Thursday, November 3, 2011
The core parts of this sequencer were assembled during Modular Collective Instrument workshop (given by Kokomys in Mansedanse 2011 festival) as the master clock for the Instrument. The core has a simple 4060 binary counter with internal clock, with two outputs with 1/4 frequency ratio and a pot for frequency control.
For 101 sequencers project, I expanded the sequencer to have four outputs and external clock signal input, selectable by switch. When the external clock is in use, 4060 performs frequency division, giving out 1/64, 1/256, 1/512 and 1/1024 of the input signal. This will be used to create longer sequences. With one hundred and one sequencers on the stage, we can afford very long sequences also.
Since 4060 is a ripple counter, the circuit also contains an inversion stage, making the different outputs change state in a maybe more musical way. NAND gates are used for inversion instead of simple inverters simply because 4093 was on hand at the moment.
Friday, September 9, 2011
It uses one inverter from cd4069 as a summing amplifier. You can add more channels by repeating the input circuitry (100k pot, 0,1uF cap, 47k resistor) The 500k pot is gain and will give a nice amount of distortion if/when needed :) You can use a single 4069 chip to build both filters in the previous post and this mixer.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Then i added second lfo with led and ldr for pitch modulation. The best part was "starve" pot ->just a 10k pot in series with battery + to ic pin 14. Some really crazy sounds can be made with playing with this pot. Here is a schematic of the oscs and lfos
The component values are what i happened to have so try different values for the results you like. Add more buttons, switches etc. for more playability (only 1 button in the schematic for output) for example i did a powercut button (normally closed) with cap in parallel (47 uF)
here is a picture of the finished piece.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The idea for making electronic projects on cardboard came from Ciat Lonbardes paper circuits. I had used veroboard previously. But it was a bit difficult to change more complicated designs to work on veroboard. Also making pcb:s at home seemed complicated with all chemicals, UV-lamps etc. Cardboard may not be the most sturdy material, but it is cheap, always available, environment friendly and it works. I also have a pretty good collection of circuit boards from broken equipment. A lot of components (resistors, caps, transistors etc.) can be recycled from these. So using cardboard pcb and recycled components you can build electronic projects at home more environment friendly and you don’t need to spend any money on the parts. (Of course some parts are a bit difficult to find from random broken equipment.)
1. you can print picture of the pcb you want on paper and then glue it on a piece of cardboard. Or design your own circuit by drawing it. Postcards can easily be used as material.
2.poke holes for the components with a needle or other sharp object.
3. insert the components and solder them according your pcb design. In most cases components reach each other with no jumper wire. But when using recycled components the pin are often cut bit too short so you might need jumper with them.
Bottom wiew of my wp-20 board
4. because device made on cardboard may be damaged easily. Protect it with proper housing.