What you need for this project:
- A Staples Easy Button (Dure)
- A small recording and playback device
- Orange, white, black, and clear gloss spray paint
- Sand paper & Dremel
- Hot glue gun
- Soldering Iron, Solder, and your normal soldering things
Step 1: Dissemble It!
Take the top part off, including both the easy part and the silver ring. We're going to do the case mod first.
Step 2: Case Modding - Part 1: Sanding
Dremels make things go faster. A lot faster. Consider using one.
Step 3: Case Modding - Part 2: Letters
After you finish, look for any glue whisps to get rid of. We're going to spray paint this next, and we don't want to have them get in the way.
Step 4: Case Modding - Part 3: Painting
After the white paint dies, put an orange coat on. The white undercoating also helps accentuate where you've painted and what needs painting.
While waiting for that to dry, grab your black spray paint and coat the silver ring with it's first layer. Once that dries, spray on a second layer of black. Grab your clear gloss and finish the black off with a clear coat, after the second black layer dries, of course.
Finally, you need some regular paint to color in "evil" on the button. Grab a paintbrush and slowly fill in the letters.
Step 5: Recording Module Disassembly
Now, we are going to strip down the parts that we don't need for this project. Desolder or clip the wires leading from the speaker and the wires going to the speakers. That includes the clock and the LED. Take off the LED and the display for the clock. Also desolder the smaller circuit boards coming off of the recorder. These take up too much space for where I want to put it.
Step 6: Easy Button Disassembly
Step 7: More Case Modding
I took my Dremel to it and destroyed the divider. Then, I made a gap in the side because the circuit board was just a bit too big to fit in there. I only did one side because I didn't want to weaken the plastic too much or else the big button might not work. Check out the pics for some visuals.
Step 8: Recording Button, Light, & Mic
Drill on the side of the ring with the speaker on it. The battery compartment takes up all of it's space, and you can only maybe fit wires there.
After you fit your items, stick some hot glue behind them so they stay put. Now we're almost finished....
Step 9: Soldering!
Step 10: "That Was Evil..."
And, of course, you can record your own evil laugh or phrase.
Step 11: It's all coming together...
Keep in mind that I'm 95% done, but not quite. These are pics of what the final product will be. There are still a few things I need to clean up, and I will post ASAP. Thanks for reading my Instructable!