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Postby Drohnwerks » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:14 am

Some links I have picked up over the past year or so:

My Del.icio.us page

Bugbrand.co.uk has some nice looking projects (I love the weevil he made for me last year :bob:
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Postby zerosum » Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:19 am

http://www.deviever.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=68
Devi Ever wrote:I thought I'd make it a little easier for people interested in experimenting with DIY fun to let everyone know where we get some of our signature items to create our humble sonic destructors.

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- Photo Sensitive Eye -
supplier : http://www.alliedelec.com/
part # : 699-0380

We've been through a gaggle of different photo eyes and eventually settled on these. Their cheap, reliable, and work well with 100k pot situations (what we use for our feed back loops). Toss 'em into your bread board experiments where a 100k pot or resistor might do well and you might be rewarded with a lot of fun.

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- Inkjet Vinyl Sticker Paper -
supplier : http://www.papilio.com/

We've been using this since day one. The downside is that you can't bake the pedals (to harden the paint), it can bunch up when you attach certain components, and sometimes when you spray clear coat on it.... well... it can be finicky. The upside is that your imagination (and ability in Photoshop) is the limit, it's really easy to attach to an enclosure (just stick it on... because well... it's a sticker!) and with a good coat of... clear coat, it holds up pretty well to wear and tear!

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- Joysticks -
supplier : http://www.bent-tronics.com/

I've been looking for analog joysticks like these forever. The moment I found them, I put together the Synth Mangler and a flood of other ideas came to mind as what to do next (which will all hopefully come to pass in 2007). They come in both 150k and 10k flavours. What's so great about these, is that they are literally just two 16mm pots attached to a (surprisingly non-complex) joystick mechanism. In other words, any DIY / MOD project you have that involves two pots that are near 100k or 10k value could be replaced by one of these joysticks. I mean seriously... say you have a delay pedal who's Feedback and Delay Time knobs are both 100k... you could just replace them with a joystick and JOY! :') Speaking of... you should bug Brian Marshall over at Subdecay to make a version of his Noise Box with a joystick control (I brought it up to him, but I couldn't tell how keen he was on the idea... probably doesn't think there is a market for it) :'(

Subdecay Noise Box : http://www.subdecay.com/nb.htm

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ANYHOW... beyond that, we've been getting most of our other parts from http://www.mouser.com, but most recently have been getting incredible deals from http://www.pedalpartsplus.com , and we'll eventually be buying from New Sensor (yay!)

Our PCB's have been always always from Adam Romero ( adamromero@gmail.com ), who should email if you need some made. I'd like to be able to suggest http://www.futurlec.com for pcb's, but their turn around time can take half a year, and their communication sucks.

Um... I guess that about covers it.

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Postby Drohnwerks » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:12 pm

for schematics this page is great.

also

experimentalists anonymous Schematic archive has more designs than you can shake a stick at .
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Postby üav » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:48 pm

For europe, I suggest http://www.banzaieffects.com/ cool prices and a lot of choice
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby Drohnwerks » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:14 am

where to buy forum on BYOC

actually looks pretty handy, although the recommendations seem a tad expensive for Euros (guys from the UK using small bear and Maplin etc)
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Postby Drohnwerks » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:49 am

http://www.getlofi.com/?cat=5

everything on the getlo-fi blog tagged with "schematics" - there are a few interesting things in there.
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Postby Drohnwerks » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:44 am

More Schems - check the URL! - http://www.christianmusicweb.com/schematics/

and some more: http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Li ... matics.htm - mainly commercial designs, but the beginners project looks interesting...
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Postby 22tape » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:39 pm

great stuff guys, thanks! i'm just getting into it and this thread is a great resource. :D
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby Drohnwerks » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:11 am

for want of a better place to put this kink:

http://www.critterandguitari.com/home/

Cellular automata video synth, and other interesting products. From what I can tell (there is some pseudo-java code on the site) it looks like the boards are programmed in processing(.org) or wiring.
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Postby UnicornPower » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:34 am

So where's the best place to get joysticks now that bent-tronics have stopped selling components? Anyone know?
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby SirBlend12 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:54 pm

Found this earlier today. Can't be sure of how correct any of them are, but if they ARE correct... then this is a pretty big database.

http://www.schematicheaven.com/effects.htm
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Postby metalmariachi » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:31 pm

SirBlend12 wrote:Found this earlier today. Can't be sure of how correct any of them are, but if they ARE correct... then this is a pretty big database.

http://www.schematicheaven.com/effects.htm


They've been around for a long time.
Their amp data bass is pretty much correct, as far as those I know go.

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Postby SirBlend12 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:23 pm

^^^^ Well, I ended up comparing some of the schematics I found on there to different ones for the same pedal on other sites, and for the most part they looked the same. Seems as though they should be alright.
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