zps339c0d03.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03170_zps1c95a8aa.jpg)

Here it is next to the prototype I built to test the mods:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03164_zps9b2a3e84.jpg)

My $50.00 Harbor Freight powder coating gun:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03126_zps6a4d9a91.jpg)

One of many failures....

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03143_zpse27e028c.jpg)

Which leads to this:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03145_zpsde5a7649.jpg)

Guts:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/GUTS5_zpsb57c5331.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/GUTS2_zps4e7a18d6.jpg)

Video: The audio is clipped in spots because I used the camera audio. Signal chain: Les Paul Standard > Mad Clone > Mesa Mark III



Layout:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/MADCLONEPLUSPROJECT_08_19_13_zpsc22d4b57.jpg~original)

Pcb:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/MADCLONE_PCB_FINAL_07_18_13_zps5f232006.jpg)

Schematic: Fransisco's schem with mods added. Don't laugh if it's wrong, I've never drawn a schematic before....

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/MADCLONESCHEM_08_29_13_zpsef8a3026.jpg)

References:
www.tonepad.com
http://beckyjc.wordpress.com/pedal-builds/small-clone-mods/
http://experimentalistsanonymous.com/board/index.php?topic=1578.0

Special thanks to JOK3RX for helping me with tracing the original pcb!
Special thanks to Fransisco at Tonepad for this, and all of his other great projects!

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03158_zps2bc65be7.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on August 31, 2013, 01:59:10 PM
I'm officially throwing in the towel, ladies and gentlemen. I hope I haven't insulted the judges by blowing this off but my schedule is neither predictable nor something in which I have a lot of room to maneuver. The entries have been excellent, to no one's surprise. Bravo y'all, awesome as always. I hope the next contest isn't too far away, because while I didn't do any building, I did do some thinking...  :icon_twisted:


Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 31, 2013, 02:27:32 PM
@paktat

AWESOME build bro! I love it!

Been thinking about building another Small Clone and I really like what you have done and what you have added to the project.

A BIG THANK YOU for the transfer. I like to do PnP and I am definitely gonna get this etched very soon  :icon_cool:

Couple questions...

As for your volume drop issue... Didn't Rob find a solution for this on his clone? Can it be implemented here?

Second... Where is the stereo mod?  :icon_wink: Do the mods not allow the stereo output OR was it a matter of space?

EXCELLENT WORK!!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tca on August 31, 2013, 02:28:55 PM
Sorry - looks like I'm not going to make the deadline. My principal motivation was to support the forum and to motivate myself to finish something. I guess I got half way there. Will post a build report or two once I get things finished - can post teasers if you like.
Same here!

Cheers.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 02:41:22 PM
Thank you Gov! I did try ALL of the fixes for the volume drop and none were effective. If I cover the LDR the level goes up, so that leads me to believe the light/dark value of the LDR is either wrong, or my part was mislabeled. I do have the pdf files of the layout and pcb but I didn't have a dropbox acct to post them. I could email them to you if you want. Volume drop or not, the pedal sounds great and the crappy audio on my vid does it no justice. The tremolo works very well and the vibrato is also much better sounding than you would think, being an add-on.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 02:46:00 PM
Oh yeah, the stereo mod.... I didn't include it in my build because I didn't really need it. The pads are on the pcb so you can still build the stereo version.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 31, 2013, 02:47:04 PM
Thank you Gov! I did try ALL of the fixes for the volume drop and none were effective. If I cover the LDR the level goes up, so that leads me to believe the light/dark value of the LDR is either wrong, or my part was mislabeled. I do have the pdf files of the layout and pcb but I didn't have a dropbox acct to post them. I could email them to you if you want. Volume drop or not, the pedal sounds great and the crappy audio on my vid does it no justice. The tremolo works very well and the vibrato is also much better sounding than you would think, being an add-on.

Would DEFINITELY like to try my hand at etching this one. PM forthcoming! Thanks for sharing it!  ;)

I noticed in the video that you didn't spend a lot of demo time on the Flanger side of things. Any chance you could throw something up here to highlight that feature? I am asking because I would really like to get something to compliment my Flanger With No Name clone.  :icon_twisted:

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 02:55:10 PM
As far as the flanger goes, it's not extremely flang-y... flangerish? It's very subtle but still sounds like a flanger and that's pretty cool considering this is primarily a chorus pedal. Again, the audio in my vid doesn't do the flanger justice.  I could put together a vid of just the flanger if you want
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 31, 2013, 03:02:52 PM
As far as the flanger goes, it's not extremely flang-y... flangerish? It's very subtle but still sounds like a flanger and that's pretty cool considering this is primarily a chorus pedal. Again, the audio in my vid doesn't do the flanger justice.  I could put together a vid of just the flanger if you want

No worries!  ;D

Throw one up if you want to. I have seen enough to say that I MUST BUILD!!!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Stomptown on August 31, 2013, 03:29:05 PM
Hey guys, here is a link to the updated build doc for the tri-colored LED daughter board I used in my build for the contest. I have added a single sided layout for etching as well as a link to the shared double sided version through osh park. You can have 3 of them fabbed through osh park for under $9!

What is it?

The Tri-colored LED Daughter board uses a 3P4T rotary in place of an SPDT (on/off/on) toggle switch. It allows you to switch between modes and the led changes color with each mode. An example would be choosing between symetrical clipping, no clipping and asymetrical clipping on a modified tube screamer. Using the SW pad on the daughter board, the LED can also be turned off during bypass making the LED an on/off indicator for your stompbox as well.

here is a link to the updated build doc:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_GM88jXYKryRjZ1YTZyTExlLU0/edit?usp=sharing

Enjoy!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 03:38:20 PM
Thanks for that Stomptown, and great build by the way!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 04:21:20 PM
I just got a chance to see some of the newer entries, so forgive me for the mass props.

@Stomptown I really love the finish/etch you've got there. Is that a hammered sorta sanding job on there? It looks beautiful and rustic.... very nice!

@Liquitone Both of your entries are top notch, but that Deluxe Stereo Vibe is just.... just.... I'm speechless.....

@Perrow Your pedal just looks fantastic! So clean and neat and sounds nice and nasty. I would love to hear it with some chords  ;D  +1 on the curvy layout too.

@thofmann Besides your build being just.... sick! The etch is so clean I had to really look close to see that it indeed was an etch. Umm.... it is etched, isn't it?

@LucifersTrip What can I say... that's one of the most original pedals I've ever seen. The enclosure, PTP wiring, monster caps, and wood? Really original ideas and the enclosure looks great. I'd love to have one of those to try with bass or even vox. Great job!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thofmann on August 31, 2013, 04:50:33 PM
No, its not etched   :o
Its a secret recipe I got from my grandma  :icon_mrgreen: she was a witch and tought me how to cook things so that substances stick to metal surfaces.

------- spoiler --------

Its toner transfer.
 ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Stomptown on August 31, 2013, 05:07:13 PM
@pakrat: I actually wet sanded the top (600 grit) with a small piece wrapped around an eraser. I sanded in a circular motion across the enclosure (very small circles) in rows to get it to look that way. I think the pitting also adds to the hammered effect that you are seeing. I personally love pitting when I etch, but this one came out more pitted than usual. I tried laser paper for the transfer for the first time (I usually use PNP Blue) so I'm still trying to figure out how to get it right. I am happy with the result though...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 05:18:08 PM
@thofmann  Wow, it looks etched to me. Toner transfer, etch, it looks incredibly clean either way. Seriously, an amazing build!

@Stomptown That effect really adds to the finish, it looks bumpy even. I don't mind pitting either, unless I'm going for a clean look. In this case, the pitting adds to the look and I love it!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 31, 2013, 06:12:11 PM
@Perrow Your pedal just looks fantastic! So clean and neat and sounds nice and nasty. I would love to hear it with some chords  ;D  +1 on the curvy layout too.

Thanks for the kind words, sure, I can play some chords to (power chords at least):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20165528/Bemired%20Ikon%20Ten2.mp3

Warning: Music was hurt making that sound clip.

This was recorded using my V-Amp3, the first clip was recorded by leaning a cheap mic against the speaker grill of my Orange amp (Crush 20LDX). Borh setups as clean as I could get them (though a small amount of reverb on the V-Amp, just enough to take the "dead space" out of it).
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 06:28:11 PM
Now that's service! Thanks a lot Perrow, it sounds every bit as good as I imagined, very vintage.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 06:49:17 PM
edit 2:

hi guys,

entrant: pink jimi photon
pedal name: photonic juergulator (yerg you later)


first off, let me state that i may need to be disqualified, which i am totally cool with. i have been on the road 4-5
nites a week for the last 6 weeks or so, and with all the other stuff going on, have been as busy as a one legged man in
an ass kicking contest. so... despite wanting to submit a valid entry, i feel i may have hosed myself, and here's why.

i cannot submit the exact build/layout. the schematic is right, but at the time i built this circuit, i was dicking around trying
to squeeze it on to a 10x10 piece of veroboard, so it's a little different from the schematic... on the schematic, it shows
the "tweak" control as originally envisioned. unfortunately when i built this, i was out of 1m pots. the stock perc is
750k, escobedo's is 1m, so i made it in the original schem as a 500k pot with a 470k resistor on the collector side, and
a 47k resistor on the base side of q2. so i used two 500k's in series, which gets the job done. it could be built any
number of ways, the 1m pot lets you tweak it in a bit more, and should work well with the values in my schematic. but
again, DISQUALIFICATION fodder, on mine, it's preset.


(EDIT: FWIW, I HAVE THE TWEAK CONTROL PRESET AT 414k, which i found to be THE sweetest spot.. with my particular components.. that's what it's set at in the video i posted taken earlier today. don't do what i did, if you build this, do the 500k pot and resistors, it's worth being able to tweak...again, i did this only cuz i was out of 1meg pots.)


i think the "percolate" control is cool. it changes the 91k/100k c-ground resistor of the pnp q1 to a 100k pot. on
the schematic, i made a mistake. oops. it should read 100k, not 50k.
anyways, the perc control is subtle, but lets you dial in the harmonics, and make 'em pop out some.

one more way disqualification may be necessary, is that i posted a demo of this mod, tho i didn't post the schematic
or layout or pics... just a SPTWPJP where you could hear the effect.


anyways, i believe the percolator control affects the gain of the pnp, and the tweak (aka focus) control affects the gain
of the npn. nice simple addition, to me, it seems worthy.

totally can change the reaction of the perc circuit.

so anyways... some pron:

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0001_zps2d51bf09.jpg)

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0002_zpsc65c226e.jpg)

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0003_zps5f6c98a1.jpg)

some gut shots

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0004_zps18d88d7c.jpg)

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0005_zps1926e48c.jpg)

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0006_zps8d845aa5.jpg)

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0007_zps358ea975.jpg)

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0008_zpsb7132a92.jpg)

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/130831_0010_zpsd3ec4d25.jpg)

the obligatory schematic

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/photonicjuergulatorschem_zps43a219c5.png)



the vero layout (again, this is slightly different from what i built)

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/PHOTONICJUERGULATOR1_zpsadb820fc.png)

the original video of the mod to the perc/jerk



and finally, the actual pedal put thru some paces.




so....anyways... if you need to disqualify, i totally understand. sorry to drop a problem in the judges laps!!!
just too many irons in the fire, and i kinda dropped the ball.

rock the f**k on!! ;)

the vid/audeo is outta sync, too.....arrrrgh

who needs LSD? ;)

please excuse the wankage. been one of them days, this was about the 5th try at getting video... i "updated" the built in cyberlink software in my laptop, and it went payware on me. so did the webcam "freeware"... i couldn't get audio apparently without paying them...arrrgh....

anyways... now... once i get a chance... i can finally enjoy all the other entrees. thanks to all who participated, especially the judges for making it happen!!

EDIT 3:  too much coffee.....oooh, shiney!!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 31, 2013, 07:00:07 PM
Looking good there Jimi.

Couldn't help myself, here comes a little noodling with a Phase 90 after it :D

Don't think any music was hurt this time actually, I love a fuzz going into a phaser.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20165528/Bemired%20Ikon%20Ten%20Noodle%20With%20Phaser.mp3

Don't think I've said it before, but all recordings are with my Xaviere LP-copy, bridge pickup.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 07:09:40 PM
that sounds boss pelle!! i too love a phaser after a fuzz. hell, one before, one AFTER, even!! seriously... try it!! ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 07:38:35 PM
Great job Jimi, I'm glad you got it done in time. Sounds very cool, I think I might have to build one of those.......
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on August 31, 2013, 08:08:40 PM
that sounds boss pelle!! i too love a phaser after a fuzz. hell, one before, one AFTER, even!! seriously... try it!! ;)

I'm just a bit shy on phasers, might have to build one.

Here's my recording setup for the day. Someone in the household complained about me recording with the mike at midnight  ::) So I had to break out the V-Amp, connected to my computer using the cable from Rocksmith  :)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20165528/Recording%20setup.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 08:31:01 PM
that sounds boss pelle!! i too love a phaser after a fuzz. hell, one before, one AFTER, even!! seriously... try it!! ;)

I'm just a bit shy on phasers, might have to build one.

Here's my recording setup for the day. Someone in the household complained about me recording with the mike at midnight  ::) So I had to break out the V-Amp, connected to my computer using the cable from Rocksmith  :)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20165528/Recording%20setup.jpg)


i LOVE my v-amp(ire) it's saved the day many times!!!!

to get an idea of what it sounds like, try sweeping a wah backwards from the sweep of the phase 90... it can get pretty sick!! the wah is close to the same kinda sound.. it's cool, the first phaser tickles the fuzz and makes it create even more harmonics, and the second one phases the living hell out of it.

great. another idea to build... the phaserfuzzphaser... ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on August 31, 2013, 08:44:32 PM
The first of my two entries. Yes, it's last minute, but I'm pretty stoked to be allowed to participate here! DIY Stompboxes has had a big impact on my life as a DIYer, and I've been glad to both give back and also celebrate 10 years of awesome people doing DIY simultaneously. Thanks to Aron, and to the rest of the team and community here - you're really the best!

Name of entrant: jkokura
Pedal name: Ezekiel 37
Tell us a bit about the pedal: This is a build of the Madbean project, Boneyard (http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/Boneyard/docs/Boneyard.pdf (http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/Boneyard/docs/Boneyard.pdf)), and also includes a PCB of my own design, which incorporates a buffer into the Bypass switch. The Buffer is of the Op Amp variety, and is always in the circuit, being in line before the switch.

This build has been a labour of several months, mostly I both worked ideas for the enclosure. The enclosure is a silver 125BB from Pedal Parts Plus, whom always gives me the best service when it comes to enclosures. The graphics are printed by a Printing house located on Vancouver Island, and is black lettering on a clear vinyl decal stock. The graphics, are a full text of Ezekiel 37 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+37&version=ESV (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+37&version=ESV)), hence the name. The Chapter focuses on a prophecy which describes a field of skeletons, a 'boneyard' if you will.

The controls are simple: (R-L) Volume, Tone, Lo-Gain, Hi-Gain). One of the best features of this pedal is the hi/lo switch, which chooses between two pots for the gain levels. This makes the pedal versatile, and certainly feels much like hitting channel two, or a high gain mode on an amp.

As for the sound, I can't say how it compares to playing a real Marshall. However, I do feel it sounds really good, more amp-like than any other 'marshall in a box' pedal I've ever played. I really like this pedal, and I can see me using it, even though I rarely need anything that's very high gain. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy!

Pictures of the pedal (inside and out):

(http://imageshack.us/a/img690/4822/arcq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/690/arcq.jpg/)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img6/8594/krqf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/krqf.jpg/)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img692/7959/ydnp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/ydnp.jpg/)

And the Guts.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img5/2103/n5fj.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/n5fj.jpg/)

Audio/video:



Additional Details:

Aside from using a Boneyard PCB, from Madbean, I also used a buffered bypass board I created myself. The Schematic and Overlay are here below:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img585/5466/y583.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/y583.png/)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img607/2662/2eef.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/2eef.png/)

Thanks very much for looking at all this, I hope very much that you've enjoyed!

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 08:46:18 PM
Great job Jimi, I'm glad you got it done in time. Sounds very cool, I think I might have to build one of those.......

thanks so much pakrat!! it may not be much, but it sounds pretty good. works GREAT pushing....or being pushed by....fuzz!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 08:48:47 PM
wow....looking at these entrys.... holy $#17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the intitial shot across the bow was frightening, but holy cow.... you guys are amazing...thank you!!!!

my brain is melting... ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on August 31, 2013, 08:58:10 PM
And Entry number two!

Name of entrant: jkokura
Pedal name: Zeropoint Delay
Tell us a bit about the pedal: This is a build of the Madbean project, Zeropoint Super Deluxe (http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/ZeroPoint/ZeroPointSDX.pdf (http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/ZeroPoint/ZeroPointSDX.pdf)). I've chosen this as my second build mostly because of the aesthetic appeal this pedal has for me. I rarely get to build pedals for myself alone, but both this entry, and the previous one, are ones I've wanted to build a long time.

Again, this pedal is built from a Madbean PCB, inside an enclosure from Pedal Parts Plus finished in their "Snuffler Water" finish. It's gorgeous. It's also been labeled using the afore mentioned Vancouver Island Printing House doing up a Decal for me, after I designed the graphics in Inkscape. The graphics are the outline of a generic city, which fits well with the font I used, which also features a cityscape.

Talk about controls! The Zeropoint has many: (R-L, Top-Bottom) Path controls an element of the repeats giving the potential for a clearer first repeat, Modulation turns the modulation on and off, Ghost creates a second feedback loop which leads to some crazy repeat patterns. Rate and Depth control the speed and intensity of the modulation, Mix controls the level of the repeats in comparison to the dry signal, while Repeats and Delay are dedicated to controling the length and number of echos. Finally, there is a rotary switch gives the option between four distinctly different sounds to the repeats. These options I've labelled as Digital, Shimmer, Tape and Analog. Also, the PCB allows for a 'slam' switch, or a runaway repeats switch. Pressing this footswitch makes the repeats go into 'noise' mode quite quickly.

I really like the sound of it. It gives a fairly accurate representation of what the PT2399 can do, but it's genuinely a useful delay, not just a toy. I can totally see myself seeing this live, and despite some tweaking I'd like to do to help get a bit more control on the repeats, I think this pedal is pretty darn amazing. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy!

Pictures of the pedal (inside and out):

(http://imageshack.us/a/img138/9599/0drw.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/138/0drw.jpg/)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img593/6210/8e7l.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/8e7l.jpg/)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img850/8925/vimw.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/vimw.jpg/)

And the Guts.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img706/8422/3oeq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/3oeq.jpg/)

Audio/Video:



Additional Details:

I used a Bypass board on this. It's literally nothing special, just a switch PCB with connections for wires so I can avoid having to solder wires directly to a switch. It also has pads to mount an LED. If this is needed, I will post the schem and layout, but it's the same as every one out there, just tailored to my needs.

Thanks for looking! I Hope you've enjoyed!

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 31, 2013, 09:03:32 PM
@Jacob

Video set to private for the Zeropoint  :-\
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 09:09:16 PM
it's good here, greg!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 31, 2013, 09:12:11 PM
Thats odd....  :-\

Just tried from my desktop AND my phone and it still says it is set to Private  ???

EDIT: The Ezekiel 37 video works fine  :-\

EDIT@: Am I the only one not able to see the Zeropoint?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on August 31, 2013, 09:27:58 PM
^I can't see it either. When I click on the link, it says "Private". When I plug the URL into my browser, it says it can't open it because its a "local file". Hmmm.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 31, 2013, 09:31:57 PM
It's not working for me. Says it's set to private.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 31, 2013, 09:34:08 PM
Can anyone here get a hold of Jacob so he can fix it before deadline?

In other news....

Who here is going to get the old married woman award? (not ready/posted until the last minute  ::))
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 09:39:28 PM
weird, the preview shows up, but no video once i click on it. sorry guys, i hadn't had a chance to watch yet, but i can clearly see the preview.
when i click the link it does nothing, when i go to youtube it says it's private as you all report.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on August 31, 2013, 09:50:34 PM
@Jacob

Video set to private for the Zeropoint  :-\

Should be fixed now.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on August 31, 2013, 09:51:56 PM
Also, I think I made the 3 hours left till deadline mark. Anyone left now has bout 2 hours.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on August 31, 2013, 09:56:22 PM
Entrant: GGBB/Gord
Pedal: Orange Smoothie Compressor

This compressor project started life as a desire to build an Orange Squeezer with modifications.  As I searched for potential modifications and other improvements, I came across Mark Hammer's modified Orange Squeezer and decided to pursue his dual op-amp idea as well as the variable gain and brightness controls.  Eventually the pedal would become much more like another of Mark's designs - the Tangerine Peeler, but a lot less complicated, and with a few enhancements, plus all the bells and whistles. 

As much as I'd like to go into the details of this pedal's complicated evolution, I will spare you the gory details.  Suffice it to say I had no idea that I would end up with such an amazing pedal when I set out to build myself a lowly OS.  I really learned a lot doing this build.  Two things stand out - I definitely need finer solder, and I probably need a smaller tip for my iron.  All kidding aside, I'm glad I entered this contest because it really pushed me to be a better, smarter builder, and because I know I have improved on my past pedals.

Features:
Side-chain Processing - The dual op-amp design allows compression to take place outside of the audio path.
Band-pass Compression Filtering - Toggle switch enables high pass filter on the compression signal to retain dynamics on low notes and bass-heavy chords.
Quiet Bias Supply with True Vref  - Reduces AC noise from DC supplies - a common problem with stock Orange Squeezers.
Low Power Consumption - Circuit draw is about 4.5mA.  Super-bright LED with 6.8K resistor draws about 1mA.
Variable Compression Ratio
Adjustable Threshold
Attack and Sustain Controls
Active Volume Control
Brightness Control
Reverse Polarity Protection - Series 1N5817 Schottky.

Build Details:
Compression Diode - BAT48 Schottky.
Capacitors - All electrolytics in the signal path are tantalum.  All other caps are mica or film.
Op-amp - I tried many, including some exotic ones like the OPA2134, and a rare one (MC1458S), but the TL072 had the best balance of neutrality and low noise IMO.
Layout - Designed my own - all pots are board mounted - off-board connections are strategically placed for close proximity to connected item.
PCB - Etched my own - this was my first time.  Toner transferred a component and connection guide on the reverse side.
Paint/Graphics - White enamel primer; orange enamel paint on sides and back only; colour laser printed waterslide decal on top with bubbly orange smoothie picture background; enamel clear coat (to make the decal transparent); water-based polyurethane top coat.
LED - It's orange!!!!!

Video:
This is just a quick short low quality video demo to show it working live.  The full demo is the MP3 file below.


Audio:
http://soundcloud.com/ggbb-music/orange-smoothie-compressor

Pictures:
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_1_zpscabe6eaf.jpg)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_2_zpsd2b36801.jpg)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_3_zps4212e42e.jpg)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_4_zpsc59a82e9.jpg)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_5_zps511178b8.jpg)

Schematic:
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_Rev3A_Schematic_zps97630085.png)

Layout:
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_Rev3A_Layout_zps2adac905.png)

PCB Transfer:
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_Rev3A_PCB_zpsd1528e17.png)

Screen Transfer:
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/GGBB1/Pedals/Compressor/OrangeSmoothie_Rev3A_Screen_zps87d09f9c.png)

Credits:
Based on the Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer from J.D. Sleep (generalguitargadgets.com) and the Tangerine Peeler by Mark Hammer (hammer.ampage.org).  Threshold control idea by Mark Hammer.  Brightness control by Jack Orman (muzique.com).  Compression control by G. Tranter and 'free electron'.  Attack control by G. Tranter from Mark Hammer and Jon Patton.  Sustain control from Mark Hammer, Jon Patton and others.  Thanks to R.G. Keen (geofex.com) for 'The Technology of the Orange Squeezer' and Aron Nelson (DIYStompboxes.com).

I am planning on putting together a build guide for this in case anyone is interested.  The enclosure I used was a 1590N1 so the PCB is 2.4x1.6", but I also have a 1590B sized version of the layout and transfer - just PM me if you want it - I will post them somewhere eventually.

Good luck everyone - this is an amazing competition - I had a lot of fun building this pedal.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2013, 10:54:12 PM
Wow Gord, that pedal is beautiful! I have been looking to build a comp and I think this one sounds very effective, so thank you for that. Overall a very professional looking/sounding build.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 11:06:22 PM
After many marathon building sessions, I have completed my entry..... finally!

Name of entrant: pakrat
Pedal name: Mad Clone
Tell us a bit about the pedal: It's a Tonepad Small Clone with a bunch of mods found in the build reports and on the internet. The mods required a lot of extra wires and switch mounted components making the build messy and tedious, so I decided to make a new pcb with all of the mods board mounted. This is not a new layout, it's Francisco's layout from Tonepad with a few additions.
The mods allow a pretty wide range of sounds over a the standard Small Clone.... they include flanger, tremolo, regen control, and vibrato. The toggle switch changes it from chorus to vibrato, and also has a dry setting if you want the tremolo by itself. To be fair, I should note that this pedal suffers from the volume drop many others have reported, and traditional "fixes" did not work because of the tremolo mod. I believe the LDR is responsible but didn't have any others in stock to experiment.
The box is finished in yellow powdercoat, full faced waterslide decal, and powder coat clear on top. I have never worked with powder coat prior to this and it proved to be very difficult to get the clear to evenly cover the decal without pin holes or other problems. I had to strip the box to bare metal and start over six or seven times before I got it, but in the end I'm happy with the results.


Here are some pics:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03171_zps69d54341.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03165_zps370311e8.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03160_zps5904ca64.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03161_zps339c0d03.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03170_zps1c95a8aa.jpg)

Here it is next to the prototype I built to test the mods:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03164_zps9b2a3e84.jpg)

My $50.00 Harbor Freight powder coating gun:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03126_zps6a4d9a91.jpg)

One of many failures....

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03143_zpse27e028c.jpg)

Which leads to this:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03145_zpsde5a7649.jpg)

Guts:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/GUTS5_zpsb57c5331.jpg)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/GUTS2_zps4e7a18d6.jpg)

Video: The audio is clipped in spots because I used the camera audio. Signal chain: Les Paul Standard > Mad Clone > Mesa Mark III



Layout:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/MADCLONEPLUSPROJECT_08_19_13_zpsc22d4b57.jpg~original)

Pcb:

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/MADCLONE_PCB_FINAL_07_18_13_zps5f232006.jpg)

Schematic: Fransisco's schem with mods added. Don't laugh if it's wrong, I've never drawn a schematic before....

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/MADCLONESCHEM_08_29_13_zpsef8a3026.jpg)

References:
www.tonepad.com
http://beckyjc.wordpress.com/pedal-builds/small-clone-mods/
http://experimentalistsanonymous.com/board/index.php?topic=1578.0

Special thanks to JOK3RX for helping me with tracing the original pcb!
Special thanks to Fransisco at Tonepad for this, and all of his other great projects!

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03158_zps2bc65be7.jpg)

oh man... beauty. what me worry. *throws in the towel*

i'm only up to page 8 so far... you guys are some of the best natured, funniest guys i have ever had the pleasure to know...thank you all for the humor, the candor, and the awesome submissions. i raise this here doob....errr...cup 'o meade to you all!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 11:23:38 PM
Ok, here is my entrance to the contest :
Name : liagasg (george liagas)
Pedal Name : Soul Breaker

Soul Breaker is a distortion unit build after order for a fellow guitaristwww.thereckoning.net (http://www.thereckoning.net). It's look is totally inspired by his album / merchandise art.
It's build with the metal guitarist in mind providing 2 different types of distortion with a flick of a toggle switch. I've also add the light emitting borders effect as a gift, to create a better looking unit. The unit turns green on normal distortion mode, and red on ultra high gain distortion. It has Gain-  Bass - Treble - Contour - Output knobs. Works on 9VDC. No battery compartment.

Design
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9518/4cze.jpg)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6019/sa7i.jpg)

Guts

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2488/wylt.jpg)
(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8044/is3r.jpg)
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3979/yods.jpg)

Layout
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7107/zmlh.jpg)

(http://Schem)
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9273/5m0f.jpg)

Video PART 1


Video PART 2


that's it. i'm gonna stick to slingin pizzas!!  :icon_redface:

this thing sounds AWESOME.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 11:28:08 PM
Three tremolos in one!  Ya can't beat that!   ;)

Edit:

Now we just need to figure out who I'm going to ship it to... :)

me!! me!!!  lol
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on August 31, 2013, 11:54:40 PM
i just read 30 pages .....

(http://myhsj.org/Portals/2/Schools/2926/Article303625_stock-photo--d-render-of-a-shocked-baby-with-his-eyes-popping-out-986761.jpg)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 01, 2013, 12:14:47 AM
About 45 minutes... (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/popcorn.gif)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 01, 2013, 01:24:36 AM
ANNDDD   THAT'S THE GAME!!!!



Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 01, 2013, 01:32:19 AM
Yup.

There was a short outage on the forum a few minutes ago. Probably due to high traffic as people and news agencies all over the world were tuning in to see the last entries. ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tubegeek on September 01, 2013, 02:12:59 AM
Hats off to all entrants. I'm VERY impressed. If I hadn't been on vacation for two weeks, I'd a submitted something AWESOME! (Yeah, keep telling yourself that...)

Tough job for the judges!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 01, 2013, 02:32:30 AM
>Tough job for the judges!

No joke!  Kinda tough when all of the entries are top class and there are no duds.  This is like an  Olympic event where the athletes' times are all separated by 0.000001 seconds!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 01, 2013, 04:21:11 AM
Wow. Some really hot entries while i was sleeping:)

It would be very cool if someone (judges?) could list/pic all entries in one post. Can i ask for that:) ?

Cheers

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on September 01, 2013, 04:34:43 AM
Im on holiday at the mo, so cant hear these properly on my crappy phone,

and hate typing in miniature, but wow, ubercool  entries guys...

you guys have been busy lil b......ds for sure.. 8)

excellent comp, cheers to the judges, tough call for sure..

 8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on September 01, 2013, 09:27:31 AM
I just checked out the demo of your mad clone pakrat and really liked it, somehow it manages to keep a directness to it instead of the thinning out I usually hate with chorusses. It certainly does good leslie sounds, I think this is where your pedal really shines. The out of tune warble with the trem/vib is hilarious. I once did that mod on my Small Clone and every time I used it I got that 'One more time and your out of the band' look from the other guys. However listening to how it sounds on yours, I think if used at the right time in a song it could be a real show-stopper.

@GGBB; great compressor, I like the idea the side-chain and the subtle but very useful high-pass filter. I also like how you took the placing of the off-board wiring into account when designing the layout, I also spend loads of time trying to keep the off-board wiring short and try placing the circuit parts connected to pots and switches as close to it on the board as possible.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on September 01, 2013, 09:33:29 AM
I forgot to reply to pinkjimiphoton's photonic juergulator. Those are some really interesting sounds you got there, I never delved into the harmonic percolator, so I'm not sure what sort of effect it it, but there are some really awesome sounds going on with feedback, overtones and what sounds like envelope filtering, especially on the bit where you use the whammy-bar. Really interesting and I'm sure going to try and build that one.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on September 01, 2013, 09:53:48 AM
@GGBB; great compressor, I like the idea the side-chain and the subtle but very useful high-pass filter. I also like how you took the placing of the off-board wiring into account when designing the layout, I also spend loads of time trying to keep the off-board wiring short and try placing the circuit parts connected to pots and switches as close to it on the board as possible.

Thanks Liquitone.  I can't really say I have a methodology for doing those things other than to simply start out the layout with the off-board connections placed roughly where I want them.  Then the rest of the layout is filled in.  I also try to lay out the circuit in sections - seems to help when you need to move things around a bit.  I think I got a fair bit lucky with the Orange Smoothie considering it has 6 pots - only the toggle isn't in the ideal place - but the band-pass idea was a last minute inspiration added when I was actually already about to do the PCB.  I've done a bunch of layouts that way (future projects) although this is the first one I've built (but not the first one laid out).  It has worked out well so far, but the more complicated the circuit the more difficult it is to make it work, especially if there are ICs involved.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on September 01, 2013, 09:59:58 AM
I was so busy finishing my pedal I had no time to listen to many of the entries until now.  Kudos to everyone - there isn't a pedal I wouldn't like to have for myself.  I don't know how the judges are going to make a decision.  For those of you who managed more than one entry - how??!!!!!  Mucho respecto.  I barely got one done, and it wasn't the pedal I planned to enter - it was the one I was already starting when the contest was announced.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 01, 2013, 10:00:22 AM
I forgot to reply to pinkjimiphoton's photonic juergulator. Those are some really interesting sounds you got there, I never delved into the harmonic percolator, so I'm not sure what sort of effect it it, but there are some really awesome sounds going on with feedback, overtones and what sounds like envelope filtering, especially on the bit where you use the whammy-bar. Really interesting and I'm sure going to try and build that one.

thanks kay,
it's an interesting circuit, one of the weirder fuzzes, not in the fuzzface or toneblaster school, but something different.
you can get a lot of sounds out of it, hopefully with my humble mods a bit more.

thank you for the kind words!!  i am BLOWN AWAY at your and everyone else's entries.

look forward to seeing how it all shakes out!! ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on September 01, 2013, 11:16:56 AM
oh man... beauty. what me worry. *throws in the towel*

Thanks Jimi but towel throwing is not allowed! I'm sure everyone wants to throw in the towel after seeing all of the incredible builds. These competitions really make people turn it up a notch, and that's the fun part.

I just checked out the demo of your mad clone pakrat and really liked it, somehow it manages to keep a directness to it instead of the thinning out I usually hate with chorusses. It certainly does good leslie sounds, I think this is where your pedal really shines. The out of tune warble with the trem/vib is hilarious. I once did that mod on my Small Clone and every time I used it I got that 'One more time and your out of the band' look from the other guys. However listening to how it sounds on yours, I think if used at the right time in a song it could be a real show-stopper.

Thanks Kay! I wish my video had better audio, which is sad since I have a recording studio in my house :icon_rolleyes:  The chorus is actually pretty lush, but for the same reason you mentioned, I prefer a phaser over a chorus. The mods make it a whole new pedal though, and the synth stuff is fun to mess around with. I really didn't do a great job of describing the functions but to add to that.... the tremolo is on a pot, so you can mix in just a little of it to really add depth. The next one I build will be the Mad Clone Plus with the stereo mod added  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 01, 2013, 11:55:23 AM
On behalf of the judges, at this time, I want to thank everyone for entering.

Contestants, if you are not already subscribed to this thread, please do so immediately. We will need everyone to be prompt with their replies when "the moment you've all been waiting for" comes.

Also: If everyone could please do me the solid of not quoting entire entry posts, that would be a big help. More than just netiquette in this case. :)

-------------

Here are links to all entries:
Name of Entrant: Govmnt_Lacky
Pedal Name: The Un-named Flanger??
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg926686#msg926686

Name of Entrant: haveyouseenhim
Pedal Name: Fromage Percole
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg927465#msg927465

Name of Entrant: ~arph
Pedal Name: Sentinel
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg929070#msg929070

Name of Entrant: Vallhagen
Pedal Name: PINKÏNG
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg929656#msg929656

Name of Entrant: liagasg
Pedal Name: Soul Breaker
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg930436#msg930436

Name of Entrant: deadastronaut
Pedal Name: Space Patrol Fuzz
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg930512#msg930512

Name of Entrant: Stomptown
Pedal Name: Cascaida Overdrive
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg931460#msg931460

Name of Entrant: Liquitone
Pedal Name: Deluxe Stereo Vibe
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg931605#msg931605

Name of Entrant: Perrow
Pedal Name: Bemired Ikon Ten
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg931924#msg931924

Name of Entrant: thofmann
Pedal Name: Purity (aka All-In-One)
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg932002#msg932002

Name of Entrant: Liquitone
Pedal Name: Deluxe Tremolo
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg932112#msg932112

Name of Entrant: Luciferstrip
Pedal Name: Atom 'Lytic Triple Barrel Lo-Fi Electret Distortion
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg932338#msg932338

Name of Entrant: pakrat
Pedal Name: Mad Clone
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg932437#msg932437

Name of Entrant: pinkjimiphoton
Pedal Name: photonic juergulator (yerg you later)
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg932469#msg932469

Name of Entrant: jkokura
Pedal Name: Ezekiel 37
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg932485#msg932485

Name of Entrant: jkokura
Pedal Name: Zeropoint Delay
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg932488#msg932488

Name of Entrant: GGBB
Pedal Name: Orange Smoothie Compressor
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=102861.msg932503#msg932503
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on September 01, 2013, 05:05:48 PM
(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w375/pakrat70/SEVENLEAF%20EFFECTS/MAD%20CLONE/DSC03161_zps339c0d03.jpg)

pakrat - brilliant theme.  I'd buy one of these just to have a picture of Alfred E. Neuman on a pedal.  The fact that it sounds awesome is gravy.  The small clone is on my list so I am really interested in the mods you did - nice.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 01, 2013, 05:54:19 PM
Is there an expected timeline for the results?

Just went back and looked at all of the entries! FANTASTIC and INSPIRING builds here. Definitely some must builds!  ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 01, 2013, 06:03:53 PM
^
Judging - Six Months

Prize delivery -    ;)

Seriously, we're working on it individually right now and will probably get together this week or the next to combine our scores. I don't expect it to be a long process.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on September 01, 2013, 09:26:00 PM
@GGBB Thanks a lot Gord! I really like your Orange Smoothie too and look forward to building one. I'd be happy to share my project files with you if you're looking to build a modded Small Clone.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 01, 2013, 11:31:29 PM
i tell you guys, you should build a clone THEORY. completely different animal, and very close to the tone of pakrat's
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on September 02, 2013, 10:52:22 AM
(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i420/JanF-blog/Animations/Robot-Hand_Finger-Tapping_Waiting.gif)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Dave W on September 02, 2013, 11:46:13 AM
Nice work on the part of all the builders and their entries! I look forward to this judging panels decisions.
IMHO, one build stands out head and shoulders above the others....  :-X  ;D
PS: Don't even bother asking which. I ain't going there...

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 02, 2013, 02:03:11 PM
well, i know MINE stands head and shoulders above the rest *....SHEESH!!

















*if you're standing on your head... ;)

i have a couple favs here, but i'm not telling.

i am blown away by the entries, and saved every project, again, to my "must build" folder.

thanks to all the entrants, the awesome judges, the community at large, and especially aron, without whom's vision none of this shit would be possible.

rock on!!

now... c'mon judges.... it's all up to you now!! ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: stallik on September 02, 2013, 03:05:41 PM
Perrow.. That is brilliant! Wonder if it can be setup to do my fingerpicking?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on September 04, 2013, 07:43:30 AM
Crikey!  I go on holiday for ten days and hundreds of fantastic pedals appear!  These are all great builds - just spent ages going through the last ten pages.  Now need a bit of a nap.   :D

I was hoping to get an entry posted just before I disappeared to my island holiday retreat.  Unfortunately, the day before we went away (25th) we were paying a visit to my wife's Dad, who's been in hospital for a few months.  Long story short, an hour-long visit turned into all afternoon and all evening, and things were looking grim.  Thankfully, he's improved, wife and I had a restful holiday, and now I have thread-burn on my tired retinas.    :icon_eek:

Sooo... will restrospectively "finish" my build and post in the usual Pictures thread.  Looking at the builds here, I probably didn't stand much of a chance.   ;)   Well done to all who entered!   :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin:   And good luck to the judges!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 05, 2013, 11:49:56 AM
My interpretation of what is going on right now...

(http://www.picturesof.net/_images_300/A_Colorful_Cartoon_Three_Judges_Holding_Up_Numbers_For_a_Competition_Royalty_Free_Clipart_Picture_101114-136704-066053.jpg)

Good Luck to ALL!!  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on September 05, 2013, 01:26:13 PM
My interpretation of what is going on right now...

(http://www.picturesof.net/_images_300/A_Colorful_Cartoon_Three_Judges_Holding_Up_Numbers_For_a_Competition_Royalty_Free_Clipart_Picture_101114-136704-066053.jpg)

Good Luck to ALL!!  :icon_cool:

But without the 5s and 6s and 8s?  All these scores are 9 plus a fraction.  Who get's the larger fraction?

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Hemmel on September 05, 2013, 01:28:17 PM
Wow. 17 great pedals. Congratulations to all !
I'm a bit jealous ! Maybe next year I'll have gained enough experience to compete.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 05, 2013, 01:30:06 PM
My interpretation of what is going on right now...

(http://www.picturesof.net/_images_300/A_Colorful_Cartoon_Three_Judges_Holding_Up_Numbers_For_a_Competition_Royalty_Free_Clipart_Picture_101114-136704-066053.jpg)

Good Luck to ALL!!  :icon_cool:

crap, I'm the girl, aren't I? :(
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 05, 2013, 01:33:00 PM
crap, I'm the girl, aren't I? :(

Better yet... Who is the old man?  :-X

Any progress on final decisions Jon?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 05, 2013, 01:34:51 PM
crap, I'm the girl, aren't I? :(

Better yet... Who is the old man?  :-X

Any progress on final decisions Jon?

2/3 of the scores are in.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on September 05, 2013, 01:49:56 PM
reading those scores like 9.5, 8.9, and 9.6…

Looking forward to the results. Not just because I want to place, but because I think there are some amazing builds in this list and they deserve to be recognized for the feats they are.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: thofmann on September 05, 2013, 02:03:55 PM
There is a problem with the voting machine:
(http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/images/Stillleben/Spiele/Alea-iacta-est-oder-auch-nicht-a29452500.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 05, 2013, 03:00:11 PM
oh no, not the hanging chad!!! ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 05, 2013, 03:04:36 PM
oh no, not the hanging chad!!! ;)

I think we're safe since Broward County isn't involved.   ;D

Edit: ...and I'd prefer to not have to hang any Chads. ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 05, 2013, 03:07:49 PM
 :icon_eek: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: seedlings on September 05, 2013, 03:20:25 PM
<cough>

CHAD
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 05, 2013, 04:47:37 PM
I just have to apologize for not commenting the last pedals... ive been stuck with bad / poor internet for about a week (out of country w work), i cant listen.. but the latest posted pedals looks really great:) Ill be back with a verdict... before or after judgement day!

Cheers
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: tubegeek on September 05, 2013, 06:41:05 PM
That cartoon says 9.5, 8.9, 9.6, man! Pretty good scores!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 07, 2013, 04:17:31 PM
After many marathon building sessions, I have completed my entry..... finally!

Name of entrant: pakrat
Pedal name: Mad Clone

Ah, finally back with a puter and a pair of decent headphones:) ... watching vid as i type. A mad fx thing this. very versatile. Did you paint the pcb Yellow too:) ? Or do they come in that color? Fantastic job!

Cheerio!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 07, 2013, 04:30:32 PM
edit 2:

hi guys,

entrant: pink jimi photon
pedal name: photonic juergulator (yerg you later)




Hey mr Jimi. That is one of those pedals that... makes you a better guitarrplayah! pürculatë ftw! I need to build one. Really. Yep. 10:20 and ahead... makes me Yell too! Yeyahh! Now im gonna view the rest of the vid.

Cheers!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 07, 2013, 04:38:19 PM

Name of entrant: jkokura
Pedal name: Ezekiel 37

Yea, one more of your great jobs. Brilliant work, inside out. Boneyard is a great effect, and your take on it is no exception:)

Cheers!

Quote from: jkokura
Name of entrant: jkokura
Pedal name: Zeropoint Delay

Google tranlslate gave me the word "impeccable", i thought it suits here:)

Cheers
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 07, 2013, 04:57:43 PM
Entrant: GGBB/Gord
Pedal: Orange Smoothie Compressor

Yea, this is really a truely great useful box. Gotta be one of your workhorses allready, after this (few ) week(s)? Great job. And its orange!

Cheerio!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 07, 2013, 06:17:33 PM
edit 2:

hi guys,

entrant: pink jimi photon
pedal name: photonic juergulator (yerg you later)




Hey mr Jimi. That is one of those pedals that... makes you a better guitarrplayah! pürculatë ftw! I need to build one. Really. Yep. 10:20 and ahead... makes me Yell too! Yeyahh! Now im gonna view the rest of the vid.

Cheers!

thanks so much valhagen!!

dude... it is WAY WAY better sounding than in the video... that's thru a dano hodad. i just had a friend come over, and we played it thru my princeton. it is SICK. octave up AND down. simultaneously. that simple percolator control doodad makes it nite and day.

sadly, i no longer have the juergulator. my friend loved it so much he traded me a mid 70's epiphone coronet FOR JUST THE JUERGULATOR!!!!!

 :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:

so i guess it's better than i thought.... now i have to build another one.

i also traded off my spare echoplex ep3 for a beautifully tigerstriped original (gibson made)epi  les paul standard..... and a few other toys (colorsound overdriver and a rotovibe i got broken for cheap) netted me a cheap ass yamaha i've been in love with for years... one of my old guitars from 1991 came home today, after making the circuit thru new england for 20 some years.

you kind words put the icing on the cake, this is a great day for me, and i thank you.... and everyone for putting up with my uneducated surly @$$!!!

;)

indeed, build a juergulator. it is the best harmonic perc i've played yet, and i've built every version posted on the net. THIS is the one.
(i know that sounds arrogant, and i'm sorry... but damn, dudes, you gotta try it!!) :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on September 07, 2013, 06:39:21 PM
After many marathon building sessions, I have completed my entry..... finally!

Name of entrant: pakrat
Pedal name: Mad Clone

Ah, finally back with a puter and a pair of decent headphones:) ... watching vid as i type. A mad fx thing this. very versatile. Did you paint the pcb Yellow too:) ? Or do they come in that color? Fantastic job!

Cheerio!

Thanks Bengt! I painted the pcb with high heat yellow engine paint. I hope I need it in the future or it cost me $18 just to make one board yellow  ::)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: moosapotamus on September 07, 2013, 08:53:10 PM
Damn! I've been lovin' this contest thread and just gotta say congratulations to everyone who posted an entry. Truly beautiful stuff, everyone!
I gotta get in on one of these contest thingies one of these days. 8)

~ Charlie
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on September 07, 2013, 09:33:40 PM
Really amazing work everyone did! Really hard to judge such a contest , Wasn't a bad one in the bunch!

Results should be in soon!  :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 07, 2013, 10:18:54 PM
Results should be in soon!  :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:

I'm going to hold my breath till it's in.  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on September 07, 2013, 10:30:07 PM
Yeah, I don't really expect to win anything. I'm just glad I could enter and give my $10 to help keep the forum going. This place has been awesome for a long time - lets keep it awesome people!

Bent, I'm flattered by your kind words. I feel like my stuff is often pretty run of the mill, boring of you will, but those two came out quite nicely.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 07, 2013, 11:55:15 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQKkFNIQ-xhQ_Z5uCQ654AdbkUwGjnE_oX_NVujqNr_XweMP61Q)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on September 08, 2013, 07:11:50 AM
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Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 08, 2013, 02:42:33 PM
Scores are in, but we need a little time to prepare the announcement, which will include the prize listing and schedule for selecting prizes. Some of our judges (including me) have other commitments today, but I think we'll have something within the next 48 hours (probably sooner).  We're very close!!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on September 08, 2013, 02:43:52 PM
whooohooo.... 8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: bluebunny on September 08, 2013, 03:21:25 PM
Breathe, Mike!  Breathe!   :icon_surprised:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on September 08, 2013, 04:02:19 PM
This just changed from one form of nervous wait to another.

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/000/812/691/nail_20biting_crop_340x234.jpg?1265039128)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 09, 2013, 04:28:58 PM
(http://www.killthehydra.com/wp-content/uploads/gif-fingers-crossed-freddie1.gif)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 09, 2013, 10:05:30 PM
Winners Announcement

First, thank you everyone for entering and posting some truly amazing pedals. If you contributed an original pedal to this contest, please consider starting a thread in the BYOSB area with the schematic and layout.

Originally when we started the contest, we expected to have prizes for only the top 1/3 of contestants. Instead we had a surplus of prizes, and even more in reserve, including contestants willing to donate to the prize pool. It was a reminder of how generous this community is with more than just its knowledge. To make a long story short, we ended up with nine prizes at the time of the contest start, and therefor we have nine places.

Without further ado, the winning builds in order:

1st - Liquitone - Deluxe Stereo Vibe
2nd - GGBB - Orange Smoothie Compressor
3rd - Deadastronaut - Space Patrol Fuzz
4th - Pakrat - Mad Clone
5th - LucifersTrip - Atom 'Lytic Triple Barrel Lo-Fi Electret Distortion
6th - Govmnt_Lacky - The Un-named Flanger
7th - Vallhagen - PinKing
8th - Haveyouseenhim - Fromage Percolé
9th - Liquitone - Deluxe Tremolo

Here is, again, the list of prizes.

How this will work: Winners choose their prizes in order. You choose one prize, then post your choice in this thread. If it's a prize to be claimed from a retailer, I will contact them to advise that you won the prize they donated. I will need to carbon copy you on that e-mail so the retailer can get in touch with you, so please send me your e-mail address at the time you choose the prize.

It would be polite to notify the next in line that it's their turn to pick. :)

Finally, I ask that everyone please hold their comments until the prizes have been claimed. I know everyone wants to congratulate the winners, but we really need to make this go as smoothly as possible.

Parts!

PCBs:
Completed effects and enclosures:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 09, 2013, 10:32:51 PM
congrats and props to all the people who participated, our wise judges have chosen well.
rock on, brothers!!  well done!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 09, 2013, 10:34:34 PM
Quote
Finally, I ask that everyone please hold their comments until the prizes have been claimed. I know everyone wants to congratulate the winners, but we really need to make this go as smoothly as possible.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on September 10, 2013, 01:48:59 AM
I will hold off my oscar-speech till all the winners have picked their prizes, but have to say I am very happy, grateful and proud to have won the 1st prize!!! Thanks!!!

It's very hard choosing prizes, since they're all so great, but I choose the inscribed Mark hammer built FY-2 with laser-etched enclosure by pickdropper.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 10, 2013, 03:07:46 AM
Great choice!  Now it's GGBB's turn.
Title: Re: Απ: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: liagasg on September 10, 2013, 03:45:35 AM
it was nice taking part in the competition. I really enjoy it. congratulations to all the winners.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 10, 2013, 03:55:21 AM
Let's move the congratulations and discussion here while the winners use this thread to choose prizes:

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=104309.0
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on September 10, 2013, 07:54:31 AM
I'll take the Cardinal Tremolo kit - thank-you John!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on September 10, 2013, 08:09:40 AM
thanks guys...

i'll have the wonderfuly groovey jim (mustachio) pedal please so i can get my funky flares back on.... :)

'Complete Mutron V build by Mustachio -- just like the one that won the Turkey Day Competition!'

cheers .  8) 8) 8)


(pakrat pm'd)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 10, 2013, 10:30:42 AM
An updated list for those who havent picked yet


Parts!

PCBs:

Completed effects and enclosures:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on September 10, 2013, 01:27:01 PM
Thank you guys, it's an honor to have been a part of this competition, and to have my project listed in the same thread as all of these seriously killer builds! Thank you John, Jim, and Jon for taking the time to run this great competition.
I will choose the 1776 Effects PCB prize pack  ;D Thanks so much to everyone who donated prizes, your generosity proves what a great community this is!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 10, 2013, 08:23:38 PM
Paging LucifersTrip... ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 10, 2013, 08:35:52 PM
No time limit in the rules so....

Its a waiting game now  ::)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on September 11, 2013, 03:02:47 AM
Winners in turn will have 24 hours to respond after notification.

...just got back from a massive record shopping & beer binge

weird, didn't expect to get my 1st choice, $50 in store credit from Smallbear

thanx alot Steve!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on September 11, 2013, 03:22:03 AM
^ cool. congrats lucifer, mental pedal design man, but  what else could we expect.  8)..enjoy the beer.

i had my beady greedy little eye on this \/ ... :'(
but..... ???

anyway i'm sure 1st/2nd would have chose it... ;D

Another exciting prize just confirmed:

You know those FV-1 boards Slacker's been teasing us with? Here's what he just donated to the contest:

Kit for the slackDSP project: a PCB with the FV-1 chip and an EEPROM preprogrammed with a selection of effects.

This would be a great way to easy into digital effects.

whimper whimper...sniff sniff.... :( ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 11, 2013, 03:30:36 AM
Sorry Rob (and the rest). We somehow missed adding the FV-1 prize to the official list, and by the time we realized it, the winners were already choosing prizes. :(

Edit: BTW, it's Greg's turn now. (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/toetap.gif) 


;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 11, 2013, 08:27:28 AM
We somehow missed adding the FV-1 prize to the official list

It's okay, we can tell everyone I'm a prat!  :icon_redface:

The good news is, Mr. Danna here came up with a way to (we hope) put the missing prize to really good use.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 11, 2013, 08:39:13 AM
We somehow missed adding the FV-1 prize to the official list

It's okay, we can tell everyone I'm a prat!  :icon_redface:

The good news is, Mr. Danna here came up with a way to (we hope) put the missing prize to really good use.

By donating it to me?   You shouldn't have  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 11, 2013, 08:55:25 AM
I pick the $25 credit to PPP.

It was not stated so I will ask. Is the shipping included with the store credits OR does it need to be factored into the credit amount?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on September 11, 2013, 08:58:21 AM
Will the full results be posted? I wonder where my entry ended up.  ::) ;D 
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 11, 2013, 11:13:05 AM
Ah, so its my turn:)

Luvd the contest. Very inspiring, very great builds, and all well organized by them judges. Its good to be here, so to say. And im pretty proud of reaching #7 among this bunch of great stuff.

Big congrats to #1 Liquitone. That was my favourite among the builds. Worthy winner!

***

I choose.... the •PCB prize pack from Midway Fair.

Cheeeers!
/Bengt
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 11, 2013, 11:26:35 AM
Cool. I'm glad the judges liked my cheesy pedal enough to make top 9!   Thank you for such an awesome contest. I'm looking forward to the next one.

I'll have to go with one of Jon's painted enclosures.   I'm building a T-Driver and I think a Mario theme would be in order.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 11, 2013, 11:33:58 AM
Greg: I've provided your information to Connie at PPP.

Vallhagen: Send me your address.

Mike: E-mail me so we can chat about it! :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on September 11, 2013, 11:44:59 AM
I was under the impression only 1 of my 2 builds entered could win a prize, so I will happily pass on my 9th place to the next in line.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on September 11, 2013, 11:50:49 AM
I was under the impression only 1 of my 2 builds entered could win a prize, so I will happily pass on my 9th place to the next in line.

Yeah I thought that too.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 11, 2013, 12:01:46 PM
I was under the impression only 1 of my 2 builds entered could win a prize, so I will happily pass on my 9th place to the next in line.

Yeah I thought that too.

Jacob

Shoot, we did forget that we included that rule!

Ladies and Gentlemen, your ninth place winner is actually:
~arph, for his Sentinal!


Congrats, ~arph!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on September 11, 2013, 12:04:56 PM
Booya! Way to go all, very impressive builds.


When's the next one?  ;D  Seriously.                 ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 11, 2013, 12:05:31 PM
I was under the impression only 1 of my 2 builds entered could win a prize, so I will happily pass on my 9th place to the next in line.

Anything to avoid my fet matcher, right? :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on September 11, 2013, 12:09:01 PM
rofl, no actually im heavily into jfet atm so it would have been usefull,. just felt bad for taking up a place that according to the rules belongs to someone else.
Congrats Arph! I really liked that sentinel so well deserved.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 11, 2013, 12:10:59 PM
Aww, Mike, don't take it personally! I would have picked it before at least three of the prizes! (Heh.)

When's the next one?  ;D  Seriously.                 ;D

Well, that's for the community to decide. A group of judges will have to step up to organize the next one. Who will it be? Will there be sausages? Find out, next time, on WDIY, same DIY channel, same DIY hour!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 11, 2013, 12:18:42 PM
I was under the impression only 1 of my 2 builds entered could win a prize, so I will happily pass on my 9th place to the next in line.

Oops!  Thanks for your honesty! 

Congratulations, ~arph!  BTW, you were #10...   ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on September 11, 2013, 12:21:32 PM
Shoot, we did forget that we included that rule!

Ladies and Gentlemen, your ninth place winner is actually:
~arph, for his Sentinal!


Congrats, ~arph!

Well deserved!  That was one of my faves.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on September 11, 2013, 01:17:44 PM
Congrats everyone! I was super stoked to see all the awesome stuff people built for this, and I'm not even surprised that I lost! Looking forward to what comes next.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on September 11, 2013, 01:55:18 PM
I was under the impression only 1 of my 2 builds entered could win a prize, so I will happily pass on my 9th place to the next in line.

Yeah I thought that too.

Jacob

Shoot, we did forget that we included that rule!

Ladies and Gentlemen, your ninth place winner is actually:
~arph, for his Sentinal!


Congrats, ~arph!

Oh wow! Did not see that one coming. Thanks guys! And thanks Kay ( dank je! ) it was a lot of fun participating, all entries were fantastic!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: slacker on September 11, 2013, 03:36:44 PM
The good news is, Mr. Danna here came up with a way to (we hope) put the missing prize to really good use.

I think you guys will like what they have planned for it.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on September 11, 2013, 03:45:35 PM
Quote
I think you guys will like what they have planned for it.

Give it to Urs?    :P




Sorry, couldn't help it.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 11, 2013, 03:49:32 PM
+1
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 11, 2013, 08:46:21 PM
Please standby for an important announcement...

We ask for a temporary halt to posts as this announcement is typed up...

We will return to our regularly scheduled program shortly...

Thank you for your cooperation...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 11, 2013, 09:14:03 PM
****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT****

Well the cat's out of the bag!!! Or maybe I should say that great minds think alike!  ;)

Ian (whose inappropriate handle is "slacker") has generously offered the FV-1 kit to none other than Urs [Edit: Urs = "Haddock"], the winner of the 1000 Posts/End of the World competition. As most of you know, Urs won that competition and never received his prize. (For those who don't know about it, go here: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=96870.0).

The prize is NOT IN LIEU of receiving his "'end of the world' themed Sonic Death Ray 14 stage phase shifter, enclosure etched by Slade, pedal built by frequencycentral......"    This prize has been awarded because Urs has been a good sport about not receiving anything since he learned that he was the winner on September 10, 2012, exactly 366 days ago. It's been a year and a day since he won the contest and has never bitched, complained, or uttered a negative word about the folks who were paid to provide his prize. (BTW, thanks to Rob DEADASTRONAUT, who stepped in and etched the enclosure for the unfinished prize.)

Urs, we hope this helps with the fact that you haven't received your prize. Thanks for being a great guy about it all!  Please PM slacker with your address so he can send the FV-1 kit to you, and congratulations!!!

BTW-In order to keep this thread pure of negative, upset, pissed off posts about the 1000 Competition, please direct any negative, upset, pissed off posts to the 1000 Competition thread. ;)

Edit: Urs has been PM'd to check this announcement".
Edit:  I've forgotten my manners; thank you Ian!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on September 11, 2013, 09:40:52 PM
That's about as good as it gets - nicely done guys.   :)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pakrat on September 11, 2013, 09:44:33 PM
+1 Great idea!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pickdropper on September 11, 2013, 11:09:37 PM
I agree.  Fantastic idea.  It's nice to see Urs get something.  Well deserved.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on September 12, 2013, 12:32:48 AM
Also agreed. Also, happy anniversary Urs! I think it would be awesome to plan for another Contest to finish next summer (not that it has to be the next one) just to keep a tradition of a yearly/annual contest!

And because it's only polite, I'm also volunteering to be a part of the planning and executing team making the next contest happen. I'll happily take applications for that. Anyone who wants in, I think my limit will be 2 plus me on making it happen/arranging for judges.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 12, 2013, 12:55:12 AM
And because it's only polite, I'm also volunteering to be a part of the planning and executing team making the next contest happen. I'll happily take applications for that. Anyone who wants in, I think my limit will be 2 plus me on making it happen/arranging for judges.

Jacob

I think it would be cool to have a contest here where all the members vote.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jkokura on September 12, 2013, 12:56:34 AM
I think it would be cool to have a contest here where all the members vote.

Thought noted. Are you volunteering to help co-ordinate? ;)

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on September 12, 2013, 05:37:18 AM
great idea giving it to Urs...he'll be a happy bunny i'm sure.

nice one ian, and the judges,  i'm sure Urs will be over the moon...

and just to show that i did indeed etch the box i'll post the pics of it in the 1000 thread ok...maybe it'll jog someone into action too!.. ;)

excellent. 8) 8) 8)

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=96870.msg934664#msg934664

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 12, 2013, 08:00:36 AM
I think it would be cool to have a contest here where all the members vote.

Thought noted. Are you volunteering to help co-ordinate? ;)

Jacob

Perhaps ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 12, 2013, 08:52:50 AM
and just to show that i did indeed etch the box i'll post the pics of it in the 1000 thread ok...maybe it'll jog someone into action too!.. ;)

Yeah.... Maybe it can be a prize in the Summer '14 competition!  ::)  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 12, 2013, 09:29:27 AM
^2114?  ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 12, 2013, 09:32:16 AM
BTW-In order to keep this thread pure of negative, upset, pissed off posts about the 1000 Competition, please direct any negative, upset, pissed off posts to the 1000 Competition thread. ;)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 12, 2013, 10:31:20 AM
BTW-In order to keep this thread pure of negative, upset, pissed off posts about the 1000 Competition, please direct any negative, upset, pissed off posts to the 1000 Competition thread. ;)



Please refer to this comment. Which is why I made MY comment...

Also agreed. Also, happy anniversary Urs! I think it would be awesome to plan for another Contest to finish next summer (not that it has to be the next one) just to keep a tradition of a yearly/annual contest!

And because it's only polite, I'm also volunteering to be a part of the planning and executing team making the next contest happen. I'll happily take applications for that. Anyone who wants in, I think my limit will be 2 plus me on making it happen/arranging for judges.

Jacob
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on September 12, 2013, 10:41:06 AM
I like these contests.. perhaps we could do an FX-X like contest too. Where circuit design is required
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on September 12, 2013, 11:00:13 AM
BTW-In order to keep this thread pure of negative, upset, pissed off posts about the 1000 Competition, please direct any negative, upset, pissed off posts to the 1000 Competition thread. ;)



Please refer to this comment. Which is why I made MY comment...

Also agreed. Also, happy anniversary Urs! I think it would be awesome to plan for another Contest to finish next summer (not that it has to be the next one) just to keep a tradition of a yearly/annual contest!

And because it's only polite, I'm also volunteering to be a part of the planning and executing team making the next contest happen. I'll happily take applications for that. Anyone who wants in, I think my limit will be 2 plus me on making it happen/arranging for judges.

Jacob

I was talking to the guy who made the comment I quoted and posted something snarky right before my post, not you. :( ???
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Haddock on September 12, 2013, 12:12:54 PM
1+ Fantastic Idea .... just kiding  ;D

Gentleman,

i am so impressed from you! What a great Forum! Thank you so mutch, i'm very very lucky about this price.

Thank you all!!!

Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 12, 2013, 02:06:32 PM
BTW-In order to keep this thread pure of negative, upset, pissed off posts about the 1000 Competition, please direct any negative, upset, pissed off posts to the 1000 Competition thread. ;)



Please refer to this comment. Which is why I made MY comment...

Also agreed. Also, happy anniversary Urs! I think it would be awesome to plan for another Contest to finish next summer (not that it has to be the next one) just to keep a tradition of a yearly/annual contest!

And because it's only polite, I'm also volunteering to be a part of the planning and executing team making the next contest happen. I'll happily take applications for that. Anyone who wants in, I think my limit will be 2 plus me on making it happen/arranging for judges.

Jacob

I was talking to the guy who made the comment I quoted and posted something snarky right before my post, not you. :( ???

Oops!  Was I being a negative hypocrit?  :icon_redface:

Or hypocrite?  :icon_redface: :icon_redface:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on September 13, 2013, 08:56:02 AM
I have already posted this in the OT/Lounge but I feel it is appropriate to post it here as well, to show my gratitude to everyone involved.

I would like to start off with congratulating all the other contestants, truly great builds all around!
And a big thanks to the judges for organizing this contest and for coming back with the results so quickly, I think the judges did a great job running this contest as smoothly as it did.
and thanks as well for the people who brought in the prizes. The lentil soup is impossible to beat, but all the prizes where great!, it was really hard to pick one.
And thanks to Aron for making this forum possible.
I just realized the prize I chose has the work of 3 forum-legends combined and it will probably never ever leave my pedal-board.

I'm really humbled by winning the 1st place in this contest, I would have never imagined getting to where I am now when I started building pedals 5 years ago.
Without this forum, FSB and Geofex I would have never gotten this far, or might not have even started building pedals at all. It has only been for the last 2 years or so, that I feel I found my own style and that I consider my builds solid tools that are unique enough to compete with all the other pedals out there. I have been working on this idea of starting my own pedal company for quite some time now, and winning this contest is a huge confidence boost to this process.
I haven't contributed much over the years, I still sometimes feel inadequate due to my lack of knowledge of electrical engineering, but as I learn more and more I will try to contribute more and help others the way they have helped me this far.

When I have triple-checked and have corrected possible mistakes in my project files I will make a topic to give back to the community.

Thanks all!!

Cheers, Kay/Liquitone
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: gcme93 on September 13, 2013, 09:24:20 AM
I like these contests.. perhaps we could do an FX-X like contest too. Where circuit design is required

This idea gets me really excited for new pedal designs! I can imagine it would be very tricky to regulate and would rely a lot on honesty for where people have borrowed ideas and parts of design, but that has the makings of an awesome competition. It might be tricky in terms of enough people being confident enough to get stuck in also, especially the younger people like myself who have much less expertise (my course has only had half a year of circuit topics so far), but I guess there could be scope for much simpler but well thought through ideas, like the tiny tremolo, or a hybrid pedal from other designs which is cleverly constructed as examples.

As for this competition, I think this has been a really great thing for the forum. A good response of course, but the most impressive thing is the generosity, kindness and effort put in by all involved. May there be many more competitions large and small to come!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on September 14, 2013, 09:25:39 AM
I like these contests.. perhaps we could do an FX-X like contest too. Where circuit design is required

I like this idea too. The FX-X comp only required, if I recall correctly,  schematic and a sound clip - i.e. no build. This suits me, as I never seem to be able to get builds finished, but is a rather different kind of 'competition'.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 14, 2013, 02:54:25 PM
I have to ask the stupid question: What is FX-X?

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 14, 2013, 03:54:35 PM
I have to ask the stupid question: What is FX-X?

I was thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on September 14, 2013, 03:56:43 PM
I have to ask the stupid question: What is FX-X?

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?board=31.0
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on September 14, 2013, 07:36:10 PM
Ooooo, yous guys missed some good ones.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 15, 2013, 03:07:13 AM
I have to ask the stupid question: What is FX-X?

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?board=31.0

So, if i get this right, its all about Circuit design? I get a theme (ie "fuzz" or "wah"), do my own design, which i "only" have to breadboard and record a soundclip? Thats pretty cool too. All focus on useability.

Cheers
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: ~arph on September 15, 2013, 03:51:10 AM
Yes, with a simple theme each time. Like, design a circuit that uses less than ten parts.  I believe in the end fx x stopped because of two reasons. One being lack of interest and the second the business of the tone god picking up.

It will be hard to judge I guess.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on September 15, 2013, 06:26:11 AM
ok i'm in, , 1 x  100kA pot...done. ;)   ''super control volume  pedal''

I win.. ;D

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: stallik on September 15, 2013, 06:48:06 AM
Come on Rob, what about the 2 jacks if this is a pedal?  That's 3 by my counting....
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on September 15, 2013, 12:42:27 PM
I got a 1 part count pedal for you:

LPF-1 'the Henry'. It's just a cable.

My cables get stomped on enough to be considered pedals, anyway.

I'm here all week ladies and gentlemen...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: samhay on September 16, 2013, 06:31:14 AM
It will be hard to judge I guess.

If we want to go down that route, it might be best to keep it a bit more low-key. No entry fee or prizes etc (except bragging rights) and perhaps several months per 'theme'.
That way, we can still have an annual(ish) comp, where all the stops come out.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 16, 2013, 02:53:36 PM
It would be nice to have some contests for new designs and no points for looks. You could even enter breadboard builds.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 16, 2013, 03:04:13 PM
It would be nice to have some contests for new designs and no points for looks. You could even enter breadboard builds.

The "Rock Out with NO Box Out" contest.  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on September 16, 2013, 03:10:07 PM
Quote
You could even enter breadboard builds.

OMG, I've breadboarded so many circuits I've never built. If I did, I'd need a warehouse to store them all. It blows me away some builders here don't breadboard, for me, that's the funnest part! Right now I have a Ultra Flanger, Q&D VCF, reverb driver, TAPLFO, and filter/fuzz I'm working on. Nothing in an enclosure on the horizon. Spread yer brain/time too thin and nothing gets built    :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 18, 2013, 01:34:05 PM
hey my friends,
i just wanted to hip you to a quick revision on the juergulator. i finally have a couple days off to mess with the circuit some.
i think i've improved on it... all the same sounds are in it, but it gets a bit more now.
here's the deets... swap out the 50k harmonics pot for a 10k... now the harmonics pot will be more useful, instead of all bunched up near the top, and you'll gain a little more balls. also, it lowers the input impedance significantly and makes the juerg way more friendly to guitar knob tweaking, like a fuzzface.
next up, take the "tweak" (or as i call it now, the "focus") pot and bump it up from 500k to 1 meg. you can go to TWO megs if you want to probably. this will make it much more obvious... almost like a tone or attack control... still subtle, but definitely more noticeable.
you can also try raising the percolate value to 250 or 500k most likely, tho i haven't tried yet.
this one i just finished is built to miro's excellent layout on tagboardeffects.
miro, i can't thank you enough.. really really groovy layout!!
i guess this makes it juergulator rev. 1 if you make the changes.
all pots linear
again, pnp ge russian mn25b, this one's hfe is 62
and a bc547, this time an hfe of 580.
i think we can call it done.
rock on, my brothers and sisters of diy
talk soon
peace
pink jimi photon


edit: in the interest of conceptual continuity, more deets here:

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=104404.0
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 19, 2013, 01:25:46 AM
Great info, Jimi. I am about to build mine, but maybe shall hold my horses following further development... Well i wont build it this week anyway:) ...

I follow your link.

Cheerio
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 19, 2013, 10:31:52 AM
hey bengt, the beauty is you can build it and swap the pots out.

i think you'll be impressed. it really seems to bring the perc to life... i had one guy take it last nite to try today,
and another one who hasn't even tried it, he wants to buy it just from hearing it.

that almost never happens with my pedal, lol... maybe the suzy-q, but that's about it.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Vallhagen on September 20, 2013, 01:02:25 PM
Just got the PRIZE PACK! ... which means I have enuff to play with for ... a year ahead or so. Maybe I should slam them all in one giant "fx'o'Patton-böx".

Again... Thank you all for a great competition! Great fun!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/thePrize/20130920_160640.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on September 20, 2013, 01:09:03 PM
Quote
Maybe I should slam them all in one giant "fx'o'Patton-böx"

Yes! DIY rack?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on September 20, 2013, 01:26:01 PM
Congrats bengt. That sure looks like a lot of fun!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Ice-9 on September 20, 2013, 01:51:06 PM
Just got the PRIZE PACK! ... which means I have enuff to play with for ... a year ahead or so. Maybe I should slam them all in one giant "fx'o'Patton-böx".

Again... Thank you all for a great competition! Great fun!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10190945/thePrize/20130920_160640.jpg)

Mmmmmmm, that lot looks delicious
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: LucifersTrip on September 22, 2013, 05:06:49 PM
Btw, I also want to thank Small Bear for, in addition to my prize, offering to throw in a bare box for free if I build something in it.  I'll definitely do something atypical and post pics...
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on September 28, 2013, 06:03:55 PM
This morning the Hammer/Pickdropper/Midwayfair FY-2 I chose as a reward arrived in the mail! It looks really beautiful. It sounds really nasty, I love it!!  :icon_biggrin:
Thanks Mark, Dave and Jon for building this thing! It will receive a place of honour on my future pedalboard, and I will step on it every time the audience dozes off during ambient songs.
Here are the pictures;
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/other%20pedals/S6000531_zps4db25d00.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/other%20pedals/S6000531_zps4db25d00.jpg.html)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/other%20pedals/S6000534_zpse49a3bf5.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/other%20pedals/S6000534_zpse49a3bf5.jpg.html)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/tsjazynski/other%20pedals/S6000526_zps198beb11.jpg) (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tsjazynski/media/other%20pedals/S6000526_zps198beb11.jpg.html)

I've only had a day to play around with it, so I still have to figure out what these 'mode' and 'body' switches do, but I like how you can adjust the mid-range with the 'shift' knob.
Here's a little demo I made this afternoon, it's; Squier strat into germanium treblebooster into FY-2 into Plexi-Drive into a plexi style amp;


Cheers, Kay/Liquitone
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on September 28, 2013, 06:13:10 PM
^Gorgeous!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on September 28, 2013, 09:10:00 PM
+1
Title: Re:
Post by: pickdropper on September 28, 2013, 09:33:07 PM
Hey, that's the first time I've seen it out together.

Congrats Kay, it was well deserved.  Your build was fantastic.
Title: Re:
Post by: pickdropper on September 28, 2013, 09:34:53 PM
Er, I meant to type "put together."  I can't edit my post for some reason.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on September 29, 2013, 05:30:25 AM
beauty... 8) 8) 8)

love the design pick.. 8)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mark Hammer on October 01, 2013, 02:55:18 PM
Hey, nice.

That's my first peek at it too.  Has a little of that steam-punk thing going on.  My deep gratitude to Dave and Jon for taking what was a little hunk of perfboard with a bunch of pots and switches hanging off it, and turning it into something that feels and looks like a prize.  I feel like the person who sits in the corner, drinking beer, telling the movers to put the sofa over there, and the wall unit over there, then has the audacity to whine to their friends about how how hard moving is.

The innards (and outtards).....

The "Body" switch either lifts the cap that runs in parallel with the 100k resistor from V+, or selects one of two alternate values.  The net effect of adding one of the caps is to "thin out" the tone.

The "Mode" switch selects either a lowpass filtered sound (middle position), the stock midscoop (side position 1), or a no scoop full-bandwidth sound (other side position).  The middle position tends to be kind of dull and woofy, unless the fuzz is turned way up.  It is not especially useful, except for maybe bass, but it was a freebie that came with a 3-position switch, so I left it in.

The Shift control varies where the lowpass filtering rolls off.  This has different consequences, depending on the mode you've set it to.  In the middle Mode position, it varies how much of the lower mids are added in.  In the midscoop position, it varies the width and focus of the scoop.  In the full bandwidth position, it essentially varies how much bass is added in.  It's pretty simple, really.  The stock unit has a 10k and 15k resistor in series, with a cap going from their junction to ground.  I just replaced some of that resistance with a pot, stuck suitable fixed resistors on each end of the pot to get 25k total, and ran the cap from the wiper of the pot to ground.  The hard part was a little bit of math to figure out what the "outside" resistances needed to be to nail the right range.  Most of this is documented in various posts I've made about the FY-2.

You'll find a trimpot on the board.  I felt the transistor I used for Q1 had too much gain, so I added the trimpot to add some resistance between emitter and ground, and turn it down.  I tried to set it so that there was a reasonable large enough contrast between min and max fuzz settings, although one is entirely free to adjust it from where it is presently set without anything getting screwed up.  I didn't feel it was the sort of thing whose frequency of tweaking meritted making it a panel control; K.I.S.S. principle and all.

The thing I love about the circuit is that it doesn't take very much at all to deliver a much broader palette of sounds to work with.  Nice to hear it exploited with some of that 60's psychedelic finger vibrato, the way nature intended it to be used.  And, as your video illustrates, pushing it a little with any sort of booster can easily get you into imploding-pedal territory. 

Congrats again, and thanks for the video. :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Liquitone on October 01, 2013, 04:44:13 PM
Thanks for the explanation Mark! It's nice to know what the switches and shift knob actually do from a technical point of view, it helps getting a grip of these very interactive functions.
In the video I mostly used the setting as seen in the pictures, with the mode on 3 and body in the middle, and turned the fuzz to max at some point.
I remember the guitar player in my first few bands had the Avora branded FY-2 and he always struggled with the mids and volume, this thing really solves that problem and I can imagine it working well with all sort of guitars and amps.
Another thing I like about it is how it sounds like a filter opening up after the initial attack, that really gives the pedal something special about it and sets it apart from the octave fuzz.

I did adjust the trimpot inside (by ear, so not sure if I turned it up or down from your setting). When I first tried it out the notes sort of crumbled away during the sustain or with soft picking, more than I would want from a gated fuzz, but now, though still gated, the notes are firmer and clearer. (if that all makes sense, it's hard describing these things in a non-native language)
In the last couple of years I've grown accustomed to always using a germanium device at the front, when I take that away I always feel I am missing that glassy, harmonic sparkle.
So I'm glad the FY-2 work well with that setup, that way I don't need to tap-dance between pedals when using it. I use my octave fuzz the same way, with the guitars volume backed off it sounds somewhat like it would without a germanium booster in front of it, and when I max the volume I can get into that imploding-pedals territory you described. With the octave fuzz as well as with this FY-2 I love how it freaks out when you hit more than one note at a time.

Thanks again for building this Mark, and giving me some new sonic territory to explore.

Cheers, Kay
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: kingswayguitar on October 01, 2013, 05:05:27 PM

I love how it freaks out when you hit more than one note at a time.

Cheers, Kay

The Joy of Fuzz my friend, The Joy of Fuzz!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: NKLArg on October 04, 2013, 04:38:08 PM
ok, here's my entry, its taken a while to design (too bloody long) and get the switching right with a little help from Ian (slacker) cheers man.  ;)

oh and a little help from mrs astronauts ideas on the etch design..... ::) ()trying to muscle in on it..)

introducing:

The ''SPACE PATROL FUZZ''

as you can see its basically a classic big muff with fat/thin switching, plus 3 other modes for synthy, buzzy, octavey, duck and swell type sounds..by switching diodes and collector resistors. (which was a pita to work out)
rather  like a bias control on a fuzz face...but for both collectors.


schematic:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEFUZZSCHEMATIC.jpg)

pdf's:  layout + pcb.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEPATROLFUZZLAYOUT.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEPATROLFUZZPCB.pdf

guts...the wiring was a lot neater, but i had to pull out the pcb and remake it, and had limited tinker time to get t finished on time.. :icon_redface:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_001.jpg)

video demo...dry then with effects..


 ;) enjoy...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_003.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_005.jpg)

p.s pedal backdrop coutersy of Mrs Astronauts dress....shhhhh... ;D

Wich transistors and diodes do you use for Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 and D1 D2 D3 and D4? PLEASE!! im from argentina and i want to build this one. Cheers!
Nicolas Ayastuy aka NKLArg
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on October 04, 2013, 06:23:24 PM
Cool, i used 5088's..but 3904' were just as good..

and 1n4148's...however IIRC  i had bat85's in Q2....socket the diodes and try them out and see which gives the best octave sounds when in modes 3/4...
have fun ... ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on October 22, 2013, 01:05:43 PM
Just checking back to see if the "Competition Crossover" prize was ever sent out to Urs??

*** NOT TRYING TO START ANY CONFLICTS. JUST ASKING!***  ;)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on October 22, 2013, 01:17:04 PM
^ stop that.. ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Haddock on October 22, 2013, 01:54:12 PM
Hallo,

Just checking back to see if the "Competition Crossover" prize was ever sent out to Urs??

*** NOT TRYING TO START ANY CONFLICTS. JUST ASKING!***  ;)




yes i got it and it's laying on my workbench  ;). Thx again :).

Greetings
Ues
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on October 22, 2013, 01:58:13 PM
(http://people-equation.com/wp-content/uploads/fat+lady+sings.jpg)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Güero on November 07, 2013, 08:56:34 PM
 :o Well done !!  :o


ShredMaster layout Güero  Sep/2008
http://www.sendspace.com/file/wu3x3g



Ok, here is my entrance to the contest :
Name : liagasg (george liagas)
Pedal Name : Soul Breaker

Soul Breaker is a distortion unit build after order for a fellow guitaristwww.thereckoning.net (http://www.thereckoning.net). It's look is totally inspired by his album / merchandise art.
It's build with the metal guitarist in mind providing 2 different types of distortion with a flick of a toggle switch. I've also add the light emitting borders effect as a gift, to create a better looking unit. The unit turns green on normal distortion mode, and red on ultra high gain distortion. It has Gain-  Bass - Treble - Contour - Output knobs. Works on 9VDC. No battery compartment.

Design
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9518/4cze.jpg)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6019/sa7i.jpg)

Guts

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2488/wylt.jpg)
(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/8044/is3r.jpg)
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3979/yods.jpg)

Layout
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7107/zmlh.jpg)

(http://Schem)
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9273/5m0f.jpg)

Video PART 1


Video PART 2

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on November 26, 2013, 02:14:25 PM
how about another comp/contest ?...

i'm just eager to beat that veggie slick builder dude into eating meat again...whoooooarghhhhhh..whoooooooooarghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. :icon_twisted:. :D ;D ;)

Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on November 26, 2013, 02:57:50 PM
how about another comp/contest ?...

How about making yer own thread and notifying Aron that you're running a contest?  :P

 :icon_mrgreen:  :icon_mrgreen:  :icon_mrgreen:  :icon_mrgreen:

(I'm mostly joking obviously. Please carry on.)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on November 26, 2013, 03:01:06 PM
how about another comp/contest ?...

sounds like we just got our volunteer to moderate the next competition!

Thanks Rob!!!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on November 26, 2013, 05:39:47 PM
sounds like we just got our volunteer to moderate the next competition!

Thanks Rob!!!  :icon_twisted:

Perfect.

@Rob, post a link here so I don't miss it ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Ice-9 on November 26, 2013, 06:38:26 PM
Yeah Rob, Good call, lets have a new contest. I would love to enter something, every time there has been a contest I have seen it too late to put something together.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on November 26, 2013, 07:28:19 PM
Let's do a Christmas themed contest. I already have a theme:    I shot Santa Claus! :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on November 26, 2013, 08:17:47 PM
Let's do a Christmas themed contest. I already have a theme:    I shot Santa Claus! :icon_mrgreen:

Christmas is way too soon. How about Groundhog Day? :P
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Mustachio on November 26, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
For the Love of Pedals - Valentines day Pedal Extravaganza Contest . Brought to you by Sausage on a stick.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: midwayfair on November 26, 2013, 09:31:16 PM
Valentines day


Sausage

huh huh. huh.

(huh.)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: garcho on November 27, 2013, 03:03:30 AM
March 21st Equinox contest!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: psychedelicfish on November 27, 2013, 06:30:41 PM
I personally would like a September 19th pirate themed competition.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on November 28, 2013, 06:38:14 AM
i'm not volunteering...

i just thought i'd throw in a comp thought grenade and run off....... ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: haveyouseenhim on November 28, 2013, 06:41:20 AM
i'm not volunteering...

i just thought i'd throw in a comp thought grenade and run off....... ;D

According to my lawyer you are now legally obligated to run a contest. I am willing to settle out of court though. Perhaps some sausage?
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on November 28, 2013, 06:58:16 AM
according to UK law i can do wtf i like with no comebacks, its a great system ... :D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on November 29, 2013, 06:30:18 AM
according to UK law i can do wtf i like with no comebacks, its a great system ... :D

Sure, Julian'll be pleased to get some new company at the embassy ;)
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on November 29, 2013, 08:19:46 AM
lol, yeah , we can play hide n seek together.. ;D
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Perrow on November 29, 2013, 11:54:44 AM
lol, yeah , we can play hide n seek together.. ;D

What you said + why he's stuck at the embassy + your sausage obsession = too many yokes available for me to choose  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: rankot on February 13, 2016, 03:27:08 PM
Maybe stupid question, but answer is appreciated: is it OK to use 4558 instad of TL072 in Orange Smothie?  :o
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: jimilee on February 13, 2016, 03:52:30 PM

Maybe stupid question, but answer is appreciated: is it OK to use 4558 instad of TL072 in Orange Smothie?  :o
In my experience and according to the data sheet, those two are completely interchangeable.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Jdansti on February 13, 2016, 04:09:38 PM
Maybe stupid question, but answer is appreciated: is it OK to use 4558 instad of TL072 in Orange Smothie?  :o

Welcome!

I think your accidentally posted your question in this old thread. It's best to start a new thread under "Building Your Own Stompbox" forum. Good luck!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: GGBB on February 13, 2016, 06:24:00 PM
4558 will work just fine. In my testing, I found it to be just slightly noisier than the TL072, but otherwise performed equally.
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Plexi on November 01, 2017, 02:11:15 PM
ok, here's my entry, its taken a while to design (too bloody long) and get the switching right with a little help from Ian (slacker) cheers man.  ;)

oh and a little help from mrs astronauts ideas on the etch design..... ::) ()trying to muscle in on it..)

introducing:

The ''SPACE PATROL FUZZ''

as you can see its basically a classic big muff with fat/thin switching, plus 3 other modes for synthy, buzzy, octavey, duck and swell type sounds..by switching diodes and collector resistors. (which was a pita to work out)
rather  like a bias control on a fuzz face...but for both collectors.

schematic:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEFUZZSCHEMATIC.jpg)

pdf's:  layout + pcb.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEPATROLFUZZLAYOUT.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/SPACEPATROLFUZZPCB.pdf

guts...the wiring was a lot neater, but i had to pull out the pcb and remake it, and had limited tinker time to get t finished on time.. :icon_redface:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_001.jpg)

video demo...dry then with effects..


 ;) enjoy...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_003.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/WP_20130821_005.jpg)

p.s pedal backdrop coutersy of Mrs Astronauts dress....shhhhh... ;D

Old post bump!  ;D
Rob, can you re-upload the schematic??
Thanks!!
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: deadastronaut on November 02, 2017, 05:43:33 AM
hi plexi,  sure..no problemo.  8)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ek7odcm7qary2cz/SPACEFUZZSCHEMATIC.jpg?dl=0


i did eventually get around to making a PCB for this which is currently available on my site, with the rotary switch included.

all verified, can fit in a 1590BB portait or landscape orientation... ;)

https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects/fuzz
Title: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
Post by: Plexi on November 02, 2017, 09:53:49 AM
Thanks a LOT Rob..!
I would like to implementate your rotate switch to my Rams Head  ;D