The components are slowly trickling in from all over the world.
I got some fantastic knobs from an unheard of manufacturer called OKW Enclosures.
Their range of ‘Star Knobs’ is great, however I’ve gone ahead and made my own knobs out of aluminium to match the aesthetic of the rest of the product.
Front fascia to mount the speaker and knob onto.
A quick test to see how it glows – approval! Will be better in white though.
Laser cut the felt front panel. Smells like burnt hair.
One of my favourite tricks to get an accurate laser cut without measuring components is to scan it in to a normal flatbed scanner. To my delight, all scanners maintain the exact dimensions so I just drag the high resolution jpg into illustrator and draw on top of it. This technique is invaluable for fitting parts on to hand made pieces like my aluminium chassis.
Raspberry Pi to handle audio streaming duties.
This was a great find. It’s from Tindie.com and made by a guy called Madworm. It’s a rotary encoder connected to an Attiny 45 which handles all the decoding and just sends out strings of ‘+’, ‘-‘, ‘/’. Really great component that will save me some time, time which I have very little of over the next few weeks.