My wife likes to listen to Indian Spiritual chanting as she drifts off to sleep. I would like to make for her a sits-on-the-nightstand MP3 player (including volume control, AC cord, and a little speaker) that has a timing mechanism she can set to 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, or untimed. At the end of the specified time, the device slowly fades out and quietly turns itself off. Maybe I'm naive, but this seems like something that could be built from off-the-shelf parts. I'm a cabinet-maker and if needs be I could make an attractive little wooden case for it. Any ideas?