My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
Hey everyone


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


Enjoy!






Step 1: Shopping list

My Awesome little Boombox
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 .
10. Clamps
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

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
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

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox

Step 4: Start attaching all the angles , side by side to the Plexiglas

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox

Step 5: Start screwing the bolts with the nuts - Phase 1

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
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

My Awesome little Boombox

Step 7: Attaching everything together Phase 2

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
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 -

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox

Step 9: Create a switch for LED light

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
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

My Awesome little Boombox
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

My Awesome little Boombox
i glued some wallpaper on the bottom Angles , it`s much better looking then the plain steel

Step 12: Final assembly

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
Slowly start to assemble everything back together , make sure not to scratch the Plexiglas.




Step 13: Final assembly - Final!

My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox
My Awesome little Boombox



Step 14: Seal with RTV the sides of the Boombox

My Awesome little 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

hope you enjoyed!

Here is some small video ! - the sound is awesome!


Comments are welcomed :)

Step 16: One more cool video !

 
 

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