Wednesday, 2 December 2015

NLC Collude - build notes

These are my build notes for the Nonlinearcircuits collude module.
It's an envelope follower and very very high gain amplifier (from 2x to 20x).
...... so it should be very useful to amplify all sorts of signals no matter how weak they are
and produce useful voltage envelopes for your modular.

Andrew's build notes are here:
http://www.sdiy.org/pinky/data/COLLUDE%20v1.pdf

There are eight 100k SMDs in the build. I'm using 0805s.
Andrew has given the option of using SMDs or through the hole for the remaining
resistors.

Some NLC wisdom to inspire your build.
Thank goodness for that!
Datura is a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae.

I'm a bit old fashioned so most of the resistors are through-the-hole. except for the LED resistors.
I'm trying out 470R ones this time. I used 1K in the last project. ... no real method in this... just experimenting.

 Surface mount components first, then the IC & power headers.

Thru hole resistors next.

Trannies, Caps, diodes, etc ... all the through hole stuff.
The ceramic cap in the front is 10pf. The schematics ask for a 12pf.

The 4 pots are all 100K linear. I like to insert the pots and jacks on the PCB first without soldering
then screw on the faceplate.
Once you are satisfied that everything is in the correct position , then solder.

Don't forget to solder the ground tabs

Pop those LEDs in and you're done.


Useful links
+ NLC blog

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