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  • TanMan7783 commented on mikeshorr117's instructable DIY Record Player4 months ago
    DIY Record Player

    On the turntable circuit you can use practically any wires for the circuit, but on the needle/audio circuit you may want to find different wires. Some people will use wires from old optical mouses (mice) because they are good at carrying the audio, but I just used an old cell phone charger that had broken because it has 4 wires on the inside. You have to be careful though because some cell phone chargers (the cheaper ones) only have 2 wires (+ and -) so they will not work. If you can plug your phone into the computer and sync data with the cable then you know it has 4 wires. The one I used was an old iPhone 4 charger because all apple chargers have 4 wires. I know its obvious but the colors of the wires don't have to match the colors of the wires in the diagram, Just make sure that they...

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    On the turntable circuit you can use practically any wires for the circuit, but on the needle/audio circuit you may want to find different wires. Some people will use wires from old optical mouses (mice) because they are good at carrying the audio, but I just used an old cell phone charger that had broken because it has 4 wires on the inside. You have to be careful though because some cell phone chargers (the cheaper ones) only have 2 wires (+ and -) so they will not work. If you can plug your phone into the computer and sync data with the cable then you know it has 4 wires. The one I used was an old iPhone 4 charger because all apple chargers have 4 wires. I know its obvious but the colors of the wires don't have to match the colors of the wires in the diagram, Just make sure that they go to the same places. I also reattached the pictures so hopefully these work better, if not then I'll figure something else out. And again feel free to ask any more questions you may have, I have no problem answering them. Best of Luck!

    The wires I used for the motor circuit were just salvaged from old electronics and it doesn't really matter because you don't need the to carry sensitive audio. I will include a link to where you can buy wire if you need to. And also, the record is supposed to spin counterclockwise so keep that in mind when designing your record player. if you finish your record player and it spins the wrong way then just switch the 2 wires on the motor and it will spin the other way. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UE471O/ref=sxbs_p13n...This is WAY more then you need but you can look for a shorter length similar to this wire. And don't use this wire for the needle assembly (I mean I guess you can, but it may not sound too good, idrk)

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  • TanMan7783 commented on mikeshorr117's instructable DIY Record Player1 year ago
    DIY Record Player

    i would really like to know what wire to use does anybody know?

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  • TanMan7783 commented on mikeshorr117's instructable DIY Record Player1 year ago
    DIY Record Player

    Does anyone know what iwre I could use?

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  • TanMan7783 commented on mikeshorr117's instructable DIY Record Player1 year ago
    DIY Record Player

    may I ask what wire you used and/or where you got it?

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  • TanMan7783 commented on mikeshorr117's instructable DIY Record Player1 year ago
    DIY Record Player

    Hi, i really like your project and I've been working on a record player myself recently. I only have the turntable finished and I can't seem figure out how to get the tonearm/cartridge to work. I saw somewhere that you could dissect some headphones and use a magnet and create your own but I didn't have much luck and the instructions were very vague. I was very happy when you put this intractable up because I'd been checking every week for someone to upload a DIY record player. When I got to the part with the tonearm I couldn't see what was going on or how you wired it or anything. Also what parts specifically where used in the tonearm circuit and where did you get them? I love your intractable and it would help a ton if you could Show what parts were used and the wiring of the circuit i...

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    Hi, i really like your project and I've been working on a record player myself recently. I only have the turntable finished and I can't seem figure out how to get the tonearm/cartridge to work. I saw somewhere that you could dissect some headphones and use a magnet and create your own but I didn't have much luck and the instructions were very vague. I was very happy when you put this intractable up because I'd been checking every week for someone to upload a DIY record player. When I got to the part with the tonearm I couldn't see what was going on or how you wired it or anything. Also what parts specifically where used in the tonearm circuit and where did you get them? I love your intractable and it would help a ton if you could Show what parts were used and the wiring of the circuit in a little more detail. Thanks in advance!

    never mind Igot it thanks for the intractable!

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