Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Crank

From Mark Hammer's Ampage projects.

11 comments:

  1. Any idea what it sounds like?

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    1. Just a booster

      http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=67379.0

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  2. Is there a "rule of thumb" for converting a vero layout to a breadboard layout? I would like to try several circuits before I commit to breadboard. Thanks for your great work!

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    1. I'm certainly no expert but given the need to occasionally cut the traces, I would think it'd be easier to breadboard from an actual schematic rather than from a vero layout (generally speaking).

      OTOH, YMMV. ;)

      What exactly is your concern regarding breadboarding?

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    2. Thanks, that's what I have been doing, I was just hoping for a shortcut when I don't have the schematic. Thanks for your quick reply!

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    3. First search result from google with keywords "mark hammer crank":
      http://gaussmarkov.net/layouts/crank/crank-project.pdf
      +m

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    4. Goran - I am new to this, and was hoping that, since vero and breadboard are both physical layouts, with some similarities at first view, that there could be some simple technique of converting a layout from vero to breadboard. The vero breaks were my main puzzlement, so I wondered whether there was a rule like "shift down one row on the breadboard where there is a vero break". The more I think about it, the better I understand that vero and breadboard are separate media... Thanks to all for your input!

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    5. An interesting notion and I'm sure you could find an example or two where such a thing actually happens by chance. I suppose one could go down that visualization path due to "same potential stripes" nature of both but as you figured out, they really are very different. You do your cuts to facilitate closer spacing of components and to minimize "wasted" stipes, something you can't do on a breadboard.
      But it's certainly good to know that there's still people out there who use their head for constructive thinking and analysis! :)
      Keep it up and welcome to TBE, it's a great place to learn about them 'lectrons thingies!

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    6. You know, it would be really cool, if someone developed a breadboard product that perfectly emulated veroboard--allowing you to break traces.

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