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Lunar Module
« on: September 17, 2013, 06:46:03 AM »
After a few weeks playing with spiders (boards with pots, jacks & switches wired outside boxes), it was high time I started boxing stuff. So here is my first complete build, a Lunar Module in a 1590B. I thought the size of the box would make things easier but I did not realize that the more knobs, the more trouble... now I really understand why so many love board-mounted pots.

The board is from Pickdropper, the enclosure from ColesBD. No labels, as it's easy to remember what each pot does and I really love the understated look of the pedal. Likewise, I added a trimmer to the 3PDT board, but I ended up not using a led for the same reason (and it's a fuzz, I'll know when it's on). So I left the LED conector (at the bottom) empty. In the end I could just have used a DPDT, which I would have preferred since I really don't like the clunky feel of 3PDT switches, but hey. I'll probably replace the switch with an opto-tron board from Josh soon.





All in all, a great learning experience, despite (or because) a few bumps in the road. Now, the next builds are all intended to go in 1590A boxes, but maybe I'll start with 2-knobs effects this time  ;D

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Re: Lunar Module
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 06:53:17 AM »
That's a very nice first build! I really like the knob choice. Your wiring isn't too shabby either!

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Re: Lunar Module
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 07:13:27 AM »
Looks great, Croquet!  Nice job on the wiring and the enclosure color looks great.
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Re: Lunar Module
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 07:27:14 AM »
beautiful and simple. I have on of those boxes and was planning on using it for my rub-a-dub reverb with a big knob and no artwork.
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Re: Lunar Module
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 09:39:17 AM »
Heh, almost 300 posts, multiple eagle layouts, and finally your first box! :)

What are those knobs?
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Re: Lunar Module
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 10:09:49 AM »

Heh, almost 300 posts, multiple eagle layouts, and finally your first box! :)

What are those knobs?

They look an awful lot like Eagle knobs.  If so, you can get them at mouser.  I think they are what Skreddy uses on his builds.  I used them on my Andromeda build as well.
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Re: Lunar Module
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013, 10:20:55 AM »
You have a part number?

Update: I think I found it: 45KN030 (or similar)


Heh, almost 300 posts, multiple eagle layouts, and finally your first box! :)

What are those knobs?

They look an awful lot like Eagle knobs.  If so, you can get them at mouser.  I think they are what Skreddy uses on his builds.  I used them on my Andromeda build as well.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 10:25:18 AM by Geosh »

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Re: Lunar Module
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 10:26:18 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Heh, almost 300 posts, multiple eagle layouts, and finally your first box! :)

What are those knobs?

Yep, as you say, finally ;D It's fun to build, test and play with circuits, but it's much more rewarding to go all the way and box them. I got the knobs from musikding, they have many different "15 mm alu knobs" but here are those used on this build: http://www.musikding.de/Aluminium-knob-15mm-black-mark

They are indeed very close to, if not the very ones Skreddy uses.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 10:28:17 AM by croquet hoop »

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Re: Lunar Module
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 10:34:47 AM »
You have a part number?

Update: I think I found it: 45KN030 (or similar)

KN030 is the 19 mm version, KN031 is the 15 mm. And 450-7031 is the 15 mm black version.