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Title: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on April 03, 2012, 01:39:13 PM
We're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack !!

We have.......ideas.......

We have.......a prize.......

We wanna.......run another competiton.......

We need.......YOU!

Wanna know more ??
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 03, 2012, 01:41:04 PM
Gimme the deets!!!  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: rousejeremy on April 03, 2012, 01:48:40 PM
Rick and Fernando have given birth to a two headed monster
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 03, 2012, 02:06:39 PM
whhhooooooo hooooooooooooo yeeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaa....   i'm in... ;)

:icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:

details?. ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 03, 2012, 02:10:20 PM
I was actually thinking about this kind of thing earlier this morning. I make Trophies, and was thinking about possibly making a "donation" in the way of a smaller trophy for the winner... because "b****es love Trophies!" (my fiance got me stuck on that meme for some reason, lol).

Let me know what's up, and I'll see what I can do.   ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Vince_b on April 03, 2012, 02:13:36 PM
We want information.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: .Mike on April 03, 2012, 03:57:03 PM
I still haven't finished my pedal for the 666 competition. :(

Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 03, 2012, 04:00:44 PM
I still haven't finished my pedal for the 666 competition. :(

I guess that means you're disqualified for this competition :D
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: .Mike on April 03, 2012, 04:15:06 PM
I guess that means you're disqualified for this competition :D

Eh, doesn't matter. I build soooo sloooooooowly that I'll never have an entry ready. :P

I just hope the theme for the contest isn't "Pink and Pastels, " triggered by the pink forum on April 1st.

Actually, forget that-- I hope the theme IS Pink and Pastels.. heh!

Mike
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Ice-9 on April 03, 2012, 05:13:05 PM
are we up to 1000 yet ?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Cliff Schecht on April 03, 2012, 05:22:18 PM
Bring it on.... We just need details!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on April 03, 2012, 07:42:12 PM
wha????
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: EATyourGuitar on April 03, 2012, 08:11:21 PM
freq central has more staff than just Rick Holt?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: bean on April 03, 2012, 09:00:55 PM
Competition should be an 80 stage phaser that requires 1000 components.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 03, 2012, 09:11:32 PM
freq central has more staff than just Rick Holt?

In some slightly off-parallel universe, don't we all work for Rick? I think I felt a disturbance in The Force when he showed us all his first Murder One...  :icon_lol: (bad 2012 joke)

Competition should be an 80 stage phaser that requires 1000 components.

BEAST OF 1000 STAGES (let's just go all ballz out)   :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on April 03, 2012, 10:57:41 PM
gain x 1000
 :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 04, 2012, 07:10:57 AM
Hi!, I'm from a parallel universe where 1000 = 0001.
That's where you're going to end.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 04, 2012, 07:17:05 AM
I'm from a binary system, so 1111101000 is the number I'm waiting for.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Scruffie on April 04, 2012, 07:31:05 AM
010011110110111001100101001000000101010001101000011011110111010101110011011000010110111001100100 ?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Scruffie on April 04, 2012, 07:34:02 AM
1111110000010111. ?

8?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 04, 2012, 08:21:35 AM
Other me, tell us what is this all about!

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.switched.com/media/2008/09/newds.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on April 04, 2012, 08:23:37 AM
Here's the skinny:


ANYONE can enter - even your granny. But not me or him.  :'(

It doesn't need to be an original designed circuit  - just built by you.

Slade and frequencycentral will decide on the winner. The judges decision is final. No bribes will be accepted.......!

The winner gets a free 'end of the world' themed Sonic Death Ray 14 stage phase shifter, enclosure etched by Slade, pedal built by frequencycentral......

This time there has to be an entry fee of $10 USD, we need to cover some costs as the enclosure has to be shipped halfway across the world twice even before it goes to the winner. We need $150 to go towards costs, anything over that will be contibuted to Aron/diystompboxes to help keep this wonderful forum going. Bear in mind that a stock Sonic Death Ray sells for $450 USD:

http://www.prymaxevintage.com/frequency-central-sonic-death-ray-phaser/ (yeah, out of stock until they get their next shipment)

 - and the one built for this competition will be a collectors item should the world survive past 2012. How to pay your entry fee will be announced shortly - we wanna work it out so people know we're not just scammin' ya!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 04, 2012, 09:48:26 AM

This time there has to be an entry fee of $10 USD, we need to cover some costs as the enclosure has to be shipped halfway across the world twice even before it goes to the winner. We need $150 to go towards costs, anything over that will be contibuted to Aron/diystompboxes to help keep this wonderful forum going.

One question: when is registration, up TO the day it turns to 1000? Or is there only a certain time to enter. Some of us have to scrape the barrel at certain times of the month, I'm sure you've done the same from time to time. As for myself, I can PP after Monday evening (in the states), but made me think about asking, in case others see $10 reg fee and immediately opt out.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 04, 2012, 09:57:30 AM
Details not worked out yet. We need at least 15 entries or it's a no-go sadly, Slade and I are not made of money. Consider your fee a contrubution to the forum. Anyway, $10 - what does that get ya in the real world? So, step up! if you plan to enter then shout out, let's see if this baby is gonna fly.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on April 04, 2012, 10:21:29 AM
Is this open to all members? If so, count me in! Even if I don't finish in time, I would like to contribute to the forum.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 04, 2012, 10:32:29 AM
Count me in for one definite, but like I said... I just won't be able to PP until Monday evening.

I'm kind of with pakrat... good chance I might not get it done, but heck... if we get 25 people, that's a good chunk that goes to the forums, even if we only see 20 entries at the end.  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 04, 2012, 10:33:22 AM
  • Slade is not allowed to enter!
  • frequencycentral is not allowed to enter!
Those are the only exceptions :'(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 04, 2012, 10:43:48 AM
Is this open to all members? If so, count me in!

Anyone can enter.

Even if I don't finish in time, I would like to contribute to the forum.

Exactly.

if we get 25 people, that's a good chunk that goes to the forums, even if we only see 20 entries at the end.  :icon_biggrin:

Exactly.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Ultrakd on April 04, 2012, 11:00:34 AM
Does it have to be an original pedal design or just built by me?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on April 04, 2012, 11:14:47 AM
How do I paypal the entry fee?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 04, 2012, 11:26:37 AM
Does it have to be an original pedal design or just built by me?

Just built by you.

How do I paypal the entry fee?

Give it some time to gain momentum. If it looks to be a flyer we are thinking of asking Aron to accept the fees and re-imburse us - and hopefully keep a good chunk for the running of the forum.

We are hoping that some people may just pay an entry fee and stand by and watch the fun, be part of it and contribute to the forum at the same time.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 04, 2012, 11:34:34 AM
end of the world theme?....brilliant!.........hold on, that means the winner only gets to use the pedal till dec 21st..(if you believe in nibiru and all that bollox... ;) :icon_twisted:

$10  a nice way to chip in for costs to you guys, and the forum!..cool i'm in.  ;)

i'll pp when i come back from up north!..(and when link is up or decided ok) ;).......cheers rick/ferrnado!.. :)
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 04, 2012, 11:38:51 AM
I have no idea if I'll be able to finish an entry, but will absolutely pay the entry fee. Just give me a paypal address 8)
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Seven64 on April 04, 2012, 11:47:24 AM
Do pedal mods count?
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on April 04, 2012, 11:51:51 AM
Do pedal mods count?

No - has to be a build. Even if they did count, just changing a cap value and painting a mushroom cloud on a DS-1 ain't gonna cut it with the judges buddy boy!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 04, 2012, 11:54:32 AM
removed:

 ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 04, 2012, 11:57:51 AM
You still have alien invasion and sun waves... :o

[spoil free zone = ON]
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 04, 2012, 12:02:06 PM
I think they're saying you can't just mod a DS-1 and paint it, not that certain "end of the world" themes are out. Complete build, be it your circuit or, say a Madbean board. Raw box (or predrill/precoat).

I think I'm gonna make mine so that it quits working on December 21st.  :icon_lol: I guess that would make it a "welfare box" or something, though.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 04, 2012, 12:08:13 PM
yeah t'was was a mere jest .. ;)

heres my pre-entry...do i win?.. :icon_mrgreen:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/bring-on-the-end-of-the-world.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on April 04, 2012, 12:24:20 PM
Pictures thread is currently at page 956, so 44 pages to go to hit 1000. 44 pages ago was page 912, with a post date of 12/11/2011. So that means we should have three months or more before we hit page 1000. This is assuming no one spams the pictures thread to shorten the clock.

I'm in, and with three months I think I can get a submission ready in time.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: robmdall on April 04, 2012, 12:41:51 PM
I'm in.. Wont have a pedal, only 10$ to view all of the beautiful entries and help out the forum is a bargain!!

bob
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: remmy on April 04, 2012, 02:23:21 PM
Count me in, i was thinking I need a new project  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 04, 2012, 02:34:37 PM
Just waiting on payment instructions  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 04, 2012, 02:44:00 PM
Nice... that looks like 8 so far.  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 04, 2012, 02:55:03 PM
Nice... that looks like 8 so far.  :icon_biggrin:
Very nice indeed... so much people loves this forum!! ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Valoosj on April 04, 2012, 04:28:19 PM
yeah t'was was a mere jest .. ;)

heres my pre-entry...do i win?.. :icon_mrgreen:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/bring-on-the-end-of-the-world.jpg)



  • Gut shots are mandatory'!



 ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on April 04, 2012, 04:31:45 PM
I'll have pedals. Just need some artwork!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tyronethebig on April 04, 2012, 05:28:22 PM
I'd like to give this a shot (id do anything for that phaser!) and if it helps the forum too rock and roll. God knows I don't have much technical knowledge to contribute!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on April 04, 2012, 08:05:02 PM
so, a couple months?

I think I may try this! making sound cave in on itself is one of my specialties!  :icon_biggrin:
maybe a new dirty ringmod! I haven't built one in a few years
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: davent on April 04, 2012, 08:07:01 PM
Pictures thread is currently at page 956, so 44 pages to go to hit 1000. 44 pages ago was page 912, with a post date of 12/11/2011. So that means we should have three months or more before we hit page 1000. This is assuming no one spams the pictures thread to shorten the clock.

I'm in, and with three months I think I can get a submission ready in time.

If this goes anything like the "666" competition don't count on three months. For that contest the number of post in the picture thread went on an accelerating bender as we got closer to page 666 and there's no reason to believe it won't happen again.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on April 04, 2012, 09:33:36 PM
now to find the perfect circuit...
(http://glassrocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/petty1.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on April 04, 2012, 09:52:47 PM
Are we limited to just one entry. I've got a couple of great "end of the world" concepts and I can't choose.
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Seven64 on April 04, 2012, 09:52:53 PM
Do pedal mods count?

No - has to be a build. Even if they did count, just changing a cap value and painting a mushroom cloud on a DS-1 ain't gonna cut it with the judges buddy boy!


what if i promise to file off the cap value AND the label on the IC  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: rousejeremy on April 04, 2012, 09:59:18 PM
Do pedal mods count?

No - has to be a build. Even if they did count, just changing a cap value and painting a mushroom cloud on a DS-1 ain't gonna cut it with the judges buddy boy!


what if i promise to file off the cap value AND the label on the IC  :icon_biggrin:
And goop everything. Not just goop, but seal it in concrete.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tomfoy on April 04, 2012, 10:34:17 PM
I'd be interested in getting in on this.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 04, 2012, 11:39:53 PM
Are we limited to just one entry. I've got a couple of great "end of the world" concepts and I can't choose.

If Freq and Slade take suggestions, I would say up to 2 or 3 per person, registration fee for each, or $5 each additional.  (limit it to be fair... I have a couple ideas and if I get going on something, who knows how many I would spit out, lol!)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 05, 2012, 06:54:14 AM
Personally, I would say 1 fee... 1 entry.

Simple.... Easy!!!

If you think about it, any more than 1 per person and it looks like you are "buying" the victory.

Also, if you only take 1 entry per person, it levels the field between the hobbyists and the "production" builders.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 05, 2012, 07:17:29 AM
Yeah, 10 bucks for every chance to win that Doom's Day phaser... :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on April 05, 2012, 01:54:15 PM
I'm in!

Now to start working on my Space Madness Matter-Antimatter Death Ray Tap-Tempo Doomsday pesto! ...errrr pedal!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: arma61 on April 05, 2012, 03:00:35 PM

Hi

I'm in!!

surely for fun and contribution..............but... wait .....2/3 months.... hmmm..... let me think about it. :D  :D  :D

Rick/Fernando..... what to say.... thank you.....

I'm sure all of us will enjoy this competition just like the 666 one.


Ciao

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: wavley on April 05, 2012, 03:10:39 PM
now to find the perfect circuit...
(http://glassrocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/petty1.jpg)

This?

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i292/helloidus/ric360.gif)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: runmikeyrun on April 05, 2012, 06:36:48 PM
I'm in, I can paypal in the next 2 weeks or so. 
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on April 05, 2012, 09:52:24 PM
Im in.. Just let us know where to paypal..
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: runmikeyrun on April 06, 2012, 08:34:21 AM
Im in.. Just let us know where to paypal..

exactly what I was going to say!

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 06, 2012, 10:33:11 PM
Don't worry, guys, just put those 10 bucks in a can while we define the best way to save your fees!

We're gonna have news soon.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: boogietone on April 07, 2012, 12:47:12 AM
Given we have a couple of months, I should be able to do this. Give me the incentive to get back to an earlier idea.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on April 07, 2012, 01:04:09 AM
i know, this is a bit mad, but just to inspire y'all...
jfet? mosfet?
RADFET!
(http://www.sandia.gov/mstc/MsensorSensorMsystems/technical-information/images/PhysicalMicrosensors_clip_image001_0000.gif)
http://www.sandia.gov/mstc/MsensorSensorMsystems/technical-information/FET-Based_Radiation_Sensor.html (http://www.sandia.gov/mstc/MsensorSensorMsystems/technical-information/FET-Based_Radiation_Sensor.html)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on April 09, 2012, 12:53:31 AM
<bump>
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 09, 2012, 01:00:08 AM
Gil, if that actually makes noise as intended, it won't be so "Rad" anymore.  :icon_sad:

Thanks for bumping this, Beo. I was actually considering doing that earlier... but I went for a walk instead of just procrastinating.  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on April 09, 2012, 10:28:15 AM
Quote
Gil, if that actually makes noise as intended, it won't be so "Rad" anymore. 

true... AND if it makes noise it means you're in the vicinity of radioactivity  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on April 09, 2012, 10:51:32 AM
Information on how and where to pay your entry fee pending. Aron has agreed to receive the fees (and pay our costs to us out of them). We are hoping he will also keep the opening post of this thread updated with fees-paid entrants.

and....kabooooooooom!


(http://www.vnovember.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/mushroom-cloud.jpg)

Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 10, 2012, 03:40:45 AM
Excuse me if I'm a bit slow today, is it the donation address we should use?

And was it intentional that the mushroom cloud posted had a clowns face? Or is it just my sleep deprived mind that sees it?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: runmikeyrun on April 10, 2012, 06:46:02 AM
Lol I see it too... :D

I've got something good going on down in the basement... muhahahaha!
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Sackhead16 on April 10, 2012, 06:03:27 PM
And was it intentional that the mushroom cloud posted had a clowns face? Or is it just my sleep deprived mind that sees it?

It's an ad/image for a video game named Twisted Metal for PS3. One of the characters called "Sweet Tooth", is the creepy clown you see in the clouds.
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: davent on April 10, 2012, 06:21:59 PM
And was it intentional that the mushroom cloud posted had a clowns face? Or is it just my sleep deprived mind that sees it?

It's an ad/image for a video game named Twisted Metal for PS3. One of the characters called "Sweet Tooth", is the creepy clown you see in the clouds.

I thought it was Ronald MacDonald... seemed appropriate for the image.
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 10, 2012, 08:28:15 PM
Excuse me if I'm a bit slow today, is it the donation address we should use?

I believe that the entry fee payment instructions are still under development   ;)

Still wondering if there will be a 1 entry per person limit.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 11, 2012, 07:37:01 AM

I believe that the entry fee payment instructions are still under development   ;)

Still wondering if there will be a 1 entry per person limit.


Yeah, 10 bucks for every chance to win that Doom's Day phaser... :icon_twisted:

10 bucks = One entry
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 11, 2012, 08:05:27 AM

I believe that the entry fee payment instructions are still under development   ;)

Still wondering if there will be a 1 entry per person limit.


Yeah, 10 bucks for every chance to win that Doom's Day phaser... :icon_twisted:

10 bucks = One entry

I see. So there is no limit to the number of entries  :-\

I will only be entering one build but I am confident it will hold it's own  ;D

I just figured that one-entry-per-person was the way to go in order to level the field between DIY hobbyists and the pro builders. I suppose the ultimate goal is to raise as much cash as possible however, it may scare off some of the newer builders who would want to partake in the festivities!

I mean.... Have you seen the Pictures thread lately??  :o

Good Luck to all that enter  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 11, 2012, 08:12:36 AM
ahem....erm.....bump! for paypal details?... :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 11, 2012, 12:09:07 PM

I believe that the entry fee payment instructions are still under development   ;)

Still wondering if there will be a 1 entry per person limit.


Yeah, 10 bucks for every chance to win that Doom's Day phaser... :icon_twisted:

10 bucks = One entry
[...]I suppose the ultimate goal is to raise as much cash as possible however, it may scare off some of the newer builders who would want to partake in the festivities![...]

If you put all your effort in just one entry you may have more chances to win than another member dividing his effort in 2 or 3 pedals...
And you will save money :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on April 11, 2012, 04:23:02 PM
Here is where to paypal:

http://diystompboxes.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=88

Thanks and good luck!

Aron
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 11, 2012, 06:40:46 PM
Here is where to paypal:

http://diystompboxes.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=88

Thanks and good luck!

Aron

Done, now I'll just have to build something  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 11, 2012, 09:12:53 PM
Anyone have a discount code they want to share, by chance?

 :icon_lol:

I'm in! *THROWS CHIPS DOWN*

Now... do I procrastinate, or do I get my butt in gear and come up with something... hmmm. I need UFO parts, 40kV supply... anyone have Rad stickers they wanna share? You guys think I could build a Jacob's Ladder with some 1n4007's? They should be able to handle 40k, right? Should I video record this one? (you're a jerk if you actually said "yes... I would love to see that..."  ;D )
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: markeebee on April 12, 2012, 03:49:59 AM
^ "yes....i would love to see that...."

I'm in!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: remmy on April 12, 2012, 06:00:59 AM
Paid  ;D

Really looking forward to the pedals!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 12, 2012, 06:51:16 AM
My donation has been accepted  :P

Entry paid!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: arma61 on April 12, 2012, 07:34:10 AM

Payment done m8s!!!!!


have a nice day!!!!




Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 12, 2012, 08:19:33 AM
paid.... good luck guys!... :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on April 12, 2012, 11:59:09 AM
My "donation" has also been sent. I look forward to seeing what people come up with for this!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on April 12, 2012, 01:45:46 PM
Here is where to paypal:

http://diystompboxes.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=88

Thanks and good luck!

Aron

When you pay your fee please state your user name so Aron can keep track. There are a few people who have already paid who we are not sure who they are, can those people contact Aron and give their name and username so he can match it up with the PayPal payment.


....oh, and....

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_rEmBkuDEbg/T2T5FICDYoI/AAAAAAAAB-8/F5-pdGsm8vk/s1600/end-of-the-world.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on April 12, 2012, 01:55:12 PM
reserved my spot at the end of the losers' line  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on April 12, 2012, 02:05:14 PM
If you have entered and have not sent me your username on the forum, please pm me with your real name and username. Thanks!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 12, 2012, 02:21:35 PM
Maybe if you list those who've sent their usernames...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: arma61 on April 12, 2012, 02:23:42 PM
[/size]
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_rEmBkuDEbg/T2T5FICDYoI/AAAAAAAAB-8/F5-pdGsm8vk/s1600/end-of-the-world.jpg)



isn't "LD" the end of the World (crossword talking)  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Edit: please stop posting pictures I would base my pedal on....  ;D  ;D  ;D



Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on April 12, 2012, 03:24:01 PM
Here's who I have:

pakrat
arma61
Govmnt_Lacky
remmy
markeebee
earthscum
Perrow
deadastronaut
tyronethebig
garcho
iccaros
tuckster
Colonel Angus
nicofx
Beo
Haddock
Quackzed
Robmdall
Artifus
Jdansti
Geoff Leonard
LucifersTrip
FUZZZZzzzz
cloudscapes
Terwonick
Vallhagen
Keppy
Alex Frias
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: markeebee on April 12, 2012, 03:28:22 PM
^ Mystery guest is Garcho, I guess
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on April 12, 2012, 03:38:56 PM
Yes, you are right. I will edit the post. THANKS!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 12, 2012, 03:40:23 PM
Still need at least 5 more  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 12, 2012, 04:06:16 PM
Still need at least 5 more  ;D

Prior postings suggest we have more money but lack usernames.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 12, 2012, 04:35:38 PM
I'll give it a shot! Some heavy hitters here, but what the hell...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 12, 2012, 05:30:04 PM
I'll give it a shot! Some heavy hitters here, but what the hell...

 :icon_biggrin:

I wouldn't worry too much about who you may think are the "big hitters"... I'm worried about who's gonna pull the atomic alien bunny-god out of their you-know-where!  :icon_lol:

The "666" competition definitely brought out some surprising results... I really don't expect any different in this one. This is gonna be such a loooong wait to see everyone's builds... and, paradoxically, time's gonna go by too fast, ugh. I'll get something done... I'm sure of it. Kinda.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: robmdall on April 12, 2012, 06:57:07 PM
I'm in. Thanks, Rick, Fernando and Aron!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on April 13, 2012, 02:52:14 AM
Just 1 more needed.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 13, 2012, 06:45:51 AM
(http://www.jimmerriam.de/images/tea.gif)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 13, 2012, 05:59:08 PM
that's weird
(http://i.imgur.com/OXGN0.gif) (http://imgur.com/OXGN0)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: nicofx on April 14, 2012, 07:09:49 AM
This sounds like fun!! I'm in!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on April 15, 2012, 10:31:30 AM
Here's who I have:

pakrat
arma61
Govmnt_Lacky
remmy
markeebee
earthscum
Perrow
deadastronaut
tyronethebig
garcho
iccaros
tuckster
Colonel Angus

+ nicofx (assuming fee paid)

That's still only 14 entrants. We are not even into covering costs yet (for what is a $450 pedal plus the additional shipping to get it etched in Chile, built in the UK), let alone putting some cash down for the running of the forum itself. C'mon - if you can't be bothered = we can't be bothered! Shall we call it off?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 15, 2012, 10:53:39 AM
I'll buy two entries if it's like that :'(. I'm sure others will do the same, but there are a lot of talented builders on this board whose names aren't on that list.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on April 15, 2012, 01:05:14 PM
I'm in, and paid.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 15, 2012, 02:44:03 PM
Give people a few more days to enter and then let us (that've paid) decide if we want to pay a little more. I might be in for another entry anyway, just no idea yet what that would be in terms of actual build.

As I figure, it'll be the end of the world soon anyway, so a little money towards this forum will not be the end of the world (or would it?).
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 15, 2012, 03:04:18 PM
I think we have time  ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on April 15, 2012, 03:16:51 PM
Gentleman,

Im in, and paid. Good luck!

Greetings
Urs

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 15, 2012, 03:45:46 PM
come on guys, with the massive amount of regular members that are on here we should be able to at least quadruple the entrants into this fine competition, just think of that great prize... :icon_cool:

you tight @#$%ers..get your $10.00 in... :icon_mrgreen:... ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on April 15, 2012, 03:52:41 PM
I plan to enter. Just haven't paid yet, as money is tighter now than it will be in the future. I suspect some people are waiting to get building before plunking down their cash.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on April 15, 2012, 04:02:04 PM
Quote
come on guys, with the massive amount of regular members that are on here we should be able to at least quadruple the entrants into this fine competition, just think of that great prize... icon_cool
you tight @#$%ers..get your $10.00 in...  :icon_mrgreen:      ;)

Now, now Rob, let's not insult these cheap schmucks, let's encourage these douche sacks with positivity and wait for these lazy bums to finally wake up and see what a great opportunity they're missing out on like a bunch of stingy jerk faced morons.  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 15, 2012, 04:10:07 PM
^ ok i'll be nice to the @#$%ing @#$%ers @#$%s @#$%s.. :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on April 15, 2012, 04:43:48 PM
o.k. o.k. i'm in!
10$ for front row seats to the end of the world?!? and a chance to win an amazing pedal?!? 
YES!
(http://ronabbass.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/nuclear-bomb.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on April 15, 2012, 05:44:11 PM
I've gotten so much out of this forum in the short time that I've been here.... for free! I'll gladly double my entry fee if it will help.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on April 15, 2012, 10:49:44 PM
Please send me your usernames if you haven't done so when sending the $10
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on April 16, 2012, 12:08:29 AM
I am also willing to sponcer any two builders who can not afford the entry. First two to PM me and tell a good story  ;D

(http://blessingsenterprises.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/2012-mayan-calendar-pic.jpg?w=640)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 16, 2012, 07:52:07 AM
I am also willing to sponcer any two builders who can not afford the entry. First two to PM me and tell a good story  ;D
That's very cool 8)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 16, 2012, 07:58:24 AM
I am also willing to sponcer any two builders who can not afford the entry. First two to PM me and tell a good story  ;D
That's very cool 8)

PM'd!!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 16, 2012, 08:09:43 AM
I am also willing to sponcer any two builders who can not afford the entry. First two to PM me and tell a good story  ;D
That's very cool 8)

PM'd!!
Old men move slow!!!
I PM'd him first...
I told him the REAL story behind all your """"designs"""".
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 16, 2012, 08:27:41 AM
Salvia and Ether in a liberal mix ? ;D ;D

Wait.. thats how I get ready for work :icon_redface:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: robmdall on April 16, 2012, 09:29:15 AM
I already in, but I will add some $ to the pot to get this thing rolling.

I'll offer the same iccaros is offering (great idea!). First two members to PM me Ill cover their entry fee.

robmdall
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on April 16, 2012, 10:27:03 AM
I already in, but I will add some $ to the pot to get this thing rolling.

I'll offer the same iccaros is offering (great idea!). First two members to PM me Ill cover their entry fee.

robmdall

Ditto......
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 16, 2012, 10:32:30 AM
I'm on board with that, I'll put 20$ for two slots. That's another $80 in the pot all day.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on April 16, 2012, 11:00:17 AM
I wonder if I would think it's funny to get beat out by someone I had sponsored. Ummmmmm...... I would not...... :'(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on April 16, 2012, 12:18:42 PM
I've just thrown $10 down the drain :)
Title: Re: Sv: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 16, 2012, 12:25:28 PM
I've just thrown $10 down the drain :)

Hopefully down my drain :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on April 16, 2012, 03:08:43 PM
Quote
Quote from: slacker on Today at 10:18:42 AM
I've just thrown $10 down the drain :)


Quote
Hopefully down my drain :)
Hopefully down YOUR i mean MY dr...
wait... what???
 :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 16, 2012, 03:56:17 PM
I see what you did there
(http://i.imgur.com/U71Ms.gif)
Quote
Quote
Quote from: slacker on Today at 10:18:42 AM
I've just thrown $10 down the drain Smiley


Quote
Hopefully down my drain Smiley
Hopefully down YOUR i mean MY dr...
wait... what???
 icon_lol
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on April 16, 2012, 08:15:36 PM
Just paid my $10. Now what am I supposed to do?  I'm a contest virgin.  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on April 17, 2012, 12:44:50 AM
Quick, do something cool!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 17, 2012, 03:01:44 AM
Just paid my $10. Now what am I supposed to do?  I'm a contest virgin.  :icon_eek:

great, now read page 2...and wait for page 1000 in the pictures thread!!... :)

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=96870.msg842828#msg842828

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on April 17, 2012, 04:22:52 AM
Thanks DA.  Glossed over that page earlier.   :o
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: LucifersTrip on April 17, 2012, 07:21:06 AM
Just paid my $10. Now what am I supposed to do?  I'm a contest virgin.  :icon_eek:

great, now read page 2...and wait for page 1000 in the pictures thread!!... :)

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=96870.msg842828#msg842828



"You must post your finished pedal on the Pictures! thread on page 1000 or any of the following pages providing it is posted on the same day that the Pictures! thread reaches page 1000"

If you are not at a computer the same day the  Pictures! thread reaches page 1000, you're out?


Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 17, 2012, 07:38:18 AM
If you are not at a computer the same day the  Pictures! thread reaches page 1000, you're out?

I would tend to agree with you on this one.

I think that the stipulations should be revised a bit in order to give the contest entrants a bit of "slack" to get their builds posted within a REASONABLE amount of time to coincide with the Pictures thread turning 1000 pages old  ;D

Slade... FC... any input on this?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tuckster on April 17, 2012, 08:14:31 AM
Please think about the time zones!  :icon_cry:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on April 17, 2012, 10:40:34 AM
my suggestion:

When it hits 1000, all entries submissions will be halted, and the entrants will have 72 hours to post their entries on the DIY Stompbox Forums.

IMO, that would give plenty of time for people to fight camera gremlins, as well as contact others to make sure we all know the time has come for us to gather and wait for post-apocalyptic judgment.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 17, 2012, 10:45:49 AM
my suggestion:

When it hits 1000, all entries submissions will be halted, and the entrants will have 72 hours to post their entries on the DIY Stompbox Forums.

IMO, that would give plenty of time for people to fight camera gremlins, as well as contact others to make sure we all know the time has come for us to gather and wait for post-apocalyptic judgment.

^^^ Yeah. That!  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 17, 2012, 11:23:16 AM
That seems like a reasonable approach.
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 17, 2012, 12:47:00 PM
I can live with that.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: robmdall on April 19, 2012, 08:20:44 AM
I'm still looking for one more person to sponsor their entry fee. Send me a PM.

Rick, Fernando and Aron... Are you close to having enough $ to move forward
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on April 20, 2012, 02:14:07 AM
I have had no takers.. If I win, I do not want someone to say they could of won if only they could afford the entry fee...  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 20, 2012, 03:16:02 AM
shall we have a page 10 sub competition on here then?... :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on April 20, 2012, 01:00:02 PM
who can build the best pedal before this post reaches page 10.. :) sure.. I wont be ready.. School and all, but it could be interesting.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 20, 2012, 02:22:13 PM
What's the prize?

Toe nail clipping from Rob?  ;D

Sounds interesting though.... Possibly a small-ish prize of some sort. Although, it would be fair to make it maybe 12 or 15 pages  :icon_rolleyes:

I'd be willing to put in for some sort of prize. Don't think I could handle a whole pedal as a prize though. Maybe an etched PCB of one's choosing or something along those lines.

Contest only eligable to those entered in the 1000 competition??
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 20, 2012, 03:30:20 PM
^^^

Such a cool idea.....the 1000 club.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 20, 2012, 04:25:22 PM
i'll donate my toe nail clippings,they should get nice and crusty by then..... i'll throw in a pair of old odd socks too......no problem. ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on April 20, 2012, 11:24:57 PM
now someones gonna do a search for 'clipping' and they're gonna get this...
Quote
i'll donate my toe nail clippings they should get nice and crusty by then..... i'll throw in a pair of old odd socks too......no problem.
;D you should design a dist called 'the crusty toe nail clipper' so they aren't dissapointed... ;D
with a crust knob, so you can crank the crust and get really crusty!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on April 21, 2012, 02:21:12 AM
now someones gonna do a search for 'clipping' and they're gonna get this...
Quote
i'll donate my toe nail clippings they should get nice and crusty by then..... i'll throw in a pair of old odd socks too......no problem.
;D you should design a dist called 'the crusty toe nail clipper' so they aren't dissapointed... ;D
with a crust knob, so you can crank the crust and get really crusty!

You should do it!  Maybe have a crusty big toe for the bypass switch.  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 21, 2012, 10:25:23 AM
Asymmetrical diode clipping, old news... MOSFET clipping, so yesterday... TOENAIL clipping, now that is what the cool kids are using! :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on April 21, 2012, 12:22:38 PM
You could definitely toe jam with one of those!

As my dad would say, "just a 'little' humor"...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Leston Braun on April 23, 2012, 02:53:09 PM
I've sent päyment. I'm all new to this competition thing, but should have enough time to read the rules and decide what to build. And actually build the thing.  :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on April 24, 2012, 02:59:44 PM
Okey dokey! We have 21 entrants at the last count. Our costs are covered, and some $$$s are going to the forum. It'd be really nice if more folks enter, as every penny raised now goes direct to the forum. So....the competition runs! We have to say though, any of you guys who haven't entered - enter now! Don't be a bystander! We'd really like to see some more entries, if only to support the forum. At the moment, take-up is 'average', which proabably means we won't ever run another competition after this one (and you won't believe the prize we had lined up for the next one!). So, if you ever wanna see another frequencycentral/slade competition with a way out groovy hard rockin prize - place yer bets!

(http://blogs.independent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/end-nigh1.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: LucifersTrip on April 24, 2012, 11:09:03 PM
does this rule still stand?

"You must post your finished pedal on the Pictures! thread on page 1000 or any of the following pages providing it is posted on the same day that the Pictures! thread reaches page 1000"
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 25, 2012, 09:19:01 AM
does this rule still stand?

"You must post your finished pedal on the Pictures! thread on page 1000 or any of the following pages providing it is posted on the same day that the Pictures! thread reaches page 1000"

^^^ +1 ;)

Would be nice if the suggestions that were posted here could be implemented to ensure that ALL entrants get a fair shake.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 25, 2012, 11:35:46 AM
I paid for two more entries, if anyone needs in and can't afford it. If not, then the $$$ can just go to the forum. I know my odds aren't great to win, but I think this will be a lot of fun and challenge me ( and hopefully everyone else) to build something really cool.

I'm sure most people here would agree that the information, support, and good times here is worth more than 10, 20 or 30 dollars.

Also, I agree, there should be a bit of clarification as to the specifics of the deadline.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: LucifersTrip on April 25, 2012, 09:55:50 PM

Also, I agree, there should be a bit of clarification as to the specifics of the deadline.

just thought of this...What if the Pictures! thread hits 1000 at 11:59 PM. You'd have 1 minute to enter....
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tyronethebig on April 26, 2012, 01:46:11 AM
Lol, maybe they mean 24 hours :-P
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 26, 2012, 02:09:48 AM

Also, I agree, there should be a bit of clarification as to the specifics of the deadline.

just thought of this...What if the Pictures! thread hits 1000 at 11:59 PM. You'd have 1 minute to enter....

I think the original intent was to allow 24 hours after it hits 1000 posts, and the suggestion, which I support, to allow 72 hours.
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on April 26, 2012, 03:16:48 AM
.What if the Pictures! thread hits 1000 at 11:59 PM. You'd have 1 minute to enter....
There is no 11:59 on the internetz!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 26, 2012, 08:01:37 PM
Sure, let's make it 72 hours!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 27, 2012, 02:02:20 AM
Sure, let's make it $72!

 :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 27, 2012, 04:37:52 AM
oh @#$% all this, i want a @#$%ing refund...  :icon_mrgreen:

(joke)  :-*

i have more nail clippings btw.....plus other 'bonus' bodily extras.... :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 27, 2012, 06:58:16 AM
i have more nail clippings btw.....plus other 'bonus' bodily extras.... :icon_eek:

Oh yeah...

That conversation about a "1000 club" competition kinda died out  ::)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 27, 2012, 07:00:09 AM
no worries, i'll donate them to the 1000 comp winner...as an added bonus... :icon_mrgreen:  (terms and conditions apply)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 27, 2012, 07:16:18 AM
I guess that since there is no COOL FC/Slade super duper etched phased array pedal involved that the people are like...... MEH!!!  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on April 27, 2012, 07:36:43 AM
We could ask tuckster, maybe he still has a few toe nail clippings from Rick from his 666 winner pedal.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: solderman on April 27, 2012, 04:32:29 PM
Shit Pomfritt

I just discovered this. Haven't been around for a while.
I just have to enter this competition. Just missed the previous one because a shitty slow delivery from a supplier I’m in wait for meeeeeee

And I know just what to do. And guess in what size :-)

Money's in tha bank sooon
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on April 27, 2012, 05:31:19 PM
entered!
Title: Re: Sv: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 27, 2012, 07:24:03 PM
We could ask tuckster, maybe he still has a few toe nail clippings from Rick from his 666 winner pedal.

Didn't he say he ate them all? ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 28, 2012, 08:47:22 AM
http://datasheet.seekic.com/datasheet/Hammond_1590LBBK.html (http://datasheet.seekic.com/datasheet/Hammond_1590LBBK.html)

Is this the one, Solderman?

No, wait its this one right ;)

(http://www.pedalpartsplus.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/Hammond%20DD.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 28, 2012, 09:16:41 PM
Although I am painfully working my way through the most complex build I have attempted.. I cannot help but think that my entry fee was more like a complete forum DONATION  :icon_eek:

Oh well, only time will tell huh?

Good Luck to everyone!!!  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on April 28, 2012, 09:43:50 PM
ach, if anyone has water. or liquid... haha i have caps and resistors to trafe for
waaaater/ahwwwww/...           
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on April 29, 2012, 05:11:10 AM
.. I cannot help but think that my entry fee was more like a complete forum DONATION  :icon_eek:

Same here, especially now cloudscapes has entered!
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 29, 2012, 05:14:53 AM
.. I cannot help but think that my entry fee was more like a complete forum DONATION  :icon_eek:

Same here, especially now cloudscapes has entered!

+1, aside from the fact that I think someone else will do a cooler build than me, I fear that my build won't be finished by page 1000  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 29, 2012, 09:49:56 AM
.. I cannot help but think that my entry fee was more like a complete forum DONATION  :icon_eek:

Same here, especially now cloudscapes has entered!

+1, aside from the fact that I think someone else will do a cooler build than me, I fear that my build won't be finished by page 1000  :icon_rolleyes:

Well, based on history.... It looks like this thread should reach page 1000 sometime around late August or early September. Should be plenty of time I would think  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: solderman on April 29, 2012, 01:33:26 PM
http://datasheet.seekic.com/datasheet/Hammond_1590LBBK.html (http://datasheet.seekic.com/datasheet/Hammond_1590LBBK.html)

Is this the one, Solderman?

No, wait its this one right ;)

(http://www.pedalpartsplus.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/Hammond%20DD.jpg)

LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on April 29, 2012, 02:33:01 PM
Well, based on history.... It looks like this thread should reach page 1000 sometime around late August or early September. Should be plenty of time I would think  ;)

This just shows that you don't know what I'm planning to build  ;D

I fear it won't be finished before the end of the world  :icon_eek:

Edit: PAGE TEN, lets see those page ten nail clippers.

(http://everyjoe.com/files/130/2007/09/hello-kitty-nail-clipper.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 30, 2012, 04:56:12 AM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/il_170x135.263195473.jpg)

great action on it... :icon_twisted:

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on April 30, 2012, 09:40:39 AM
I must be living a boring life. My nail clippers are old fashion.  ;)

Maybe I'll get some Hello Kitty clippers to match my Hello Kitty underwear.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on April 30, 2012, 10:54:34 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_h3zPEoKhop0/SXUjqUSP5AI/AAAAAAAAAyM/KRmrlwhvS4w/s320/toenail-clipper-for-sale-funny.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on April 30, 2012, 04:37:26 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_h3zPEoKhop0/SXUjqUSP5AI/AAAAAAAAAyM/KRmrlwhvS4w/s320/toenail-clipper-for-sale-funny.jpg)

LOL!  Thanks-I needed a good laugh today!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on May 01, 2012, 01:17:04 AM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14312589/AC-dc.JPG)
for those about to........
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: davepedals on May 01, 2012, 03:51:12 AM
Sure, let's make it 72 hours!

man i feel dumb tonight... so by 1000 posts, you mean: "« Reply #180 on: April 29," where reply would be #1000+? and 72 hrs afterwards?  if that's the case i'm in as well and will send my $$$ saturday night.  i'm going to build a no-brainer, my fave pedal but with 'end of world' type graphics/theme.  what is the url for the pictures page where we must post our build?
thanks.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on May 01, 2012, 03:59:50 AM
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=36392.19300
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on May 01, 2012, 07:03:07 AM
man i feel dumb tonight... so by 1000 posts, you mean: "« Reply #180 on: April 29," where reply would be #1000+? and 72 hrs afterwards? 

NOT 1000 posts..... the competition entries need to be submitted when the Pictures thread reaches 1000 PAGES. It is sitting at about 966 now.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 01, 2012, 08:29:13 AM
But Remember: ONLY 12 HOURS LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR PAGE TEN ENTRY!!!!

I'm gonna win those toenails!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on May 01, 2012, 09:09:23 AM
i had to rush it to qualify for the page 10 sub comp....but managed it...pheww... :P

its an...erm....er....erm...ahem.....virtual mind distortion with delay and 9000 stage phaser/chorus with optional vibe mode ,i also etched the box to make it look just like an authentic 1590b.
the ic is a 6785643234345550007766000676652232345455-1  heres the datasheet:  
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/80493782/


(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/P161210_08.33.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 01, 2012, 01:35:46 PM
At first I was like  ;D
but then I was like  :o

I almost fell out of my chair!!!

BWAAAAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

I don't have a pic of mine, but here's a soundclip :

http://bit.ly/coLJDI (http://bit.ly/coLJDI)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: zambo on May 04, 2012, 02:35:06 AM
you did a great job on the etching. Layout is sweet too!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on May 04, 2012, 04:05:13 AM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/P161210_08.33.jpg)

Etched board, perf, vero, dead bug style ... meh  ::)

Live bug style, now that rocks  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 08, 2012, 10:44:56 AM
question.

say i have an old design, 4 years ish, and i want to totally redesign the circuit and heavily modify the art/techniques used, would that be allowed? it would ne an "heavily inspired by" rather than just a mod.of.an.old.circuit. in my mind, if using somebody elses design and making yr own pedal out of.it is allowed, then probably so should this. but i felt.i had to ask and make sure.

posted from my phone, hence the botched typing
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on May 08, 2012, 11:36:12 AM
I'm quite sure you can build a "stock" silicon fuzz face and enter, as long as it's built for the competition and has an end of world theme.
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on May 08, 2012, 12:57:22 PM
I'm quite sure you can build a "stock" silicon fuzz face and enter, as long as it's built for the competition and has an end of world theme.

Quote:

"You must build your pedal specifically for the competition - no 'previously built' entries please"

I doubt that your entry would qualify as a "previously built" unit as you are heavily modding it however, I think it is good that you are getting clarification.

We don't need no SCANDAL on our hands!!!  :icon_lol:  :icon_lol:  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 08, 2012, 01:07:26 PM
I'm quite sure you can build a "stock" silicon fuzz face and enter, as long as it's built for the competition and has an end of world theme.

At last I have an idea for what to build!!! SWEET IM GONNA WIN!!!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on May 08, 2012, 03:39:37 PM
I'm quite sure you can build a "stock" silicon fuzz face and enter, as long as it's built for the competition and has an end of world theme.

Quote:

"You must build your pedal specifically for the competition - no 'previously built' entries please"

I doubt that your entry would qualify as a "previously built" unit as you are heavily modding it however, I think it is good that you are getting clarification.

We don't need no SCANDAL on our hands!!!  :icon_lol:  :icon_lol:  :icon_lol:


Hold on now, this is from a clarifying post by FC.

Does it have to be an original pedal design or just built by me?

Just built by you.

As long as you build it for this competition it can be any circuit.
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 08, 2012, 05:47:47 PM
I'm quite sure you can build a "stock" silicon fuzz face and enter, as long as it's built for the competition and has an end of world theme.

Quote:

"You must build your pedal specifically for the competition - no 'previously built' entries please"

I doubt that your entry would qualify as a "previously built" unit as you are heavily modding it however, I think it is good that you are getting clarification.

We don't need no SCANDAL on our hands!!!  :icon_lol:  :icon_lol:  :icon_lol:


yeah I'm still unsure exactly what it is I want to build. basically have an urge to redesign a ringmod inspired by my old one, and I'd like to stick with the old basic graphic and name, but after thinking about it, it's not very end-worldy.

so right now I'm thinking of something else I'd like to do that isn't just a refresh of something else.

1. some kind of envelope followed bit-reduction thing with ducking that makes plucks/strums/sounds progressively sound worse and eventually sound like loud crackling fire  :icon_biggrin:

2. use the sierpinski triangle fractal generator I made and apply it to sound in some way  :icon_biggrin:

3. something that uses as many xr2206's as possible  :icon_biggrin:

etc. I'll do some serious thinking tonight I think.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 08, 2012, 06:31:57 PM
oh man I just got an idea  :icon_biggrin:

closest comparisons I can think of is a cross between the EHX freeze and microsynth
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on May 08, 2012, 06:37:03 PM
*throws in towel*
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on May 08, 2012, 10:55:59 PM
I'll raise you a foot synth keyboard using a PCD3311C. Gawd I'm gonna spend a ton on momentary stomps...  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on May 09, 2012, 03:23:34 AM
hmmm if only it was a 'sausage' theme i might have a chance.. :'(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on May 09, 2012, 05:43:42 PM
I guess my CFL lightbulb fuzz doesn't stand a chance.......
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on May 09, 2012, 05:49:48 PM
how about a led light bulb Fuzz...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on May 09, 2012, 05:55:25 PM
Maybe a full sized flourescent light fixture fuzz? I actually do have an idea for this, but after seeing what you guys in here are capable of...... WOW! It's still gonna be fun as hell trying to give you guys a run for the ummm... pedal.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 09, 2012, 07:27:36 PM
Complexity ain't everything, and I think most people will prefer a witty, decorative fuzz with a twist... over something that makes anything sound like lasers and bad artwork. ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on May 10, 2012, 12:32:08 AM
This is true. I will definitely give it my best shot!
Title: Re: Sv: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on May 10, 2012, 12:33:10 AM
Complexity ain't everything, and I think most people will prefer a witty, decorative fuzz with a twist... over something that makes anything sound like lasers and bad artwork. ;)

+1, I hate things that sound like bad artwork ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 11, 2012, 09:08:56 AM
Like Franz Klein? Or maybe Basquiat  ;D

Here's my idea, I think it is a winner:
(http://files.myopera.com/MichaelFox/albums/689377/IMM%20FIRIN%27%20MAH%20LAZER.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on May 11, 2012, 10:54:32 AM
Aww, cmon... Cell?!? I think Goku's appetite would send the world into starvation before Cell managed to do anything bad.  ;)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on May 11, 2012, 11:21:39 AM
(http://files.myopera.com/MichaelFox/albums/689377/IMM%20FIRIN%27%20MAH%20LAZER.jpg)
Damn, all these weeks of hard work with the design for the prize into the thrash...

Have to google another pic...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 11, 2012, 01:08:06 PM
Aww, cmon... Cell?!? I think Goku's appetite would send the world into starvation before Cell managed to do anything bad.  ;)



I LOL'd so hard I peed myself a little
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on May 15, 2012, 01:53:44 PM
it would be cool to have a whole 'end of the world' rig...
(http://1800recycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/rusty.jpg)
(http://themiskatonicarchive.com/lovecraftian/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/steampunk_amp.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3582834870_9e2e58c461.jpg)
(http://www.tdpri.com/forum/attachments/amp-central-station/114058d1329397820t-steampunk-guitar-amp-alex-lifeson-steampunk-rig-jpg)
those last amps kinda look like a radiator , a washing machine, and a tube preamp all got splinched!!!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on May 18, 2012, 10:30:25 PM
Those washing machine/punk steam amps are discussed in this video:

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on May 18, 2012, 11:07:31 PM
man that quite a rig!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 19, 2012, 11:05:38 AM
My burst box is going to win this beeeeooootch
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 20, 2012, 10:33:25 PM
Apologies if this has already been asked.

To what extent must these designs remain secret on the web? No clips/pics? Just breadboard pics? Just intentions and description? Nothing?

I'd be fine with keeping it totally under the covers personally, but if I don't have to, it would be nice to know.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 20, 2012, 11:27:26 PM
here's some stuff to give you all ideas!  ;)

http://www.exitmundi.nl/exitmundi.htm
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on May 20, 2012, 11:41:05 PM
Apologies if this has already been asked.

To what extent must these designs remain secret on the web? No clips/pics? Just breadboard pics? Just intentions and description? Nothing?

I'd be fine with keeping it totally under the covers personally, but if I don't have to, it would be nice to know.
I don't believe you have to keep anything secret, but if you post them you should let people know they are for the competition encase someone accuses you of not building something and using a preexisting item.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 21, 2012, 09:36:15 PM
I don't believe you have to keep anything secret, but if you post them you should let people know they are for the competition encase someone accuses you of not building something and using a preexisting item.

Got it.

Got started this evening. Just the basics.  :icon_twisted: 12bit ADC -> PIC32 -> 12bit DAC

(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/alien_thing_proto01.jpg)

Time to get started coding.

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2010/03/gamknucklecrack580.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on May 22, 2012, 12:43:29 AM
I don't believe you have to keep anything secret, but if you post them you should let people know they are for the competition encase someone accuses you of not building something and using a preexisting item.

Got it.

Got started this evening. Just the basics.  :icon_twisted: 12bit ADC -> PIC32 -> 12bit DAC

(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/alien_thing_proto01.jpg)

Time to get started coding.

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2010/03/gamknucklecrack580.jpg)

Awe man!  That's exactly what I was gonna do! Now I've got to come up with something else! ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on May 22, 2012, 03:26:08 AM
I'm scared.... :icon_eek:....now where's that @#$%ing  towel to throw in?.. :icon_frown:
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on May 22, 2012, 04:01:19 AM
End of the world digital? That's so Y2K.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on May 22, 2012, 10:45:32 AM
I'm scared.... :icon_eek:....now where's that @#$%ing  towel to throw in?.. :icon_frown:
Don't worry, remember we don't judge the pre-contest fear campaign, only the final pedal and the quantity of toe nails put into the box..
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on May 22, 2012, 11:07:17 AM
End of the world digital That's so Y2K.
LMAO!

Rob... You could always make your pedal self destruct. Or shoot it, the pedal representing earth, and the bullet representing a comet or asteroid.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tuckster on May 24, 2012, 12:11:40 PM
Do we have to stick to the end of the world theme?
It's kind of unnecessary (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/06/explorers-journal)  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 24, 2012, 01:19:03 PM
Government lies and propaganda! The world has already ended, and it is really that we will wake up from our collective dream in 2012
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on May 25, 2012, 01:16:05 AM
++^^^

Every since the Super hadron collider started and created worm holes.. Well we have be on the event horizon (this is why its taking so long for that thread to fill) , the world is gone but time has slowed down so much we do not know it yet..
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on May 25, 2012, 01:48:20 AM
..tey ti wonk ton od ew hcum os nwod dewols sah emit tub enog si dlrow eht , )llif ot daerht taht rof gnol os gnikat sti yhw si siht( noziroh tneve eht no eb evah ew lleW ..seloh mrow detaerc dna detrats redilloc nordah repuS eht ecnis yrevE

^^^++
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 25, 2012, 10:29:20 AM
..tey ti wonk ton od ew hcum os nwod dewols sah emit tub enog si dlrow eht , )llif ot daerht taht rof gnol os gnikat sti yhw si siht( noziroh tneve eht no eb evah ew lleW ..seloh mrow detaerc dna detrats redilloc nordah repuS eht ecnis yrevE

^^^++

I lol'd. This made my shitty day a little bit brighter
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on May 25, 2012, 08:40:47 PM
You guys are so far off... the world ended July 5th, 1998. Nobody realized, though, that they all died, so they keep on living. The X-ists  came, but since we switched Mars and Earth, they went to "old earth" and nobody here on "mars" witnessed the rapture. Bob explained it all before it happened.

Song for you guys... relevant:

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on May 26, 2012, 11:31:03 PM
in the distant future there will be...
thought-tation tremolos ....
reverse delay pedals that play what you were about to play only a little quieter.
mutant tribes of mutant fuzz clones of mutated fuzz clones with giant knobs and no immunity to the martian party promotion sideband...
wires that go where you tell them to...
wires that go where they belong dispite your best intentions...
quantum quark-amps that come into existence when and where you need a little more volume...
automated blues bands, high fidelity margaritas, bottomless turnarounds that come with a side of slide.
and the overdrive, don't get me started about the overdrive...




Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on May 27, 2012, 02:02:58 AM

and the overdrive, don't get me started about the overdrive...


Are you referring to the "Improbability Overdrive"?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on May 27, 2012, 11:40:15 AM
in the distant future there will be...
thought-tation tremolos ....
reverse delay pedals that play what you were about to play only a little quieter.
mutant tribes of mutant fuzz clones of mutated fuzz clones with giant knobs and no immunity to the martian party promotion sideband...
wires that go where you tell them to...
wires that go where they belong dispite your best intentions...
quantum quark-amps that come into existence when and where you need a little more volume...
automated blues bands, high fidelity margaritas, bottomless turnarounds that come with a side of slide.
and the overdrive, don't get me started about the overdrive...


Genius
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: LucifersTrip on May 27, 2012, 02:13:13 PM
Do we have to stick to the end of the world theme?
It's kind of unnecessary (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/06/explorers-journal)  :icon_lol:

exactly...get creative. there are so many ways to interpret the end of the world and so many perspectives.  I'm sure you don't have to do the cliché nuclear explosion, buildings burning, world blowing up, people screaming, apocalypse theme...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on May 27, 2012, 02:29:29 PM
I HATE WAITING!!!  :'(

Sigh....... 26 more pages to go  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 27, 2012, 05:43:10 PM
I HATE WAITING!!!  :'(

Sigh....... 26 more pages to go  :-\

For me, it's going too fast!  :-\ I have to factor in at least 3 weeks of waiting for my PCB to be fabbed, and I'm nowhere near far along in this effect. Certainly not advanced enough to design the layout. It's gonna be tight!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on May 27, 2012, 06:00:52 PM
...I have to factor in at least 3 weeks of waiting for my PCB to be fabbed...

 ???

Why wait for the board to get fabbed? Once you have the layout figured... just etch one for yourself.

Could be done in less than a day  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 27, 2012, 06:29:31 PM
???

Why wait for the board to get fabbed? Once you have the layout figured... just etch one for yourself.

Could be done in less than a day  ;)

It has to be a double sided board. I can't etch those myself. And a lot of fine-pitch SMD which if I do it myself would cause pads and traces to lift.
Title: Re: Sv: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on May 28, 2012, 03:45:53 AM
For me, it's going too fast!  :-\ I have to factor in at least 3 weeks of waiting for my PCB to be fabbed, and I'm nowhere near far along in this effect. Certainly not advanced enough to design the layout. It's gonna be tight!

I haven't posted in the pictures thread in a long while, I know how you're feeling.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on May 28, 2012, 09:47:51 AM
ive given myself till mid june for the final hardware design. i can design the pcb in a day and send it out. any changes after that will come in code or by hacking at the pcb.

gotta come up with the control layout for then too. pcb mounted pots and stuff....
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on May 29, 2012, 07:54:00 PM
Quote
"...you don't have to do the cliché ...apocalypse theme"

Totally, but so far my only idea outside of a WWIII-style distortion pedal, is a cassette slow-down-and-stop-delay called 'Heat Death (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_death_of_the_universe)'. I'm totally gonna loose.  ;D

I hope this contest generates some new build threads!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on May 30, 2012, 12:48:32 AM
i keep thinking of different 'end of the world' themes...
like what if God comes, and he's Liberache!
or what if it IS the matrix...
... secretly, i hope doc brown shows up in a delorian and calls me marty....
===post a smiley face if you've got ' a good idea' of what to do for the competish...
 :(


 
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on May 30, 2012, 02:31:19 AM
 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on May 30, 2012, 03:58:21 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: arma61 on May 30, 2012, 08:15:23 AM
my one, if i ever finish it on time, will be a delay pedal, named something like time machine, so one can

if on 21-12-2012 something bad happens, just turn the delay knob to max delay (edit)... gives you more time to do what you never did but you wish you did!!  :D
if on 21-12-2012 something good happens, just turn the repeat knob, gives you endless good times!!  :D

and the level knob just set the level of good and bad!!  ;D

Ciao


Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on May 30, 2012, 09:03:50 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Leston Braun on May 30, 2012, 03:30:32 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on June 01, 2012, 02:30:25 AM
 ??? no  :icon_evil:  no  :icon_twisted:  ya thats it..
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on June 02, 2012, 01:45:41 PM
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3gqteybrJ1qc0cxpo1_250.gif)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on June 02, 2012, 02:13:23 PM
I dressed my baby like a zebra...
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/096/044/trollface.jpg?1296494117)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 03, 2012, 09:27:43 AM
I don't believe you have to keep anything secret, but if you post them you should let people know they are for the competition encase someone accuses you of not building something and using a preexisting item.

Got it.

Got started this evening. Just the basics.  :icon_twisted: 12bit ADC -> PIC32 -> 12bit DAC

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 03, 2012, 09:28:11 AM
Apologies for the earlier fear tactics.  :icon_biggrin: It won't happen again.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 03, 2012, 11:12:10 AM
Apologies for the earlier fear tactics.  :icon_biggrin: It won't happen again.

Fear?  Ha!  Bring it on!  12bit ADC -> PIC32 -> 12bit DAC is stone-age technology compared to what I'm working on!  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 03, 2012, 11:19:50 AM
Fear?  Ha!  Bring it on!  12bit ADC -> PIC32 -> 12bit DAC is stone-age technology compared to what I'm working on!  :icon_wink:

 :icon_eek:  :icon_twisted:

(http://accidentobizarro.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/morpheus.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 03, 2012, 12:40:18 PM
Fear?  Ha!  Bring it on!  12bit ADC -> PIC32 -> 12bit DAC is stone-age technology compared to what I'm working on!  :icon_wink:

 :icon_eek:  :icon_twisted:

(http://accidentobizarro.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/morpheus.jpg)

 ;)

 :icon_sad:  Sorry-I lied. I'm still trying to figure out what I can build with 2 resistors and a blown lm386... :icon_redface:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on June 03, 2012, 02:07:26 PM
ANALOG BABY!!!!

Like never before!  :icon_twisted:

...For me at least...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 03, 2012, 09:51:18 PM
Finished it tonight................ but it won't run at all without the programming device attached.  :-[ errrr...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 03, 2012, 10:19:10 PM
Finished it tonight................ but it won't run at all without the programming device attached.  :-[ errrr...

Wow. Sorry to hear that.  :(  I think that one of the contest qualifications is that digital effects have to function without programming devices attached.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 03, 2012, 10:49:09 PM

Wow. Sorry to hear that.  :(  I think that one of the contest qualifications is that digital effects have to function without programming devices attached.

Yeah I've been trying to figure it out for like 4 hours. Really frusterating....
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 04, 2012, 12:31:07 AM

Wow. Sorry to hear that.  :(  I think that one of the contest qualifications is that digital effects have to function without programming devices attached.

Yeah I've been trying to figure it out for like 4 hours. Really frusterating....

I was messing with you.  Seriously-I hope you get it figured out.  I read somewhere today that when you've been trouble shooting for hours, it helps to get away from it for a while and come back to it fresh.  Having said that, it's hard for me to step away from a project that's not doing what it's supposed to be doing. Good luck! :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on June 04, 2012, 10:58:24 PM
I hope you get it figured out too! If I don't get something finished, at least I wanna see other people posting cool stuff! It'll just depress me if we ALL don't finish...

Seriously, who's got their awesome all bagged up and ready to go?
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 05, 2012, 01:57:49 AM
My boards are etched and stuffed.

Now if I can only get time to etch new boards, move some components from the old boards, stuff anything I can't be bothered salvaging from the old on there too, work out some mechanical aspects, drill the enclosure, manufacture at least two parts (wooden and metal), paint the enclosure (two colors), design and print labels, apply them, clearcoat, assemble everything, work out why it doesn't work when boxed up and redo any part that doesn't fit/work as I thought, then I'm done ;D
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 05, 2012, 02:17:49 AM
My boards are etched and stuffed.

Now if I can only get time to etch new boards, move some components from the old boards, stuff anything I can't be bothered salvaging from the old on there too, work out some mechanical aspects, drill the enclosure, manufacture at least two parts (wooden and metal), paint the enclosure (two colors), design and print labels, apply them, clearcoat, assemble everything, work out why it doesn't work when boxed up and redo any part that doesn't fit/work as I thought, then I'm done ;D

"Boards" plural, wood AND metal, and two tone paint. Hmmm... Clues as to what we're up against... ;)

EDIT: I guess I can give a clue about mine.  I'm building the first nuclear powered stomp box and I just finished the nuclear reactor. The only problem is I'm afraid to stomp it...   :o
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 05, 2012, 02:26:31 AM
I forgot to mention it'll use parts if fireworks ;D

No, really, it will.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on June 05, 2012, 06:54:34 AM
I need to buy a box, figure out some way to decorate it so it doesn't look like "complete crap" and finally make a hole for this  ;D

(http://www.eskimo.plus.com/fxstuff/2012-04-25_20-32-15_193.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 05, 2012, 07:43:36 AM
^ :icon_eek:

ill have to find another towel to throw in now...boo hoo, sniff, whimper whimper..sniff :'(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 05, 2012, 07:54:50 AM
I was messing with you.  Seriously-I hope you get it figured out.  I read somewhere today that when you've been trouble shooting for hours, it helps to get away from it for a while and come back to it fresh.  Having said that, it's hard for me to step away from a project that's not doing what it's supposed to be doing. Good luck! :)

I sort of temp fixed it by using one of these instead of a naked chip hooked up to my breadboard.
http://www.mikroe.com/eng/products/view/711/mini-32-board/
but I don't like it much. it would be a section of pcb "I didn't make".... I'm gonna give myself a couple more days to try and figure out the problem with the naked chip. otherwise I'll have to go with this, in case pcb fabbing takes a month. I'm taking into account that the last few pages up to 1000 might be sped through. ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on June 05, 2012, 08:39:05 AM
I brought some for everyone. They are still warm from the dryer

(http://community.homeaway.com/___sbsstatic___/legacy/Amenities/stack%20of%20towels%202.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 05, 2012, 08:54:03 AM
i'll take 2 .. the pink  and yellow please.. :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on June 05, 2012, 09:06:38 AM
All this talk of towels has given me a great idea for my design, thanks guys :)

Don't forget this competition is mostly about building something that looks amazing, given that my only previous effort at pedal graphic design is this, I don't think you've got much to worry about.

(http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=20911&g2_serialNumber=2) 
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 05, 2012, 09:14:35 AM
ok, maybe a napkin.. ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on June 05, 2012, 10:10:58 AM
I just made a modded out Rat that looks a lot like that! My handwriting is equally illegible...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on June 05, 2012, 10:27:27 AM
Pfff you call those towels?!?!?
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Pdksk1qirSs/SZ9IAfI4UqI/AAAAAAAAAwg/V3NOxrHeLNI/s400/Brigitte-Bardot.jpg)
Now THATS a towel!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on June 05, 2012, 11:48:19 AM
Seriously, who's got their awesome all bagged up and ready to go?

Had mine done for a while now!  :o

I literally worked on it from start to finish with all available time till it was done.

I HATE WAITING!!!  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 05, 2012, 12:22:36 PM
^ man! i ain't even started.. :icon_eek:

i should've held this one back... ::)

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/P140212_15.18.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on June 05, 2012, 12:43:39 PM
If we all make delays maybe they can be piggybacked and feedback looped to circumvent the apocalypse?

Is it possible that there is a PT2399 workaround to the end of days? Things might get weird once the repeats get warbly...

Seriously though, if you are making some kind of delay: post an embarrassed face  :icon_redface: :icon_redface: :icon_redface:

Mine has a burst box built in !

and lots of these
(http://www.allelectronics.com/mas_assets/cache/image/b/a/3/2979.Jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on June 05, 2012, 03:22:42 PM
Mine can be a delay if that's what you want so  :icon_redface:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 05, 2012, 03:47:24 PM
I was messing with you.  Seriously-I hope you get it figured out.  I read somewhere today that when you've been trouble shooting for hours, it helps to get away from it for a while and come back to it fresh.  Having said that, it's hard for me to step away from a project that's not doing what it's supposed to be doing. Good luck! :)

I sort of temp fixed it by using one of these instead of a naked chip hooked up to my breadboard.
http://www.mikroe.com/eng/products/view/711/mini-32-board/
but I don't like it much. it would be a section of pcb "I didn't make".... I'm gonna give myself a couple more days to try and figure out the problem with the naked chip. otherwise I'll have to go with this, in case pcb fabbing takes a month. I'm taking into account that the last few pages up to 1000 might be sped through. ;)

At least your project would have the capability of connecting directly to the computer.
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 05, 2012, 06:38:37 PM
I forgot to mention it'll use parts if fireworks ;D

No, really, it will.

Hopefully nothing like this:
(WARNING: Not for children!)
Title: Re: Sv: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 05, 2012, 07:10:37 PM
I forgot to mention it'll use parts if fireworks ;D

No, really, it will.

Hopefully nothing like this:
(WARNING: Not for children!)


That is unbelievably stupid on a level that makes me feel shame for laughing at it, and no, not like that.
Title: Re: Sv: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 05, 2012, 07:22:13 PM
I forgot to mention it'll use parts if fireworks ;D

No, really, it will.

Hopefully nothing like this:
(WARNING: Not for children!)


That is unbelievably stupid on a level that makes me feel shame for laughing at it, and no, not like that.

Those kids are definitely on the far left side of the gaussian distribution for intelligence!  I'm sure their parents are proud of them.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 05, 2012, 09:14:32 PM
At least your project would have the capability of connecting directly to the computer.

oh I'd much rather it didn't, believe me. ;) it doesn't *quite* look as DIY when the pic's on a little daughterboard. and it takes up more realestate.

anyways, tonight I put the finishing touches on it. it's now in a state where I can design the PCB layout and ship it off to be fabbed. I'd etch it myself if it weren't for all the SMD and the double-sides I need.

it sounds cool!  :icon_biggrin:

though slacker is making me nervous  :P  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 06, 2012, 12:27:50 AM
At least your project would have the capability of connecting directly to the computer.

oh I'd much rather it didn't, believe me. ;) it doesn't *quite* look as DIY when the pic's on a little daughterboard. and it takes up more realestate.

anyways, tonight I put the finishing touches on it. it's now in a state where I can design the PCB layout and ship it off to be fabbed. I'd etch it myself if it weren't for all the SMD and the double-sides I need.

it sounds cool!  :icon_biggrin:

though slacker is making me nervous  :P  ;D

Yep. There's some stiff competition!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: arma61 on June 06, 2012, 04:49:18 PM
Seriously though, if you are making some kind of delay: post an embarrassed face  :icon_redface: :icon_redface: :icon_redface:

 :icon_redface:  :icon_redface:  :icon_redface:

done that few pages back, +1 ona delay based pedak ....and these are the reasons why I choose a delay (hope it's clear enugh ;)  ;)

If on 21-12-2012 something bad happens, just turn the delay knob to max delay ... gives you more time to do what you never did but you wish you did!! 
if on 21-12-2012 something good happens, just turn the repeat knob, gives you long/endless good times!! 
and the level knob just set the level of good and bad!! 


Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 06, 2012, 06:13:04 PM
+1  :icon_redface:  :icon_redface:  :icon_redface:

though, more emphasis on "some kind of" than on "delay". it's a bit..... strange.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 07, 2012, 03:22:47 AM
beep.....hissssssssss.........over and out................beep.......hissssssssssssss.........

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/46e1fa3ce5c108230c3e26c6ecac9449.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 07, 2012, 05:26:29 AM
I'm procrastinating, does that count as a delay  ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 07, 2012, 09:42:03 AM
I'm procrastinating, does that count as a delay  ???

LOL!  The "Procrastinator".  Who's going to be the first to etch that for their delay pedal?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on June 07, 2012, 10:12:06 AM
Yes procrastination counts! I've scared myself with my own idea a bit and don't know where to start. The stakes are high and I'm trying to to something a bit more complicated than just fuzz
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Vallhagen on June 15, 2012, 08:02:38 AM
Well folks... im in... i think. I actually have an idea :)

...so... off to the breadboard. and to the 10 USD payment.

Cheers
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on June 16, 2012, 06:51:48 PM
@ Rob... if YOU took the time to take that pic, then you have a horrible poker face... No Towels for You!! (no, really... that was the first thing I looked for in the picture, lol!)

He didn't have a towel left to throw in, so...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 18, 2012, 03:35:39 AM
hissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...................................beep...................hissssssssssss beep.....

been busy circling the earth in orbit this weekend trying to avoid massive amounts of debris, but i managed to grab a satellite and nick some bits n bobs out of it...

dunno who it belonged too, or what it was for, but it had a nasa logo on it, and some nice caps.....i should re-enter the atmosphere in a few days...

beep.........over.......hisssssssssssssss........ ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on June 18, 2012, 08:30:34 AM
With how much money Nasa projects cost they better be some of those Oil Impregnated Metalized Polyester caps that cost like 75$ a pop  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 21, 2012, 02:36:58 AM


Just for inspiration.

By the way, I probably should start building my entry soon.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 21, 2012, 02:46:33 AM
^me too.. :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 21, 2012, 07:55:16 AM
I suppose I could do the enclosure while I wait for PCBs to arrive.  :icon_confused:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on June 21, 2012, 11:32:53 AM
I'm bummed, the drone box I planned to include doesn't drone , more spacious and plucky... Any body know of a cheap drone box with more of an Indian sound? Like harmonium or tamboura?

I'll probably start mine today. If my smallbear shows up
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 21, 2012, 11:43:44 AM
I'm bummed, the drone box I planned to include doesn't drone , more spacious and plucky... Any body know of a cheap drone box with more of an Indian sound? Like harmonium or tamboura?

I'll probably start mine today. If my smallbear shows up

I could tell you, but then you might win...

Further, I hold the position that we don't have 1000 pages until we've filled all of page 1000, partly because I think so and partly because I need the extra time to build my entry ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on June 21, 2012, 04:12:58 PM
Quote
I'm bummed, the drone box I planned to include doesn't drone , more spacious and plucky... Any body know of a cheap drone box with more of an Indian sound? Like harmonium or tamboura?

you could always try tacking a few diodes to ground at the end, see if that evens the output as well as adds some texture ...
could even try in line b2b diodes for some crossover dist, if you have enough signal... alot of octaves do 'sitar sounds' due to the crossover distortion, in line diodes could add a little of that flavor so long as you have a big enough signal to get over a diode threshold...  :-X
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 21, 2012, 06:11:20 PM
Further, I hold the position that we don't have 1000 pages until we've filled all of page 1000, partly because I think so and partly because I need the extra time to build my entry ;D

I suspect the longevity of page 1000 itself will be no more than........ <60 minutes. ;) Just a hunch.
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on June 22, 2012, 07:02:48 AM
Further, I hold the position that we don't have 1000 pages until we've filled all of page 1000, partly because I think so and partly because I need the extra time to build my entry ;D

I suspect the longevity of page 1000 itself will be no more than........ <60 minutes. ;) Just a hunch.

Wasn't there an agreement a few pages ago to give 72 hours to entrants AFTER we reach page 1000?
Title: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 22, 2012, 07:50:54 AM

Wasn't there an agreement a few pages ago to give 72 hours to entrants AFTER we reach page 1000?

I think so! I wasn't saying the contrary. ;)
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on June 22, 2012, 07:56:56 AM
We discussed the 72 hour thing, don't remember the powers that be agreeing to it.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 22, 2012, 11:21:49 AM
We discussed the 72 hour thing, don't remember the powers that be agreeing to it.

I think they did (but I'm neither sober nor sure, happy midsummer by the way).
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 22, 2012, 07:18:17 PM
The way I understood it, is it doesn't matter if you post on page 1000 or after page 1000, just as long it's as of page 1000. I'm guessing we'll burn through like five pages on that day.  :icon_mrgreen:

As for the duration that entrants are allowed to post, I don't know what was decided.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: davent on June 24, 2012, 09:23:26 PM
72 hours; http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=96870.msg846610#msg846610
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 25, 2012, 05:52:10 AM
I'm more and more considering my entry fee as a donation  :(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 25, 2012, 05:54:49 AM
^ me too...been really busy lately.. :'(....still it goes to a good home eh!... :)
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on June 25, 2012, 12:42:08 PM
Hard bit done :) (http://img.tapatalk.com/925a1615-94c2-ada3.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 25, 2012, 01:02:53 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on June 25, 2012, 01:05:11 PM
Interesting.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 25, 2012, 01:15:36 PM
wtf?..... :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on June 25, 2012, 01:28:43 PM
Uhhhh....

Am I the only one who remembers slacker's DSP display from a few pages ago??

It still haunts me!!  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Leston Braun on June 25, 2012, 06:38:14 PM
I am ready and waiting for page 1000. Finished an hour ago.

Now I'm considering building something else to fill the Pictures-thread with, but I might as well wait.   ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on June 25, 2012, 07:28:57 PM
Once I recieve my PCB, shouldnt' take more than a couple days to do mine. Half a week maybe. But till then it's a nervous waiting game. Might be in a week. Maybe two. Maybe three.  :-[
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on June 26, 2012, 03:07:32 AM
Between a mad schedule and failing in attempts to rectify armageddon or the number 1000 with my build, I gave up. But, even still, I felt a little tinge of dread seeing Slacker's latest post. What showmanship! It'll be hilarious if he builds a LPB or sili-face or something.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 26, 2012, 03:24:22 AM
^ ha ha...digital lpb-1.. :icon_mrgreen:

i'm looking forward to whatever it is...and all other entries....it'll be cool. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 26, 2012, 12:48:38 PM
^ ha ha...digital lpb-1.. :icon_mrgreen:

i'm looking forward to whatever it is...and all other entries....it'll be cool. :icon_cool:

Digital Burst Box  :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on July 03, 2012, 12:46:13 PM
fedex tracking number says my PCB has been stuck in Ohio for a week.  :-[ hope it didn't get swept away by the severe storms there!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on July 03, 2012, 04:08:33 PM
Bad news, hope it gets to you in time.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 03, 2012, 05:49:08 PM
fedex tracking number says my PCB has been stuck in Ohio for a week.  :-[ hope it didn't get swept away by the severe storms there!

At least it sounds like they know where it is and it's not lost. We might have another 3 weeks until the end of the world.  :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on July 03, 2012, 06:25:43 PM
It got unstuck a few hours I posted. False alarm! (tho not for the people of ohio)
I will be painting/decalling the enclosure tonight.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 03, 2012, 07:17:31 PM
It got unstuck a few hours I posted. False alarm! (tho not for the people of ohio)
I will be painting/decalling the enclosure tonight.

Yea!   ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: bzrkrage on July 06, 2012, 01:48:09 PM
ah, new guy,what's all this about then? ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on July 07, 2012, 12:37:29 AM
ah, new guy,what's all this about then? ???
its a contest, read from the start..
basically in the pictures page is a pictures thread, when that happen you must show a pedal you made that has a end of the world theme, must show guts.. I do not remember, but If I can get a hold of a 560p cap so I can finish, there should be sound samples? .. in anycase you post your pics in the pictures thread. Winner get a nice home made pedal.

Good luck
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 07, 2012, 05:26:19 AM
Below is the the most important part of the rules. I'm not sure if they are still accepting entry fees.

Here's the skinny:

  • You must build your pedal specifically for the competition - no 'previously built' entries please
  • You must post your finished pedal on the Pictures! thread on page 1000 or any of the following pages providing it is posted on the same day that the Pictures! thread reaches page 1000
  • Your finished pedal must also be posted on this thread on the same day
  • Your pedal must be 'end of the world' themed
  • Gut shots are mandatory'!
  • Slade is not allowed to enter!
  • frequencycentral is not allowed to enter!

ANYONE can enter - even your granny. But not me or him.  :'(

It doesn't need to be an original designed circuit  - just built by you.

Slade and frequencycentral will decide on the winner. The judges decision is final. No bribes will be accepted.......!

The winner gets a free 'end of the world' themed Sonic Death Ray 14 stage phase shifter, enclosure etched by Slade, pedal built by frequencycentral......

This time there has to be an entry fee of $10 USD, we need to cover some costs as the enclosure has to be shipped halfway across the world twice even before it goes to the winner. We need $150 to go towards costs, anything over that will be contibuted to Aron/diystompboxes to help keep this wonderful forum going. Bear in mind that a stock Sonic Death Ray sells for $450 USD:

http://www.prymaxevintage.com/frequency-central-sonic-death-ray-phaser/ (yeah, out of stock until they get their next shipment)

 - and the one built for this competition will be a collectors item should the world survive past 2012. How to pay your entry fee will be announced shortly - we wanna work it out so people know we're not just scammin' ya!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on July 11, 2012, 03:13:52 PM
Don't panic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Don.27t_Panic), but there's only 10 pages to go!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on July 11, 2012, 03:26:32 PM
*panics*

the phrase  'in large, friendly letters' randomly popped in my head the other day and i wondered if he meant comic sans.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on July 11, 2012, 06:21:02 PM
I've finished the hardware but am still working on the firmware.   :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: earthtonesaudio on July 11, 2012, 09:00:32 PM
I think there should more levels of *ware.  Like turgidware, viscousware, brittleware, squashyware, etc.   That is all.   :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 11, 2012, 09:14:57 PM
I think there should more levels of *ware.  Like turgidware, viscousware, brittleware, squashyware, etc.   That is all.   :D

You forgot Tupperware and Underware ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Leston Braun on July 12, 2012, 08:35:29 AM
Don't panic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Don.27t_Panic), but there's only 10 pages to go!

If I wasn't ready already and had the balls to risk it, I'd start my building the moment page 1000 is reached, 72 hours should be enough time to build a proper contestant. Although work and sleeping might take a good 2/3 of the time.. :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Colonel Angus on July 16, 2012, 09:59:00 AM
I think there should more levels of *ware.  Like turgidware, viscousware, brittleware, squashyware, etc.   That is all.   :D

Turgidware!!! That is gonna keep me laughing all day!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 16, 2012, 10:16:23 AM
Just curious as to how many of you plan to post a video or sound clip in addition to posting your photos when we hit 1000.  I'm leaning toward doing a video for mine.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on July 16, 2012, 10:45:57 AM
video for me, along with a sort of post-mortem. why, how, with what, etc.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 16, 2012, 10:49:34 AM
video for me, along with a sort of post-mortem. why, how, with what, etc.

Thanks. I was thinking along the same lines. How's the programming going?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on July 16, 2012, 01:46:33 PM
one bug/feature left. still trying to fix it on paper. fast non destructive crossfade on back and forth sound loops, kind of thing. headache.

the end of the world is green!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on July 19, 2012, 03:10:06 AM
Oh dear god... couldn't this be the 1010 page competition?!!! I don't think I'll be done in time!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on July 20, 2012, 11:27:57 PM
I know I won't. I spent too much time on the circuit, got no artwork.  :icon_sad:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 21, 2012, 12:03:14 AM
Given the posting rate over the last couple of weeks, we probably have several weeks before we hit 1000.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on July 25, 2012, 04:45:58 PM
It lives  ;D

Just a few tweaks here and there and the artwork to sort out. Picture thread seems to be moving at about a page every 4 or 5 days, so we've hopefully still got 3 or 4 weeks to go.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on July 25, 2012, 06:25:29 PM
Quote
Picture thread seems to be moving at about a page every 4 or 5 days, so we've hopefully still got 3 or 4 weeks to go.
thats music to my ears  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on July 25, 2012, 11:24:13 PM
I know I won't. I spent too much time on the circuit, got no artwork.  :icon_sad:

Towel picked up!  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on July 26, 2012, 02:56:42 PM
I haven't dared a visit here for about two weeks, been stuck with home renovations with no chance of tinker time for this competition. Thank God picture thread posting has slowed down, I still have a theoretical chance to complete in time :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on July 26, 2012, 03:10:23 PM
We need a gentleman's agreement to forego Pictures posting for awhile... that would help. Or (and this is sacrilege) maybe the site could shut down for maintenance for a few days when we reach page 999! Just kidding!
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 26, 2012, 03:16:52 PM
I haven't dared a visit here for about two weeks, been stuck with home renovations with no chance of tinker time for this competition. Thank God picture thread posting has slowed down, I still have a theoretical chance to complete in time :)

Those pesky adult responsibilities really suck sometimes!  I was able to get 99% of mine done over several weeks between remodeling and vacation, but it was marathon sessions most nights. 
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 26, 2012, 03:55:58 PM
Twiddling thumbs here!  :icon_rolleyes:  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 26, 2012, 04:09:10 PM
Twiddling thumbs here!  :icon_rolleyes:  :-\

Let's see... So many replies come to mind.

A) No one likes a bragger.

B) If our entries were an on/off LED box like yours, we'd be finished too.

C) We can't ALL be Mr. Super Peddle Man.

D) We're all so very happy for you. I mean it-hrghh, really.

Just messing with you man-I hope you don't win  :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 27, 2012, 06:52:19 PM
Twiddling thumbs here!  :icon_rolleyes:  :-\

Let's see... So many replies come to mind.

A) No one likes a bragger.

B) If our entries were an on/off LED box like yours, we'd be finished too.

C) We can't ALL be Mr. Super Peddle Man.

D) We're all so very happy for you. I mean it-hrghh, really.

Just messing with you man-I hope you don't win  :D

Trust me.... I am far from bragging here  :-\

I have actually been waiting for quite some time. I had a surprising amount of time when I started the project and was lucky enough to finish it really early. I would definitely say it is a "well rounded" project with a good mix of aesthetics, functionality, and a lot of mojo-ness!
Definitely put in my blood, sweat, and tears so hopefully it all pays off.
My biggest fear is that someone will slap some kick-arse artwork onto YATS and run away with it  :icon_evil:

Good luck to everyone  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on July 27, 2012, 07:24:20 PM
I'm finished but all for waiting.  ;) The more entries the merrier is what I think, and I sympathize with those who feel it's gonna be real tight for their own. I had that feeling at one point too. I thought my PCBs would be late, etc.

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 27, 2012, 11:30:06 PM
Twiddling thumbs here!  :icon_rolleyes:  :-\

Let's see... So many replies come to mind.

A) No one likes a bragger.

B) If our entries were an on/off LED box like yours, we'd be finished too.

C) We can't ALL be Mr. Super Peddle Man.

D) We're all so very happy for you. I mean it-hrghh, really.

Just messing with you man-I hope you don't win  :D

Trust me.... I am far from bragging here  :-\

I have actually been waiting for quite some time. I had a surprising amount of time when I started the project and was lucky enough to finish it really early. I would definitely say it is a "well rounded" project with a good mix of aesthetics, functionality, and a lot of mojo-ness!
Definitely put in my blood, sweat, and tears so hopefully it all pays off.
My biggest fear is that someone will slap some kick-arse artwork onto YATS and run away with it  :icon_evil:

Good luck to everyone  ;)

I really was just having fun at your expense- sorry-I just can't resist it when someone sets up a joke. ;) I wouldn't have jabbed you if I didn't already feel that you could take it. Feel free to reciprocate some time. :)

I'm sure you've got an awesome pedal ready for presentation. Best of luck!!!   :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: iccaros on July 28, 2012, 08:15:44 PM
I have my art, I have my design, I need to etch and finish case, oh ya, and test it all together to see if it sounds the same as on the bread board, but I am in DC until the second week of August so I hope I have time to get home, and finish this.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 03, 2012, 09:19:52 PM
I'm with Perrow, redoing my shop and can't even get to my tools. I also have been avoiding the pictures thread as though it would stop if I didn't look.... kinda like my bills. I bow my head in shame.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 05, 2012, 03:42:53 AM
ive been busy re decorating, boo hoo...haven't had time to do anything yet... :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 05, 2012, 06:45:02 AM
I was barely able to squeeze enough time in here and there to finish, but I just finished the last bit of debugging.  The latest aggregation was I shot a video and did extensive editing using Windows Movie Maker only to find out that WMM wouldn't save the project as a movie. >:( After spending several more hours jacking with it, I just filmed the preview with my camera focused on  the computer monitor. Needless to say, the video and audio quality sucks, but I had spent so much time editing it, I can't see repeating all of that in another video editor.

It will be a relief to build my next project without the pressure of a deadline!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 05, 2012, 08:24:45 AM
The latest aggregation was I shot a video and did extensive editing using Windows Movie Maker only to find out that WMM wouldn't save the project as a movie. >:(

not used wmm in a while but it should render to a .wmv file which most media players accept and uploads to youtube no problem.

my entry is to be a last minute rush job and token comedy entry by the looks of things as i've also yet to start...

*edit* and when i say start i mean, like, have an actual idea...

also, if you're struggling with wmm you might wanna take a look at lightworks, a pro nle that recently went open source: http://www.lwks.com/ (http://www.lwks.com/)

http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=184 (http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=184)

there's a bit of a learning curve, i've only scratched the surface, and it uses and produces huge uncompressed avi files but is very capable and runs reasonably well on this ol' sh*t heap of a machine. just make sure you have plenty of spare hd and delete files once uploaded. you may have to research and download codecs - avoid 'packs' and find just what you need. avoid divx like the plague - it's a bugger to get rid of and xvid is better. check out virtualdub too: http://www.virtualdub.org/ (http://www.virtualdub.org/)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 05, 2012, 09:21:26 AM
^ yep i use WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER all the time for a quickie....wmv is fine....save as ''recommended'' for most pc's...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 05, 2012, 01:01:10 PM
^ yep i use WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER all the time for a quickie....wmv is fine....save as ''recommended'' for most pc's...

I've used WMM for many years but it got me this time. I had to convert some MOV files of the original video to WMV so that I could import them to WMM. That went fine so I proceeded to do the editing and that went smoothly too. But when I went to save the movie, there was something about the converted files that it didn't like. So I was stuck. Grrrr!!!  :icon_evil:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 05, 2012, 02:31:50 PM
^ you may needd to downlod some video codex.... i never save as a movie file , only WMV..
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 05, 2012, 07:41:41 PM
filmed on your iphone, yeah? welcome to apples walled garden, enjoy. good luck.

*google jail break*
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 05, 2012, 07:45:31 PM
filmed on your iphone, yeah? welcome to apples walled garden, enjoy. good luck.

I borrowed my brother's Canon for this one and it spit out MOVs. I need to see if the camera has other format options to avoid having to convert the files before importing to WMM. 
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 05, 2012, 07:49:29 PM
ok, you need a codec or to convert. google. avoid codec packs - find what you need and download and install only that one codec. avoid quicktime. freeware available. my sister had a similar problem but the bookmark is on my old machine and i can't find it right now. will post if i do.

*edit*

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/quicktime_alternative.htm (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/quicktime_alternative.htm)

*IMPORTANT* create a restore point before downloading and installing!! just in case...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 05, 2012, 08:02:05 PM
I use AVS video converter. not free though, and I dont know what the limitations of the free version are. but it'll convert anything you throw at it into anything else.

going freeware usually meant I needed a few different programs.

MOV is archaic and slow. it's frusterating how camera makers keep using it.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 05, 2012, 08:04:10 PM
30-ish posts left on the main thread!  :icon_eek: though I understand we get 72 hoours after it hits that mark.

I just finished all video today. have it running through guitar, drum machine and spoken word stuff. finishing up the schematic drawing now. after that I need to write up a post mortem.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 05, 2012, 08:07:15 PM
yeah, yeah - make us all feel good, why don't you?  :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 05, 2012, 08:35:12 PM
All this chatter about "video." Was there a change in the requirements? Is there video/audio submissions needed? Or is this just what some people are doing?

Should I be worried?  :-\  :P

... Just read the rules and it does not mention video or sound clips. Just pics and gutshots!  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 05, 2012, 08:39:34 PM
not a requirement but a bit more fun, no? be cool to hear peeps creations as well as see them, dontcha think?

*shouldn't affect results - just provide entertainment*
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 05, 2012, 08:43:27 PM
not a requirement but a bit more fun, no? be cool to hear peeps creations as well as see them, dontcha think?

I do agree  ;D

...however, I am far from skilled in the arts of color motion picture creation  :icon_redface:

... plus my guitar playing just ain't up to snuff  :icon_redface:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 05, 2012, 09:23:16 PM
not a requirement but a bit more fun, no? be cool to hear peeps creations as well as see them, dontcha think?

I do agree  ;D

...however, I am far from skilled in the arts of color motion picture creation  :icon_redface:

... plus my guitar playing just ain't up to snuff  :icon_redface:

Two reasons I'm trying to do a video:

1) My project is a bit strange and I'd like to give a demo.

2) I'm masochistic and enjoy embarrassing myself every now and then with my sloppy guitar playing. :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 05, 2012, 09:23:47 PM
... plus my guitar playing just ain't up to snuff  :icon_redface:

shouldn't be a problem, since this is end-of-the-world themed  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 05, 2012, 09:25:00 PM
ok, you need a codec or to convert. google. avoid codec packs - find what you need and download and install only that one codec. avoid quicktime. freeware available. my sister had a similar problem but the bookmark is on my old machine and i can't find it right now. will post if i do.

*edit*

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/quicktime_alternative.htm (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/quicktime_alternative.htm)

*IMPORTANT* create a restore point before downloading and installing!! just in case...

Thanks Art-I'll give it a try.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 05, 2012, 09:25:22 PM
my playing isn't that hot either, but I did a video because it's just what I do nearly every time I make something.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 05, 2012, 09:26:00 PM
... plus my guitar playing just ain't up to snuff  :icon_redface:

shouldn't be a problem, since this is end-of-the-world themed  ;)

No reason to make peoples lives (and especially ears) any more miserable before the coming apocolypse  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 05, 2012, 09:32:18 PM
haha - yeah, i don't so much play the guitar as play with it
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 05, 2012, 10:14:42 PM
literally two thirds of my playing is with an ebow or bow, anyway
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 05, 2012, 10:19:08 PM
i tap dance on pedals
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 06, 2012, 07:31:32 PM
And now for something completely different :)

Here's a statistic for you:  someone just commented on the pictures thread that there were 1,500 views in one day. I calculated the average since the beginning of the thread and it is about 1,680 views per day.  I wonder how many recently active members (within the last year) are among these 1,500+ people viewing the thread each day. Are there even 1,500 members?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 06, 2012, 07:39:29 PM
^^ is that unique viewers per day?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 06, 2012, 08:48:27 PM
^^ is that unique viewers per day?

This thread has averaged about 150 views/day.

If we just look at the Building Your Own Stompbox parent forum, the thread with the highest readership is the "Tube boost + overdrive running off a 9 volt battery" with an average of about 280 views/day.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 08, 2012, 12:43:45 PM
shiiiiit only 16 posts to go chaps  :o
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 08, 2012, 12:46:10 PM
i will be an observer, been too busy to get my build done....still busy too... :'( ::)

i can't wait to see what you guys have done though....really lookiing forward to this.. :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 08, 2012, 02:00:31 PM
PERCHED AND READY TO ACCEPT DEFEAT!!!  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 08, 2012, 04:19:49 PM
14 posts left now....

The pedal building contestants gaze at their monitors like so many buzzards about to partake of their road kill dinner and anticipation hangs in the air like the odor of unwashed gym socks...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: wavley on August 08, 2012, 04:20:55 PM
Are you ready for me to start building my pedal tonight and take the whole competition from you folks that having been stressing for months!!!!!!!!!!! :o



neither am I
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 08, 2012, 05:52:14 PM
Are you ready for me to start building my pedal tonight and take the whole competition from you folks that having been stressing for months!!!!!!!!!!! :o



neither am I

You probably could!

Really!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 08, 2012, 08:22:25 PM
9 more!  :o

This may be tonight!

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 08, 2012, 09:18:50 PM
9 more!  :o

This may be tonight!



I noticed that you posted a comment on the pictures thread. Your project must be ready to present! :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 08, 2012, 09:24:10 PM
I noticed that you posted a comment on the pictures thread. Your project must be ready to present! :)


..and instantly regretted it afterwards.  :icon_confused:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 08, 2012, 10:11:32 PM
It begins.  :icon_biggrin: Next poster is on page 1000.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: puretube on August 08, 2012, 10:17:21 PM
It begins.  :icon_biggrin: Next poster is on page 1000.

GO...
                                                       
GO...
                                                                                                               
GO...


 :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: davent on August 08, 2012, 10:19:28 PM
We're waiting...

Who's stepping up first?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 08, 2012, 10:21:50 PM
End-of-the-world entry. Death by giant inter-dimensional nautilus! Or not! Take arms, or preferably lasers... and fight! The result will still be extinction, but at least you get to fire a laser!  :icon_twisted:

Anti-nautilus theory:

POST-MORTEM
http://soniccrayon.blogspot.ca/2012/08/anti-nautilus-or-autoglitch.html

SCHEMATIC
http://nearworlds.org/stuff/nautilus_schematic.jpg

PCB LAYOUT
http://nearworlds.org/stuff/nautilus_layout.jpg

PIC32 CODE
http://nearworlds.org/stuff/nautilus_code.html

VIDEO



THE MONSTER

(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/nautilus_stump.jpg)

(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/sneak_peek.jpg)

(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/sneak_peek_guts.jpg)

(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/nautilus_pots.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: puretube on August 08, 2012, 10:24:55 PM
CONGRATZ cloudscapes!!!  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on August 08, 2012, 10:27:32 PM
2 months depression and ending a long term relationship, I'm completely out. Good luck guys!

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9917/sam0557b.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Leston Braun on August 08, 2012, 11:51:57 PM
Terve!

Here is my entrant for the competition

(http://www.elisanet.fi/pylkklee/kuvat/110712%20157%20pieni.jpg)



And the guts (as usual, wiring is neater than it looks)

(http://www.elisanet.fi/pylkklee/kuvat/110712%20137%20pieni.jpg)


It is a Zendrive with the LFO part from Tremulus lune. The LFO controls the "drive" value with a LED/LDR,
and you can select between the actual pot and the LFO with the switch. The on-off -LED is bi-color,
red when "LFO stopped" and green when "running". The slider-pot controls the volume, although the
labeling does not quite indicate that. The "mode"-pot is a dual pot combining the smoothness and spacing
controls of the Lune. "Voice" -control for the Zen is placed as an internal trimmer.

The theme of the competition is given nearly twice, I hope they are noticeable. I wanted to add a picture with
Sam wearing a toupee of some kind, but I did not find a proper picture, and there wasn't room for it anyways.

Larger pictures available as well:

http://www.elisanet.fi/pylkklee/kuvat/110712%20157.JPG (http://www.elisanet.fi/pylkklee/kuvat/110712%20157.JPG)


http://www.elisanet.fi/pylkklee/kuvat/110712%20145.JPG (http://www.elisanet.fi/pylkklee/kuvat/110712%20145.JPG)


Please do also notice the pearl white -colored PCB and daughterboard, slider volume-pot,
dual-colour paintjob; the sides are painted with texturised/matt cream-white, little like
a typical wah enclosure, and the controls reverse-etched with red. Apple-tree soldering on the led, twisted and wrapped
battery leads and the owl and and..
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 09, 2012, 12:52:38 AM
2 months depression and ending a long term relationship, I'm completely out. Good luck guys!

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9917/sam0557b.jpg)

Thanks for pulling for us.  I know what you're going through, man.  I've been through that black hole of depression.  Building a pedal would have been impossible because I wanted nothing to do with the things that I normally enjoyed - all efforts were directed toward staying alive.  Hang in there - you'll emerge victorious!!! 
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on August 09, 2012, 02:06:13 AM
End-of-the-world entry. Death by giant inter-dimensional nautilus! Or not! Take arms, or preferably lasers... and fight! The result will still be extinction, but at least you get to fire a laser!  :icon_twisted:


Surface mount??? Really?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 09, 2012, 03:02:25 AM
Just posted mine.  Glad it's over!!! :D

EDIT: Just re-read the rules and they say that you have to post on BOTH this thread and the Pictures thread.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


My entry comes with a short story:

After researching this Mayan calendar thing, I discovered exactly how the Earth will be destroyed.  The Mayan toilet god, "Odius Max" (English translation: the Big Stinker), will arrive in December of this year and flush the world down the crapper.

Odius Max:
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4247.jpg)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4252.jpg)



I also learned that if there is a suitable sacrifice to Odius Max, he will spare the world.  Here's my sacrifice that will save us all:
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4538.jpg)


(Sorry for the large number of photos, but this sucker takes up a lot of real estate!)

Circuits:
Top Left: Solstice Reverb by Valve Wizard
Top Right: Umble Tone Stack by runoffgroove.com
Bottom Left: Noisy Cricket amp-Schematic by bevisaudio.com
Bottom Center: Tillman Preamp by Don Tillman
Bottom Right: TDA2822 Stereo Amp (for play-along MP3 backing tracks)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4320.jpg)



The two battery holders on the right are wired in parallel for those extra-long portapotty sessions.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4330.jpg)


(Sorry-Photo keeps un-rotating)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_3463.jpg)



(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_3470.jpg)



(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_3493.jpg)



Flush the output from the Noisy Cricket to the speaker jack or flush the unamplified signal to the external amp jack.
The two speakers are for listening to backing tracks played through the stereo amp.
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4698.jpg)



(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4427.jpg)



(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4728.jpg)



(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4731.jpg)



(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4428.jpg)


And finally-If you're not bored enough, here's a really exciting video of the monstrosity in action :)
(YouTube gave me some winner thumbnails to choose from-LOL!)


Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 09, 2012, 07:24:47 AM
OK folks... here is my 1000 entry!

Upon entering this contest, I decided to take a logical "End of the World" approach. I asked myself...... "Self, What kind of pedal would you want to be playing at the end of times?" In other words, I wanted to build something that went beyond the novelty of the competition. I wanted something that I would KEEP on my pedalboard.

I decided on this. The Electroharmonix Echoflanger Circe 1978 which I call the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse for its four distinct but very usable settings . This bad boy comes equipped with on-board dual 1024 horsepower!!!!

S-A-D-1-0-2-4-A..... that spells apocolyptic MOJO!!! And, with it's own built-in transformer and illuminated power indicator rocker switching, the entire family can enjoy this little slice of heaven up until the world disintegrates!

For your consideration and viewing pleasure I proudly present my entry:
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0883.jpg)
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0884.jpg)
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0885.jpg)
(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0886.jpg)
Can you smell that New Old Chip smell??
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Vallhagen on August 09, 2012, 07:42:34 AM
Ah, i almost forgot to post in this thread too. Here's a copy'n'paste of my post in the pictures thread:
**********************************************************************************

My contribution to the 10^3 contest.
******************************

UniversHell EntröpeeH - THE END @ 2,73K

The leading theory among physicists - as well as in common beleif - is that The very End of all ends, The End of what once was started by the Big Bang, The End of the Universe itself... THE END, will eventually emerge as the UNIVERSAL ENTROPY (or if you like, the heat death). When all the differencies in thermal energy (the least valuable form of energy) has evened out; nothing can live, nothing can emerge. Everything is dead, silent, dark and still. And beautiful :icon_twisted:. Muahahahaaahhhh...

And also... as a rest from the Big Bang, we have cosmic particle radiation which keeps the emptiness out there - the universe - at a steady temperature of 2.73K. (Yes, it's not 0K out there, it's a liiiiittle bit warmer than that).

That temperature, 2.73K, gives the final evened out temperature of the heat death - the Universal Entropy - The End.

***

So; to celebrate this final phase of of all phases, i thought it would suite to design a low pass filter that cuts everything above 2,73K . So i did. I actually bothered to get my hands on some 4120 Ohm resistors to get the values right.

I could have set up a box filled with just that filter, but i also needed something to filter away. Something screamy, bombastic, Hellish and weird.  "Christine" fulfills those requirements.

So be it ... UniversHell EntröpeeH - THE END @ 2,73K ... is the Christine circuit followed by a 2,73kHz lp filter. Pictures below.

***

Now someone may observe that there is some confusion among the units here. Well. Everything for the sake of art. A K is a K. Capital letter or not. ::)

***

Cheers all! Lovely forum. Excuse my swenglish:)

/Bengt

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10190945/Univershell%20entropeeh/015.JPG)
(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10190945/Univershell%20entropeeh/016.JPG)
(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10190945/Univershell%20entropeeh/019.JPG)

Hmm... This time I am more proud of the idea and enclosure design than the interior... but well, rules sais gut shots required...
(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10190945/Univershell%20entropeeh/102.JPG)


*****************

I notice some intense and ambitious builds so far:) Nice stuff indeed! May i use that flushin toilet god as the evening fairy for the kids?  :icon_lol:

Well i am happy to be in. I have really looked fw to page 1000. Maybe i kept my build too  simple in comparison... or maybe i just hit the nail... You decide:)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on August 09, 2012, 08:10:59 AM
I'm in Granada right now, just visited Alhambra Palace. Back in the UK on Saturday. My wifi access is limited as I'm cruising. Looking forward to seeing all the entries. Judging will commence on Sunday.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 09, 2012, 08:40:04 AM
I'm in Granada right now, just visited Alhambra Palace. Back in the UK on Saturday. My wifi access is limited as I'm cruising. Looking forward to seeing all the entries. Judging will commence on Sunday.

Great- We work our asses off building and posting these magnificent pedals and you're cruising to Granada and visiting the Alhambra Palace.  Well, La-Dee-Frickin-Da!!!

Just kidding!!! Hope you have a great holiday!  Excluding my entry, the others have been awesome. Choosing a winner won't be easy.  (Wow, this is beginning to sound like a "suck up" post...) :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: nicofx on August 09, 2012, 09:09:41 AM
Here's my 1000 entry!

Pandemic Disaster.. it's a Gristleizer! The big glass lens flashes with the speed.
(http://img14.imagefra.me/i589/soviac/14oi_60a_u9e6k.jpg)
(http://img15.imagefra.me/i589/soviac/14oi_cff_u9e6k.jpg)
(http://img13.imagefra.me/i589/soviac/14oi_70f_u9e6k.jpg)
(http://img13.imagefra.me/i589/soviac/14oi_dae_u9e6k.jpg)
(http://img13.imagefra.me/i589/soviac/14oi_ebe_u9e6k.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 09, 2012, 12:38:16 PM
sneaky peak

(http://www.eskimo.plus.com/fxstuff/babelfish/2012-08-09_16-58-35_925.jpg)

More stuff in on page 1001

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=36392.msg862644#msg862644 (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=36392.msg862644#msg862644)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: azrael on August 09, 2012, 12:59:51 PM
Runoffgroove Thor. I made it have two switchable bright caps. 4.7nF and 470pF, on a ON-OFF-ON toggle.
Top mount jacks, and a small profile DC Jack from musikding. :D

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p315/naazrael/45d90fc5.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p315/naazrael/ea2ed70f.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p315/naazrael/57f15601.jpg)

As far as the end of the world...in the Marvel universe, Thor at one point helped to bring about Ragnarok and destroy Asgard. 
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tuckster on August 09, 2012, 02:31:10 PM
Govmnt_Lacky: I wanted to take the same pic as you did, I love the horse on the right side. Fortunately I choose another one :D


Here's my

Orange Peel ~ Maya Edition

Not enough time (at least not for me), sloppy cabling, not really thoroughly thought through arrangement of the stuff inside the enclosure. As always "next time everything on pcb" :D
My first "big" perf pcb and it is not that bad.

At first the pics then the explanation:
Pics are clickable... damn imagebam prohibits inline linking....

(http://thumbnails50.imagebam.com/20516/a22392205152453.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/a22392205152453)(http://thumbnails51.imagebam.com/20516/eb2893205152445.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/eb2893205152445)(http://thumbnails84.imagebam.com/20516/38335e205152438.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/38335e205152438)
(http://thumbnails51.imagebam.com/20516/2da438205152474.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2da438205152474)(http://thumbnails67.imagebam.com/20516/b74d42205152468.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/b74d42205152468)(http://thumbnails56.imagebam.com/20516/0833f8205152459.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/0833f8205152459)

As you know the maya had this wonderfull calendar that predicts the end of the Nine Underworlds on 14 July 2012 and the descent of Bolon Yokte' K'uh at the end of b'ak'tun 13 (December 21 2012).
Some might say that this hell of a god is going to do some nasty stuff to our world..... :icon_twisted:  but as I learned it is just the beginning of a new era ;)
Unfortunately I started "designing...." this enclosure a few days before they found a new calendar in May this year.

I spend hour of searching for maya glyphs and finally found a few that might fit to the english words:

Glyph above the foot switch means B'AK'TUN 13. Engage the pedal and wipe out this world  :icon_evil:
Glyphs from right to left:
   CHAAN/KAAN --> "sky" --> treble
   KAB' --> "earth" --> bass
   JOM --> "to throw down, to destroy, to demolish, to end" --> gain
   LA-KA-MA --> "large, big, great" --> volume

The rotary switch is for the high pass filter

The inside is green because I wanted to put some aquarium plastic plants in it to create a rain forrest and put some alien miniatures between the plants. You know, in our real world the aliens killed all this poor maya guys.
This stuff didn't arrive yet.... ::)

Ok now am I the penultimate?  :-X

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 09, 2012, 05:44:02 PM
gah!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: asatbluesboy on August 09, 2012, 05:57:36 PM
Just posted mine.  Glad it's over!!! :D

EDIT: Just re-read the rules and they say that you have to post on BOTH this thread and the Pictures thread.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


My entry comes with a short story:

After researching this Mayan calendar thing, I discovered exactly how the Earth will be destroyed.  The Mayan toilet god, "Odius Max" (English translation: the Big Stinker), will arrive in December of this year and flush the world down the crapper.

Odius Max:
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4247.jpg)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4252.jpg)



I also learned that if there is a suitable sacrifice to Odius Max, he will spare the world.  Here's my sacrifice that will save us all:
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4538.jpg)
You need to hook me up with the guy that sells you whatever is the shit you do, dude... Awesome.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 09, 2012, 05:57:49 PM
Govmnt_Lacky: I wanted to take the same pic as you did, I love the horse on the right side. Fortunately I choose another one :D

Yeah. I was going to go Mayan as well but I was kinda skiddish as it was mentioned so many times in reference to the competition. I thought it was gonna be over used. Looks like I was wrong.  8)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 09, 2012, 06:15:20 PM

You need to hook me up with the guy that sells you whatever is the sh*t you do, dude... Awesome.

Sorry-I can't blame my insanity on anything I consume. :icon_wink:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: asatbluesboy on August 09, 2012, 06:32:02 PM

You need to hook me up with the guy that sells you whatever is the sh*t you do, dude... Awesome.

Sorry-I can't blame my insanity on anything I consume. :icon_wink:
Damn you twice, then!  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 09, 2012, 09:07:26 PM
Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp

Current time:
N. America 4-10PM
Europe  1-3AM
Australia 7AM-Noon
S. America 8-10PM

Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp

First pedal post: 8/8 around 8PM US East Coast. 
Last pedal post:  8/9 around noon US East Coast. 
# Pedals posted: 10
Time since last post: 9 hrs.  ???

Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp

 ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: rockhorst on August 10, 2012, 06:03:01 AM
Yeah, no exploding picture thread...weird
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tuckster on August 10, 2012, 06:46:36 AM
the end is nigh
are some countries already gone? :icon_evil:

Edit: my post #200!!! That means you don't have to post, I get the price :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 10, 2012, 07:08:09 AM
Unless they're scared off by the amazing stuff posted already,there's bound to be some people who sneak their entries in last minute.
Still got a day and a half to go.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 10, 2012, 07:22:04 AM
this was going to be my entry...too little too late i now...but been uber busy.. :'(...the ufo lights will be/are  led chaser/vu meter with trimmer inside for speed...

UFO INVASION double delay...ETCHED..i'll probably finish it by december 21st... ::) :icon_mrgreen:



@slacker: demo?

@rick:  congrats man!... ;)

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/ufodelay2.jpg)


GOOD LUCK FELLAS. ;)
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 10, 2012, 07:56:28 AM
Nice, hope we get to see it for real.
Demo sometime this weekend, ran out of time before page 1000 hit, pedal was finished literally 5 minutes before I posted the pictures.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 10, 2012, 10:29:54 AM
OK folks... here is my 1000 entry!

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0883.jpg)

Beautiful!  I knew you'd have a good one! :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 10, 2012, 01:51:02 PM
@John,

Thanks for the comment. I really wasn't as wrapped up in the "look" of the pedal so much. I was more concerned with the level of effort put into it and also whether or not it would be "desirable." I wanted people to look at the pedal and say "I really want that on my pedal board!" Judging from the going rates of the originals, they are highly coveted. The pedal took countless hours to trim and align to get it sounding perfect  ;D

By the way... I really dig the "original enclosure" from your entry. Very, very out of the box!!!   :icon_lol:  8)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: midwayfair on August 10, 2012, 02:56:27 PM
Govmnt_Lacky, just out of curiosity, why "Conquest" instead of Pestilence?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 10, 2012, 03:35:39 PM

And finally-If you're not bored enough, here's a really exciting video of the monstrosity in action :)
(YouTube gave me some winner thumbnails to choose from-LOL!)



Great video, loved the out takes.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 10, 2012, 05:27:02 PM
@GL- Thanks. My first attempt at water slides (and a toilet seat ;)). I mainly built this because of a need for a better practice amp than my Fender Bronco.  I actually understated my thoughts about your entry. The whole apocalypse theme and way you tied in the names of the settings is perfect. Let us know where we can get one of those rectangular drill bits for those rocker switches ;).  I'm sure it's a great sounding beast!  You'll have to oblige us with a video when you can. Just a few chords. If you've seen my video, you'll know that you couldn't do any worse!  :icon_redface:

@Slacker - Thanks!  I'm waiting to see if PJP is going to laugh or kick my ass!!! :o
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 10, 2012, 05:43:38 PM
I'm hard at work with my "Plan B", well I would be if I wasn't waiting for the paint (base paint) to dry. But I am working in Inkskape to finish my graphics. Sadly I'm out of the color I need, so no chance to finish today.

About 28 hours to go, with a little luck I'll be in before the bell.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 10, 2012, 06:05:54 PM
@Jon,

I chose Conquest because that is one of the ORIGINAL horsemen. Also because it matched the artwork for the pedal  ;).

@John,

I would love to oblige with a video however, the only means I have to do it would be with my cell and I don't want to punish anyone with that  :icon_redface:

Trust me when I say that it is probably one of the BEST flanger and chorus pedals that I have ever played or built. This is coming from someone who is a self-proclaimed modulation junkie  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on August 10, 2012, 07:38:12 PM
@Jon,

I chose Conquest because that is one of the ORIGINAL horsemen. Also because it matched the artwork for the pedal  ;).

Made me think of Manifest Destiny (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny) when I read that.
Title: 1000 competition !!
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 11, 2012, 12:17:38 AM
This is the end of the world / end of days / judgement day...from Satan's point of view, of course.

The idea was to build something like I've never seen, and make it a complete piece of artwork using mixed media (metal, wood, plastic) with a large chunk of effort put into the interior "art" as well as the exterior.

It's black & blood...

I first tracked down a vintage enclosure deep enough to "handle" the cross. The  perf layout and board size was designed to fit into the original mounting holes in the enclosure, with other sections carved away to handle the pots, jacks & switch.

The circuit is a heavily modified version of an obscure vintage germanium fuzz called an UMI Buzztone. The exapander has been removed and is set, basically, to maximum fuzz. Instead of the "buzz" control, I found my favorite two settings: a straight out fuzz and a pinched version of that fuzz with slight octave. That switch flips between those two.

I used a couple rare vintage germanium black hat transistors and enbedded them externally, into the cross on either side of the hands. A purple LED is embedded on top. The wiring from those three pieces was carefully threaded through a chrome LED bezel behind the cross. The solid black cross was modded (chopped & partially repainted) and mounted through the enclosure at an angle leaning backwards to better mesh with the contour of the stepped enclosure, with a wooden block (not seen, under perf) used to support it. I "sacrificed" one more even rarer black hat germanium transistor for diode use on the perf.

All wires, pots, jacks and switch are black or have been "blackened".

The edges of the jacks, solder points on the pots, solder points on the switch and all long solder "trails" on the circuit board actually glow-in-the-dark, though, I wasn't able to take a good picture of that. This is the best:
http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil8.jpg

On the exterior, the gold crosses in front are not glued on, but instead are embedded/ melted into the enclosure.

...and the birchwood base that the cross is mounted through is stained with human blood (really).

I don't think anything else needs an explanation...

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil1.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil2.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil11.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil3.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil10.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil7.jpg)

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil9.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 11, 2012, 03:10:37 AM
^ love it..... :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on August 11, 2012, 08:27:18 AM
The headliners of the Zombie Apocalypse:

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-14.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-13.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-12.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-11.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-10.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-7.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-9.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-8.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-6.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-5.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-4.jpg)

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-3.jpg)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 11, 2012, 09:40:27 AM
The headliners of the Zombie Apocalypse:

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-14.jpg)

Where's my towel? Awesome art, boards, installation, and sound!!!  What does it not do?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on August 11, 2012, 10:56:02 AM
Gentlemen, my 1000! competition entry. :icon_evil:

The end of the world distortion and here ist the recipe: first okko dominator clone, second a isp decimator clone, last but not least: mix it and fix it :D.

The pots are all iluminated, the isp pot has a led bar from 1 to 10. The resistors are all white painted and the pcb has a decal.
(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_oben%7E0.JPG)
(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_balken1.JPG)
(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/thumb_balken3.JPG)
(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_gut_1.JPG)
(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_gut_2.JPG)
(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_potilicht.JPG)

Good luck everyone ;D

Greetings from switzerland
Urs

Bigger pics are here ;)
http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=618 (http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=618)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on August 11, 2012, 01:35:22 PM
My 1000 Competition Entry

LOST - Echo Station
Created by The Delay Initiative

Psychological Experiment, or the Ultimate Human Failsafe?

Your responsibility: Push The Button, every 108 seconds, and keep the electromagnetic pile contained!!!
 
If you're not familiar with the TV show LOST, here's a primer for my inspiration:


Here's my demo:


Here's the Pics:
(http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/travispike/EchoStation.jpg)

Details:

Two Display Modes, after startup display (with scrolling):

1.       Push The Button Mode, reset a 108 second CountDown by punching the execute button before time runs out! (You’re dead message if you fail to do so). Enabled via internal pin jumper.

2.       Normal Mode, with Delay Tempo and Scale displayed in Milliseconds (max around 1200ms, min around 70ms). Updated once per second. Tempo from Pot or Tap StompSwitch. (Tempo and Scale flashing LEDs always available)
 
Functions:
1.       Echobase Tap Tempo Delay, Rotary Scale control, Tails, Repeat Tone Control (Smoke Monster) and CRITICAL switch (runaway oscillations).
2.       Execute Button has two modes:
          a.       When effect is on and CRIT mode is enabled, holding Execute causes CRITICAL repeat runaway, which fades away when released.
                    (Also resets Containment CountDown)
          b.      When effect is off, Execute punches in the delay as long as held. Goes CRITICAL if CRIT mode is enabled.
                   (Also resets Containment CountDown)

Random Meltdown Messages (Scrolling):
BOOM!!! U R DEAD
IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
HE’S DEAD JIM
THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EARTH SHATTERING KABOOM
ITS MADE FROM PEOPLE
NUKE IT FROM ORBIT
CONTAINMENT BREACH
ITS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE
YOU WILL BE ASSIMULATED
MCGRUBBER!!!
YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! AH, DAMN YOU! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
 
 
This was my first time working with microcontrollers. Fortunately I knew C programming from college. All I can say is that AVR Dragon DebugWire is the bomb!!!

Travis

Here's some big photos:

(http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/travispike/EchoStation002.jpg)

(http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/travispike/EchoStation012.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on August 11, 2012, 02:04:34 PM
Just catching up on the other entries since mine's finished now. Awesome work guys! Man, this contest really brought out a lot of cool stuff.

My pedal was originally conceived as a birthday present for my wife. It started with the question "How can I make a ring modulator even weirder?" and the answer had me designing for over a year. Since I'm a year-plus late, I was hoping to give her a phaser as well to make up for it.  :D

EDIT: Oh, and I guess I should describe it. It's an OTA-based ringmod driven by an OTA-based VCO. The Trem switch slows down the oscillator to produce a sine wave tremolo. The control voltage can be modified by LFO, envelope follow, and sample/hold circuits. Since I was lifting the last two from the Maestro FSH-1, I decided to add in the filter as well. Now that I've built it, I'm planning some refinements that will take it further from the circuits it's based on in order to better drive the ring modulator VCO. It's powered by a standard 9v supply converted to bipolar via charge pump.
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 11, 2012, 02:14:50 PM
It's eight hours to go, right? About time to apply the clear coat, don't you think?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: midwayfair on August 11, 2012, 02:15:17 PM
Wow, #@!%# just got real. I was really worried there would only be a handful of entries, but it's shaping up to be quite the contest.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 11, 2012, 03:20:54 PM
Ok, here's my entry... sort of.....It's a Ustomp Ampeg scrambler paired up with a Tonepad MXR Distortion plus.
I chose the ampeg scrambler because it sounds like doom. The distortion plus idea came from a thread where Mark Hammer recommended putting these two together... thanks Mark!
On the distortion plus side, you have the choice of germanium diodes (1N34A), or 5mm red leds for clipping. The red led is top center of the myan calendar and lights when in use.
On the scrambler side, you can use either BC169B, or 2N3904 trannys.
Unfourtunately, this pedal is not currently working. I planned this out as soon as I entered, but renovations at the house left me no time to build it. I was up until 5am last night trying to finish, but ran out of time to debug. Good luck to everyone, all of the entries look amazing!

(http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=47742&g2_)
(http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=47745&g2_)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on August 11, 2012, 03:43:56 PM
Nice work dudes! Now that the contest is over, I finally got an idea:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQhHIMCtfvKQR6DroCEAe1pDc-eP25afYrvJq9uEEPTym8ATOmV)

the Doomsday machine! Not sure what it does yet. I'll submit it when the pictures thread gets to page 2012. Keep your eye on those precious bodily fluids!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 11, 2012, 04:22:52 PM
It's not over yet, I'm counting six more hours, please tell me I'm not mistaken.

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Random/ClearCoatCuring.jpg)

Curing my clear coat, it's been in there for an hour or so now, I'll let it sit for 30 min more at least. After that I need that machine for some laundry, and I think it's about time to finish this project.
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 11, 2012, 04:46:53 PM
6 hours sounds right to me, you've got until about 3:30 am on Sunday UK time.
Title: Re: Sv: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 11, 2012, 04:57:58 PM
6 hours sounds right to me, you've got until about 3:30 am on Sunday UK time.

We're an hour before you, so I can almost pull an all nighter ;D
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 11, 2012, 04:59:55 PM
6 hours sounds right to me, you've got until about 3:30 am on Sunday UK time.

just the right time to pop outside and take a look at the perseid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids) meteor shower passing over head after posting your entry.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide (http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide)

*edit* hey! the contest ends on the 12th!! that could not have been planned for, surely?!!  :P
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 11, 2012, 07:00:30 PM
6 hours sounds right to me, you've got until about 3:30 am on Sunday UK time.

just the right time to pop outside and take a look at the perseid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids) meteor shower passing over head after posting your entry.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide (http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide)

*edit* hey! the contest ends on the 12th!! that could not have been planned for, surely?!!  :P

12th?  You just think that's a meteor shower... ::)
Title: Re: Sv: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 11, 2012, 07:03:13 PM
6 hours sounds right to me, you've got until about 3:30 am on Sunday UK time.

We're an hour before you, so I can almost pull an all nighter ;D

Beo and Packrat just upped the competition, dude!!!
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 11, 2012, 07:08:54 PM
6 hours sounds right to me, you've got until about 3:30 am on Sunday UK time.

just the right time to pop outside and take a look at the perseid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids) meteor shower passing over head after posting your entry.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide (http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide)

*edit* hey! the contest ends on the 12th!! that could not have been planned for, surely?!!  :P

12th?  You just think that's a meteor shower... ::)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone)

its awful pretty, whatever and whenever it is.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 11, 2012, 08:01:50 PM
All this talk about the world ending, don't you know we have a competition here? Surely the world won't end until we know who won!

This is my entry.

I did a little thinking and got to the conclusion that the end of the world must be the same as the edge of the world.

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Ragnarok.jpg)

Of course the viking theme lead to the Norse mythology and Rangarök. The in and out are therefore designated "Fimbulwinter" and "Ragnarök" (Fimbulwinter being the time that precedes Ragnarök). The Blood, Sweat, Toil and Tears are of course another reference to a time when I'm sure many thought the (or at least their) world would end.

Mandatory gut shot.

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Ragnarok-gut.jpg)

The led and pots are board mounted "reverse side".

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Ragnarok-board.jpg)

Edit: It is of course a Big Muff, lets face it, isn't that just what you'd want to play with when the world ends?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 12, 2012, 12:41:17 AM
^ Beautiful build!!!
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 12, 2012, 05:18:15 AM
Nice one Perrow.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tuckster on August 12, 2012, 05:21:41 AM
Ohohoh i don't want to be the guy who has to decide.... :D lots of great pedals!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on August 12, 2012, 10:33:16 AM
To elaborate more on the inspiration of the Echo Station and the Lost theme... it's all started with me wanting to use the hexigon shaped Hammond enclosure. I don't think I've seen a build with this enclosure on the pictures thread yet.

Anyways, for anyone not familiar with the show LOST, the Dharma Initiative was a secretive research group that set up various science stations across the island. The initiative, and each one of the research stations has a variation on a hexigon logo:

(http://ipadwallpaperonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Dharma-Initiative.jpg)

This layout gave me the idea to use the rectangular blocks for Labels, with controls placed on the sides. The Hammond box is much better than the cheaper versions... very flat and easier to iron on for the etch. I use acryllic model paints for painting in etch work.

The Tempo and Scale LCD indications were surprisingly easy to get working once I finally got the LCD communicating with the AVR. The Taptation is already sending out a clean square wave for the LED indicators, and I just pulled those signals into my AVR and used a timer to count the period between pulses. The Echo Station has way more AVR computing power than it needs right now... if I get better at programming, it would be nice to consolidate the tap tempo, discrete I/O and LCD interface all onto one processor.

Travis
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 12, 2012, 02:14:19 PM
Babelfish demo, it can be programmed with more "normal" effects if that's what you want, but where's the fun in that.

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 12, 2012, 02:30:04 PM
Babelfish demo, it can be programmed with more "normal" effects if that's what you want, but where's the fun in that.


Absolutely awesome!!!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: ludashoeless on August 12, 2012, 04:33:03 PM
Babelfish demo, it can be programmed with more "normal" effects if that's what you want, but where's the fun in that.



that's awesome
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 12, 2012, 05:23:03 PM
amazing! I keep meaning to check out the FV1
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 12, 2012, 06:33:56 PM
No word on judging??

Maybe Monday! Good luck everyone!!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 12, 2012, 06:39:02 PM
No word on judging??

Maybe Monday! Good luck everyone!!

(https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzQTLFIm8Vx2cRAyjiz-7Xid0eqfj4r4TkmBpZDiMSG7LJOzSYzw)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 12, 2012, 09:04:01 PM
No word on judging??

Maybe Monday! Good luck everyone!!

(https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzQTLFIm8Vx2cRAyjiz-7Xid0eqfj4r4TkmBpZDiMSG7LJOzSYzw)

not quite that bad..... yet!  8)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 13, 2012, 04:25:37 AM
No word on judging??

Maybe Monday! Good luck everyone!!

(https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzQTLFIm8Vx2cRAyjiz-7Xid0eqfj4r4TkmBpZDiMSG7LJOzSYzw)

not quite that bad..... yet!  8)

I'll be there soon, I need closure.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 13, 2012, 06:45:28 AM
@slacker:  that is bloody brilliant!!!!!!..uber super cool......amazing work man!.. :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on August 13, 2012, 09:56:11 AM
Here's the entrants all clumped together. Did we miss anyone?

Cloudscapes:

(http://nearworlds.org/stuff/nautilus_stump.jpg)


Geoff Leonard:

(http://www.elisanet.fi/pylkklee/kuvat/110712%20157%20pieni.jpg)


Jdansti:

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/Contest/IMG_4538.jpg)


Govmnt_Lacky:

(http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n541/redmangreg/DSCN0883.jpg)


Vallhagen:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10190945/Univershell%20entropeeh/016.JPG)


nicofx:

(http://img14.imagefra.me/i589/soviac/14oi_60a_u9e6k.jpg)


azrael:

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p315/naazrael/ea2ed70f.jpg)


tuckster:

(http://thumbnails51.imagebam.com/20516/2da438205152474.jpg)


LucifersTrip:

(http://www.luciferstrip.com/fuzz/1000/devil1.jpg)


Keppy:

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd480/KepFX/file-14.jpg)


Haddock:

(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_oben%7E0.JPG)


Beo:

(http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/travispike/EchoStation.jpg)


pakrat:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/967492/DOOMstortion.jpg)


Perrow:

(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/Perrow_MLP/Builds/Ragnarok.jpg)


slacker:





Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on August 13, 2012, 11:19:48 AM
i had to throw in the towel! i couldnt get it together in time...  ;D
was trying to get a laser oscilloscope happenin'... oh well...
the entries all look great. good luck to all!
"its the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine"
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 13, 2012, 03:52:17 PM
John, ludashoeless, Etienne and Rob cheers for the comments guys, appreciate it.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 13, 2012, 08:39:22 PM
nicofx's is my pick enclosure-wise, and I'm seriously jealous of slacker's DSP skills! and I have a soft spot for Geoff's sam and max!  :icon_redface: they're all so amazing! I think Jdansti is gonna get it. it's just so insane! :icon_eek: I'm actually afraid of it! the video was ace too!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: oldschoolanalog on August 13, 2012, 09:38:07 PM
First I want to thank all who posted entries for the amazing pedal porn you have graced us mere mortals with!  ;D
Now I have to say; of all the entries 2 stand out as so unique it would be a gross injustice for one of them not to win. All the builds here are works of art.
The 2 I am talking about have taken it to the next level. Won't say which 2 (you probably have figured it out...  ;) ) as there are too many entries by folks I consider amigos.
Good luck to all. And thanx again for the porn!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 13, 2012, 09:44:22 PM
nicofx's is my pick enclosure-wise, and I'm seriously jealous of slacker's DSP skills! and I have a soft spot for Geoff's sam and max!  :icon_redface: they're all so amazing! I think Jdansti is gonna get it. it's just so insane! :icon_eek: I'm actually afraid of it! the video was ace too!

Thanks, Cloudscapes, but I'm really a dwarf amongs giants here (no offense to dwarfs). As for the video, I can't be in front of a camera or audience without being goofy (my Texas drawl even got thicker!).  I did it to show that the pimped-out toilet seat was functional (for music) and not a fake.  I also did the video for a laugh. I think that the judges will be fair to all of the contestants since videos were not required.

I'm just glad that I'm not a judge, because every time a new entry was posted, I thought, AMAZING-This is the winner!!!  When the time for posting was over and I reviewed the entries again, I thought, "I wish that I could do that!!!" for each one.

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on August 13, 2012, 10:12:08 PM
Yeah, the entries were amazing! I think everyone topped everyone else in one area or another. I hope we do this again! Not for awhile, though, as ideas of the caliber posted here don't come along every day (not to me, at least!).
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 14, 2012, 12:29:22 AM
I must say, this competition really brought out the best in you guys. All of these builds are just beautiful!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: syntaxera on August 14, 2012, 10:22:04 AM
wow, there is some SERIOUS TALENT on this board :)   great job EVERYONE! 

It's not easy picking a favorite, anyone would cream to own ANY of those boxes... for sure
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 14, 2012, 11:48:58 AM
I definitely appreciate FC and Slade's position right now. Must be agonizing to rate each build for it's own merit.

It certainly looks like all of the entrants put their hearts and souls into the builds. Looking back on the 666 competition I feel there was definitely a step up in the right direction and I would hate to see the next competition builds!  :icon_eek:

Good Luck to all  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on August 14, 2012, 12:19:44 PM
I definitely appreciate FC and Slade's position right now. Must be agonizing to rate each build for it's own merit.

Seems pretty easy to me! They just have to ask themselves which entry they'd most like to see in a video demo combined with their phaser (which I DEFINITELY promise to do if I win!).

Just kidding about the easy part. Not kidding about the video. If the winner doesn't do that, they will feel the wrath of Zombie Hendrix!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 14, 2012, 01:03:02 PM
and I'm seriously jealous of slacker's DSP skills!

I'm just a hack really, apart from the tap tempo delay, which I'm really proud of, most of the other stuff is existing building blocks cut and pasted together. There's masses of example code at the Spin website and forum (http://www.spinsemi.com/).

Be interesting to see what you could do with it.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: wavley on August 14, 2012, 01:08:46 PM
BEAUTIFUL builds everyone!!!

I knew I didn't have a chance against you guys (most of my builds are pretty utilitarian, that's why I didn't bother to enter) but I sure did enjoy following this whole thing.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 14, 2012, 01:10:11 PM
and I'm seriously jealous of slacker's DSP skills!

I'm just a hack really, apart from the tap tempo delay, which I'm really proud of, most of the other stuff is existing building blocks cut and pasted together. There's masses of example code at the Spin website and forum (http://www.spinsemi.com/).

Be interesting to see what you could do with it.

Really slacker, take credit where credit is due... A hack you are certainly not. I was actually scared when you posted that DSP screen early on.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 14, 2012, 01:28:02 PM
Cheers, fair point. I was just a bit thrown by hearing that from cloudscapes, the stuff he does is beyond my skills, I certainly appreciate the comment by the way, should have made that clear.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 14, 2012, 02:01:56 PM
I apologize slacker, I really didn't mean to come off as though you don't appreciate the comments. As far as I'm concearned, all of you guys have some serious skills.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 14, 2012, 02:13:50 PM
No need to apologise, I didn't take your post like that, just made me realise I hadn't said thanks that's all :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: markeebee on August 14, 2012, 03:06:38 PM
You are all mad.  And beautiful.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 14, 2012, 06:35:22 PM
You are all mad.

You too.

And beautiful.

Yes we are.

;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 14, 2012, 06:43:18 PM
got the guilts here. absolutely awesome stuff from all contributors. special big thanks to robmdall for paying my entrance fee (hard times). all for a good cause but got the guilts regardless. life got in the way. plan to make up for it by offering a booby prize for a member voted runner up once fc and slade have done pulling their hair out trying to make their minds up on the real winner - is that ok? how to do it? forum poll or just pm's i guess - we'll figure it out once the true winner is announced. aron? don't get too excited, it really is a booby prize but is in keeping with the compo theme - i just missed the deadline and it's just a bit of forum fun. i'll cover postage. good job and good luck everyone!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 14, 2012, 06:53:59 PM
You are all mad.

You too.

And beautiful.

Yes we are.

;)

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/694E3E3E-15FA-4079-B3A2-A84D04D11A2D-34774-00002EC2EFA08E90.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on August 14, 2012, 09:58:28 PM
it really is a booby prize but is in keeping with the compo theme...

A booby prize?!! So you're saying I've got a chance!!! That's really swell Artifus!

I know this was a lot of fun (and stress) for me, and probably so for everyone else who entered. I truly spent the full three+ months working on this, and I'm making it up to my wife now (no new projects, at least until summer is over). I loved seeing all the other entries, and I'm guessing we've got a lot of observers also enjoying watching this excruciatingly long wait for a winner!

Cheers!
Travis (aka Beo)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on August 15, 2012, 12:50:54 AM
Super impressive, dudes. Gotta say, interpreting the 'end of the world' as a place, rather than a time, was brilliant! Everyone's pedal has a long list of compliments I could give. What a crew, inspiring builds y'all!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on August 16, 2012, 02:12:44 AM
So I've been asked by some folks for the code I used. It's messy and I'm a little embarrassed to show it. I barely finished on time, and I have not gone back to clean out crap I had in there. You have no idea how many times I pressed F7 to rebuild... I must have tripped over every mistake there is to make. Anyways, I used Peter Fleury's LCD library here:
http://homepage.hispeed.ch/peterfleury/avr-software.html

Here's my code:  :icon_redface:


/*
 * Test1.c
 *
 * Created: 8/8/2012 5:31:25 PM
 *  Author: Travis
 */
#ifndef F_CPU
#define F_CPU 1000000UL
#endif

#include <avr/io.h>
#include <avr/delay.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <avr/pgmspace.h>
#include "lcd.h"
#include <avr/interrupt.h>

/*
** constant definitions
*/
static const PROGMEM unsigned char copyRightChar[] =
{
   0x07, 0x08, 0x13, 0x14, 0x14, 0x13, 0x08, 0x07,
   0x00, 0x10, 0x08, 0x08, 0x08, 0x08, 0x10, 0x00
};


volatile uint16_t T1Ovs0, T1Ovs2;         //Counts overflows
volatile uint16_t SCapt1, SCapt2, SCapt3;    //Variables holding three Scale timestamps
volatile uint16_t TCapt1, TCapt2, TCapt3;    //Variables holding three Scale timestamps
volatile uint8_t SFlag, TFlag;            //Counts number of captures
volatile uint16_t SPeriod1, SPeriod2, SPeriod3, SAvgPeriod;      //period result holders
volatile uint16_t TPeriod1, TPeriod2, TPeriod3, TAvgPeriod;      //period result holders
volatile uint8_t Flag;                    //capture Flag
volatile uint8_t ScaleSet, TempoSet, PtbEnableSet, ExecuteSet, ExecuteLatch;
volatile unsigned int i = 0;
volatile unsigned int j = 0;
volatile unsigned int k = 0;
volatile unsigned int choice = 1;
volatile uint32_t CountDown = 108;

int main(void)
{
   

   char s[sizeof("4294967295")];      // ASCII space for 32 bit number

   char buffer[5];
   char s_str_out[sizeof("12345678")] = "S:";
   char t_str_out[sizeof("12345678")] = "T:";
   char c_str_out[sizeof("12345678")] = "";
   
   // Enable Global Interrupts
   sei();
   
      DDRB = 0b1100000;  // set PB0, PB1, PB2 and PB3 to input. PB4 is LCD RW
      PORTB |= (1 << PORTB0); // set pull up
      PORTB |= (1 << PORTB1);
      PORTB |= (1 << PORTB2);
      PORTB |= (1 << PORTB3);
// PB0 Scale, pin 14
// PB1 Tempo, pin15
// PB2 PtbEnable, pin 16
// PB3 Execute, pin 17
// PB4 LCDRW, pin 18   


    PCICR |= (1 << PCIE0);     // set PCIE0 to enable PCMSK0 scan
    PCMSK0 |= (1 << PCINT0);   // set PCINT0 to trigger an interrupt on state change    
    PCMSK0 |= (1 << PCINT1); //Trigger on change of PCINT0 (PB1, Tempo)
//    PCMSK0 |= _BV(PCINT3); //Trigger on change of PCINT0 (PB3, Execute)

ScaleSet = 0;
TempoSet = 0;
PtbEnableSet = 0;
ExecuteSet = 0;
ExecuteLatch = 0;
SCapt1 = 0;
SCapt2 = 0;
SCapt3 = 0;
SPeriod1 = 0;
SPeriod2 = 0;
SPeriod3 = 0;
SAvgPeriod = 0;
TFlag = 0;
TCapt1 = 0;
TCapt2 = 0;
TCapt3 = 0;
TPeriod1 = 0;
TPeriod2 = 0;
TPeriod3 = 0;
TAvgPeriod = 0;
TFlag = 0;
TCNT0 = 0;
TCNT2 = 0;
 
if(bit_is_set(PINB,0))
{
ScaleSet = 1;
}
if(bit_is_set(PINB,1))
{
TempoSet = 1;
}
if(bit_is_set(PINB,2))
{
PtbEnableSet = 1;
}
 
if(bit_is_set(PINB,3))
{
ExecuteSet = 1;
}


//set timers
TCCR0B |= ((1 << CS00 ) | (1 << CS02 ) ); // Set up timer0 at Fcpu /1024
TCCR2B |= ((1 << CS22 ) | (1 << CS21 ) | (1 << CS20 )); // Set up timer1 at Fcpu /1024

TIMSK0 |= (1 << TOIE1 ); // Enable overflow interrupt
TIMSK2 |= (1 << TOIE1 ); // Enable overflow interrupt

    DDRD = 0b00000011;

//start lcd
   
   lcd_init(LCD_DISP_ON);
   
   lcd_clrscr();
   
   for(i=0; i<4; i++)
   {
    lcd_gotoxy(0,0); 
   lcd_puts("  ECHO\n");
   lcd_puts(" STATION");
    _delay_ms(500);
   lcd_clrscr();
   _delay_ms(300);
   }
   
   lcd_gotoxy(0,0); 
   lcd_puts("        THE DELAY INITIATIVE  ");

    for(i=0; i<30; i++)
   {
    lcd_command(LCD_MOVE_DISP_LEFT);
    _delay_ms(350);      
   }

   


   if(bit_is_set(PINB,2))
   {
      lcd_clrscr();
      for(i=0; i<4; i++)
      {
          lcd_gotoxy(0,0); 
         lcd_puts("PUSH THE");
         lcd_gotoxy(0,1);
         lcd_puts(" BUTTON ");
         _delay_ms(500);      
         lcd_clrscr();
         _delay_ms(300);
      }         
   }

             
    while(1)
    {
      // PB2 PtbEnable, pin 16
   if(bit_is_set(PINB,2)) PtbEnableSet = 1;
   if(bit_is_clear(PINB,2)) PtbEnableSet = 0;
      PORTD = 0b00000001;
      _delay_ms ( 500 );
      PORTD = 0b00000000;
      _delay_ms ( 500 );
//      if(bit_is_set(PINB,0)) j = 1;
//      if(bit_is_clear(PINB,0)) j = 0;
//      if(bit_is_set(PINB,1)) k = 1;
//      if(bit_is_clear(PINB,1)) k = 0;

   if(PtbEnableSet)
   {
      if(!ExecuteLatch)
      {
         if(CountDown>0)
         {         
            lcd_clrscr();
            lcd_gotoxy(0,0);
            lcd_puts(" T MINUS");
            lcd_gotoxy(0,1);
            if (CountDown<10)
            {
               strcpy(c_str_out,"   ");
            }
            else if (CountDown<100)
            {
               strcpy(c_str_out,"  ");
            }
            else
            {
               strcpy(c_str_out," ");
            }
            itoa(CountDown, buffer, 10);
            strcat(c_str_out,buffer);
            strcat(c_str_out," Sec");
            lcd_puts(c_str_out);
         }      
         else
         {
            lcd_clrscr();
            lcd_gotoxy(0,0);
            if (choice=1)
            {
               lcd_puts("BOOM!!! U R DEAD                                                      ");
            }
            else if (choice =2)
            {
               lcd_puts("ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT                                ");
            }
            else if (choice =3)
            {
               lcd_puts("HE’S DEAD JIM                                                         ");
            }
            else if (choice =4)
            {
               lcd_puts("THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EARTH SHATTERING KABOOM                   ");
            }
            else if (choice =5)
            {
               lcd_puts("ITS MADE FROM PEOPLE                                                  ");
            }
            else if (choice =6)
            {
               lcd_puts("NUKE IT FROM ORBIT                                                    ");
            }
            else if (choice =7)
            {
               lcd_puts("CONTAINMENT BREACH                                                    ");
            }
            else if (choice =8)
            {
               lcd_puts("ITS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE                                      ");
            }
            else if (choice =9)
            {
               lcd_puts("YOU WILL BE ASSIMULATED                                               ");
            }
            else if (choice =10)
            {
               lcd_puts("MCGRUBBER!!!                                                          ");
            }
            else if (choice =11)
            {
               lcd_puts("YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! AH, DAMN YOU! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!  ");
            }
            else if (choice =12)
            {
               lcd_puts("ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE             ");
            }
            
            // figure out how to use strlen here

             for(i=0; i<70; i++)
            {
               lcd_command(LCD_MOVE_DISP_LEFT);
               _delay_ms(350);      
            }

            _delay_ms(5000);
            CountDown=109;
            choice++;
            if (choice > 12)
            {
               choice=1;
            }
         }
         CountDown--;
      }   
      else
      {
      CountDown = 108;   
      }
   }
   else
   {
   
      lcd_clrscr();

      lcd_gotoxy(0,0);
   
      if(TPeriod1<10){
         strcpy(t_str_out,"T:   ");
      }
      else if(TPeriod1<100)
      {
         strcpy(t_str_out,"T:  ");
      }      
      else if(TPeriod1<1000)
      {
         strcpy(t_str_out,"T: ");
      }
      else
      {
         strcpy(t_str_out,"T:");
      }
      
      itoa(TPeriod1, buffer, 10);
      strcat(t_str_out,buffer);
      strcat(t_str_out,"ms");
      lcd_puts(t_str_out);

      lcd_gotoxy(0,1);
      if(SPeriod1<10){
         strcpy(s_str_out,"S:   ");
      }
      else if(SPeriod1<100)
      {
         strcpy(s_str_out,"S:  ");
      }      
      else if(SPeriod1<1000)
      {
         strcpy(s_str_out,"S: ");
      }
      else
      {
         strcpy(s_str_out,"S:");
      }   
      itoa(SPeriod1, buffer, 10);
      strcat(s_str_out,buffer);
      strcat(s_str_out,"ms");
      lcd_puts(s_str_out);
      }
   }      
   
   
   
}


ISR(PCINT0_vect)
{

    if(bit_is_clear(PINB,0) && ScaleSet)
    {
   // Scale Pin Falling Edge
//   if(SFlag<3)   SFlag++;
//   SCapt3=SCapt2;                        // 2nd oldest timestamp
//   SCapt2=SCapt1;                        // 1st oldest timestamp
   SCapt1=TCNT0;                         // newest captured timestamp

//   SPeriod3=SPeriod2;                    // 2nd oldest period
//   SPeriod2=SPeriod1;                    // 1st oldest period
//   if(SFlag>2)
//   {
      SPeriod1=(uint16_t)(((uint32_t)(SCapt1)+ ((uint32_t)T1Ovs0*255))); //newest period
//      SAvgPeriod=(uint8_t)(((uint32_t)(SCapt1)+ (uint32_t)(SCapt2)+ (uint32_t)(SCapt3))/ 0x11L);
//   }
   T1Ovs0=0;                           //reset overflows
   ScaleSet = 0;
   TCNT0 = 0;
    }
   

    if(bit_is_clear(PINB,1) &&TempoSet)
    {
   // Tempo Pin Falling Edge
//   if(TFlag<3)   TFlag++;

//   TCapt3=TCapt2;                        // 2nd oldest timestamp
//   TCapt2=TCapt1;                        // 1st oldest timestamp
   TCapt1=TCNT2;                         // newest captured timestamp
//   TPeriod3=TPeriod2;                    // 2nd oldest period
//   TPeriod2=TPeriod1;                    // 1st oldest period
//   if(TFlag>2)
//   {
      TPeriod1=(uint16_t)(((uint32_t)(TCapt1)+ ((uint32_t)T1Ovs2*255))); //newest period
//      TAvgPeriod=(uint8_t)(((uint32_t)(TCapt1)+ (uint32_t)(TCapt2)+ (uint32_t)(TCapt3))/ 0x11L);
//   }
   T1Ovs2=0;                           //reset overflows
   TempoSet = 0;
   TCNT2=0;
    }
 
    if(bit_is_set(PINB,3))
   {
      ExecuteSet=1;
   }      
 
    if(bit_is_clear(PINB,3)&&!ExecuteLatch)
    {
      // Execute Latch
      ExecuteLatch = 1;
      if(PtbEnableSet)
      {
         lcd_clrscr();
         lcd_gotoxy(0,0);
         lcd_puts("EXECUTE!");
         lcd_gotoxy(0,1);
         lcd_puts("        ");
      }         
    }
        
   if(bit_is_set(PINB,0))
    {
      // Scale Pin set
      ScaleSet = 1;
    }
 
    if(bit_is_set(PINB,1))
    {
      // Tempo Pin set
      TempoSet = 1;
    }
    if(bit_is_set(PINB,3))
    {
      // Remove Execute Latch
      ExecuteLatch = 0;
   }
}


ISR ( TIMER0_OVF_vect )
{
T1Ovs0++;
TCNT0=0;
}

ISR ( TIMER2_OVF_vect )
{
T1Ovs2++;
TCNT2=0;
}
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 16, 2012, 10:54:18 AM
               lcd_puts("YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! AH, DAMN YOU! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!  ");
            

....Nice  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 16, 2012, 12:35:19 PM
               lcd_puts("YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! AH, DAMN YOU! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!  ");
            

....Nice  :icon_biggrin:

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/8F0E407F-268A-4BD7-BFC3-A39BE5A2540C-36288-0000311854E4D59A.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 16, 2012, 01:29:01 PM
(http://9.asset.soup.io/asset/2355/4137_6bb3.jpeg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 16, 2012, 02:05:09 PM
(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/sausage.jpeg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 16, 2012, 05:24:53 PM
Is there any word on a decision?

Pretty soon I will need to start chewing my neighbor's nails  :icon_eek:

 ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 16, 2012, 05:31:42 PM
Is there any word on a decision?

Pretty soon I will need to start chewing my neighbor's nails  :icon_eek:

 ;D

Just don't chew on Rob's weenie.  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on August 16, 2012, 06:42:08 PM
ew, it looks like somebody already did...  :-X
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 16, 2012, 07:54:40 PM
Is there any word on a decision?

Pretty soon I will need to start chewing my neighbor's nails  :icon_eek:

 ;D

Just don't chew on Rob's weenie.  :-\

Remember.... Rob is from the UK

I believe they are "bangers" not weenies!!  ;D

And NO..... I limit my anxiety over waiting long periods of time for decisions to just finger nails ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 16, 2012, 08:33:38 PM
seeing everybody's entries and how they work is prize enough!  :o

yeah yeah, awwwwwwwwwwwkitchcheesyfauxhumble  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on August 17, 2012, 12:20:26 AM
I ran out of time, but I though of submitting a second entry using the other interesting Hammond enclosure I got... its the trapezoidal shaped box, the 1590TRPB. I never did decide on a circuit, but my idea was to make it a demon head with horns extending from the top fat side. It would be cool if I could custom make curved pedalboard cables/plugs shaped like the horns, and red glow knob-eyes.

(http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h359/travispike/HammondV001.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 17, 2012, 01:32:23 AM
@Beo Maybe you can still do that, would be interesting to see. By the way, I think your DHARMA pedal is awesome! It makes me want to watch Lost all over again.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 17, 2012, 01:33:58 AM
It would be awesome if u make it look like the robot devil from Futurama.

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/futurama-robot-devil-violin-contest.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 17, 2012, 01:59:34 AM
Now we're talkin!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on August 17, 2012, 02:09:23 AM
It would be awesome if u make it look like the robot devil from Futurama.

That's so great! A robot devil!!!

@pakrat, thanks, I'm glad you liked the theme. It fits the hexagon so well.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: diydave on August 17, 2012, 02:52:02 AM
Looking at all this stuff...  :o man, I'm nowhere near this level of expertise.
Great work! Me jealous.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Leston Braun on August 17, 2012, 04:46:38 AM
I ran out of time, but I though of submitting a second entry using the other interesting Hammond enclosure I got... its the trapezoidal shaped box, the 1590TRPB. I never did decide on a circuit, but my idea was to make it a demon head with horns extending from the top fat side. It would be cool if I could custom make curved pedalboard cables/plugs shaped like the horns, and red glow knob-eyes.


Mine is built into the "BB" version of that trapezoid case, the picture is just taken a bit too close for it to appear properly.

It also occurred to me that Skeeter Davis might not be known in every corner of the world, and the joke might left unnoticed, so here is Skeeter singing her best known song..




edit. And gongratulations to everyone, your pedals look awesome, my shoulders kept on sinking every time a new contestant was posted.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 17, 2012, 08:35:31 AM
Has anyone else noticed the conspicuous absence of any comments or posts from Slade  ???

Hope things are going OK down in ole' Chile  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on August 17, 2012, 08:47:42 AM
I'm judging in my bunker.

Es culpa de Rick.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on August 17, 2012, 08:57:05 AM
I'm judging in my bunker.

Es culpa de Rick.

Es culpa de Rick indeed!     

Es culpa de mono perezoso @#$%!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 17, 2012, 09:02:33 AM
@Slade

Good to see you have made preperations for the coming end of days!  ;D The batch of entries looks pretty competitive. Although, that bunker may come in handy in case any of the runner-ups from the competition are turned at the zombie apocolypse and decide to exact revenge!!  :icon_twisted:  :icon_mrgreen:

@Rick

Has someone been feverishly working on finishing a certain one-of-a-kind phaser?  :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 17, 2012, 10:08:32 AM
Maybe they're waiting until the apocalypse so they won't be forced to judge
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 17, 2012, 11:43:39 AM


 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 17, 2012, 01:15:45 PM
When they were still good......
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on August 17, 2012, 01:25:31 PM
wait.... i think i'm getting something...
is that you freq?...

p.s... you can hear 'voices' from 3:10-3:35...  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on August 17, 2012, 09:14:08 PM
So, is that Phaser gonna sound anything as awesome as this?



If so, I'm kicking myself in the azz fuss.   :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 17, 2012, 09:36:09 PM
Ya know.....

All of the potential entries that didn't quite make it into the 1000 competition could always regroup and try again...

1024 competition...

1044 competition...

Just an idea  :icon_mrgreen:

Maybe even offer the winning pedal from the 1000 competition for the prize  :icon_eek:

Solder.... rinse.... repeat  ::)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on August 18, 2012, 10:16:24 AM
I have a great suggestion... a "GREEN" competition, useable "green" pedals. Obviously, solar panels would be kewl, but not usable. Rechargeables, passives, extremely low power.

My lowaht circuit would probably qualify, lol... it's been running off the same A12 battery for well over a year now. Popped in a new one a couple weeks ago and couldn't hear any difference, so old one went back in.

There are a couple great passives around the site that would make a badazz "green" box.

NiCad seems like it would be fun, design a wah that regenerates as you rock it. Just rock it back and forth a couple times after you plug in to get an initial charge going. (someone is going to totally steal this idea and make money off it, lol).
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 18, 2012, 11:16:45 AM
That's a very interesting idea. I would be in even though I can't get a single circuit to work out of the gate  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 18, 2012, 01:32:22 PM
NiCad seems like it would be fun, design a wah that regenerates as you rock it. Just rock it back and forth a couple times after you plug in to get an initial charge going. (someone is going to totally steal this idea and make money off it, lol).

This would only be remotely do-able if you used an LED/LDR for the resistance changes  :-\

Rocking back and forth on a mechanical resistance wah (i.e. HotPotz) would only speed up the wear and tear on the pot.

I like your "green" minded attitude towards the project!  ;D

Does anyone like my previous idea of having on-going competitions? We could set them up with time and date deadlines vice page numbers.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 18, 2012, 01:45:57 PM
like a wind up torch/radio mechanism? cool. reminds of the pedal power (as in cycling/push bike powered) rigs i've seen at some festivals. audience powered gigs - punters working off the pounds to keep the batteries charged - then you'd really know if your band sucked as everyone would just stop pedalling and the power would cut! could bring a whole new meaning to 'unplugged' performances!

i like the compo idea but as i discovered in this comp life can often get in the way of the best laid plans and the sign up/drop out ratio could get out of kilter as a result.

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 18, 2012, 01:54:25 PM
Hook up enough of those shake & charge flashlights (minus the LEDs) in parallel and series to get you the voltage and capacity you need, then shake and bake!  You could also make a treadle activated spinner to keep them charged as you play and keep time with your foot on the treadle.

OR

Make a beefed up  DIY shaker generator that has more power.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 18, 2012, 02:04:00 PM
haha! excellent! we've gone from the end of the world to trying to save it. beautiful! i love you guys!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 18, 2012, 02:17:31 PM
i like the compo idea but as i discovered in this comp life can often get in the way of the best laid plans and the sign up/drop out ratio could get out of kilter as a result.

I understand your point. My idea for these competitions would be more about keeping the site up instead of any form of profit. I would suggest having a "donation" to the site in order to enter. Probably a minimum of $5 or so. Also, the prize wouldn't be as fancy as what will come from the 1000 competition but, it would be good enough to get a few entries  ;D
My initial suggestion is offering the winning 1000 pedal as the prize for the first "time/date deadline" competition. I wouldn't mind doing that. Sure I don't want to see it go but, if it fosters more giving and getting more revenue to the site... I'm for it!  8)

Of course, ground rules would need to be set up. That could be done by some of the more senior members here and then once they are established, the prize would come from these members untils more people decide to join in. I know times are tough but, I'm not talking about having to produce some mega pedal for the prize!! A cool modded TS or even a pimped out delay would be fine. I am sure plenty of people would donate $5 to get one.

Basically, I am just trying to encourage a giving mentality and trying to foster some spirited competition! You never know what will come from it!  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 18, 2012, 03:05:22 PM
kinda like my idea to save the worlds economy and end poverty - everyone who can spare a dollar lends me a dollar, i bank it for a few days to earn some interest to live off of for a while and then pay you all back and we all lend the next guy a dollar and around it goes. eventually even those who couldn't initially afford a dollar soon would. i then realised that not only has the financial sector already have a monopoly on this scam (it shows up money for the illusion and control mechanism that it really is) but it would also take quite a while for the cycle to reach the little guy at the end of the chain. what if the donor of the prize had their choice of sub $5 (or entrance fee) part from the store as recompense? i realise this isn't really our thing to discuss but thought i'd throw the idea out there anyway, seeing as how it is under discussion.

*adjusts tin foil hat* lend me a dollar?  :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 18, 2012, 03:09:14 PM
what if the donor of the prize had their choice of sub $5 (or entrance fee) part from the store as recompense?

Huh  ???

Could you explain what it is you are saying here?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 18, 2012, 03:17:23 PM
what if the donor of the prize had their choice of sub $5 (or entrance fee) part from the store as recompense?

Huh  ???

Could you explain what it is you are saying here?

if you donate the prize for the current comp you get to choose a part from the sites store that cost the same or less than the entrance fee you paid to enter the last comp that you won. thus you remain a 'winner' having not lost out financially (aside from your time/effort and parts etc*) and still have an altruistic/philanthropic warm glow inside to help you sleep at night.
i haven't really thought this through, t'was just an idea... *i'll stop thinking now or i'll be forever editing this post. i'm prolly just being a silly again.

*gah!*
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 18, 2012, 03:23:15 PM
if you donate the prize for the current comp you get to choose a part from the sites store that cost the same or less than the entrance fee paid to enter the last comp. i haven't really thought this through, t'was just an idea...

I understand now.

Donating as much as possible to the forum is one of the main objectives of the idea. Also, there is nothing wrong with a winner of one of these competitions keeping that prize and offering another "build" as a prize. On another note, the prize does not have to be a build at all. It could be a HotPotz, a Fasel, a MN3007 chip, just about anything! Also, you struck a good idea in saying that the latest winner would also be the next prize provider. At the very least, they would have 2 items to offer (the winning build OR the prize item)

Just ideas now but, I would like to see it happen  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 18, 2012, 03:39:38 PM
*starts looking for zinc, and copper*  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: LucifersTrip on August 18, 2012, 04:04:31 PM
like a wind up torch/radio mechanism? cool. reminds of the pedal power (as in cycling/push bike powered) rigs i've seen at some festivals. audience powered gigs - punters working off the pounds to keep the batteries charged - then you'd really know if your band sucked as everyone would just stop pedalling and the power would cut! could bring a whole new meaning to 'unplugged' performances!


reminded me of this French commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z03XmQ5LfLg
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 18, 2012, 05:19:37 PM
I like the idea of further competitions, and supporting this site. I wouldn't have even finished my build if there wasn't a deadline on it...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 18, 2012, 05:28:01 PM
I don't know about the other contenders but...

THIS SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!!!  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on August 18, 2012, 05:47:05 PM
these competition type senarios are fun!, and hopefully offer a bit of inscentive to BUILD something  :icon_redface:...
so coming up with some way to support the site and offer up a prize seems senisble...
off the top of my head,  a 10$ donation 'entry fee' for a minimum of 10 contestants (100$+) and a prize worth @50$ or a store credit for that amount...
maybee a few little honorable mention prizes for fun... you could have a judge or a vote/poll...

 
 



Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 18, 2012, 06:40:40 PM
these competition type senarios are fun!, and hopefully offer a bit of inscentive to BUILD something  :icon_redface:...
so coming up with some way to support the site and offer up a prize seems senisble...
off the top of my head,  a 10$ donation 'entry fee' for a minimum of 10 contestants (100$+) and a prize worth @50$ or a store credit for that amount...
maybee a few little honorable mention prizes for fun... you could have a judge or a vote/poll...

Had basically the same idea, Arons said he doesn't really like the site to be run on donations and would much rather sell stuff to finance it. My idea was to have all or most of the entry fees be given as "store credit" prizes, quite possible to more than the winner. I think we should start with a "best build yet competition", say max five entries per person and a dollar or two for each build entered.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 18, 2012, 07:00:10 PM
Had basically the same idea, Arons said he doesn't really like the site to be run on donations and would much rather sell stuff to finance it. My idea was to have all or most of the entry fees be given as "store credit" prizes, quite possible to more than the winner. I think we should start with a "best build yet competition", say max five entries per person and a dollar or two for each build entered.

The only downside to the "best build yet" competition is that it would literally drag on for months and months. Cranking out say 3-5 quality builds just takes too long. The option I am proposing has no real changes to the 1000 competition other than:

1) ALL of the profit goes to the site (the current winner gets bragging rights and a new pedal OR store items  :icon_mrgreen:)
2) The deadlines will be SET. Not determined by page numbers.

It would/could almost mimic the Xmas re-gifting theme. If the builder wins, they have 2 options. They can offer up their winning build OR they can offer up the prize they won.

This process would ensure that there are no "lame" builds offered which would decrease the interest in entering. If you win, you either offer up YOUR best build for the competition or you offer up the LAST GUY'S best build!  ;D

For say... $5 entry, you get 10 people to enter, that is $50 to the site and the winner gets a cool new pedal! And so on... and so on...

If Aron prefers it, you could even use the forum's take and award the winner that much in store credit! So, if its $5 entry and you get 12 people, the winner would get $60 in store items  ;) If the winner decides to offer up their store credit, then so be it!

I am not good at thinking about the finer points of this. I would just like to keep the site funded and get some friendly competition going. Plus it is always cool seeing what people come up with!!  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: ludashoeless on August 18, 2012, 07:46:15 PM
Had basically the same idea, Arons said he doesn't really like the site to be run on donations and would much rather sell stuff to finance it. My idea was to have all or most of the entry fees be given as "store credit" prizes, quite possible to more than the winner. I think we should start with a "best build yet competition", say max five entries per person and a dollar or two for each build entered.

The only downside to the "best build yet" competition is that it would literally drag on for months and months. Cranking out say 3-5 quality builds just takes too long. The option I am proposing has no real changes to the 1000 competition other than:

1) ALL of the profit goes to the site (the current winner gets bragging rights and a new pedal OR store items  :icon_mrgreen:)
2) The deadlines will be SET. Not determined by page numbers.

It would/could almost mimic the Xmas re-gifting theme. If the builder wins, they have 2 options. They can offer up their winning build OR they can offer up the prize they won.

This process would ensure that there are no "lame" builds offered which would decrease the interest in entering. If you win, you either offer up YOUR best build for the competition or you offer up the LAST GUY'S best build!  ;D

For say... $5 entry, you get 10 people to enter, that is $50 to the site and the winner gets a cool new pedal! And so on... and so on...

If Aron prefers it, you could even use the forum's take and award the winner that much in store credit! So, if its $5 entry and you get 12 people, the winner would get $60 in store items  ;) If the winner decides to offer up their store credit, then so be it!

I am not good at thinking about the finer points of this. I would just like to keep the site funded and get some friendly competition going. Plus it is always cool seeing what people come up with!!  :icon_cool:

what if the 1s competitions prize is the amount of the entrance  fees in credit. then the winner gets to judge the second, and the prize for that is the entrance fees plus the previous prize money and it keeps going like that until 12 months later when the stakes are huge and then it starts over
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 18, 2012, 07:50:21 PM
what if the 1s competitions prize is the amount of the entrance  fees in credit. then the winner gets to judge the second, and the prize for that is the entrance fees plus the previous prize money and it keeps going like that until 12 months later when the stakes are huge and then it starts over

I like it!  ;D

Make it like a "Build of the Month" competition where all of the monthly winners are entitled to recieve an imediate prize of half the entry fees in store credit. Then, at the end of the year all of the monthly winners are judged and the winner gets the remainder of the pot!!!

To make it even better, the next months winner is chosen by the previous month's winner. That way, if you get beaten by the winner that YOU picked.... you only have yourself to blame!  ;D

The yearly winner is chosen by a non-participant.
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on August 19, 2012, 06:46:15 AM
Winnings as store credit was what I meant if that wasn't clear.

As for the best build yet comp it could have its deadline in two weeks as you'd be allowed to enter any pedal, built any time, perhaps only limited to builds that've been posted in this thread before the start of the comp.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 19, 2012, 11:00:19 AM
my cat wanted to enter the comp, i told her it was too late but this is her entry...
(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/pedal.jpg)


and she forgot about the theme too..and no gut shot either..... :P



Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 19, 2012, 11:12:17 AM
my cat wanted to enter the comp, i told her it was too late but this is her entry...
(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/pedal.jpg)


and she forgot about the theme too..and no gut shot either..... :P





Cats never follow the rules!!! :icon_twisted:


(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/BF5C2370-C434-497C-9F04-771523CC0B1E-38785-0000346B89FC917E.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on August 19, 2012, 02:39:28 PM
i think you guys have this competition idea figured out pretty good!
i wonder if rather than doing a monthly/ half prize then yearly big winner half prize
it wouldnt make it simpler to just keep it monthly/full prize...
only due to there being a bigger monthly prize and that being the major incentive.
10 people in for 5$ ea. for a prize of 50$
rather than 25$... also the other $ having to wait around a year to be assigned might be a small pita...
just a thought...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 19, 2012, 05:23:08 PM
Logged in today and still no decision on the 1000 competition.  :icon_eek:

There is always tomorrow  :icon_mrgreen:

I really hope the continuing competition idea takes off. I think it would be a great thing all around!!  8)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 19, 2012, 06:34:12 PM
(http://theicarusproject.net/files/images/chill_pill.preview.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: snarblinge on August 19, 2012, 06:56:46 PM
although I can never set aside the time to enter these things, I dream one day I could. i'd be more in Favor of a quarterly comp. I think it would get more people in one batch and increase the chances of it continuing. a monthly thing is hard to keep up. but i could be wrong.

nice work all.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 19, 2012, 07:06:32 PM
although I can never set aside the time to enter these things, I dream one day I could. i'd be more in Favor of a quarterly comp. I think it would get more people in one batch and increase the chances of it continuing. a monthly thing is hard to keep up. but i could be wrong.

nice work all.

I agree. The other thing to consider is that the judges are volunteers. Does the forum have an anonymous polling feature?  That way the forum members could do the judging.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 20, 2012, 12:15:40 PM

Does the forum have an anonymous polling feature?  That way the forum members could do the judging.

+1
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 20, 2012, 12:38:12 PM
Just got back from 4 days away from reality and internet connections, glad to see I haven't missed anything :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: jkokura on August 20, 2012, 01:05:24 PM
although I can never set aside the time to enter these things, I dream one day I could. i'd be more in Favor of a quarterly comp. I think it would get more people in one batch and increase the chances of it continuing. a monthly thing is hard to keep up. but i could be wrong.

nice work all.

I agree. The other thing to consider is that the judges are volunteers. Does the forum have an anonymous polling feature?  That way the forum members could do the judging.

Thirded. The rate at which parts and enclosures get to me often means I have to have more time than one month. 4-6 comps a year, I could potentially participate in 2-4 of them.

Jacob
Title: Re: 1000 contests... FX-X history (?)
Post by: puretube on August 20, 2012, 01:23:53 PM
more or less... (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?board=31.0)
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 20, 2012, 04:00:03 PM
Just got back from 4 days away from reality and internet connections, glad to see I haven't missed anything :)

WB Slacker
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 22, 2012, 02:45:09 PM
???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on August 22, 2012, 06:46:37 PM
My compadre and I are still haggling over the top 5.....aren't we Fernando?  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on August 22, 2012, 11:46:37 PM


Just thinking it over? And here I thought you were building a bunch of EXTRA awesome into that phaser...  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on August 23, 2012, 12:52:23 AM
(http://celebritywonder.ugo.com/picture/Simon_Cowell/SimonCowell_Granitz_13092157.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 23, 2012, 05:16:35 AM
Guys, we must be patient. The judging process is very in depth and complex.



i totally goofed up the youtube embed    i meant to modify but hit reply  disregard next post
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 23, 2012, 05:18:11 AM
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Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on August 23, 2012, 10:20:53 AM
TOP 5!

...it the order in which they were posted:

Geoff Leonard

nicofx

Haddock

pakrat

slacker


^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on August 23, 2012, 10:36:35 AM
stop getting excited guys.... :icon_biggrin:.   good luck to ya'll. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 23, 2012, 10:54:55 AM
TOP 5!

...it the order in which they were posted:

Geoff Leonard

nicofx

Haddock

pakrat

slacker


^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...

All well deserving of the prize!  Good luck y'all!  :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 23, 2012, 08:34:52 PM
!  :icon_eek:

the wait!  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 23, 2012, 08:55:04 PM
cloudscapes on hackaday: http://hackaday.com/2012/08/23/playing-with-dsp-and-building-a-guitar-pedal/ (http://hackaday.com/2012/08/23/playing-with-dsp-and-building-a-guitar-pedal/)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on August 24, 2012, 02:36:15 AM
I propose a golf clap.
after all it's a rare thing for a group of internet entities to have any polite discourse, much less  participate in a competition where such grand rewards are at stake, and conduct themselves with such courtesy , restraint, and grace.
Whomever is deemed the 'winner', i think it is fair to say that this competish was a fun diversion for us stompboxers and that everyone deserves a warm heartfelt golf clap!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: markeebee on August 24, 2012, 03:27:57 AM
I would give my trouser parts to be able to make some of the builds that aren't even in the top five.

Very fierce competition, fellers. Good luck.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Beo on August 25, 2012, 12:28:42 AM
Congrats to whoever ends up the winner. So many great pedals, and a great community where everyone is positive and supportive. These competitions should be taken in fun, after all there is no specific criteria... we have a theme, aesthetics, complexity, innovation, techniques... so many factors to weigh. This isn't the best etch, the best smd, the best uC/dsp programming or any other specific comp... it's a free for all. As a result, we've seen ideas all over the map... and I like it that way. In the end, I know I have a pedal I love, and may have inspired a few people.

If there are other comps in the future, I'll probably try to hit the theme more directly... I would think that's the biggest factor. Quarterly is about as often as I would participate.

Travis
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 25, 2012, 06:49:50 PM
cloudscapes on hackaday: http://hackaday.com/2012/08/23/playing-with-dsp-and-building-a-guitar-pedal/ (http://hackaday.com/2012/08/23/playing-with-dsp-and-building-a-guitar-pedal/)

I didn't put it there, honest!  :icon_biggrin:
I was super surprised because I've been visiting hackaday almost daily for years, then "huh, that thing looks familiar.."
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 26, 2012, 12:30:53 AM
cloudscapes on hackaday: http://hackaday.com/2012/08/23/playing-with-dsp-and-building-a-guitar-pedal/ (http://hackaday.com/2012/08/23/playing-with-dsp-and-building-a-guitar-pedal/)

I didn't put it there, honest!  :icon_biggrin:
I was super surprised because I've been visiting hackaday almost daily for years, then "huh, that thing looks familiar.."

Cool!  Looks like you and I are now international stars. I got a mention on GuitarNuts :
http://guitarnuts2.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Amps&action=display&thread=6481

I've been sitting by the phone waiting for Letterman or Leno to call...;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Vallhagen on August 27, 2012, 02:41:42 PM
TOP 5!

...it the order in which they were posted:

Geoff Leonard

nicofx

Haddock

pakrat

slacker


^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...

Big congrats in advance to the winner!

... I must confess that i didnt expect this really extraordinary gathering of amazing electronic art when i enterred the competition:) .. Fantastic! And thats not only among the top five, but all of you! I thought my own idea was pretty clever, but from here i bow in reverence to whoever wins! 

Cheers! Fun to be around:)
...and excuse my swenglish.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 27, 2012, 11:05:41 PM
^ You speak american better than me and i'm american :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 27, 2012, 11:40:49 PM
^ You speak american better than me and i'm american :icon_lol:

^ You speak American better than I ...  :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 27, 2012, 11:42:53 PM
^ Not sure if you got the joke or are just joking  ??? :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 27, 2012, 11:50:05 PM
^ Not sure if you got the joke or are just joking  ??? :icon_lol:

I be messin' wit ya!   :icon_wink:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 28, 2012, 12:01:58 AM
lol dude
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: oldschoolanalog on August 28, 2012, 01:10:29 AM
I ain't be got no patence for no bad I, you, me englsh jive jokes. Noam say?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 28, 2012, 01:35:46 AM
I herd dat, Bro! I shudn't be tellin peeple how 2 spek. Jus tryin ta livin dis ded thred up $um.  :D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 28, 2012, 07:07:45 PM
I herd dat, Bro! I shudn't be tellin peeple how 2 spek. Jus tryin ta livin dis ded thred up $um.  :D

Fo sho. Butcha no.... Dey be lest 5 pepl watchin dis thred  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 28, 2012, 07:11:24 PM
american merkin - fixed it for you  :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Tony Forestiere on August 28, 2012, 07:23:45 PM
Four Cajuns wander into a thread... ;D

Good luck to the finalists. Inspiring and artful builds. There are no losers here.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on August 28, 2012, 07:25:55 PM
ha!

Quote from: bill hicks
it was a round world last time i checked
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Satchmoedie on August 28, 2012, 08:00:35 PM
Cajun, Spanglish, Tex Mex (really fun), and Creole I was born here and cannot communicate with half the "Merkins NE Moe".  Don't botha me none too much tho. I lenrned me sum Spanish, but I talks really slow and point a lot. (it was a very small sum of Spanish)  As for the 1000 contest,  I am usually off doing actual work, until I get stuck on a new problem and come here for guidance. The DSP FFT algorithms are usually what I think I need to seek. I need a clean octave up bass boost now. Actually I needed it last week, but when I get time travel figured out I am outta here. I'd feel cheep throwing another overdrive out for a contest, and clone mods, are all sold out on the Univibe vintage + 3. Good luck y'all!  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Earthscum on August 28, 2012, 10:36:22 PM
american merkin - fixed it for you  :P
:icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
Just an FYI... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin)
 :icon_wink:

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on August 28, 2012, 10:47:33 PM
^   lol  awesome.    the descendence are on my 14y/o  section of my playlist    i still like em     
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 29, 2012, 02:39:53 PM
While we're waiting for the judges to deliberate, If anyone's interested here's the schematic for the audio part of the Babelfish, http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/slackers-stuff/babelfish/babelfishschem.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1 (http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/slackers-stuff/babelfish/babelfishschem.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1)

This is the core of the thing it's just missing LCD and the PIC that controls the display and handles patch selection. Those bits aren't necessary, you could build it like this using switches to select the patches. I'll post the schematic for the LCD and the code when I've tidied it up a bit.

EDIT: Just spotted an error, there should be a resistor in series with LED2.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on August 29, 2012, 11:59:17 PM


Heh. I used to work for that band's drummer when that EP was released. Don't think I had a credit on it, though I worked on some of the B-side tracks that were probably never released. I actually just sent him a pedal a few months ago. :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on August 30, 2012, 12:42:53 AM
While we're waiting for the judges to deliberate, If anyone's interested here's the schematic for the audio part of the Babelfish, http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/slackers-stuff/babelfish/babelfishschem.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1 (http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/slackers-stuff/babelfish/babelfishschem.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1)

This is the core of the thing it's just missing LCD and the PIC that controls the display and handles patch selection. Those bits aren't necessary, you could build it like this using switches to select the patches. I'll post the schematic for the LCD and the code when I've tidied it up a bit.

EDIT: Just spotted an error, there should be a resistor in series with LED2.

Thanks Slacker!   Probably a stupid question, but I'm unfamiliar with the Spin FV-1. Your schematic shows the EPROM at the bottom. Do us stone age analog guys just omit the EPROM?

EDIT:

I just found this on the FV-1 lititure:

The use of an external EEPROM is optional, and in the case of designs that do not make use of this expansion option, the SCK and SDA pins may be left open. T1 however must be grounded, and T0 must be connected to ground (internal programs) or VDD (EEPROM programs).

1) So if you leave out the EPROM, how functional are the preprogrammed effects in the onboard ROM?
2) Does Spin's development board just allow you to build programs?  Does it allow you to load the finished program to multiple FV-1s or EPROMs?
3) How difficult would you say the programming is for folks who haven't programmed anything other than Visual Basic macros in Excel?
4) Do you or anyone else sell preprogrammed EPROMs for the FV-1?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on August 30, 2012, 01:24:07 PM
Yeah the EEPROM is for storing external programs, you can use it without and use the internal programs. There's chorus, flanger, trem, pitch shift, delay and two reverbs. These are nice, the chorus and flanger probably won't excite to many people on here compared to dedicated analogue units, but they're perfectly useable. The EHX Holy Stain pedal uses some of the internal effects, so you can get an idea what they sound like.



I haven't got one, but I think the dev board only allows you to program its on board EEPROM. The software for it can be used without a dev board, which is what I do, and can create hex files that you can then write to an EEPROM using any programmer. I use a PICKit 2 programmer, but I'm looking at cheaper options. I'm thinking of trying a serial port one, as most PCs and laptops still have those, and they can be built using a few passive components, which most people here would probably have in their junk box, there's free open source software available that uses them.

I started messing with the FV-1 about 18 months ago having never done any programming other than a bit of basic as a kid. The Spin website has lots of example code and code for a number of complete effects. You can get quite a long way just taking building blocks from those and combining them without fully understanding everything that's going on, same as you can with circuits. There's only a small number of instructions so a lot of it is figuring out how to do what you want using them.

I don't know of anyone selling preprogrammed EEPPROMs. If there's any demand I'm thinking of selling FV-1 chips on a through hole adaptor, so people can play with them without having to get into SMD, and possibly offering preprogrammed EEPROMs. Even if I don't do that I'd be happy to burn a few for people who wanted them.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: markeebee on August 30, 2012, 01:34:24 PM
I'm posting a picture of my shoe in the 1000 competition thread,  and it doesn't seem that weird.

 (http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/markeebee/IMG_0104.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 30, 2012, 02:46:48 PM
I'm posting a picture of my shoe in the 1000 competition thread,  and it doesn't seem that weird.

 (http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/rr124/markeebee/IMG_0104.jpg)

 :icon_lol:  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on August 31, 2012, 11:51:10 AM
TOP 3!

...in the order in which they were posted:

nicofx

Haddock

pakrat

^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...(...how long can we stretch it out? Maybe until the end of the World...)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 31, 2012, 12:25:23 PM
TOP 3!

...in the order in which they were posted:

nicofx

Haddock

pakrat

^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...(...how long can we stretch it out? Maybe until the end of the World...)

Thats my bet!!

Meh  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2012, 12:36:06 PM

^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...(...how long can we stretch it out? Maybe until the end of the World...)
(...how long can we stretch it out? Maybe until the end of the World...)

That's not too long considering it's only 4 months away  :icon_frown:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 31, 2012, 01:11:42 PM
@pakrat...

Did you ever get your Doomstortion finished and running? Would love ot hear some sound clips if you would be so kind.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on August 31, 2012, 02:00:41 PM
Yes, I had it working after doing a full rebuild. I switched to the tonepad version of the scrambler because I just couldn't get the ustomp version to work. Then, I bring it down to the studio before rehearsal to really test it out, and my "friend" powered it up with reverse polarity killing my only LM741. I have already changed all of the electros but waiting for the 741. So.... yes, and no.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on August 31, 2012, 05:59:51 PM
TOP 3!

...in the order in which they were posted:

nicofx

Haddock

pakrat

^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...(...how long can we stretch it out? Maybe until the end of the World...)

tease!  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on September 01, 2012, 10:43:33 AM
@pakrat...

Did you ever get your Doomstortion finished and running? Would love ot hear some sound clips if you would be so kind.

I picked up the 741 and it's working again. I never tried a distortion plus before but it sounds better than I expected. It's very warm with the gemaniums and the leds give a boost with much more crunch and distortion too. When the doom side is engaged it sounds sort of sitar-ish, almost a reverse delay that responds really well to pick attack. It has a ton of weird sounds when both sides are engaged, and adjusting the output of the drive side can make it go from synth like sounds to super saturated death (Mark Hammer was right). Definitely a strange sounding effect with a lot of options for so few knobs. I'm not too sure I would use it in my every day board, but I plan to throw it on a recording somewhere for weirdness. I will see if I can put together a sample sometime soon, but I have no idea where to host it.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: robmdall on September 05, 2012, 12:21:48 PM
Have we had the honer of seeing the finished prize yet? Did I miss it?

bd
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 05, 2012, 12:54:17 PM
Have we had the honer of seeing the finished prize yet? Did I miss it?

bd

Was never posted.  :-\ Probably see it when the winner is finally chosen.

Coming up on the 1 month anniversary of the 1000th page  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 05, 2012, 07:34:54 PM
I didn't know a chicken could survive that long without a head. :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Ice-9 on September 07, 2012, 08:06:59 AM
While we're waiting for the judges to deliberate, If anyone's interested here's the schematic for the audio part of the Babelfish, http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/slackers-stuff/babelfish/babelfishschem.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1 (http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/slackers-stuff/babelfish/babelfishschem.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1)

This is the core of the thing it's just missing LCD and the PIC that controls the display and handles patch selection. Those bits aren't necessary, you could build it like this using switches to select the patches. I'll post the schematic for the LCD and the code when I've tidied it up a bit.

EDIT: Just spotted an error, there should be a resistor in series with LED2.

Hi Ian,
I don't want to clog up the 1000 competition thread with too much off topic stuff, but I just wondered what route you went down for the micro. Have you used the Atmel or Pic chips. I am interested as I also have done a bit with the FV-1 but have used the Pic 16f628 to control patch changes and led display.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on September 07, 2012, 12:49:51 PM
I used a pic 16F690 because I had one to hand that came with my PICKit dev board. The code is written using the free version of Hi-Tech C.
It uses a pot hooked up to one of the ADC inputs, this generates the 3 bit number to select the patch, this is fed to three of the pic's outputs hooked up to the "S" pins on the FV-1. The text for the relevant patch is displayed on the LCD, using some sample code provided with Hi-Tech C to interface the pic to the LCD.

I'll start a separate thread, with all the code and schematics.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Ice-9 on September 08, 2012, 07:56:30 AM
I used a pic 16F690 because I had one to hand that came with my PICKit dev board. The code is written using the free version of Hi-Tech C.
It uses a pot hooked up to one of the ADC inputs, this generates the 3 bit number to select the patch, this is fed to three of the pic's outputs hooked up to the "S" pins on the FV-1. The text for the relevant patch is displayed on the LCD, using some sample code provided with Hi-Tech C to interface the pic to the LCD.

I'll start a separate thread, with all the code and schematics.

Cool, I look forward to reading about this, I went a different route with the patch selection. I used a momentary footswitch on one input of the PIC which increments a binary counter, three PIC outputs then send the binary code to the FV-1. I will keep a lookout for the thread .  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 10, 2012, 06:00:22 AM
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/250x250/20218895.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 10, 2012, 07:56:15 AM
i got impatient to see the winner and the prize so i awarded myself a prize anyway..(a few pints of homebrew beer :P)

i made a speech afterwards,  i thanked my wife, my cat, and myself....it was very emotional. :)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: stallik on September 10, 2012, 09:32:04 AM
Congratulations. What a great idea! Think I might have my own little ceremony to distract me from my current idea of trying to shoehorn a dr.boogie into a 1590a
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on September 10, 2012, 02:24:52 PM
Quote
I'll start a separate thread, with all the code and schematics

You're a gem Slacker!

Stalin's mantra was 'no man, no problem'. Made me think of this thread, 'no pedal, no problem'.  ;D

+1 @ homebrew!!! always important to thank yourself, too.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on September 10, 2012, 05:03:26 PM
We have a winner. He has been informed.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 10, 2012, 05:05:04 PM
whooooooohoooooooo.... :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on September 10, 2012, 05:06:29 PM
We have a winner. He has been informed.

Your mail must have been lost, please send again  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 10, 2012, 05:08:24 PM
congrats - who ever you are! also, your devilishly evil website has become infected with true evil:

Quote
"devil rock..."
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by MC for Warner Bros..
Sorry about that.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on September 10, 2012, 05:13:17 PM
Well it's either Haddock or nicofx.... both of you guys produced some seriously nice boxes for this.... I can see why it took so long for them to decide. Congrats to the winner!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on September 10, 2012, 05:17:09 PM
also, your devilishly evil website has become infected with true evil:

Quote
"devil rock..."
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by MC for Warner Bros..
Sorry about that.

Nah, seems fine to us - check again.  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 10, 2012, 05:18:51 PM
haha! ninja edit! top tune too - remember that blue jam sketch?

*edit* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7l9-xoCclE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7l9-xoCclE)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 10, 2012, 06:40:39 PM
We have a winner. He has been informed.

Cool!

Maybe HE will fill us all in and possibly provide a pic of the prize  8)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: earthtonesaudio on September 11, 2012, 09:56:28 AM
Props to frequencycentral/slade for this contest.  I have really enjoyed watching the process, and the results of course!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 11, 2012, 12:06:30 PM
We have a winner. He has been informed.

No announcement of the winner???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 11, 2012, 12:12:36 PM
this was one of the more bizzarre contests i've seen...just sayin'.... :icon_eek:

no announcement of who the winner is?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on September 11, 2012, 12:20:43 PM
new thread (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=99078.0), old suspense  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 11, 2012, 02:13:14 PM
why not just announce the winner, and be done with it?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral/Slade on September 11, 2012, 02:30:06 PM
why not just announce the winner, and be done with it?

Where's the fun?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on September 11, 2012, 02:52:26 PM
wouldn't it be fun if we could all give the winner well-deserved props, too? ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on September 11, 2012, 03:26:51 PM
Good evening gentlemen,

wow, I never thought that I would win! I am overhelmed and overjoyed ;D. Thanks to Rick and Fernando. I look forward to the amazing sonic death ray phaser. Thanks to the whole forum and also Aaron. I could learn a lot here. Thanks to all participants of the competition. A lot of wonderful pedals were there.

The end of the world distortion has now reached version 1.1.  Additional I installed a mini PolyTune. Pictures you will find here.

(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_n_gut2.JPG)
(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_poly.JPG)
(http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/25392/normal_tune.JPG)

 ;D I'm going to have a laugh the whole day in my face ;D. Thank you guys.

Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on September 11, 2012, 03:32:05 PM
A well deserved congratulations to you Haddock!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Pyr0 on September 11, 2012, 03:35:11 PM
Congrats and well done indeed. great looking pedal.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tuckster on September 11, 2012, 03:48:57 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve it!  :icon_razz:
Edit: sorry, everyone of the participants deserve it... didn't want to offend anyone  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 11, 2012, 04:02:07 PM
congratulations haddock; cool build. :icon_cool:

speech, speech, speech.... ;D


well done to all of the guys...and rick/fernando for a great comp!.. :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:


can't wait to see the prize!!!!.. ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on September 11, 2012, 04:14:01 PM
Congrats Urs, well deserved.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: robmdall on September 11, 2012, 04:21:37 PM
Congrats Urs, very nice build.

Congrats to all of the participants. Great builds as always!!

Special thanks to Rick, Fernando and Aron for allowing the rest of us to watch another awesome build-off!!

bd
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on September 11, 2012, 04:24:53 PM
thank you guys for all the compliments. :D

Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: nicofx on September 11, 2012, 04:53:02 PM
Congrats Urs!!!! :)
Very well deserved. Thanks to Rick and Slade for a great competition.
/nico
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on September 11, 2012, 04:57:10 PM
Yeah, congratulations Urs.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 11, 2012, 06:20:22 PM
Nice job and congratulations, Urs!!! ;D

BTW-I think you forfeit the prize if you modify your entry.  :o

Just kidding!  Have fun with your prize!!! :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 11, 2012, 07:17:14 PM
Congratulations Urs  ;D

Do us all a solid and post some pics of the prize after you have broken it in  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on September 11, 2012, 08:16:08 PM
congrats!  ;D I'm just LOVING that display!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on September 11, 2012, 08:17:43 PM
Congrats Urs!!! that is a nice build!
very cool!  8) 8) 8)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Keppy on September 11, 2012, 11:01:58 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deafbutpicky on September 12, 2012, 05:09:00 AM
Urs the man! Schweizer Präzisionsarbeit halt  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 12, 2012, 06:07:28 AM
i decided to donate a special prize for the runners up.

heres your very own exclusive picture of a ''sausage on a fork'' yours to keep and admire. ( terms and conditions apply). not to be used in further competitions. your statutory rights are not affected.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/sausage.jpeg)

note: if you weren't a runner up, please avoid looking at the exclusive runner up picture prize.  thanks.

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 12, 2012, 10:53:09 AM
i decided to donate a special prize for the runners up.

heres your very own exclusive picture of a ''sausage on a fork'' yours to keep and admire. ( terms and conditions apply). not to be used in further competitions. your statutory rights are not affected.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/sausage.jpeg)

note: if you weren't a runner up, please avoid looking at the exclusive runner up picture prize.  thanks.



Then I must also extend my congratulations to the runners ups. Great job and may you enjoy Rob's weeny to the fullest extent!  ::)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pakrat on September 12, 2012, 11:07:29 AM
I can't speak for nico, but I will NOT be enjoying Rob's weeny.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Quackzed on September 12, 2012, 12:24:25 PM
ahhhh....  :-X :P :icon_redface:
i looked...
i need some mindbleach!!!
http://mindbleach.org/ (http://mindbleach.org/)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on September 12, 2012, 12:30:17 PM
Quote
i need some mindbleach!!!

thank you for that link, I've always wanted something like that!  ::)

there's enough pedal porn on this forum without getting food porn up in the mix. dangerous!

(http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/136/650a6a9e20e84e97ad543b3bf75af9e1/l.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Vallhagen on September 12, 2012, 05:04:34 PM
Congratulations Urs!

...and thanx all of You for a fun competition!

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 15, 2012, 11:08:59 AM
congrats urs - please post pics of your prize!

booby prize time! how to do this? i can set up a poll but that could be easily abused. i could request pm's but my in box may fill up beyond management. suggestions please.

note  - this really is a booby prize so don't get too excited - it's just a bit of forum fun, though the winner will get *something* through the post - let's form some rules - i reckon everyone who entered is eligible, bar the winner (sorry urs, but you're really not missing out - honestly you're not!) and only memebers should be able to vote. anyone still up for it? thoughts?
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on September 15, 2012, 11:58:48 AM
Only participants can vote, not on yourself?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 15, 2012, 12:34:22 PM
I'm in. I like boobies.  :P
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on September 15, 2012, 12:45:24 PM
Count me in 5318008
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on September 15, 2012, 01:09:31 PM
yay! go last place! how about my pedal entry:

outside:
(https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR8dttye8iDL0ganh5v8PvWdwh-X7cEI8mWn4_LFDBrsQRf5JlF)

gutshot:
(https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWm4UMNqETGnmLkTGILAJoC0z9QqHOeilJru6LArNtd3-ygI8FgA)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 15, 2012, 01:30:09 PM
Oh god, why am I posting this? Here's my entry. It's a 'marital aid' that a girl wanted me to make and swirl.   I'll make anything. I go where the money is :icon_twisted:
 It's carved walnut with a 12v two speed off balance DC motor. And it's sealed with a vagoo safe sealer. Some people have no shame. I am now one of those people. :icon_lol:

(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/1331089254930.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 15, 2012, 02:10:20 PM
@perrow - i don't under-thand?! - though it's never hard to confuse me, i'd be the first to admit.

@jdasnsti - don't we all?!

@slacker - that took me a while - then i got my old school calculator out and you almost win by default - i laughed out loud (and yes, i did just write that out in long hand you youngen's - i remember when all this was just fields!)

@garcho - ha! that's how all my builds look! and you want a prize?!

@haveyouseenhim - ...erm, ...you have to be in it to win it? *winces* ...errr... i'll get me coat...

how we gonna do this vote thing, then?

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 15, 2012, 02:16:05 PM
 :icon_redface: just felt like sharing :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 15, 2012, 02:18:31 PM
:icon_redface: just felt like sharing :icon_rolleyes:

Where's the video???  :o
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 15, 2012, 02:19:36 PM
:icon_redface: just felt like sharing :icon_rolleyes:

i was just pulling your... oh, never mind!  :P
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 15, 2012, 02:21:43 PM


how we gonna do this vote thing, then?



How about we ask Urs to confidentially tally the votes? Each participant could PM him.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 15, 2012, 02:22:18 PM
 :icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol: I just died a little.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 15, 2012, 02:34:02 PM


how we gonna do this vote thing, then?



How about we ask Urs to confidentially tally the votes? Each participant could PM him.

was worried such an endeavour would overwhelm an in box but involving urs in the judging is a top idea - i like it!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 15, 2012, 02:41:57 PM
I would have to vote for either Beo or JDansti  :-\

Beo - GREAT project, great etch, Fantastic idea

JDansti - GREAT project, great video, C'MON MAN.... He did it with a TOILET SEAT!!!  :o
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 15, 2012, 02:58:49 PM


how we gonna do this vote thing, then?



How about we ask Urs to confidentially tally the votes? Each participant could PM him.

was worried such an endeavour would overwhelm an in box but involving urs in the judging is a top idea - i like it!

It would be 14 short PMs, right?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 15, 2012, 03:28:14 PM
It would be 14 short PMs, right?

i'm not sure i understand - as i said, i'm easily confused - where'd 14 come from? there are more than 14 members on this board, surely? or is this all just an elaborate truman show esque hoax to call me out on how much of a dick i've been all my life?!  :icon_mrgreen:

i thought a basic vote on all entries would do. just not sure how to collect and count  'em.
Title: Re: Sv: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on September 15, 2012, 04:55:05 PM
It would be 14 short PMs, right?

i'm not sure i understand - as i said, i'm easily confused - where'd 14 come from? there are more than 14 members on this board, surely? or is this all just an elaborate truman show esque hoax to call me out on how much of a dick i've been all my life?!  :icon_mrgreen:

i thought a basic vote on all entries would do. just not sure how to collect and count  'em.

Only those who participated in the contest would be allowed to vote. To keep the effort of counting votes down.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 15, 2012, 05:08:41 PM
yes sa, massa, sa!  :P

sorry, you're prolly on your phone and keeping it short and sweet.

i imagined an open vote but am open to suggestions. the idea was to find a 'winner' as voted for by the community rather than 'judges' and is just a bit of fun. the 'prize' is a bit of a joke but should at least provide some amusement if not functionality to the 'winner' or maybe just some spare parts. no disrespect to fc/slade nor the real winner, just trying to drum up some community spirit and keep up the fun.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 15, 2012, 06:23:32 PM
Sorry-I misread your first post about this. You said "only members should be able to vote" and I heard "only contestants should be able to vote". But now that it's out there, what do y'all think about the idea?

Otherwise, doesn't the forum have a polling feature if you want to open voting to the entire membership?  We could investigate whether this would work for members only.
Title: Re: Sv: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on September 15, 2012, 06:37:22 PM
yes sa, massa, sa!  :P

sorry, you're prolly on your phone and keeping it short and sweet.

i imagined an open vote but am open to suggestions. the idea was to find a 'winner' as voted for by the community rather than 'judges' and is just a bit of fun. the 'prize' is a bit of a joke but should at least provide some amusement if not functionality to the 'winner' or maybe just some spare parts. no disrespect to fc/slade nor the real winner, just trying to drum up some community spirit and keep up the fun.

Yes, on phone.

I thought it'd be fair with a jury of equally guilty ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on September 15, 2012, 06:38:04 PM
yeah, i'm aware of the poll feature but there's nothing to stop me voting time and time again which is what i meant by abuse, which is why i thought of pm's but then if an inbox is overloaded... maybe there's a way to do it online via this thread: we could just set a date and i'll count 'em all up at the end - i just hoped there'd be an automated way of going about it instead.

*edit*

ok here we go - seven days. every post in this thread from hence forth will be counted one week from now if you start your post with the word VOTE: in capitals followed by the name of the entry, ie:

VOTE: jdansti

i'll count 'em up next weekend if no one comes up with anything better.

this removes anonymity which is a bit of a bummer but may prove fun regardless. unless anyone has a better idea i'm gonna run with this.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 16, 2012, 12:38:03 AM
yeah, i'm aware of the poll feature but there's nothing to stop me voting time and time again which is what i meant by abuse, which is why i thought of pm's but then if an inbox is overloaded... maybe there's a way to do it online via this thread: we could just set a date and i'll count 'em all up at the end - i just hoped there'd be an automated way of going about it instead.

*edit*

ok here we go - seven days. every post in this thread from hence forth will be counted one week from now if you start your post with the word VOTE: in capitals followed by the name of the entry, ie:

VOTE: jdansti

i'll count 'em up next weekend if no one comes up with anything better.

this removes anonymity which is a bit of a bummer but may prove fun regardless. unless anyone has a better idea i'm gonna run with this.

I assumed that the polling function only allowed each member to vote once per poll. It doesn't seem very useful otherwise.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on September 16, 2012, 12:45:32 AM
Quote
I go where the money is...

Oh, is that where?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 16, 2012, 02:57:59 AM
What if she was a stripper? Then it would be where the money is. :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: elenore19 on September 19, 2012, 05:57:03 PM
Maybe I missed it somehow, but did we ever get pictures of the slade/frequency central build that was the prize?? I really wanna see it. Seriously.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 20, 2012, 03:50:14 AM
^ me too!..

the last comp prize took a while though as rick and slade are thousands of miles apart, and to and fro the pedal...but it'll be worth the wait!!!.. :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 20, 2012, 09:21:25 AM
^ me too!..

the last comp prize took a while though as rick and slade are thousands of miles apart, and to and fro the pedal...but it'll be worth the wait!!!.. :icon_cool:

How long ago did the competition start??  ::)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 20, 2012, 10:15:41 AM
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=85048.0


 :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 27, 2012, 03:48:19 PM
Since we are coming up on the 6 month anniversary of this thread I thought it would be a great time to ask...

Are we ever going to see the prize pedal?  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 27, 2012, 04:04:06 PM
+1 ahem....cough, cough.... :)

maybe it was a scam.. :D ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: oldschoolanalog on September 27, 2012, 05:37:27 PM
Since we are coming up on the 6 month anniversary of this thread I thought it would be a great time to ask...
Are we ever going to see the prize pedal?  ;D
+1
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 27, 2012, 06:07:37 PM
Since we are coming up on the 6 month anniversary of this thread I thought it would be a great time to ask...

Are we ever going to see the prize pedal?  ;D

Here ya go:

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/97D828B6-2CF3-4B4A-BDE9-9C5D85BCED6A-2755-000002B3D9C895D3.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 27, 2012, 06:59:27 PM
^ i'm glad i didn't win .... :D

nice waterslide graphics though... :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on October 20, 2012, 08:44:36 AM
Just checking in to see if the prize pedal is gonna be posted.

Any ideas when we will be able to get a pic of it???  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on October 20, 2012, 01:04:47 PM
jesus, 6 months already?

i think i've built 40 pedals in the last 6 months, all point to point and vero, and repaired over 3 dozen for local musicians.

wow..
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on October 20, 2012, 01:08:13 PM
these things take time... ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on October 20, 2012, 01:25:53 PM
these things take time... ;)

Maybe it has a new delay mod...   ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: oldschoolanalog on October 20, 2012, 01:35:10 PM
Maybe it has a new delay mod...   ;)
Double delay mod...  :icon_lol:

Really; this is not an unreasonable request. Especially for all the entrants of that contest.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on October 20, 2012, 01:35:58 PM
these things take time... ;)

Yeah Rob.... I realize this however, a LOT OF TIME has passed since the competition had started and the monies were available for the prize. Although I did not win, I would still like to see what my entry fee went to. I was just thinking about this and decided to find out what was the status.

Has anyone heard from Urs on this? Has he gotten the prize pedal yet?  ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on October 20, 2012, 01:45:20 PM
Good evening gentleman,

i'm sorry writing so late. I still haven't received the price..... :icon_frown:!!!!!
maybe in 2 weeks... I will post pix of the phaser as soon as possible...

Sorry folks.......

Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on October 20, 2012, 01:47:36 PM
Good evening gentleman,

i'm sorry writing so late. I still haven't received the price..... :icon_frown:!!!!!
maybe in 2 weeks... I will post pix of the phaser as soon as possible...

Sorry folks.......

Greetings
Urs

 :icon_eek:  :icon_evil:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on October 20, 2012, 01:52:42 PM
wow, WOW....... :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on October 20, 2012, 02:01:31 PM
good evening Urs...look forward to seeing/hearing it.....hang on in there man.!.. :icon_cool:


@GL:  yeah i was being a tad sarcastic.. ;D ;)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on October 21, 2012, 08:49:38 PM
on a related note, I made this video using 3 of the pedal I entered in series  :icon_biggrin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCYln6bIBU
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on October 21, 2012, 09:08:38 PM
on a related note, I made this video using 3 of the pedal I entered in series  :icon_biggrin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCYln6bIBU

Cool video Etienne.

You didn't happen to build all 3 of those since entering the competition?  :icon_eek:  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: cloudscapes on October 21, 2012, 09:14:10 PM
You didn't happen to build all 3 of those since entering the competition?  :icon_eek:  :icon_lol:

I had some leftover PCBs. I built two more this weekend for a couple people so thought I'd see what all 3 sounded like.

I want to add features and make some more in a few months!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on October 21, 2012, 09:42:37 PM
Good deal Etienne!  ;)

That's awesome that you were able to build 3 complete pedals since entering this contest and they all sound great!

I have only managed to squeeze out 2 builds since then. But, one of them was my XP ALL  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on October 23, 2012, 01:37:31 PM
Sorry to all participants for the delay in getting the prize together. Looking like I'm riding solo for the build.  :(  I will get there eventually.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on October 24, 2012, 02:59:05 AM
Looking like I'm riding solo for the build.  :( 

 ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on October 24, 2012, 03:25:41 AM
Looking like I'm riding solo for the build.  :( 

 ???

I assumed the prize existed before hand
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: oldschoolanalog on October 24, 2012, 06:45:13 AM
Looking like I'm riding solo for the build.  :( 
So no etched enclosure?
Still a great phaser and a really cool prize.  :icon_cool:
 
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on October 24, 2012, 07:19:38 AM
Looking like I'm riding solo for the build. 

Uh Oh....

Was there a falling out between the dynamic duo?  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tuckster on October 24, 2012, 07:26:40 AM
Looking like I'm riding solo for the build.  :( 
So no etched enclosure?
Still a great phaser and a really cool prize.  :icon_cool:
 
Rick is able to etch on his own.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on December 05, 2012, 12:20:10 PM
Prize pics  ???  ???  ???

Still wanna see that bad boy.... video perhaps!!  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on December 05, 2012, 12:26:04 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/public/slYwLJSu4fcRDknI9ytJV2FRMgIgPXo3ap1HEIOjFDUn3fFOno5uesYIuu_ZzDNMnFU1l7NoZMLFdT1ruJTB633zWinW7abkPfyN1ET-a_dgWRu9RRSRxYV9NCvslP71j81GE7afe1lt2RoHPGJSPLK_jPlBZb6MJUxml7AnQ8_DXjLBghXXLQ00AxiCnQ=s220-c)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on December 05, 2012, 01:16:36 PM
^ i like the way the etch is done to look like a terrible pedal.. :D

great prize. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on December 05, 2012, 01:50:57 PM
I'm waiting also, govmnt... :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on December 07, 2012, 10:26:35 AM
I'm waiting also, govmnt... :-\

Really? Rick must be building the mother of all phasers
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 08, 2012, 12:11:22 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9730618/Mayan-apocalypse-panic-spreads-as-December-21-nears.html
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on December 08, 2012, 05:19:05 AM
^ there's going to be a lot of red faces on the 22nd... ;D

i'll be nursing an hangover after my end of the world party.. ::)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on December 08, 2012, 05:30:22 AM
Damnit    I just came out of my Y2K shelter :icon_mad:
Title: Re: Sv: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on December 08, 2012, 10:18:47 AM
Damnit    I just came out of my Y2K shelter :icon_mad:

Is that safe? I think I'll wait a bit longer.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 08, 2012, 02:19:44 PM
My Odius Max will save us.  ;)
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on December 21, 2012, 06:26:33 AM
All hail the mighty Odious Max.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on December 21, 2012, 10:40:44 AM
my world ended this morning.....then it started again as if nothing happened,.. ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on December 21, 2012, 05:34:19 PM
wow, this is STILL going?

yah, end of the world...

if the mayans were so dang smart, how come they didn't see the white guys comin' to give them syphillis in exchange for  all their gold and servitude etc...

 :icon_mrgreen:

i think it musta been a friday job...

"hey man, it's 5:00, finish it up whenever...it looks like it should be good for a while... tequilla time!"
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on December 21, 2012, 10:26:20 PM
Man, what a boring apocalypse.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 22, 2012, 01:49:27 AM
Man, for some reason I was thinking that Thursday was the 21st. I had to live through two days of possible annihilaton.  :-[
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on December 22, 2012, 03:43:23 AM
I was hoping the prize pedal would be presented on the 21st, in keeping with the theme :(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tuckster on December 22, 2012, 07:37:57 AM
Man, what a boring apocalypse.

I would love to see the faces of the people who really bought UFO tickets :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 22, 2012, 02:25:27 PM
Man, what a boring apocalypse.

I would love to see the faces of the people who really bought UFO tickets :icon_twisted:

They probably just think that the UFO broke down on the way to pick them up.  Maybe they forgot to pack the jumper cables. 

It reminds me of when seniors at the high school I went to would sell freshmen "elevator keys" to the nonexistent swimming pool on the roof of one of the school buildings.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Vince_b on December 22, 2012, 02:45:43 PM
It reminds me of when seniors at the high school I went to would sell freshmen "elevator keys" to the nonexistent swimming pool on the roof of one of the school buildings.

It's funny because we had a similar joke when I was in highschool  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 22, 2012, 03:05:06 PM
Yeah, we were all freshmen at one time, but it was fun to mess with them as an upperclassman!  We'd probably be arrested now days for some of the things we did, but we didn't hurt anyone (at least not permanently). ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 23, 2012, 04:48:04 PM
I've moved this post from another thread because it belongs here.

There's chatter today about the lack of a prize.  There could be personal reasons why Rick AND Slade haven't delivered.  While I share everyone's unhappiness that Urs hasn't received his prize that we all paid for, given Rick and Slade's history on the forum, I'm inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.  

Having said all that, I'm more perturbed that Rick has only communicated to us a couple of times that there are issues, and I haven't seen anything from Slade (maybe I missed it?).  Rick's last post on the forum was 25 Nov, and Slade's was 12 Dec.  I assume that they're breathing.  And those communications didn't have enough information in them to reassure us that Urs would receive his prize soon.

So Rick and Slade, I trust that there is a good reason why the prize hasn't been shipped to Urs.  This not only affects Urs, but also all of the contestants who in good faith paid for the prize. It's time to man up and admit what the problem is.  

If there's a personal problem in your lives that is embarrassing, just say so.  We don't need details.  If there's a problem between the two of you, let us know.  If the partnership has dissolved or if it's a matter of procrastination, own up to it and do what's necessary to get the thing to Urs.  Whatever the problem, tell us when he can expect to have it.

If the problem is something that could drag the wait out indefinitely, say so, and we'll figure out some way to deal with it.

There is a saying, " A man’s word is his bond".  A bond is a guarantee of performance of a contract or obligation.  Your word is valuable because behind it is your integrity. The purpose of giving it is so that you deliver exactly what you promise.  I have faith that you guys will live up to your word, but if you can't, at least admit that you failed.

BTW, I'm saying this in public and not in a PM because it involves all of the contestants.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on December 23, 2012, 05:05:53 PM
Well said John  :)

I have made quite a few remarks regarding the prize pedal. Trust in the fact that they ALL have been posted as a comical means to get the exact result that John is mentioning above.

I also believe there are good reasons for the pedal not showing and if that is the case then fine... so be it!

HOWEVER........

Keep in mind that several members put in their hard earned money to not only try to win that pedal BUT, also to pay for its construction. I do not think it is asking TOO much to actually see it and/or to get some form of explanation as to why it is SO LONG overdue. I am also not expecting an in-depth explanation but, I would like to know when it can be expected.

I know that both prize providers have their respective businesses and business should come first but, I think it is about time to get back to this commitment. I have seen a few offerings from Slade in the pictures section so I know that he is still working on pedal builds. Rick had been on here sporatically so I know he is doing well.

In the end... I just want to see what I COULD HAVE won as a means of loser's closure  ::)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 23, 2012, 05:12:47 PM
^We're on the same page.

I hope that no one takes my comments as meaning that the entry fees are not important. I'm sure that none of us drive down the street throwing $10 bills out of the window. ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on December 23, 2012, 05:19:49 PM
I am more concerned with the fact that THIS competitions ending will contaminate future competitions  :icon_cry:

This is why the people concerned with running the Turkey Day competition established that ALL prizes would be offered at no expense to the entrants AND that the actual entry fees would be serving the dual purpose of PRIZE and DIYstomp store funding. WIN/WIN for all and the only concern was that the actual competition was conducted "above reproach."

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see more competitions here and I just hope that this one will be closed out so future prospective entrants will not enter a new competition thinking "Why pay an entry fee and slave over a new pedal when I will never get to win and/or see any prize?"
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 23, 2012, 05:33:04 PM
^+1
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on December 23, 2012, 05:34:59 PM
just to  say,  i'd be willing to do an etch for Urs prize if slade/ricks too busy.

i know rick does etching too...but i thought i'd offer...  :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 23, 2012, 05:37:55 PM
^ Very nice of you to offer. Let's hope that won't be necessary.  :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on December 24, 2012, 06:11:37 AM
Hello together,

3 weeks ago i sent a pm to Rick and i get no answer. Its a shame that the competition ends this way and I'm no longer expecting the price! I'm sick of waiting! Im happy about the sympathy of you guys and this is what it really makes worth it!

Thank you.

Merry chrismas and all the best in 2013

Greetings from Switzerland
Urs

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 24, 2012, 06:57:43 AM
You're a good guy, Urs. You haven't uttered one disparaging remark about Rick or Slade, although I don't think that any of us would fault you if you did.

Thank you for the greetings and I hope that you and your family have a joyous Christmas and a happy new year.

All the best from the great state of Texas!
John
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on December 24, 2012, 07:30:17 AM
The end of the world has been and gone.

For reasons best known to Slade, he no longer wished to be a part of this. Which leaves it on me. Great. What if I also wished no longer to be part of this? The whole situation has been quite demoralising for me personally. I had hoped he would reconsider and recant, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen.

Rob (deadastronaut) has stepped up and offered to etch the enclosure for the prize - superb! Massive respect to Rob. I've sent him a PM accepting his help. I'll also be sending a Paypal money request to Slade so I can pass on his share of the build cost to Rob.

So, why should I not just bite the bullet and build the thing myself?

1. It is entirely appropriate that the prize should be a group effort, as was the original intent.
2. My synth/pedal business has skyrocketted this year. I have to put my distributers first if I want my business to continue.
3. I'm personally not too keen on getting sh*t on. This has been a frigging PITA fiasco all round.

That's it, I have nothing else to say. PMs regarding this will not be answered (except you Rob!). Urs will get his prize.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on December 24, 2012, 10:39:41 AM
@Rick

Thank you for stepping up and explaining the situation. It is a shame that you had to bear the brunt of the work and stress with regards to the prize. It is also a shame that the competition has gotten to this point.

You should know that you have backup here  ;)

An earlier extension of a hand in need of help would have been graciously accepted by your fellow forumites for sure. I would have certainly tried  ;D

It is good to hear about your synth business doing well. Hope you have a prosperous new year.

Definitely a huge "good on ya'" to Rob for offering the assist.
Title: Re: Sv: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Perrow on December 24, 2012, 11:41:35 AM
There's a saying in Sweden that "everything has an end, except the sausage, it has two", only fitting then that d'Astro would step up for the second ending of this competition ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 24, 2012, 03:33:07 PM
Rick,

Thank you for responding and putting it all out there. Thank you also for deciding to honor your your commitment. 


For reasons best known to Slade, he no longer wished to be a part of this. Which leaves it on me. Great. What if I also wished no longer to be part of this? The whole situation has been quite demoralising for me personally. I had hoped he would reconsider and recant, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen.

I understand how having the whole effort thrust upon you was unfair and demoralizing; however, you should have let us know long before now.  If Slade decided to go back on his word, then he has thrown away his integrity. Why would you want to do that too?


Rob (deadastronaut) has stepped up and offered to etch the enclosure for the prize - superb! Massive respect to Rob. I've sent him a PM accepting his help. I'll also be sending a Paypal money request to Slade so I can pass on his share of the build cost to Rob.

Thank you Rob!!!  Thank you Rick for accepting his help.

So, why should I not just bite the bullet and build the thing myself?

1. It is entirely appropriate that the prize should be a group effort, as was the original intent.

When it became a solo effort, you should have let us know. The group would have understood and we could have figured out a solution.

2. My synth/pedal business has skyrocketted this year. I have to put my distributers first if I want my business to continue.

Congratulations on your business. I've been a customer of yours and you have first rate stuff. Communication is an important aspect of doing business. Your lack of communication tainted your business's image.

3. I'm personally not too keen on getting sh*t on. This has been a frigging PITA fiasco all round.

Sometimes honoring your word is a PITA.  No one wants you to be sh*t on.  You should have let us know sooner. 

Thanks again for honoring your word.
---------------------
To Slade:   
If everything Rick said is true, you are a scoundrel and you have no integrity.  Let us know if there's some reason to believe otherwise.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on December 25, 2012, 02:34:17 AM
There's a saying in Sweden that "everything has an end, except the sausage, it has two"
Ha! Love this.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 25, 2012, 08:25:51 AM
There's a saying in Sweden that "everything has an end, except the sausage, it has two"
Ha! Love this.

Including Rob's  :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on December 26, 2012, 10:21:14 AM


 PMs regarding this will not be answered (except you Rob!). Urs will get his prize.


okey dokey, pm'd.. ;)


Urs: asap i promise ok. ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on December 26, 2012, 10:26:21 AM
I just want to say a big THANKS!!! to Rick and Rob for pulling this one out of the fire!!!

Hopefully, this will ensure the integrity of future competitions  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on December 26, 2012, 11:31:43 AM
Nice one Rob! :icon_cool:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on December 26, 2012, 11:48:09 AM
@Urs:  there you go...all finished...done!!..

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

and guts...

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7464107/gutshot.jpg)

 :D :icon_mrgreen: ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on December 26, 2012, 01:15:54 PM
The constant lack of communication isn't my responsibility.
I don't think it's good for the forum or for Rick and me to be criticizing each other's integrity publicly. Maybe if he really has been expecting for me to reconsider, he should have tried to contact me again, I tried for months and nothing happened, it's never only one's responsibility. I'm really sorry about all this and, RICK, if you still need a hand contact me and I'll be helping you, I have some time now.

Regards.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on December 26, 2012, 02:28:18 PM
Hell yeah! :icon_evil:

That' s very nice, Rob  ;D :icon_mrgreen: :D

Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on December 26, 2012, 02:45:58 PM
^ thought you'd like it,   ;D

just had a peep on your site , love your guitar wood stuff, amazing work!!!.very nice... 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on December 26, 2012, 04:59:17 PM
The constant lack of communication isn't my responsibility.
I don't think it's good for the forum or for Rick and me to be criticizing each other's integrity publicly. Maybe if he really has been expecting for me to reconsider, he should have tried to contact me again, I tried for months and nothing happened, it's never only one's responsibility. I'm really sorry about all this and, RICK, if you still need a hand contact me and I'll be helping you, I have some time now.

Regards.

It sounds like there was a breakdown of some kind between you and Rick, and as you alluded, there's no need to hash out how, why or who in public.  My biggest gripe is the prolonged lack of communication to the contestants.  I do sincerely thank you for your apology.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 01, 2013, 11:47:49 AM
Any news on this? Prize pics?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on February 01, 2013, 07:15:19 PM
it's finally done???????
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 23, 2013, 12:24:04 PM
Any updates ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on February 23, 2013, 01:08:00 PM
wow.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on February 23, 2013, 01:34:38 PM
let it die for god's sakes...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: digi2t on February 23, 2013, 02:21:24 PM
let it die for god's sakes...

AMEN!!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 23, 2013, 02:26:30 PM
let it die for god's sakes...

AMEN!!

Speaking as an entrant in this competition, I must say that I would like to see some form of closure on this. There are people working on getting this resolved and I am sure it will be done in good time however...

I really don't think we should just "Let it Die." Accountability should be maintained.

No one is slinging mud about it anymore. Some of us would just like to see what our money paid for AND would like to see Urs rewarded for a supreme win!  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on February 23, 2013, 02:29:18 PM
+1
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 23, 2013, 03:55:09 PM
Yea. I wasn't trying to sling mud or anything. I just really want to see the prize. :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on February 23, 2013, 08:23:11 PM
Admit it- You're nothing but a trouble maker.













 ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on February 24, 2013, 10:08:53 AM
There are people working on getting this resolved and I am sure it will be done in good time .



Indeed. i have the box, i'm just awaiting the template to design around ok...some of us are very very busy. ;)

thy will be done!!!!..then a few amen's will be in order i'm sure!.... 8)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 24, 2013, 10:50:30 AM
There are people working on getting this resolved and I am sure it will be done in good time .



Indeed. i have the box, i'm just awaiting the template to design around ok...some of us are very very busy. ;)

thy will be done!!!!..then a few amen's will be in order i'm sure!.... 8)

In hindsight I should have just PM'd you.

Hindsight is always 20/20
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 24, 2013, 10:51:09 AM
Good on you Rob!

Can't wait to see what you come up with  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on March 31, 2013, 10:07:38 AM
Hello,

Any news about the competition price??? ???

Happy easter follks  ;)

Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on March 31, 2013, 10:19:31 AM
Oh wow...

Nearing the 1 year anniversary of the competition announcement  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on March 31, 2013, 02:00:46 PM
Let's have another contest and call it 'Urs Fest'. We all agree that the winner ships their winning pedal to Urs, shipping paid for by entry fees via the forum. If there's enough money left, maybe throw the winning builder 50 bucks or something to cover COGS.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on March 31, 2013, 02:28:57 PM
An occasional progress update would be helpful.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on March 31, 2013, 07:53:53 PM
Let's have another contest and call it 'Urs Fest'. We all agree that the winner ships their winning pedal to Urs, shipping paid for by entry fees via the forum. If there's enough money left, maybe throw the winning builder 50 bucks or something to cover COGS.


Hmmmmmmmmmmmm........  8)

The Yours for Urs competition.... Who's gonna run it?  :icon_eek:

EDIT2: The OCRR competition (Operation Competition Reputation Rescue) Sounds like a Disney song title  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: midwayfair on March 31, 2013, 08:28:49 PM
At this point, bumping the thread is probably just reminding people of the debacle.

Frequency Central obviously has enough business that there's no way that not delivering a prize is going to hurt him, plus he got the free advertisement from running the contest. I mean, spending 5 minutes a day on a pedal would have had it built a long time ago, and Rick still finds time to post things on the forum like a video of an LED blinky thing.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: SmoothAction on March 31, 2013, 08:45:04 PM
Ouch! I agree with you whole heatedly Jon. I didn't enter (my builds are sh•t), but I sure do feel for you guys that did.  :icon_frown:
Accountability, your word is your bond, cough cough.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on March 31, 2013, 09:47:36 PM
At this point, bumping the thread is probably just reminding people of the debacle.

Frequency Central obviously has enough business that there's no way that not delivering a prize is going to hurt him, plus he got the free advertisement from running the contest. I mean, spending 5 minutes a day on a pedal would have had it built a long time ago, and Rick still finds time to post things on the forum like a video of an LED blinky thing.

It's not hurting him of course. It's the fact that they STOLE from the forum is what has a few people upset.

This time there has to be an entry fee of $10 USD, we need to cover some costs as the enclosure has to be shipped halfway across the world twice even before it goes to the winner. We need $150 to go towards costs, anything over that will be contibuted to Aron/diystompboxes to help keep this wonderful forum going. Bear in mind that a stock Sonic Death Ray sells for $450 USD:

 - and the one built for this competition will be a collectors item should the world survive past 2012. How to pay your entry fee will be announced shortly - we wanna work it out so people know we're not just scammin' ya!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 01, 2013, 07:42:09 AM
A CHARITABLE DONATION, FROM CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $150 CAN BE MADE OUT TO URS  :icon_evil:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: midwayfair on April 01, 2013, 09:35:53 AM
At this point, bumping the thread is probably just reminding people of the debacle.

Frequency Central obviously has enough business that there's no way that not delivering a prize is going to hurt him, plus he got the free advertisement from running the contest. I mean, spending 5 minutes a day on a pedal would have had it built a long time ago, and Rick still finds time to post things on the forum like a video of an LED blinky thing.

It's not hurting him of course. It's the fact that they STOLE from the forum is what has a few people upset.

This time there has to be an entry fee of $10 USD, we need to cover some costs as the enclosure has to be shipped halfway across the world twice even before it goes to the winner. We need $150 to go towards costs, anything over that will be contibuted to Aron/diystompboxes to help keep this wonderful forum going. Bear in mind that a stock Sonic Death Ray sells for $450 USD:

 - and the one built for this competition will be a collectors item should the world survive past 2012. How to pay your entry fee will be announced shortly - we wanna work it out so people know we're not just scammin' ya!

Oh! I'm sorry. I didn't realize that they got part of the entry fees. I thought they had donated the prize, and that the entry fees went to the forum.

In that case I retract what I said. It's theft and he should return the money the forum provided unless he produces the prize. Who actually gave him the $150? Is it too late to open a claim of some sort? (Probably ...)
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on April 01, 2013, 11:08:33 AM
The entry fees made up the $150, if I remember correctly Aron got some of it in the form of a donation to support the forum and the rest was to pay for the prize.

I like Greg's suggestion, someone has the money, giving it to Urs seems like a resonable way to bring this saga to an end.
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 01, 2013, 11:22:17 AM
The entry fees made up the $150, if I remember correctly Aron got some of it in the form of a donation to support the forum and the rest was to pay for the prize.

Directly from Page 2:

"This time there has to be an entry fee of $10 USD, we need to cover some costs as the enclosure has to be shipped halfway across the world twice even before it goes to the winner. We need $150 to go towards costs, anything over that will be contibuted to Aron/diystompboxes to help keep this wonderful forum going. Bear in mind that a stock Sonic Death Ray sells for $450 USD:"

SO... $150 went towards paying for the prize... the rest went to Aron for the forum. Unless, the $150 was refunded to Aron already which remains uncertain  :-\

EDIT: If memory serves me correctly, there were 21 total entries so that would mean Aron got $60 towards the forum  :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Arcane Analog on April 01, 2013, 12:16:18 PM
This is pathetic.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: frequencycentral on April 01, 2013, 12:17:21 PM
$50 went to Slade, $100 to me, I'm using it to build/ship the prize. Not sure what Slade plans to do with the other $50, perhaps he should forward it to deadastronaut who is etching the enclosure.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on April 01, 2013, 12:26:13 PM
Please finish the prize and ship it out.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on April 01, 2013, 03:30:20 PM
@Urs/aron/guys.

designing started being done now!...i'm on it , i'll confirm the design/measurements etc with rick back n forth, then i'll etch n send to rick.

despite the time lag on this, and the understandable sense of urgency, i'm not going to rush the design/etch to satisfy everyone else, i just want to satisfy Urs.  as it needs to be nice ok... 8)

so soon guys...soon..... ;)



Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on April 01, 2013, 03:58:42 PM
No pressure! We all know it will look great D'Astro. Especially next to a banger and a tall pint. ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on April 02, 2013, 12:13:54 AM
@Urs/aron/guys.

designing started being done now!...i'm on it , i'll confirm the design/measurements etc with rick back n forth, then i'll etch n send to rick.

despite the time lag on this, and the understandable sense of urgency, i'm not going to rush the design/etch to satisfy everyone else, i just want to satisfy Urs.  as it needs to be nice ok... 8)

so soon guys...soon..... ;)





Thanks, Rob.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on April 02, 2013, 07:45:25 AM
Fellow forumites...

As I have mentioned in earlier postings, my biggest fear with this is that it will put a kabosh on future competitions which have shown to provide a lot of creativity, inspiration, and even commercial success for participants. That I know of, there were at least 2 builds that are now commercially available. It has also provided many of us with new projects to expand our ever growing back log of builds!  :icon_eek:

Most of all, I DO NOT want this to discourage Aron from allowing us to hold future competitions. THIS IS PARAMOUNT!!! As you all know, Aron not only provides this great forum.... he also sets up the entry fee collection accounts, handles the monies, and even donated the T-shirts with the last competition which HE DID NOT HAVE TO DO but, did anyways in the spirit of giving and competition.

If we lose his generosity and willingness to participate.... THERE WILL BE NO MORE COMPETITONS and this is the last thing that I want and I am sure it is the same for most of you as well.

So please.... whomever is involved... lets get this thing closed out and move on so we can appease the forumites, Urs, and our gracious host  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on June 02, 2013, 05:16:16 PM
Any updates??

Has Urs received anything?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 03, 2013, 03:23:49 AM
Update:

Hi guys, box was etched and sent to Rick at end of April...

looks cool, I can't wait to see the 'final' build too.....ahem....eventually... :)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on June 03, 2013, 05:14:53 AM
Update:

Hi guys, box was etched and sent to Rick at end of April...

looks cool, I can't wait to see the 'final' build too.....ahem....eventually... :)



Thanks for filling the void and getting the etch done!  :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 03, 2013, 05:39:29 AM
glad to have contributed....

those NSC boxes are @#$%ing  hard work :icon_evil:,  sanding them is a nightmare.... it came out well in the end, after using up 3x A4 sheets of 120 wet'n'dry that is.. ::)

plus lots of sweating and swearing, and aching arms... ;) but they etch really nice after mass prep...

hope you get to see it soon...its out of my hands now...

c'mon rick.. ;)

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Arcane Analog on June 03, 2013, 07:07:33 AM
How are you sanding your enclosures?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on June 03, 2013, 07:13:51 AM
^ by hand..with a block.

the  NSC rick gave me to do was a bitch...i'll stick with eddystones.easy peasey... ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: markeebee on June 03, 2013, 09:01:34 AM
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTxP7T_PxezJjesGgMstxHbkyNoFhU8GVitABDgby3tF9NELwPe)

I remember when we all used to get along....
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on June 06, 2013, 05:27:38 AM
Hello,

THX for eching the enclosure, Rob. I can't also wait, to see the final built....maybe..........sometime...... :icon_confused:

Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on June 27, 2013, 06:18:27 AM
.......hmmmm.... ???
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on June 28, 2013, 01:23:24 AM
Rick, make the damn thing already.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: midwayfair on July 03, 2013, 02:19:51 PM
I am posting in this thread.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 03, 2013, 05:58:00 PM
I am posting in this thread.

As am I.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 03, 2013, 07:52:08 PM
I am posting in this thread.

As am I.

You both are, as am I.
Title: Re: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: slacker on July 04, 2013, 04:23:10 AM
I'm not
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on July 04, 2013, 04:41:35 AM
me neither... :(
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on July 04, 2013, 05:01:10 AM
Rick, c'mon, what's the problem???  >:(

Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: duck_arse on July 04, 2013, 09:09:43 AM
I'm only reading this, the page 39 of this thread. what's it about? I'm also not posting, thanks.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on July 04, 2013, 09:14:29 AM
is there not a more direct method of communication?

http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/?page_id=29 (http://www.frequencycentral.co.uk/?page_id=29)

*also, i'm not posting here either and so is my wife*
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 04, 2013, 09:41:41 AM
In all honesty, I must say that at least Rick has spoken up about this and at least "offered" to make things right. This remains to be seen thus far and I still hold out in hopes that he will get Urs his prize BUT...

Has anyone asked why Slade was just able to take the money and run?

I have a GREAT idea....

How about Slade offer a custom Ruz etched pedal for the 10 year competition in return for the alleged $50 (or was it $100) that he collected from the 1000 competition. I think that would be a good way to go  8)

Also, a personal update from Rick would not be bad. It is apparent that he has not been in contact with either Rob (thanks again for jumping in to help out) or Urs.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: GGBB on July 04, 2013, 10:24:01 AM
I have no right to an opinion here so I also am not posting.  But this all reminds me of a song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wus9A0F6LAQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=373s
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 04, 2013, 11:58:22 AM
His name is Robert Paulson....
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: midwayfair on July 04, 2013, 01:17:22 PM
I have a GREAT idea....

How about Slade offer a custom Ruz etched pedal for the 10 year competition in return for the alleged $50 (or was it $100) that he collected from the 1000 competition. I think that would be a good way to go  8)

The last thing we need is another prize that won't be delivered. And the 10-Year contest has more than enough prizes at the moment.

Rob did the work; he should get the money. I can't believe that's open for debate.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 04, 2013, 01:26:15 PM
+1000
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on July 04, 2013, 01:32:32 PM
ok how about some (total?) transparency?

total breakdown of costs:

how many entrance fees of how much?

the forum received how much?

do math.

dispense justice.

who knows what has been going on behind the scenes? (seriously, i'm asking - it's ok, i don't need nor want an answer)

life happens. often outside of this forum, believe it or not. there's an awful lot of assuming, presuming and speculation going on here it seems. i'm reserving judgement until facts are revealed. fun as this is why not just contact fc or slade directly? this thread is becoming cringe worthy.

has anyone made actual contact with any of the relevant parties recently?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 04, 2013, 03:13:23 PM
@Jon

I agree with you now after thinking about it.

@artifus

I suppose that I am still clinging to the hope that Rick and Fernando will do the right thing. Although after this extensive amount of time, it is highly unlikely it will happen

Bottom line is that (personal opinion coming) as long as each of them can continue to post pictures of their commercial builds here and get the free advertising and google hits.... they will continue to do so   :-\
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: midwayfair on July 04, 2013, 04:03:15 PM
Bottom line is that (personal opinion coming) as long as each of them can continue to post pictures of their commercial builds here and get the free advertising and google hits.... they will continue to do so   :-\

I doubt people surfing DIYSB on a regular basis are looking to buy FC pedals.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: artifus on July 04, 2013, 04:06:53 PM
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 04, 2013, 04:45:10 PM
Bottom line is that (personal opinion coming) as long as each of them can continue to post pictures of their commercial builds here and get the free advertising and google hits.... they will continue to do so   :-\

I doubt people surfing DIYSB on a regular basis are looking to buy FC pedals.

You are right Jon but...

For every picture post on here or any other forum it creates another searchable hit through an engine.  ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 05, 2013, 01:56:53 AM

>ok how about some (total?) transparency?

total breakdown of costs:

how many entrance fees of how much?

the forum received how much?

do math.


The money:
Quote from: frequencycentral on April 01, 2013, 10:17:21 AM
"$50 went to Slade, $100 to me, I'm using it to build/ship the prize. Not sure what Slade plans to do with the other $50, perhaps he should forward it to deadastronaut who is etching the enclosure."


Govmnt_Lacky estimated about $60 went to the forum. (21 entries x $10 = $210. $210 - $150 =$60)
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=96870.msg904317#msg904317


>dispense justice.

This sounds scary. Could you elaborate?

>who knows what has been going on behind the scenes? (seriously, i'm asking - it's ok, i don't need nor want an answer)

life happens. often outside of this forum, believe it or not. there's an awful lot of assuming, presuming and speculation going on here it seems. i'm reserving judgement until facts are revealed. fun as this is why not just contact fc or slade directly? this thread is becoming cringe worthy.


I've already commented on this:

If there's a personal problem in your lives that is embarrassing, just say so.  We don't need details.  If there's a problem between the two of you, let us know.  If the partnership has dissolved or if it's a matter of procrastination, own up to it and do what's necessary to get the thing to Urs.  Whatever the problem, tell us when he can expect to have it.

If the problem is something that could drag the wait out indefinitely, say so, and we'll figure out some way to deal with it.
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=96870.msg885162#msg885162


>has anyone made actual contact with any of the relevant parties recently?

Unknown.



Here are the highlights (lowlights?) of the "Trail of Tears". Highlighted text is my emphasis. My apologies if I've left anything out - please let me know anyone has anything to add or change.

Here's the skinny:

  • You must build your pedal specifically for the competition - no 'previously built' entries please
  • You must post your finished pedal on the Pictures! thread on page 1000 or any of the following pages providing it is posted on the same day that the Pictures! thread reaches page 1000
  • Your finished pedal must also be posted on this thread on the same day
  • Your pedal must be 'end of the world' themed
  • Gut shots are mandatory'!
  • Slade is not allowed to enter!
  • frequencycentral is not allowed to enter!

ANYONE can enter - even your granny. But not me or him.  :'(

It doesn't need to be an original designed circuit  - just built by you.

Slade and frequencycentral will decide on the winner. The judges decision is final. No bribes will be accepted.......!

The winner gets a free 'end of the world' themed Sonic Death Ray 14 stage phase shifter, enclosure etched by Slade, pedal built by frequencycentral......

This time there has to be an entry fee of $10 USD, we need to cover some costs as the enclosure has to be shipped halfway across the world twice even before it goes to the winner. We need $150 to go towards costs, anything over that will be contibuted to Aron/diystompboxes to help keep this wonderful forum going. Bear in mind that a stock Sonic Death Ray sells for $450 USD:

http://www.prymaxevintage.com/frequency-central-sonic-death-ray-phaser/ (yeah, out of stock until they get their next shipment)

 - and the one built for this competition will be a collectors item should the world survive past 2012. How to pay your entry fee will be announced shortly - we wanna work it out so people know we're not just scammin' ya!

Details not worked out yet. We need at least 15 entries or it's a no-go sadly, Slade and I are not made of money. Consider your fee a contrubution to the forum. Anyway, $10 - what does that get ya in the real world? So, step up! if you plan to enter then shout out, let's see if this baby is gonna fly.



Yeah, 10 bucks for every chance to win that Doom's Day phaser... :icon_twisted:

Don't worry, guys, just put those 10 bucks in a can while we define the best way to save your fees!

We're gonna have news soon.

Here's who I have:

[...]

[Back to FQ/Slade:]

+ nicofx (assuming fee paid)

That's still only 14 entrants. We are not even into covering costs yet (for what is a $450 pedal plus the additional shipping to get it etched in Chile, built in the UK), let alone putting some cash down for the running of the forum itself. C'mon - if you can't be bothered = we can't be bothered! Shall we call it off?

Okey dokey! We have 21 entrants at the last count. Our costs are covered, and some $$$s are going to the forum. It'd be really nice if more folks enter, as every penny raised now goes direct to the forum. So....the competition runs! We have to say though, any of you guys who haven't entered - enter now! Don't be a bystander! We'd really like to see some more entries, if only to support the forum. At the moment, take-up is 'average', which proabably means we won't ever run another competition after this one (and you won't believe the prize we had lined up for the next one!). So, if you ever wanna see another frequencycentral/slade competition with a way out groovy hard rockin prize - place yer bets!

(http://blogs.independent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/end-nigh1.jpg)

TOP 5!

...it the order in which they were posted:

Geoff Leonard

nicofx

Haddock

pakrat

slacker


^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...

TOP 3!

...in the order in which they were posted:

nicofx

Haddock

pakrat

^^^ One of you guys is the winner...further deliberations to follow...(...how long can we stretch it out? Maybe until the end of the World...)

We have a winner. He has been informed.

why not just announce the winner, and be done with it?

Where's the fun?

Good evening gentlemen,

wow, I never thought that I would win! I am overhelmed and overjoyed ;D. Thanks to Rick and Fernando. I look forward to the amazing sonic death ray phaser. Thanks to the whole forum and also Aaron. I could learn a lot here. Thanks to all participants of the competition. A lot of wonderful pedals were there.

The end of the world distortion has now reached version 1.1.  Additional I installed a mini PolyTune. Pictures you will find here.

[images]

 ;D I'm going to have a laugh the whole day in my face ;D. Thank you guys.

Greetings
Urs

Maybe I missed it somehow, but did we ever get pictures of the slade/frequency central build that was the prize?? I really wanna see it. Seriously.

Good evening gentleman,

i'm sorry writing so late. I still haven't received the price..... :icon_frown:!!!!!
maybe in 2 weeks... I will post pix of the phaser as soon as possible...

Sorry folks.......

Greetings
Urs

Sorry to all participants for the delay in getting the prize together. Looking like I'm riding solo for the build.  :(  I will get there eventually.

just to  say,  i'd be willing to do an etch for Urs prize if slade/ricks too busy.

i know rick does etching too...but i thought i'd offer...  :)

Hello together,

3 weeks ago i sent a pm to Rick and i get no answer. Its a shame that the competition ends this way and I'm no longer expecting the price! I'm sick of waiting! Im happy about the sympathy of you guys and this is what it really makes worth it!

Thank you.

Merry chrismas and all the best in 2013

Greetings from Switzerland
Urs



The end of the world has been and gone.

For reasons best known to Slade, he no longer wished to be a part of this. Which leaves it on me. Great. What if I also wished no longer to be part of this? The whole situation has been quite demoralising for me personally. I had hoped he would reconsider and recant, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen.

Rob (deadastronaut) has stepped up and offered to etch the enclosure for the prize - superb! Massive respect to Rob. I've sent him a PM accepting his help. I'll also be sending a Paypal money request to Slade so I can pass on his share of the build cost to Rob.

So, why should I not just bite the bullet and build the thing myself?

1. It is entirely appropriate that the prize should be a group effort, as was the original intent.
2. My synth/pedal business has skyrocketted this year. I have to put my distributers first if I want my business to continue.
3. I'm personally not too keen on getting sh*t on. This has been a frigging PITA fiasco all round.

That's it, I have nothing else to say. PMs regarding this will not be answered (except you Rob!). Urs will get his prize.

Nice one Rob! :icon_cool:

The constant lack of communication isn't my responsibility.
I don't think it's good for the forum or for Rick and me to be criticizing each other's integrity publicly. Maybe if he really has been expecting for me to reconsider, he should have tried to contact me again, I tried for months and nothing happened, it's never only one's responsibility. I'm really sorry about all this and, RICK, if you still need a hand contact me and I'll be helping you, I have some time now.

Regards.

$50 went to Slade, $100 to me, I'm using it to build/ship the prize. Not sure what Slade plans to do with the other $50, perhaps he should forward it to deadastronaut who is etching the enclosure.

Please finish the prize and ship it out.

Update:

Hi guys, box was etched and sent to Rick at end of April...

looks cool, I can't wait to see the 'final' build too.....ahem....eventually... :)



Hello,

THX for eching the enclosure, Rob. I can't also wait, to see the final built....maybe..........sometime...... :icon_confused:
I
Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 05, 2013, 07:59:34 AM
@John

Very nice summary of events. Everything in one post!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: bluebunny on July 05, 2013, 08:07:28 AM
>dispense justice.

This sounds scary. Could you elaborate?

Hmmm...

THIS (http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=103262.msg919048)  ??

(Just kidding...)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 05, 2013, 03:25:20 PM
^That's a violent video-let's talk about gun control....  ;D

NOT!!!  :-X  :-X  :-X

I'm hoping that Art is referring to justice for Urs in the form of a Sonic Death Ray phaser being delivered to his house. :)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 06, 2013, 02:42:21 PM
I'll just leave this here................    He sees it


(http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj545/haveyouseenhim/Heseesit_zpsaca9d9dc.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Slade on July 06, 2013, 07:08:30 PM
How about Slade offer a custom Ruz etched pedal for the 10 year competition in return for the alleged $50 (or was it $100) that he collected from the 1000 competition. I think that would be a good way to go  8)

I'd love to, but do you know I returned the USD$60 (not USD$50) to Rick two months ago, so he could sent that to DeadAstronaut?
I don't know if Rick has delivered the prize yet, we're cool now but we haven't talked about it, all I know is that he has LOTS of work to do, so please PLEASE keep calmed and be a little more patient. I'm really really sorry for all this dilema.

Cheers, guys.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 06, 2013, 07:24:33 PM
@Slade

No. We didn't know that you sent the $60 to Rick........ We do now though!

As for Rick being busy..... I think that "reason" has passed it's expiration date quite honestly. It's good to know that you guys are cool now however, EVERYONE on this forum gets busy. Hell, I barely have time for pedal building BUT, when I tell someone that I am going to deliver a pedal, I make sure it gets to them within 8-9 MONTHS.

Personally, I think I am done with this! At first I was just wanting to see what my entry fee paid for. Then, I tried to champion Urs' situation to try to get him his well deserved prize. Now, I'm just tired of it  :icon_evil:

Needless to say, I don't think I will be entering the NEXT FC/Slade competition.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: mth5044 on July 06, 2013, 07:27:43 PM
the NEXT FC/Slade competition.

 :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on July 06, 2013, 07:44:58 PM
the NEXT FC/Slade competition.

 :icon_lol:

+1
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 06, 2013, 08:20:20 PM
@Slade-Thanks for the update, for sending the $60 to Rick, and for the apology.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Dave W on July 06, 2013, 08:55:32 PM
Now we can have a smoke and sing Kumbaya around a campfire. ;D
Order has been restored in the Cosmos....
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on July 06, 2013, 08:56:19 PM
@Slade-Thanks for the update, for sending the $60 to Rick, and for the apology.

I will just add that I thank you for this as well.

Now we can have a smoke and sing Kumbaya around a campfire. ;D
Order has been restored in the Cosmos....

No. Not really.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on July 06, 2013, 10:37:59 PM
@Slade-Thanks for the update, for sending the $60 to Rick, and for the apology.

I will just add that I thank you for this as well.

Now we can have a smoke and sing Kumbaya around a campfire. ;D
Order has been restored in the Cosmos....

No. Not really.

+1

There is one last thing to be done before we can Kumbaya.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Tony Forestiere on July 07, 2013, 10:42:20 AM
There is one last thing to be done before we can Kumbaya.

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: garcho on July 08, 2013, 09:58:54 PM
Kumbaya is to mojo op-amp as turkey sausage is to this contest. D'Astro, bro, know what I mean? /;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Dave W on July 09, 2013, 08:29:14 PM
Turkey Sausage is an Entity. A presence. A state of mind and a way of life. Omnipodent. Please do not make comparisons and/or analogies. Do not disrespect Turkey Sausage. Turkey Sausage is watching.....
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 12, 2013, 05:36:57 AM
Hi Urs:

the etched box reveal... and what it would've been... :)

(but i'm sure you'll love your other prize donated by ian (slacker) and decided upon by the 10 year anniversary competition judges ...very cool....have lots of fun with it man . ;))

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/P230413_09.10.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/P230413_09.12.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: TG Flatline on September 12, 2013, 06:10:49 AM
Nice etch Rob!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on September 12, 2013, 08:49:27 AM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7464107/P230413_09.10.jpg)

Rob...

Those graphics are SOOOOOOOO last year!  :P  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 12, 2013, 09:12:37 AM
 :icon_twisted:
Title: Re:
Post by: Perrow on September 12, 2013, 09:14:58 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: tubegeek on September 12, 2013, 10:06:57 AM
So, I'm not sure where to go with my negative, upset, pissed off feelings. They have nothing to do with stompboxes or the 1000 competition, or really, anything I can put my finger on. Yet even so, there they are.

Since Jdansti opened the door for it, though, I thought I'd try bringing them here.

I'm feeling negative, upset, pissed off.
Thank you providing me with a place to express these feelings, it really helps.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Haddock on September 12, 2013, 12:17:50 PM
Hey Rob,

this is a fu#%*ng great ech!!!! Thank you for your work, i'ts great man!

Greetings
Urs
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 12, 2013, 02:10:19 PM

>I'm feeling negative, upset, pissed off.
Thank you providing me with a place to express these feelings, it really helps.


Glad I could be of service!
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: bluebunny on September 13, 2013, 03:45:02 AM
Those graphics are SOOOOOOOO last year!  :P  ::)  ;D

Ha ha!  That was a proper LOL!   :D   (May have woken the folks in the office...)  BTW, great work Rob (you deserve a sausage, mate).  Hope that Urs gets to see it fer real one day...
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: deadastronaut on September 13, 2013, 03:48:23 AM
thanks, i had some well earned sausages and eggs this morning... :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:


yum.,

Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: Jdansti on September 13, 2013, 01:34:46 PM
Looks like we have a deadline for completion of the prize. I hope you won't have to re-etch this sucker!  ;)

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q485/jdansti/A675C4EF-7369-4DCA-9217-292C624CA1DD-50126-00003A39856781BC_zps0da4e4d2.jpg)
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 13, 2013, 03:07:38 PM
I wouldn't put money on it.

Rick would probably steal it
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on September 13, 2013, 05:29:29 PM
So where is this at now? Is Rick still completing the box?
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 13, 2013, 05:34:00 PM
So where is this at now? Is Rick still completing the box?

Rob sent the etched box to rick quite a while ago. Waiting on Rick now......
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: aron on September 13, 2013, 05:46:02 PM
When was the box sent? I don't see it on this thread.
Title: Re: 1000 competition !!
Post by: haveyouseenhim on September 13, 2013, 06:08:53 PM
Update:

Hi guys, box was etched and sent to Rick at end of April...

looks cool, I can't wait to see the 'final' build too.....ahem....eventually... :)