[Frank] had wanted a portable Bluetooth boombox for a while, but when he did some price comparisons he found that they are pretty expensive. He decided to take matters into his own hands and modify two products he already had — into what he wanted.
The guts of his Frankenstein-boombox come from a Toshiba 3D Soundbar — a great product, but not as durable or portable as he needed. He then took an old mini guitar amp and started hacking the two together.
The soundbar features 4 speakers and a sub woofer — plus the amp and wireless capabilities of course — so [Frank] opted to just use the case of the guitar amp with the soundbar’s innards. He took some measurements and then built up a wooden support for the speakers inside the amp. He’s also sealed off the tweeters sound cavity from the main SUB to keep the sound nice and clear.
In addition to the Bluetooth control — the unit also comes with a remote. Can you spot his cleverly hidden IR sensor?
What we also like about this project is his colorful narrative as he explains his process — it kind of reminds us of [Arduinoversusevil’s] video on his Accurate-ish Pneumatic Cylinder Positioning. You can just tell he had an absolute blast hacking this together.
For another unorthodox Bluetooth boombox — have you seen this potato cannon?