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This purchase includes the plans AND the Hardware for 2 Speaker Bots with the exception of:
- 5-1/4" speakers that can be purchased at Walmart to High end car audio to online purchases.
- Superglue or soldering iron to secure the threaded inserts into the 3D printed model.
This is a 3D printed project for a unique speaker box and stand design called the Speaker Bot. The Speaker Bot uses any 5-1/4" car audio speaker to allow for easy hook-up without a crossover. The legs and joints on the speaker bot are movable to a variety of positions and can be placed in a standing or sitting position.
You can dress up you speaker bot as well, give him a Mohawk or s an 80's style rocker hairdo. Paint him in the color of your choice or make him a her. The sky is the limit in making this project your own.
So here's what you get:
There are 2 types of 3D printed files included, one set is for a plastic extruded style 3D printer (most common) and the other is used with a powder style 3D printer. The difference being the way the hardware is inserted into the various parts. You will have the choice to purchase the digital plans alone or have the option to purchase the digital plans with a hardware kit (This purchase option!) If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail and I will be happy to respond.
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This can be a rewarding project and a very unique one at that. Very few speakers are 3D printed and adds a modern and unique look and feel - especially when making it your own. I would love to see your final result so shoot me an e-mail and pic when you are complete. Don't have 3D CAD software? Download Fusion 360 for free. Other mechanical CAD or Mechanical CAM software will work as well such as BobCad or CamBam or Meshcam among many others. - even old versions.
So, how do they sound? Well, that will be better answered based on the quality of speakers you purchase. The ones I used were cheap-o Boss brand. They actually sound OK - not great but OK, and if you have a sub-woofer, I think the overall sound quality will improve since the Boss brand is not too well known for lows. However, you are not limited to the Boss brand - any 5-1/4" car audio speaker will work. Remember though that regardless of the manufacturer, it is still only a 5-1/4" woofer - not a 12" woofer, so none will reproduce great lows but as typical, a better quality should produce better results.
Difficulty (1 to 5): 3
CNC Required: 3D printer.
Approximate cost of components and materials: $60 to $100
Time required to finish: 20hrs. + 3D printing time
Plans format: DXF - needs 2D CAD software, PDF, STL - Needs 3D CAD software
Subwoofer required: No, but Recommended. Will have poor bass due to a small speaker.
Power handling: depending on brand but expect 30w to 60w RMS
Stand required: No
Other Speaker drivers option: Yes, any 5-1/4" car audio speaker will work.
BOM and Materials list included: Yes
Recommended place to purchase speaker components: Parts Express or any car audio dealer.
Thanks for looking!