[sdiy] Parts going out of module panel

sines sines_list at scale.la
Tue May 1 02:26:40 CEST 2018


This might all be really obvious, but…

I would look at Thonk, Synthcube, Modular Addict and Random Source kits for inspiration. And… Division 6 / Synthrotek.
the Muffwiggler DIY section would also be great to check out.

A lot of DIY kits call for  ‘Erthenvar’ jack type (PJ301BM)/ Kobiconn aka, Thonkiconn jacks, such as the Fonitronik:

PCB 1 is for mounting jacks + hardware, with a header that sandwiches PCB 1 to PCB 2.

Division 6 used Thonkiconn jacks for this:

Song Huei pots are used for a lot of these as well:


> On Apr 30, 2018, at 3:30 AM, Julian <elfenjunge at gmx.net> wrote:
> Am 30.04.2018 um 09:09 schrieb rsdio at audiobanshee.com:
>> On Apr 29, 2018, at 10:54 PM, Julian <elfenjunge at gmx.net> wrote:
>>> Am 29.04.2018 um 23:33 schrieb Bartek Osiński:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> I'm doing my first eurorack module for training purposes and I'd like it to be a single PCB mounted to panel. The problem I have is that distributors like Mouser, Farnell or TME seem to be lacking vertical mono mini jack connectors. Only Mouser has stuff like
>>>> ACJM-MV35-2, but I'm guessing having panel 24mm above PCB level is too tall.
>>> 24mm is too tall. Most people use 10mm.
>> Can you explain why 24mm is too tall? Can you give some specific examples?
> I use the NV jacks myself, which are 13mm high. I chose them because I needed the switch on the GND pin and because I really like their feel. But it was a major hassle to find other matching parts, especially when it comes to buttons and switches.
> Most tactile with caps I like are designed for 10mm panel space, sometimes even less. I spent weeks to find a supplier for slide switches that are tall enough to fit through the panel.
> For 24mm the only option I could think of would be either panel mounted components with wires(yuck!)
> Or can you point out a single vertical PCB mounted jack that is 24mm high? A threaded pot with a threading long enough?
> I mean sure it is possible with a bit of fiddling, but it is far from elegant.
> Best,
> Julian
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