DIY Capacitors!?!?!

 

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Camera
NIKON D60
Focal Length
55mm
Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/100s
ISO
800
Camera
NIKON D60
Focal Length
55mm
Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/100s
ISO
800

 

Camera
NIKON D60
Focal Length
55mm
Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/100s
ISO
800
Camera
NIKON D60
Focal Length
55mm
Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/100s
ISO
800

Make your own 5pf capacitors with just some wire!

DIY Audio Electronics Workbench Essentials!

Every professional needs the right tools to get the job done.  When you’re Doing-It-Yourself, it’s easy to limit what you can accomplish by using dinky soldering irons and sitting on crappy stools.  There’s no perfect setup, but we’ve got lots of tips from years of getting it wrong!  Learn from our ignorance and don’t make the same mistakes!

Check out new two-part tutorial that will help take your electronics experiments to a whole new level!

Workbench Essentials – Part1

Workbench Essentials – Part2

Eagle CAD Printed Circuit Board Parts Library and Schematics FOR FREE on Github!

Over the years, I have greatly benefited from the generous work of the open source community.  Whether it’s a reverse-engineered schematic of a early 70’s drum machine to source code for the Arduino, there is a lot of unpaid work that I have used for my hobbies and my work.

 

As a token of my appreciation, I am making the official DIY Audio Circuits Eagle CAD Parts Library and Schematics available to the general public.  Many of these custom-built parts and circuits have been manufactured and tested, while others were for demonstration purposes only.  Please feel free to download these files and use them for whatever purpose you see fit.

THE LINK

MIDI Buffer

midihw

 

Just found an awesome MIDI schematic used in a production model MIDI multiple-output buffer.  In the works is a tutorial on how to make you own MIDI buffer!  I’ll even have Eagle files!  Woohoo!

New Schematics Added!

I’ve added some new schematics to the Schematics page.  There are a lot of simple circuit snippets and some more advanced guitar pedals and analog/digital synthesizers.

Check it out here!

  There’s more cool stuff to come here on DIY Audio Circuits, so come back soon and be sure to post comments/send messages to see the content that you want!

Just some random thoughts for a new project…

Maybe i’ll do some Arduino stuff after I get this site fleshed out!

Anyway, just going to leave these notes here:

arduino based atari junk
arduino can store the serial data that would make sound effects like a kaboom or a missle strike.
make it an arduino library!

use a 4014 for a parallel in serial out shift register - this circuit takes samples stored on the arduino.  the arduino then sends these samples out on a couple of digital lines that the 4014 loads parallel.  Once they are loaded, then the circuit puts out the loaded values serially and loads another once the last sampled bit has been processed serially.

# some obnoxious pseudocode
Ex.
01 load    1101
02 serout() -> output = 1,1,0,1
03 register is cleared and load is enabled
04 get sample
05 load 0010
06 serout() -> output.total = 1,1,0,1,0,0,1,0
07 goto line(03) # I'm using a goto idgaf