Here's a quick "Show and Tell" of how I decorated a pair of custom speakers to look like these awesome monsters.

Aren't they adorable/scary/cool?

Step 1: Prepare Speakers

Noah did this part.
But I'll try and recreate what I think is happening from the pictures he provided!
Check image notes for further clarification.

Let's see. . . . first we've got a box type thing that's going to get the facing put on it. The speaker guts will live in here. Looks like we're using some glue and some clamps. (see pictures 1 & 2)

Next get some foam! The blue kind! Most likely found at hardware stores, since that's where you will most likely find Noah. Also I recommend using caulk to put it all together. (see picture 3)

No wait, that doesn't make sense. . . Get some glue in a caulk gun type thing, and go to town. Glue that foam all over that box. Make sure you're using the right size pieces though! Measure twice, cut once. (see picture 4)
Update: Noah really wants me to make sure you know this is liquid nails. I know it's not caulk, but I thought it was funny. As it turns out, liquid nails is no joking matter.

Next, tape all of your seams. But not the whole way. If you don't understand why, I really can't help you, and this step is probably too advanced for you anyway. Just skip it. (see picture 5)

Once the glue is all dry and secure (I'd give it at least 24 hours), start carving your shape! Begin with some rough cuts. (see picture 6) Then you can go in and mark where you want it to be more refined. (see pictures 7 & 8)

Now's a good time to look at your feet. (picture 9)

And ta da! It's done! (see picture 10)

Wasn't that easy?
I am not, nor claim to be an audiophile. Can someone please explain what the secondary speakers job is? (ie: are they wired to deal with a particular frequency of sound, or are they just doing the same job as the main one, or if you even need secondary speakers in the first place). I realise this is a purely aesthetic tutorial on the speakers, but any help or guidance would be much appreciated!
The Mustache is a terrific addition!
nice work!!!!
ok, no mean comments if this is a stupid question; i am a techno-tard.<br /> <br /> if your using 2 different speakers (one of the mouth, one for the eye) how do you connect whatever it is your connecting to the speakers? like you would need like 4 jacks for both speakers on your *whatever it is your connecting to the speakers,* wouldnt you?
haha! no stupid comments, just stupid people LOL:] I kid;)
No mean comments ever! That is our policy here :)<br /> <br /> I&nbsp;just decorated these bad boys.&nbsp; You can find out more about their creation here:&nbsp;http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Custom-Speakers/did<br />
oh, bummer. i could never build something like that, I fail. Does anyone know&nbsp;of an already made base i could buy.?
great work! i was actually going to build my new speaker boxs out of plexiglass but this is pretty cool i think i might have to give it a try:]
&iexcl;Great!. But, &iquest;Can you do it with PC speakers?
can you just make two of them and I'll pay you? cause as much as I would love to do this it would turn out looking terrible and it would end up taking me months!
u must do a lot of things in ur spare time
kooloooloooloool<br /> <br />
This is awesome!<br />
do you have a shop or something? if not, you should seriously consider that. i cant make any of this!
OMG i think i just died from a cuteness attack! Those are so great!<br />
These are so cute! I want to make some!
Wow! That is awesome! I'm sure you could sell those babies for $30 a pair!
i must make some $$$ first tho many many project to do u know muahahahahhahah <br />
domo is what i shall make mwawhahahaha<br />
Yes!&nbsp; Perfect!<br /> Make sure you take lots of pictures :D<br />
Wow.... I totally thought this was made out of someone's forgotten furby's. Lol.
Very cool... =) <br/>Graatz... <br/>
I'm envisioning a blue-furred speaker posing as sully from Monsters Inc.
orr so adorable make one like a pet lol so you can stroke it and things
awsome...i just hope i have time making your project...thanks for the idea...it's a perfect gift!
this is a little confusing
Yes, I mostly did an overview here, since I wasn't expecting anyone to actually do it! What you do is lay the pattern piece on the wrong side of the fabric, making sure the fur is pointing down, not up. Then trace around the edge of the pattern with a pencil or water soluble pen. Then draw another line 1/2" to 1" outside of this line to cut along. The 1/2-1" will be your seam allowance. I mentioned I only used 1/2", but if you are not as experienced with fur, do it at 1" all the way around each of the edges. Does that help? Feel free to ask more!
yes it helps so much thanks.
At step 1, you include a link to Noah's instructable, but the word "did" have been added to url, so it doesn't work very well...
Lol, I like the one with the monocle. 5/5 faved :D
Really great for a first instructable. Really dig the results!
Awesome! I'm making some!
Those things totally remind me of furbies! Imagine if they're horns could move up and down, ha ha!
oh noes!!! Get ready for Monster Cable to come knocking at your door with a lawsuit.
IIt was interesting enough to get me to read it! And it was cool, yet somehow you scare me some.
haha, good instructable! Its also kind of a play on words like the Monster Audio/Cable Company and this is a monster
I have 2 penguin "tissues holders" it already has a hole in the bottom thanks for the Idea.. I'll just need to make a hole for the sound to get out
I guess i know how to speak monster now.
These are great, I like the idea very much, looking at the design, as speakers come in pair I was thinking that maybe they could be done as male female, such as a bride and groom, just a thought. great stuff.
defintly Favorite'd, gotta win or make these.
Wow, these are <em>so cool</em>! I'm practically speechless! Very well done.<br/><br/><sub><sup><sub><sup><sub><sup>If I were on the feature team... :P</sup></sub></sup></sub></sup></sub><br/>
I love the monocle and the mustache. :3 Favorited for later use. <3
i would totally make these 5/5
Hee! It's as though <a rel="nofollow" href="http://images.google.com/images?q=snidely%20whiplash&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi">Snidely Whiplash</a> had carnal relations with a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&um=1&sa=1&q=furby&aq=1s&oq=furbie">Furby</a>. So wrong. I love it!<br/>
these are really cute, they remind me of furbies
Very crafty but what are the specs of the speakers? Is is a kit? I personally would make the Instructables Robot or Ro-Domo theme,
I'll have all of the details coming on that in the next day or two when I publish the rather large custom speaker Instructable that I've been working on that documents how I built the prizes for the art of sound contest. But, to give you just a teaser, they are Focal & JM Labs components. It's a 1" inverted dome tweeter paired with a 6" shielded woofer. They sound great!
Awesome! And combining "Rambo" and "Crazy Bloody Teeth" was sheer genius!

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