This project idea came to me when my friend suggested we design/decorate a Munny. I had never heard of these little figurines prior to this so naturally, I did a quick Google search to see what they were all about and what others had done. I stumbled upon a few designs where people had built tweeters out of the Munnies which appealed to my inner engineer.
I happened to know someone looking for a bedside lamp AND a small speaker for their iPod... I was also just itching for a fun little project to kick off the dreary six month winter season. It seemed the conditions were just right to turn this Munny into a music-playing light show!
Here's a quick video of what the finished product did:
Step 1: Tools & Materials
* Decent soldering bench:
Cutters, Strippers, Tweezers
* Sharp knife
* Mini Munny (you can get cheaper ones at the dollar store)
* Access to a good electronics supplier (ie. Digikey)
* Prototyping supplies (resistors, capacitors, breadboard, jumpers, etc)
* Electrical Tape
* Super Glue
I visited my local electronics store to pickup the audio amplifier and a speaker to do a quick and dirty proof of concept on the audio circuit which I did not have much experience with. After that I made my schematic and did my best to order all the parts I thought I would need in one shot from Digikey.
Total Cost: $30 CAD (Munny itself was kind of pricey at $14)