The Boombot is the result of a collaboration with toy customization company Delicious Drips and vinyl toy manufacturer, Urban Warfair. Together they have merged to start a new venture called Boombotix.

How To
We're gonna tell you how you can make your own prototype right here and get bumpin'.

In order to make your own Boombot, you're gonna need about $40 in materials, which is not bad. You will also need a soldering iron and a drill with various size bits. You will need a 1.75mm drill bit and a 2.2mm drill bit. You will also need something to cut through vinyl. A dremel with a rotary tool, a saw, or a razor will work. You will also want a grind wheel or a dremel to shape plastic.

Here's what you need:
1. DIY Skully

2. Philips Portable Speaker System

3. You need 3/8" Thick acrylic that's about 4"x4", and a 1/2" thick piece of plastic that's around 1/2"x2" (check Tap Plastics)

4. 2mm threaded screws that are about 6mm long (any hardware store)

Order your own Customized Boombot

IF you're too lazy to make your own, then check out the link below to see how you can get your own SkullyBoom.  The new site we've built allows you to customize your own, so HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!


For design templates, you can also check out the Boombotix design templates

Step 1: Off with His Head

1. We want Skully to be a little slimmer so we're gonna cut him in half from the side. There are two little nubs that are Skully's cheekbones. You wanna cut him just behind those cheekbones to allow enough room for the speaker. I used a ban saw to do this, but if you don't have access to one, you can use a heat gun and a razor. Just make sure to draw your incision line first.

2. Next, you want to cut out his big eye. Using the heat gun and a razor will work fine for this part. It doesn't even have to be neat, but you just wanna be able to leave a little bit of lip around the edge (approximately 1/4" should be fine). You'll use the lip to epoxy the speaker in later.

3. While we're here, pull out those Philips speakers and take those suckers apart. There are three screws on each speaker housing. Once they're open, you remove another three screws and then pry the speaker out of the housing. Test that they fit in the eye. You will notice that there is a little notch on the speaker. Drill the corner of the eye socket to fit this notch.

u have any idea how much @ target?? amp's gonna come with it if you buy it @ target right?
where did u get the speakers?
I got them from Target. I got an extra one if you want it but you'll still need an amp
i just noticed in the second video.... actually noticed in the beginning but not cared. That's an X-mini speaker isn't it? How do you make a amp board to be build in?
nice idea, best of luck
How hard would it be to add an output to this? so it'd be kinda like a smokey mini amp (http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Smokey-Mini-Amp?sku=483005&amp;src=SHPSIMMF&amp;ZYXSEM=0). then you could also use it for playing bass on the move.<br/>
Now I can have my own theme song!!!! I think I will use "Sexy back".
Wow looks really cool ! Great idea too ! I wish you and the company the best of luck !!
this reminds of something like skullcandy would do
Yeah they WISH they thought of this! hahahahah
hmm very cool

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