Introduction: DIY: Cheap Phone Speakers That Don't Use Electricity

Click on the embedded video to watch how these speakers are made, and to see a demonstration of their effectiveness. If the embedded video does not show up for you (this is usually the case for at least a few people) just click this link: DIY Phone Speaker Video

Step 1: What You'll Need

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Two cheap plastic cups (solo work great), a roller cover, a box cutter and a marker.

Step 2: Outline Your Phone

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Trace an outline of the bottom of your phone in the middle of the roller cover. This will work best with a black marker.

Step 3: Cut the Outline

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Cut out the outline of your phone. I used a box cutter after realizing a small X-acto knife wasn't going to get the job done.

Step 4: Trace and Cut Holes Onto Your Cups

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Using the roller cover, trace holes on the lower portions of both plastic cups. Cut out the holes with your box cutter.

Step 5: Put It All Together

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Slide one cup onto either end of the roller cover. Now you're ready to party! Watch the video embedded in the intro if you'd like to hear the difference between my iPhone using just it's built in speakers VS when attached to these ones. In the video I also demonstrate how the speakers are made, and the entire thing is less than a minute long. Enjoy!

Here's a link to the video again incase the embedded video doesn't show up on your computer: DIY Phone Speaker Video


padawan101 (author)2016-08-29

if you use coffee cups you can use the lids as a stand

soundmaster (author)2016-01-25

can you make it more portable?

phillipcd (author)2015-06-06


Heybye44PTX (author)2014-06-16

Will card board and foam cups works?

hmm, I would think so. In any case it's worth a try!

craftclarity (author)2014-06-05

I bet it works quite nicely...!

Indeed, my favorite part is that I don't need to have it plugged in or buy it batteries. Perfect for a day at the beach!

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