Fab Speakers

Wiring the speakers

This is the last step for the electronics themselves. We’ll use two-conductor speaker wire to connect the speakers to the circuit board. After doing this, you can insert the batteries, turn on the switch, and test your speakers by connecting them to an audio source (like an iPod or iPhone).

Peel apart the two wires of the speaker cable, for about an inch or so.

Peel apart the two wires of the speaker cable, for about an inch or so.

Strip the ends of each half and twist its strands around themselves.

Strip the ends of each half and twist its strands around themselves.

Cut the cable to a few inches in length, and strip the other end of the wires (but don’t peel them apart). Twist the strands of each wire.

Cut the cable to a few inches in length, and strip the other end of the wires (but don’t peel them apart). Twist the strands of each wire.

Soldered the unpeeled wires to the circuit board.

Soldered the unpeeled wires to the circuit board.

Repeat on the other side, with a longer wire (a couple feet or so).

Repeat on the other side, with a longer wire (a couple feet or so).

Solder the peeled ends of cables to the speakers.

Solder the peeled ends of cables to the speakers.

It should look like this and is now ready for testing.

It should look like this and is now ready for testing.

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