jooks Posted February 11, 2009 Report Share Posted February 11, 2009 IÂ´m a complete newbie at electronics but stumbled upon the midibox sid surfing the net. Used to own a Elektron Sidstation which I loved and have missed ever since (but way too expensive these days..). The midibox Sid seems even much better and IÂ´ve always wanted to learn some electronics and soldering so...here I am;-) I think it will be a loooong journey before I have a working sid but this is my Mt Everest or something :DBeen here daily reading for more then a month now (this forum is incredible! And many many thanks to TK, Wilba and all others) and yesterday the package from Smash arrived!! I really recomend Smash btw. It took me quite some time to open the package and get to the parts (very very very well packaged!) and the parts look great! I have now gathered parts for a mono sid 6581 with step A CS and for a 4 track MB6582 with 2 stereo 6582, 1 mono 6582 and 1 mono 6581. The MB6582 will have a Doug Wellington case/panel and for the mono I found an old wallwatch (?) from the 60Â´s with woodpanels and some alu. My plan is training my soldering step by step beginning with a dout (for future expansion maybe), then a din and so on. This is more of a 5-yearplan since IÂ´m home with 2 kids (oldest is 2,5 year). Soldered the dout while they were asleep for an hour today;-) IÂ´m very excited to start this project but time is my worst enemy... The dout was my first solder except for a a simple 3 channel mixer and an Atari punk console (which was a pain to solder..) which I bought mostly for soldertraing. IÂ´d love some feedback on the soldering. I know some is more like a ball then cone (to much solder or to much corrosion?) and some has to little solder and donÂ´t fill out the solderpad. But how bad is it? This is the dout in all itÂ´s glory Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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