For my next instructable, I plan on giving a book a voice. When I say voice, what I really mean is a set of speakers and a place to hold the iPod.
The finished pictures look similar to the before pictures. That is how I hoped it would look like. The unimpressive facade of the book throws off many unsuspecting individuals.
For this instructable I plan on using many pictures, but keep the steps down to a minimum to avoid any confusion. Don't worry, I will give you detailed instructions in the text and pictures, you do not need 40 steps to know how to cut into a book. If you are planning on attempting something similar to this project, I will advise you to look at all of the pictures along with their captions.
*as for the "world's loudest" claim, my research has not been completed, but by the looks of it, this is the worlds loudest (portable) book.... as of now.
Step 1: Materials
OK, for the materials, well... there are quite a few.
Main materials needed:
-Book - this is what you are going to be cutting into my books dimensions were 6"x9"x1.5"
-Box Cutter/X-acto knife - for cutting the books pages up
-Speakers - I purchased a $10 pair of universal speakers from Wal-Mart (probably has lead in it)
-Clamps - Hold the book's pages together so you do not mess up the pages while cutting
-Safty Glasses - For use when using the Dremel Drill to cut at the speakers
-Dremel Drill - Use to cut the speakers
-Ruler - Nice straight lines for cutting
-Pencil - For outlining and planning the cuts
Materials I had to find once I started
-Tape - hold things in place while i took measurements
-Hot Glue Gun - Hold speakers to cover
-Soldering iron / solder - Re-attach wires after they broke off speakers
-Post-it Notes - Helped determine where the holes for the speakers would go on the cover
-Patience - Can't have enough for cutting into a book hours on end
-iPod - Considering this revolves around one, you might want to get one (or an mp3 player)
-Elmer's Glue - Painting the speaker's chambers to make it a solid wall
-Paint brush - Painting the speaker's chambers with the glue
-Patience - Did I mention you need this?