Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Recycling towards fuzz...

I have recently acquired some equipment from a plaster/dirt filled storage room after a recent stage area refurbishment. From the wreckage I got two chunky boxes covered in AV sockets. The enclosures were battered, and their contents a spaghetti-episode mess. I took a while to separate it all, and now I have a want to design a distortion circuit with XLR connections - A vocal muff maybe? From some old VHS gear I've also found some small transformers, diodes, and such - Maybe get an Octaver of some sort in the mix?

I imagine this could be a project with many iterations...updates as I find time.

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Fab Lab Belfast 200812

I've had a quick vist to Fab Lab Belfast in the Ashton Centre, North Belfast.

I had a chance to chat with the technician, check out their great tools, see examples of other makers work, and get suggestions on helpful homework to do before booking some time there to work on prototypes. Inspired.

I was told there are links to useful project PDFs and FLOSS software on the Manchester Fab Lab site. I had downloaded Sketch Up and Eagle CAD oonly a few days before, with the addition of Inkscape (best compatibility for vector based projects) I now have a ever growing amount of things on my to-do/to-learn list.

Have a look at what they do, and think about what they can help you do.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Build-A-Booster Workshop 180812 - UPDATED

Here are a few photos from the workshop:

And here's a short video clip of the first test:

Build-a-Booster Workshop

Beginners build a booster unit in one day.
No knowledge of physics is required.
Learn basic soldering.

In four hours participants will build an amp-slapping boost circuit including:
in / out jacks, control pot and bypass switch.
Tools are available in the workspace.

1 - 5 pm
Saturday 18 August 2012

£35 (+ £5 for an aluminium enclosure)

To book a place - dodgystereo at gmail dot com

Example of a booster:

ZVEX SHO Tribute

Upstairs workshop @
1b Jameson Street, Belfast
(Beside the Errigle Inn on the Ormeau Road)

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

bew - familiar / refresher / familiarise yourself vinyl mix 090812