This didn’t work.
I wanted to add the graphical silkscreen layer to the top of my guitar fuzz circuit board. I printed a mirror image on the laser printer, aligned it, ironed it, saw the terrible result, and made a sad face.
Here’s plan B, stick a positive version on with double stick tape. Super pro.
NOTE: I accidentally reversed the electrolytic capacitor (C2) in this drawing.
I’m making a guitar effect pedal for my son, who’s been learning to play guitar and recently borrowed a beautiful Danelectro from my friend Adam Iscove. I found a simple fuzz circuit online called a Bazz Fuss and decided to replicate it.
I started off on a breadboard and got a good sound out of it, so now I’m making a circuitboard for it.
I re-created the circuit schematic in Eagle CAD, as seen here. I’m not an electrical engineer, and I’m certain I’ve done many things incorrectly and look forward to hearing suggestions on improving things. Heck, I haven’t even soldered it together and tested it yet, so I probably won’t work until iteration #7…
Next, I manually placed and routed the components, also in Eagle.
The power switch on my router spontaneously broke. Weird. I fixed it bypassing it with a beefy external SPST switch.
My friend Dug North — automata builder and clock maker extraordinaire — sent me a box of vintage tools in trade for some parts bins I built for him. Let’s have a look at his picks!
Videography by Peter Moyer
My son has been learning to play the guitar. I’m very happy and proud — he’s really into it, practices hard, and he sounds great. I recently borrowed an electric guitar from a friend so my son can practice for an upcoming Led Zeppelin show put on by his guitar school. We needed a stand for the guitar, so I built this one based on plans I saw on Instructables.
I re-drafted plans in Rhino, then laser cut some cardboard as a template. I transferred that to a piece of scrap 1/4″ plywood.
I cut it on a mitre saw and bandsaw, and then sanded it.
It works pretty well, but I’d like to remake it with tighter tolerances so the guitar back sits flush against the stand.
You can fit 3.5mm parts on 0.1″ pitch (2.54mm) PCBs by simply turning them 45 degrees?! I just blew my own mind and am very happy about it. Was this a known thing?