DIY: Speakers DIY: Speakers Anything involving wires usually scares off about half the DIY population. 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.
Make a stereo microphone for $15
Build a Programmable Mechanical Music Box 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. 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.
This is a homemade 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. 20-note Street Organ 20-note Street Organ
Make a music playing and LED reactive nightstand (no programming required) 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. 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.
Turn a Pair of $30 Headphones into a $300 Pair If you want high-quality music but don't feel like shelling out hundreds of dollars for a decent pair of headphones, blogger Stacy D shows us how to turn a cheap pair of knock-offs into a legit set of audiophile headphones. We've shown you {*style:<a href='http://lifehacker.com/5764432/top-10-headphone-hacks'>*}lots of little tricks that improve your headphones{*style:</a>*}, but if you'd really like to get your DIY on, you can mod a cheap pair of headphones into a set of high quality, orthodynamic headphones yourself. It takes a bit of heavy-duty machinery (like a Dremel), but other than those requirements, it doesn't look that difficult—it mainly consists of buying a higher quality set of drivers and replacing the crappy set's. Then, you just need some extra insulation to keep it all in place, put the headphones back together (you'll probably have to do a bit of sanding and painting too), and you've got yourself a high-end pair of headphones for less than $100 total cost. Turn a Pair of $30 Headphones into a $300 Pair