Bluetooth speaker - recycle DIY (post)

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Project by mafe posted 03-26-2021 01:01 AM 1577 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bluetooth speaker
recycle DIY.

Portable Bluetooth speaker from recycled stuff and a cheapo China Bluetooth amplifier.

Ever since being a boy, I have loved pulling things, here me as a boy, making a string controlled theatre out of trashed TV.

And some weeks ago someone threw out a big modern flat screen TV, so I had to dig in, brought it up to my apartment and went bananas…
I removed the LCD and will use the screen as a big photo lamp.

Read more in the blog:

1. Bluetooth speaker.
2. The speakers being tested.
3. Building a box.
4. The amplifier.
5. Paint stand.
6. Back side.

Recycle speaker I build some years back:

Hope it can be to some inspiration, perhaps even some recycle.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 03-26-2021 01:04 AM

Why do the vertical pictures become so hopeless when zooming?

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 03-26-2021 01:10 AM

The image handling code here is decades old and doesn’t handle vertical photos well. Or for that matter, horizontal photos taken with a cell phone held the wrong way. It’s like living in an old house with a hole in the floor that you never fix, but just keep stepping over every time down the hallway. Maybe it’s good to catch a burglar?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 03-26-2021 01:46 AM

Very creative idea, love it.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 03-26-2021 02:40 AM

sweet,more on your blog my friend.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 03-26-2021 03:25 AM

You always inspire. Great blog…

Never know what you’ll do next. Great show of combined talents. Best I do is plug things in.

Super idea, great execution, you killed it…in a good way…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 03-26-2021 07:13 AM

Combination of wood and electronics is always interesting to see

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 03-26-2021 12:47 PM

Very inspirational Mads. As a young teen I couldn’t tell you how many radios I took apart and tinkered with. Always good to reuse for something else.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 03-26-2021 02:40 PM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 03-26-2021 02:44 PM

Sweet speaker mafe... but damned if I could find the,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 03-27-2021 01:17 AM

A a very interesting and unique project! I like it looks great!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 03-27-2021 01:21 PM

Nice work, Mads, and the price was right!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 03-29-2021 10:39 AM

Hi guys,
Just home from a weekend in my wee allotment house, with a friend, where we used the speaker with great joy – it sounds surprisingly well, so I’m really happy, also used it for two days, without having to charge it, so I’m really plesed.
Dave, Big laugh. Yes it’s kind of amazing how noting happened, problems used to be solved within a day or two, now it’s a dino in a modern world. It’s a little sad and takes some of the dedication away from us all.
woodbutcherbynight, thank you, when keeping the child inside, the creativity haw a place to grow. ;-)
pottz, then you just get a small smile here, dear Pottz.
mtnwild, I never know my self, what I will be doing next… laughs. Thank you for those kind words, big smile here.
Ivan, yes the more we can learn, the more we can combine, like a giant LEGO set, in the next speaker project I will take the woodworking up a wee bit.
doubleDD, a take apart brother here, I have not really stopped being a boy on that one, still love to see what’s inside – laugh.
Lew, and the sound quite warm. Smiles.
LittleBlackDuck, laugh, Harald is his name. ;-) Thank you.
Tony C, Smiles thanks, it was a really fun one, really had the being a boy feeling.
Jim, yeps, the prize were just right. Thanks.
Best of my thoughts and thanks again,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#13 posted 03-29-2021 03:36 PM

Pleased sorry… not plesed. Smiles.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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