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Date: 04/17/10 08:04 AM

56 Responses to How To Create A High-Def Speaker For Under A Buck

  1. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
    683 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 11:14 am
    Link: How To Create A High-Def Speaker For Under A Buck - And you can do it with nothing but a few things lying around the house. Speaker hack FTW!
  2. Profile photo of Monosandalos
    Monosandalos Male 30-39
    277 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:20 am
    Oh, noes... Mythbusters have busted this one...
    Still, I wonder how many people of the ones who view it today will report back that it doesn`t work (or does work depending on their agenda).
  3. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:24 am
    I`m no where near dumb enough to accept this, I`m not even dumb enough to laugh, unless someone posts a video of a paper plate 7.1 painstakingly built.
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    carsrule1 Male 13-17
    14 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:25 am
    didn`t work that well for me
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:34 am
    They will go nice with my new cinder-block speaker stands. Might clash with the milk crate coffee table though.

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    dramaeco Male 18-29
    305 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:37 am
    Isn`t that the concave side of the plate?
  7. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Guy needs to hack himself a TRIPOD next time...
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    memoryburner Male 13-17
    132 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:40 am
    household hacker makes alot of bullpoo videos....
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:52 am
    Why are these out there? Are people that stupid?

    As a side note:
    Folks, twisting up a cable like that, so the positive and negative are touching, can damage sensitive audio equipment.

    Don`t try this at home.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 9:01 am
    I saw Household Hacker. Called BS right away.

    Isn`t that the guy that tried to teach people how to make glowing easter eggs...?
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    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 9:13 am
    wow... whoever tried this... has no more sound card and or mobo. :(
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    JediMan Male 18-29
    75 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 9:23 am
    fake or not, this man needs to invest in a tripod for his camera
  13. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 9:32 am
    riiiiiiight
  14. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
    617 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 9:37 am
    I think they tried this on mythbusters... except they made like 30 of them and ended up wasting time because it doesn`t work.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 9:51 am
    Everytime he says "go ahead" i want to reach through the monitor and smash him in the jaw.
  16. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 9:54 am
    okay, can we not post these anymore? because my sensible side is obviously calling shenanigans, but the broke college kid in me will try and believe anything cheap, so please, stop teasing me :P
  17. Profile photo of Lednar
    Lednar Male 18-29
    109 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Bulls**t!
  18. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 10:42 am
    uuuummmmmm no.

    you need like a plastic butter container, a magnet, and a bunch of other stuff

    the only thing he`s acomplished here is a short circut and wasted tin foil.
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:01 am
    does it work?
  20. Profile photo of Caker
    Caker Male 18-29
    168 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Just tried it because i had all this crap laying around all ready didn`t work at all for me.
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    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Awesome! I`m going to make headphones with those. I wasn`t able to reproduce the coconut ones from Gillian`s Island though.
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    dmn11366 Male 18-29
    19 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:37 am
    fake and bullpoo...waste of time
  23. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:39 am
    Troll! There`s no way this could work. Worse, the lead wires are shorted out, which could damage or destroy any amp you connected it to.
  24. Profile photo of IQover
    IQover Male 13-17
    1043 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:40 am
    Busted.
  25. Profile photo of Mr_Chubbles
    Mr_Chubbles Female 13-17
    288 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:46 am
    I know, it doesn`t work most of the time, but why do people just call bullpoo before trying it? I have, like, 2 after a dozen failed attempts.
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    rolandk Male 30-39
    19 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_Hacker
  27. Profile photo of Phosphoreign
    Phosphoreign Male 30-39
    309 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    You can call it bullpoo before trying it if you have an understanding of either physics or engineering... you probably got 2 working because you were able to create some sort of galvanic effect between dissimilar metals, likely only with pennies that had just the right amount of corrosion or something... otherwise, you need a magnet somewhere, and a coil in that magnetic field to have a speaker... hence... bullpoo... no I didn`t try it... it`s just bullpoo.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    this fail was busted on mythbusters
  29. Profile photo of Taipan
    Taipan Male 18-29
    156 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    this guy is painfully akward with one hand, its like GET THE JOB DONE ALREADY, instead of figiting with one hand, GOD! lol
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    akinis Male 30-39
    536 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    yep. disproven like 3 years ago. It does not work.
  31. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    dumb!
  32. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    "this fail was busted on mythbusters"

    I`m surprised they bothered with this. Speakers require magnets. Period.
  33. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    Well, maybe not piezoelectric speakers, but the kind he`s "building" here...they require magnets.
  34. Profile photo of Chojiro
    Chojiro Male 18-29
    247 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Yeah, you put current into a coin and some foil...now how do we make it?
  35. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
    1150 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    yea... how on earth would this actually work? there is no electronic equipment in it!?
  36. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    I`ve made a speaker out of paper. You need lots of wire, a magnet and electricity for it to work. And its very hard to get right, which is why speakers are expensive.
  37. Profile photo of vapor13
    vapor13 Male 30-39
    117 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    Is this the same guy that made a video on how to make "glowing" eggs in your microwave. I wonder how many people fell for it only to have aspoded eggs to clean up.
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    what happens when the foild gets loose ._.
  39. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    Oh yea.. Cool. Why the hell would I want these pieces of crap around my house? Ghetto..
  40. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    Um...

    That`s not even how speakers WORK.

    Whatever.
  41. Profile photo of jbray3179
    jbray3179 Male 13-17
    37 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    this doesnt work. i tried it before and it was on mythbusters. sorry IABers :(
  42. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    "I`m surprised they bothered with this. Speakers require magnets. Period."
    THIS.
  43. Profile photo of jfactor
    jfactor Male 18-29
    149 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    Won`t work, its just common sense. But I can`t help but wonder how many idiots are going to try this.
  44. Profile photo of astralomega
    astralomega Female 18-29
    162 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    Isn`t most/all household hacker stuff fake?
  45. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 3:03 am
    Uh, why is this even on IAB.

    I mean come on..
  46. Profile photo of monkey_spank
    monkey_spank Male 30-39
    51 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 4:57 am
    oh poo...why did i spend £500 on new speakers? when i could have just made these?

    answer... cos i want to hear my music and i want it to sound good and loud
  47. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 6:43 am
    I.... oh nevermind
  48. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 7:00 am
    Dude needs to hack himself a Tripod.
  49. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    696 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 8:08 am
    Taping wires to something doesn`t make it work...
  50. Profile photo of kyle6513
    kyle6513 Male 13-17
    18 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 8:56 am
    the modern day speaker and frankly, any other speaker works using MAGNETS, one is a standard earth magnet or permanent magnet and another is electronically controlled, as the electricity passes through a coiled copper wire, it causes a magnetic field around itself pulling itself towards the magnet behind it and making the speakers cone move backwards. doing this in quick succession creates sound. THIS IS A SHORT CIRCUIT, DO NOT TRY IT
  51. Profile photo of konablend
    konablend Male 18-29
    80 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 10:07 am
    fake. Seriously, this guy does fake how-to videos like a year round april fools.
  52. Profile photo of longhornsfan
    longhornsfan Male 18-29
    134 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    dude i did it with 3 in my car and now it bumps soooo hard.

    now i get king kong in my trunk!

    Thanks Speaker-Hack!

    Now go die in a flaming pit of abortion.
  53. Profile photo of mutantsimon
    mutantsimon Male 18-29
    44 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    household hacker?!
    Jeez this is like 3years old!
    It doesn`t work if anyone`s wondering.
    This was on Mythbusters viral vids edition ages ago!
  54. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    April 18, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    I don`t know why, but Vids don`t play on my I-A-B.GIF`s do, and youtube does,just not vids like this one. Any thoughts?
  55. Profile photo of KRAYZEEGIRL
    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    April 19, 2010 at 2:48 am
    They do not play on mine either. They keep stopping every few seconds. :(
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    acitcratna Male 18-29
    12 posts
    May 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    Now just show me how to make an AMP for under 1 buck and we will be in business!...

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