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That sounds really cool, I like the fact you've used a scooter battery, nice compact size and readily available. How are you finding the battery life ?
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Thank you very much!
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The idea behind the hole was to reduce the amount of heat allowed to build up around the LEDs.
Thank you :)
Going by the price list of my local acrylic supplier (10mm at 72.00 per m2) this project would cost £2.26 or $2.83
I'll have to check them out! I need all the lip I can get with concrete! Thanks, I love the little USB leds, makes projects like these really accessible.
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Sorry for the late reply, just seen this message. That is the way I did it, you can also go in a CAD program like Rhino or Sketchup and draw a solid the volume you need. Then design an enclosure around that, you would also need to minus the driver/drivers displacement from you overall volume. Some manufacturers list the SD (The effective projected area of the cone or diaphragm) in there specifications but if you can't find them you can just take some of a similar speaker the same diameter. For example the SD of a B&cC 15ndl756 has na SD of 855.0cm2. So from this I know that a 15" speaker with a small neo-magnet will displace about 855.0cm2. If any other questions I'll do my best to help.
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hahah! thank you very much :)
Glad you like it :)
I got a laugh out of it.
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Thanks very much! I love working with wood, such an interesting medium!
Ahhh cheers! I hope she likes it!
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Thank you so much, I really enjoyed reading that comment. I'm very happy you feel as though I have retained the look and feel of the radio (one of my biggest worries). I'll find out christmas what she thinks of it!
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This is awesome!
Thank you both for the comments, they made an interesting read! I did consider trying to re-use the original board but 13w of power just wouldn't cut it with my 14 year old sister. Not to mention the vast amount of time effort and more importantly, money to replace all those dried out capacitor s and so on. Also I like the idea of reusing the tubes it will be something I look into. With regards to the original amp being a space heater in winter well thats hilarious... Ultimately I'm just happy it's playing music again even if it does end up playing tropical house!
Fortunatley there are still many pristine examples left awaiting restoration! Thanks for your comment :)
Thank you!I felt I was sensitive enough to the original design. No blue LEDs or digital displays and such. It gave the radio a new lease of life.
urghh yuck! That sound like a lot of bad luck to me!
If anyone has any suggestions for future projects I'm all ears.
I have now included this step in the build.
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Only one way to find out!
Bridging the amp would increase distortion but give more power.
I used a stereo to mono adapter and the right channel of the amp. You could also bridge the amp L+ R-.
Thank you !
Thank you, it was a fun project!
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