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Old data switch to new audio switch

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I see these switches every time I go to the thrift store; I’m glad now there’s something useful to do with them! Randy converted his to a DIY audio switch.

18 thoughts on “Old data switch to new audio switch

  1. I’m chuffed that i have to pay $24 (actually you have to pay for the entire year!) to view details of this on instructables. Nice way to drive revenue…

      1. No, when you click on a small picture it requires a “pro” account to see it. “Pro” accounts are $1.95/month, billed annually in advance.

        The pop-up says:

        “Pro Membership Benefit!
        To view larger images, support DIY & Instructables by Signing-up for a Pro Account!”

        That’s not free.

          1. It’s not showing that for this instructable now, but it does on others. Perhaps the author can change it?

          2. They’ve recently begun implementing Pro Accounts, however, the site is still free to view with the caveat that you have to click on individual steps. The small picture thing is something that there’s been a lot of complaints about and I hope that they’ll adjust it so that it doesn’t require a pro account to view subsequent images for a step. The site is still primarily free, with the option of paying for a few extra benefits.

        1. I also get that message when I try to “view all steps on one page” or look at the PDF, but you can see all the pictures and all the write-up by viewing one step at a time.

  2. Could be useful, although I’ve never seen an amp that couldn’t do this… Perhaps he’s using it with headphones.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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