EricK wrote:If you look at the foogers, the white boxes that house the pots and markings will easily fit on a double width panel. The jacks can simply go on the bottom half. I figure that if you just reorient the pcb, then everything is gravy after that.
I contacted a guy in St louis about making this modification for me but I don't want to send my Foogers to him. I wish that I could just send them in to Moog.
Amos seemed to indicate that he thinks it would be possible to change the bypass switch into something that is gate triggerable.
I really wish Moog would consider this as a factory modification if they have no interest in getting into the modue business.
Actually, I DON'T think it will fit but it will be close. My rough measure shows that it's a matter of a 1/16th of an inch or so; which is why I also picked up the 4-space panel.
Some of the Foogers have a row of jacks which are attached to the main board via cable/connector; that's an easy one. The 2nd row will need to be desoldered or you'll need to wire up some 1/4" jacks to plug extensions and fix the 'normalling' issue that many of the patch panel guys deal with.
I could see the hesitation on Moog's part and I think it has more to do with the distraction of another set of build processes, assembly, dealing with all of the compatibility issues and the tech support that will follow for minimal return. They push so many panels out, I'm sure they have rock bottom silk screening and prep contracts and what minimal circuitry they might require to step the voltage down from +15 or +9 is lay-up.
WE don't know what they have in the product development pipeline and the reason that they are successful is that they have been able to manage costs, manage success, and manage growth.
I'll post pictures of my attempts to panel these things up so that others may follow or save the time of not bothering. The good news is that I do have a heavy duty drill press, a table saw with metal cutting blades and enough know-how and experience to be dangerous.
Anybody who is old enough to know what MOTD is on an Ultrix (DEC Unix) system is, might remember one that said "Beware of Programmers with Screw-drivers". That's me.