How To Make Homemade Speakers With A Magnet, Paper, And Copper Wire


how to make homemade speaker DIYShort Bytes: It’s amazing how one can learn new skills and make cool DIYs in no time by investing just a little effort. Here, I’ll be sharing with you an easy way to make homemade speakers with the help of copper wire, paper, and a little magnet.

Back in 1924, Chester Rice and Edward Kellogg, two researchers from General Electric patented the basic design of modern day loudspeakers. Since then, a lot has improved in terms of design and sound quality, but the basics remain the same.

In this article, I won’t be presenting you some list of the world’s costliest speakers, or telling you about their amazing quality. Instead, I’ll be showing you how to make your own homemade speakers.

It’s possible that you might have come across the concept of paper speakers. Well, if you are not so lucky, YouTuber Janet Fitts has made these speakers for you and uploaded a video to show you how it’s done.

These tiny magnetostatic speakers are made of wires bonded to a thin planar surface. This metallic coil can be made from different kind of conductive materials — copper tape, conductive fabric, stainless steel thread, or conductive fabric thread.

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While this particular version is made with the help of paper, the coils can be fused to a variety of membrane materials like vellum, paper, tissue paper, fabric etc.

In the video below, The Turtles’ old classic Happy Together is heard every time a tiny magnet is brought near the copper tape wound over the paper.

To know about the detailed process to make this paper speaker, you can visit this link on

While it might not satisfy the audiophile inside you, it’s a really cool DIY trick. Check it out below.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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