Problem: Oftentimes on my desktop I need to use headphones for games or listening to music while other people are in the room and then I need to switch to speakers if I want to show off a funny video or make a Internet call to a distant relative. The problem lie with the switching where I have to crawl under my desk to switch out the cords for speakers and headphones. I decided a simple desktop audio switch would be the solution.
Purpose: To allow for selection from an audio input to one of two audio outputs.
Other uses: To allow for selection From one of two audio inputs to an audio output.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
1 double pole double throw switch. approximately 2.99 at radio shack.
3 3.5mm stereo audio ports. 2.99 for a pack of 2 at radio shack
some electrical tape.
small box or or mint tin. I used an ice breakers plastic mint container for ease of cutting.
lengths of wire.
Needle nose pliers
exact-o knife or similar cutting tools.
wire cuter (optional, an exact-o will work if your good with your hands)