My Bubble Machine – Switch Adaptation

Follow along with this guide as we switch adapt a My Bubble Machine to work with standard 3.5mm AT Switches.

Required Items:

  • 3.5MM 1/8 Inch Gold Plated Stereo Jack Panel Mount Solder Connector (Amazon: click here)
    • Adaptive Jack
    • Single core coated wire (braided will work but is harder)
    • Shrink wrap tubing
    • Lighter
    • Soldering Iron
    • Helping hands (optional but recommended)
    • Drill with 1/8 inch bit

Steps: Unpackaging (Important if adapting to give as a present).

  1.  Cut tape along box top and remove My Bubble Machine (pretty easy).
  2.  Remove the four screws that connect the top and bottom of the Bubble Machine.
  3. Drill a 1/8″ hole in the top section.  Recommended to do by the circuit board for proximity to where you will connect the jack.
  4. splice a 3.5mm (1/8) Panel Mount Stereo Jack (adapted to mono-configuration) to the top left stem and then to the circuit board itself in the top left hand corner as shown.
  5. Place the jack through the hole you drilled and connect the nut to the outside.
  6. Reconnect the top and connect the four screws.
  7. Test
    1. Manual switch
    2. Adapted switch
  8. Place back in the box.