Introduction: Transistor Radio Upgrade

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Do you have an extra transistor radio collecting dust in your closet? This will give a new life your old radio!

Step 1: Get Your Supplies.

1. transistor radio

2. larger speakers (optional)

3. scrap wood

4. glue

5. drinking straws


Step 2: Remove the Guts From the Transistor Radio.

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Step 3: Build a Wood Box.

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Your radio may be different, so take note of the size of the circuit board when building your box.

Step 4: Install the Guts in the Wood Box.

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Step 5: Install Battery Pack on the Back of the Radio.

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The original battery pack had three batteries but the larger speakers require more voltage.

Step 6: Add Larger Speakers. (optional)

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I used four inch speakers.

Step 7: Glue Drinking Straws to the Dials to Extend Them.

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Step 8: Trim Straws and Glue on Dials.

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Step 9: You're Done!!!

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Comments

Nice, I like the wooden case and the offset knobs!

Thanks!

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