The gang's all here (photos inside!)

A project log for Alien String Thing

An out-of-this-world electronic/acoustic-electric musical instrument.

StarhawkStarhawk 08/11/2014 at 17:360 Comments

The perfboards arrived this morning. I have photos of everything, and I'll put them up right here. I made a goof in ordering (wrong toggle switch for the power, dumb mistake, I didn't realize it was center off) so I'm swapping in an SPST toggle instead. It'll have to do. Goes on the positive line (not the ground, of course). The other thing is that the power LED will be green. My best friend likes to scavenge electronic parts, and as a result I have a couple of pretty old green LEDs that do not look like modern green LEDs. The color is way different.

Without further ado, here are the pics...

That's the three perfboards and a 9v 2a wall wart with a 2.1mm*5.5mm barrel plug.

Project box from Radio Shack (7x5x3 -- by the way, Bob, you forgot one of the four screws...) and the power input jack.

The 555's, LM386's, and chip sockets.

Lots of parts! The key-switches, and caps on the top row, and all the resistors on the bottom.

Bag o' LEDs. Thanks, Ryan, you rock!

Replacement toggle switch, guitar strings, cabinet latches, string pegs, hinges, hinges, tuning machines.

LED holders, left over from a previous project.

OH CARP. I forgot to order the pickup. I knew there was something missing here! Guess I better get on that... I hope I've got the money...