the MP3 player needed to be controlled but i didn't want it visible. i took the keys out and soldered a wire to rewind, play/pause, and fast forward. ...
I have played through Bioshock Infinite 3 times so far. I enjoyed the hidden modern day pop music. i found a lot of the full songs on the internet, and put them on my MP3 player. After that I thought i would like to make a creative way to play them, and i needed a new project to build.
It took me 2 weeks to build what i think is as close to a real voxophone that will play music from the game as well as become a set of portable speakers that i can hook to my phone and other devices.
First i had to play different chapters of bioshock to find a good view of one of the units in the game and get a good screen capture to draw real size.
I found a good one at the street fair just before the raffle, i took a capture of it and printed it big enough to fit 4 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper. after that i fit a real record on top, to see if it is the correct size. ( I used a 33 rpm LP which is 11 3/4" record. Iv since been told that a 78 rpm would be more accurate to the 1912 time period, those are 10".
Step 2: Pattern
After I had the size right i cut out the pattern. i measured the pattern and went to the hardware store. i bought 4, 1/4" x 6" x 4' red oak boards, and 2, 2" x 2" x4' boards. i forgot to bring the record and pattern with me (i like to visualize things, so i used a bucket lid to see how many boards id need. )