The Process

This website contains everything you need to build Greenface Labs modules. These are the basic steps that need to be taken plus a suggestion or two…

1. Get the board(s)

You can buy boards and panels directly on the product pages. Or if you prefer, Greenface Labs provides free Gerber files you can use to fabricate boards and front panels. Just use the board fab house of your choice or contact us for assistance. We even have a limited supply of free boards available for schools and other non-profit organizations.

2. Buy the parts

We provide free Digi-Key compatible parts lists that you can use to order all the parts you’ll need to populate your board. Just upload the file into the BOM manager or the Shopping Cart. Feel free to substitute parts to suit your situation or to leave out optional parts.

3. Build and Test the module

Use the module’s schematic and assembly instructions (where available) to help build and test your Greenface Labs module. Some modules require calibration. Please refer to that product’s user manual for calibration instructions. Testing guides are not available at this time. Please contact us for assistance or additional information.

4. Fork It!

Greenface Labs hosts its designs on in public repositories. That means you are free to come up with interesting variations of Greenface Labs’ designs and share them with the world.

Maybe you want a different knob style or perhaps you’ve found another part that works better or is cheaper than the one we found. Maybe you’ve found different distributors like Newark or Mouser and you want to use partial BOMs for getting the “best fit”.

Create a “fork” and maybe you’ll gain Internet fame for your innovations.

5. Share Your Creations

Post photos and videos of your modules as you find new and amazing ways to create music. Make sure to use the hashtags #greenfacelabs and #synthesizer when you post.