Introduction: 360 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Update 2017-07-21: I have updated the 3D models and the new more powerful amplifier board (It works also with the previous amplifier, for those of you that already ordered the parts.)

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Summer is approaching and the need of bluetooth speaker is around the corner. At Hononga, we tried to make ourself and here the results! You find all you need down in the list. Download the 3d models from THINGIVERSE, print them and listen all the music you want!

Step 1: Step 1: Bill of Material

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Bill of Material: total cost is around 28€/32$ (excluded the printed parts)

3" Speaker 15W: here

Bluetooth audio amplifier board : here

DC-DC Step-up: here

3.7v 5000mah battery Li-po: here

5V Lithium Battery Charging Module:here

USB 2.0 A Male to Mini: here

On/Off Switch:here

Screws:

3x M3x10

2x M5x12

Step 2: Step 2: Connecting the Components

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After you have received all the components, it is time to connect them all together. You can take a look at the scheme, it is pretty simple.

1: Connect one pole of the speaker to potentiometer, and from potentiometer to amplifier R+.

2: Connect the other pole the speaker directly to amplifier R-.

3: Connect GND of amplifier to GND of step up outlet.

4: Connect VCC of amplifier to one pole of ON/OFF switch, and from ON/OFF switch to VCC of step-up outlet.

5: Connect step-up VCC inlet to VCC of battery and to the VCC of charger module.

6: Connect step-up GND inlet to GND of battery and to the GND of charger module.

Now you are ready to turn the switch ON and check that it works.

Connect it via bluetooth to your phone and try to play some music. If it work you are ready to tune the MAX level of volume. This is important to avoid sound distortion and damage to the speaker.

1: Set volume of phone at MAX.

2: Adjust potentiometer to reach a reasonable level of sound without any distortion.

Step 3: Step 3: Printing

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Once You have connected all the electric/electronic parts, it is time to take care of the structure of the speaker. You can either print it yourself or use 3d printing services. The parts to be printed are 5 as the images can tell and you can find all the models on thingisverse.

Step 4: Step 4: Assembly and Connect

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Last and final step is to put everything together.

1: Connect the flange to the speaker using M4 screws.

2: Connect the speaker and the flange to the main body using M5 screws and nuts.

3: Connect the amplifier to lower body using M3 screws.

4: Place the battery on top of the amplifier.

5: Place the charger module in the lower body

5: Screw the switch in the hole located on the lower body

6: Assemble the lower body to the main body.

7: Glue together the two parts of the acoustic lens and fit it into the main body.

And Now are ready to go!

Comments

RyanF179 made it! (author)2017-07-20

Hey there! I made your speaker and would like to say thank you for making an awesome diy project while it is all put together i havent got it fully working and I may or may not know entirely where I went wrong. If my guess is right I messed up with my junction points. I had junctioned my battery and the charging circuit board on the dc to dc step up converter, which i aam currently having two issues 1. The battery isnt charging and 2. The bluetooth signal isnt being broadcasted. Thr solution for my first issue should be junctioning the battery and the dc to dc step up on the charging circuit board like you have on you putting together step 4 of your guide. I am hoping that will solve both of my issues, but I am not keeping my hopes up. If you have any input on my comment here and how I can make it so my speaker works as intended. I will update this to let anyone reading the comments looking for simmalar troubleshooting needs if my fix for my issue works.

hononga_ab (author)RyanF1792017-07-21

hello again,

I just posted a new version of the 3d files, they are easier to print and to assemble. Take a look in Thingiverse.

hononga_ab (author)RyanF1792017-07-21

Hello Ryan,

It is very good to hear that someone is trying on this! so lets see if i can answer on your issues:

1) Have you tried to connect the charging module to the battery only? Does it light up the red led on charging module? You might have a faulty one, it is very common if you buy parts from china.

2) It might be that your step up it is not boosting the voltage high enough. Did you try to check with a voltmeter that the output of the step-up is more than 12V?

If the battery is charged, and you give the right voltage to the amplifier, it should work pretty easy.

inconceivable1 (author)2017-06-11

looks really cool!

thanks!

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