Building a powerful Bluetooth speaker? Is it impossible or complicated? Not necessarily, if we are to believe the multitude of tutorials that can be found on the internet on this subject... Well, if you are a handyman Sunday style: "I put my iPhone on a base made up of two rolls of toilet paper as a box", it may take a little longer to get started...
Building a home Bluetooth speaker using Quark
You know the open source projects SqueezeAmp and SqueezeLite that ignite the web? Discover them on GitHub, the star platform for open projects! With Quark we love the open source movement. Our first contribution is a small speaker Bluetooth for the home. This speaker is currently on our site.
If you only want to order the electronic card: in this case, don't hesitate to send us an email! We can provide you with the materials needed to manufacture your speaker in your space.
Currently, we offer a mains-only speaker. This choice allows us to avoid the use of a battery. The absence of a battery reduces the cost of your speaker as well as the use of critical materials.
Our electronic card is currently composed of:
- MCU: ESP32 WROVER
- Booster : TAS5711
- Number of channels: 2. 1 - Stereo + SUB
- DSP: 8 bands
- Amplifier power: 2X20 W + SUB
Take charge of creating your speaker
You can design your own enclosure in 3D printing or wood. Again, do not hesitate to send us a message to discuss with us. We will be happy to share with you and help you in your project. We can provide you with all the parts of our enclosure individually on request. In a second step, we will launch a Git to document this project and all possible variants.
Building a powerful, DIY Bluetooth speaker
But if you want to build a powerful Bluetooth speaker in a simple and fun way: Quark can help you. 😄
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There is even a Wikihow on the subject (there is definitely a Wikihow for just about everything in this world…). That said, do-it-yourselfers are moving at lightning speed from the yoghurt pot to the much more complex speaker... So where should you go?
All Loudspeakers, DIY speaker specialists
At the audio specialists of All Speaker , you will find kits and accessories to choose from depending on the sound system you want to create. From the sound system to the small portable loudspeaker to the living room loudspeaker… Thanks to the specifications techniques and information provided by the site, you will be able to get started. Note, this type of passion still has a cost and you will not necessarily be able to customize your speakers at will, unless you know about it. in cabinetmaking and personalization of objects.
Bluetooth speaker tutorials on Instructables
You can also go to sites like Instructables which offers tutorials! This site specializes in publishing tutorials and will teach you how to build your speakers from A to Z, starting with explaining how the device works and the interest of choosing this or that component. In any case, before building the sound system of your dreams, you will have to think a little about the theory and the technique, but, who know? Vocations could be born within you!
Craft'n'Sound: The DIY speaker
If you want a product with a little less technique to master, but rediscover the pleasure of having assembled it yourself, go to Craft'n'Sound, French makers based in the 19th arrondissement in Paris, who succeeded in their crowdfunding campaign thanks to their product: self-assembly Bluetooth speakers!
Kataposte, the handmade speaker
Robust and autonomous, Parisian friends offer Kataposte 165 is supplied as a kit and will allow you to assemble it yourself with ease. The strong point of this speaker: it is Open Source and Open Hardware! You can buy the parts separately on their website: the core, the shell or the whole kit depending on the tools you have. The company also promotes local production: everything is made in France! The Kataposte 165 makes it easy for you also repair since it is removable and replaceable with standard parts.
Building a powerful Bluetooth speaker at home
You now have all the keys to start building a Powerful Bluetooth speaker. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Contact the Quark team. We are always looking for partners and cooperators to develop new projects. There is place and music fans everywhere. So don't hesitate to join the DIY speaker movement!
So, ready to build your own loudspeakers? If you're already a real sound do-it-yourselfer, send us photos of your creations on Instagram
See you soon Quarkos!