HOWTO Make A Cheap Version of Muji's CD Player

Ariel Schlesinger put together a guide on how to fabricate a cheap, homemade version of the wall-mounted CD player Nato Fukasawa designed for Muji. Per Ariel's directions, here's everything you need:
a CD-player with an access to the batteries compartment from the front (disc side),
a pair of portable speakers that have a built in amplifier,
a pull cord light switch with a cotton thread,
circle cutting knife. for nice circle cuts.
epoxy glue, cardboard glue and some wires.
Or you could buy the original for $178.
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11 Responses to HOWTO Make A Cheap Version of Muji's CD Player

  1. jerwin says:

    The holes seem a bit large.You could probably get a much nicer effect if you stretched speaker grill cloth over a suitable frame. Where’s the volume control? And the search/seek buttons? FAIL.

  2. dculberson says:

    Jerwin, I agree that some speaker grill cloth might have been a better choice than just the holes, but if you were familiar with the Muji player the rest of your questions would have been answered. The pull cord is play/pause and the other buttons are on top.

    And the “FAIL?” Lame and rude.

  3. jerwin says:

    >The pull cord is play/pause and the other buttons are on top.

    Not on the “cheap version”.

    >And the “FAIL?” Lame and rude.

    Of course it is. Personally, I’d like to see the meme die, and if it’s widely seen as “rude” or “lame”, perhaps it might.

  4. ToMajorTom says:

    What’s a CD?

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  6. dculberson says:

    So your way of trying to kill the meme is by perpetuating it? That makes my head hurt.

  7. TJ S says:


    It’s a sort of music-containment device, like a PMP, but it can usually be written to only once. Some CDs even come pre-filled with music from a specific artist. You should note that a CD cannot play music by itself, a separate player is required.

  8. ChibiR says:

    Huh, nice! The only thing that’s making me go “meh” is the “needs batteries” part. I know that using power cables would take away part of the style, but it would make it more useful in my eyes. But I guess the instructions wouldn’t change too much for power cable use, so I might give it a try someday. :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    To: TJ S

    How many TB can one such device store?

  10. theawesomerobot says:

    My house actually has a bunch of outlets at chest height, so it would be kind of cool to make a version that you can just stick right over an outlet.

  11. theawesomerobot says:

    Oh, better idea! Light switch + cheap MP3 player on random w/ removable memory + wall speaker = random music switch.

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