[sdiy] PCB / Panel Manufacture

Oren Leavitt obl64 at ix.netcom.com
Thu Feb 13 16:16:57 CET 2020

The very first synth I built. Scrap wood enclosure and Masonite panels 
for the modules. Perf board or "kitchen sink" PCBs



On 2/13/20 5:30 AM, ShedSynth wrote:
> Hello and welcome, I’m also fairly new here.
> I’m in absolute awe of the amazingly professional hardware that 
> everybody else seems to be building; my ShedSynth is a bit more 
> home-brewed:
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/10DxOzIm4xho_889m-XKlbvurqyacUVo0/view?usp=sharing
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BS8EQtaD9CvmV340tZkXXgVt9GhE4mxD/view?usp=sharing
> I wonder if anybody else will admit to hacking together stuff like this?
> You asked about simple modules.
> I started with an Arduino pretending to be a not-very-1V-per-octave 
> VCO and Hendrik Göttling’s “Ultra Simple VCF” 
> (www.electro-music.com/forum/topic-45231.html 
> <http://www.electro-music.com/forum/topic-45231.html>) which turned 
> out to work happily on dual rail supply.
> Best of luck making some noise.
> Al
>             On Feb 6, 2020, at 7:31 PM, Shawn Rakestraw
>             <shawnrakestraw at gmail.com
>             <mailto:shawnrakestraw at gmail.com>> wrote:
>             > Hey All! I'm new to the list and this is my first question.
>             >
>             > I want to dip into making some PCBs and possibly front
>             panels. I am into eurorack, so that is what I will be
>             aiming toward. I have been learning how to use Eagle to
>             make my schematic into a board.
>             >
>             > Currently, I have been working on a power supply PCB
>             that would mount inside of a case, so I don't have any
>             major size constraints or precision. I will probably make
>             a simple bus board next to distribute the power. Then I
>             want to move on to an actual module. Something simple at
>             first.
>             >
>             > I should also mention that I am in USA, although that
>             probably doesn't matter that much anymore. I do prefer to
>             order things in the US when I can though.
>             >
>             > I am asking for any advice at all really. My question
>             begins with who / where to order from, but after that I am
>             a bit in the dark about what to even ask. I don't know if
>             copper trace thickness should be a concern. Obviously with
>             power PCBs and distribution boards you want wide traces
>             and I have done some research to try to learn how wide for
>             certain amp loads. Really, any advice will be good for me
>             - anything that you wish you had known before your first
>             order could be helpful.
>             >
>             > Has anyone made panels and if so, what is the beginning
>             process for that? Can you design them in Eagle using Nets
>             or something? I don't know how people even design them.
>             >
>             > Thanks in advance, I look forward to your replies!
>             >
>             > - Shawn
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