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2010 - project #1

Well it's a new year and i've decided to start it off with a bang... er, some fuzz.

During the xmas holiday, i noticed just how many projects i have that were left 1/2 finished from years gone by, cluttering up the lab and making me feel guilty for taking on NEW projects and challenges.... so i have decided that THIS is the year they will all (or most) will get finished!

I have put a new rule in place for myself:
-New projects can only be started AFTER an old one is finished!

That being said, i went thru my box of non finished goodies and pulled out the very 1st effects project i ever built, (an old electro fuzz knock off) some of it's parts had been salvaged for use in other projects, leaving the lil guy left for dead!

I could only 1/2 figure out what i did to build it, but was able to reference some similar schematics i found on the interweb and by the end of the night the ol' fuzz box was working!

here is a pic of the ugly yellow bastard.

Having more experience under my belt, i see some things i would like to change about the circuit /layout/function/etc ... and will probably revisit this lil box for a use in a drone synth im working on, but until then it shall remain intact.

So far 2010 is off to a good start...

  • Rules have been set
  • Ideas are being documented
  • Projects are being completed

Stay tuned for Project #2 updates


Syndicated 2010-01-06 16:27:00 (Updated 2010-01-06 18:32:44) from The Learned Nerd

BattleBots News

Hi all.

Unfortunately today we have some bad news for you (but some good news too).

Commercial spots on the CBS College Sports Network could not be sold, and consequently the series had to be pulled from the schedule.

This has nothing to do with the show itself. Indeed, the people we have shown the shows to (including CBS) LOVE it. We even got a standing ovation at the Autodesk party last week in Vegas. Our feeling is with the economy, and the relatively small audience base of the network, commercial spots could not be sold.

Rest assured, we're doing our best to make the show available to you. We'll keep you posted on facebook and on twitter.

The good news is we just signed a deal with Fox Television Studios. Again, we'll keep you posted on the progress of that over at facebook and on twitter.

We'll never give up...
Keep building, we'll see you April

all the best

Syndicated 2009-12-08 04:42:00 (Updated 2009-12-08 04:45:43) from The Learned Nerd

TLN * Live *

Just wanted to give a shout out to all the ppl who tuned in last night for the show...next time i will advertise the fact that we are broadcasting live and see how that goes! hahah!

also, now that i know people are watching, i will be a bit more specific what the episodes are about.

so stay tuned for an episode schedule!

in the meantime.... go build something!!!!


Syndicated 2009-12-03 18:25:00 (Updated 2009-12-03 19:41:45) from The Learned Nerd

The father of Video Games - documentary

Ralph Baer and His All-Purpose Boxes