Simplest Altoids Ipod Speaker





Introduction: Simplest Altoids Ipod Speaker

This is my way of making a Altoids Ipod Speaker. This was based off of someone else's Instructable.
(BTW this is my first Instructable so if you could Comment that would be great XD)

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

The Materials are...

Named on each picture!


Step 2: Step 2: Open the Headphones

Take the "ear cushions" off the headphones and then use the needle nose pliers to brake of the clip holding the head phones together.

After they are separated plug them into your ipod and make sure they still work. (which they should unless you snapped off the wire)

After that pri off the bottom of the headphone but be careful not to damage the speaker inside.

Next you want to throw away the bottom of the headphone and make suer the speakers still work. Then proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Step 3: Make the Hole in the Box!

Take your Altoids case and use a dremal rotary tool with a cutting disk and cut out a slot in the side if the case big enough for you wire to fit through.

then using electrical tape secure the sharp edges do they won't cut the wire or your fingers.

Step 4: Step 4: Put It All in the Box!!

All you need to do now is coil up the headphone cord and secure it tightly with a twist tie. then using electrical tape secure it tightly against a wall in the Altoids case.

now put in the two sspeakers with one over-lapping the other. (if you removed all the casing in on the speakers they will fit without a need to over-lap them)

finally put the headphone jack out of the slot in the box and plug it into your Ipod.

Step 5: Step 5: YOU ARE DONE

Congratulations you did it now you have your very own pocket sized Ipod speakers to-go!

this took my about 30 min but its ok if it took you longer.




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    I think a better quality picture would be nice...

    Thank you!

    What if your headphones go over the head?
    Also, if they weren't loud enough to be speakers before, how does it make it louder?

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    This was pretty much a useless project. I had some old "over the head" head phones that broke where it goes over your head, so I pulled out the speakers and put them in an Altoids case. It is just a use for a "broken" pair of headphones.

    Might want to correct the spelling of the title. Just a thought. Check this out before you do. "Most simple" is probably the way to go. Cool project, though. =)

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    i dont want to be rude or anything, but it would actually simplest.

    Thanks for telling me.

    and thanks for the lesson in humility. = )

    no problem.

    you are correct.


    Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     dude i just made this in about 10 mins...literally the coolest thing i have right now...and it works so well. I also put some holes in the top of it for good sound when its still closed... good job on this!

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     THANKS I am glad this was useful to you.

    I like this one! it's easier than the other speakers, and I can make it using stuff around the hous! thanks for posting it!

    I don't know if its intentional, but i love the title of step three (aka step one)

    i have recently made a very simple ipod charger that will fit in an altoids case but i haven't made an intractable on it yet.

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    That's a site for people who like to make things harder than they need to be.