Make Your Own Simple & Cheap Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Intro: Make Your Own Simple & Cheap Portable Bluetooth Speaker

In this project I will show you how to build a simple portable bluetooth speaker that can play its tunes up to 30 hours continuously. Most of the used components can be found for only 22$ in total which makes this a pretty low budget project. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you a good overview on how to create a portable bluetooth speaker. In the next steps though I will present you additional information so that you can create this project easily as well.

Step 2: Order Your Parts!

Here you can find a parts list with example seller for your convenience:

Amazon.com:

2x Li-Ion Battery: http://amzn.to/2eUuthD

1x Bluetooth board: http://amzn.to/2eUrCp1

1x SPDT Switch: http://amzn.to/2fJI5ek

1x TP4056 board: http://amzn.to/2eucBvk

1x Micro USB Breakout: http://amzn.to/2fw3nvH

1x MT3608 Boost Converter: http://amzn.to/2g3hjRX

1x RGB LED: http://amzn.to/2eQgQgl

Ebay:

2x Li-Ion Battery: -

1x Bluetooth board: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x SPDT Switch: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x TP4056 board: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Micro USB Breakout: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x MT3608 Boost Converter: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x RGB LED: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Amazon.de:

2x Li-Ion Battery: http://amzn.to/2eUzhDP

1x Bluetooth board: http://amzn.to/2eUto9y

1x SPDT Switch: http://amzn.to/2eUxqyK

1x TP4056 board: http://amzn.to/2eUvMNO

1x Micro USB Breakout: http://amzn.to/2eUtzSu

1x MT3608 Boost Converter: http://amzn.to/2eUzFCh

1x RGB LED: http://amzn.to/2eUB5gb

Step 3: Build Your Enclosure!

Here you can find the .dxf file that I created with the LibreCAD software or you can simply use the attached .pdf files to print out the templates that I created.

Step 4: Do the Wiring!

The wiring is rather simple to begin with, but here you can find a couple of pictures on how the insides of my bluetooth speaker look like. Feel free to use them as a reference.

Step 5: Success!

You did it! You just created your own portable Bluetooth Speaker!


Feel free to check out my YouTube channel for more awesome projects:

http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for news about upcoming projects and behind the scenes information:

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3 People Made This Project!

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Andy32

1 year ago

Great project !! I am currently doing it so thnak you for this great tutorial. I had just a problem for soldering the battery together (dangerous, no spot welding etc...) so I buy this case holder. I hope it will be fine, but at least it's not dangerous ^^

Thank you again ! It's my first DIY project and it's thanks to you =)

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EvensonEAndy32

Reply 4 months ago

Don’t worry about that one thing to say is to say a lot different . Te Bote returns is a good game to play for free.

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JosD12

1 year ago

hi,

I am using pam8403 module to drive two 4ohm 3watt speakers using a 2200mAh Li-ion battery but when I increase the volume around 75 to 80% on my phone the sound starts to cut off (speaker cones move in and out extremely during the time),and when I increase the volume further it becomes worse and sounds p p p pp ppp p ppp p p... I cannot understand what is the problem, could it be because there is no enough current ?,I also tried a 2 amp 5v dc input from a fast charger of my phone but same is the case

please help me with this.

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StephenAllen1215JosD12

Reply 4 months ago

Speakers are way too small/watts too small.try a bigger watt speaker or goto a 8 ohm spear.

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Zecatfish937JosD12

Reply 1 year ago

I belive the problem may be your speakers, I saw a guide that suggested having speakers with double the wattage rating of your amp.

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ScottG214

Question 7 months ago

Anyone know what types of speakers were used here? (watts etc.) Because those dont look like 3W speakers and the board has 3W speaker ports.

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StephenAllen1215ScottG214

Answer 4 months ago

Which ever speaker board you desire to use you should use a speaker that can handle twice the amount of power I.e. 3w board should use a 6w speaker. The trick to having a great sounding speaker is mostly its enclosure and the amount of power going into it. I'm not too hip on home sound systems but I do know car stereos 1998 I had a home made setup in a Isuzu Rodeo consisting of four 1200w duel voice coil subs and using only one 800w amp per set of subs(2 amps used) I took second place for loudest car stereo in Hillsborough county. So by using less amp than the speaker was asking for I produced a heart stopping sound that most people could not make using the same size amp to speaker. I hope this helps!!

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Nerdy'sD

Question 5 months ago on Step 2

Hi,

Im doing a final project for my engineering class in high school and i was wondering if you could help explain this more and go into to more detail like a step by step thing. And also what tools are needed for this project.

Thanks so much

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andyg140

9 months ago

has anybody had any problems with the battery charger board

the ones i have seem to trip the overcharge when switching on when using the batteries but it is ok when i use a 5v mobile phone charger

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WietseB1andyg140

Reply 6 months ago

I got a problem as well. When I turn on the speakers with the power connected they work. When I disconnect the power, they keep working. But when I turn on the speakers with no power connected the voltage is much lower and the bluetooth board does not turn on.

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andyg140

9 months ago

Can you charge up the rechargeable batteries with an external solar power pack like the ones for charging phones

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DavidT567

11 months ago

I made this but when I increase the volume about 90% to 100% the speaker stops working and the light on the Bluetooth board get off and the music stops.what can be the problem?Pls help me

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Joebisc1

1 year ago

which resistor did you use on the led. Thanks

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Joebisc1

1 year ago

if I wanted to add tweeters, would I need another amp and more battery power? If so what do you suggest. Thanks

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TomTurbo83

1 year ago

Hello Scott! Another great project! Thank you!
I have a question about the very loud voice, which screams at me every time at the start! Is there a way to turn this off or to make it at least quieter?
Many Thanks!

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monza77

1 year ago

great project!!

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