This is the new babyBotte. I decided against the cardboard shoebox and dumped it. So I got a TRIPP container set from IKEA at first for putting the babybotte on the small square one and an 8MHz avrSynth I have lying around, inside the bigger one. My wife gave the idea of putting the babyBotte inside the round one.. So, I designed a panel that I would print on photographic paper and stick it on top of the lid and open holes to it to insert the pots
The small holes are for the square buttons. I used a high speed cutter to make the rectangle cuts.
Also, because the box was a bit high to grip it easily, I marked it at about the middle and cut it with tin scissors (the TRIPPs are made of a rather thin aluminum sheet)
and then I cut the rectangle holes:
To align the holes with the printed layout, I printed a draft, black and white copy of the layout and stuck it on the lid. Then, using that as a guide, I opened small holes which little by little I opened them to the diameter of the pot shafts (10mm in my case).
The layout of the buttons and the panel "design" is available at the file repository (here) .
Then I opened small holes on the printed paper and alligned the holes while letting the glue set.
Using an exacto knife, I opened the holes on the paper
and put pots and switches:
The (still) tricky part was to mount the led. I fixed it with hot glue. It is a bit flimsy but I do not intent to take the babyBote v2 to any live gigs.
So the finished bb was something like that:
or like that
The samples still remain the same as the bb survived the move.
The only thing that remains to be seen is the durability of the photopaper..