DIY Xtreme!?! Welcome.... from Jon

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  • JonMarsh
    Mad Max Moderator
    • Aug 2000
    • 15274

    DIY Xtreme!?! Welcome.... from Jon

    Hello everyone,

    ThomasW has graciously agreed to let me play in his digital sandbox with him, so I'll be joining him as co-moderator in this section. Thomas and I have worked together on many projects over the years, in rather complementary roles- I'm more the wildeyed electronics visionary, and he's the guy that keeps me out of trouble when he let's me play in his wood shop to build some of my more bizarre or involved creations.
    I'm an electronics engineer by trade, analog and power semiconductor applications engineering, and have a pretty reasonable lab at home. Though I build kits (sometimes for friends with fine motor coordination issues!), I mostly do a lot of roll-your-own-from-scratch, including electronics and PCB design, and speaker design- both full range and subwoofers. Hence, perhaps I'm the Xtreme part of the DIY equation, though I think Thomas holds his own well in that area, too. Anyone putting 12 Avatar Shiva's in a single sub is no lightweight.
    Thomas has done a great job putting together some resource lists, which are very useful for finding a lot of sources, basic techniques, and finding out about what others have done that is cool (you don't always have to re-invent the wheel, you know!).
    So, we'll want to encourgage discussion of all kinds of DIY projects, including kits, semi-kits, and total home brews. As Thomas has mentioned, some of the kits can be real money savers, delivering very high performance for relatively modest amounts of money. We will warn you, though, that total homebrews, while a real gas to develop and build, rarely come into the "money saver" category, unless you're using a design someone else has done all the developmental legwork for, and you already have a basement full of tools of all kinds. It's no exageration to say that between Thomas and I we have tens of thousands of dollars in equipement and tools at our disposal- so we have to stay real busy to justify it to ourselves! Which is also probably why it is good that we don't have legal significant others that we have to justify it to- I can reckon how that would be tricky at times!
    Another natural DIY project is the HTPC, but we'll cover topics for DIY'ing an HTPC in the "Tower of Power" forum where all A/V PC topics will be addressed for now.
    So, all you contructors, would-be-contructors, and head scratching third party observers (you know who you are), welcome aboard, let's have some fun, and build something!


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  • Joey Millison
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 1022

    What can I say? Jon, Tom, and Andrew as admins? Sign me up!!! Congratz on your admins positions Jon!
    This place is going to be absolutely awesome! I definitely plan on sticking around!


    • Lexman
      Super Senior Member
      • Jun 2000
      • 1777

      Thanks Joey, you made my day and maybe Jon's, Andrew's, and Thomas's too.


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      • Andrew Pratt
        Moderator Emeritus
        • Aug 2000
        • 16507

        Well Jon and Tomas have both had the misfortune of actually meeting Joey and I might get that same "pleasure" this fall so his involvement in the forum was a shoe in...but thanks anyway J6P


        • Bing Fung
          Ultra Senior Member
          • Aug 2000
          • 6521

          Welcome Jon, This area is totally high octane now!



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