Introduction: Mini LEGO Airplay Amplifier Tower

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Minimalistic media shelf for a music-streaming amplifier. hook it up to speakers and you are good to go!

Problem:
1. need sweet tunes in bedroom.
2. cables running from laptop to amp is annoying and tripping hazard.

Solution:
- LEGO-based mini bookshelf to stack up small amplifier with airport express for wireless streaming.
- adequate cooling.
- minimized mess, maximized awesomeness.

Step 1: Materials

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- Any Apple Airport Express that supports airplay.
- some sort of amplifier. I used a small Lepai amplifier based on strong review and size constraint.
- Pile of LEGO bricks.

Step 2: Assemble!

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Step-by-step LEGO instructions and part list are available as a LEGO Digital Designer file.
Download the necessary LEGO software to open the file.

Comments

tamasic1 (author)2013-11-21

Make sure you use a 3.5mm plug to RCA split cable as shown in the pictures. There is one version of the Lepai amp that has the 3.5mm input jack connections inside on the circuit board reversed to what it should be. If you use a straight 3.5mm cable from Airplay to amp the output speakers will be on the opposite channel. If you open the amp and the circuit board is red in color you probably got one that is wrong. You can read about it here:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/class-d/223389-lp-2020a-mod-thread-8.html

amandaghassaei (author)2012-12-10

this looks great! how big is the whole thing?

jhuangtw (author)amandaghassaei2012-12-10

measures roughly 5" x 5" x 5.5" (width x length x height)

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