Due to my recent success in building my first Boombox ( you can view it in my page ) , i got some extra spare time , so i decided that the best way for me to utilize it is by building something !
i saw those two crappy cheap speakers that i got on eBay for 35$ ,so i decided to do something with them , instead letting them fill with dust
Step 1: Shopping List
1 .80x80 cm Plexiglas
2. Screws and nuts - about 70 pieces from each
3.Battery 12V 7 amp
4. set of speakers - invest at least 50 $ if you want to get a decent sound
5. Amplifier - got the Lepai T2020+ AMP- excellent amplifier
6. Wires for the speakers
7. soldering iron and soldering wire
8. different angles and angles - different sizes
9. Time , patience , and little self confidence .
11. Hot Glue
12. Drill + set of drills
13. Coffee !!
this whole project took me something like 16 hours ( working time ! ) - two days in total
Step 2: Sawing the Plexiglas
Carefully saw the Plexiglas .
I broke at least 3 pieces during the sawing till i got the hang of it .
the most important thing to do is use a sawing blade that is meant for metal - it has small Saw-tooth.
Step 3: Start Cutting the Angles According to the Size of Your Boombox
Step 4: Start Attaching All the Angles , Side by Side to the Plexiglas
Step 5: Start Screwing the Bolts With the Nuts - Phase 1
this first phase is just for the adjusting of the pieces together.
this is the Tedious part , it takes a lot of time ! to match each angle to the Plexiglas , it takes a lot of time drilling the holes in the correct places .
overall after building my first Boombox i took my time with this one , drilled each and every hole in the correct place and made sure not to brake the Plexiglas or drill in the wrong place - it happened a few times.
Step 6: Add Hinges for the Upper Case
Step 7: Attaching Everything Together Phase 2
place all the bolts and nuts and all the pieces of the project till it completed.
make sure that it works , and sound OK, and make sure that it is built OK .
then , disassemble everything so you can tear off the Plexiglas protection cover - Nylon
Step 8: A Few Extra Views -
Step 9: Create a Switch for LED Light
took one little switch , connected ( soldered ) it to two wires and one small LED stripe.
look even better !
after connecting the wires , i putted Shrinks ( to protect the wires )
then i heated them with a heat blower to " shrink " them
andddddd connected it to the Plexiglas
Step 10: Create Two External / Internal Bolts for Charging
after hours of using the Boombox , i will need to charge it via an external charger ( 7$ on eBay )
Instead of removing the battery each and every time , i drilled two holes on the side of the Plexiglas , inserted two bolts and closed them.
Then , i connected the internal wires of the battery directly to the bolts , and from those bolts to the Lepai amp.
Left bolt -positive
Right bolt -negative
Step 11: Gluing Wallpaper on Bottom Angles
i glued some wallpaper on the bottom Angles , it`s much better looking then the plain steel
Step 12: Final Assembly
Slowly start to assemble everything back together , make sure not to scratch the Plexiglas.
Step 13: Final Assembly - Final!
Step 14: Seal With RTV the Sides of the Boombox
we need to seal off any small opening the Plexiglas , in order to create a sealed space - for the Reflex port to operate properly
Step 15: " Beta " Video
Here is some small video ! - the sound is awesome!
Comments are welcomed :)
Step 16: One More Cool Video !
Runner Up in the
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