Thingamakit part 2

With the electronics finished it was time to build the case of the Thingamakit.I started by drawing measurement lines on the case so I could find where to drill holes.

Case with one line drawn

Case with one line drawn

Measuring and drawing

Measuring and drawing

Measuring and drawing

Measuring and drawing

Then I taped the provided indicator to the case. This is for the backside.

Backside

Backside

My drill bits

My drill bits

Be sure to use a metal bit when drilling these holes.

Drilling holes in the back

Drilling holes in the back

Back holes complete

Back holes complete

Back holes complete

Back holes complete

With the back complete, it was time to start on the front. A few holes need to be drilled in the side as well.

Measuring up the front

Measuring up the front

Front panel sticker attached

Front panel sticker attached

Holes on the top

Holes on the top

Holes on the top

Holes on the top

These holes are for the LEDs. I also needed to drill holes on the side, for the on/off/volume switch and the sound-out jack.

Hole for sound-out

Hole for sound-out

Hole for sound-out

Hole for sound-out

When drilling these holes, it’s a good idea to start with a small hole and then expand it as much as needed, rather than starting with the big bits. This way, the the holes are placed much more accurate. On the other hand, it takes quite a lot of time to drill each hole several times…:P

My smallest bit broke

My smallest bit broke

My smallest bit broke

My smallest bit broke

Luckily I was almost finished with it

Luckily I was almost finished with it

Switched to a larger bit and expanded the holes

Switched to a larger bit and expanded the holes

Bigger holes

Bigger holes

Finished drilling

Finished drilling

Drill with big bit

Drill with big bit

With the drilling out of the way, it was time to start installing components. πŸ™‚

Installing components

Installing components

Front view

Front view

Installed external output

Installed external output

Installed on/off/volume knob

Installed on/off/volume knob

Installed battery

Installed battery

Soldering the LEDs and the speaker

Soldering the LEDs and the speaker

All components installed

All components installed

Back finished

Back finished

Knobs attached

Knobs attached

And then it was time to test it. Sound was crazy, as hoped. πŸ™‚ And it looks great when playing.

Finished Thingamakit

Finished Thingamakit

Playing

Playing

I’m very pleased with this kit, it’s easy to put together and the noise is great. πŸ™‚

:)

πŸ™‚

-Knut

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