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Step 5: Listen and Enjoy, Additional Concepts


Personally I like to do the standing up method as seen in the first photo, since the jack can move freely I just stick my mp3 player next to it. Mine are quite loud, decent enough to hear from one room to the next, I've yet to test it in loud/public areas though but I will update later when I get my new mp3 player next month. As far as sucking battery life, I haven't really noticed any difference to say, using a pair of headphones.

Some additional concepts I was thinking about earlier are here:
- Fold open speakers, speakers facing inward and open up to listen to.
- Permanent jack attached to some part of the tin. I have a long type mp3 player with the jack at one end, so if I put the jack sticking out of the back the mp3 player could act like a stand. Alternatively I could put it on the side and achieve a similar affect with a right angle jack like the one I used.

Most of the ideas here were discarded because they weren't as feasible or appealing. I wanted a retractable jack and the speakers needed longer wires to fold open properly. Perhaps one of these designs might be better suited for whichever tin or jacks you use.
 
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Aznhick5 years ago
About your inward facing speakers where you listen with the case open, the plastic piece could be used to hold the music player in place if its one of those small ones. I have an idea with my ipod shuffle for this (i got one for free off some free offer somewhere).
Gonazar (author)  Aznhick5 years ago
yeah that could probably work if it's thin enough, there's only about a 1/4 inch of space and it down on the sides too.
cd415 years ago
thats cool you gave mne a good idea for speaker now if only i could find that old radio