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Its always nice to have something louder than your headphones and better quality than your lame Ipod speakers. And why would you pay $50 for mini Ihome speakers when you can do it yourself for $5! This gives you better sound quality and awesome pocket sized music!
 
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Step 1: Make it

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Go to Re-store or some place that you can get used electronics for cheap and bring your Ipod.

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Test out some speakers till you find one thats good quality and portable enough to fit in your pocket

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Get them.
Use a flathead to pry open the packaging.

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Once the packaging is completely off, find all of the wires.

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There will either be a plug or a battery pack.
Forget those for now.

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Find the input wires.
Cut them as close to the input as possible.
Separate them.

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Here's the most expensive step:
Go to radio shack and buy a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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Solder the two wires of the headphone jack to the two input wires connected to the speaker.

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Put the casing around the speaker* and skrew together.

*Make sure the jack is outside the casing**.
**You might have to cut a notch in the casing to do so.

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Plug into Ipod and listen to music on your portable pocket-sized speaker!

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Here's another more pocket sized one than that(I made this with some styrofoam to look cool).