Flashback: Bass Shaker Seat

Flashback: Bass Shaker Seat

One of my favorite projects is a favorite not for its complexity but for the effect it provides. In “Let’s Rumble” from MAKE Volume 02, Craig Engler shows us how he added bass shakers to his home theater chairs to pump up the movie effects. I’m not much of a movie buff, but I love me some bass. Ready-made, commercial shaker systems are pricey. Craig experimented and found what worked best for him. Granted this piece was from 2005, so prices for components have gone up a bit, but you can still piece together this system for way less than a commercial package.

Check out Craig’s full article here in our Digital Edition. At Maker Faire Austin 2007, there was a full-on couch iteration called the Tranquilounger that I sat in and never wanted to get up from!

You can also still pick up a back issue of MAKE Volume 02 (classic!) at the Maker Shed.

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