A couple of month ago I bought a DIY radio kit for an AM - Radio.
Based on that kit I build a picture frame radio.
Step 1: The Parts
- Am AM - Radio Kit
- A canvas
- Some old clock faces
- Some clock pointers
- Some pieces of wood
- Some paper napkins
- Some "Art Potch" for napkin technique
Step 2: The Canvas
Prepare the canvas with the paper napkins you like and let it dry.
I used the same napkin to colour the inner front panel of the meter.
While the canvas is drying build the radio and test it.
Step 3: Build the Radio
First I glued some clock pointers onto the knobs for tuning and the volume.
Than I cut a paper cone so it fits to the speaker of the kit.
I glued the speaker at the cone and stained it with wax stain.
I cut two aluminium shimmings to fasten the poti and the capacitor.
I glued them with hard glue from the back.
A piece of wood gives the canvas enough stability to carry the speaker. It was had glued as well.
Step 4: The Front
For the meter I cut a ring of beach wood and stained it with wax stain as well.
I glued the clock faces on the canvas and attached the knobs with the pointers.
Now its ready for the mounting on the wall. After dawn I will be able to receive a lot of AM - Stations from around the world.
The paper cone makes the speaker much louder and it is a fun to listen to all the stations.
With kind regards,