Introduction: JCase Blu
Here is the second installment of my budget suitcase speakers. I renamed it JCase since before I didn't have a name for them except Boomcase Mimic. Please enjoy.
Step 1: Parts and Tools List
Lepai 2020A+ Amplifier
1970 Samonite Blue Suitcase
2 used Isophen 4 ohm VW Rear speakers/ 2 philips 8 ohm Front tweeters from a 1993 Corrado VR6
1 philmore DC panel mount jack
1 3.5mm panel mount jack
1 retractable 3.5mm male to male audio jack
1 L.E.D volt display meter
Poly-fil (from the store or old stuffed animals, sorry Teddy Ruxpin)
1/2" Drill bit
1/4" Drill bit
hand saw or in my case a stainless steel kitchen knife ( router is faster)
solder, soldering iron
Dremel, sanding bits
3M or similar masking tape
Walking Dead on AMC and a six pack of Ithaca Flower Power IPA, or a cocktail I looked up on my "Mr. Bartender" app
Step 2: Design
I strayed from a stock mockup in a cardbaord box to just a simple design placement in photoshop. The main difference from this case compared to the BoomCase Mimic is the L.E.D volt meter for the battery.
Step 3: Masking/ Cutting
-Tape up your suitcase, draw your template
-Drill starting holes, and cut into the box, a router would be ideal but I only had a stainless steel kitchen knife
-Dremel your holes smooth and to fit the speakers
-This time the plastic was at least about 1/4 inch thick so it took me way longer to cut. I think it's time to invest in some power tools. :)
Step 4: Finished
Finished product next to Boomcase Mimic. Please enjoy. I'm considering selling these so if your interested please message me and I will also do commisions if you have a specific case you want to be built. Thanks for reading............. Keep on creating..
Step 5: Battery
Anker® Astro3 10000mAh Multi-voltage 5V / 9V / 12V 2A External Battery Pack:
Step 6: Video
Sound TEST 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdaIhkhKLkc
Sound TEST 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HexwRFiAjjY
georgegittins made it!