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Casper Electronics

Version 1.0
Updated December 3rd, 2009

These diagrams will serve as a step-by-step document to aid in the


assembly of your Drone Lab!

To start off, you are going to be needing a number of materials and tools:
- Soldering Iron
A cheap radio shack unit will technically work, but a nicer temperature
controllable iron will save time and frustration.

- Solder
Whatever type you prefer, small gauge solder helps avoid excessively large
joints.

- Wire Cutters
The type with the flat cutting edge for nipping leads off close to the board.

- Needle Nose Pliers


- Flathead Screwdriver
- Solder Wick
Extremely helpful when removing shorts / de-soldering joints.

- Multi-Meter
Extremely helpful in debugging. Get one that beeps when it detects electrical
continuity, and learn how to use all the functions!

Heres the parts that are required to build a functional Drone Lab. They are all included in the
kit. In the following pages youll see pictures of each component. If you purchased a kit,
please make sure you have all of the components shown. There was great effort paid to
making sure all of the kits went out complete, but if indeed a mistake was made contact us
directly. Note, if you received an enclosure, you should have received a hardware bag that
includes nylon standoffs.

Resistors

Capacitors

Switches

Jacks + Power

100

10pF

Slide DPDT

10

1/8" Mono w/ Switch

470

1000pF

Total

10

5.5mm DC w/ Switch

1k

2200pF

1/4" Mono

2.2k

4700pF

9V

10k

14

.022uF

10k

PC Mount Bat Box

22k

.1uF

16

50k

12

Total

51k

1uF

1M

56k

2.2uF

Total

25

100k

18

10uF

10

330k

100uF

470k

220uF

Red LED

1M

Total

47

4.7M

Total

67

Transistors
2N3904

2N3906

Total

15

Potentiometers

ICs + Sockets
14 Pin DIP Sockets

TLC556

CD 40106

8.2V Zener

TL074

4148

Total

1N4001

Total

Diodes

Values of component numbers, helpful if youre building off the board silkscreen.

R49
R54
R4
R39
R41
R51
R56

Resistors
100 R52
470 R53
1k
R6
1k
R2
1k
R3
1k
R5
1k
R22

51k
51k
56k
100k
100k
100k
100k

C39
C40
C33
C26
C32
C24
C30

Capacitors
10pF
C3
10pF
C4
.001uF C5
2200pF C6
2200pF C25
4700pF C27
4700pF C28

10uF
10uF
10uF
10uF
10uF
10uF
10uF

Potentiometers
BPF_F1
10k
BPF_F2
10k
DIST_AMNT
10k
LPF_CUT
10k
BPF_BAL
50k
DIST_VOL
50k
FPITCH1
50K

R1

2.2k

R23

100k

C31 4700pF C34

10uF

FPITCH2

50K

D8

4148

R8

2.2k

R24

100k

C8

.022uF

C38

10uF

FPITCH3

50K

D9

1N4001

10uF

FPITCH4

50K

IN_VOL
MASTER_VOL
VOL1

50k
50k
50k

Transistors
Q1 2N3904
Q2 2N3906

SW1
SW2
SW3

POWER
INVERT1
T_OFF1

VOL2
VOL3
VOL4
CPITCH1
CPITCH2
CPITCH3
CPITCH4

50k
50k
50k
1M
1M
1M
1M

Q3
Q4
Q5
Q6
Q7
Q8
Q9

SW4
SW5
SW6
SW7
SW8
SW9
SW10

INVERT2
T_OFF2
INVERT3
T_OFF3
INVERT4
T_OFF4
TREM OFF

D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7

Diodes
Red LED
Red LED
Red LED
Red LED
Red LED
Red LED
9V Zener

C_IN
C_OUT
C_THRU
DC_JACK
INPUT
OUTPUT
Battery

Jacks + Battery
1/8" Mono w/ Switch
1/8" Mono w/ Switch
1/8" Mono w/ Switch
5mm w/ Switch
1/4" Mono
1/4" Mono
8.2V

Battery Box

PC Mount

R9

2.2k

R25

100k

C9

.022uF

C42

R16
R21
R29

2.2k
2.2k
2.2k

R34
R35
R36

100k
100k
100k

C10
C11
C12

.022uF
.022uF
.1uF

C2 100uF
C29 100uF
C43 100uF

R33
R47
R7
R14
R15
R18
R20

2.2k
2.2K
10k
10k
10k
10k
10k

R37
R38
R40
R46
R59
R60
R61

100k
100k
100k
100k
100k
100k
100k

C14
C17
C19
C20
C21
C22
C23

.1uF
.1uF
.1uF
.1uF
.1uF
.1uF
.1uF

R26

10k

R62

100k

C35

.1uF

DIV1

1M

Q10 2N3906

R27
R28
R32

10k
10k
10k

R17
R19
R30

330k
330k
330k

C36
C37
C41

.1uF
.1uF
.1uF

DIV2
DIV3
DIV4

1M
1M
1M

Q11 2N3906
Q12 2N3904
Q13 2N3906

U1
U2

R43

10k

R31

330k

C44

.1uF

RATE

1M

Q14 2N3904

U3

TLC556

R48
R57

10K
10k

R42
R64

470k
1M

C45
C46

.1uF
.1uF

Q15 2N3904

U4
U5

TLC557
TL074

R58
R63
R10
R11

10K
10K
22k
22k

R65
R66
R67
R50

1M
1M
1M
4.7M

C47
C7
C13
C15

.1uF
1uF
2.2uF
2.2uF

Sockets

14 Pin DIP x 4

R12

22k

R55

4.7M

C16

2.2uF

R13
R44

22k
22k

C18

2.2uF

R45

22K

C1

220uF

Switches

2N3904
2N3906
2N3906
2N3904
2N3906
2N3906
2N3904

ICs & Sockets


LM7809
CD 40106

Which component is which value.

R49
R54
R4
R39
R41
R51
R56

Resistors
100 R52
470 R53
1k
R6
1k
R2
1k
R3
1k
R5
1k
R22

51k
51k
56k
100k
100k
100k
100k

C39
C40
C33
C26
C32
C24
C30

Capacitors
10pF
C3
10pF
C4
.001uF C5
2200pF C6
2200pF C25
4700pF C27
4700pF C28

10uF
10uF
10uF
10uF
10uF
10uF
10uF

Potentiometers
BPF_F1
10k
BPF_F2
10k
DIST_AMNT
10k
LPF_CUT
10k
BPF_BAL
50k
DIST_VOL
50k
FPITCH1
50K

R1

2.2k

R23

100k

C31 4700pF C34

10uF

FPITCH2

50K

D8

4148

R8

2.2k

R24

100k

C8

.022uF

C38

10uF

FPITCH3

50K

D9

1N4001

10uF

FPITCH4

50K

IN_VOL
MASTER_VOL
VOL1

50k
50k
50k

Transistors
Q1 2N3904
Q2 2N3906

SW1
SW2
SW3

POWER
INVERT1
T_OFF1

VOL2
VOL3
VOL4
CPITCH1
CPITCH2
CPITCH3
CPITCH4

50k
50k
50k
1M
1M
1M
1M

Q3
Q4
Q5
Q6
Q7
Q8
Q9

SW4
SW5
SW6
SW7
SW8
SW9
SW10

INVERT2
T_OFF2
INVERT3
T_OFF3
INVERT4
T_OFF4
TREM OFF

D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7

Diodes
Red LED
Red LED
Red LED
Red LED
Red LED
Red LED
9V Zener

C_IN
C_OUT
C_THRU
DC_JACK
INPUT
OUTPUT
Battery

Jacks + Battery
1/8" Mono w/ Switch
1/8" Mono w/ Switch
1/8" Mono w/ Switch
5mm w/ Switch
1/4" Mono
1/4" Mono
8.2V

Battery Box

PC Mount

R9

2.2k

R25

100k

C9

.022uF

C42

R16
R21
R29

2.2k
2.2k
2.2k

R34
R35
R36

100k
100k
100k

C10
C11
C12

.022uF
.022uF
.1uF

C2 100uF
C29 100uF
C43 100uF

R33
R47
R7
R14
R15
R18
R20

2.2k
2.2K
10k
10k
10k
10k
10k

R37
R38
R40
R46
R59
R60
R61

100k
100k
100k
100k
100k
100k
100k

C14
C17
C19
C20
C21
C22
C23

.1uF
.1uF
.1uF
.1uF
.1uF
.1uF
.1uF

R26

10k

R62

100k

C35

.1uF

DIV1

1M

Q10 2N3906

R27
R28
R32

10k
10k
10k

R17
R19
R30

330k
330k
330k

C36
C37
C41

.1uF
.1uF
.1uF

DIV2
DIV3
DIV4

1M
1M
1M

Q11 2N3906
Q12 2N3904
Q13 2N3906

U1
U2

R43

10k

R31

330k

C44

.1uF

RATE

1M

Q14 2N3904

U3

TLC556

R48
R57

10K
10k

R42
R64

470k
1M

C45
C46

.1uF
.1uF

Q15 2N3904

U4
U5

TLC557
TL074

R58
R63
R10
R11

10K
10K
22k
22k

R65
R66
R67
R50

1M
1M
1M
4.7M

C47
C7
C13
C15

.1uF
1uF
2.2uF
2.2uF

Sockets

14 Pin DIP x 4

R12

22k

R55

4.7M

C16

2.2uF

R13
R44

22k
22k

C18

2.2uF

R45

22K

C1

220uF

Switches

2N3904
2N3906
2N3906
2N3904
2N3906
2N3906
2N3904

ICs & Sockets


LM7809
CD 40106

It is highly recommended that you sort the bag of resistors into piles
before proceeding to assembly. Each diagrams is a screenshot of the
board with the component for that page highlighted. With the
components sorted, assembly will be more efficient.

Resistors
100

470

1k

2.2k

10k

14

22k

51k

56k

100k

18

330k

470k

1M

4.7M

Total

67

The Resistor Color Code:


For the kit resistors, ignore the 3rd Band.

-Note: For those who purchased kits, the kit ships with 5 values of capacitor that look almost
identical. Written on them is the capacitor code, but the kits were assembled in such a way that
the quantity of each of these similar-looking capacitors is also an indicator.
-Another Note: The radial capacitors (220, 100, 10, 2.2, and 1 uF) should be inserted so the
longer lead goes through the square hole. THIS IS DIFFERENT FOR THE LEDs.

220uF

Capacitors
10pF

1000pF

2200pF

4700pF

.022uF

.1uF

16

1uF

2.2uF

10uF

10

100uF

220uF

Total

47

100uF

10uF

2.2uF

2200pF
.1uF

1uF
1000pF

10pF

.022uF

4700pF

*NOTE*
C5 Should be installed
OPPOSITE
of the indicated direction
on the board.

The transistors physical shape should match the silkscreen of the component
from the top. Otherwise the transistor will not function properly.
Note: The transistors should be installed before the switches.

Transistors
2N3904

2N3906

Total

15

The 1N4001 has the thickest leads, and the 4148 has tape on the ends.

Diodes
Red LED

8.2V Zener

4148

1N4001

Total

NOTE: The longer lead of the LED should go in the CIRCLE hole.
- This is different from the capacitors -

-Tip: Try and solder the support lugs for extra durability!

Switches
Slide DPDT

10

Total

10

-Note: After the potentiometer has been inserted into the board, the legs can
be bent apart to ensure a strong hold of the board. This will keep torsion load
from twisting the knob from loading the active electrical solder joints.

Potentiometers
10k

50k

12

1M

Total

25

Jacks + Power

1/8" Mono Audio Jack w/ Switch

5.5mm DC Power Jack w/ Switch

1/4" Mono Audio Jack

PC Mount Battery Box

9V Battery

Total

-NOTE Solder the sockets in, and then put 14 Pin ICs into the sockets to
avoid overheating the ICs. All ICs should have their notch on the left.

ICs + Sockets
14 Pin DIP Sockets

TLC556

CD 40106

TL074

Total

*The original power scheme for the Drone Lab involved adding a LM7809 voltage
regulator IC. However, we were unfortunately surprised to find that the 7809 slowly
consumed energy from the battery when the Drone Lab was switched off. Future
revisions will add diodes to stop this, but the 7809 is not really necessary because
the Drone Labs ICs can operate safely between 5V - 15 V. Simply install a jumper
wire or lead from the outer holes, and it will work fine. If you arent looking to use a
battery and need this regulator, it is commonly available and can be installed.

There are two different hardware kits. The first is what ships with every
Drone Lab, and the second is for the Laser Cut housing plates.

Housing Hardware ( Component(Location) )


Kit Hardware ( Component(Location) )

5/8 Flat Screw (Battery Box)

5/8 Flat Screw (Battery Box)

1 1/4 Flat Screw (Corners)

1/2 Round Screw (Corners)

1 Flat Screw (Sides, Center)

#4 Lock Washer (Corners)

#4 Nuts (Corners In Feet, Battery Box, Sides, Center)

14

#4 Nuts (Corners In Feet, Bat Box)

#4 Lock Washer (Corners, Sides, Center)

Rubber Feet (Corners, Bottom)

Total

22

Vinyl Standoffs (Corners, Sides, Center)

Rubber Feet (Corners, Bottom)

Total

42

This isnt the easiest to assemble kit out there. Still, with a little patience
and attention to detail, especially in creating great solder joints, the unit
should be able to be built within 8 hours. If it doesnt work the first time do
not despair, our units didnt work the first try either.
Some Tips for Debugging:
- Look for missing or loose solder joints, cold solder joints can drive you
nuts! Look to heat up the surfaces of both the lead and pad such that the
solder forms a concave curve to the surfaces.
- When in doubt use your Multi-Meter! Check for continuity where there
should be, and where there shouldnt be.
- Follow the circuit schematic of failing systems. Look for abnormalities
of continuity or missing / wrong direction components.
- Keep Hope Alive. Youll get it working soon enough! Remember to have
fun, youre building an analog synthesizer!

Thanks again for your business, we hope you enjoy your Drone Lab. If you
have any questions, comments, or content, share it on the forums!
http://www.casperelectronics.com/ghostwizard/