Introduction: Bluetooth Retro Yard Sound

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I wanted some groovy speakers for my yard. And they are Bluetooth.

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I found these drive in speakers on ebay.

Step 2: Post

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I harvested an old floor lamp base and removed the old wiring. The based had everything I needed. A weighted base and hollow post. Then painted it to match the galvanized color and texture of the speakers.

Step 3: Wiring

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I soldered standard speaker connectors to the speakers. At this point I was not sure how I was going to plug them into a source. These connectors gave me flexibility.

Step 4: Hanger

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Figuring out how I was going to hang them was the biggest puzzle. I wanted something that would be weather tight because I will be leaving these outside. I ended up using a plastic electrical box. It was originally blue but I painted it to match and added a metal bracket to the top.

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The wiring is hidden down the tube.

Step 6: Bluetooth

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I found a Bluetooth receiver online that I can just plug directly into the speakers.

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The sound is great. Now I need a projector so I can watch movies in the yard.


amandagrrl (author)2014-08-10

Fantastic! What a great way to give your backyard hangout a sweet summer soundtrack!

incognito0288 (author)2014-07-21

Love this. . brings back memory's. ..

Those speakers are so cool looking! They remind me of speakers from an old timey drive in movie!

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