[Chugalug] OT: Anyone of you guys good with electrical circuits?
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Fri Feb 8 15:19:26 UTC 2013
I think I misunderstood "House Jacks"....
On 02/08/2013 09:56 AM, Phil Sieg wrote:
> Errr Jason, I am not sure where you got the idea Lynn wanted and AC
> power plug on the front of her PC?
> I read her meaning as a couple of 1/4" phono jacks(?) for an aviation
> headset that works at funny/different impedance than standard pc audio
> This is what came to mind for me:
> However it only solves the listening side, not the mic side of things,
> and wont fit in a drive bay.... But the tubes sure would look cool on
> top of her rig ;-)
> Phil Sieg
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> On Feb 8, 2013, at 9:32 AM, Jason Brown <lists at masterforge.com
> <mailto:lists at masterforge.com>> wrote:
>> So you want mains (110v-120v) standard 3 prong electrical outlets in
>> a 5.25" drive bay?
>> Possible, but might introduce some noise, it also might not.
>> There is risk involved, but mostly to your computer equipment. If
>> there is every a short to your case your computer is toast and most
>> likely every thing in it and attached to it.
>> Since you have limited electrical knowledge I would recommend this route:
>> Buy a cord like this one:
>> Get a 5.25" bay and front panel, cut out the shape needed, glue the
>> cord in flush with a glue of your choice.
>> Run the cord out the back of your PC somehow. You might have a
>> cutout large enough to pass it through.
>> Install a rubber grommet or other protector around the cord where it
>> exits the case (Sharp edges, you don't want that cutting into the
>> extension cord.
>> If you don't need much power, and want it to only run while the PC is
>> turned on you could wire in one of these to your 12v Rails:
>> (or similar, keep it small < 100 watts).
>> Here is some info on wiring electret microphones.
>> I am sure someone sells an off the shelf version but I don't have the
>> time to search for it right now.
>> Good luck, and send us pictures!
>> On 02/08/2013 01:59 AM, Lynn Dixon wrote:
>>> I have a pretty nifty project that I have been thinking about doing,
>>> but its a bit out of my electrical circuit knowledge.
>>> In a nutshell, I would like to mod one of my 5.25" bays on my PC to
>>> house jacks that I can plug my aviation headset into. There is a
>>> pretty good difference in impedance between aviation headsets and PC
>>> audio. There is also a challenge in driving the electret mic in the
>>> headset using the PC mic input.
>>> Bonus: If I can plug this modded panel into my motherboards front
>>> panel audio input, that would be awesome.
>>> If anyone of you guys are good with basic electrcal circuits give me
>>> a shout. I can spring for dinner / beer if your willing to help.
>>> Hell, I will even be president for a Chugalug meeting if we can get
>>> enough folks together to discuss this :)
>>> Sorry for the off topic post to the LUG.
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