i´m pretty new here in the forum and just wanted to share some thoughts with you. last night at exactly 00.00 i finnished assembling my Shruthi-1 which took me two days, appr. 8 hours a day. so total of appr. 16 hours. I did it very slowly an carefully and listened very carefully of the advices here in the forum. one of them was to check, double-check and re-check what to solder and where to solder and actually to measure the resistors with a voltmeter before soldering them. So a Voltmeter was my best friend the last two days and every cent worth spent. This was my second soldering project, so i´m newby, like the most started one day
My first project, was a chronome, which i found much harder to do. Just in case someone is interested http://flipmu.com/2012/10/03/video-of-newly-finished-chronome-from-claudio-battista/
Assembling the Shruthi-1 was a lot of fun. I think the next project will not be far behind :.) I did a little sound check last night, but i didn´t want to wake up the neighbours. So i will give it a try later on So excited. One thing i can tell for sure, it is unbelievable what this little beast is able to do. The most trickiest part was the enclosure. Somehow i couldn´t find any assembling instruction for it. But I have to admit, that at that point i was a bit impatient. Ah, yes, patience is actually the most important thing to need. One little mistake caused by carelessness can cause you major headache and delay your assembling enormously.
Something i was wondering. I realized that one of the 4 potentiometers feels just a bit more smoother, in sense of more easier to turn than the other 3 potentiometers. Is this something within the production tolerance? will all 4 become the same “smoothenes” after a while of use?
Thanks Olivier for the detailed online assembly intstructions. I found it very nice explained. !