Bluetooth Speaker Workshop - Part 1 (Cutting / Gluing MDF Cabinet)
Craft a shelf speaker, complete with integrated powered amp, coaxial tweeter / woofer driver, and bluetooth receiver. Choose from walnut, maple, or cherry veneer for a classic finish. Check out the principal hardware HERE.
The workshop fee covers the cost of all required components for a *single* powered coaxial driver shelf speaker with approximate dimensions of 6" x 6" x 8" tall. If you want to make a second speaker, please see below.
1. You must complete the online Makerspace Safety Contract / Waiver, print a hard copy, and present it to the workshop instructor.
2. You must wear close-toed shoes to the workshop.
3. Watch the videos on this page in preparation for the workshops.
Session 1 = Speaker Cabinet Part 1: cut, router, and glue MDF (medium density fiberboard) cabinet
Session 2 = Speaker Cabinet Part 2: sand, corner round, and veneer MDF cabinet (sign up HERE)
Session 3 = Speaker Cabinet Part 3: drill speaker hole, router back pocket, and finish cabinet. *AND* Electronics Fabrication Part 1: drill aluminum electronics plate (sign up HERE)
Self-Guided Electronics Fabrication Part 2: deburr / sand aluminum plate, assemble, solder, and test electronics. The electronics fabrication may be done at your own convenience / pace with the use of printed instructions, and takes 3-6 hours, depending on ability level. To be done during Makerspace Open Fabrication Hours.
Final assembly of cabinet and electronics takes about an hour, and also may be done during Makerspace Open Fabrication Hours with the help of Makerspace staff.
All told, this project requires on the order of 10 to 15 hours of work.
Upon successful completion of your first speaker, you may make a second speaker to achieve full stereo sound. Approximate cost of 2nd speaker (cabinet + driver + terminals + wire = $35).
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Monday, October 15, 2018 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Fleming Building, Idea Forge Makerspace 2445 Kittredge Loop Road, Boulder, CO 80309
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