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Old 11-16-2013, 05:13 AM
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Default Super-Neo Woofer Build Log: DIY Home-made Neo Monster.

Alright, new to the CACO forums, got tired of seeing that "Sorry, it appears that the amount of free threads you can view has expired" or whatever message lol.

Just some basic info: This woofer can be done 100% at home with a fairly normal amount of tools, nothing crazy required.
What you will need:
-Time, and lots of it.
-Patience, even more of that.
-Strength, for working with magnets that could crush your bones and lift a car.
-Money, you will need the most of that. I'm in about $2500 deep after everything, and that doesn't include things like alt/batt/box/mdf/etc. (the point of this project was not to be cost-efficient, it was to make something crazy and new, and do it 100% myself.)

So I thought I'd post something to contribute and make it interesting, just a DIY woofer project I've been working on, started as a school project and then I went nuts with it, and the following is basically what happened:


Started out as Version-1, School Project:
















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Old 11-16-2013, 05:22 AM
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First Surround was Duct Tape, it was 3am and the project was due that day, so I didn't have time to work the bike innertube on there, it goes on later







A boy can dream, ya know?



Now I steal the 300W amp from the home surround sound woofer, and put it on mine.
UPGRADEEEE:




I also start to work the bicycle Innertube surround on there now


It ends up looking pretty legit actually.









Had to take the bottom off, was having coil-rub alignment issues lol, not too bad yeah?


Ok, maybe kinda bad haha





Here is what happens when you don't let glue set long enough

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BUTTTTTTTTTTT that's ok, because it's time for bigger and better things to come...






Start some CAD designs for custom ordering the Top and Bottom plate for the new motor








Creepin' on FedEx to bring me my DC 3.5k please. This is what I'm going to run the Neo with.




Plates Finally get here, 31 days of shipping from New Jersey lol









Ta-Da; A home made magnet separator tool







Took me all night, but I finally get them together.




First the pole magnets go on, this is where my design differs from all other conventional woofers, instead of a steel core.




The tool also helps to align the magnets



Starting the pole attachment process, this is the most dangerous part if I had to rate 1 step out of them all. Especially the more you get on there, the more difficult getting the next one on is.




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Fast forward a few weeks later, a broken pinky, some ingenuity, and boombopbadabingpow, they're all on there.



It's a tight fit, not even the thin sheet plastic shim fits.



Coil rub? Here I come



Start drawing up a cut-out for the holes since I have to drill them by hand.














Tap each one to fit the new grade-8 hex bolts.






Screws that came with basket vs my grade-8 hex bolts



Cut the aluminum square-rod that will act as stops when I drop the top plate on



Then band-saw the thin aluminum rod which will be the basket spacers



Over the 2-3 months of working on it the plate got pretty rusty, so I gave it a bath




Discolored it pretty bad though, so some paint was a good idea. Keep the rust out.









So, the most challenging part SO-FAR had been figuring out how to get the top plate on without it, twisting off center, smashing onto the magnets, or getting stuck to the pole magnet, and the shim was the part that was so difficult to get to work, it was too thick, and thinning it out was a real challenge until I finally used a pneumatic die grinder to thin out my ABS shim plastic.




It wasn't exactly a neat and easy job lol





Even after being that thin though, the bottom edges were slightly too thick somehow. So they ripped even though I was pulling straight upwards on them, it took about about an hour to finally cut the pieces up and bend them out from between the magnet poles.







Tight gap king lol (will probably turn out to be coil-rub king, but whatever lol)





THIS IS JUST A TEASER, THE COIL AND THE CONE WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BE THE FINAL PIECES FOR THE END-PRODUCT.



Just to give you an IDEA

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Gotta change my pants real quick. Impressive work.

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Very interesting. . That's a ton of neo... you sure it's all being put to use efficiently ?

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Define: "efficiently" lol. I mean, it's not like it's being wasted on stray flux or things like that. The whole independence in my design is that magnetic pole piece, it should make my gap retain the most perpendicular magnetic field that it possibly could.

Basically, this way, I'm at least sure that my flux is about as strong as it can possibly be given the rest of the limitations. I could probably double my gap thickness and it would still be fully saturated. I've got more than enough neo for it hahaha
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Did I see this on youtube?

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Yea I remember commenting about u selling me the motor. Lol

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nice work, looks interesting.
thanx for taking the time to document the progress and for sharing.


good luck on your journey
take care and have fun
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