Failing Upward with a Bluetooth Speaker Build | #MusicMonday
Skip to 3:30 if you don’t want to watch the ‘fail’ part of this project video – the first speaker enclosure not quite turning out the way Switch & Lever anticipated. The second attempt is not only a good step-by-step with regards to enclosure design & finish, but includes some good tips for dis/assembling otherwise discarded ‘e-waste’ electronics into a functioning desktop device with minimal investment (beyond time, and hopefully some learning along the way!). Watch:
Skip ahead some if you’re just interested in seeing a speaker being built with reclaimed electronics and a Chinese bluetooth receiver. Watch from the beginning if you want to see me fail at veneering MDF, it’s a right hoot, let me tell you!
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