Customized VSK Ultimate Vaja

With LED lit keyboard and built-in phone stand.

Lately, I’ve been thinking of many ideas to customize, improve, and add features to my harmonium. I recently came up with the idea of adding LED lights for the keyboard to assist in seeing the keys while playing in the dark. Although this wasn’t a much needed feature I felt it could have some practical benefits for some people and it definitely looks cool. After putting the lights in I realized I didn’t really like the look of my vaja (it was pretty old and worn out with plenty of cuts and scratches on the paint) and the wiring/LED setup didn’t look very nice either. So I decided to “clean it up” a little and make the electrical work more hidden.  I figured while doing this I might as well customize the look of my vaja and give it a makeover. I went with my favorite black and silver theme, and tried to make it look more elegant too. There is no visible wiring, an easily accessible battery holder, and a push-button switch built into the wood.  My last addition was a hidden iphone/PDA stand which rotates out when you need it. This was the result of my Spring Break:

 

 

What it used to look like:

 

The process and detailed pictures:

 

 


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  • Jasdeep Singh

    Awesome idea!

  • Channpal Sing

    Nice idea. I think the Iphone Stand is probably more practical, but I don’t see it. Where is it?

  • Thanks! The stand swivels into the vaja and out of the way when not in use. I should’ve taken a picture of it without the iphone covering it. Its basically a thin vertical piece with a screw so if you push it in one direction it rotates into the space between the edge of the vaja and the screen thing. There is a little tab that sticks out so you can pull it out again.