◊ Printed Circuit Boards

We build a lot of our own gear, and lead building workshops. Custom PCBs from these activities are for sale.

All PCBs are provided on an as-is basis for personal use only. Only PCBs are supplied; additional parts and assembly are required. These are minimally supported projects meant for experienced DIYers; you need to be able to read schematics, source parts, stuff and solder the boards, wire off-board components, troubleshoot, and figure out the mechanical aspects such as front panels and housing.

PCBs are $15.00@ ($10 for the 40106 HexOsc); ppd in the US, additional $10.00 postage/handling (per order) outside the US. Use the Paypal "Add to Cart" buttons to purchase. Make sure your shipping address is included in the paypal transaction.

SDIY PCBs


Videffektor

Simple glitchy video distortion project

Ultra-simple analog video distortion effect,

  • Complete circuit description and step-by-step build documentation.
  • Based on a circuit idea by James Schidlowsky via postings to Electro-Music.com; revived and refined by Javier Plano (@Videonic) who designed and published a simpler PCB design which you can freely download. Our design provides additional features and build options.
  • Modifies an external video signal (from a CCTV camera or recording device); does not generate video on its own, and requires an external coverter for S-video, VGA, or HDMI sources.
  • Ideal for introductory workshops – if you're doing a workshop, contact us for quantity discounts.

$15.00


LooneyBoard 1

One board, 10 oscillators, one "ring modulator", a 386 amplifier, and hundreds of build options.

An open-ended platform for implementing your own CMOS noise-making designs. Preconfigured to support 40106 chip (6 square-wave oscillators), 4093 (4 gated square-wave oscillators), 4011 ("ring modulator"), 386 amplifier, and a couple of passive mixers.

  • Looneyboard documentation: in-depth explaination of each sub-circuit, and tips on how to make it your own.
  • Crucial context: Nic Collin's excellent book Handmade Electronic Music, which gives additional applications for these circuits and more.
  • Also see the Lunetta forum on Electromusic.com.

$15.00


40106 HexOscillator

One chip and a handful of components let you build up to 6 simple oscillators, in various configurations

Each of the 6 Schmitt-Trigger Inverters on the 40106 CMOS chip is configured as an oscillator, the frequency of each is controlled by 2 resistors and a capacitor. Inputs/output points for each one are provided, outputs are also routed to a resistor or diode mixing matrix.

  • Complete step-by-step documentation for a 40106 workshop project (3 oscillators controlled by photocells).
  • Earlier Breadboard-only instructions from the Electronoise Playshops (if we have time, I get folks to breadboard first to select component values, then transfer to PCB).
  • A similar circuit from Andreas Siagian (3 separate oscillators + 3 oscillators chained together) that could easily be built on our PCB.
  • If you're doing a workshop, contact us for quantity discounts.

$10.00