Which schematic for tag board or air wiring ?

Posted: 1/29/2017 9:41:37 PM

Joined: 1/29/2017


  I've already played a bit with electronic (designed 5-6 PCBs wth mcu, soldered 0.5mm 32 pins mcu), but have almost zero experience with analog electronic.

  I'd like to build a theremin where the electronic components are visible. I'd like it to be either air wired (either something similar to [url=http://www.homebuilthifi.com/project/2165]this[/url] or using a DIY [url=http://www.americanmusical.com/contentpages/012315_marshall_handwired/images/fig5.jpg]tag board[/url] made from wood and brass tubes.

  Is it ok to do a theremin like this, or is the placement and shielding of electronic components too critical to try this ?

  Is there a schematic you would recommend me ? (My alternative is to buy a paia kit, so I guess my budget is about $150 for electronics. Bonus point for the schematic if I can use an external PSU, but I guess for low component count and good sound, most schematic will be lamp based and require 300-500V ?)


Thank you,


Posted: 1/29/2017 10:28:11 PM

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

I'd start with the Paia kit. This would allow you to gain experience in analog electronics and especially the crazy effects when dealing with RF. In a second step, you could disable certain circuit parts of the Paia und do several things better with an embedded processor.

Posted: 1/30/2017 6:23:39 AM

Joined: 1/29/2017

Hi Thierry,

  I was afraid (but might be wrong) that the paia kit would solve have solved most of the problems for me and that I won't even seen them (hence not learn much).

  Do you have link to some of the modification of a paia kit which use an IC or MCU ?


Thanks you,

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