DIY Kits


DIY Kit products on this page:-
  • DIY Prototyping Kit 1
  • DIY Prototyping Kit 3
  • CV Tools DIY Kit
General ordering information
  • Please refer to the price and delivery charge for each kit. To place an order please PayPal to synovatron@btinternet.com or e-mail synovatron@btinternet.com to get a combined price or to request bank tranfer details. 
  • Multiple kits and additional components can be combined to keep overall delivery costs as low as possible. Please contact synovatron@btinternet.com for details.
  • A PayPal invoice can be issued if that is your preference.
NOTE: DIY Prototyping Kits' circuit boards (PCBs) are now higher quality double-sided plated-through hole types. The pot mounting PCB has now been replaced by the ProtoPotz PCB from the Proto range; more breadboarding area is available using the stacking ProtoXp board (see details of the Proto range and prototyping/DIY board developments here . This page will be updated to reflect the new boards as soon as I find some time; if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at synovatron@btinternet.com.
      DIY Prototyping Kit 1

      This kit comprises the following components:-
      • 1 x DIY1 PCB prototyping circuit board (104.3mm x 47mm x 1.6mm) with dedicated pot, bracket, header and capacitor locations, power rail bussing and a 0.1" matrix breadboarding area
      • 5 x control pots (50k linear supplied as standard; 10k lin, 100k lin, 500k lin & log, 1M lin or a mixture are available upon request)
      • 5 x pot mounting brackets
      • 2 x 100nF decoupling capacitors
      • 2 x 16-pin headers 
        
      • 1 x DIY2 PCB prototyping circuit board (100mm x 20.3mm x 1.6mm) with dedicated jack socket and/or toggle switch locations and a 0.1" matrix breadboarding area
      • 5 x 3.5mm jack sockets
        
      • 1 x DIY1 PCB to DIY2 PCB linking ribbon cable assembly (16-pin IDC socket to 16-pin IDC transition, 75mm long)
      • 1 x standard ribbon cable assembly RC2516 (250mm long)
      • 1 x 8HP 2mm thick anodised brushed aluminium front panel 8HPJ (drilled for 5 pots and 5 jacks supplied as standard; options are drilled with 10 x 3mm pilot holes 8HPP or no front panel available on request).
      • 5 x soft-touch knobs (black with grey pointer)
      • PDF data sheet for DIY prototyping kits available to download

        DIY1 PCB with pots, brackets, capacitors and a header shown assembled
        DIY1 PCB solder-side: The pot and header connections (CV, Gate, +5V and bussed ±12V and 0V rails) are brought out to pads on the matrix prototyping area
        Note: Not all pots need to be fitted if not required and there is some provision for mounting LEDS directly to the board in place of up to three pots. Panel mounted switches or jack sockets could also be wired to the board in place of pots. The board can be cut down if fewer positions are required.

        DIY2 PCB with jack sockets shown assembled

        DIY2 PCB solder-side: The jack socket connections are brought out to pads on the prototyping area
        Note: Not all jacks need to be fitted if not required and there is provision for mounting LEDS and/or switches (e.g. Taiway series 200 sub-miniture toggle switches) directly on the board in place of up to three jacks.

          DIY1 PCB and DIY2 PCB assembled

          Left: Standard 8HPJ panel; Right: optional 8HPP panel with pilot holes.

          Additional information
          • Supplied as a kit of parts that requires assembly - only the ribbon cables are pre-assembled.
          • All components are RoHS compliant; lead-free solder is recommended.
          • Ribbon cable assemblies are fully tested.
          • The front panel is now provided as shown above. An optional panel with just 3mm pilot holes can be provided if requested or you can request no front panel
          • CAUTION: This kit is intended only for experienced experimenters and constructors to prototype their designs. It is possible for you to destroy components or damage your synth if you are not careful. It is recommended that you use a separate regulated ±12V power supply for experimentation.
          Ordering

          The full kit price is £30.00 GBP plus delivery plus VAT @ 20% where applicable; see options below.


          Options: 
          • Front panel options are priced separately below.
          • Please specify which values are required for the five pots (10k lin, 50k lin, 100k lin, 500k lin or log, 1M lin; 50k lin supplied as standard).
          DIY Prototyping Kit 1 all-in delivered prices:-

          UK including VAT @ 20%
          Kit with 8HPJ panel £40.92 GBP
          Kit with 8HPP panel £39.66 GBP
          Kit with no panel     £31.02 GBP

          EU including VAT @ 20%
          Kit with 8HPJ panel £47.40 GBP
          Kit with 8HPP panel £46.20 GBP
          Kit with no panel     £37.80 GBP
           
          ROW (no VAT applied)
          Kit with 8HPJ panel £40.50 GBP
          Kit with 8HPP panel £39.50 GBP
          Kit with no panel     £32.50 GBP

          UK delivery by Royal Mail First Class Signed For; elsewhere by Royal Mail International Signed For

          I'm happy to combine multiple kits to keep overall delivery costs low but sometimes it is cheaper to post separately. For sales, support and combined shipping enquiries please contact synovatron@btinternet.com.


          DIY Prototyping Kit 3

          This kit comprises the following components:-
          • 1 x DIY2 prototyping circuit board (100mm x 20.3mm x 1.6mm) with dedicated jack socket and/or toggle switch locations and a 0.1" matrix breadboarding area
          • 5 x 3.5mm jack sockets

          • 1 x 4HP 2mm thick anodised brushed aluminium front panel 4HPJ (drilled for 5 5 jacks supplied as standard; options are drilled with 5 x 3mm pilot holes 4HPP or no front panel available on request).
          • PDF data sheet for DIY prototyping kits available to download

          DIY2 PCB with jack sockets shown assembled

          DIY2 solder-side: The jack socket connections are brought out to pads on the prototyping area
          Note: Not all jacks need to be fitted if not required and there is provision for mounting LEDS and/or switches (e.g. Taiway series 200 sub-miniture toggle switches) directly on the board in place of up to three jacks.


          Left: Standard 4HPJ panel; Right: optional 4HPP panel with pilot holes.

          Additional information
          • Supplied as a kit of parts that requires assembly - only the ribbon cables are pre-assembled.
          • All components are RoHS compliant; lead-free solder is recommended.
          • Ribbon cable assemblies are fully tested.
          • The front panel is now provided as shown above. An optional panel with just 3mm pilot holes can be provided if requested or you can request no front panel
          • CAUTION: This kit is intended only for experienced experimenters and constructors to prototype their designs. It is possible for you to destroy components or damage your synth if you are not careful. It is recommended that you use a separate regulated ±12V power supply for experimentation.
          Ordering

          The full kit price is £13.00 GBP plus delivery plus VAT @ 20% where applicable; see options below.


          Options: 
          • Front panel options are priced separately below.
          DIY Prototyping Kit 3 all-in delivered prices:-

          UK including VAT @ 20%
          Kit with 4HPJ panel £18.06 GBP
          Kit with 4HPP panel £17.46 GBP
          Kit with no panel     £11.70 GBP

          EU including VAT @ 20%
          Kit with 4HPJ panel £20.64 GBP
          Kit with 4HPP panel £20.04 GBP
          Kit with no panel     £14.46 GBP
           
          ROW (no VAT applied)
          Kit with 4HPJ panel £17.80 GBP
          Kit with 4HPP panel £17.30 GBP
          Kit with no panel     £12.60 GBP

          UK delivery by Royal Mail First Class; elsewhere by Royal Mail Airmail

          I'm happy to combine multiple kits to keep overall delivery costs low but sometimes it is cheaper to post separately. For sales, support and combined shipping enquiries please contact synovatron@btinternet.com.


          CV Tools DIY Kit

          This is a complete kit that includes all components, PCBs, screen-printed front panel, control knobs, preformed LEDs and premade ribbon cables.

          The kit is supported by comprehensive step-by-step instructions and schematics.
           
          The module fully built sporting the new front panel

          What you get in the kit (Note this shows the old front panel)


          Additional information
          • Supplied as a kit of parts that requires assembly - only the ribbon cables are pre-assembled.
          • All components are RoHS compliant; lead-free solder is recommended.
          • Ribbon cable assemblies are fully tested.
          Ordering

          The full kit price is £75.00 GBP plus delivery plus VAT @ 20% where applicable; see options below.

          Current stock status (18 June 2016): Out of stock

          CV Tools DIY Kit all-in delivered prices:-

          UK including VAT @ 20% £99.00 GBP

          EU including VAT @ 20% £106.20 GBP
           
          ROW (no VAT applied) £91.00 GBP

          UK delivery by Royal Mail Special Delivery; elsewhere by Royal Mail International Signed For

          I'm happy to combine multiple kits to keep overall delivery costs low but sometimes it is cheaper to post separately. For sales, support and combined shipping enquiries please contact synovatron@btinternet.com.