Homebrew Turntable

An open-source, 3d-printable record player

Uniquely Designed

I liked the idea of a modern-looking turntable with a floating platter, and set out to design one myself. I had nice piece of tulip wood from an old jewelry box that had fallen into disrepair.

The project used a low-end Jensen JTA 230 as a starting point- a known template with dimensions and parts known to work and easy to find.

The only original parts:

  • Motor
  • Stylus
  • Rubber band

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3D Printable Parts

The record player was designed in Autodesk Fusion 360 and printed on an Ultimaker 2. The platter and legs require a fairly large build area, and just fit on the Ultimaker's 22.3cm x 22.3cm build plate.

The STL files are available for download on Thingiverse.


The electronics that control the motor speed and turntable pre-amplifier were designed in Eagle cad. The PCB is mounted beneath the body.

It uses a LM386 amplifier, a common and easy-to-use op-amp. The board uses all through-hole parts for easy soldering.


The schematics are available on GitHub.

Want to build one?

It's still a work-in-progress, so feel free to reach out if you'd like some help or want to get involved.

Want to buy one?

Intersted in 3d design, electronics, or printing services?

Let me know!