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Build Reports / Re: MBP Woodstork
« on: August 23, 2019, 04:57:15 PM »
I gotta make one.

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Build Reports / Re: Handprint Rub-a-Dub Reverb
« on: August 22, 2019, 02:53:24 PM »
Photos should be working again now. Thanks for letting me know!

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Build Reports / Re: Bad Head (Doombutter)
« on: August 17, 2019, 04:06:22 PM »
Thatís a cool etch, the distressed look is great! Really like the design and layout youíve used, winner all round!

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Thank you! I'm glad it's a circuit that kinda fits the distressed look because it was not a very successful etch. The reverse ones are hard since the reaction gets out of control so fast from a temperature standpoint!

Build Reports / Re: Bad Head (Doombutter)
« on: August 17, 2019, 04:05:15 PM »

Build Reports / Handprint Rub-a-Dub Reverb
« on: August 17, 2019, 04:04:08 PM »
Here's my latest build - a 1776 Effects Rub-a-Dub Reverb!

I've had this circuit built for a while, but only just boxed it up this week. My 5 year old boy did the artwork for it, and I love how it came out! Acryclic paints over a black powdercoated enclosure, clear coated with some Minwax water based polyurethane. Hopefully one day he can be rocking it, since he's already super into my guitars (and I have a Loog waiting for his birthday next week).

Great sounding simple little reverb, perfect for my little practice amp that doesn't have any on board!

Build Reports / Re: Spaceman Effects Gemini III
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:48:51 AM »
That etch is awesome! I love the design, excellent work.

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Build Reports / Re: Bad Head (Doombutter)
« on: August 16, 2019, 06:36:51 PM »
Man, that etch is nice.
Appreciate it! I'm kinda glad the circuit fit a worn look, because if I'm honest I didn't have to try hard to get it. Good job I wasn't going for a pristine one here!

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Build Reports / Re: Bad Head (Doombutter)
« on: August 16, 2019, 05:39:09 PM »
Beautiful job!! I really love this inside and out.

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Build Reports / Bad Head (Doombutter)
« on: August 16, 2019, 12:03:05 PM »
I built a Doombutter (Mid-Fi Clarinot) a few years back but didn't really put any effort into the enclosure. I found it tough remembering what the controls did without labels so I sold it and decided to build another with an etched enclosure this time. Both times I used Haberdasher's awesome etch of the Doombutter (thanks Keefe!).

I went with a worn-out looking etch to match the vibe of the circuit.

Such a fun circuit, and very musical and usable at the less-than-crazy settings!

General Questions / Re: Mimik 15nf cap question
« on: August 16, 2019, 08:26:48 AM »
I could throw in a few 15n in the mail to you if you want.
Thanks so much Brian! PM incoming.

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General Questions / Re: Mimik 15nf cap question
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:19:26 PM »
Do you have any 4n7s left over?  You could solder one with a 10n in parallel.
That's a good idea, but unfortunately I don't. Looks like we're placing another order. Thanks!

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General Questions / Mimik 15nf cap question
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:36:41 AM »
I recently got a friend of mine into building, and he purchased a Woodstork and Mimik to get started with. Somehow we missed out the 15n caps for the Mimik on the parts order, but I have a handful of 10n caps; would these work for C5, C12, and C15 in the Mimik, or does he need to put in a new order for the 15n caps?


Build Reports / Re: Queen of Tone
« on: April 13, 2016, 04:58:53 PM »
Archer font! Love it, great looking build.

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Not a drone operator as such...

But I did spend a couple years as an FPV pilot of model airplanes back in 2007 when the FPV thing just started taking off... so to speak.  ;)

I have not flown since about 2010 but still have all my airplanes and one Tricopter.

Do you fly the drone FPV?

Well, not currently, no. It's basically a two-man operation, intentionally. The gimbal can move 360 degrees round underneath (the landing gear retract flat under the arms, so one person is flying and the other person is controlling the camera. The problem with this though, is that as soon as the nose of the drone and the camera aren't aligned, it's next to impossible to use the monitor on the ground to tell where the drone is pointing. For shooting static stuff like buildings I think it will be fine, but for moving targets or more intricate stuff, I'm thinking I'll need to mount a fixed cam on the frame so I always can see where the nose is.

The FAA requires you to operate them via line-of-sight only right now (meaning you can use an FPV cam as an aid but not as the only means of flying it).

Build Reports / The Build Report of Why I Haven't Built Pedals Lately
« on: April 10, 2016, 01:01:01 PM »
I went on a total spree (for me) last year and built a load of pedals while I was a stay-at-home dad for our first kiddo. He's 18 months now, and I recently went back to work as a helicopter pilot/instructor. The company was interested in branching out intro drones, for aerial photography/video to start with, and since I used to fly RC helicopters from when I was about 12 to 19 years old, I was interested in heading it up. So here's my latest build!

It took a good few months to research, source, and then assemble all the various components, because this is about as far from a Best Buy drone as you could get. It's about 3.5 ft diameter and about 2 feet tall, weighing in around 20lbs.

We are currently waiting on our FAA approval to operate it commercially, so we're limited to test flying it right now, but it's flown about 5 drama-free hours so far and is doing well!

My friend actually designs and builds the camera gimbal mounted underneath, and this is serial # 0001 of this model gimbal, so we're acting as kind of a guinea pig for him to see if any design changes are needed, but it does a remarkable job of keeping the camera steady and level regardless of what the drone is doing above.

Anyway I just wanted to thank everyone here for everything I've learned from you all. There's no way I would have been able to put this thing together without the primer into electronics that guitar pedals gave me, and you all helped in that even if you didn't know it!

Any other drone operators on the board?

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