[sdiy] Super cheap synthisizers

John L Marshall john.l.marshall at gte.net
Sun Jun 16 07:23:55 CEST 2002


Boeing Surplus has Pentiums for as little as $20.00, complete.

Take care,
John


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ernest Meyer" <ernest.meyer at attbi.com>
To: "synth diy" <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:10 PM
Subject: RE: [sdiy] Super cheap synthisizers


> Hmm. There's a local company selling entire 100MHz 486s computers for
$100,
> case and everything. What about making a daughtercard with the analog
> filters for one of those and using good old x86 assembly?
>
> (steeling oneself for a blast of criticism....)
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> [mailto:owner-synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl]On Behalf Of patchell
> Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:00 AM
> To: synth diy
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Super cheap synthisizers
>
>
>
>
> phillip m gallo wrote:
>
> > Understanding that discussion to date qualify as "brain storming, a lot
of
> > good input has been exchanged.  I just wanted to get a feeling for
> specific
> > issues, not from a product manufacturer stand point (i am not), but that
> of
> > a "constructor" who would (at least theoretically) construct and
implement
> > such a device.
> >
> > >(1) Expected cost per channel;
> >
> > --> Speaking for myself, time is more costly than component costs
(within
> > reason of course). Anything that implements "quickly" from a
construction
> > and packaging point of view has a reduced cost of implementation for me.
> >
>
>     Assembly time is definately the biggest problem I have.  I build
> modulars,
> and the amount of time it takes to wire up the panel almost makes that
part
> of
> the project a drudge...I just recieved some components yesterday that I am
> going
> to look at to see if I can solve that problem.  The idea, is of course, to
> have
> a PC board that just slides into the holes in the panel with no wires.  It
> might
> cost me a few more dollars for the hardware, but it will be insignificant
> compared to the time I have spent wiring.
>
>
> --
>  -Jim
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