How to Make a Soundboard

How to Make a Soundboard – YouTube

Every day, I record a show in my shop called The Daily Shed. I wanted a way to add some “live” sound effects, as well as play viewer messages during the live show. Using the Adafruit Audio FX sound board and an old pair of computer speakers, I put together a vintage-looking sound board. My goal was to make it look like a mid-century piece of lab equipment. I think I accomplished that goal.

This soundboard uses the Adafruit Audio FX to store and play the sounds. From the speaker unit, I use the speakers, amplifier, controls, and speaker grills. I had to un-solder some components of the amplifier in order to … Continue reading

Outdoor Bench

I needed a bench. I had some scraps. I now have a bench. Super simple build for some pleasant outdoor reading!

I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. I like to sit outside with the dogs and play fetch and such, but the porch is a little too low for me to sit on comfortably. I had a bunch of treated scraps left over from my fence build, so I decided to build!

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wereI started with a few short 4″x4″s that I trimmed to equal length and then cut stretchers out of a leftover fence panel. I did this without any plans, so I just used … Continue reading

Ten Foot Wide Baby Gate

Recently, I’ve found myself in need of a large baby gate. Specifically, a baby gate that would stretch the width of my garage door. Everybody needs a baby gate in their shop full of dirt, dust, and power tools, right? Extreme daddy day care? Well, somewhat like that… but not with actual babies.

YouTube – Ten Foot Wide Baby Gate

I have two small dogs. Two, squirrelly small dogs that find their way into the outer world with ease and terrorize our neighborhood. My neighbors are mostly good sports about it, but I’d rather not have it happen often.

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