[sdiy] Substitute for pin matrixes?

cheater cheater cheater00 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 01:07:05 CET 2010

You don't need an XY matrix, you just need an every-to-every matrix.
Here's how you can do it: take two IDE cables, the connectors are
normal row header connectors. take a standoff header - the one that
has a pin that solders to a PCB, and a female socket on the end - much
like an IC socket but only one pin. Solder a wire to the pin. Solder
another on the other end of the wire. Now you have a simple patch
cable. They can be stacked. You can solder a resistor inline on the
wire. You're probably not going to get a cheaper way of doing this
with resistors in the patch. The IDE cable will probably die at some
point but who cares - they are cheap enough


On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 00:44, karl dalen <dalenkarl at yahoo.se> wrote:
> I have also been fooling around with that idea, its certainly dirt cheap.
> The resistors converts patch voltages into current, sums at OP amp virtual
> node -input.
> It would be interesting to know the liftime of IDC's for sure.
> IDC's are also known as flat cable connectors. Turn one upside
> down and insert a resistor leg and feeeeeeeel the smoothness! :-)
> KD
> --- Den sön 2010-01-24 skrev David G. Dixon <dixon at interchange.ubc.ca>:
>> Från: David G. Dixon <dixon at interchange.ubc.ca>
>> Ämne: RE: [sdiy] Substitute for pin matrixes?
>> Till: "'karl dalen'" <dalenkarl at yahoo.se>, Synth-diy at synth-diy.org
>> Datum: söndag 24 januari 2010 04.06
>> > Thats what i *mentioned* in my
>> very first posting named Pin lists!
>> > Thingy thing are called bridges. Resistors soldered on
>> PCB rater
>> > stuck in patch wire or bridge.
>> Oh yeah.  I went back and read it.
>> Anyway, it seems like a pretty darn good idea to me: it's
>> dirt cheap,
>> infinitely expandable, and it doesn't take up much room on
>> the ol' front
>> panel.  I think I might just build one myself!
>> So, what's the purpose of the resistors, and couldn't they
>> just be put at
>> the ends of each bus?
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