DIY Altmann Turntable Run with an iPod

Altmann_turntable.jpg

Some in-genius German vinyl lover, Charles Altmann, made a high performance turntable using very common and inexpensive materials called the Altmann DIY Turntable. The turntable pictured is constructed out of plywood for the plinth and base, Harley Davidson motorcycle parts for a spindle and bearing, C37 lacquered pine and a knitting needle for a unipivot tonearm and, most technologically amazing, a 2 step phase motor synched with an iPod playing an endless loop of a 50 or 60 Hz sine wave for a perfectly clocked 33 1/3 record spin.

Another tempting DIY project that is so cheap and easy I might just try it myself.

Via Make.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *