Acoustic amp

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Project by Nindwood posted 03-27-2014 04:27 AM 2786 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My cousin from the UK came by for a visit today so I thought it would be nice to make an acoustic amplifier for his smart phones. This is what we came up with.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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Todd Sauer

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 12:16 PM

I like that… well does it work?

-- --Sauerkins; Duluth, MN

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 12:46 PM

Great job! What is the little round black device? Is that an actual speaker or diaphragm of some sort? A drone? Or is just a decorative ‘grill’ of some sort?

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 01:26 PM

Thank you guys. The black is just a hole drilled with a forstner bit and after the top is routed out for the phone to fit I drilled a 5/16” hole to connect the two. It directs the sound from the phones speaker out the hole in the hardwood and yes it does sound great.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 02:25 PM

Love it. Definitely something I have to make for My Galaxy Note II…I just might use yours for inspiration.

-- If it sounds stupid but it works, it ain't stupid.

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#5 posted 03-27-2014 05:43 PM

Very cool design Narinder, it almost looks like the body of a guitar with the bottom sliced off so it can sit flat, was that the idea of your design? I like it, well done.


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#6 posted 03-27-2014 09:09 PM

@7footer – thank you! I could not figure out what that little piece of wood on the front was for – now I see it’s what you said – a cut off segment of a guitar body and that’s the bridge. Now I like it even better – I know a guitar player who needs this as a gift.

-- Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands. 1Thessolonians4:11

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#7 posted 03-28-2014 01:30 AM

What a beauty! Nice project to take home for you cousin.

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