Alright, time to get everything together...Parts bought:
From DigiKey, I purchased the switch and Component Video Jacks, and from Radio Shack, I bought the Project Enclosure.CP-1446-ND
- This is the part number for the Component Video Jacks. Component Video colors are Red, Green, and Blue. bit.ly/9xFmbG
- This is the part number for the 3PDT Switch. 3PDT means Three-Pole, Double-Throw. This means the switch switches three things at once, with a center-off position. bit.ly/cvIgvt270-1803
- This is the part number for the Project Enclosure from Radio Shack. This seemed about the smallest size enclosure that I could use and still make it convenient and easy to stuff all the coaxes in to. bit.ly/bnNBlNParts scavenged:
- I've got a couple nitro-R/C cars, so digging up some small screws was easy. Don't have any? Tear something apart MAKEr style! Or, they should only be a few cents at your local hardware store.Mini-Coax
- I work in the electrical construction industry, so this was another easy thing to come by. However, in a pinch, cut up an old set of cheap RCA cables. Whether they be audio (Red/White), audio/video (Red/White/Yellow), whatever, that will work just fine. What you need is for the coax to be of the 75-ohm variety, which audio and video cables just happen to be! You could also use TV coax, though that would be much more difficult to work with.Tools Needed:Drill bits
- Pictured are the drill bits I used. Use the recommended sizes for the jacks and switch that you get, sizing info should be on the data sheets that are available with the parts. Also, a Uni-bit is handy to do the final reaming out of the jack holes, really helps to clean up the holes.Soldering Iron
- I used a little Weller 23-watt pen iron. You really don't need anything serious here, these are just small wires and parts.Solder
- Just some fine 60/40 will work great. I suppose you could use silver solder if you wanted for a little stronger mechanical and electrical join, but it's really not necessary.Screwdriver, wire cutters
- These are pretty self explanatory, I should hope!
- I used these in lieu of a proper vise, worked fine for me to grab on to parts and hold them steady.