PCB and Schematic:
|3||3.5mm Audio Jack||THONKICONN||3.5mm socket for Eurorack modular synths||http://shop.erthenvar.com/collections/accessories/products/3-5mm-inline-jacks||https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/3-5mm-jacks/|
|1||A1M||Potentiometer||9MM SNAP-IN||9mm vertical snap-in pot, Alpha / Panasonic style with 6mm built-in knob. Log taper.||http://www.taydaelectronics.com/potentiometer-variable-resistors/rotary-potentiometer/linear/1m-ohm-linear-taper-potentiometer-round-knurled-plastic-shaft-pcb-9mm.html|
|4||100n||Capacitor||0603||Note package size! Not labelled on PCB (only small package).|
|1||5z1||5.1V Zener Diode||SOD323||DIODE|
|2||1N4007||Power Diode||SMA||Also called "M7" in this package.||https://octopart.com/search?q=rectifier&start=0&category_ids=4226&specs2.2.values=SMA&specs2.330.numbers=(50__200)&specs2.313.numbers=1&sort=median_price_1000&sort-dir=asc|
|1||12K||Resistor||0805||Tapering resistor. Only install if using linear taper pot.|
|1||Tile Tail||"Futaba J" Tile Tail.||http://pulplogic.com/product/tile-tail/|
|2||TL072||TL072 Dual Opamp||SO08||Almost any dual Opamp can be used.|
- Clean the PCB with Isopropyl Alcohol.
- Solder the surface-mount components to the PCB.
- Begin with resistors and capacitors.
- If using a A1M (log/audio) potentiometer (recommended) then don’t install the 12K resistor (in a white box).
- The small unlabelled footprints (0603 size) are 100n capacitors.
- The two large unlabelled footprints near the power header are M7/1n4007 diodes. Make sure the polarity is correct.
- Finally, add the OpAmps, making sure they’re in the correct position (pin 1 is by the large white dot).
- If using hot-air or an oven to solder the surface-mount components then do this now.
- Inspect all of the soldered components for solder bridges between pins and components, especially around the OpAmps.
- Solder the Tile-Tail power lead. Trim the exposed front-side ends if they interfere with the pot.
- Solder the front components (pot and four jacks). It’s a good idea to put the panel on before soldering to make sure they are aligned. Some pots have a metal support underneath — check that it doesn’t short the power lead pins. Cut the leads flush to the PCB if they are.
- Again inspect all of the soldered components for solder bridges between pins.
Check that there’s no continuity between the red, white, and black wires on the power lead. If there is continuity then for shorts between the components around the power lead and diodes.
Check that there’s no continuity between the both ends of each of the small 0603 capacitors, located near the OpAmp. If there’s continuity then check all of the soldered connections for shorts.
Plug the module in and test all functions. All three outputs should be shaped properly and oscillate between 0 and 5V, plus or minus 100mV.