Author: SoundBlab

Hanging Lights with Vintage Bulbs Build

I designed and built these Hanging Lights with Vintage Bulbs for a coffee shop to hang over the sales counter. It’s a very simple build and I think they came out great! The light consist of a wood block with a hole that holds the ceramic light fitting. The red 2 core cord is braided and adds a modern touch with a vintage flavour to suit the bulb. These vintage bulbs are great, you get them in all different shapes and sizes. Links below to where you can purchase the parts I used: Vintage Light Bulbs (110V/220V): https://goo.gl/JMsLiW Red...

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Desk Lamp Build – Uses Magnets in Articulating Double Arms

This desk lamp is an experimental build. I have always wanted to try something like this to see if it can work. I would say that it was relatively successful and might require a few teaks still. The parts are all laser cut from 3mm MDF (Medium Density Fibre Board). It is light and was suitable material for easy experimentation. Neo magnets are fitted to the joins to hold the two arms together and also allow for articulation of the desk lamp. The idea was to make a desk lamp that can easily and smoothly be adjusted into the...

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Cyclops (aka Poke Ball) Omnidirectional Speaker Build

I started this project because I have never built or listened to an omnidirectional speaker. I wanted a unique design and look, but still have it be practical and functional to perform the task it was called for. It turned out great and I am very happy with the quality of the sound and the unique experience an omni speaker can provide. The drivers used in this build are of a very high quality, and even though the Fountek FE85 full range driver is rather inexpensive, it must be one of the best small drivers that i have used...

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Small 10 Watt Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This bluetooth speaker was designed to be small and portable and will easily fit into a travel bag. It produces 10watts of total power output. The goal was to design and build something that looks modern and clean, is easy to use and small. Despite it’s small size, it can go loud and produces a reasonably flat frequency response. It’s small size prevents it from being a ‘bass boombox’, but it can still deliver a balanced sound when playing a variety of┬ámusic genres. You can build your own by downloading the detailed 26 page plan that will show you...

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Inexpensive Wall Unit & Shelving for Turntable & Audio Equipment

This wall and shelving unit is made from inexpensive plywood, stained and clear coated with polyurethane lacquer. It is custom made for my turntable and to house other audio equipment such as amplifiers, cd players, etc. This is part of the studio/workshop updates that I will be doing as time allows. Some further upgrades I am considering will be flip down doors for the front, LED strip lights for the top and bottom of the unit. I am also thinking on putting in some more shelves into the shelving unit on the left to accommodate my CD collection. Perhaps...

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