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Portable Amplifier Speaker

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This project uses an old video game chair(if you do not know what that is it is a rocker chair that you can hook up your game system up to and the videos games audio will transfer to the chairs speakers it also works for iPods ,MP3 players ,CD players ,etc.) to amplify your iPod. It is pretty cool.
 
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Step 1: Collect Materials

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You will need: the circuit board from a video game chair and all the wires and connectors and speakers that come with it, a cracker box about the size of a ritz cracker box, an ardunio battery pack or whatever the power connector is on yours( the ardunio kind is what my power port is), 9v battery to go with the power port, soldering equipment, wire clutters, box cutter, and tape or a hot glue gun( i pictured a hotglue gun but i will use tape...sorry).That seems like a lot but it will be really simple to build.

Step 2: Prep Everything

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Shorten the speaker wires cause they could by long. Shorten them to about a foot long maybe a little shorter.then strip them to prep them for soldering. First you have to desolder the wires that you probably cut off when taking the game chair apart or to shorten the wire. Then you cut, if needed, the power jack cable down to a few inches. Then if you need to strip the ends of all the wires.

Step 3: Soldering

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Solder the corresponding wires to the pos and neg of the speakers. Then solder the 9v battery snap to the ardunio connector. If you have a different type of power jack then do the same for that.
mathesen1097 (author) 1 year ago
I am trying to find new things to work on but I have something planned for summer. Please suggest any projects.