Other instructables similar to this one have put speakers in an external device, in a tin under the pillow or on a pad pinned to the top. To my knowledge this is the first instructable to install the speakers in the pillow.
Also there is the added novelty of a custom made pillow case (which glows in the dark)
Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need:
- Pillow & pillow case
- Old headphones, earphones are not ideal but will do
- Female 3.5mm jack connector
- Soldering iron
- Heat-shrink tubing
- Needle and thread
- 2 part epoxy or hot glue
You may need:
- Fabrics paints
Step 2: Paint Pillow Case
I've put this first because it requires a long time to dry.
Firstly make sure your pillow case is clean and ironed. Then secure it to your work surface (with newspaper underneath, in case paint soaks through).
Then sketch out your design in pencil.
I made this 'zzz - musical notes' type design, feel free to copy it, or use your own.
You can squeeze the fabric paint straight out of the tube, but this tends to be a bit unpredictable, which lead to a large smudge :( .
After this I painted using a brush, which also allows for finer detail.
Once the black was dry I outlined my design in glow paint. You need to put this on quite thickly to see any glowing effect.
Leave your paint to dry for 24 hours then turn the case inside out and wash it to set.