Introduction: The Most Awesome Speaker

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Today, we are going to show you how to build an inexpensive, yet reasonably strong speaker for under $20. We were inspired by a youtube video that we watched. We decided to change the design of the speaker but we used their style inards

Step 1: Gather Materials for Speaker

This step Is relitively easy, yet an important one none the less, gather materials.

Magnets, paper plate, wooden painted stick, plastic bucket, Aux cord, copper wire, hot glue/ hot glue gun, sauder

Step 2: Coil the Wire

once you have all materials you will need to make the coil. Take the magnets and wrap a piece of paper 1 or 2 times around the magnets, just enough so that when the magnets are placed inside the coil they aren't restricted. Tape the piece of paper closed. Warm a hot glue gun.

Step 3: Seal the Wire

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Next wrap your wire around the piece of paper about a half inch long, tightly woven. After that slide the magnets out, and baste the coil with hot glue (just remember to not lose the ends of the wire) and slide the paper out.

Step 4: Set the Magnets and Coil

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Glue the coil to the middle of the large paper plate than rest on top of magnets

Step 5: Attach Magnets

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2 extra magnets can be attached to the bottom underneath the stick if need be. After the magnets are attached and the stick trimmed we need to find the sort of goldilocks zone of where to put the magnet in relation to the coil.

Step 6: Secure Inards

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Once the goldilocks zone is found hot glue the wooden stirrer to the bucket.

Step 7: Solder the Coils to the Aux Cord

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Solder the sealed coiled wire to the Aux cord. Solder the left and right

Step 8: Cut Hole in Bottom of the Bucket for Easy Aux Cord Access

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Use a razor blade to cut a small hole just barely big enough to fit the Aux cord out. To fully secure the Aux cord and seal the speaker hot glue the arounf the wires.

Step 9: Rock Out and Enjoy the Music

if the speacker isn't loud enough than add more magets or an amp.

Comments

seamster (author)2015-04-14

Very interesting design for a speaker--who knew you could make a speaker from a bucket?!

Thanks for sharing this!

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