Saturday, 12 November 2011

rotary speaker

Been working on a rotary speaker project.

I spent a while experimenting with drive bands and pulleys before settling on a coffee cone/dripper attached directly to the shaft of an old motor from a tape deck.

A paper cone sticks out the side of the coffee dripper

A sawn-off funnel over the speaker channels sound into the coffee cone spinning above.

Using an old Fostex speaker.

I'm now thinking about how to finish the enclosure and mount the controls. I have a PC fan controller to adjust speed but it only has an affect from 12V down to about 6V - it needs to go down to about 3V for slow rotation. I might build a PWM circuit to control the motor.

Here's a video test drive:

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