DIY Your Audio Equipment – Things You’ll Need:
Having the right tools at hand when starting a project is essential. The following are the basic tools and materials you will need to build your own audio equipment.
*Soldering iron and solder
*Wire strippers and/or scissors
*Electronic wire cutters/pliers
*Cardboard for making a template for drilling holes in circuit boards or other chassis material. I use an old cereal box since it is thick enough, but not too thick making it difficult to work with. Cereal boxes can be found at most homes and are free. Also, I find that the graphic art on many cereal boxes look great on my projects. Remember once the project is completed, you can always paint over any graphics if you choose to do so. A good idea is to make a habit of saving these empty cardboard boxes just in case you decide to start building your own DIY audio kits at some point in the future..
DIY Your Audio Equipment
Things You’ll Need:
-A soldering iron and solder
-A screwdriver set
-A pair of wire cutters/strippers
-An ohmmeter to measure resistance (optional)
-An oscilloscope to measure the output (optional)
-Precision measuring tools, such as a digital multimeter for voltage, frequency, and temperature (optional)
You can purchase all of these items at your local RadioShack store. If you’re looking for something more professional, a place such as DigiKey or Mouser will have everything you need. In addition, you may need some knowledge of electronics theory and circuitry. Without it, you may not be able to build the equipment without a schematic (circuit diagram). If you have time on your hands, you can learn how to read schematics by reading books or taking classes. If you’re in a rush however, you may want to look into an online course. It will teach you everything that you need to know about electronics and how they work.
If you’re a musician or an audiophile, you might have the need to make your own audio equipment. You can take a look at this article for some of the materials that you might need.
You can get a lot of these materials from electronic supply stores and by ordering them online.
When building your own audio equipment, it is important to do some research on how to build it. You can find a lot of information from books and online resources. Here are some examples of materials and tools that you will need:
– Soldering iron
– Wire cutter and stripper
– Wires with different colors (for easier identification)
To make your own audio equipment, you will need some basic tools. If you don’t have the tools, borrow or rent them.
Basic hand tools. Have a complete set of screwdrivers and wrenches. You will also need pliers, wire cutters, a soldering iron, a drill and drill bits, and a vice.
Wire strippers. You can buy one at Radio Shack for $5.00 or less.
Solder, solder sucker, and desoldering braid are needed for most projects.
Power supply or batteries for the project you wish to build (depending on the project).
Components for the project you wish to build including all necessary hardware such as screws and nuts, knobs (if any), cabinets (if any), circuit boards (if any), wiring, etc.
A test meter is useful if you plan on doing many projects. A voltmeter can be purchased new at Radio Shack for under $20.00 if you do not already own one.
Things You’ll Need:
* 1 pair of speakers (or more if you like)
* 2 foam earplugs
* 1 pair of headphones
* 1 15-foot length of speaker wire
* 10 wood screws
* 1 putty knife (or other flat blade)
* 1 tube of silicon sealant (any color)
* 5 feet of rubber sheeting, 3/8 inch thick and 24 inches wide (found at most hardware stores in the weather stripping aisle)
Step 1: Remove the two foam earplugs from their plastic packaging. Carefully cut them in half lengthwise so that you now have four foam tubes. Save the plastic packaging. Step 2: Place one speaker on a table with its back facing up. Look for a hard plastic piece approximately two inches in diameter that is attached to the back of the speaker. This piece will be screwed into place on top of the speaker’s cone and is called the dust cap. Use your putty knife to gently pry this piece off, being careful not to break anything inside the speaker cone. This can take some effort, so be careful not to damage anything in the process. Step 3: Look at the back of your speaker again and locate four small
What You’ll Need:
– 1x Audio Amplifier
– 1x DuPont Jumper Wire 20cm
– 1x DC Power Supply Cable 2.5mm Plug – 2.5mm Jack
– 1x Audio Speaker 8 Ohm
– 1x Audio Input Cable 3.5mm Jack – 3.5mm Jack
– 1x Stereo Headphone 3.5mm Jack – 3.5mm Jack
– 1x Plastic Enclosure Box (optional)