Step 3: Volume Knob¶
A 10kΩ potentiometer, or pot for short, provides a volume knob for the LameStation.
A potentiometer is like a resistor, but it's value can be changed. In this case, by turning the knob, you can go from 10kΩ all the way to roughly 0Ω.
- Soldering iron
- 1 x 10kΩ potentiometer
Find the footprint for RV2 on the board.
It's very important to use the correct value, especially because there is one very similar to this one in the next section. You want the 10k.
Install the 10kΩ trim pot onto the board.
Gently bend the pins in opposite directions so that the part stays stuck against the board.
Solder the trim pot into place.
Trim the excess leads with a pair of wire cutters as needed.