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 :)

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