In this Instructable I will show you how I made a old computer into a power supply and radio for the top of my tool box.
This is a work in progress and I decided to take it apart to show how I made it.
I started this project to have a reliable power supply for testing sensors on automobiles without spending alot of money. the power supply has progressed to have a car radio,speakers and a power antenna.
Please be careful to follow all precautions when working with electricity and power tools.
Step 1: Collect what you need.
I know I mentioned this in the intro but you can not be reminded enough about safety when working with power tools and electricity.
Wear eye protection when cutting and fabricating the parts for this project.and be careful when cutting and splicing the wires together from the power supply( the power supply has large capacitors that could have power in them)and check all connections before powering on the project.
Parts list: Old computer with a good power supply
A car stereo that works
2 car speakers 4x6 size
A piece of flat plastic to mount the connectors a old front panel can be used
4 connectors of your choice
Some speaker wire and some butt connectors
Tool list: A dremal tool or zip tool to cut the tin and plastic on the computer case and drilling the hole for the antenna.
A crimping tool for the cold crimps on the wires.
A needle nose pliers or some small wrenches to secure the binding posts
A phillips screwdriver to remove and replace screws