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.
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
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.