Introduction: Man's Picnic Basket

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My son and I decided to make the ultimate Man's Picnic Basket. We took the basic components for a picnic; Picnic Basket, Ziploc containers, Picnic Blanket, and a little something extra... A custom made 2.1 HiFi stereo sound system for the music device.;=youtube_gdata_player

Step 1: Parts

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Picnic Basket and Blanket
Ziploc Containers
Small Amplifier (2.1 HiFi Stereo)
Power Supply
Mounting hardware
Wire and Soldering tools

Step 2: Mounting Speakers

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Lay out the speakers on the lids of the containers.
Mark your mounting holes and I used a drain plate to make the holes for the sound ports. I used my drill to make them.

Step 3: Amplifier Placement

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I mounted the amp on top of the base speaker to protect it.
Made all the wire connections then connected the power supply and music device

Step 4: Louisiana Gumbo

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I made some Louisiana Gumbo and enjoyed my picnic with incredible sound. The Ziploc containers really improve the sound quality.

Step 5: New Battery Install

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I purchased a smaller and thinner battery so all items now fit inside. I also repurposed a 12v 2amp wall adapter to have other power source and charger.


audreyobscura (author)2013-10-07

I have the same picnic basket! How cool. Will you post your pictures once you add your battery array?

I added a smaller and thinner battery. It all fits inside now.

You bet. The 2 6v batteries, I have, are too big. I will probably visit Batteries Plus to find something smaller. It may be a while. I am glad you like the instructible

devantodd (author)2013-10-06

That's awesome. Think I might do this

palombo5050 (author)devantodd2013-10-07

Thank you

devantodd (author)2013-10-06

What did you use for power supply

palombo5050 (author)devantodd2013-10-06

Currently it is a 12v 2A wall plug. I will be installing 2 6v batteries and wire it in series. I was just throwing it together to show my son the sound difference with closed system versus open. The base really makes a difference.

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