Picture of Folding speaker enclosures
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You may have seen these in the Make Blog. This is how to make your own.

Step 1: The finished speaker box

Picture of The finished speaker box
This is the finished article. In this case the box is an 80mm cube but it could be any size you like just choose the card thickness to suite the size of the box.

Although this was made from card you could just as well use polypropylene as a harder wearing material, you can often buy stationary folders made from polypropylene that you can recycle.
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By "net" would you perhaps mean "diagram?" And is there a PDF or other suitable file which might be printed directly on card stock for those who are happy with the size you've used?

Hi Mairsey you can use this website www.pack.ly to download a die-cut template (you can generate the die-cute template in any size you need) of several boxes or you can also order a printed custom box. Hope this help :)

rickharris (author)  MairseyDotes6 years ago
OK - yes a net is the technical name for the outline you need to cut out to make something (usually 3D by folding) I am sorry I don't have a PDF for this picture but I have added a new picture with measurements on it. so you can draw it as I did. The measurements suited the speaker i had but you can alter them if you need to.The picture is A 3 in size so if you choose to print it out you need to double the size and get 2 A 4 pages. Hope this helps.
i dont get it???
rickharris (author)  angle of fire8 years ago
There was a review of a japanese version of this here a few weeks prior to this post - I simply showed how to o it - Cheap and easy speakers. i have one by my PC as I type.
I can't find any amplifier where it is??
rickharris (author)  samaddon2 years ago
There isn't one- The instructable is to make the loud speaker enclosure.

In my case the amplifier is on my sound card in the PC.
I can't find any amplifier where it is??
me neither...
maslo8 years ago
Nice idea:) however I really don't like to hear their sound... Must be awfull...
rickharris (author)  maslo2 years ago
Have you made a pair?

80mm Speakers are limited anyway.
acox4 years ago
Yes, but does it blend?
russell37827 years ago
hey, anyone know where I can source these in commercial quantities. I have attached an image i found on the web, but cannot track down the supplier/manufacturer ? any ideas ? THANKS
paper speaker 1.bmp
Teracycle makes these from M&M boxes. Radio Shack had some, also some pirimidal speakers.
Hi, we are factory for the fodable speaker in shenzhen, china. We have the paper and pp foadable speaker. Plz contact with by email smartech02@gmail.com   or skype: szdaisy66
here is a link for the wholesaler's website;


For Canada you'll have to contact these guys;


I can say poundland for uk peeps they are only slightly more colourful
I could make them for you if you want... how many?
vhotho mentioned that MUJI used to make those, but no longer.

I actually just saw them on the 6th at the MUJI Express (?) in the new wing of the JFK airport... This photo is MUJI's as well. You can purchase them from the MoMA or their NY stores.
Oops, sorry. The picture is MoMa's.
I actually saw those same pictures a few months ago and I wondered the same thing. A few weeks later I was at Ross and I found speakers kind of like those. (Except they were pink and "girly". I don't remember the brand but I bought them and gave them to a friend for her birthday so I could probably find out if you're still interested.)
i did not find those but at think geek they have a cardboard boom box style speakers that are really cool
A pretty good idea would be to get some birthday cards and take the flat speakers from them. That way, you would be able to fold them, with the speaker in place.
reeding6 years ago
i had a plastic pair from a hair salon i think
FaqMan6 years ago
I find this design very cost effecitive and creative.
rickharris (author)  FaqMan6 years ago
Thank you :-)
kylemcinnes9 years ago
The net for an 80x80x80mm box will NOT fit on an A4 sheet.
sides doesnt appear to be 80*80... they are like 60 mm's or so...
mms2346 years ago
The space between rear side of the case and the speaker is too much for just a 80 mm speaker. What about if we tight it a bit? like 80*80*45 ? I wonder if it will still stand and wont fall...
nilmahj7 years ago
why not use chinese take-out containers? you'd be recycling and they'd look pretty cool too.
yeah but you'd have to ask for some clean ones 'cos it would be dirty and get mouldy
eegg9 years ago
you could also make one like this and put a computer 80mm fan in instead of a speaker to cool your hands and just connect it to the usb... i'm making one
ll0ll eegg9 years ago
Or ... both a fan and a speaker? Ooo ... and some leds :o)
lol yur smiley has a double chin
no, thats a round nose :-)
so its a clown is it? do you know what we do to clowns here do you?
ChipUser eegg8 years ago
eegg, Don't forget to add holes on the back/sides. Otherwise the air flow will be restricted.
guyzyl7 years ago
I made it with two speakers. It looks cool and works well.
rickharris (author)  guyzyl7 years ago
Good, so many who didn't try it said it would be useless - Not at all it seems.
geester9107 years ago
this is a good cabinet, could you do it with 1 of these cabinets

This is a good thread.
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