Making a Steampunk sound system has been on my mind for a year now and it wasn't until I saw Horatius.Steam's building a passive speaker for your phone instructable that I was inspired to do this, but unlike his I needed more than a passive speaker, I wanted 'POWER!'
Step 1: Gathering your materials
Materials List (of what I used, you can substitute anything you like):
1 x Old Cutlery Canteen (Box)
1 x Brass Horn - these are repos imported from India (one of many sites: http://india.alibaba.com/country/products_india-gramophone.html)
1 x Mini Stereo Amp - this I built from an old kit I had lying around at home, it has an LM380 audio amp, but really you should use a mono amp for this! Obviously!
1 x Transformer to run the amplifier
1 x 1.5 metre square of blue felt
2 x Potentiometer Knobs
1 x 1 metre length of shielded audio cable
2 x 3.5mm stereo plugs
1 x 3.5mm stereo socket
1 x Power lead with plug for mains
1 x Power socket
1 x Power switch (3 way)
2 x Mains driven LED lights (one red and one green)
1 x 100mm square of acrylic (3mm thick)
Soldering Iron & solder
Dremel (mini drill)
Hole Drill Bits
JB Weld (epoxy)
Varnish (I used Danish OIl)
000 Wire Wool
Propane Torch and Silver Solder (although you could use a good epoxy)
Sander and Sand Paper
Step 2: Preparing the box
Step 3: Sand the box
Step 4: Make the phone stand & phone support
Step 5: Line the inside of the box
Step 6: Add the electronics
Step 7: The connection
Step 8: Making sure there are no sharp edges to ruin your phone
Step 9: Many layers of varnish (or in my case Danish Oil!)
Step 10: Time to enjoy
I now listen to this iPhonograph more than I listen to my regular set up. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask either by comment or email - Cheers!! If you like this have a look at my Googly Sound
Step 11: A different version in stereo! Plus a few others I have made for people.
This one also charges the iPad, iPhone or iPod.
I've put in a guide to other steampunk creations which are absolutely fantastic! How to Steampunk!