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Steam punk is played out, this is straight up NASA punk. Or at least I imagine if it were the 1960s space race and NASA was commissioned to make an MP...
Parts: -LM3915 x 2 -1k ohm resistor x 3-Wire - 1 1/8" Stereo Jack - 1 1/8" Stereo plug - Analog Gauge - DPST Toggle switches with return to center sp...
Build the mp3 player kit following the instructions that come with the kit. They are very good and I can't better it here...
I built the VU Meter from my VU meterinstructable here, EXCEPT I didn't go with the LED bar graph. I used a RadioShack 0-15v panel meter. Since we se...
You'll need to use a resistor or two to limit the + voltage going to the meter. I used a 1k2 and a 4.7k resistor soldered together to get the right vo...
Solder your switches together, I used crimp pins and connectors to connect the switches to the MP3 player kit. I used a handy little tool from www.Cur...
Time to drill the main hole in the box for your panel mount gauge. The meter from RadioShack meter included a template to use for drilling the hole....
Ok you'll want to mark the box for switch location and LED location. I was having a problem in some of my past projects lining up all the holes for sw...
Mark the base of the box for mounting the boards for your VU meter and MP3 player kit.
Drill two holes in the back of the case for power and your 1 1/8" jack.
Plug it all together and bask in the nasa punk goodness. I ran one LED for showing power was on, and then moved the two LEDs from the MakeMP3 board ...
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