Speaker cans

Energy & Sustainability
Speaker cans


An anonymous reader sent us a link to these neat speakers made from used cans. Oddly enough they convey a rather chic sense of style. The instructions are written in german – but you can pretty much infer the necessary steps from the supplied images. I’m guessing they may sound a bit “tinny”? – Link

Fold-Up Speakers – Link.

From the pages of MAKE:
Make Pt0258
Make – Volume 12 – Styrofoam Plate Speaker (DIY: Music) (Page 131) – Link.

30 thoughts on “Speaker cans

  1. Michael Una says:

    Oh man, “tinny”?

    You just had to go there, didn’t you.

  2. Mac Cody says:

    I’d say that these are speakers for the maker with a “can do” attitude! ;^)

  3. Collin Cunningham says:

    Oh Lord, what have I done?

  4. jso says:

    Tinny? ha!

    I may be punchy and over-caffeinated right now, but that is easily the best pun i’ve heard in 2008.

  5. EJ says:

    Hmm, technically those cans are steel not tin. So this is really a case of irony.

  6. Collin Cunningham says:


  7. nate says:

    I bet they listen to a lot of heavy metal.

  8. Mac Cody says:

    Or maybe Steely Dan?

  9. Collin Cunningham says:

    Which, at excessive volume levels, can lead to tinnitus.

  10. Mac Cody says:

    But that isn’t related to having a “tin ear”, which can exist for the listener at any volume level.

  11. Agent-John says:

    Save Ferrous – err, Ferris!

  12. Collin Cunningham says:

    C’mon now, that was completely unrelated. If you can’t stay on topic I’ll have to ask you to can it

  13. Monk says:

    Those would be Soup’r!

  14. macegr says:

    It’s a good idea, and you won’t have to fork over too many beans for these.

  15. Mac Cody says:

    Another application of these speakers would be to install them at the Moulin Rouge to provide the appropriate touch when the ladies do the can-can. Please don’t hit me!

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