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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Adjustable Pocket Power Supply Stripboard Veroboard Layout

This is something I've been meaning to make for quite a while.

Basically the idea was that should you go around charity shops, car boot sales, yard sales, thrift stores and other such places it would be nice to have a power supply capable of giving you various voltages to check if things you are potentially going to buy actually work. the resistors are selected for 3 volts, 5 volts, 9 volts and 12 volts and you may notice that the resistor values (R2, R3, R4 and R5) are very specific and in some cases not available - these values are due to not being able to alter R1 when you switch the voltage.  

there are 2 ways to get around this

1.add resistors in series or parallel eg. for R5 I put 2K and a 68r resistor in series and that was near enough to get me my 12 volt output


2. use 5K/4.7K trimpots and calibrate with your DMM - using that method you can of course easily set it for voltages you think you will need the most.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Sound Activated Dancing LEDs Stripboard Veroboard Layout ( for the holiday seasons )

With all the various holidays coming up I thought I would do a nice decorative project. This makes LEDs light up with any kind of sound - it might make a cool halloween effect that makes LEDs flicker as people walk past your house or you could have it on your TV or something at christmas or of course anything else you could think of (if you have any ideas let me know)

as usual it is built and tested - it works beautifully and is quite sensitve however if you want to control the sensitivity change R4 to something like a 2K potentiometer or trim pot and adjust to suit.

for the microphone I used one I salvaged from and old phone similar to ( Mouser number 665-POM5238PR ) but I'm sure any kind of microphone will work.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

S.A.L.O. (Smooth And Light Overdrive) Stripboard Veroboard Layout

This is just a little overdrive circuit I threw together the other day - I had an MXR octave fuzz that refused to work so I gutted it and made this thing to fill the box.

I didn't use a schematic or any pre-planning I just threw it together and hoped it did something and it did and it was quite a pleasing something. I will trace it so I've got a schematic to post at some point but until then here is the layout

The first 10 seconds is the guitar with no overdrive on

Devils Drone Sequencer Veroboard Stripboard Layout

This has taken some time to design and it's not perfect but it sounds pretty cool (As you can hear from the sample) it follows on from the devils triangle I did earlier this year ( Found HERE and no you don't have to build that to make this work!)
This is quite a big project and as you can hear I have built it using the stripboard layout provided (as I do with all my layouts) so take your time because I really can't spend lots of time answering why things don't work. The truth is that unless you have the board in front of you there is no possible way to troubleshoot things. But if you take it slowly it should be good.
also don't forget to check out the "tips and troubleshooting" page above

I would also recommend not to do this if you're in-experienced