DIY Kit Building - geeks r us.

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i would definately shop a round a bit more than buying stuff from maplins, try more specialist electrical/electronic components store, i ended up having to buy a serial cable from there and it cost me a tenner Roll

as for the soldering it's all about practise Smile
yeah, i need to practise loads. I thought id started to get my head round it.

Also, yeah i know maplins are a bit shit/ripoff, but i have a store locally and a kit on the desk and a spare day so i was itching to get going. Wont make that mistake again.

Cheers

Smile
Nice update Ben. I've changed the thread title to something more befitting.

Since buying the Sammich I've been looking at more DIY kits so maybe this is the start of something more beautiful for me. Then again knowing my lack of focus it'll be something I get obsessed with then go off leaving the kits I bought half built Hahaha

I've got a couple of basic £10 soldering irons. Are these not really suitable? Maybe the tip is too fat for this kind of thing.
still not got a conclusive answer re types of solder, will post up on sos diy forum. Bugbrands geezers been dead helpful but not responded to that query.

Either there or on the shruthi forum, hes dead helpful as well.
Here's my soldering irons. They're not cordless so easily get tangled. Didn't realise one is a pointed tip. Maybe useful. Are these any good?

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finished up at 3am.. Its not working though Smile
That was quick. Whats not working tho, it just not turning on?

x0x forums are very helpful;

http://forums.adafruit.com/viewforum.php?f=12

Do you have any thoughts on different types of solder BTW?

Cheers
ive been using the same roll for years Smile

Kester Rosin core


something like this, ive never used the silver stuff.


http://www.amazon.com/Kester-Rosin-Core-...B00068IJPO

I finished late last night and just plugged headphones in, was just getting a hum, will check it out later from the start!
@ Wilshy


http://blog.re-64.com/
Some good advice here (soldering etc)

A great book with DVD

Grin
Oh and my shruthi kit has arrived Icon_yippee / Nervous
x0x is working all the way to the output but no sound, its driving me insane Banghead
safetyboy Wrote:x0x is working all the way to the output but no sound, its driving me insane Banghead

'guest' will sort you out hes a genius. Smile
yeah he's been helping me at the moment!
Paradigm X Wrote:Oh and my shruthi kit has arrived Icon_yippee / Nervous

really like the look of this

did you order your kit from the mutable instruments site? noticed theyre sold out
Yeah thats the only place to get them.

Another 200 kits on the way but the last 100 sold out in 2 days - email him to get notified. Dead freindly and helpful Smile

You can always just buy the 2 pcbs and buy all the bits from RS or something but lots of faff.

Smile
Theres some bloody geniuses out there.

Some guy has built a prototype of a full programmer for the shruthi-

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Waiting on a chip for my x0x since last Thursday Neutral dying to get it rolling!
Thought youd been a bit quiet.

Mad

Annoying.

Im going to practice some soldering tonight with bits of wire. See how it goes. Nervous

really dont want to fuck up the shruthi.
New chips arrived, here's hoping
x0x is alive Smile Icon_yippee


Also PDX check this

http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18322
Demo demo demo demo Grin PDX is slow doing them Wink

My kit is ready to be shipped now. Xyxthumbs
safetyboy Wrote:x0x is alive Smile Icon_yippee


Also PDX check this

http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18322

Yeah saw this, not going to do anything until a consensus has been reached.

Wilshy - ive posted a number of x0x tunes... Nono

http://www.paradigmx.com/audio/paradigmx...rkacid.mp3
http://www.paradigmx.com/audio/paradigmx_platform2.mp3
http://www.paradigmx.com/audio/preskooljam2.mp3

Loads of solo x0x at end of preskooljam.
I still have to tune mine
Paradigm X Wrote:
safetyboy Wrote:x0x is alive Smile Icon_yippee


Also PDX check this

http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18322

Yeah saw this, not going to do anything until a consensus has been reached.

Wilshy - ive posted a number of x0x tunes... Nono

http://www.paradigmx.com/audio/paradigmx...rkacid.mp3
http://www.paradigmx.com/audio/paradigmx_platform2.mp3
http://www.paradigmx.com/audio/preskooljam.mp3

Loads of solo x0x at end of preskooljam.
pr skool not working, but the other too are Icon_yippee

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