A Bit Off of the Beaten Path: DIY Gramophone

Gramophone with LP record playing

Spinning Tunes

This caught my eye while flipping through my RSS feeds. While not terribly practical it is a fun looking project for the vintage audio folks amongst us. Basically it’s a cool deco looking base and platter  made of plywood with a folded paper horn. It a passive design and only uses electricity (battery or AC) to spin the platter.

Take a look at the Design Taxi site for more details.

I’m not sure you could do scratching while imitating your favorite DJ but it would be nifty conversation piece.

Plywood and paper pieces of gramophone kit unassembled.

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