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DIY: Speakers. Anything involving wires usually scares off about half the DIY population.

DIY: Speakers

As guys, it’s something that should be embraced rather than feared. We’re not saying you need to get knee-deep in computer parts, but some basic work would be good for you. When it results in a new set of unique speakers too, well that’s just a bonus. Russian Fire Extinguisher Speakers You know those old Russian fire extinguishers you have lying around? iPod Speakers You upgraded from that old iPod years ago but haven’t tossed it yet cause it’s an iPod, right? Altoids Tin Speaker After you’ve freshened the shit out of your breath, take that Altoids tin and put it to good use. Munny Speakers Keep the acrylic paint in the drawer and break out your X-Acto knife. Tree Speakers Looking for a project where you can utilize your woodworking skills and do a bit of landscaping in the process?

Old-Time Radio Speaker Jerry Can Speakers Ammo Box Speaker Beer Case Speaker Audiojar. Make a stereo microphone for $15. Build a Programmable Mechanical Music Box. Since this project was starting entirely from scratch, I needed to make a flawless design that could be easily worked with, and a good design always reduces waste.

Build a Programmable Mechanical Music Box

I decided to use oak, and at $60 per 10ft plank I didn't want to waste any. Also, its pretty complex and precision is extremely important for everything to work correctly. I started with the idea: a large wood cylinder will hold metal pegs. It will rotate and force the pegs to pluck metal tines, which are tuned to specific notes. I selected 12 notes across, since it seemed like a very flexible number of notes and allowed me to fill it with a simple 8-note scale in the middle, with a few extra high and low notes. The cylinder is made of softwood, 8" in diameter, that I picked up from a nearby carpenter for free.

The tine material was cut from the prongs of a garden rake. Originally I wanted to use almost all wood for this project, but it turned out wood wasn't going to offer the precision that I needed for the tines. 20-note Street Organ. This is a homemade 20 note street organ.

20-note Street Organ

It is completely enclosed in 1/4" plexiglass so all the mechnical movements can be observed while it is playing. Music is provided on a paper music roll. Motion is provided with a hand crank on the rear of the organ. The cart is hand made and has storage shelves inside the skirt. A better description is provided in the following youtube: Starting from scratch it would take about one month to build this organ assuming you still have to work for a living. Make a music playing and LED reactive nightstand (no programming required) Basically I'll show you how to make your own Night Stand that plays music and is reactive.

Make a music playing and LED reactive nightstand (no programming required)

You will need: Wood: I used 1" thick wood the long beams about a foot wide and pretty long (not descriptive but pretty much its up to you) For the legs I used beams that i believe are for stairs...but i just cut them to look like legs haha. Now I'm not a woodworker, so by all means use fancy cuts and anything to your preference, just give yourself enough room inside to put stuff. 90 Degree brackets (to separate the lights or for me to hold in my bottom piece of wood) speakers (your choice) ampifier (your choice) 12v converter (your choice i used a PC power supply) power strip (unless your using 12v LED lights) Random stuff that I'm sure will be unique to everyone projects because of course this was just made with random stuff and im surprised it even came out looking this nice.

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