What is it : A Solar Powered 2.0 (upgradable) stereo system in the powerful and intimidating shell of a tank!
Why : I play for my schools ultimate frisbee team and we are away most weekend at tournaments, our tournaments start in the early hours of the day and don't stop
until early evening. Soo last year over winter break I began work on what would become the MusicTank .
Portable music for your outdoors sports team!
Make an entry at the next BBQ or block party!
Bring your music with you to any outdoor activity!
Step 1: Materials
-2 X 3 s
-1 X 3 Furrowing Strips, 10'
-3/4" Plywood, 2 sheets
-Box of ten penny nails
-Liquid Nails multi-purpose heavy duty adhesive (Lots! I used this to combat the friction and shock of driving the tank off-road)
Set of Radio Flyer wagon wheels
-Metal T Supports
-Metal Frame Supports:
Flat (x 8)
90 degree (x 8)
-2" x 3" Metal Hinges (x 4)
-Front and Back wheels from a Radio Flyer wagon*
8 Ohm speakers (for quality of sound, could be better if your wallet allows)
Small 12v DC 40-60watt Amplifier Must be compatible with speakers
i.e. if you hook up a 4 Ohm system to 8 Ohm speakers your gonna have a bad time ( there are many out there but an important thing to remember is stock car stereos run off of 12 v car batteries and tend to have a higher quality of sound for price if you can find one)
12v-24v Solar Regulator
12v Battery at least 18Ah
Solar Panel-----> the one I used is 15v at 4.8 watts but any panel that is designed to trickle charge a car battery will be fine. The more powerful the panel, the more the load is dependent on it; and therefore less dependent on the battery, this allows for faster and more efficient charging of the circuit
This is the exact one I used in the Mk. II Music Tank it fit the trunk of the tank perfectly