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Transformer Boom Box

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               Ever since I first watched the transformers movie, Blaster has been one of my favorite transformers.  Two years ago, I finally got a Blaster toy for Christmas (It was the remake, with Lockjaw, Eject, and Ramhorn), As soon  as I pulled him out of the twisty ties, I knew he would be the perfect transformer for some sort of modification; He had nice, large, hollow legs, plenty of space in his chest, and even a molded on/off switch on one of his legs. Upon further study, I found that the blaster mold was originally intended to be an actual radio, with a special cassette that acted as a receiver.  After learning this, I was inspired to recreate this toy, replacing the radio cassette with an earphone jack that can be plugged into almost any MP3 player

      This is not the my first transformer modification, my first is here -  http://www.instructables.com/id/Transformer-Jump-Drive/
 
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Step 2: Taking Apart Blaster

The first step is to take your Blaster apart and check out his insides.  Start by pulling out all of the center body screws. then pull off the back piece and take the legs and arms out.  Carefully place the front chest peace aside, taking care not to touch the mechanism inside as it is liable to fly apart, sending the tiny springs everywhere.  With each leg, take all the screws out and place all the parts in two separate piles, one for the right leg, and another for the left. Place the head with the front body piece
Almost makes me want to hack into my tmnt toys and mod em'
Ooh, im inspired! Soundwave mp3 player with ravager flash drive to store music!
kvnfln90002 years ago
maybe a modded cassette for the headphones with copper contacts in the slot and on the cassette?
Joe carr (author)  kvnfln90002 years ago
That's a great idea! I had a plan to try and shrink the earphone jack so that it might be possible to fit a cassette, but this is a better solution. I think I will totally incorporate this into my design
DeceptibotX2 years ago
I might actually have to use this idea. Any chance of a video of you creating this?
Joe carr (author)  DeceptibotX2 years ago
Unfortunately, I did not take any videos. But I do encourage you to attempt it. For me, it was a fun and rewarding project! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Sweet! I might have to do this my own way, though (not good at following some written instructions). Might try with Soundwave (I'm a 'Con). Seriously, good work! We need more people with that kind of ingenuity on this planet.
na ima try megatron
Really? I'd think that Blaster and Soundwave would make the most sense because they both turn into tape decks.
soundwaves not a tapedeck hes a tank :3
In Gen1, he's a tapedeck. He would transform into one and play messages when Ravage or Lasor Beak collected audio files of the Autobot plans. In Transformers : Prime, he doesn't really transform into anything (maybe a jet, can't remember) but he plays audio files.
its a tank in prime and the games
makerguyyup2 years ago
This is such a creative project - and really quite simple.

I especially like that you detailed out the steps so well with excellent pictures.

It really makes a difference between a neat instructable and a really fantastic instructable

Good Job
TheMaker8882 years ago
sick, i have that transformer..
i found it years ago at a yard sale, when i was a wee lad :)
gnome9072 years ago
This is amazing.......nice job...super impressed
monsterlego2 years ago
Ooh, cool.
isaboa2 years ago
this is AWESOME

You did a great job modding blaster without doing any damage. Just some minimal shaving

well done!