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#19 - Nihatclodra (06/23/2016) [-]
... I think I'd legitimately want to play a game called "Bloody Corpse Paladin"...
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#144 - alphadolan (06/20/2016) [-]
I've done that before accidentally it doesn't feel great...
#30 - antoniospaghettio (06/19/2016) [-]
As someone who is actually into electronics, this picture makes me cringe!

First of all, if you would hold a soldering iron like that, you would burn your fingers. The tip is heated to about 360 degrees celsius. The part she's holding is a heat sink and gets very hot.

Secondly, you can't get anything done by the soldering iron alone. You need to apply soldering wire with the second hand. (and often also hold the component in place you are soldering).

The components are soldered from the downside, not the top side.
Unless they are surface mount components, but then you need a hot air soldering tool, not a soldering iron.
Also, these components are usually tiny, so you need a magnification glass to work properly.

She's wearing safety glasses, but if you are concerned about safety that much, you should also use a fume exhaust/mask/airtight glasses. Flux fumes coming from the solder joints are pretty nasty.

For god's sake, if you are going to promote the image of 'strong and independent' women, at least don't let them look like complete idiots.

<<< my work (dual channel retro tube preamp for electric guitar/bass and mic recording), made from scratch, using standard electronic components.
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#255 - totalnotito (06/20/2016) [-]
Where the hell did you get electron tubes?
#258 - antoniospaghettio (06/20/2016) [-]
For this particular build, I purchased 4x vintage new old stock from eBay (it means they have been stored for decades somewhere, haven't been used). Made in USA.

I've also built a guitar amplifier, using Soviet tubes.
<<< See pic.
You can still purchase Soviet made electron tubes, on eBay. Good quality.

Consumer tube market doesn't exist anymore, but there is still a high demand in audiophile/studio/electric guitar/bass markets.
So they are still manufactured, mostly in China and Russia. There are plenty of online distributors.

Tubes are great for high end audio applications, so they are not going anywhere.
It may seems like a hipster thing, but there are several technical reasons to use tubes, instead of solid state circuitry for audio.
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#259 - totalnotito (06/21/2016) [-]
How did you first start making circuitry?
#261 - antoniospaghettio (06/21/2016) [-]
I started with an analog modular synthesizer, which was way to ambitious for a first project. Make a whole bunch of printed circuit boards, but never finished the damn thing.
I'll probably will someday - these machines are rare and cost a fortune. The mount Everest of DIY electronics, I would say.
(the device on the picture is not mine, made by someone else).

Then I just started making guitar effect pedals, which are much easier to make, and pretty cheap.
Now I'm making tube audio gear for guitar and recording.
I also made a synthesizer, using Commodore sound chips.

Electronics is a great skill, if you are into music/audio recording.
You get to replicate some of the best gear every made, for 1/10 of the cost. Audio market is over saturated with consumer crap, but quality gear is rare and costs an arm and a leg.
These devices don't go out of date (some of the best designs are from the 50-60-70s), and a maintenance is pretty easy, and they complement modern digital equipment really well.

You don't even have to be good at it - there are countless great schematics on the internet, so you don't have to design your own circuits. All you need to know is how interpret these schematics.
Hardest part is to find all the components needed - soldering is easy.
You can also buy kits online, which contain all the parts needed to finish a particular project - this is what I would recommend to a beginner.
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#262 - totalnotito (06/21/2016) [-]
I've just been looking, there are things called breadboards. Basically lego for circuitry.

You might have just found me a new hobby. Thanks.
#253 - anon (06/20/2016) [-]
Is this your profession?
#179 - anon (06/20/2016) [-]
Considered doing "MOSFET" for airsoft? They are very expensive to buy as of now, do it cheaper and you are set for life.
#149 - galadvin (06/20/2016) [-]
thank you
#136 - anon (06/20/2016) [-]
That looks amazing brah.
I'm working on a ghetto-tier CNC
#249 - antoniospaghettio (06/20/2016) [-]
Yeah, a CNC machine would be awesome.
It would make manufacturing PCBs so much easier.

<<< I'm sick of drilling 0.8mm holes.
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#103 - xxirawesomexx (06/20/2016) [-]
Question related to the pic, did you base your pre off of some big name amp ie. Fender, Mesa, Marshall etc. or did you design it yourself? also how much did it cost (if you mind me asking) for the tubes, pots, caps, etc. and how hard would you say it was to build.
#242 - antoniospaghettio (06/20/2016) [-]
This one is based of schematic I've found on the internet. (Mila preamp, by New York Dave).
No need to reinvent the wheel, there are tons of great designs on the internet. You can find the schematics for the most vintage gear.
But currently I'm working on my own design, maybe I can sell couple of these things. Tube gear is actually easier to design, than solid state.

The most expensive parts are the transformers. I used Lundahl transformers for the microphone input, 60 euro each. You don't need input transformers for guitar amplifiers.
Power transformer is also about 50 euro. Output transformers can be cheaper, 35 euro each.
I managed to find 4x new-old-stock vintage 12AV7 tubes on ebay, they are no longer manufactured. 10 euro each, I was lucky.
You can buy new tubes, the price is about 15-20 euro for standard triode tubes.

I would say, the total cost of parts was about 350-400 euro - but a similar 2 channel true vacuum tube preamp would cost about 2000-3000 euro.

The hardest part for me, is to find all the necessary components and to arrange them. I had to buy from 5 different distributors, to get everything I need. Also, metalwork is not easy - you need a good bench drill.
It is much easier to build something from a kit, usually you get all the parts you need and the enclosure in 1 package.

<<< this one I've built from a kit.
It is a 3 watt guitar amplifier, using vintage USSR tubes. This was a cheap kit (only 120 euro), but it sounds great. 3 watt is plenty for home use. For 300 euro, you can buy a 15W true tube guitar amp kit.
I would recommend starting from a kit - searching for parts is a pain in the ass.
But starting from scratch has advantages - you can customize/upgrade you gear, which is cool.
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#252 - xxirawesomexx (06/20/2016) [-]
Thanks! I was thinking about something like a JTM45 kit or a blackface bassman because both can do clean and crunch pretty well. I should probably start with something small like you mentioned because I don't need much volume (besides when a couple buddies and I jam/gig). Anyway thanks for the response!
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#67 - thesoulseeker (06/19/2016) [-]
I actually really like the smell of soldering wire fumes. I find it really calming... and since it's really fucking bad for you I try not to solder often.
#62 - anon (06/19/2016) [-]
Try resin-based solder bro if you don't want to aspirate a load of aerosolised lead. Works just fine for low currents, I use it for wireless body pack repairs, XLRs and comms packs that people drop because they're arseholes.
#244 - antoniospaghettio (06/20/2016) [-]
The fumes are actually not lead - but the flux, which is also toxic.

Lead evaporates at 1800 degrees celsius.
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#40 - Daemon Lord (06/19/2016) [-]
I'm half ass quoting someone else's explanation so I may be wrong but this was part of a set of pictures with various actors, knowing nothing of tech, were told to hold it that way for the picture, all of whom had suffered burns for it and I believe they subsequently filed a lawsuit for it.

TL;DR They are actors that were told to hold it that way, don't blame them, they don't know.
#77 - fillytickler (06/20/2016) [-]
No, they were all off. The photographers made a statement saying "lol whoops" and that was the end. Nothing more.
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#87 - Daemon Lord (06/20/2016) [-]
Ah, thanks for clarifying
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#32 - lotengo (06/19/2016) [-]
You just mad your clock isn't as cool as her clock.

I'm with ya bro, I put this pic in the comp because she grabbed the hot part and not having wire.

Learned a lot from the rest of your comment, did not know about the upside down and what not.
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