loading

The following information is a single lesson in a larger Tinkercad project. Check out this and more projects on Tinkercad.

Project Overview:

Music is the universal language! And who doesn't love jamming out to some sweet tunes with friends? But it's such a bummer when there are more people than headphones! This project will teach you to design an amplifier for any mobile device using Tinkercad, so you can share your music with the world.

In this project you will:

-Design the main body of your amplifier

-Create a port that will amplify the sound from your mobile device

-Add your own flair to the appearance of the amplifier

Step 1: Begin the Body Design

The main portion of the amplifier will be a cylinder that acts as a speaker for the sound. Everything else we add to the amplifier so let's use a cylinder to get started!

Instructions

  1. Place a cylinder on the workplane and size it to be 70mm wide and 110mm tall.
  2. Continue to the next step.

Step 2: Create a Hole for the Main Amp Shape

We will use a 2nd smaller cylinder to create a hole for the sound to move through. This will make the cylinder appear as if it's hollowed out.

Instructions

  1. Place a cylinder on the workplane and make it 60mm wide and 100mm tall.
  2. Turn the new cylinder into a hole.
  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 3: Position the Hole to Form the Port

By placing the 2 cylinders together, we will be able to make an open cylinder.

Instructions

  1. Select the cylinder that is a hole and drag it into the solid cylinder.
  2. Align the cylinders so that they are even at the top. Since the hole is 10mm shorter, aligning both at the top will create the proper depth for the bottom of your port.
  3. Select both cylinders and click on "group" to subtract the hole from the solid cylinder.
  4. Continue to the next step.
  5. Stuck?

HINT:

Be sure that the hole cylinder does not pierce the bottom of the solid cylinder. You can see this by viewing the workplane from underneath.

Step 4: Angle the Cylinder

Now that the cylinders are grouped to make an open cylinder, we need to position the cylinder so that sound will be projected toward the listeners.

Instructions

  1. Select the cylinder and use the side arrow to rotate the cylinder to a 45 degree angle.
  2. Continue to the next step.
  3. Stuck?

HINT:

Remember that moving your mouse inside the degree circle will make it jump by 22.5 degree increments, while moving your mouse outside of the degree circle will make it jump by 1 degree increments.

Step 5: Create the Amplifier Base

To allow the amp to stand up, we must create a base for it to rest on.

Instructions

  1. Drag a box to the workplane and size it to be 70mm by 80mm.
  2. Move the box so that the cylinder is seated solidly on it.
  3. Continue to the next step.

Step 6: Eliminate Unwanted Portions

When rotating your cylinder, a portion of it may have moved below the workplane. In this step, we will remove it.

Instructions

  1. Drag a box to the workplane and make it 40mm by 80mm.
  2. Turn the box into a hole.
  3. Slide the box below the workplane to cover the piece of cylinder that is projecting below the plane.
  4. Select all components and click "group" to subtract the piece below the plane.
  5. Continue to the next lesson

In the next lesson you will learn to adjust the design to your phone!

Next Lesson:Customizing to Fit Your Device

About This Instructable

145views

1favorite

License:

More by tinkercad-support:Halloween Cookie Cutter Add the Eyes Creating the Outer Shape 
Add instructable to: