Step 6: Holder

I used the Jumbo popsicle sticks and hot glue to make a holder for the iPod

You might not have an iPod, good for you, you get to be creative and make up your own!
This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!
Ok, I added a finished pic. I wanted to do some photoshop-ing. But had some computer problems.
I was wondering if you would be able to give an update to how these held up over the years, especially how they dealt with rain. I'm a touring cyclist and I would really like to be able to build something like this so I don't need to use earphones any more.
They held up "well" and were water resistant enough to use in the rain. Unfortunately I quickly scrapped them in bike accidents, as I was about 13 or 14 at the time.
Wow! That's great work for only having been 13 or 14! Thanks for the Instructable. I'll be heading to the the thrift shop soon in search of speakers.
Awesome, hey, let me know how it turns out! <br> <br>I've been considering starting a new account, since this one is a remnant of middle school, but I'll make sure to check back at some point.
Very creative.
Sweet!!!!!!!! I will use mine for skateboarding. Thanks again.
Nice idea but if anyone is thinking that it would be a good idea to cut a hole for the speakers STOP! That as you may have guessed will severely weaken the helmet even if they are tiny holes, the helmets are specially designed to be small but have a strong structure. Use your common sense and don't weaken the helmet! Have fun!
Hey dude, Ihave a question, what is the impedance of your speakers? Thanks !
I don't know, I ripped them out of thrift store junk. I don't even know what impedance is. Sorry I can't help any more than that. I didn't do a lot of worrying about the compliance with my music player because the speakers came with a 3.5 mm headphone jack already attached.
LoL, theres no problem dude, i've been in troubles makin' my own powerless speakers, i have an itouch and i wanna make those powerless speakers. well thanks anyway. see ya
they are 8 ohms as can be seen in one of the photos.
I've experimented with wall socket powered speakers. although they weren't mounted on my bike, the idea is the same. They have an internal power supply built around a transformer, four diodes, and a capacitor. I find it easiest to find the equivalant voltage of this power supply in batteries, and connect them in place of the transformer. it will work and be nicely amplified.
actually, this instructable inspired me to repair the power pack I was using and stick the amp along with a pair of car speakers onto my bike...
awsome like it lots gonna ask my ma if she threw out he old computer speakers

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