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erco
09-08-2011, 02:38 AM
First Radio Shack went DIY, Heathkit's back, now Pringles is jumping on the DIY open source movement: http://www.pringles.com/en-US/Assets/pdf/Summer-Speakers.pdf

Buy Pringles, mail in your receipt, and get a speaker to snap onto one of your empty Pringles cans for a real hi-fi experience.

What's next from the grocery store? A Basic SPAMp?

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-08-2011, 02:44 AM
Hi-fi experience? I'm surprised they're not capitalizing on the wi-fi experience instead:


http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-a-wifi-antenna-out-of-a-pringles-can-nb/

-Phil

erco
09-08-2011, 02:50 AM
DOH! Technologically one-upped by PhiPi AGAIN! Confound you, Sir! :)

Shawn Lowe
09-08-2011, 02:55 AM
Wonder how itll sound. I love pringles, so not a heavy burden to find out! ;)

erco
09-08-2011, 03:12 AM
Speaker, yagi, Hmmm. Maybe there's more to a Pringles's can than meets the eye. Lightweight, rigid, foil-lined. Could even be used structurally. Maybe part of a multiservo robot arm OBC's one-servo robot... is there a contest in the offing? Matt G? Get a licensing deal with P&G!

RonP
09-08-2011, 03:12 AM
Now that's cool gonna have to put in for that.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
09-08-2011, 03:41 AM
Ah Crap! First Electronic Communication and E-mail. Now the masses are getting into DIY...

Soon I won't even be considered "geeky" anymore. Time to find a new level.. :)

OBC

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-08-2011, 03:46 AM
OBC,

Obviously, you need one of these to set yourself apart from the DIY hoi polloi and geek pretenders:


http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?134309

And one of these cannot hurt a bit:


http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?134248

But, hey! You were doing it before it was fashionable. That counts more than anything!

-Phil

RDL2004
09-08-2011, 01:46 PM
That Pringles speaker actually looks pretty cool. It appears to be a sealed, amplified unit powered by 3 AAA (included!) batteries, has a cable with 3.5mm plug, and might be a pretty useful item to have around. Just go to YouTube and search for "pringles speaker unboxing". Next trip to the grocery I'm buying 4 Super Stack cans. Offer ends October 31, so hurry if you want one.



edit (for you lazy people): Pringles Speaker Review on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSh5qRfkMm0)

erco
09-08-2011, 03:28 PM
Bass reflex Pringles! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWC7SsGsqnY

5 speakers=cinqophonic/pentaphonic? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T4ZljIluC4&NR=1