All you need to make this amazing musical creation is a pizza box, some paper, a pencil and pin, plastic lids, an old vinyl record and Makedo parts available from mymakedo.com.
This DIY record player could damage fragile records. Although it will successfully play music, we recommend only using it on old albums that you (or your parents) won't miss if they get ruined.
Why does this happen? It's because the pin we are using to read the record is not as delicate or sensitive as a commercial record player needle.
We suggest buying some old records from a yard sale or thrift shop to use with your Makedo Gramophone.
Step 1: Gather Materials
Step 2: Create the Cone
Use the pin to pierce through the end of the cone.
Step 3: Create the Cone Support
Step 4: Connect to the Box
Step 5: Prepare the Vinyl Record
Step 6: Attach Record to the Box
Place the pencil in the punched hole to complete!
Carefully place the pin on to the record and slowly turn the pencil as you listen through the cone. Play your favourite old tracks. Don’t forget to share your creation at mymakedo.com. We would love to see it!