This article is the second part of the Headphone Stand build. The first part concentrated on the physical structure of the stand while this part shows how the electronic components where fit into the body and the finishing process of the stand.
The active components are a USB-Hub, a Soundcard, and an old mouse. The mouse gets its button desoldered as these are not in the right place and make it too big to fit.
My initial plan was to connect the hub with the connection cable via a small adapter, but I realized quite soon that this does not fit. Moreover, to insert the cable it needs to be cut so that it could fit through the hole in the back. It was then more straightforward to cut the connector on the hub as well and solder the cables directly together.
The mouse buttons got mounted on a small piece of wood which was cut to fit in the top part of the buttonhole. These were cut with three different diameters starting with the widest diameter and getting smaller each time. On top of the button, I place a small piece of dowel with a washer glued to the underside. This washer prevents the dowel from slipping out of its place but still allows it to slide up and down.