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Re: for all you "potheads" out there.... ;)
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2011, 09:31:08 AM »
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If they had the power to do it I'd like to see them regulating the reclamation of used electronics, probably have more effect.
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Re: for all you "potheads" out there.... ;)
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2011, 11:16:43 AM »
they are regulating used electronics hitting landfills by way of regulating the manufacture, sale, import/export of products containing NON-ROHS compliant materials. they estimated that no product has a consumer life longer than 10 years. therefor, in 10 years, the world is saved by bureaucrats.

if you are shipping pedals you built out of the country, your pedal may get delayed, opened, tested, sniffed, and repacked with a note that says "passed ROHS ok" or "held for ROHS compliance, PASSED". I suppose its possible for a package to get denied entry to a country and/or returned to the point of origin. but in my experience its just a huge delay and an angry customer. uk customs passed it with lead solder. good job saving the world if you make the laws and then ignore them. @#$%ing politicians always trying to get a piece of the pedal game. they heard about the yachts yo.
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Re: for all you "potheads" out there.... ;)
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2011, 11:37:45 AM »
wow...

well done, gents...


anyways, back on topic for a second, if i remember correctly, all you'd really need is a way to move something with a pedal that is clear and marked off almost in a fang kinda shape, with the sharp part at the bottom, the wide part at the top. put a little cardboard box over the part of the circuitboard that has the led in it so most of the light doesn't leak out of it other than thru the clear tapered part of the plastic thing attached to the pedal, and put the ldr on the other side inside the pedal. i mean...that's basically what digitech does on a bunch of their multi effects.

a little hard to describe, but doable, i think.

but that also makes me think about a cool way to do mechanical modulation...but in that case, use a pot like on a crybaby, not as a pot, but as a convenient spindle to mount a clear plastic wheel on...again, paint a pattern on the clear plastic, , stick an led or lamp on one side, a cheezy cardboard box around the other to shield it and stick an ldr on the other side...using the treadle would allow more or less light thru...volume, wah, whatever.


or...i know, sorry, i'll stop after this one...

what about TRUE mechanical modulation? we could use this same technique with a wheel mounted to a small lo-speed dc motor...

if we used rob's stereo led system,  but changed it to incandescent grain of wheat kinda lamps, imagine using a treadle to control the speed and the wheel's shapes ccontroling the modulation at any speed you want...don't know if a motor will run that slow or not or be too noisy...

me? if i had the chops to do this? i'd put a mini web cam or four in there to catch the light show and project it at the wall.
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Re: for all you "potheads" out there.... ;)
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2011, 11:48:45 AM »
morley doesn't use the fang shape, they use a spotted design thats been dithered for screen printing. like when you export a gradient as a GIF and it makes pretty patterns to mimic fading intensity. what you are talking about with complex modulation waveshapes is interesting but I dont know how small you could get that down.

anyway here is something to think about
http://vimeo.com/4094488

his page http://umatic.nl/tonewheels.html
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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2011, 12:07:26 PM »
wow, that's looking pretty cool!!

that's kinda like what i meant, but on a much smaller scale. thanks bro!!!

i just think the organics of a mechanical chorus or vibrato would be cool as hell. ;)
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Re: for all you "potheads" out there.... ;)
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2011, 04:08:00 PM »
I'm sure you could extract the harmful chemicals from all of our benign, inert components by simply using a highly energy- and labor-intensive chemical and mechanical process.  Then after you went to all that work to get the harmful chemicals out you could gather up several kg of the stuff (which would require perhaps all the LEDs produced over the past 5 years) and deposit it into someone's goldfish bowl and it would have ill effects to the parasitic fungi that live on the goldfish's scales.


All I can say is thank goodness RoHS is looking out for those parasitic fungi.
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Re: for all you "potheads" out there.... ;)
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2011, 05:42:08 PM »
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TRUE mechanical modulation? we could use this same technique with a wheel mounted to a small lo-speed dc motor...

I've seen someone do this here on the forum, but I'm damned if I can remember when/where/who, maybe Mr Hammer will pass by and remind us, I think he posted in the thread.

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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2011, 06:07:14 PM »
would love to see more   :icon_biggrin:
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Re: for all you "potheads" out there.... ;)
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2011, 06:13:58 PM »
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TRUE mechanical modulation

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Re: for all you "potheads" out there.... ;)
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2011, 09:12:36 PM »
yes, that's definitely mechanical modulation. but i'm thinking more like mechanical modulation with maybe a little dc motor spinning a small clear plastic wheel with a little bulb and a ldr ...hmmmm...

i mean in this case tho, using a mechanical way to control a modulation source. i think. too many ideas fill my head, and i know most of 'em don't work...lol
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