Any interest in a DIY-ers meet?
Jul 16, 2005 at 4:38 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15

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Just curious.

Just before my first meet, I was all pumped to see some other DIYers and their gear, and was a tad dismayed to see only a few people with ANY diy equipment at all. So, anybody interested in a meet where at least one component of your setup must be handmade by you?

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Jul 16, 2005 at 5:13 AM Post #2 of 15

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Just curious.

Just before my first meet, I was all pumped to see some other DIYers and their gear, and was a tad dismayed to see only a few people with ANY diy equipment at all. So, anybody interested in a meet where at least one component of your setup must be handmade by you?

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love to but I'm on the other side of the planet :S
 
Jul 16, 2005 at 6:09 AM Post #3 of 15

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love to but I'm on the other side of the planet :S


Well you didnt post in my Melbourne Meet thread :p

As a matter of fact... no one did
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Well you didnt post in my Melbourne Meet thread :p

As a matter of fact... no one did
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thought it was melbourne florida :p
 
Jul 16, 2005 at 2:42 PM Post #6 of 15

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I think a DIY-centric meet is a great idea. Seems it would be easier if we had a DIY teleportation device, though..
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Just finally finished up a PIMETA, and I'm dying to do some in-depth comparison between that and PPAv2, M3, and others.

Also, I gave in and picked up some Dynahi boards, so a chat with someone who has built one would do wonders for my chances
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Aug 16, 2005 at 12:45 AM Post #8 of 15

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*COUGH*BUMP*COUGH*

Well, seeing as this thread seems to have suffered an early death, I will throw out Ann Arbor, Michigan as a potential meet site. University of Michigan is a HUGE place, so I am sure I can find a place somewhere to have the meet if there is sufficient interest.

Any takers? Everybody would be welcome of course, but only people with DIY gear can bring gear
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You mean like bring your soldering irons, tools, and different kinds of solder?

I actually brought some tools to the SoCal Meet this past weekend, so I could open up from amps to have a looksy inside.
And I brought a few DIY projects as well.

There is so much gear there that it was easy to overlook DIY stuff. Not many were interested in seeing the innards, but I think it is more like that they were not comfortable with opening up the gear.

Of course when permission was given by owners, everyone wanted to see.
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You mean like bring your soldering irons, tools, and different kinds of solder?

I actually brought some tools to the SoCal Meet this past weekend, so I could open up from amps to have a looksy inside.
And I brought a few DIY projects as well.

There is so much gear there that it was easy to overlook DIY stuff. Not many were interested in seeing the innards, but I think it is more like that they were not comfortable with opening up the gear.

Of course when permission was given by owners, everyone wanted to see.
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I was thinking more along the actual stuff you have built, i.e. cables, amps, DACs, etc. Soldering stations and the like are welcome for admiration by the hard core DIY crowd
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If you're going to hold it for several hours, you could have a few soldering stations set up, for people to build amps. You probably couldn't get them encased, but you could get them working.
 
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Heh it could be a DIYer's outreach project!
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If you're going to hold it for several hours, you could have a few soldering stations set up, for people to build amps. You probably couldn't get them encased, but you could get them working.


This is absolutely a fantastic idea.

For beginners and experienced alike. At the very least, it would be fun for more advanced people to try out other people's tools as well. I know a few of us here are almost as passionate about our tools as we are our headphones.
It is also a great way to learn techniques, tricks, and information.

We would just have to remember to have the place well ventilated, though.
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