Cory Doctorow at 1:03 pm Tue, Jan 24, 2012
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Chicago's Floyd Davis demonstrates how to make a boombox out of any case, including a Craftsman toolbox.
Boombox in a Toolbox
What a tool.
That’s freaking fantastic. I’m going to try to make a boom box out of my old brief case!
I just made a boom in my boxer-briefs.
It’s called Pyle for a reason…
Related: How to make a junkyard boombox.
they don’t take enclosure volume or porting into account, and they don’t damp or brace the box. and it’s mono. it houses no playback devices, has no controls, and requires AC power.
but it’s in a toolbox!
And to point out the obvious – He’s building a boombox in a Craftsman work box on an account run by Craftsman…
I agree with all your points. Not vented, nor sealed, crappy amps/controls, ect. He could have at least hacked in a 12V li-ion power pack to run the thing.
There was a guy that used to sell tube guitar amps on Ebay all the time based on old Fender and Marshall circuits. Hand wired and super cool looking. I kick myself for not pulling the trigger on one when I had the chance.
Yeah his speaker is not an electronic wonder, but considering that all that this guy does is repackage unpaired ok quality speakers into something fancier looking and still manages to makes a profit without resorting to chinese or otherwise slave labour, I’ll say: good on ya mate, all the best.
I’m sure if it was profitable he would add all suggested improvements mentioned in comments.
I didn’t quite catch what he used as the Amp… Any one catch that? I have some old speakers in my workshop/garage the could be fun to convert into something a bit more interesting…
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