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Psyborg

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Hello World ( My Introduction)
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:13:01 PM »
 Hello FamiLAB members!!! My name is Psyborg or Trey Malonson. I am an audio engineering student at FIRST institute. :D  I have been inspired by a documentary of Robert Moog, the inventor of the synthesizer, to build my very own synthesizers. I have a deep love for electronic music and synthesizers. I never thought I would ever be smart enough to even think about building one until a chain of events occurred. I came across a book while I was looking up books on sound synthesis in the Kindle store called Make Analog Synthesizers by Ray Wilson. It was the first book I have ever seen that was about making analog synths. The preface alone gave me a new found confidence in the ethereal realm of electrical engineering. I started reading books requested by Ray Wilson's website MFOS.com to build an understanding of electrical engineering like Electronics for Dummies, Circuitboarding for Dummies, and the Beginners Guide to Reading Schematics 3rd edition. I've been reading the books slowly for the past couple months and I have been learning a lot. I am even attending a synthesizer building workshop at the Moog factory during Moogfest at the end of this month.  My instructor heard of my new found love for electronics while I was in class and he recommended me to you guys. I am desperate for more knowledge accompanied by hands on experience in the realm of pcb acid sketching and smd soldering techniques but I am most in need of understanding electronics as a whole. So if there's anyone that's willing to help me with anything at all I would be forever grateful!!!

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Re: Hello World ( My Introduction)
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 09:26:43 PM »
Welcome to the right place!  :D  We just had our first class on acid etching PCBs. Keep an eye on the calendar as there will be more. Be sure to drop in for our open house or request a private tour on the forums if you are too excited to wait.

Sounds like an interesting project. Do you plan to build an analog or digital synth board?

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Re: Hello World ( My Introduction)
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 11:07:54 PM »
You are plenty "smart" enough to do this. 


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Re: Hello World ( My Introduction)
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 12:14:19 PM »
The synth I'm building at the workshop is going to be a through hole pcb analog board as described by the director of moogfest. Hopefully it will give me a better understanding so I can build my own synths. I'm super excited. I was wondering if there will be any events I can attend between now and the 22nd of this month so I can start getting familiar with you guys and your club. I read that I am to acquire 3 signatures before I may be accepted for voting. I'ld like to take steps toward joining your club as soon as possible. :D