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A project log for Dr. Hallard's Dream Transmission Box

A custom puzzle box created for an original party game.

thomas.mestonthomas.meston 09/26/2018 at 04:460 Comments


While broken, the radio was in very good condition.

Didn't anticipate the gear and pulley system connected to the two major dials. This would prove to be one of the most difficult parts of the potentiometer retrofit.


The plan here is to utilize three dials, the switch at the bottom, and find a place for an RGB LED. I ended up using the two large dials at the top and the "pitch" dial at the bottom left. The headphone jack proved to be the perfect size for an ultra bright 5mm RGB LED. The original internal speaker luckily still worked and was used in the final product.

After a few hours of ripping, pulling and drilling. The radio is gutted expect for the original speaker.

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