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Made a Bluetooth speaker for my wife for Mother's Day.
« on: June 15, 2017, 09:19:16 AM »

For Mother's Day this year I made a Bluetooth Speaker for my wife, Aimee.  I followed a Youtube video by Great Scott.  He also has an Instructables Page here.

I bought the parts from ebay listed on the Youtube description and when they arrived I got to work.

I designed an Autocad layout for the box design and used my Laser Cutter to cut out the parts.



I used a pair of dead computer speakers I had laying around.  I used both the fabric and the internal speaker and tossed the case.

I used a breadboard to test the circuits and verify function and then hot glued the components into the box I had made. It is a VERY tight fit and not pretty inside.  My speaker is MUCH smaller than his.  We use the speaker every day for at least 20 minutes a day and it has not needed a charge in the last 40 days.  The batteries have so much depth, I know I could have used only one for the project.  It charges with a standard USB phone charger and have a red light while charging and a blue light when done.  You can use the speaker while it is charging.  The speaker will easily change from my phone to her phone.  There is not as much base to the sound as I would like to have and I know the speaker really needs more empty air volume for a better sound.  I also should have separated the to speakers from each other for better sound quality, but in the end it is perfect for her needs and she is TOTALLY happy and proud of the speaker.


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Re: Made a Bluetooth speaker for my wife for Mother's Day.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 09:33:13 AM »

Cool!
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Re: Made a Bluetooth speaker for my wife for Mother's Day.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 10:29:51 AM »




Nice !


Gotta get a pic of her carryin' it like a boom box at her head, blarin' hip-hop.    :p
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Re: Made a Bluetooth speaker for my wife for Mother's Day.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 04:41:28 PM »

 :cool:
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