JVL: a music speaker from Javelin

JVL: a music speaker from Javelin

You will be the center of any party with a music speaker made of Javelin!

This work of musical and military art was made by a sound engineer who joined the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from the first days of the full-scale war. This speaker is charged with Victory!

And we should prepare for the celebration of our Victory in advance, because what is a holiday without music? We, Ukrainians, are a singing nation! We are a dancing nation!

So this is a real Javelin?!

The FGM-148 Javelin is an American anti-aircraft missile system designed to combat tanks, armored vehicles, and other enemy equipment. Due to its high accuracy and range, the Javelin is one of the most effective means of fighting enemy vehicles. 

This particular Javelin was used by the Ukrainian military in the course of defending the territory from Russian aggression. It was used as part of a defense and counteroffensive operation against Russian troops and their equipment in the Kharkiv area, which temporarily occupied the territory of Ukraine. This weapon is a testament to the courage and heroism of the Ukrainian military who defended their homeland from foreign aggression.

At first glance, it may seem that the empty housing for the American Javelin ATGM has no useful function. However, we managed to turn this tube into something really useful - a functional Bluetooth speaker that can be connected to a smartphone or any other Bluetooth-enabled device!

How did we do it?

The 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade "Kholodny Yar" handed us a used Javelin. Then the tube was disassembled in detail to provide access to all its components. After some research and testing, we found a way to embed a Bluetooth module and battery into the case to make the speaker wireless and easy to use (it is important to emphasize that it did not use the original charger for the FGM-148 Javelin, which excludes any possibility of military use). 

The exterior of the cabinet was covered with special paint to ensure a stylish and impressive appearance of the speaker. In addition, additional components, such as control buttons and LEDs, were added to the outer enclosure.

In general, the process of creating a Bluetooth speaker from an empty tube for the FGM-148 Javelin was complicated and time-consuming, but the result was a unique and exclusive device that can be used to enjoy music (and just imagine how nice it will be to listen to it knowing that your speaker destroyed a Katsap tank 😈).

Please support our initiative by donating to the column, and all the funds will go to support the brigade that donated this Javelin to us 🇺🇦