Ever get bored of the same old project boxes?
The Altoids mint tin or Radio Shack plastic project boxes are commonly used as cases.
There are many other creative and interesting alternatives out there.
For this project, we use gourd left-overs.
Yes, that is right, a gourd. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gourd
Throughout history gourds have seen many uses - from canteens to musical instruments.
Today, gourds are used in the craft world to fashion decorative vases and bowls.
For this Instructable, we use the tops of two gourds to make a combination voltmeter and variable DC power source.
The fez hat is a knob that adjusts the voltage.
This build is essentially the same as another Instructable
The circuitry and components are identical.
This build has a couple of differences.
One is the layout of the circuit board, the other is the use of an analog voltmeter vs. a digital meter.
A big thanks goes out these Instructables!
Counter sink bit
Hot Glue Gun
Here's is a link to a farm where dried gourds can be purchased online.
1/4 inch scrap wood
1/2 inch scrap wood
1/2 inch scrap angle aluminum
Lamp fixture parts
Misc. nuts and bolts
Power cord strain relief
Heat shrink tubing
Clear spray paint
WD-40 Cap (optional)
Liquid detergent bottle (optional)
Please refer to the this Instructable
Velleman analog voltmeter - Jameco p/n 316603
Green LED and resistor
Aligator clips - Jameco p/n 70991
DPDT power switch rated 250V/2A
4 rubber self adhesive feet