You may have seen these in the Make Blog. This is how to make your own.

Step 1: 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.
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?
<p>Hi Mairsey you can use this website <a href="https://www.pack.ly" rel="nofollow">www.pack.ly</a> 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 :) </p>
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???
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.
WELL! <br>I can't find any amplifier where it is??
There isn't one- The instructable is to make the loud speaker enclosure. <br> <br>In my case the amplifier is on my sound card in the PC.
WELL! <br>I can't find any amplifier where it is??
me neither...
Nice idea:) however I really don't like to hear their sound... Must be awfull...
Have you made a pair? <br> <br>80mm Speakers are limited anyway.
I am from England, I have ordered a bag from brandbagsales.com. When I receive the product. I find it is not the color I like.They change the bag for me immediately for free. The service is very good.
Yes, but does it blend?
it is beautiful but!, with colors!
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
Teracycle makes these from M&amp;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 <a href="mailto:smartech02@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">smartech02@gmail.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; or skype: szdaisy66<br />
here is a link for the wholesaler's website;<br /> <br /> http://www.origaudio.com/products<br /> <br /> For Canada you'll have to contact these guys;<br /> <br /> http://www.zold.ca/contact.html<br /> <br /> <br />
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.<br/><br/>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 <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Cardboard%20Speakers_10451_10001_16442_-1_11476_11590___">MoMA</a> or their NY stores.<br/>
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<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/speakers/speakers/9fbc/">Thinkgeek</a> <br/>
These were sold in Muji Stores back in the late 1990's. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.muji.net/">http://www.muji.net/</a> in Tokyo. NO longer in their inventory. I have also seen a white version at Tokyu Hands in Shabuya and Ikebukero (not in Kita-senju store) last year. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/index.htm">http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/index.htm</a><br/><br/>
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.
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20060126/cardboard-box-speakers/">http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20060126/cardboard-box-speakers/</a><br/>i had a plastic pair from a hair salon i think<br/>
I find this design very cost effecitive and creative.
Thank you :-)
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...
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...
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
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
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?
eegg, Don't forget to add holes on the back/sides. Otherwise the air flow will be restricted.
I made it with two speakers. It looks cool and works well.
Good, so many who didn't try it said it would be useless - Not at all it seems.
this is a good cabinet, could you do it with 1 of these <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.pcenclosures-direct.com">cabinets</a><br/><br/>This is a good thread.<br/>
hi, russell3782, we're the manufacurer of this folding speaker. We're a Chinese factory. This is our PATENT PRODUCT. If you need details of the speaker, pls contact me by email. My email is vivian@famousworks.cn Vivian Gong
cool stuff but any chance of getting the speaker sound louder?
The loudness is in part a function of the size of the box and how well it matches the resonant frequency you are looking at, also of course the power of you amplifier.
Do they fold up? i want to see them folded, if they don't fold, then whats the point?
Yes I suppose they would fold almost flat (as flat as the speaker design allows anyway) the boxes were not glued all round but use a "crash box" locking mechanism to hold together. They are as I say a direct copy of the original Japanese version in a slightly lighter card.
Hmm, the reason you put speakers in boxes isn't only aesthetic. When the speaker membrane moves and pushes out air on the front, it also sucks in air on the back, creating an out of phase sound wave on the backside of the speaker that will cancel out the sound from the front. <br/><br/>Imagine if you were to push your hand through the air in front of you: you wouldn't produce much of a sound wave since the air would just move around your hand. If you were in a box covered on one side with a membrane and pushed it with your hand however, it would create a much more effective wave in front of it since the compressed air on the outside of the box now can't move back into the low pressure you created inside the box.<br/><br/>You want to make the box out of a sturdy material (metal / mdf board / hard plastic etc) that can contain the sound wave from the back. <br/>I'm afraid paper wouldn't do much good. =/<br/>
respectable speaker manufacturers have in recent months produced speakers on flat open backed boards saying this improves the realism by not emphasising the base!. The enclosure - even in cardboard (rather than paper) does make a difference.

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