Today I got around to making my sound unit for my Tusken.
I used the Build-A-Bear method that DZ-6455 came up with. The only difference is that I used a AAA battery box instead of the AA one and I didn’t use an input jack. I just recorded the sound from my speakers. I do use the Aker Amp amp tho. This is the sound file I used. tusken16 To save it, right click and select “Save As”
Here’s how mine went together:
I started by taking the Build-A-Bear voice box apart.
I then took the AAA Battery Box apart. I bought it at Radio Shack. I used a pair of clippers to pull all the contacts out and to remove the little “walls” dividing the batteries.
Then I drilled the holes for the input jack and the voice box button. Getting the input jack to line up took some work. I had to “clean” the area where the jack sits in the box with my Dremel.
I then soldered some wire to the speaker leads and then soldered it to the jack and placed everything in the box. Be sure to put the white button, from the voice box, in first.
Secured the jack with it’s collar and closed the box. Looks great!
And plugged it into the Aker Amp for a test run. Sounds good and loud as hell. 🙂
To wear it I place the voice box in my left glove and run the cable up my sleeve to the Aker amp, which is in my Swedish Mauser Bandolier I wear as a belt.
I thank DZ-6455 for the idea. It works out great and it’s cheap to build, assuming you already have the voice amp. You can see his original thread here.
Here’s a video of it in action.
Hope you found this useful. Feel free to contact me with any questions.