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$8 Main board. Professional Quality. Easy to build - plug in modules & speakers. Powerful - up to 20 Watts. Bluetooth / WiFi /  Line in
$8 Main board. Professional Quality. Easy to build - plug in modules & speakers. Powerful - up to 20 Watts. Bluetooth / WiFi / Line in
70 backers pledged $4,492 to help bring this project to life.

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BRiK DIY Wireless Speaker System - Customize It Your Way

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BRiK DIY Wireless Speakers are designed to be Affordable, Easy to build, Powerful, Customizable, and Fun.

Created by a pioneer from the vacuum tube stereo days.

BRiK Wireless Speaker In the News

Stretch Goal $30,000 - cabinet with round corners

Stretch goal unlocks round cabinet
Stretch goal unlocks round cabinet

Starting from $8 for main board only, and $18 (Early Bird) for Basic DIY Starter

* Main board + 3 Watt Amp + Bluetooth modules

Easy to Build - no soldering, just plug in

Powerful (up to 20 Watts) = to Bose, etc.

and customizable to your style.

Change the color or texture of the cabinet in seconds with stick on vinyl or wood, metal, plastic plates.  Even Lego blocks. 

Wan Tam, the visionary behind the BRiK brings decades of experience, starting from the early days when audio enthusiasts put together their own vacuum tube stereo systems.  He had started one of the earliest electronics schools in Hong Kong before closing it to emigrate to the USA. 

His desire to teach had never stopped.  The same DIY and hands-on learning spirit is behind the BRiK which combines the latest technology and professional quality components for easy plug in assembly by people of any skill level.

To make the BRiK DIY system possible, he has already used $18,000 of his own money to develop and produce the first 2 prototypes.  He has also set the Rewards pricing as close to cost as possible to make it more affordable.

Plug in speakers
Plug in speakers
Plug in modules
Plug in modules

The Brik DIY system offers the ultimate in customization; in the hardware and with endless ways to customize the solid compressed wood cabinet to make it uniquely yours.

Change colors in seconds
Change colors in seconds

Share our project & get FREE color wrap - see below

Each component - including the 3 or 20 Watt speakers and solid wood cabinet, is designed to work together to produce powerful and clear output equal to systems costing much more (Bose, etc.).

Specifications

Hardware: 

  • Main board power requirement: 15 V / 2 Amps
  • Auxiliary line in jack
  • Bluetooth module, up to 30 feet range
  • WiFi Standards: 802.11.b/g/n, up to 100 feet range
  • Power amp: 3 or 20 Watts (Yamaha Chip YDA148)
  • Stereo speakers: 3 or 20 Watts 
  • Optional rechargeable lithium battery pack (internal), up to 5 hours play

Get Free Color Wrap (see following) - 

just share our project, and then leave a public comment here with your color choice (black, gray, white, red).

10 inch W x 3 1/2 inch D x 4 inch H
10 inch W x 3 1/2 inch D x 4 inch H

Cabinet: 

Solid compressed wood with dark brown wood pattern cover can be covered with:

  • Carbon fiber or color vinyl stick on
  • Wood, metal, plastic panels 

Solid black speaker panel with cutouts for 2 speakers (2 3/4 inch each)

Rewards (40% off retail) *

* there are shipping charges because the cabinet, speakers, power supply... are heavy weight (and duty).

Full DIY Kit Shipping charges are HIGH because they based on each one over 3 pounds and via Air Mail - we make no money on it.  We promise that after the campaign is over, and we tally the final quantities, we will research for the best pricing to ship to you.  

If we find that we can find shipping for less than what you paid for, we will either refund the difference or offer you something extra in return.   

$8 Bare Basic DIY:

$8 BARE Basic DIY Main Board Only (with audio line-in and headphone output jacks).  Just add power and you listen to the line-in audio through headphones OR Add Optional Components:

A. 3 Watt Amp module + $5
B. 20 Watt Amp module + $12
C. Bluetooth module + $7
D. WiFi module + $18
E. 3 Watt speakers x Pair + $10
F. 20 Watt speakers x Pair + $13
G. AC power supply + $10

Fundraiser / School Six Packs of Full DIY Kits 20 Watts $280: 

Main board + 20 Watt Amp module + Bluetooth module. AC power supply + Pair of 20 Watt speakers + Cabinet. Options: - Upgrade to WiFi + $11 Each - Add Rechargeable lithium battery + $10 Each

Add-on's

  • Add cabinet + $20
  • Add AC power supply 15 V DC, 2 A + $10
  • Add Rechargeable lithium battery (internal) + $10

After your Reward pledge, please leave a public comment about your preference:

  • Cabinet round or square corners
  • Cabinet white or black color versus wood pattern 
  • Option for pre-installed speakers and main board 

Your feedback will help us make some important planning decisions.

Timeline

  • 12/2014 Wan Tam meets former student with factory in China - discusses idea for BRiK, and starts design
  • 2/2015 Version 1.0 created and testing begins
  • 4/2015 Version 2.0 created and testing begins
  • 6/2015 Cabinet design started
  • 7/2015 Cabinet design prototype created
  • 8/2015 Rechargeable battery option added
  • 9/2015 Kickstarter campaign planning
  • 10/2015 Kickstarter campaign begins
  • 11/2015 Kickstarter campaign completes
  • 12/2015 Backers' feedback and surveys completed
  • 1/2016 Final design and production plans made
  • 2/2016 Final molds and components order
  • 3/2016 UL, FCC, and other agencies applications
  • 4/2016 Production samples made and tests
  • 6/2016 Production starts
  • 7/2016 Shipping starts from USA and China

Why We Are On Kickstarter

We know that the Kickstarter community is passionate and vocal about technology and DIY projects.  We need to find out what the new generation’s tastes are, so we can make proper production and design decisions such as: 

  • Cabinet round or square corners
  • Cabinet white or black color versus wood pattern
  • Option for pre-installed speakers and main board 
  • Providing additional vinyl colors/patterns
  • How much power is popular
  • WiFi or Bluetooth

Mr. Wan Tam is the creator of the BRiK system.  He has set up a new company to bring the BRiK products to market, along with professional staff to run it full time. The manufacturing side will be handled by his former student's factory in China. They have been helping with the fabrication of the 2 prototypes, and cabinet.

In addition to the BRiK DIY speaker, there are other projects planned, but we would like to hear from Kickstarter members about what they would like to see next.

Risks and challenges

The expensive and time-consuming hardware designs are mostly done, with the component lists set. The cabinet design is where we will spend time going over feedback from our backers to finalize. Since we are working with reliable AC power supplies, Bluetooth and WiFi chipsets, we are confident of passing safety and other regulatory tests.

Enough time has been allocated to make sure that the BRiK systems modules and other components will be made and shipped in time. In order to save shipping time, only the USA orders will be shipped from our USA office, with the rest shipping from China directly.

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    BARE Basic DIY Main Board Only (with audio line-in and headphone output jacks)

    Choose Your Components:

    A. 3 Watt Amp module + $5
    B. 20 Watt Amp module + $12

    C. Bluetooth module + $7
    D. WiFi module + $18

    E. 3 Watt speakers x Pair + $10
    F. 20 Watt speakers x Pair + $13

    G. AC power supply + $10

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    Basic DIY Starter (Early Bird):

    Main board + 3 Watt Amp module + Bluetooth module.

    Upgrade to 20 Watts + $8
    Upgrade to WiFi + $11

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    Upgrade to 20 Watts + $8
    Upgrade to WiFi + $11

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    Basic DIY Kit (Early Bird):

    Main board + 3 Watt Amp module + Bluetooth module.

    AC power supply + Pair of 3 Watt speakers.

    Upgrade to 20 Watts module & speakers + $12
    Add cabinet + $20

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    Basic DIY Kit:

    Main board + 3 Watt Amp module + Bluetooth module.

    AC power supply + Pair of 3 Watt speakers.

    Upgrade to 20 Watts module & speaker + $12
    Add cabinet + $20

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    Full DIY Kit 20 Watts (Early Bird):

    Main board + 20 Watt Amp module + Bluetooth module.

    AC power supply + Pair of 20 Watt speakers + Cabinet.

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    - Upgrade to WiFi + $11
    - Add Rechargeable lithium battery + $10

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    Full DIY Kit 20 Watts:

    Main board + 20 Watt Amp module + Bluetooth module.

    AC power supply + Pair of 20 Watt speakers + Cabinet.

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    - Add Rechargeable lithium battery + $10

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    Six Packs - Full DIY Kit 20 Watts:

    Main board + 20 Watt Amp module + Bluetooth module.

    AC power supply + Pair of 20 Watt speakers + Cabinet.

    Options:
    - Upgrade to WiFi + $11 Each
    - Add Rechargeable lithium battery + $10 Each

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