Introduction: Paint Can Speaker

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What does a paint can, an old speaker, and skateboard trucks have in common? They all come together to make one cool speaker. I hope to convert this to a Bluetooth speaker later on.

Step 1: Get a Paint Bucket, Remove the Label and As Much of the Paint Residue As You Can.

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Step 2: Get Your Speaker and Set It on the Bottom of the Paint Can. Then Mark the Mounting Locations.

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I got this speaker from an old RCA boombox that was going to be trashed. It's really not all that difficult to find an old speaker.

Step 3: Poke Holes All Around the Top of Your Can.

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Step 4: Remove the Extra Metal and Slide the Speaker In. Mount It With Bolts.

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Be careful, as the rim will now be VERY sharp.

Step 5: Remove the Handle.

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Step 6: Mark the Holes in the Skateboard Trucks.

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Step 7: Mount the Trucks With Bolts.

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Step 8: Drill a Hole in the Can Lid, Thread the Wire Through, and Snap on the Lid.

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Step 9: Hook It Up to Your Receiver and Rock On!

Step 10: Please Vote!

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Comments

ahmed kw (author)2015-12-23

its nice , i like it i will vote .create AUX to just attach to computer or mobile

BikeHacker (author)ahmed kw2015-12-23

Thanks for voting!!! I'll look into an AUX unit!

dpistritto (author)2015-12-17

Great job.

Was there a reason you didn't mount the speaker to the lid instead?

I just figured that way you could keep the handle to make the speaker easy to pick up and carry.

BikeHacker (author)dpistritto2015-12-18

I wanted to be able to get inside of it easily for the bluetooth conversion, and a press fit lid could potentially vibrate out.

JasperLag (author)2015-12-17

To make it bluetooth compatible, try this amplifier. You could even build it inside the can: http://m.ebay.com/itm/TDA7492P-50W-50W-Wireless-Bluetooth-4-0-Audio-Receiver-Digital-Amplifier-Board-/171789188824?nav=SEARCH

BikeHacker (author)JasperLag2015-12-17

Thanks! I'll check it out!

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