Film Canister Amplifier


I’m pretty sure you’ve heard enough of tipsters about reusing and recycling empty canisters. To some, empty canisters are nothing, but to many, they are always something. Here’s another something from nothing.

At the end of this tipster, you’ll be able to amplify the sound your earphones. This is not meant to be a loud speaker or something that you can play during parties, get togethers, or any other happenings that would require loud music. You can use this while taking a shower, before going to bed, while at work, or any activity that doesn’t require loud sound.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Film canister
  • Knife
  • MP3 player (I used my iPod Classic)

First, you need to cut the bottom part of the canister making both ends hollow.

Second, cut two rectangular-shaped hole at the tip of the canister. Make sure that their positions are right across each other (for better positioning of the earphones).

Third, put the earphones in place and cover the canister. Make sure that the speakers are facing apart. Only the speakers should be inside the canister, do not include the wires.

You’re ready to play some good music!

written by superkulisap on 2012-02-13 #gear #tutorials #music #tipster #development #canister #earphones #speaker #sound #amplifier #film-processing


  1. renenob
    renenob ·

    Damn! Genius!

  2. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    super talaga @superkulisap! astig! =)

  3. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Hahaha that's so creative!

  4. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Super creative! Haha!

  5. michpusa
    michpusa ·

    I tried it as soon as I read this hahaha. Well done :)

  6. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    Thanks @natalieerachel @michpusa :)

  7. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    @renenob @bylcuenca @gelibee salamat mga kapatid!

  8. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Haha yeah! Nagpanic pa si @michpusa!

  9. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    @gelibee pinay pala si @michpusa nagalangan ako tagalugin hehe

  10. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Henyo! hahaha!

  11. thethingamajig
    thethingamajig ·

    ginagawa ko ngayon :))

  12. pinkpix
    pinkpix ·

    Would have been completely oldskool if you would've used your walkman :D

  13. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    @pinkpix oh yes definitely! The problem is, my walkman's broken since late 90's =(

  14. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Haha, must try it with my old discman (who remembers discmans anyway?) :D

  15. i_am_bad_news_in_the_best_way
    i_am_bad_news_in_the_best_way ·

    I tried, I'm dissapointed, the sound is not louder.

  16. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    hello @i_am_bad_news_in_the_best_way thanks for trying this out and sorry if you're disappointed :)
    There are lots of factors why the sound was not in any way louder. Could be the volume of your player, earphones, ambience, etc., Cheers!

  17. ikia2034
    ikia2034 ·

    That's awesome!

  18. kokocat
    kokocat ·

    i tried it but it didnt really work out the way i thought it would...maybe my canister was bad ?

  19. flashstalker
    flashstalker ·


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