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If you have created or purchased a small MP3 amplifier and need a sweet enclosure for it, a repurposed tin might be just the thing. Follow this instr...
A perfect tin may have come with cookies or kerosene in it. You may find one on eBay or in an antique shop. I got mine in the local thrift shop.
Once a speaker is selected that will fit in the tin, create a template of the speaker to transfer onto the tin. Trace around the speaker and then cut...
Measure and mark the tin as needed to locate the template, then tape the template in place. Use a marker to trace the cut location on the tin
Use a drill to place a hole at each corner. Next use a large kitchen knife in one of the holes to drive down and cut the tin. Use the knife in this ...
Use a file to clean up the burrs left over from the cutting. This will remove loose material, but the edge will remain razor sharp. Line the speaker...
Get some clear tubing such as is used on oxygen masks. Cut just enough to go around the hole. Mark a straight line on the tubing and then slit it op...
Locate some mesh wire that is suitable for a speaker grille. Cut out a piece that overlaps the hole on all sides then bend all loose ends 90 degrees ...
Carefully place the mesh into the pre drilled holes, start at one end and work around. Whenever an area is seated nicely, bend the wires over on the ...
Once the desires fasteners are collected, mount the speaker. One trick to get it done more easily is to tape the nuts onto the speaker. There is no ...
Loosely stuff batting in behind the speaker to dampen the sound waves inside the box. This will have a significant impact on sound quality.
Almost any good idea will suffice, I cut the top off a square medicine bottle that can hold two 9 volts (one spare). I used double back tape to affix...
Once the amp is wired to the speaker and plugged into the power source, plug in the MP3 player and close the lid. The result should sound great!! I h...
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