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PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« on: January 20, 2020, 03:43:02 PM »
Wanted to take a stab at SMD and chose this.  The build went really smooth, Iím excited to do some more SMD.  I bought the faceplate at PPCB, which looks super pro.  Was wondering if anyone knows of a good DIY way to make these?

Pedal is a really loud, noisy, and crazy, but that's intentional.  I think I might add a master volume, itís kind of tricky to get the three levels set.  Overall, really pleased with this one.








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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 03:46:51 PM »
Looks great, just finished up one myself.

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 03:56:27 PM »
Looking great! Nice work with the surface mount too!

Iíve never seen those faceplates in person, but Iíve laser etched acrylic (White top, black middleósorta like a pick guard with the layered edge look) to get black lettering on white. The top/substrate colors can be whatever to get the effect youíre looking for.

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 04:40:39 PM »
Wish there was a place to get those faceplates made. Could turn out to be a lucrative business in the diy community.

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 04:49:07 PM »
Ultra clean build.

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 04:50:20 PM »
That is slick looking! I didn't know this project even existed.

I've also seen folks use black FR4 and etching designs into it. It could be possible if you get some pretty thin stuff, and it will have a copper look rather than white. You'd have to get pretty good at etching, which I I am not.
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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 05:25:10 PM »
Looks great! I love this pedal even though i have found absolutely no practical use for it but it keeps me busy for hours on end.

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 05:26:50 PM »
Wish there was a place to get those faceplates made. Could turn out to be a lucrative business in the diy community.

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BuGG has to get them made somewhere. Iím sure heíd tell you what his method is if you ask. Ponoko is a place to get custom acrylic laser etches if you donít have access to a machine / maker space deal for that method I mentioned above. It can be rather expensive there, but you can save money by combining a bunch of faceplates on a single board order. They do offer a new user incentive too.

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2020, 05:56:26 PM »
Nice work!
Glad it went smoothly for you- I had the same thought and built this mainly to try out SMD soldering with a cool effect as a bonus, but my results weren't so positive:


Anyhow, good-looking build, I'm very jealous!
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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2020, 06:08:08 PM »
Those look fantastic. Iíve built a couple of and projects myself.  Iím curious about the sound. How about An audio demo?


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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2020, 07:54:29 PM »
Thanks everyone.

Looks great, just finished up one myself.
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That looks cool, did you do the faceplate?

Iíve never seen those faceplates in person, but Iíve laser etched acrylic (White top, black middleósorta like a pick guard with the layered edge look) to get black lettering on white. The top/substrate colors can be whatever to get the effect youíre looking for.

Yes, that sounds perfect!   Have you ever posted a build report with this technique?  I'd like to check that out.
Looks great! I love this pedal even though i have found absolutely no practical use for it but it keeps me busy for hours on end.
Agreed, I didn't realize from the demos (or maybe it's just mine), that it doesn't do quiet, makes it less likely to work in a band situation.  Maybe a limiter in front would help.

I've also seen folks use black FR4 and etching designs into it. It could be possible if you get some pretty thin stuff, and it will have a copper look rather than white. You'd have to get pretty good at etching, which I I am not.
 
I've seen these, they do look nice, but etching seems painful.
Nice work!
Glad it went smoothly for you- I had the same thought and built this mainly to try out SMD soldering with a cool effect as a bonus, but my results weren't so positive:
That's funny! I don't know about a de-bug of this one, I'd probably let it sit for awhile too. 

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2020, 08:09:17 PM »
Yes indeed I used the faceplate. It love the look!

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2020, 11:41:21 PM »
Nice work. Did you solder the SMD ICs yourself? Good job if so :)

Odd to see a mix of through-hole passives and SMD actives.

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2020, 11:43:14 PM »
The faceplate is classy but I think the real show is going on inside. Those are some pro level guts my friend. SMD and through hole are as perfect as it gets.

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Re: PedalPCB Mini Heterodyne Receiver (EQD Data Corrupter)
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2020, 12:18:27 AM »
The faceplate is classy but I think the real show is going on inside. Those are some pro level guts my friend. SMD and through hole are as perfect as it gets.
Could not agree more.  You did a fantastic job with the smd soldering!
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