Introduction: Ultra Easy Customizable Speaker

This Instructable is the easiest speaker Instructable I have seen, and its the most customizable one. The first couple I made I sold, or gave away for presents. These are great gifts for a tech junkie or whoever. This is amazingly simple too!

Step 1: Materials

1. Speakers- I have a lot of these laying around but the price varies between each speaker
2. Screwdriver (optional)
3. Wire cutters
4. 1/8" mono phone jack- can get a box of three at radio shack for a couple dollars
5. Box of choice- just find one lying around
6. Of course you need a penguin. Just cause their cool :)

Step 2: Customizing the Speaker Box

First off, you want to make holes a little smaller than the speakers because you want them to fit nicely and not fall through. Once you've done that you need to fasten the speakers onto the box. I usually use duct tape because it fixes everything and you can't see it if you did a good job. I actually screwed one in because I didn't mess up the box bad enough, so you have a lot of options.

Step 3: Soldering and Finishing

After everything is set in then its time to wire it up. The simple way to do it is to take one wire from each speaker and twist all of those "one wires" together then do the same with the remaining wires. In the end you should have two big twisted wires. If you get them mixed up the connection wont work. The good thing is that as long as the wires are making the correct connection then you can have as many speakers as you want. You then need to solder the two big wires on to each terminal. If you can't solder then just take the wire and run it through the terminal hole ant kind of twist it on there. The last step is to put a hole any where you want for the phone jack, but only make it just big enough for it. If its to big it'll fall when you try to plug anything into it.

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thebeef2 made it!(author)2009-09-11

These won't be loud. You need an amplifier circuit. I know, I've tried.

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toogers made it!(author)2009-08-13

you should enter this in the cardboard contest too.

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mangomango made it!(author)2009-08-14

good idea! thanks

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Berserk87 made it!(author)2009-08-11

kinda pointless without an amp in there.

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loppy96 made it!(author)2009-08-12

kinda pointless alltogether

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mangomango made it!(author)2009-08-12

yeah but its cheap and its good if you have something without built in speakers, not like my iphone though. so it is pretty pointless for me but I don't see the point for the amp?

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Berserk87 made it!(author)2009-08-12

the point is, without an amp those speakers arn't much better than the one in your phone. theres also quite a few tutorials here about putting a speaker in a box. nothing against you, just its been done a lot.

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mangomango made it!(author)2009-08-14

Well I knew the point its just that threes not really a point for an amp in a cardboard box. And I tried to keep this as easy as possible

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