Step 2: Wrap it up!! (not really)

Now you need to start putting the electromagnetic wire into coils. You need some left over wire so you can solder it onto more wire (like 5 inches).
There is no sound even i connect the wire to coil.
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Cool, Thanks for posting.
Great Post.
I didnt show it but you can hold it behind the coils or you can rig something to hold it there
Couldn't you just twist em all together? What's the difference between soldering and twisting the wires? don't you get the same result?
ya but soldering give a more secure connection
so soldering all wires gives better sound quality right?
no . <br> <br>absolutely no difference .
Now that I have finally got to this I have one problem. &nbsp;It isn't loud enough. &nbsp;Right now this couldn't even meet laptop standards. &nbsp;Do you know if increasing either coil size or magnet power would fix the problem.
&nbsp;Either getting thicker magnet wire or doing fewer wraps of the wire would make it louder, i am adding a new section to the instructable for performance enhancements so check it out
&nbsp;Could you add pictures of the magnet
&nbsp;You should just be able to use any magnet, even a strong&nbsp;refrigerator&nbsp;magnet should work.
I also would like to see, but mainly because you are not very clear on exactly where to put the magnet(s). Even a paint drawing would help.<br />
&nbsp;you have to do some experimentation before you get the distance right because every coil is different so if you have a magnet just turn on the speakers and find the optimum distance, it should be less than 2&quot; away from the coil
So does any copper wire that is jacketed work? I have some 16 gauge PVC jacketed copper wire, and I would like to use it. That should work right?<br />
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&nbsp;so is the electromagnetic coil just wire or is it magnetic special wire
It's both, the core of the wire is just regular copper wire but it has a enamel on it that electrically insulates it from the other wires so that it doesn't short out.
&nbsp;Thank you&nbsp;
Great job! I made even more simple speaker: <a href="http://rgawron.megiteam.pl/2010/02/11/home-made-speaker/" rel="nofollow">rgawron.megiteam.pl/2010/02/11/home-made-speaker/</a> but it sounds pretty quietly. <br />
could this be turned into a subwoofer?
I doubt that it would be loud at all, but you could try!<br />
thanks for this instruct' i have just found 2 magnets that looked a bit like speakers but without the speaker coil so thank you for showing me how to make speakers<br />
<p>I&nbsp;have been trying to find an instructable on how to make an actual speaker for a while now, thanks a bunch!</p>
Can you make this easier to do, like add more pics and all. thanks like it so far. Blake<br />
&nbsp;sorry i did this a long time ago and dont have any extra photo's, but if you have any questions i'll try my best to answer them
Great!, first of all. Does this work like a real speaker(like my computer speaker.)<br /> If so..<br /> Will plastic party plates work?<br /> To copper wire is that just sticky taped to the back?<br /> Are there magnets?<br /> That's all now..<br />
* Yes but you should probably put a resistor inline with the coil as to not blow it out think something low though<br /> * Plastic plates would work but i dont think it wold sound as good<br /> * Yep<br /> * Yes but you have to hold them near the coil, you could make a jig to hold them though<br />
Cool, thax. In a little while when I get some spare money I will get this project started.<br />
By sauder, I think you meant solder.
my bad
would u please edit the text, because i was really confused until i saw this comment. and btw: wasn't there a youtube/metacafe video? or is there another instructable about making speakers/subwoofers from paper plates?
yea, it was different though. On youtube, they said all you needed was a paper plate, some aluminum foil, a shiny penny (because a non-shiny one would cause resistance... according to the guy who posted it) and a jack+wire. Mythbusters tested it, I knew before he even finished making it that it would never work, as you need magnets to create reverberations... running electricity through a penny (though it would conduct electricity, as it is copper) does NOT create reverberations... if electricity + copper made sound, we would be deafened on a daily basis, and there would likely be constant humming noises coming from the walls. This, however, uses a magnet, so it may work, though I can't guarantee it would sound any good.
Household Hacker is stupid. Almost none of their ideas work. Try Kipkay.
Wrong Look up "electrostatic". One wire. You could also use thermal energy. Two wires, heats the penny, penny heats aluminum foil, expansion and contraction produce sound. From watching the HH video it appears he only hooks up the signal wire, leaving the ground disconnected, creating an electrostatic speaker which would work when horizontal to ground, but maybe not so well in vertical position. So mythbusters did 2 things wrong off the get-go. However, had the penny been firmly bonded to the aluminum foil and sufficient current available, the speaker still could have worked using thermal energy. It's responsiveness would have been limited by how quickly the aluminum could dissipate the heat generated by the penny, and how well the speaker was sealed.
There is on youtube by household hacker but it uses a penny
Fake. You can not have a speaker without a magnet and a coil. The penny made a horrible substitute for a coil, and there was no magnet at the back.
See my reply to skullok. You do not need a magnet to produce movement with electricity. See jl naudins website for electrostatic lifters. Look up electrostatic energy (why capacitors "pop" when exposed to high currents) or the electrostatic can crushers.
it has been confirmed that its a fake- I don't think you can make a speaker without a magnet or coil.
wait are you talking about my instructable or the household hacker cuz if you are talking about the house hold hacker disregard my previous comment
Oh I'm talking about Household hacker- yours works fine, great 'ible.
ok thanks i shall be deleting my previous comment
there was a video in youtube but it is different then the way squirt made it.
here is the link <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIbzQ_8-aaM">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIbzQ_8-aaM</a><br/>
i dont know there probably is
hah whats the quality like ?
its not bad considering that it is a paper plate

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