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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.
 
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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

Optional:
- 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.
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GASSYPOOTS2 years ago
speakers cast more than $2
iApple guy2 years ago
Your URL is not working for me. It says... 404 file or directory not found. Please help! Thanks!
iApple guy2 years ago
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iApple guy2 years ago
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elco_chan2 years ago
Just ordered the speakers!!! will post pics soon!!!
gunman153 years ago
i just got something different
menace44 years ago
Should I Put My real name in the sample speakers  requesting page?
and what must i type in the "title" field?
Agurri (author)  menace44 years ago
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 :)
TheBigT924 years ago
What did you put in for the application part of your sample order?
Agurri (author)  TheBigT924 years ago
I don't quite remember what I wrote... but it must have been something like Personal project...
dhvinay4 years ago
can u please tell me from where u ordered the speakers ?
And if u pls send me the url to the website...
TSC4 years ago
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minimas13235 years ago
What did you put for the your company name when ordering the speakers?
[Your city name] Audio works.
Super glue the back on. That would surely hold it.
Agurri (author)  lil_timmy19906 years ago
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
AzraelUK5 years ago
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.
minimas13235 years ago
nvm it just worked for me. thanks
minimas13235 years ago
when i clicked a request for a sample speaker it said that there was an error
Agurri (author)  minimas13235 years ago
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.
poi_pai6 years ago
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?
Agurri (author)  poi_pai6 years ago
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 :).
poi_pai Agurri6 years ago
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.
Agurri (author)  poi_pai6 years ago
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
Agurri (author)  wangtrevor5 years ago
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.
tba469 Agurri5 years ago
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!
Ja2Pc Agurri5 years ago
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
wangtrevor5 years ago
can u use a soder for this step?
Agurri (author)  wangtrevor5 years ago
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.
wangtrevor5 years ago
how do you get the sample speakers?
Agurri (author)  wangtrevor5 years ago
Clicking on the link provided in Step 1, you just ask for a quote sample from the compagny. Free of charge.
Kyda5 years ago
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?
Agurri (author)  Kyda5 years ago
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 )
wangtrevor5 years ago
where do u get the speakers?
pshinoright5 years ago
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
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