Here is my first model of Niftymitter Mic – a cordless mic vresion of niftymitter in response to Nathaniel’s testing.
My initial sketches, done at some point during the symposium.
The mic would be behind that dotty bit in the top left, so you can hold the thing like a dictaphone. I guess it might be good to have the mic part detachable to clip on, but that could just complicate matters. I think if you wanted to do that you;d be better plugging a clip on mic with its own amp into the niftymitter, as was done in the hacking kit.
The bottom opens up to push out the battery tray or circuit box, which are stacked lengthways next to each other.
In the Niftymitter mic arrangement, the cricuit box would be expanded to include an electret mic as described by Tetsuo Kogawa and Andrew. Andrew wanted to add a phantom powered mic socket, but I don’t see that as very necessary. As he said, it would not be that hard to hack a Niftymitter home to do that, but that means that you then can;t plug in a stereo audio signal. Maybe you could have a switch to switch between the two modes.
There is a fold out hook on the back, here made with a big paperclip. I think wire is quite good as it means you can bend the hook to fit the thing you are hooking onto, and it is easy to replace if and when the metal fatigues from repeated bending.
You could also stand the mic on a desk like this.