Sunday, April 5, 2009

boxotrix (harty feast) panel construction

Now that im getting toward the end of populating this beast of a pcb it was time to get around to making a panel. I made the panel as the construction lit mentions that to start working out the final values you need all the pots to be attached. Im not actually exactly sure how im going to case this one up yet. Currently im hoping to have banana and 1/4 inch inputs. As you can see from the picture below the bananas are on the top of the panel. I also want a more traditional format as i dare say ill use this doing gigs with just my laptop / drum machines and various other non-banana gear. So im thinking ill have a 2 rows of 1/4 or even 1/8 inch jacks on the back panel.

Here you can see the populated 3mm aluminium panel. There are a few missing panel components which i hope to have soon. Note the low profile rotary switches from allied electronics.

This project had a lot of hard to find stuff. It feels really good getting toward the end of it. I still have to get the THAT4301. It has been left till last due to the extreme price and ordering difficulties. I also could not get 5k1 3300ppm tempco resistors. So i just used normal 5k1 resistors.

Hopefully by the next post ill have the panel competely done :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

boxotrix >> harty feast

new box-o-trix layout w/
new project name
new distortion module names
different look
roughly same layout but 1/2 an inch more in height
crazy fonts :)

here is w/ components and then underneath just the silk

i was a little underwhelmed with the look of my last revision of the box-o-trix design. so i gave it an extreme make over. I like it now. I think giving all the distortion/gate/compressors verb titles, even if they are not really all that well associated in effect character, a sense of association and relation. This has been sent to print so just need my final batch of components and she will be almost done! Wish i could say the same for my 808, that project is costing a fortune.