Introduction: Wireless BoomBox
At first, I would like to thanks Instructables !
What I have learned : no need to be a good worker to made nice things, you only need Instuctables.
As I do not have any room left in my house, and I wouldn't throw away an old pair of Sony bookshelf, I decided to turn these two Speakers in two BoomBox !
The goal is a 72 hours minimum standalone Boombox, without any wired connection.( In playing mode)
It should be used as an audio media compatible Bluetooth stereo Speaker . (With a Smartphone)
To complete my project i need to buy another used Speaker to convert it.
I go on ebay to buy one; a 15€ Philips Speaker.
Good news it have a Woox system. (Passive Speaker for better bass).
My apologize for the Audiophile Purists, the object of this instructable is to have a CHEAPER BoomBox but as good enough with recycling materials. So, i don't have calculating any room space acordling to the speakers themself, and reuse the cabinet to put a stereo system. As for the Ampli class D, and there is not any protecting system for the speaker. Thoses BoomBox are 100% standalone. Very Impressive, Cheaper and EASY TO MADE. They sound very correctly even in exterior with people around.
First step, i kept the two WOOD Box from Sony Speaker,
All speaker was disassemble to kept only all speaker, the Wood box from Philips Speaker was throw away.
So i have
- 2 Woods cabinet
- 2 Pair of Woofer, medium speaker, and tweeter
Step 1: Parts 2 - Parts to Grab
x2 - Power On Switch, parts from old electronic
x10 - Switch with light for Volume UP & Down, Next, Previous, Play/pause (2,89€/pcs on AliExpress)
x2 - Bluetooth module with 50W Amp Class D module (10,18€/pcs on AliExpress)
x2 Power Supply with power backup UPS (11,02€ on AliExpress), the one i use was from old electronic parts.
x2 Battery 12V7A, from old electronics.
x1 - Fm Module (7,89€ on AliExpress)
x1 - Fm antenna (2,99 USD on AliExpress)
x2 Power Connecteur from old electronics
x40 Plug connector for Switch
x10 Vintage tack (1.85 USD x100 on AliExpress)
x1 Sticker with Crocodile Effect 7€ from a supermarket store
x1 Pieces of Leather (20€ from Ebay)
x1 Vu meter, Electronic module AND x2 Vu meter for stereo (22.38 USD on Aliexpress)
The first one cost me : 30€
The second one cost me : 50€
Step 2: Wiring
Now go wire
As easy a the plan ....or not .
Step 3: Laser CUT or Wood Cutting
We need to put all speaker and button on wood.
I am lucky enough to have a Laser cutting machine at my work, so with Corel Draw, it is easy to make the trace for the cutting machine.
- In the first picture it is the front of the box.
- The second Picture was for the second Boombox, i ad triangulare wood to make nicer design (engage only me)
and the cutting part for the passive speaker (Woox System).
- The third was for the finish and decoration. A Metal painted Flame on wood (MDF wood).
About the text i would like to make a Marshall TM style font, i found a font named ''Amplify'', a free font, you can download it here :
And the flame i used to hide the cutting and border of the speaker.
Now you need to assemble all of this.
Step 4: The Finish
Now, glue the wood box
Glue the plastic vinyl with crocodile effect and/or the leather
Paint the Wood designed. In front 'Music by Kin' with Marshall TM font like, and paint with a gray metal effect..
Laser engraved a cool design on the back. I love Motorcycling so for me it was two pistons with flame again for recall those printed on wood in front of the two Passive speaker.
Put the sound On
Participated in the
Amps and Speakers Contest 2016
6 years ago
This looks great! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!
Reply 6 years ago
I owe much more to the community than my small participation :)