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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.
 
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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
                   A antenna
                   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                
hacourt1 year ago
Pig ugly and totally excellent. Love it.
trailleadr4 years ago
I love the antenna, but you couldn't put more polish on this? Think..."Presentation"  :)

Otherwise very cool.
Agreed. No offence, I admire the phantasy and the building, but That does not like something I wanted to have in my Room. I rather have No stereo and an Old como :)
Good Idea, though :D
digimancer4 years ago
 Power antenna.. lol awesome. You should paint the inside chassis of the case gunmetal and black and put a plexiglass view panel so you can see this... Throw some wire mesh over that hole in the back and punk this thing out. 
Does the radio have FM/FM2/AM/CD/INPUT1 and INPUT2?
scojanp (author)  shoyru_master_114 years ago
Hello, Yes the stereo has FM,FM2,AM,CD, and the inputs and they all work. If you do not need FM or AM you do not need to attach a antenna,but i like listening to the baseball games so the radio was a must.
dwhdad4 years ago
I love this idea, thanks for sharing. The power antenna is an inspired touch.