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SMD projects to practice with?
« on: July 11, 2020, 03:05:11 PM »
I've done a bit bit of SMD soldering (FV-1 chip, the dual sided fuzz from the Function(FX) pack), but am interested in others, as I am tempted to get into DIY eurorack, but figured I'd go with a few more SMD pedal builds first.

Any suggestions on PCBs/projects I can order beyond just the FV-1 chip?

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 03:09:48 PM »
Chromesphere has one I believe, its an lpb1 boost. Damn small too, it fits onto the bottom of a 9mm pot. Itís an easy build though. Iím still trying to decide what to do with mine.


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Re: SMD projects to practice with?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 03:13:52 PM »
Chromesphere has one I believe, its an lpb1 boost. Damn small too, it fits onto the bottom of a 9mm pot. Itís an easy build though. Iím still trying to decide what to do with mine.


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Sounds cool! Any idea where to get a PCB?

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2020, 03:32:49 PM »
http://effectslayouts.com/product/microbuffer/

I recently got one of these but haven't done anything with it yet

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2020, 03:47:32 PM »
Oh cool! Thanks. They've got a distortion as well. Might try both for fun.

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2020, 04:23:58 PM »
Chromesphere has one I believe, its an lpb1 boost. Damn small too, it fits onto the bottom of a 9mm pot. Itís an easy build though. Iím still trying to decide what to do with mine.


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Sounds cool! Any idea where to get a PCB?
Oh, sorry.
http://www.diyguitarpedals.com.au/shop/

Thereís also a link at the top of the forum pages in case you canít find this thread again.


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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2020, 04:54:28 PM »
Shu-tone (Dan) has a couple of Fuzzes that have SMD.  Pedal PCB's Mini Heterodyne Receiver also has SMD chips.  I don't know of anything that had SMD resistors though, if that's what you were looking for.

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Re: SMD projects to practice with?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2020, 05:30:38 PM »
I have a BBD delay that is all smd, and soon (hopefully) a version of the Rockett Dude (all 1590a, of course)

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2020, 06:11:27 PM »
I'm releasing 1 SMD board per week. I have ~100 of these things. All boards are verified. The boards are small, so they are pretty cheap to print at OSHPark ($5-7, including shipping)... https://oshpark.com/profiles/DLW

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2020, 06:36:31 PM »
I have a BBD delay that is all smd, and soon (hopefully) a version of the Rockett Dude (all 1590a, of course)
What is this SMD BBD delay, you speak of, sir?

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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2020, 06:50:08 PM »
I'm releasing 1 SMD board per week. I have ~100 of these things. All boards are verified. The boards are small, so they are pretty cheap to print at OSHPark ($5-7, including shipping)... https://oshpark.com/profiles/DLW
Nice. Are those the micro ones or the bigger ones. There seems to be 2 sizes.


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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2020, 07:02:53 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2020, 08:12:53 PM »
I have a BBD delay that is all smd, and soon (hopefully) a version of the Rockett Dude (all 1590a, of course)
What is this SMD BBD delay, you speak of, sir?

Not a SMD BBD (although that would be cool)  ;D. It's a MN3005 delay with everything else SMD in a 1590a

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2020, 08:26:51 PM »
I'm releasing 1 SMD board per week. I have ~100 of these things. All boards are verified. The boards are small, so they are pretty cheap to print at OSHPark ($5-7, including shipping)... https://oshpark.com/profiles/DLW
Nice. Are those the micro ones or the bigger ones. There seems to be 2 sizes.

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Re: SMD projects to practice with?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2020, 09:12:28 PM »
I have a BBD delay that is all smd, and soon (hopefully) a version of the Rockett Dude (all 1590a, of course)

Do you also sell PCBs? I didn't see any on the site in your signature.

I'm releasing 1 SMD board per week. I have ~100 of these things. All boards are verified. The boards are small, so they are pretty cheap to print at OSHPark ($5-7, including shipping)... https://oshpark.com/profiles/DLW

Woah! Awesome. I've never ordered anything from oshpark.com, so I'll look into their shipping to Canada, but there are some cool options here. Thanks!