Build 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 DIY enthusiast Sunday style: “I put my iPhone on a base made of two rolls of toilet paper as a housing”, it might take a little more time to get started…
Make a Bluetooth speaker for the home with Quark
You are familiar with the open source projects SqueezeAmp and SqueezeLite setting the web on fire? Discover them on GitHub, the star platform for open projects! With Quark we love the open source movement. Our first contribution is a small Bluetooth speaker for the home. This enclosure is right now on our site.
If you wish to order only the electronic card: in this case do not hesitate to send us an email! We can provide you with the necessary equipment to make your speaker in your space.
Currently, we only offer a mains-powered 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
- Amplifier : TAS5711
- Number of channels: 2.1 - Stereo + SUB
- DSP: 8 bands
- Amplifier power: 2X20 W + SUB
Take charge of creating your enclosure
You can design your own enclosure in 3D printing or wood. Once again, do not hesitate to send us a message to discuss with us. We will be happy to share with you and help you with your project. We can supply you with all the parts of our enclosure individually upon simple request . Secondly, we will launch a Git in order to document this project and all possible variations.
Make a powerful DIY Bluetooth speaker
But if you want to make a powerful Bluetooth speaker in a simple and fun way: Quark can help you. 😄
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There's even a Wikihow on the subject. (there is definitely a Wikihow for just about everything in this world…). That said, DIYers are moving at lightning speed, from the yogurt pot to the much more complex speaker... So, where should they go?
All the Speaker, the DIY speaker specialists
From 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 speaker to the living room speaker… Thanks to the specifications techniques and information provided by the site, you will be able to get started. Please note, this type of passion still has a cost and you will not necessarily be able to personalize your speakers at will, unless you know your way around 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 in particular how to build your speakers from A to Z , starting by explaining how the device works and the interest in choosing this or that component. In any case, before building the sound system of your dreams , you will have to look a little into theory and technique , but who knows? Vocations could be born in 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: DIY Bluetooth speakers!
Kataposte, the handmade speaker at home
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 purchase the parts separately on their website: the heart, the shell or the entire kit depending on the tools you have. The company also promotes local production: everything is made in France ! The Kataposte 165 makes it easier for you also repair since it is removable and replaceable with standard parts.
Make a powerful Bluetooth speaker at home
You now have all the keys to start making a powerful Bluetooth speaker. If you have any questions, please 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 make your own speakers? If you are already a real sound DIYer, send us photos of your creations on Instagram
See you soon Quarkos!