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Vallhagen

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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #380 on: October 15, 2012, 01:46:26 PM »

man...breadboards.

i have one, i never use it...never seem to be able to get anything to fly on it...do it on vero, suddenly it works.
oy...

Hehe.. i'm kinda the opposite to that. I dont like strip/vero/perf at all. When i finally got something running on the breadboard... then i must re-design everything to suite the vero, and that stage just ... no it doesn't suite me. I can "think" breadboard, but not vero. If you get what i mean. Another funny disadvantage of vero is that i tend to do bad solders on them too. It just dont "feel right". So... well... nope, they aren't my friends.

With that said, im very impressed by the stuff you ppl come up with on vero:)

Cheerio:)

garcho

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #381 on: October 15, 2012, 01:54:32 PM »
Breadboarding is my favorite thing about doing this! I have a ton of breadboard diagrams I've drawn, would that kind of thing be useful for anyone?
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #382 on: October 15, 2012, 02:08:00 PM »
I've never even tried the breadboard, so you're both way ahead of me  :(

garcho

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #383 on: October 15, 2012, 04:17:47 PM »
Breadboard = endless fun
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #384 on: October 16, 2012, 04:06:56 AM »
Breadboard = endless fun

^ indeed....i try everything on breadboard, nothing worse than building a nice tidy pcb, only to have to rip bits off and tweak after......... ;)

it takes longer, but you get what 'you' want in the end... 8)
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #385 on: October 16, 2012, 07:16:04 AM »
I'm far too reluctant to break out the breadboard  :(

I've never really gotten started using it, I've tried a few times and had fun while doing it but I definitely need to improve my skills and lower my breadboarding anxiety. I've built my new BenchHorse to do just that (that page is work in progress).

ps. Is there something wrong when you need the spell checker to spell 'definitely' but not 'anxiety'  ???
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #386 on: October 16, 2012, 08:16:37 AM »
ps. Is there something wrong when you need the spell checker to spell 'definitely' but not 'anxiety'  ???

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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #387 on: October 16, 2012, 08:35:41 AM »
But seriously folks, I use the breadboard when I want to try something new or if I'm tweaking a circuit. I normally don't breadboard projects that are tried and true. If I see that a bazillion people have successfully built an effect using a particular layout, it should work for me too.  The only thing that the breadboard would help me with on the tried and true builds would be if I were to grab a wrong part, but in those cases I just use my superhuman-component-removing powers to remove and replace the offending component without destroying the board.  ;)
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #388 on: October 16, 2012, 09:19:18 AM »
@perrow:  DEATHUNATLEY

@jon:, i haven't got super human powers  ;D...i just build it right first time..................erm..............sometimes..  :D ;)


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Re: Sv: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #389 on: October 16, 2012, 09:49:47 AM »
Desoldering = tech nerd super power ;D
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #390 on: October 16, 2012, 10:39:44 AM »
I have developed very good desoldering skills since my circuits almost never work the first try  >:(  The beavisboard has been a godsend for me, but I think it's time I learned to breadboard......

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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #391 on: October 16, 2012, 11:07:03 AM »
believe me, i go thru miles and miles of desoldering braid, and own stock in solder suckers.  :icon_mrgreen:

every time i breadboard anything tho, i can never get anything to work right, and if by some weird circumstance i do, i get so much noise and crap it's hard to hear what it does.

maybe (probably) i'm an idiot.

i've destroyed a lot of veros over the years trying to fix things, and have gotten really good at REPAIRING lifted rails, and learned things...

like...NEVER "flow" the solder out onto the rail. it makes debugging impossible.
never use more solder than you absolutely need to.
always leave about a half inch of component leads sticking out the bottom til you're sure it works.
never forget to trim those very leads when you're done, either!!
socket ANYTHING suspect...diodes, caps, transistors, ic's..
don't use SIP sockets, better to cut up machined ic sockets (i get the 6 pin DIP sockets for cheap cuz nobody uses them and cut 'em in half)...sip sockets will FAIL.
use roach clips for heatsinks...and when ya get it working and are satisfied, solder components in (other than ic's)
stuff like that.

so... is solder really a food group?
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what the @#$% do you mean, it doesn't sound distorted enough, are you high???????????????????

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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #392 on: October 16, 2012, 11:15:51 AM »
Quote
so... is solder really a food group

It is for cows!

No... wait, that fodder.

I'm going back to bed!

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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #393 on: October 16, 2012, 11:37:11 AM »
:D
"maybe you should stay with yo mama....."

what the @#$% do you mean, it doesn't sound distorted enough, are you high???????????????????

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tuckster

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #394 on: October 16, 2012, 01:26:19 PM »
By far not as spectacular as the first entry but I try not to look to jealous :P


Juicy Pulptortion
aka OLC Orange Peel

Last year I "created" a layout for a Orange Peel pcb but never built one. For the 1000 Competition I built one on perf because I was... I don't know... as it turned out it was a studpid idea.
The box is very sensitive regarding noise... because of all the cables e.g. near the jacks --> makes my ear bleed if I turn the trebble pot way up. So I gave the etched pcb version another shot (notice the typo  :icon_lol:):





Got to order black bakelite knobs.

Layout:


Etch it... the pdf (is it ok to put the original name of the pedal on the pcb?)

The layout is derived from the orange peel zip file on the other forum I'm not able to link to and the original buildguide. The values are taken from the second link.
The relay bypass is taken from this layout.

Short Video, the evidence

Funny mp3 (Yes it's a TV theme through a stompbox)

Crappy mp3

Where the f* am I able to upload pics, videos and pdf files all at the same time? It's just inconvenient to have so many different places to upload your stuff.

Lesson learned:
- a half peeled orange is not very visible on unpainted surface as on a painted surface. Yes there is a peeled orange behind "Juicy Pulptortion".
- 1 or 2 mm more space between the two jacks and it should fit perfectly in the 125B enclosure.
- don't drill free-handed... the marks are accurate but your hand moves during the process of drilling!
- need bigger solder pads.
- don't use this layout anymore   :icon_lol:
- trim pots have to be accessible after the box is finished.

Conclusion:
Steal everything, put it in a nice enclosure and brag with it is the most advanced style of building stompboxes :icon_twisted:
« Last Edit: October 16, 2012, 03:49:00 PM by tuckster »

haveyouseenhim

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #395 on: October 16, 2012, 01:42:48 PM »
How am I supposed to compete with that! :icon_mad:    LOL    Great job   I love the font and great etch   *two thumbs up*
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Perrow

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #396 on: October 16, 2012, 02:05:38 PM »
How am I supposed to compete with that! :icon_mad:    LOL    Great job   I love the font and great etch   *two thumbs up*

I'll fight you for the lesser prizes (not that that's a shame in this comp), there simply can't be this build quality for all prize slots.
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #397 on: October 16, 2012, 02:12:03 PM »
The guts look super professional -- everything's board mounted and it's got a relay clickless bypass. That's awesome. Things are rolling now. :)
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #398 on: October 16, 2012, 02:25:19 PM »
The guts look super professional -- everything's board mounted and it's got a relay clickless bypass. That's awesome. Things are rolling now. :)

Holy crap   I didn't even notice the bypass.     Top notch :icon_smile:
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #399 on: October 16, 2012, 02:53:11 PM »

Where the f* am I able to upload pics, videos and pdf files all at the same time? It's just inconvenient to have so many different places to upload your stuff.

Try Dropbox. I use it for everything: https://www.dropbox.com/
When you have installed it, it acts just like any folder on your computer. One subfolder is "public", there you can place anything you want to "share with anyone". Take a look at it:)

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And...well... a very nice build you got there. Impressive design.