10-year-old Reagan demonstrates how to put together the do-it-yourself kit version of our signature recording device with loop switch, pitch control & output. We spent about an hour after school having fun building over two small bowls of popcorn and a cup of yogurt with honey.
WARNING: Use caution while building. Glue guns and glue are dangerously hot and sticky! Not for children under 9 years old. Adult supervision strongly encouraged. Small parts. Keep away from small children.
Make sure you follow these instructions IN ORDER. Otherwise, you may not be able to get all the parts where they are supposed to be.
Ok, let's get this party started!
Reagan thought this was one of the hardest parts because it was difficult to thread the nut onto the jack, but don’t give up!
Note: In this step, it is VERY important to think ahead. You want to glue down the speaker tight against the bottom of output jack to ensure you leave enough space for the battery pack that will be installed later.
Note: Sometimes the hole for the microphone can be a bit tight. I gave Reagan a hand with this part.
It’s helpful to do what we call a “dry run” with the battery pack before gluing it in. So BEFORE you glue it down, install the batttery pack as instructed so you can see and feel how it should go in before doing it permanently.
So let’s plug some stuff in already! First thing’s first: notice how all the jacks on all of your components have a little notch (a “spine” if you will) that fits into the pcb in a specific way. In other words, if you try to plug one in and you feel you’re having to force it, the jack is oriented the wrong way.
Ready. Set. Record!
And Booya! You’ve made your very own Loopy Lou. Now share your creation with us on instagram @brandnewnoise #brandnewnoise
Should you have any concerns, questions, or suggestions on how to improve the DIY experience, don’t hesitate to contact us.