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Welcome to CircuitMess Jay-D build guide!
By following this build guide, you'll learn how to assemble your own mini DJ mixtable. With Jay-D, you’ll learn how microcomputers and other electronic components are used for sound production. You'll also get a bit closer to becoming a DJ superstar!
Check out the anatomy guide before you start to learn more about the components you're about to assemble.
A great addition to this guide that leads you through all the steps of the build is the anatomy guide that explains the components on the main board in more depth.
Get ready to have some fun!
Jay-D is designed for everyone that's at least 11 years old - like it says on the box.
Some of the assembly steps should be approached carefully, so make sure to have an adult jump in if you need some help with soldering or tightening the bolts later in the process. It's okay to ask for help.
Don't worry though! We'll go through the assembly step by step and provide some useful tips along the way. We'll give you a heads-up if there's something important to keep in mind while assembling.
It should take you approximately 4 hours to fully assemble your Jay-D.
Of course, the assembly time depends on your previous knowledge and experience. If you don't have any experience yet, don't worry! It just might take you a little longer to get into the groove and overcome the challenges in the beginning.
You don't need to have any specific skills before getting your hands dirty with this DIY project.
The main objective here is to have fun and learn something new.
So hold on tight, read all the instructions, and get ready to have fun! This is a great opportunity and your first step in your big engineering career.
Learning with Jay-D
As previously mentioned, Jay-D will teach you a few useful things in the following 4 hours or so.
Here's what you will learn:
- What components are needed for digital sound production
- What are the sound waves and how can they be produced using computers and various electronic components
- What is a DAC and how it can be controlled for simultaneous playback of multiple sound files
- How a DJ mixtable works
- How to code custom light shows for your Jay-D mixtable
- How to code a custom sound effect into your Jay-D turntable