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Give your speakers some extra personality by making them out of a vinyl doll. Kid Robot makes the easily hackable 7" Munny doll and I've been meaning to cut one up. The combined need for some new speakers created a happy union of doll and speaker.

Now, I'm not the first person to think of this. I've seen at least three different versions of a Munny with a speaker in its head. Still, the only one I've seen in person was just one doll for mono sound and the driver was pretty worthless. I wanted mine to sound at least decent and I'd say I surpassed that.
 
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Step 1: Get a Pair of Munnys and Drivers

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I went to the Kid Robot store in SF to offset the $25 price tag by not having to pay for shipping. At the time I couldn't find any of the black Munnys online and kept calling till it was back in stock.

Each Munny comes with a few random accessories. A big pencil, a cape, goggles, all sorts of stuff.

The drivers are Tang Band 3" Bamboo Cone Drivers and have an extended range of 105-20,000 Hz.

Step 2: Trace the circle

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I bought two drivers that are reasonably small at 3". This was pushing it pretty close to what would fit on the Munny and to be sure everything was where it should be I measured the diameter of the back of the driver and cut that out of card stock.

I then put this card onto the face of the Munny and traced out the circle.

Step 3: Heat 'im up!

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The vinyl that the Munny is made of is pretty firm when it's at room temperature, but heat it up with a hair dryer or a heat gun and it softens up oh so nicely. After that the Xacto cuts through it like butter.

Cutting is all about careful subtraction. I cut within my safe area quickly, but when I was getting close to my line I started whittling down the space with constant checks with the drivers and eyeballing it from the side to see where I needed to remove more vinyl next.
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WICKED! gotta try this
mara01922 years ago
could anyone give me some approximate dimensions of this munny doll. i'm thinking about making one but i'm trying to plan it out before i buy all the parts and spend a lot of money. i'm looking for an approx. dimension of the front of the head (where the speakers are), the size of the neck hole, just anything that might help. sorry for the strange request, just trying to save some money by not messing up
I was wondering where does the wires from the speak go out???
the butt
PatYoungers3 years ago
I though these might look interesting with earbuds.
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fungus amungus (author)  PatYoungers3 years ago
Nice! Very colorful.
where to buy. munny vinnyl. i would love. is it available to in houston tx
Here's the link to some construction images I forgot to include in my first coment. I need to make these into an Instructable.
sxa2udo3 years ago
where did u get the speakers
priest14083 years ago
im love these speakers but unfortunatly its near imposible to to find a manny doll in the uk without paying a ton, is there anyone on here willing to create and sell me a pair PLLLLLLEEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSEEEEE!!!!
why not try ebay?
rlaganson3 years ago
Why did you cut off the head? Did it make wireing faster or something?
No, I've got one of these and the head comes off as a feature of the toy, it has nothing particular to do with this build. Although it may make work on the head easier.
At Liberty6 years ago
You could do glow-in-the-dark munnies and do bolts & make little Frankensteins. :oD
nice. that would be awsom to have sittin on ur head bord.
What kind of speakers are they?
jomac_uk3 years ago
I wish i could find Munny's in the UK, if any one knows where, drop me a line please
Order them on the interwebs...
Ive looked but no where in the UK that i could see
Ebay!!
he killed kenny U basterd
I saw some Munnys in Urban Outfitters for about half the price that you list. Check them out next time you are there to save some ........munny!
fungus amungus (author)  M4industries3 years ago
The 7-inch Munny? If so, it was on sale and should be snapped up. There's also a 4-inch version that sells for $10.
Wait, you're right, it was the 4-inch. Sorry about that.
pjrpumpken3 years ago
Your awesome


jhbybee4 years ago
What is the model number or name of the speakers? I love this idea!
It will say on the first page
drew325 years ago
oh and could be a good idea to get some plastic bolts, cut off the threads and glue the hads over the holes in th speaker mount so it looks like theyre bolted on?...
said that the look was not good, not the attaching method.
i know this was like a year ago, so sorry for not repying :P but the thing i suggested is purely cosmetic, i.e. making it look like its attached by bolts...
you can do it if you like but, he specifically said he didn't think they look good..
LiMiT-L3sS3 years ago
these r sick im makin um were u get speakers
You can get speakers at mostly any electronics store or from the internet. (ebay kijiji etc. )
scott!3 years ago
I wonder if deadmau5 took his speaker5 idea from this instructable? haha
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jon.rich3 years ago
i like bro.
Kelshdog3 years ago
Hi, I'm from Australia and was wondering if there was anywhere I would be able to get them. Or would I be able to get kid robot to send them?
cwix093 years ago
I cant find black munny dolls anywhere! they only carry the white in the kid robot store right now! where can i find them or should i contact kid robot?
Valeil4 years ago
This is awesome. I've read this over a few times in the past couple of months, and I think I might (after some practice) try this. This would be a nice addition to my room... And I think for a sub, I'm going to go all-out and buy a mega munny.
fungus amungus (author)  Valeil4 years ago
Good luck! The only trick is getting the holes right. So just start a little small and carve away until it's perfect. Even if it's not exact, the seal will help hide small mistakes.
I doubt it's of any significance, but I'm getting a dremel today and I plan on using it soon. I have a plan for them, but it's a bit different from yours, which helps me, since I'm terrible with soldering and such. Pics when done(:
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