This appendix is for folks making their POLY555 from scratch without buying the kit.
More so than the other parts of the assembly guide, this part is especially a work-in-progress.
Some components may have a different designation in Kicad's BOM.
|BT1||PinHeader 1x02_P2.54mm Vertical||1||9v snap|
|C59, C56, C53, C50, C47, C44, C41, C38, C35, C32, C29, C26, C23, C20, C17, C14, C11, C8, C5, C2||CP_Radial D5.0mm_P2.00mm||20||4.7uF|
|C60, C3, C6, C9, C12, C15, C18, C21, C24, C27, C30, C33, C36, C39, C42, C45, C48, C51, C54, C57||C_Disc D5.0mm_W2.5mm_P5.00mm||20||10nF|
|C62, C1, C4, C7, C10, C13, C16, C19, C22, C25, C28, C31, C34, C37, C40, C43, C46, C49, C52, C55, C58||C_Disc D5.0mm_W2.5mm_P5.00mm||21||.1uF|
|D21, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, D10, D11, D12, D13, D14, D15, D16, D17, D18, D19, D20||LED_ D5.0mm||21 *||LED|
|R2, R6, R10, R14, R18, R22, R26, R30, R34, R38, R42, R46, R50, R54, R58, R62, R66, R70, R74, R78||Resistor L6.3mm_D2.5mm||20||100k|
|R4, R8, R12, R16, R20, R24, R28, R32, R36, R40, R44, R48, R52, R56, R60, R64, R68, R72, R76, R80||Resistor L6.3mm_D2.5mm||20||10k|
|R79, R75, R71, R67, R63, R59, R55, R51, R47, R43, R39, R35, R31, R27, R23, R19, R15, R11, R7, R3, R82||Resistor L6.3mm_D2.5mm||21||100|
|R81, R1, R5, R9, R13, R17, R21, R25, R29, R33, R37, R41, R45, R49, R53, R57, R61, R65, R69, R73, R77||Resistor L6.3mm_D2.5mm||21||220|
|RV21, RV1, RV2, RV3, RV4, RV5, RV6, RV7, RV8, RV9, RV10, RV11, RV12, RV13, RV14, RV15, RV16, RV17, RV18, RV19, RV20||Trim pot||21||1k|
|S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12, S13, S14, S15, S16, S17, S18, S19, S20||6x6x6 (6mm tall)||20||6x6x6 tactile|
|U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19, U20||DIP-8_W7.62mm||20||555|
* 21 LEDs total in 3 colors: 1 for on/off indicator, 12 for natural notes, 8 for accidental
|Socket||DIP-8||21||For 555s and 386|
|Plexiglass||136mm x 92mm x 2.5mm||1||2mm and 3mm also work|
|1" screw||4-40 1" long||4|
|1/4" screw||4-40 1/4" long||2|
Almost all components on the POLY555 are jelly bean parts, except...
- Low voltage options are better for battery performance.
- Voltage regulator's output should fall within supply voltage. This likely won't be a problem.
- Frequency range needs to cover the full spectrum of notes.
|Model||Observed frequency range *|
|TLC555CP **||147.1 - 769.2|
|LMC555CN **||147.1 - 877.2|
|LM555CN||73.42 - 862.1|
* With default component values from schematics.
** Kits ship with one of these.
If using a different 555, breadboard the timer circuit first to determine its range, adjusting the other components if necessary to get to the desired note range. The downside to a wider frequency range is that it's harder to tune!
These are common enough. Make sure actuator height is 6mm, otherwise you'll be editing
The speaker is a SC700208, measuring 71mm x 41mm x 25mm. Its shape is some kind of standard; there are others that are nearly identical, like the S15X25VA.
Crucially, the depth of the cone and magnet diameter fit perfectly into the enclosure. The mounting screw holes are currently unused, though I may change that in future versions.
Using a speaker with different dimensions will necessitate modifying the enclosure to fit.
IDK what the model is called but they look like this and are readily available in bulk on eBay:
It is not the Bourns 3306 series.
Since it's used for both the tuners and the volume control, you may need to modify the volume wheel to fit if using a different pot.