If there’s a standout maker-modded project from 2012’s Weekend Projects it’s clearly the MonoBox Powered Speaker. Makers not only love exploring audio amplification, but they also enjoy customizing their MonoBox’s aesthetics. From using cigar boxes to cookie tins, the MonoBox is a great project to customize. Readers Hauke and Jakub recently wrote in with pictures of their builds. What I especially like about Hauke’s story is that he originally left a how-to question on the project page and Scott Vincent who previously built the MonoBox into an ammunition can responded. It’s great to see one maker lending another a helping hand!
Hauke also went ahead and built the stereo circuit below with leftover parts.
And below, Jakub writes in with his version of the MonoBox built into a tiny treasure chest, whose lid closes to hide the audio player. It looks like he lined the lid with a gasket to help seal the unit from air leaks and even covered the exterior with some art to signify the function of his project box.