These Speakers Truly Reflect Who You Are

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Obviously, not everyone has access to a laser cutting machine. But if you do happen to have access like Damon, a School of Visual Art's MFA Product of Design program student in New York, he's shared a way to make a wholly personalized speaker system with your very own profile...

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Here's what you'll need to follow Damon's Instructable footsteps:

  • Apple iPad with Autodesk 123D Catch software to scan the image into CAD (free download) *you may use a digital camera & Autodesk 123D Catch for online instead
  • Autodesk MeshMixer software to massage & patch up the CAD surfaces (free download)
  • Optional Rhino CAD software for additional patching & refinements (free evaluation download)
  • Autodesk 123D Make software to slice the CAD into sheets for laser cutting (free download)
  • Epilog laser cutter
  • Corrugated cardboard (36 sheets of 3/16" thick 36"x24")
  • Sobo craft glue (available at craft & art stores)
  • OrigAudio speakers ($16.00)
  • Portable power drill with 1/4" bit
  • 1/4" wood dowel or chopstick
  • Wire or straightened coat hanger
  • Masking tape
  • X-Acto knife
  • Hammer
  • Soldering iron
  • Pencil
  • Metal ruler
  • Friend to assist you with your 123D Catch

Don't have your own laser cutter or a local laser cutting service nearby? Perhaps contacting online laser cutting site Ponoko could be the answer, as the site notes support of 123D Make projects.

Check out Damon's full Instructable project with further details and photos at:
Turn Your Head into Cardboard Speakers Using 123D Catch + MeshMixer + 123D Make + Laser Cutter!

(Images: Damonite/Instructables)