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I put one of these in a Pringles tube using Pringles own powered promotion speaker that fits directly onto the tube. The Pi3 with a USB sound card slips inside. The microphone was taken from a broken cell phone headset and pokes through the side of the tube.
The video of it is here: https://youtu.be/EbhBInqhyBE