Hey all followers. As the title suggests I am way behind in my posts, I'm going to try harder because A). I know people like reading (especially my mum) and B). Google likes new material and content in websites, so here we go.
In the holidays my daughter and I spent a lovely 3 days camping at a good mates house in West Wales. We managed to have a few drinks and a little dance with the kids (9,9,6 & 3)(well, something resembling 'throwing some shapes' of sorts) but all we had was an Amazon Alexa for the sounds.....Needless to say it wasn't loud enough so I decided to make my mate a decent speaker that can boost her little Alexa's voice.
this is what I came up with.
As my mate Emma is a picture framer (taught her all I know!) I thought it'd be nice to incorporate some off-cut mouldings into her new speaker, so the front is made up from ash and oak from her mouldings and some walnut and iroko from my offcuts, very nice I hear you say. The volume knob is made from a circular peice cut from the front wrapped in a walnut veneer.
The amplifier section is a dedicated module with bluetooth built-in and had usb charging also. Its possible to add battery power/charging but this is just an indoor speaker.
I intend to make another speaker, or Music Maker with a bit more 'thump' and 'dancing volume'. My next version will have a split ash front, bigger speakers and a louder amp. It may also have App control for tailoring the sound and possibly wireless charging too. Watch this space!