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Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Re: Kingslayer 2 Build
« on: October 23, 2016, 03:04:48 PM »
1) this resistor forms a low pass filter to remove more of the possibly remaining ripple current of the psu. Use any value between 22R and 330R.
2) you are right. R1 is needed or you wont have a signal connection. RPD is optional.

Sweet thanks. I was assuming the build doc was implying replacing R1 with a jumper, but I wasn't too sure.

Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Re: General Etching issue
« on: October 23, 2016, 03:03:24 PM »
Thanks for the tips m-Kresol. I have a background in chem and understand that the HCl method is a risk. Only work outside with that stuff and keep your face back kids! My PCB prep method is nearly as you describe. I rough it up, wash with water and dish soap, then rinse and dry without touching it directly again. I hit it with the iron for 10 min going in small circles. The transfer looks like it works well; I think the issue is likely with your point number 2.
HCl/H2O2 is too aggressive for my liking. The FeCl3 solution is homemade by dissolving iron in HCl then oxidizing with H2O2. I wasn't able to add enough iron initially to be in the proper molar proportions due to the size of my container, then got impatient and wanted to try it right away so I dumped in the H2O2. What I may have ended up with is a dilute sol'n of FeCl3 in a relatively concentrated sol'n of HCl/Water. I have some pH strips en-route, so maybe I can do some troubleshooting based on the pH. I am guessing it will still be somewhat ambiguous and I may be better off just throwing some more iron in there and heating it.

Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / General Etching issue
« on: October 22, 2016, 10:03:21 PM »

I am etching using HP gloss paper and an iron to do toner transfer. I have tried both FeCl3 and H2O2/HCl and in both cases the ground plane gets etched and pitted. I keep a close eye on the board and pull it into a water bath as soon as the traces are etched. Any tips? I have set my printer density as high as it goes and have also tried coloring in larger sections with sharpie after the toner transfer is complete just to add some protection. The transfer itself looks good, no peeling or bubbles.

Thanks for any tips you can offer.

Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Kingslayer 2 Build
« on: October 22, 2016, 09:57:58 PM »

I am in the middle of an etched Kingslayer 2 build and I have a few questions I'm hoping someone can help me out on:
1) The Ra resistor in the build, is this a user determined value? It looks like its 22R in the Kingslayer 2015 pedal?
2) The build doc notes that R1 is only required for true bypass, I would have guess RPD was not required but R1 was, can someone set me straight as to which is required and why?


General Questions / Madbean Fencepost Build
« on: September 22, 2016, 09:31:12 PM »
Hi All,

I am doing my first etched build and its a madbean fencepost. During component placement some things...happened. I made repairs as best I could, but its not having the intended effect. Does anyone with a working build have some voltages for the ICs and trannies that they would post?


How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Re: Sharing Pedal Artwork
« on: September 16, 2016, 10:02:38 PM »
Flanagan: Thank you sir. I like your echo base idea. What was the inspiration behind the ship on the moodring...or did it just look cool?

Bene: I was talking about setting everything up to the pedal dimensions then having it print the size you designed it to be. Some of it is the printer settings etc, but sometimes it seems like the program has a setting or two that messes with it too. Might just be me

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Re: Sharing Pedal Artwork
« on: September 16, 2016, 12:38:20 PM »
If you look through build reports you may find some. I'll be willing to share anything from mine.

Jimilee: Thanks, I'm going to go sort through your prolific post history for inspiration

What are you looking for? What are you building? I have some saved Power Point stuff. Its pretty basic tho. I tend to not use knob indicators, just labels.

Flanagan: I have a number of pedals currently in plain boxes or on the bench. Right now I'm building a Klon, MBP Leviathan and a MBP Fencepost. I'm good to start experimenting with PPT, but thanks for the offer. I'm assuming the scaling is trial and error?

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Re: Sharing Pedal Artwork
« on: September 16, 2016, 09:52:39 AM »
Thanks for the tip. I was hoping someone had shared the full artwork / pictures that they had customized for their pedals, in addition to the label and whatnot. Don't suppose you have any art I can stea...borrow?

Im going to try ppt, GIMP and I are still not getting along well

Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Re: Verifying ALL Etcher's Paradise projects
« on: September 16, 2016, 07:48:32 AM »
I hear you on the basement bathroom reno. Never again will I use a diamond saw to cut concrete in an enclosed space...that was an experience.

I have the fencepost on the bench now as my first etched board build. I also have my eye on the boneyard. From reading around, it seems these projects have been build plenty of times, but its a lot of vero builds and I cant recall if I came across a verified etched layout build yet.

Keep us posted on the sale. 

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Sharing Pedal Artwork
« on: September 16, 2016, 07:42:35 AM »
Hi All,

Not sure if this is the place to post the question, but I was wondering if there was anywhere that people share the artwork they used for their enclosures? I am not much of an artist, but like the idea of having something more than a solid color pedal. I am trying out waterslides and pedal etching, so anything really would be cool to take a look at and try to customize a bit. I cant seem to find anything on MBP and google has found some stuff, but if there was a database or forum post somewhere, that would be ideal.


Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Re: Leviathan Modulation Board
« on: September 11, 2016, 09:05:40 PM »
Thanks for the tip. I came across a vero mod board on sabrotone while searching what you suggested. Now I just have to build the delay...

Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Leviathan Modulation Board
« on: September 10, 2016, 10:11:54 PM »
Has anyone added a mod daughterboard to the leviathan to make it all tape echo-y? If so, what did you like and how did you wire it in? I did a forum search and came up dry.

Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Re: Verifying ALL Etcher's Paradise projects
« on: September 10, 2016, 10:07:00 PM »
Any updates on your epic journey alparent et al?

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