Introduction: Neodymium Magnet Loudspeaker

To get a good idea of the physics behind the functioning of a loudspeaker watch the video above.

youtube link here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7p2FuJkzkc

In short, the loudspeaker uses the interaction between the temporary magnetism generated in a coil of current carrying wire and the permanent magnetism generated by a stationary neodymium magnet.

Components:
1 Large cilindrical neodymium magnet

2 meters 0.5mm copper wire

1 plastic plate

4 business cards / playing cards

2 Aligator cables

Tools:

Wire cutters

Hot glue gun

Stereo system OR phone + sound amplifier

Step 1: Create a 2cm High Paper Cylinder

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Cut a 2 cm strip along the long side of an A4 page.

Paste some paper glue along this strip.

Wind the strip up to a width just wider than your magnet.

Secure the strip with some electrical tape.

Step 2: Connect the Cylinder and a Plastic Plate With Hot Glue

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Wrap up the paper cylinder with 2m of 0.5mm copper wire.

Make sure the cylinder is centered

Allow 5 minutes or more for the hot glue to dry

Use a lighter or some sand paper to strip the ends of the copper wire

Step 3: Connect Speaker to Stereo Output and Test With Magnet

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Speaker should work with both polarities, one of which may work better.

If the speaker works use some blue tac to secure the magnet to the table.

Step 4: Create Some Paper Springs With Business Cards

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Adjust until the speaker works well.

See it in action in this video starting around the 9 minute mark:

Comments

kiwi439 (author)2015-10-17

how big is a 'large' magnet? what size should i use?

hosseini1_61 (author)2015-04-22

I'm goona make this?

Robotix_au (author)hosseini1_612015-04-22

You should! its really easy, except for the fact that you need a special magnet

aseelb95 (author)Robotix_au2015-05-12

What kind of magnet would you need? What do you mean by special?

tortiz-potter (author)2015-04-22

where is the link to the video?

Robotix_au (author)tortiz-potter2015-04-22

I added the links, see comment above

trgwan_2006 (author)2015-04-22

hey xan you put link to the video pls . thanks for sharing . sure following u .

Robotix_au (author)trgwan_20062015-04-22

HTML link added in the intro and another link at the end :).. cheers

seamster (author)2015-04-22

Very cool! Thanks for sharing this.

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