[sdiy] need help with a filter

Nugent, Allison C. (NIH/NIMH) [E] nugenta at mail.nih.gov
Mon Dec 23 15:27:12 CET 2013

Wow, I'm glad it's not just me.  Seriously, the circuit would work for about a minute and then it would stop until I wiggled and re-inserted every lead.  Maddening.

From: cheater00 . [cheater00 at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 3:48 AM
To: Paul Perry
Cc: Nugent, Allison C. (NIH/NIMH) [E]; synth-diy
Subject: Re: [sdiy] need help with a filter

On 23 Dec 2013 05:14, "Paul Perry" <pfperry at melbpc.org.au<mailto:pfperry at melbpc.org.au>> wrote:
> I never use those plastic protoboards.
> The late Bob Pease called them "slabs of trouble"...shorts, bad contacts, stray capacitance.
> When I prototype, I just solder straight to stripboard, that way when I knock it off the bench,
> nothing comes loose.
> Also, when the prototype works.. it's finished!
> paul perry Melbourne Australia

Seconded. Myself, I just solder the leads together in the air. Once I switch to SMD I'll see if that still works with the passives at least.


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