building a big "dummy box" W.I.P.

daeg

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I liked how you did the LED's with the trimmer on a piece of perf. Can you give us the rundown on those?
 

dawson

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Hey, maybe you'll find your phone inside! I've enjoyed both yours and Big Monk's processes. Each a unique direction.

Nothing like a nap though. Unless you're on a gig I suppose. Not so bad if it's the drummer maybe...:sleep:
Ah, I hadn't seen Big Monk's board until you mentioned it so I went over and checked it out- very cool!

Next level, man. Really impressive.
Thanks a lot!

I liked how you did the LED's with the trimmer on a piece of perf. Can you give us the rundown on those?
Sure thing- I plan to have this thing fully assembled, photographed, shared, and played very loudly by the end of this weekend, if not sooner and I'll be sure to address the LED's.
(but who knows what will really happen- I said the same thing^ about last weekend.)
 
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dawson

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Here's my current collection of completed circuits in the modular format:
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dawson

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Alright- all the box needs now are some rubber feet for the bottom plate which will arrive shortly in the mail, and an emblem or two for the outside. Here's the rack all ready for final assembly:
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Up-side-down:
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I'll call this build style a "SCHMORG." My favorite pedal board before this modular goose-chase was called "smorgasbord," and my last-name starts with "Sch," so, tweak the spelling and hack off the end: you get "SCHMORG." Here's the "smorgasbord" for those who haven't seen:
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Coming very soon, what I call "sleds."
 
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dawson

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So this is a sled:
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They're as tall as a 125B bottom plate and they fit in the racks like so:
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I'll design a new sled for each new format, like this 1590BB sled:
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I'm actually printing out another 1590BB sled right now because I think I'm going to change things up just a bit, but this picture will give you the idea:
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They're either secured to the box with thumb-tacks on top and bottom, or if their sled if too thick on top like the 1590BB and the one in the top left, they can still have a thumb-tack in the foot and then fasten to its' neighbor with a little screw.
 

dawson

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Nice SCHMORG!

Hold it! What is this?
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That's a PPCB pick in my spring-loaded pick-holder!
It's actually a bit out of spec' to be used in this build because the cavities for the sleds are slightly deeper than in the prototype. All I have to do is measure how much it falls short, then alter the design and print another one out- I'll take more pictures of the inner workings when I do that.
Very observant, Fig!
 

dawson

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Sleds & screws:
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Signal chain:
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Daisy chain that connects all the grounds together:
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Then the power:
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It's pretty messy in there right now- next time I rebuild it, I'll roll-up the excess lengths of wire and maybe fasten them to the walls with little screw-in eyelets and twist-ties or something.

The bottom is screwed on and it works!
..now to fill those empty slots.
 

Feral Feline

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Awersum!

While the board has shielding, I'm wondering if there will be any interference between circuits.
I hope not, 'cause the amount of weight saved by having just the lids instead of whole enclosures must be substantial.

Makes me want to standardise on 1590N1 and 1590BB sizing, and I've got a few pedals that are 1590XX — workable since the 1590XX lid-height is basically the same as the N1 (121.2mm & 121mm respectively vs the BB's 119.5mm) and just make up the difference with the 3D-printed sleds.
 

dawson

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Awersum!

While the board has shielding, I'm wondering if there will be any interference between circuits.
I hope not, 'cause the amount of weight saved by having just the lids instead of whole enclosures must be substantial.
I've worried about that too. I haven't had any issues yet but I also haven't tried any effects with transformers or BBD's.
 
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