with my recent modular synth fiddlings eating up the little money i have, i thought it appropriate to address some things before i start asking internet strangers for money again: https://www.patreon.com/posts/35057568
oh and the caps i ordered ended up being much bigger than i was expecting, so i had to cram them in there bent like that. that's an easy thing to fix for next time though
boy, essential tremor does NOT make it easy to solder. this one was especially rough since i haven't soldered anything in at least a year. but! it works! here it is powering a couple other modules, complete with warped 3d-printed test panel and janky led i had to remove and flip around cause i got it backwards in the schematic lmao
this one is unusually expensive because i need a particular $14 inverting DC/DC converter for it and i can't really work around it. i'm anticipating future simple modules being cheaper
finished designing the power supply module! now i just need to make a front panel
kicad files and such available here: https://github.com/trashbyte/byte-sized-beats
spent today learning kicad. it's way more cumbersome than eagle, but it's free and it supports generating, viewing, and exporting 3d models without relying on 3rd party plugins, which is nice. actually i spent most of today figuring out a kicad -> blender workflow lmao. but! i'm working on a power supply module atm
oh, and i can sell kits and stuff to make things even more economical, if you're handy with a soldering iron.
also everything 100% OSHW
hey synth nerds:
if i made some ultra-cheap digital eurorack modules (and analog later when i have some more capital), who'd be interested? (and willing to buy)
im thinkin like, i could make decent digital vco/vcf/vca/adsr/whatever modules for, i dunno, $25 each? plus i'd like to design and sell PC-modular interface modules for moving audio and MIDI between a modular synth and a PC, and some sort of case that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. ideally i'd like to have a decent two-oscillator monosynth setup, including PC interfaces, case, and power supply that could be bought for ~$250 or less.
does this interest any of yall?
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