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The Alpaca Lips
« on: September 02, 2017, 09:44:13 PM »
This one is a 1776 Effects 'Buzz Saw'.  The "Baa" mode made me think of sheep, and it was a slippery slope into alpacas after that.  Photo is one of my mum's alpacas.

I've done an optical switching mechanism on vero for this one, and glowing red eyes for the alpaca - super glued the LEDs on the inside of the enclosure, and did 1mm holes underneath the eyes.   

The top is waterslide decal for the photo and black text, and then a laser engraved perspex over the top.  I got that done at ponoko.com, they give you a $20 discount on your first order, which was more than enough to do 2 x 1590B and 1 x 1590BB plates, and an assortment of washers and things.  The shipping cost to Australia was enough to make it not worth doing very often though.  It's 3mm thick perspex, which made fitting the pots pretty hard.  I had to countersink the inside of the enclosure so there was enough thread poking through to put a nut on. 

Cool sounding fuzz... the two modes give it a nice range of sounds. 








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Re: The Alpaca Lips
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 01:24:46 AM »
You have a baaa-d, baaa-d sense of humour.
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Re: The Alpaca Lips
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 08:01:36 AM »
F@ck yes! "A slippery slope into alpacas" is a phrase that I never thought I'd hear.

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Re: The Alpaca Lips
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 08:06:48 AM »
Amazing build! Love the eyes!

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 09:22:06 AM »
Love it, cool faceplate looking all 3D
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 03:02:09 PM »
That faceplate idea is trés cool.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 05:24:35 PM »
awesome

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 09:08:29 PM »
I love how you did the eyes, really clever. Great job!