Designer Electronics Gadgets




Introduction: Designer Electronics Gadgets

About: Passionately Tinker and Hacker.

This is my designer electronics gadget project using used mobiles and laptops. The gadget like MP3 player, Amplifier, Sound Boxes, Audio Pin Junction, Pen Drive, Pen Torch, designed using laptop keys and aluminum sheets. The car mp3 player is converted into portable mp3 player with charging option and it is powered by mobile battery. It has play/pause, prev/next and channel buttons. Laptop display is used as mp3’s screen guard and It has provision for USB, audio output pin, battery charging socket, and a switch is connected for switch-on mp3 player and charging battery.

Power amplifier is a simple circuit using LM386, it also powered using mobile battery and has option for charging. And speakers from mobile and laptop used in sound boxes. The speaker pins are cut into half the size so that its size matches the gadget’s size.

Material used:

1. Car MP3 Player
2. Used Laptop and Mobile
3. Mobile Batteries
4. Electronic Components
5. Aluminium and Plastic Sheets

check out…

Step 1: MP3 Player

Step 2: MP3 Power Supply and Wiring

I have used mobile batteries for both project, for MP3 player 3.7V/ 600mAh / Li-Ion (BL-5B) battery I used. And MP3 is Car Kit MP3 player, I have detached MP3 player board from its power adapter unit and directly applied power supply 3.7v to the board.

I designed and kept its case size according to the MP3 player board size, and height according to keyboard key. Except removing power adapter, Head phone jack and USB port form MP3 as it as the board is placed inside the case. Wiring simple, after removing thin plate above the each switch on the board wire is fixed by soldering.

Step 3: Amplifier

The amplifier set has simple amplifying circuit; the circuit is powered by a IC LM386.

Step 4: Speakers

Step 5: Speaker

Step 6: Spliter Box

Junction/ split box for the sound boxes.

Step 7: Pen Torch

This is my pen torch. Works with two small LED and three button cells, the PCB case is designed to load three cells, two LED, Switch and Refill. The LED is chopped to fit into the pen.

Step 8: Making

Step 9: Pendrive

Making creative pendrive using keys. At first stick a thick plastic sheets on pendrive and on its cap, fix the keys on thick plastic wrap and sides are cover with aluminum strip.Plastic



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    23 Discussions

    Very creative. I love how you kept the gadgets small. They all have their own creative delights about them. :-) Thank you for sharing these.

    Could you give part list for spliter box i want to make it


    4 years ago



    4 years ago

    How come your lm386 amp works on 3.7 volts? Isnt it too low? And how much battery life do you get with it?

    curious about if you will be able to easily replace/charge the batteries in these projects? Also, for the MP3 Player, did you basically just gut a mp3 player and re-case it or use special components? Finally, can you provide more detail on wiring the buttons for that particular project? thanks, and great work!

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    sorry, i missed the details about the charging of the mp3 player. Couldn't easily recognize a charging circuit/port from the pictures but do see it in the description now. What model of mp3 player did you use? thanks again

    I have uploaded step two regarding power supply and wiring, i think this will clear you doubt, and video will upload soon. thank you..:-)

    really nice. I'm going to make the thumb-drive. I love the looks of that.

    You sir are a genius. This is the coolest thing I have ever seen.

    Nice work!

    They look brilliant! Seriously this is really good work!

    Brilliant ideas for keyboard keys! I particularly like the pen drive case - very smart looking and I could just see it working as a present for someone with their initials :)

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