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Project by Brady posted 02-07-2018 03:07 AM 1343 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Walnut and Maple, this desktop appliance (for lack of a better name) reduced a lot of the cables and other electronics that have crept into the shop. It is Bluetooth enabled so I can listen to my music or watch old ‘80s TV shows on Netflix and has USB charging ports for my phone. It has its own volume control and has a 3.5mm auxiliary input plug if you don’t have a Bluetooth enabled device.

The front is cut out with my CNC machine. It is cut from the back to accommodate the component recesses. The front detail was done on my router table.

This is by far the most aggressive electronics project that I have built to date. However, my soldering skills are getting better as I get more practice.

The parts involved in this project include:

2 ea 5” full range drivers – http://amzn.to/2E4B5s5
5/8” tweeter – http://amzn.to/2EKlNWs
Dayton Audio Bluetooth Audio Amplifier – http://amzn.to/2nHxRAy
Dayton Audio Function Cables – http://amzn.to/2nSfCb0
USB Female Connectors – http://amzn.to/2nGWpto
Voltage Regulator – http://amzn.to/2BflinF
Standoffs (for mounting the boards) – http://amzn.to/2E8BtpD (Note: I didn’t have the screws that fit into this so I just used another standoff to secure the board to the interior of the case)
Switch – http://amzn.to/2C0X4KH
Female power pigtail – http://amzn.to/2GSk1mG

The tweeter crossover was made with parts I had laying around. If I were to do it again, I may use a pre-made crossover such as this one – http://amzn.to/2BdJvut

As always comments and critiques are most welcome.

Thanks for looking!

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MCShaveGear.com





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 02-07-2018 03:50 AM

Very cool. Great idea!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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EarlS

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#2 posted 02-07-2018 12:55 PM

Clever idea. It like the retro look of it as well. It is nice to have Bluetooth and wifi in the shop.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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ChrisK

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#3 posted 02-07-2018 01:37 PM

Nice work, I have been ‘planning’ something like this. I just need to scale my idea back from the 1000 watt subwoofer to something more wife friendly.

-- Chris K

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Brady

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#4 posted 02-07-2018 01:48 PM



Nice work, I have been planning something like this. I just need to scale my idea back from the 1000 watt subwoofer to something more wife friendly.

- ChrisK

I have a couple of salvaged woofers from some old speakers. I thought about using one of these on this project. The footprint of this case could easily accommodate a 12 inch woofer if it were oriented down. If I were to do this, I would put feet on the case and mount the woofer facing down.

Remember, just because you have a 1000 W woofer doesn’t mean that you have to turn it all the way up. You save that for when the wife is out of the house!

Brady…

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MCShaveGear.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-07-2018 09:09 PM

You did a beautiful job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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