How to Make a Cheap IPhone Speaker

A great way to enjoy your music when you're short on money.

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Step 1: Find an Empty Toilet Paper Roll


Step 2: Make an Incision Near the Center of the Roll

Using a knife, make an incision near the center of the roll that is large enough to fit scissors.

Step 3: Cut Out a Hole for Your Phone

This step is easiest with scissors.

TIP: Start small. Don't cut out too much at once. You can keep cutting the hole bigger to make your phone fit.

Step 4: Create a Stand for the Speakers

Insert four thumbtacks into the roll to make your phone stand up straight in the speakers. This may take some experimenting to figure out how far apart to space the front and back pairs of thumbtacks. The front and back pairs should be about an inch apart.

Step 5: Insert Your Phone Into the Speakers

If the phone doesn't stand up straight, move the thumbtacks to make a better stand.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Music


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    bob_12345678

    Tip 1 year ago on Step 6

    I Think this is great for the millienals to listen to their "Music" and also watch youtube with it. Great for kids!

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    Phil B

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I have thought about an iPhone resonance speaker like yours. Then one day I laid the iPhone with its backside down on a tabletop with the speakers pointing toward myself. I was amazed how good the sound is and wondered if that is not what designers at Apple had in mind all the while.