Author Topic: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**  (Read 272805 times)

Perrow

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #480 on: August 29, 2013, 04:27:50 AM »
Very nice Pelle. How do you like the circuit with the Ge vs Si transistors?

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

Guess I could have searched my inventory for lower gain silicons and adjusted the collector resistors some to get the overall gain down, but why would I now that I've got my Ge's to work :)
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deadastronaut

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #481 on: August 29, 2013, 04:55:42 AM »
I'm hoping there'll be a last place open for my entry  ::)



awwww...don't be like that,  group hug! :-*
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samhay

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #482 on: August 29, 2013, 04:56:03 AM »
That sounds fair enough, and is good to hear the Ge was worth the bother.
I'm a refugee of the great dropbox purge of '17.
Project details (schematics, layouts, etc) are slowly being added here: http://samdump.wordpress.com

samhay

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #483 on: August 29, 2013, 05:00:59 AM »
Rob - while you're around. I assume you do a toner transfer onto your enclosures before you etch. What kind of paper do you use (yes I am that far behind schedule - haven't started populating the board yet either)?
I'm a refugee of the great dropbox purge of '17.
Project details (schematics, layouts, etc) are slowly being added here: http://samdump.wordpress.com

deadastronaut

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #484 on: August 29, 2013, 05:15:45 AM »
hi sam, i use photo glossy...just peel it off as it cools... ;)
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https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

chasm reverb/tremshifter/faze filter/abductor II delay/timestream reverb/dreamtime delay/skinwalker hi gain dist/black triangle OD/ nano drums/space patrol fuzz//

samhay

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #485 on: August 29, 2013, 05:16:27 AM »
OK - ta.
I'm a refugee of the great dropbox purge of '17.
Project details (schematics, layouts, etc) are slowly being added here: http://samdump.wordpress.com

knutolai

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #486 on: August 29, 2013, 06:28:56 AM »

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


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

~arph

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #487 on: August 29, 2013, 07:10:18 AM »
I certainly hope so  ;D I need to put it on my list. Because as usual I continue with new projects at full pace.

thofmann

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #488 on: August 29, 2013, 07:18:06 AM »
Not really a pedal but I finished it few days ago and people tell me its useful. So why not show it ?

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


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

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

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

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



and some pictures of the actual build:

Outside:



From the back:



Inside:



What is what:




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

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


DIY-PCBs and projects:

~arph

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #489 on: August 29, 2013, 07:25:58 AM »
Fantastic work!  :o

tca

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #490 on: August 29, 2013, 08:15:08 AM »
I like the power amp idea! Using two tda2003 one for voltage doubling and another for audio.
"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet." -- William Gibson

samhay

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #491 on: August 29, 2013, 08:22:34 AM »
wow
I'm a refugee of the great dropbox purge of '17.
Project details (schematics, layouts, etc) are slowly being added here: http://samdump.wordpress.com

liagasg

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« Reply #492 on: August 29, 2013, 08:24:31 AM »
Guess we've just lost the chance of getting any prize after that build!
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seedlings

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #494 on: August 29, 2013, 12:28:32 PM »
Perrow, sweet build, warm fuzzy tones, great graphics!  :D

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TH- I found one glaring omission from your circuit:



Otherwise, it's incredible!!!

CHAD

thofmann

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #495 on: August 29, 2013, 12:45:19 PM »

TH- I found one glaring omission from your circuit:



Otherwise, it's incredible!!!

CHAD

Damn, now you everyone knows that i do kitchen sinks for a living!  :icon_mrgreen:
DIY-PCBs and projects:

Govmnt_Lacky

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #496 on: August 29, 2013, 01:02:54 PM »
Are silkscreen layouts all that is required for submissions?

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

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

Am I wrong? Judges  ???
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slacker

Re: Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #497 on: August 29, 2013, 01:29:20 PM »
I think you're right Greg. Obviously it's up to the judges but there's a couple of entries that seem to have "required elements" missing.

@thofmann amazing build, love the power amp.

thofmann

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #498 on: August 29, 2013, 02:15:22 PM »
You are probably right. I missed the "...and layout" required passage in the contest rules.

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

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

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

What do you say?

Thomas

DIY-PCBs and projects:

midwayfair

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #499 on: August 29, 2013, 02:20:24 PM »
The judges are discussing it.
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