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Learning, How To's & Courses
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Fluke - Electricity FundamentalsExplaining electricity’s fundamental component.
http://en-us.fluke.com/training/training-library/measurements/electricity/electricity-fundamentals.html
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Sparkfun - What is Electricity?Explanation of electricity.https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/what-is-electricity
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Sparkfun - LearnNice educational resource of electrical related articles and more.https://learn.sparkfun.com/resources
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101 Science - ElectronicsA large archive of electronics learning material.http://101science.com/Radio.htm
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Electronics ClubGreat resource for learning about electronics, also has project tutorials.https://electronicsclub.info/
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AI SynthesisA great site for learning about the DIY process and other resources.https://aisynthesis.com/
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Learning ModularA great resource for learning about modular synthesis.https://learningmodular.com/
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Learning About ElectronicsA nice resource of good learning material and projects.http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/
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ESP - Elliot Sound ProductsLots of DIY audio articles.http://sound.whsites.net/articles.htm
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Curious InventorInexpensive tools for surface mount soldering.
http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/Surface_Mount_Soldering/Tools
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All About CircuitsElectrical articles, projects, forum and more.https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/
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Electronics TutorialsA bunch of electronics tutorials and learning material.https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/
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Noise Hacker SpaceLots of DIY electronics projects and articles.https://noisehackerspace.com/
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Electro NotesSeveral really useful synthesizer newsletters and schematics.http://electronotes.netfirms.com/free.htm
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Electronics CourseSome good information about electronics and components.http://electronics-course.com/
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Idea 2 ICLearn how some of the most popular IC's came to fruition.http://www.idea2ic.com/index.html
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Lush ProjectsA great resource for electrical educational material.http://lushprojects.com
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Ian Fritz - Transistor MatchingA great write up on matching transistors.
http://www.dragonflyalley.com/synth/images/TransistorMatching/ianFritz-transmat0011_144.pdf
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Silicon ChipA great Australian electronics magazine.http://www.siliconchip.com.au/
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Resistor GuideAll about resistors.http://www.resistorguide.com/
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DIY Recording Equip. - Op Amp ExplanationA very easy to understand explanation of Operational Amplifiers (Op Amps.)
https://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/blogs/news/36492996-explain-like-im-5-opamps?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=boost
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Radio Electronics - SMD/SMT PackagesAn article about Surface Mount Design/Technology component packages.
http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/data/smt/smt_packages.php
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Radio Electronics - Quartz Crystal ResonatorsQuartz Crystals & Quartz Crystal Resonator Tutorial
http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/data/crystals/quartz-crystals-resonator.php
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Autodesk - PCB Design TipsThe Top 10 PCB Component Placement Tips for the PCB Beginner.
https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/blog/top-10-pcb-component-placement-tips-pcb-beginner/
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Autodesk - PCB Routing TipsThe Top 10 PCB Routing Tips for Beginners.
https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/blog/top-10-pcb-routing-tips-beginners/
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Frequencies of Musical NotesFrequencies for equal-tempered scale.https://pages.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreq432.html
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TEWM - The Electronic Web MatrixDIY Synth stuffhttp://www.co-bw.com/Index_DIY_Synth.htm#learning
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Corrosion in ElectronicsArticle about corrosion in PCB's and electrical components.
http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/100370544/Corrosion_in_electronics.pdf
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Schematics & Build Guides
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MFOS - Music From Outter SpaceGreat resource for DIY synthesizers and more.http://musicfromouterspace.com/
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YusynthA good selection of DIY modular synthesis schematics.http://home.yusynth.net/
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Birth of a SynthSeveral modular schematics from Scott Stites & Thomas Henryhttp://www.birthofasynth.com/
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Ken Stone - CGS (Cat Girl Synth)A large selection of Ken Stones modular synthesizer schematics.http://www.cgs.synth.net/modules/index.html
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MegaOhm AudioA nice passive attenuatar guide.
http://www.megaohmaudio.com/images/PassiveAttMult1.pdf
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Noise ReapSeveral eurorack schematics and build guides.http://noisereap.com/archive/
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Experimentalists AnonymousNice DIY archive of audio related circuits and more.http://www.experimentalistsanonymous.com/
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SynthrotekModular synthesizer schematics.http://www.synthrotek.com/tech/schematics/
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Ian FritzA decent selection of modular synth schematics and more.http://ijfritz.byethost4.com/sy_over.htm?i=1
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RYO - Ljunggren AudioModular synthesizer schematics.http://ljunggrenaudio.com/products/index.html
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S DIYAn interesting source for some modular synth schematics etc.http://www.sdiy.org/
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Non Linear Circuits (Pinky)NLC modular synth schematics.http://www.sdiy.org/pinky/data/
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Synth DIYAn older resource of schematics, parts and learning.http://www.synthdiy.com
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SyntherjackDIY synthesizers and more.https://syntherjack.net/category/project/
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Jan OstmanSome open source audio related schematics and build guides.https://janostman.wordpress.com/
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Jim PatchellSome modular synth schematics and more.
http://www.oldcrows.net/~patchell/synthmodules/synthmodules.html
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Instructables - DIY Contact MicA really nice and easy DIY contact microphone.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Contact-Microphone/
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Peter MillettDIY audio amps and other audio equipment.http://www.pmillett.com/index.html
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HackadayA decent list of open source synthesizers.
https://hackaday.com/2016/02/23/a-slew-of-open-source-synthesizers/
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GMSNOpen source modular synthesizer designs.https://gmsn.co.uk/
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Communities & Forums
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Electro-MusicLots of information and an active forum with a lot of synthesizer and modular synth schematics.http://electro-music.com/
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GearslutzPro audio forum and more.https://www.gearslutz.com/
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Lines - llllllllEurorack and synthesizer related forum.https://llllllll.co/
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r/Synthesizers - DiscordA live chat community for everything synthesizer related.https://discord.gg/7SUJrn8
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Muff WigglerA forum that focuses mostly on modular synthesis.https://www.muffwiggler.com/
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Components, Kits & PCB Manufacturing
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OctopartSearch across hundreds of distributors and thousands of manufacturers of electrical components.https://octopart.com/
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DigikeyElectrical components distributor.https://www.digikey.com/
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MouserElectrical components distributor.https://www.mouser.com/
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TaydaElectrical components distributor.https://www.taydaelectronics.com/
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LCSCElectrical components distributor.https://lcsc.com/
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Smallbear ElectronicsElectrical components distributor that carries older and rare parts.http://www.smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/
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Element 14 - Newark / FarnellElectronic components distributor.https://www.element14.com/community/welcome
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Jameco ElectronicsElectronic components distributor.https://www.jameco.com
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ErthenvarSmall selection of eurorack electrical components & parts.https://erthenvar.myshopify.com/
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SynthcubeDIY modular synthesizer kits, components and parts.http://synthcube.com/
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Modular AddictDIY modular synthesizer kits, components and parts.https://modularaddict.com/
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ThonkDIY modular synthesizer kits, components and parts.https://www.thonk.co.uk/
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Front Panel ExpressCustom panel manufacturer.https://www.frontpanelexpress.com/
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Elby-DesignsKits, accessories and other resources.http://www.elby-designs.com/index.html
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DIY Synth HeavenSeveral eurorack PCB's.https://www.amazingsynth.com/
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DIR REDIY Recording Equipmenthttps://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/
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Analog DevicesDesigner and manufacturer of analog, mixed signal & DSP integrated circuits.http://www.analog.com/en/index.html
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Electric DruidSynthesizer and audio related Integrated Circuits (IC's).https://electricdruid.net/
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Tubes and MoreDistributor of vacuum tubes and antique electrical components.https://www.tubesandmore.com/
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OshparkAmerican manufacturer of purple PCB's.https://oshpark.com/
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JLC PCBChinese manufacturer of PCB's with cheap prices.https://jlcpcb.com/
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PCB WayChinese manufacturer of PCB's with cheap prices.https://www.pcbway.com/
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Aki ShopJapanese shop for awesome, classic buttons & joysticks.https://www.akishop.jp/
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Banzai MusicAudio related electrical components and vacuum tubes.http://www.banzaimusic.com/home.php
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Misc.
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SDIY - WikiA wiki for DIY Synthesizers.https://sdiy.info/
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Mikrokontroller - AVR TesterA really handy and affordable tool for testing most electrical components.
https://www.mikrocontroller.net/articles/AVR_Transistortester#Introduction_.28English.29
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uF-nF-pFA handy capacitor converter tool.http://www.uf-nf-pf.com/
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Ohm's Law CalculatorOhm's law and voltage divider calculator.http://www.ohmslawcalculator.com/ohms-law-calculator
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KicadOpen source and free, electrical cad and PCB software.http://kicad-pcb.org/
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LTSpiceFree SPICE simulation software.
http://www.analog.com/en/design-center/design-tools-and-calculators/ltspice-simulator.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2pCT4czT2wIVCavsCh1YhAKLEAAYASAAEgKGZ_D_BwE
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Resistor Calculator & Color GuideA neat and handy resistor calculator and color guide.http://resistor.cherryjourney.pt/
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SynthtopiaA synthesizer related blog/news site.http://www.synthtopia.com/
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The Big Eurorack PSU ListA spreadsheet of most of the power supplies available for eurorack.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17qu-PkyJnjZf9YzhNYy7X7-d-lmZqhahyUW0YM1b2N0/edit#gid=0
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Arduino Forum - "Share tips you've come across"A large list of neat and clever tips and tricks related to the DIY electrical engineer's workshop.
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?PHPSESSID=dk5m1cnpbn32q2p6gkcudn7ah4&topic=445951.0
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Modular Synth Panel TemplatesA source for panel templates for modular synthesizers.https://github.com/retoid/Module-Panel-Templates
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