Music and DIY ethos have always had a pretty close relationship. We’ve seen people make their own vinyl records through lathe cuts, or laser printing, but a DIY turntable kit is a fairly unique concept.
Spinbox is a revolutionary flatpack turntable that includes all the components to put together yourself, including an amp and a couple of speakers. It’s powered by micro-USB and can be used with most phone chargers and portable chargers. The box that all the components are packaged in is repurposed to slot together and become part of the final product. It’s made of high quality, water-resistant cardboard (the same used to package Apple products). In theory, assembly should be pretty straightforward, with the makers putting an estimate of 18 mins to put it all together.
Spinbox can play 7 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch records and easily switches between 33, 45 and 78rpm. You can also plug headphones into it or your own speakers.
Those itching to get their hands on one of these DIY turntables will have to be patient. Spinbox’s DIY turntable currently exists only as a concept, with the crowdfunding campaign to soon be launched. There’s no word yet on price, when it will be available, playback quality, or whether or not you’d actually trust it with your precious records. In the meantime, check out this cool assembly demo via Spinbox’s YouTube: