What's Next, a DIY Cardboard Record Player? Oh.

Ah, the warm, cozy crackle of recycled junk

By Evan Bleier

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31 May 2017

Other than Popular Mechanics subscriptions and Saturday afternoon trips to the mall to pick up supplies, DIYers and Hi-Fi fans perhaps haven’t had all that much in common over the years.

Now, thanks to Spinbox Global, they finally have something to share — for 20 minutes at least.

An assemble-at-home record player that comes in a cardboard box and takes two shakes of a lamb’s tail to build, the Spinbox turntable can play 7-, 10- and 12-inch records at 33 or 45rpm.

With the box serving as the turntable’s base, the five-step assembly process doesn’t require any special tools or technical knowledge and, since the amp and speakers are built-in, it basically amounts to connecting the interior components and sliding the platter on top of the player.

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Powered via the same Micro USB port that’s found on most non-Apple phones, the lightweight table’s water-resistant body is even durable enough for on-the-go DJs to do some scratching.

Pricing for the Spinbox hasn’t been announced, but the player's crowdfunding campaign is launching soon. Sign up for updates here.

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