I have to admit that I’m a fan of good-sounding audio equipment. Through the right amplifier and speakers, I can almost see the music (pharmaceuticals not needed). That being said, when I see things like the following videos describing how to make a speaker on the cheap it really makes me smile.
As long as you have some regular household items and don’t mind cutting up a mini-jack cable, the total cost of this DIY speaker is actually 1 cent.
How to make a speaker (he claims “high definition speaker”) for less than one dollar.
OK, you caught us. That one is fake. If you have a little bit of time (say about 10 minutes), you can make a real good sounding speaker with a plastic cup, business card, Lego blocks, a magnet and some wire if you follow the simple instructions.
Better yet, you can make a DIY speaker that actually competes with commercial speakers for about the same cost of materials and about 10 more minutes. Check it out.
The above video was made by a guy called Jose Pino. You can view the detailed photos of the speaker assembly mentioned above, and all sorts of other interesting DIY devices on his site.
If you want to get a bit more serious about building speakers, “Designing, Building, and Testing Your Own Speaker System with Projects” is an awesome book on the subject.
To all those people thinking it is “fake”, how do you think a speaker works? Most are just coils of wire attached to some kind of cone and the coil of wire is placed inside a magnetic field which you usually find around magnets… Whether it sounds good is another matter but it works!
Where did u get the magnet and magnet wire from and i didnt quite catch the name of the magnet. Please reply.
you can get the magnet from radio shack,same with the wire.
and the speaker does work for thoughs that think its fake. any cylendrical magnet thats reasonably powerful would work for the project
um, is this legit???
where do u hook up the wires u burn to get the speakre working
you hook both the wires to a jack. i.e. a headphones jack
Hey after u burn the insulation off of the wires where do u hook them to to get the speaker to work
This is so stupid why would somebody put someting up there oh yeah somebody with no life
I have made this too it’s awsome fun and speaker was 14 inches big it sounds really fantastic
That video was not made by jose pino. Jose Pino created the initial IDEA. The guy in the video is Kipkay.
Budde, Of course the HouseHoldSucker video is a scam, we already know that. The Jose Pino’s speaker is the real thing.
ROFLMAO, this is a scam. Check reply’s at youtube.
awesome! I have to try that myself. I want to make multiple speakers or cheap surround sound!