Building a speakerstand.
You can use the lasercutter to make a portalble speakerstand.
This guide will explain the basics on making one.
Things you need:
- around 1.5m2 wood
- Access to a 3D printer
- Access to a laser cutter
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Step 1: Measuring Your Speaker and Making a Design
The first step is to measure the length width and height of your speaker.
You need this info to make a fitting design.
Step 2: Making the Sketches
When you have measured your length width and height you can start with making a raw design on paper.
The things you should take in consederation are:
- At what angle do I want to put my speaker?
- Where are my cables and switches located on the speaker?
Step 3: Designing Your Speaker Stand
Now you made your first sketches its time to make the general shape of your speakerstand.
In the example shown here I made it so its there at an angle of 10 degrees.
You need a few of these depending of the width of your speaker.
Now when you made your general shape its time to design the support parts.
To make a perfect fit there a few things you should take in consideration:
- How thick is my material?
- Whats the width of my speaker?
The cuts in the support parts should be the width of your material, otherwise it won't fit!
Step 4: Finishing Your Design and Making It Fancy!
Now when you have your general design you can start making it fancy!
You can 3D print a logo (see picture 2) and add these in the sides of your stand, or you can use different kinds of wood for a cool effect. (see picture 1)
Prototype coming soon!
Step 5: The Prototype
The prototype consists of 2 materials, Wood and perspex.
When I had put my speaker on it I had see a couple design flaws, the first one being you cant put it exactly in the middle because of the cables that need to go though it.
Also it may look better with the sides closed, it misses a crucial bit of design now to make it look better.
So a second improved prototype will be coming soon!
Step 6: Prototype 2 Adding Details
Here is my final part of the instructable.
Because I wasn't satisfied with the looks on my first prototype, I made a second one. This one was especially focussed on it's looks.
This one follows the same steps as listed above but require more skills in illustrator or solidworks to make.