Category Archive: Open Source

Jan 29 2021

Passive Radiator Boom Box

Our new Radiator Boom Box used (2) 5.25″ drivers for the mids and highs and (4) 5.25″ passive radiators for bass.

Power is supplied by the 10ah LiFePO4 battery pushing the JBL 4 channel amp. EQ is by Planet Audio.

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Dec 06 2020

Set-Up Questions And Answers in Fusion 360

1) Use the new (as of 2020) “Arrange” feature in Manufacture Workspace in Fusion 360 to nest all parts for cutting. (I made a 3 minute video on how to use this feature.)

2) Edit the new setup.

A) Right click the new setup and select “Edit”

B) I always start with the third …

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Dec 06 2020

Getting closer

After over a dozen iterations, we are closing in on an overall design that is feeling good. The 3 photos below shows two of the first 4 builds along with the current 12-03-20 version.

We are using 1/2” Baltic Birch plywood and just the wood weighs in at 38lbs.

Fully …

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Dec 02 2020

Tool Paths – Bike Party 12-01-20

Bike Party – 12-01-20 Bike Party – 12-01-20.zip

Below are some thoughts on the tool paths used to cut the Bike Party 12-01-20 file.  

[T2] Score all parts

Tool: 1/4″ Down-spiral Top height: Stock top Bottom height: Stock top – .15

Why: We are using 1/2″ Baltic Birch as our stock. This plywood has …

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Nov 29 2020

Rethinking our input requirements

I also raised the crossover point on the sub so it has more punch and lets the speakers above work a little less for a given output. – Mike Hatt

Robin jumped in and asked why we settled on the particular head unit we chose. This sent Mike down a rabbit hole of questioning …

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Nov 28 2020

Bike Party – 11-28-20

Mike came up on Wednesday and fooled around with the Bike Party box quite a bit. Based on feedback from him, we have incorperated the updates below.

1) Increased the height by 3.5 inches.

The dimensions of the box are now:

Width: 17 Height: 29.6 Depth: 16.5

2) Decreased the depth of the mechanicals cabinet. …

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Nov 24 2020

Updates and birthdays

Over the last week I have made lots and lots of edits to the design from tiny to rather large. And I have gone to two wonderful birthdays. One was for one of the youngest members of my family, Anzani Mlaudzi, and the other was for one of my dear mentors, Deborah Small.

Life …

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Nov 21 2020

How many amps?

I would be lost without my Burning Man friends. Special thanks go to Erich Rienecker from Pongo Lounge and Ilya Polyakov of Icarus.

Sulaiman is throwing a weekly social-distancing gig at Lake Merrit with a similar mobile rig and was nice enough to estimate that our system probably pulls about 3amps. Mike was surprised …

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Oct 16 2020

Bike Party 10-16-20

So we are hard at working creating a new speaker for Bike Party events. We are modeling it around the EcoXGear EcoBoulder which we have a number of and love. The main issues with the EcoBoulder are that it is not Open Source and the bass is lacking. We are not called Little Bass Heads …

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May 15 2020

No middle seam

It sure would be nice if the front of the mask was a single piece of fabric without a middle seam. This would allow for much larger patterns and customized placement of design elements.

Sounds like a fun project. Better get one of my cats involved.

I cut out the two inside …

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