Introduction: NES Controller Speakers
This instructable will show you how to make small portable speakers for you ipod, using a broken cell phone and a NES controller. The speakers get about as loud as a built in ipod touch speaker, so not too loud. could be used as a pillow speaker. incase you're wondering, my ipod is a 1st gen, so it doesnt have built in speakers.
Step 1: Supplies
broken cell phone (i used an enV2)
Step 2: Open NES Controller
there are 6 screws in the back. just take them out. this is the optional part. i used a dremel to remove the extra circuit board to make more space, but its not necessary if your speakers are as small as the ones im using. just cut the wires.
Step 3: Take Apart EnV2
find the screws in the top half of the enV. theyre hidden under little rubber plugs on the side with the bigger screen. unscrew them and take off the face, which should reveal the speakers. Take the speakers out. Be careful not to ruin the speakers or wires. you only get about half an inch of wire to work with so no mistakes.
Step 4: Wiring
take the headphone jack and strip the wires. there should be 3 parts, one wire for the left side, one wire for the right side, and a ground wire, which is usually not covered in plastic, or is black.
strip the right and left wires and twist them together.
now take the speakers and strip them if necessary. they should have 2 wires each. take one wire from each, and connect them. i just used foil and hot glue. you can solder it too.
take the 2 remaining speaker wires (one from each) and connect them to the 2 headphone jack wires.
you are done with wiring :D
Step 5: Put It Into the Controller
Drill a few holes in the back for the speakers. i used a ruler for my spacing.
hot glue everything into the back of the controller, making sure everything is flat so it can close
i also glued in the jack so you can't pull it out.
Step 6: Close It Up
screw everything back into place and you are done!
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