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Picture of The Altoids Tin iPod Speaker/Case!

So my friend pulled out his fancy new touchscreen iPod nano and went to the radio function to listen to some sports game.  He checked his pocket and was dissapointed when he found out he had no earbuds, so now he couldn't check the score.  The solution for this would be to build a small, affordable, easy to build speaker system for any iPod or mp3 player without a built in speaker.  The materials are pretty easy to get if you don't already have them, and it is so simple to build that I would highly recommend this project for kids and students.  I hope you enjoy making your iPod speaker!

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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
You will need...

* Felt
* An altoids tin
* An old pair of headphone or earbuds
* a mini speaker from a Hallmark singing card

Tools

* Hot Glue Gun (with glue)
* An awl
* A Hammer
* Soldering iron with solder (optional)
* Tin Snips
* Pliers
 
This is really cool!
tdorrough2 years ago
Where can all the materials be found?
ivanjacob3 years ago
add an amp please
DoctorDv (author)  ivanjacob3 years ago
I'm new to audio projects, but if you can explain to me how to make an amp, I would gladly attempt it. Also, what would an amp do to improve my speaker? Thanks!

-Doctordv
Yes. An amp would be a great addition to this project. An amplifier will allow a larger speaker to be hooked up to your iPod with out damaging it. So instead of a hallmark speaker, you can take a speaker out of an old boombox and use it.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargable-pocket-sized-amplifier/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simple-Audio-Amplifier/


Michael
DoctorDv (author)  Michael_Bell3 years ago
Thanks, maybe I could do this sometime, but as for right now, I would like to keep my speaker inside of an altoids tin. If I added an amp to my hallmark speaker, would it make the music louder? If so, how could I make one? Thanks!
-Doctordv
bwrussell3 years ago
Glad this worked out, it looks good.