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Feb 28, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a DIY Heavy Duty Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

created at: 02/28/2014A Bluetooth speaker is a great way to enjoy music outdoors: while grilling or dining outside, when camping, at a barbecue or picnic, even when doing yardwork or outdoor maintenance projects. But, because they're made of fragile parts and cases, they can't always stand up to the rougher conditions and surfaces of outdoor… read more

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Sep 30, 2013

How to: Make Your Own Hidden Bookshelf Stereo System

created at: 09/30/2013

Psst. See those books? Behind them, there's an entire bookshelf stereo system, including an amplifier and… read more

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Oct 25, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Vintage Suitcase Portable Stereo

The Boomcase is an inspired solution for taking your tunes on the go: high-fidelity audio components are mounted inside a stylish vintage suitcase, so you can charge it up, grab the built-in handle, and rock out wherever life takes… read more

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Oct 09, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Surplus Ammo Can Speaker Box

Okay, begin witty caption contest for this rugged DIY speaker system...now! "You can play your explosively good music?" "For use only when you really need to blast your tunes?" "Only plays songs that charted number one with a bullet?" "Solder up this stereo,… read more

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Sep 19, 2012

DIY Idea: Make a Portable Lunch Box Stereo

Brian Wood Arkansas-based BSquared Inc came up with this super creative solution for taking your tunes on the go. He built a portable iPod speaker/amplifier inside a vintage lunchbox, complete with a volume/power knob and beautiful wood casework to house the… read more

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Jan 10, 2012

Make a DIY Modern, Dieter Rams - Inspired CD & iPod Stereo

created at: 01/10/2012

ManMade reader and graphic design student Brandon Rampelt recently created an original DIY magazine for a school project. He got an A (good work, Brandon!), no doubt due in part to this great original how-to project: a Dieter Rams-inspired (with a dose of Jacob Jensen) clock stereo, made out of thrift store junk and a basic box from the craft store. Brandon was kind enough to write and and allow us to share the complete tutorial so you can whip one up yourself on the cheap. That's a lot of design (and rock!) bang for the buck.

Here's how to do… read more

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Jul 21, 2010

How To: Build a Mid-Century Inspired Wireless Audio System

The mission? Make a moveable, wireless audio speaker system that can be controlled by an iPhone and blends seamlessly into an impeccably curated mid-century modern decor.

Mission accomplished. Joel Pirela created a custom wood cabinet that sits atop a Tulip-style base (from an old Bose 901 speaker), and can be used anywhere close to a power outlet. The cabinet houses a computer speaker system and an Apple Airport Extreme, which streams iTunes wirelessly to any location. The outside is covered with a speaker grill attached with magnets, and an inexpensive walnut… read more

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