Global Spring 2020 Speaker Cabinet Series

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Idea Forge Makerspace

2445 Kittredge Loop Dr.

Boulder, CO 80309

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**NOTE** If you are NOT a Global student, OR if there are no spots left sign up HERE.

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The workshop fee covers the cost of all required components / materials for a *single* powered coaxial driver bluetooth shelf speaker with approximate dimensions of 6" x 6" x 8" tall. This project requires a total of 10 to 15 hours of work.


  1. You must complete the online Makerspace Safety Contract / Waiver, print a paper copy, and present it to the workshop instructor.

  2. You must wear close-toed shoes to the workshop.

  3. To complete your speaker, you must also sign up for several no-cost electronics sessions Do that HERE.

  4. Watch the videos on this page in preparation for the workshops.

This sign up date is for the first of a four-part series. Once you sign up for a cohort you will attend sessions at the same time and same day of the week four weeks in a row. If there are no spots left, click link at the top of the description.

If you cannot attend a session, you must email to arrange a make-up before the subsequent session so that you do not get behind. If you get behind, you may have to wait until after Spring Break before resuming work on your cabinet.

You are responsible for noting and attending the two subsequent sessions in your cohort (see dates below). Put them into your calendar as soon as you sign up.

After these sessions you will have completed your cabinet. The electronics portion of the workshop is scheduled separately and is more flexible, but you must finish the electronics before Cabinet Session 4.

Cohort Options:

  • Cohort G1 (Tue. 8-10pm Jan. 28, Feb 4, 11)

  • Cohort G2 (Wed. 8-10pm Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 4)

  • Cohort G3 (Tue. 8-10pm Mar. 10, 17, 31)

Cabinet Fabrication:

  • Session 1: Speaker cabinet MDF glue-up

  • Session 2: Wrap vertical surfaces of cabinet with hardwood veneer. Before attending Part 2 you should watch this Lowes laminate veneering video.

  • Session 3: Apply top veneer, router electronics pocket, drill various holes.

  • Session 4: Final assembly and testing

If you have questions, please email

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