Step 4: Mark and Drill

Flip the case on it's side and measure 3/4" in from each side. Center both of these holes along the other axis. Drill them both with a 3/4" drill bit.

how can you solder the wires when you never see the bottom where they connect
you need to view the schematic diagram where the components connected it will help and guide you..
Wow! Finally, I found a good circuit for my metronome. I have practiced playing guitar and i am sure this device could help to improve my timing and speed skills ;).. Instead of buying one i decided to make.. thanks for sharing. :)
<p>if i want to replace the 2 leds with a motor ......what do i have to change?</p>
<p>I just finished this project a few hours ago. I had started this project a few years back but I only had time now to finish it.</p>
<p>I just finished this project a few hours ago. I had started this project a few years back but I only had time now to finish it.</p>
<p>I bought the parts to be able to this project. I noticed you used a 10k resistor instead of the trimmer. Since I already bought the parts would I just solder the bottom two connections on the bottom of the trimmer and leave the stop free or should I go and get a resistor? If you could get back to me that would be great, thanks.</p>
where does the horizontal trimmer go the pictures don't show it being used
In the parts list it says &quot;10K-Ohm Horizontal-Style Trimmer&quot;, but I don't see that anywhere else in the instructable. Is it really needed, or can i just use 10k resistors?
I tried this several months ago and it didn't work out, but now i have way better tools and more knowledge with electronics. I'm going to try it again, hope it works!
Great Instructable! Mine turned out great!
i just built this circuit according to the schmatic and it seems to swing slightly... is there a way to correct this? if you are going to play with a metronome you need everybeat to be the exact length, not everyother one to be slightly shorter...i was reading online about getting the 555 to output a 50% duty cycle, but i cant seem to translate that into building this metronome! any idea? or maybe im making it up and it is perfect :p
I'm in the middle of building this - and thanks SO much, by the way! Assuming I ever succeed, my boys (learning piano now) will love it - and I'll score points as the cool geek dad...<br><br>SO - it would be SO helpful if you could also supply a physical wiring diagram (beg, beg?) for the actual PC board? (MAKEzine does this - it's VERY helpful!) I know it's a short hop for electronics whizzes from the schematic - but hey, they don't need the instructable, either, if it comes to that!<br><br>I totally get the schematic, conceptually, but when it comes to figuring out how these 3 things all connect and then are connected to the ground bus, etc. - I'm pulling my (little remaining) hair out. I'm TRYING to guess from your photos, but that's maybe 40-50%, and even then it's maddening...<br><br>MAJOR thanks if you can help!
please help... just like dsmith said can the 10k ohm resistor be used to replace the trimmer mentioned in the parts list? Really want to start soon but don't want to screw it up
Good!!! ovservationnn But we Adjust the metronome in an Similar or same tempoo!!
your parts list has a 10k ohm horizontal trimmer, but instead you used a 10k ohm resistor. Would the trimmer have done anything that the resistor couldn't do? Just wanted to clarify this part before I started building. <br> <br>BTW, somebody12345 the total cost was about 30$, unless you have a buddy at RadioShack who can let you use his discount, it brings the cost to 17$
what is the total cost?
Great Instructable :) ...Have built it, and now adapting it to a machine of mine.|<br>Only one question though, Is it possible to set the Tempo? or timing? ... with a rotary switch or something? Im not too tech-savy... so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. MGF
The potentiometer should control the tempo.
I reaaaally woud like to see this working on a video.... BTW, nice project!
only thing is if you're following music with a particular timing- how are you going to know what tempo the metronome is set on.
How slow and how fast can it go?
It can go both much too slow and too fast to be useful for musical timing. You can tweak this by changing the value of the 10K resistor and 500K potentiometer.
i'm loving your Inst'ables recently!
Very well explained and very nice quality photos!!!Well done!<br>Rated 5*****

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