A number of people thought my last project should have been its own thread, so I guess I will start doing that
I had seen these really fun retro laser cut ‘boombox’ projects various places on the internet. They always caught my eye so I decided to give it a try.
I grabbed an older unused Bluetooth speaker and tore it down to its components. After measuring all the resulting parts I was able to design the basic layout, fitting everything into as small an enclosure as could manage. I think I should have made the entire face an etch. I thought having the outlines as a crisp score would look good, but the hot spots at the start/stop points are pretty noticeable. The face is a second layer, so I can easily replace it if it ends up bugging me enough. It is just cheap unfinished 1/8" Baltic Birch. I might further finish it out with veneer on the sides and back or I might just leave it very DIY looking.
Both my kids love it and wanted to claim it as their own, but this is the first project I think I might just keep for myself!