Introduction: Audio Switch in a Mouse

My wife was frustrated about the sound of the computer. Once the sound comes from the headset, once comed from the loudspeakers. Never from the correct one.

This is a cheap audio switch. It switch not just the sound but the headset microphone to the desktop mic.

Step 1: Requirements

3 stereo slot, for audio
3 mono slot, for microphones
1 two way switch
some two component glue putty
1 old mouse

It's just 510 HUF cca. $2.

Step 2: Assembly

Just make some holes into the mouse, get some glue putty and throw the sockets and the switch into it.

Step 3: Wiring

Solder the wires. The right two socket are the input, the downside four are the headset and loudspeaker output.

Step 4: Installing and Conclusion

Just screw the two side, and put the wires into the AudioSwitch1.0.
I make a sign the mic input, its easier plug.

My wife is full of smiles, at least :)

Comments

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Pjosker made it! (author)2012-01-08

I bought a device that does quite the same thing, without looking awesume.. So i am definitely thinking about building me one of these, but with 1-click power switches under each mouse button to control sound and mic separate.

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nlyf made it! (author)2011-04-05

hii :)) what's the reason why you innovate this cool gadget??

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zWizart made it! (author)2009-03-02

hmm nice.. but is it safe to only switch the ground and not to switch signal lines? can this do any harm to hardware or to degrade or deform sound? i'm asking 'couse the signal lines stay always connected here.

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gyufi made it! (author)gyufi2009-03-06

Yes, you are right. More switches probably solves this problem.

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craig3 made it! (author)2008-10-22

what would the schematic look like if i used four stereo jacks instead of 2 stereo and 2 mono?

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gyufi made it! (author)gyufi2008-10-22

If you have stereo microphones, you should wire it looks like the loudspeaker. But if you have mono mic, enough to solder the left channel. Use shielded wire instead unshielded.

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craig3 made it! (author)craig32008-10-22

i just meant to hook speakers up into it instead of mics. should i just get rid of the switch and mono jacks, but then what do i do with the ground wires on the stareo if there is no mono to solder it to?

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DIY Dave made it! (author)2007-10-20

Cool, I think I will make one.

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acaz93 made it! (author)2007-10-18

This is Neat, Very Cool11! But.... i haven't understood the wiring process , could you please post a quickie schematic , or something like thhat ? Thanks A lot

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gyufi made it! (author)gyufi2007-10-19

Sure, my mistake. I did upload it.

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acaz93 made it! (author)acaz932007-10-19

Thanks a lot !1 so, I will make it as soon as possible

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tiuk made it! (author)2007-10-18

I love using old mice as project boxes. Nice one.

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tanntraad made it! (author)2007-10-18

Haha I love it!

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!Andrew_Modder! made it! (author)2007-10-18

nice :-)