Author Topic: Siamesing a Noisy Cricket to a Super Hard On in one enclosure?  (Read 1076 times)

brokerolla

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I came across this little beast the other day while searching for an extremely portable headphone amp project and I can't get it out of my head. I feel like I need a noisy little grasshopper on viagra in my life, but still being somewhat new to building I'm confused on a couple of points; the website was in Spanish, and it's after 1AM so my brain is fried.
My thoughts were to combine a couple of OSHPark PCBs in one box (I'm guessing 125B?) since I'm not setup for etching. I'm blindly assuming the out from the Noisy Cricket runs straight into the IN of the Super Hard On clone board? The Noisy Cricket/Pocket Pounder PCB calls for a headphone jack with Tip/Ring/Sleeve instead of a simple two wire out, so that has me tossed. I'm assuming I'd run a simple 3PDT switch obviously on the booster, as seen on the right side, rather than a stomp. I don't know if I'll ever run a speaker off it, but I would think the headphone and speaker jacks on the backside are wired in series? All the little things, like adding a couple LED for the Boost and Gain, and power options I can figure out but for some reason the rest alludes me tonight... Should I just sit down with Eagle and redo the whole thing on a single board (which seems a little daunting but I might do just that...) and have OSH Park do a small run or?
If anyone has done something like this, or has better options for ready to solder PCBs to replicate, or any input at all, it would be greatly appreciated.

The Noisy Cricket/Pocket Pounder can be found here: https://oshpark.com/profiles/jimilee
Thinking of running this Super Hard On clone: https://www.oshpark.com/shared_projects/nsJTeQK0
« Last Edit: April 17, 2016, 12:37:27 AM by brokerolla »

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Re: Siamesing a Noisy Cricket to a Super Hard On in one enclosure?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 11:52:30 PM »
Meant to put this in Projects: General Questions... Wow, I'm going to bed.

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Re: Siamesing a Noisy Cricket to a Super Hard On in one enclosure?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 12:04:40 AM »
I need to stop thinking left to right... IN to SHO, SHO OUT to Noisy Cricket IN, Cricket OUT to headphone and speaker, which have their own individual pads... It's been a long night. If anyone has any other recommendations before I give it a go, chime in...
« Last Edit: April 17, 2016, 12:08:19 AM by brokerolla »

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Re: Siamesing a Noisy Cricket to a Super Hard On in one enclosure?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2016, 02:37:16 AM »
Im not sure how OSHPark and Eagle work but with permission of Jimilee and the creator of the cricket board I *think* you could export the boards and mash them together? Then you can jumper the ins and outs and see what sounds better into what I guess.

There are stripboard layouts for both at GuitarFX that shouldnt take too long to whip up. I think theres an explanation of the headphone jack wiring from memory if you cant wait the lead time for board/s!

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Re: Siamesing a Noisy Cricket to a Super Hard On in one enclosure?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2016, 07:48:55 AM »
Both PCBs are shared projects and free for use, so that shouldn't be an issue. I just blanked completely looking at it. I think I have it figured out, at least enough to give it a go. I'll probably order everything and post a build thread in case I run into issues.

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Re: Siamesing a Noisy Cricket to a Super Hard On in one enclosure?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2016, 07:57:24 AM »
Ive still never built a cricket so Im keen to hear some samples with some SHO goodness added in :-)

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Re: Siamesing a Noisy Cricket to a Super Hard On in one enclosure?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2016, 08:00:11 AM »
It's not too difficult, you're over thinking it.  I forgot it was even stereo. If I remember correctly, I didn't even wore mine stereo. I built it and immediately someone wanted to buy it, so I don't really have a point of reference. I think if I were building it, I'd use a flipper switch to put the boost in front also to increase the dirt if you wanted.


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