I am still looking for the right housing for the make mp3 player kit. It sounds really nice. But I have yet to find the right box to drop it in.
Step 1: Tools and Parts
Make MP3 Player Kit
Return to Center DPST Toggle Switches (3)
SPST Toggle Switch (1)
5v Power Source
150 ohm resistor
Yes I have an extra switch shown... I can't count.
Step 2: Assemble Make Kit
Assemble to make mp3 kit, it comes with great instructions.
I did use a small piece of solderless breadboard instead of soldering right to the make kit,
Step 3: Cut Holes for Mounting Kit
Cut some holes in the bottom of the project box to mount the kit.
I used a marker to mark the holes in the box.
Step 4: Holes in the Side
Cut holes in the side of the project box to allow the SD card to be changed and for a headphone cord to be inserted.
I used a dremel with the cut off wheel for this.
Step 5: Cut Holes for Switches
Layout your switches and LED light, plus power connector, mark the spot and drill holes.
I can't count and added an extra switch...
Step 6: Wire the LED
Wire up your LED, I solder the 150ohm resistor in line with the positive leg of the LED, then send the other side of the positive to the positive line in your piece of solderless breadboard
Step 7: Power Switch
Solderup your power switch, one leg to the postiive end of the power connector. The other to the +5 pin on the make mp3 kit.
Step 8: Toggle Switches
I had used momentary switches in the past and didn't like the look. For this I purchased the spring loaded toggle switches and think the work and look cool.
On the kit you send the pins a negative load to activate them. So run negative to the middle, and then two other wires from the switch.
I soldered all three switches off of on piece of wire to make it easier to run the wires.
Step 9: Add the Switches
Add the switches to the cover and then run the wires to the correct spot on the solderless breadboard.
D0 - Track Up
D1 - Track Down
D2 - Volume Up
D3 - Volume Down
D4 - Pause
D5 - Zero/Stop
Step 10: Try It Out
Try it out.
I am excited about thise version. But I'd still like to find the right case.