My sister wanted some speakers for her iPod. She showed me speakers she liked. It was some
speakers made with Lego... When I looked at the price...... 25+ bucks for a piece of Lego with some speakers.... I told her I could make a similar thing for ... free or almost... The only difference would be where the speaker would be located... on top instead of the bottom.

Step 1: Before Begining

Here what you will need to do the project :

- Lego block (will contain speakers) ( I took a 8 x 2 x thick lego block) - Found in my closet
- Lego block (will act as the back plate) ( 8 x 2 x thin) - Also found in my closet.
- 2 small speakers - I ordered 2 samples from Project Unlimited (Part number AS01508MR-R)
- Headphone jack (1/8") - Old one from a extension cable
- Hot glue
- Soldering Iron, Vacuum plunger, solder
- Dremel tool
- Needle-nose pliers, wire cutter, cable stripper
- Wires (you could use so telephone wires, would get the job done)
- Safety Glasses Important !!!!
- Spare time
- Patience

- Multimeter/Continuity tester

Cost of this project : .... 0 $ USD... which is also 0 $ CND or 0 euro... God I like 0. As I said earlier, I found my Lego block in my closet.... I had an old extension cable for the audio jack and I ordered sample speakers... so, every components were free... :)

But, I guess if you didn't have an audio jack... this could add up... 1 or 2 bucks... or 10 minutes of hard-looking in you house to find a broken pair of headphones.
speakers cast more than $2
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Just ordered the speakers!!! will post pics soon!!!
i just got something different
Should I Put My real name in the sample speakers&nbsp; requesting page?<br /> and what must i type in the &quot;title&quot; field?<br />
I don't see why you wouldn't put you real name. You are just ordering sample, it's not a crime ;). In the title field, I think it's either Mr or Ms, depending on your gender :)
What did you put in for the application part of your sample order?
I don't quite remember what I wrote... but it must have been something like Personal project...
can u please tell me from where u ordered the speakers ?<br /> And if u pls send me the url to the website...<br />
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What did you put for the your company name when ordering the speakers?
[Your city name]&nbsp;Audio works.<br />
Super glue the back on. That would surely hold it.
Actually... the problem is not how powerful the glue is... but where will it stick inside the case... there's nothing but some cables and speakers.... I had the same problem with the hot glue.
try filling the brick with speakers with hot glue, let it dry and file the edges of the back pl8 and then super glue it
i use plyers to get that stuff out you just stick one of the tips inside the hole squeeze and twist and the excess plastic i use a file
Hey when u ordered the sampels were they free thanks
The iPod connector does give you line out, much the same as the headphone jack. That'd make for a device more similar to the one your sister was after.
nvm it just worked for me. thanks
when i clicked a request for a sample speaker it said that there was an error
Err, sorry, I can't help you there.... I ordered 3-4 times from this compagny without any problem... Just fill out the form correctly ... and well.. it worked for me :S.
Forgive me, I'm about as techno-savvy ar a jug of milk. Is there a difference between the speakers you used and the ones inside the earbud headphones, and if yes, what is it?
Well... the short answer is no. You could do the project with the earbuds, and it's actually a pretty good idea. The long answer is kinda. When I did my project, I wanted something I could check the specs online ( size, power, etc.) I choose my speakers mostly because their size was small (15mm diameter) and power (1w). Oh, and they were also free :).
I guess my reason for asking is I'm just wondering if the sound was good, or if it was quiet and on the tinny side.
I have to admit that I was really surprised by the sound level. I think it's louder than the earbuds but hey... don't expect some audiophile quality with the speakers I used... :P
how loud would the sound be the sound of mosqutios next to your ear? earbuds 3 inches away from your ear with full volume ect.email me at wantrevor@gmail.com l
With the iPod standing in front of me, about 6 inches from me, I would say my Lego Speakers are ~1.5x-2.0x louder than the earbud, both at maximum sound. I guess I could try to make a video to show you how it sounds.
I liked this project, so I got some samples. Just finished trying it out, and I have to admit, I was a little disappointed in the volume of the speakers. I knew I wasn't about to get anything too great, but in a quiet room, I could still barely hear them. I'm going to try again, but with some headphone speakers that are about twice the size. Thanks!
Hey I know how to increase the volume, if you have an iPod go to your iTunes playlist and select all the songa, then right click and select "GET INFO" then a box will pop up, in the box select the option box and in there, there should be a volume increaser it is defult set to 0% so boost it up top 100%, sync your ipod and TADA!!! Hope that helped, visit my website www.krunched.com/popartme
can u use a soder for this step?
As I explained in Step 2, I used a Dremel tool. Using this method, I could remove chunks of plastics, instead or burning plastic with the soldering iron.
how do you get the sample speakers?
Clicking on the link provided in Step 1, you just ask for a quote sample from the compagny. Free of charge.
Like poi_pai said though, if i were to use earbud speakers, would the sound be the same as regular earbuds in a differen visible form or would it be, well, loud?
Well... the sound would be the same...
how did u get it free fake aplication? could you help me email me a t wangtrevor@gmail.com (btw u have a very good mind thinking of how to make this )
where do u get the speakers?
Ay if u want something a little louder try making these outa some of the bigger "duplo" legos. Then you would have more room for bigger speakers. xP cool idea
very nice, looks good, bet is sounds good too!!
A very nice idea. This would go great with a lego ipod dock!!
just ordered the speakers, hope they're able to deliver to Ireland!! will definitely try this soon!
Hi, did they arrive? did you have to pay some kind of customs duty?
nope, its been i don't know how long, they never came! it could be due company name i used, seeing as i made it up! also, irish addresses seem to confuse most online forms (no postcode etc!).
Nice to hear, and thanks for trying this out. Ask if you need some help.
i ordered mine but they never arrived
Well.... it took about 2 weeks for me to get sample. Every time I ordered a sample from this company, it took about 2 weeks.
i cant figure out how to get the 2 speakers. when i request the item it doesnt show up in basket do i need an account on the websit?
If you are using another lego peice as the backplate you can glue it on with plastic model cement. It means you will never get the back place off but it is possible. The plastic model cement works by chemically melting the plastic and then when you show the peices together and let it dry them dry into one peice.

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