Create a fully functional speaker out of existing components.
Song: Piel Canela by Bobby Capó
Understanding the Original Components
Prototype 1 Goals
how the original Sony's Speaker Components work
Learning how to seal components for better sound quality
Learning and experimenting on the machines in the shop
Learning about the components
We took apart the Sony SRS-XB23, portable speaker, to learn how the components worked together, and learn how the speaker was sealed and put together.
Quick process of how I built a speaker to learn how the components interact with each other, to keep in mind when I design my own.
Putting together concepts to make them a reality
Created a variety of models to indicate the visual language of the speaker.
How can I fit in the components of the speaker in the circular shape that I need?
Final Changes Explained
There was no space for piece 8 and the seal. I created piece 18 to hold the Halo together, but this made the Halo purely aesthetic, which wasn't my goal.
Piece 15 solves the problem, it gives the Halo a function, so it can hold the seal while also giving it the suspended feeling without the need of screws and extra pieces.
Take a look at the final speaker from the inside!
The orthographic drawings were especially useful for the construction of the model, they served as reference and for double checking measurements.
How it Assembles
Notes on Designing the Springboard
Rough progress on how the springboard was refined.
The devil's in the details
Making the Halo required math and creativity to make it fit functionally into the design.
Mill and Lathe
The mill and the lathe were especially useful during the course of this project. I could say I became very versatile in them.
I learned how to sand and polish paint, to create a very shiny,