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General => Global Annoucements => Topic started by: madbean on February 01, 2016, 06:06:51 PM

Title: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: madbean on February 01, 2016, 06:06:51 PM
Regarding the forum crash from earlier today. F*&k that noise. That's all I have to say about it right now.

Here's the good news: Etcher's Paradise has launched and there have been some other updates to the webpages. You may need to refresh the home and projects page to start to see the changes. Here is a direct link to the new EP page:

http://www.madbeanpedals.com/EP

If anyone encounters issues with the new pages please post here. I have checked over everything but it's easy to miss small things here and there.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: culturejam on February 01, 2016, 07:09:02 PM
Woot!
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: Matt on February 01, 2016, 07:34:28 PM
I'll be breaking out the breadboard this weekend. Thanks Brian!!!
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: dan.schumaker on February 01, 2016, 07:55:55 PM
Etchers Paradise looks awesome Brian!  Great work on that.  I only see about a dozen off the bat that I am going to try, the Gravity Wave looks like the one I have to try first  ;D
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: jimilee on February 01, 2016, 08:34:34 PM
Dammit man, now I'm going to have to learn aren't I?
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: playpunk on February 01, 2016, 08:54:57 PM
Clicked on tutorials. Was not dissapointed.

Fat etch now stank.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: alparent on February 01, 2016, 09:16:57 PM
On the project page, you are missing a space between forum and the slash.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: alanp on February 01, 2016, 10:27:03 PM
That'll keep 'em out of mischief :)
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: selfdestroyer on February 01, 2016, 10:31:41 PM
So excited to take part in this.. I got a week off work starting tomorrow, but here is the bad news, I will be out of town. lol

I am sure this was by no means "easy" Brian. I am blown away by the quality and selection. Thanks so much man!

Cody
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: Jebus on February 01, 2016, 11:37:32 PM
Dammit man, now I'm going to have to learn aren't I?

This.  ;D
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: peterc on February 01, 2016, 11:51:58 PM
Amazing.

Thanks Brian!
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: 96ecss on February 02, 2016, 12:48:08 AM
Awesome!

Thanks Brian.

Dave
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: m-Kresol on February 02, 2016, 02:20:31 AM
This is great. Even the schematics alone most take ages!
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: juansolo on February 02, 2016, 03:15:38 AM
Smashing  8)
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: stringsthings on February 02, 2016, 05:14:58 AM
I can't get to the tutorials.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: brejna on February 02, 2016, 05:29:46 AM
Awesomness! :D
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: lrgaraujo on February 02, 2016, 05:39:41 AM
Brian, you're THE man!
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: raulduke on February 02, 2016, 05:43:06 AM
Etchers paradise looks great.

Thanks Brian!
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: brejna on February 02, 2016, 05:44:14 AM
I will start with Aquaboy :D
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: madbean on February 02, 2016, 08:19:07 AM
Thanks guys. I'm glad you are liking the EP. It's a bit lean on content but a lot more will be added. It takes quite a while to get these docs done, as you can imagine.

Here is a summary of all the website changes:
A lot of code was tightened up and tables were optimized.
The navigation system was replaced with something simpler.
The Projects page got some minor tweaks.
The About and Links page were combined with the FAQ Page.
The Builds page was deleted.
The Tutorials and Demos pages were added. There is nothing on the Tutorials page yet but there will be soon. The Demos page will get an actual design...I've just got basic content on there now.

I am still looking into a new shopping cart system so we are nowhere near finished with the website. But, this is good enough for the moment.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: mah62 on February 02, 2016, 08:28:26 AM
Hi Brian,

I haven't been able to build anything in over a year for personal reasons. I've just been browsing some of the contributors 2015 builds  - some amazing stuff there! That, and your post here, is inspiring me to get back into it. I am sitting on quite a few PCBs here. i need to get my ass into gear!

Thanks, once again, for this amazing gift!

Mark
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: EBRAddict on February 02, 2016, 08:41:41 AM
Is the Pointdexter inspired by a pedal with "apple" in its name?
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: alparent on February 02, 2016, 08:42:40 AM
We say a gardener as a green thumb. Well ..... and etcher as a yellow thumb!

Did a lot of etching this weekend. Had a little hole in my rubber clove thumb, so I had a yellow thumb for the last 3 days.

Don't want to be picky (I know what Brian is doing is above kindness and takes a huge amount of time) But I really like adding a silkscreen on my etches. Would it be possible to add a silkscreen image in the docs? Same as the parts layout but without the shaded PCB.

Thanks again for doing this. I have a friend that's just starting building and I'll tell him to shop at the etcher paradise and I'll etch him what he wants.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: madbean on February 02, 2016, 08:44:30 AM
Is the Pointdexter inspired by a pedal with "apple" in its name?

"Boutique" will be the code-name for Z\/ex. Reason not important.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: Tremster on February 03, 2016, 03:11:12 AM
You could put up a permanent link to the EP section at the top of the forum.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: alparent on February 03, 2016, 06:04:25 AM
 I second that proposition.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: nzCdog on February 03, 2016, 08:17:16 PM
Man, this is epic!  This represents a huge amount of work, thanks for sharing Brian!
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: flanagan0718 on February 04, 2016, 12:34:32 AM
I can't get to the tutorials.

Here is a thread that has links to the two Brian posted before.

http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=21460.msg212065#msg212065 (http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=21460.msg212065#msg212065)

-Mike-
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: 287m on February 04, 2016, 08:29:02 AM
Hail Brian! Hail Madbean!
i want build leviathan!
=======
above is my cousin, delay junkie.
bookmarked. hope i can build for him, asap.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: madbean on February 04, 2016, 09:27:27 AM
Basic content has been added to the Tutorials page (may require a refresh). More tutorials will come.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: Leevibe on February 04, 2016, 10:23:22 AM
I am sure this was by no means "easy" Brian. I am blown away by the quality and selection. Thanks so much man!

Cody

This^

I'm in the mood to quit my job and get to work verifying these awesome looking layouts. Brian, this is going to be THE indispensable resource for DIYers. Seriously man. You're about to conquer the world here.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: Haberdasher on February 08, 2016, 12:19:09 PM
I just built the Ghost Note (Haunting Mids Fuzz).  Everything seems to be in working order on this one, except the clipping leds are shown backwards (assuming the shorter led leg is meant to go to the sq pad).  In other words, once I flipped the led's around to where the short legs went to the round pad instead, they started lighting up and clipping.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: madbean on February 08, 2016, 12:35:32 PM
The long leads should go to the square pad, so you actually did it right the second time. That is strange though because they are back to back so it shouldn't matter which way you do them (as long as they are B2B).

Incidentally, all the diodes in the MBP library are cathode to square pad EXCEPT for LEDs. I found early on that people got confused and were constantly flipping LEDs when I had it the other way around so I changed it just for that one.
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: m-Kresol on February 08, 2016, 12:39:36 PM
Incidentally, all the diodes in the MBP library are cathode to square pad EXCEPT for LEDs. I found early on that people got confused and were constantly flipping LEDs when I had it the other way around so I changed it just for that one.

Yup, same for me here. Personally, I'd prefer if all the positive pads were square ones as you have it for electros. Would make sense to have diodes in the same manner. just a thought
Title: Re: Website updates and Etcher's Paradise launch
Post by: Haberdasher on February 08, 2016, 12:50:54 PM
ah, no wonder I've always been confused with led's around here, lol.  ok, so long leg, square pad.  got it.

as far as the led's not lighting up the first way I had it, maybe they were just bad parts.  they were from this bag of super-ancient led's i had from a trade, and I actually changed them out for new ones when I flipped them around.  probably just a coincidence.

anyway, i guess the ghost note is verified, then.