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That's awesome! This post is almost 13 years old. Glad to see it's still making kids happy! Great job @coloradodad!
Gary - Glad to hear we brought back some memories and inspirations! This was a favorite at summer camp for me and my brother in the late 70's in New Jersey. Feel free to post some pix after your build!
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Great to hear! Would love to see a pic, feel free to post one.Have fun and stay safe!
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Right on, glad you liked it! My upgrade idea is to get a proximity sensor and use it to change the light from Green to Yellow to Red when parking in the garage. Now all I have to do is clean out the garage so I can test it after I build it.Be sure to share your project, would love to see the outcome.
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I like it. Any reason you didn't use a bluetooth/amp combo board? You can find them with aux inputs as well.
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That is a good idea. Will have to consider that for future projects.Thanks!
Good call on the temps. I think thats what killed mine in the past. Living in KS, we have +100 F in the summer and 0F in the winter, and my garage is not the most insulated part of my house ;-)Good luck with your LEDs!
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It's actually really good. The LEDs are a bit older, so they still have some of that bluish hue to them, but for the garage, they're perfect.And I don't think I'll ever have to worry about them going bad like my fluorescent bulbs.
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Nice. I built these last year, but never got around to my finishing my Instructable.
My son the 13yr old drummer thought this would be a great father-son build, even though he bought a cajon in the fall. It was an easy build with good instructions. And we only made a few mods.(1) After we finished the build, my son thought the edges were too sharp on the top, so we rounded them off free-hand with a sander before we stained.(2) We put rubber feet on the bottom from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00346LJ2A?psc=1&...(3) I used a carriage bolt / wingnut for the snare lock. I drilled a slightly smaller hole that than the carriage bolt, threaded it through, and then locked it in with the wing nut. This was the bolt will stay in place when the wing nut is loosened to move the snare lock.Lastly, my son loves this one better than his Meinl. Thanks!(1
And one more mod... We made a small wood washer to glue to the snare rod so it wouldnt get pulled out. You can see it in the second picture.
And a quick video of the cajon being played. https://youtu.be/SOh6KW4zgEc
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