DIY – Analogue Synth

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I couldn’t graduate from ITP without making my own Analogue Synthesizer!

I used the schematics from Music From Outer Space, (a great resources for DIY synths), and breadboarded my first synth.

 

From MFOS:

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (8)

 

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (10)

I purchased all my components from DigiKey

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (9)

 

 

 

I prepped board image files from MFOS in Illustrator using LiveTrace.

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (1)

Imported Illustrator files into Eagle using ULP

 

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (3)

 

Traced routes.

 

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (4)

 

Milled single sided Board, and air wired second side.

 

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (5)

 

Soldered components.

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (6)

 

Added amplifier to the out and ground of the circuit board.  I bought the first amplifier from adafruit, but burned it out by using too much voltage.

Circuit Design Final - Weird Sound Generator (7)

 

Here is a video of the final prototype (better video coming soon.)