Author Topic: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**  (Read 295306 times)

~arph

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #240 on: July 29, 2013, 07:13:38 AM »
I might get the build done, but the video  ???

Govmnt_Lacky

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #241 on: July 29, 2013, 07:48:31 AM »
I get the feeling that there are quite a few fourmites that are waiting anxiously to see some of the initial entries before they kick in their money to enter.

Good Luck to all! Just finishing up some debugging then its video time  ;D
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haveyouseenhim

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #242 on: July 29, 2013, 04:47:11 PM »
What brand of engraver is that?  The auto-focus nub hangs in a way I've never seen before.

One of the engravers is an Epilog machine and the other I already forgot the brand. The auto focus thing is slightly damaged, and that's why it hangs weird. I asked him about it today when I was etching the rest of the enclosure.
http://www.youtube.com/haveyouseenhim89

I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms.

Perrow

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #243 on: July 29, 2013, 05:44:13 PM »
I've come to the point where things should work...







... but doesn't. Time to start going through the schematic and layout and see if they match.
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pickdropper

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #244 on: July 29, 2013, 05:59:48 PM »
What brand of engraver is that?  The auto-focus nub hangs in a way I've never seen before.

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

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

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

Check out the Anodized blue and red finishes from PPP as well as the transparent copper.  Those etch really well.

pinkjimiphoton

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #245 on: July 31, 2013, 02:13:01 PM »
guys, does hinting at something on another thread here mean disqualification?
i've got a modified version of a well respected effect i think does something that significantly improves on the original, and described it somewhere.
but... have not posted schematic or anything yet, no pictures...

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

so...let me know!!

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

but it's got mojo...lol


lookin' forward to this contest!! may have to do another entry. just for fun  :icon_mrgreen:
listen loud. blaze one first:
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midwayfair

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #246 on: July 31, 2013, 02:17:18 PM »
guys, does hinting at something on another thread here mean disqualification?
i've got a modified version of a well respected effect i think does something that significantly improves on the original, and described it somewhere.
but... have not posted schematic or anything yet, no pictures...

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

so...let me know!!

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

but it's got mojo...lol


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

If you must post about the circuit elsewhere -- to get help with the circuit, frinstance -- Don't post pictures of the final build. Don't show the final build in a SPTWJP video. Posting the schematic and layout and discussing the circuit is fine -- it's irrelevant when those were posted (because they could be years old), as long as you include the reference to them in your contest entry post. Just don't SHOW the final build! :P
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pinkjimiphoton

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #247 on: July 31, 2013, 03:08:50 PM »
ok, cool  then,

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

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

thanks jon!
listen loud. blaze one first:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzMJxNNgY3_yc0JNd0VqdmNIWEk

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haveyouseenhim

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #248 on: August 01, 2013, 06:10:33 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/haveyouseenhim89

I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms.

~arph

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #249 on: August 01, 2013, 06:34:04 AM »
I'm going on holiday to france first

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Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #250 on: August 01, 2013, 07:16:30 AM »
Well... i have something boxed and up'n'running... Just need to take some pics and record some sound sample:) ... i guess it will be done during upcoming weekend.


pinkjimiphoton

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #251 on: August 01, 2013, 08:22:04 AM »
i will try and post my submiision today, if i get a chance to do the layouts and stuff... busy busy
listen loud. blaze one first:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzMJxNNgY3_yc0JNd0VqdmNIWEk

I stand for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. @#$% TRUMP! YOU ARE EITHER ANTI FASCIST, OR YOU ARE ONE. #BLM

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midwayfair

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #252 on: August 01, 2013, 08:36:08 AM »
I am reposting the updated rules, and the updated prize list, here for reference.

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

DIYSB Anniversary Contest


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

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

0) CONTEST VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 ) Scoring.

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

The judges' decisions are final.

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

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

Parts!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12) Questions. Any questions that are directly related to the competition, rules, prizes, etc. should be posted here for other forumites to benefit. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PMs FOR COMPETITION QUESTIONS TO ANY OF THE JUDGES! Post them here and one of the judges will answer as soon as possible.
 
GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER!
My band, Midway Fair: www.midwayfair.org. Myself's music and things I make: www.jonpattonmusic.com. DIY pedal demos: www.youtube.com/jonspatton. PCBs of my Bearhug Compressor and Cardinal Harmonic Tremolo are available from http://www.1776Effects.com!

haveyouseenhim

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #253 on: August 01, 2013, 08:37:32 AM »
i will try and post my submiision today, if i get a chance to do the layouts and stuff... busy busy

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

I'm still waiting on some 3D printed stuff though.
http://www.youtube.com/haveyouseenhim89

I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms.

pickdropper

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #254 on: August 01, 2013, 08:37:55 AM »
Teaser picture of the enclosure I did for the prize.


haveyouseenhim

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #255 on: August 01, 2013, 08:39:42 AM »
@Jon     

Do you think there should be a seperate thread for entry posts only?   I like how the madbean contest does that. It keeps them all in one place and tidy.
http://www.youtube.com/haveyouseenhim89

I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms.

midwayfair

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #256 on: August 01, 2013, 08:42:53 AM »
@Jon     

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

hmmmmmm. On the one hand, I like the idea of everything being tidy, and I like having a "clean" entry with no comments to sway judgment. On the other hand, Madbean uses subforums dedicated to individual months and stickies the important threads in the sub forums and I want people to be able to come back to this thread and find the entries easily.
My band, Midway Fair: www.midwayfair.org. Myself's music and things I make: www.jonpattonmusic.com. DIY pedal demos: www.youtube.com/jonspatton. PCBs of my Bearhug Compressor and Cardinal Harmonic Tremolo are available from http://www.1776Effects.com!

Jdansti

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #257 on: August 01, 2013, 01:36:30 PM »
+1 Jon
R.G. Keene: EXPECT there to be errors, and defeat them...

midwayfair

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #258 on: August 01, 2013, 01:40:10 PM »
Yeah, I think we need to keep everything in this thread. I just don't want anything to get lost, or have any confusion after the first post instructs people to post in this thread, etc.
My band, Midway Fair: www.midwayfair.org. Myself's music and things I make: www.jonpattonmusic.com. DIY pedal demos: www.youtube.com/jonspatton. PCBs of my Bearhug Compressor and Cardinal Harmonic Tremolo are available from http://www.1776Effects.com!

Jdansti

Re: **The DIYStompboxes 10-Year Anniversary Contest Thread**
« Reply #259 on: August 01, 2013, 03:59:19 PM »
Just a reminder to everyone that you can still enter the contest. You just need to pay the $5 entry fee prior to posting your build. I've seen a lot of nice builds on the Pictures forum by folks who haven't entered, so don't be shy!!!   :)
R.G. Keene: EXPECT there to be errors, and defeat them...