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Banks
129 Watchers80.8K Page Views19 Deviations
  • United Kingdom
  • Deviant for 17 years
  • banksco.de
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Dead Fella: Broke DeviantArt
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My Bio
I'm a web developer. I help make deviantART work. I occasionally break it (see badges).

I would love to be able to draw but so far no attempts have proved that to be a reasonable expectation. I'd say I have a good enough eye for aesthetics, layout and design, (I've designed a bunch of websites and simple print stuff) but I've never considered myself a designer or artist.

These days I stay pretty firmly in code land and love the creativity of solving complex problems. Alas, it is hard to express this creativity in a gallery!

Favourite Visual Artist
ვეპხის ტყაოსანი შოთა რუსთაველი
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, U2, Bjork, Richard Bona, Erik Truffaz, Jon Bilbrough, more...
Tools of the Trade
PHPStorm (currently)
Other Interests
God, Chloe (my wife), Running, Walking, Dartmoor, Life

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banks commented on Test more by banks
The case and heatsink are aluminium so not too bad, it's the big transformer that makes the box heavy ;)
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banks commented on Yay by drommk
Drum throne? Do you play? Not sure how I missed that. Perhaps I kept telling myself it was the other French guy called Eric who worked at DA that was a drummer ;)
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banks commented on Test more by banks
The wires coming over the heatsink are the DC power from the PSU (on the left of heatsink) to the amp boards.

I ran them over the top like that to keep AC power (blue/yellow/brown wires running along far side), DC power and all the audio cabling as clearly separated as possible to avoid interference. It also keeps the wires shorter than running right across and around the near side of the heatsink.

I bought the case as a plain aluminium box and machined it myself, heatsink was from ebay I think. It's about a centimeter shorter than the box is deep so those DC cables do have space to run over the top like that :).
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banks commented on Test more by banks
Well spotted. Yeah this is a 4 channel chipamp using same chip as that link but from different PCB supplier I think.

Powers my active HiFi speakers (that weren't active when I found them ;)). Sadly still using an old Behringer PA crossover - I designed my own years ago with carefully tailored slopes for the drivers, but never got around to building it.
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That would be awesome :)

Amazingly I only just saw this comment - old watch rewards you for letting stuff build up in MC so I rarely look here any more.

With 2 kids under 2 it's probably a while before we'll be in Fife! But one day we'll have to tour scotland again to fill in our map.

Hope you are well!
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