Below is an image of our CAD model for our speaker. It is 8.5in x 8.5in and 3.2 inches deep. The thought process behind these dimensions was that we wanted it to be portable, while not miniature. We are bringing the boom box back. This also allows enough depth for most drivers that we will decide between to fit within the housing.
The materials we have chosen for our housing are mainly acrylic (for the front piece) and plastic to be thermoformed into the back casing. The reason we chose to thermoform is because it allows us to create the entire back half from a single piece of plastic using a simple mold to create our exact intended shape, and it is a lot faster than 3D printing the piece. The acrylic front allows us to shape it easily with laser cutting, and cut slots throughout the front. While the decisions we have made for these materials are mainly focused on manufacturing considerations, we are not worried about their affect on the sound. We plan to fill the inside of the casing with a foam material to reduce the sound waves reflected off of the casing itself.
Below is also an image of our intended circuit within the housing unit. This may change as we determine the driver we plan to use, but we will update this page as our design changes. We also have a list of the components and connections shown.