(Last Updated On: February 6, 2020)

Do you have a 3D printer? Do you have an IKEA Frekvens speaker? If you answer “yes” to these two then these free 3D printing files are for you.

Some of the stylish accessory designs offered to match Frekvens speakers and other items. (From Teenage Engineering)
Some of the stylish accessory designs offered to match Frekvens speakers and other items. (From Teenage Engineering)

Teenage Engineering is giving out free 3D printing files for accessories that are perfect add-ons to the recently launched Ikea Frekvens line of speakers and home items.

On its site, Teenage Engineering features 13 colorful designs to stimulate your creativity, including handles, wheels, cupholders, penholders, to make the speakers even more portable and party-friendly. Meanwhile, other hacks let you add “chicken legs” to turn your speaker into a rooster while others add to your speakers a little cannon with wheels.

Color Styling and Assembly

The 3D files allow customers to create their own Ikea hacks with their own preferred colors and materials. But if matching colors isn’t your strength, you can get filament color suggestions from Teenage Engineering.

Some accessories, like the handle need to be assembled from two parts or more. When assembling, you may need to use additional screws. Some parts need to be forced together using a little pressure or a rubber mallet but no glue is required.

The Pop-Style Fun in Frekvens

Some of the stylish accessory designs offered to match Frekvens speakers and other items. (From Teenage Engineering)
Some of the stylish accessory designs offered to match Frekvens speakers and other items. (From Teenage Engineering)

Frekvens means “frequency” in Swedish. The brand, a joint collaboration by IKEA and Teenage Engineering, offers a range of quirky Bluetooth speakers and other stylish products.

The partnership was revealed as early as June 2017 but their products went on sale at IKEA stores only this year.

The speakers, which range from $149 for a subwoofer model to a $69 model and a $19.99 portable option, are compatible with all of Teenage Engineering’s synths.

The Frekvens range, driven by the motto to help you put on a cool house party, includes other accessories like LED light panels that react to sound, a speaker base with light, and reflective raincoats.

Ikea sells a separate set of accessories at $17, coming with LED spotlights. But Teenage Engineering hopes that the free 3D CAD files will inspire customers to come up with their own Ikea hacks.

Teenage Engineering CEO Jesper Kouthoofd said:

“We want this to work as a starting point for people that are interested in 3D printing their own tools… Perhaps some people will get inspired to improve our designs and then will go on to do their own.”