Introduction: Tupperware IPod Boombox
An Easy Cheap way to make a sweet boombox for your iPod. Uses dollar store tupperware styrofoam, and cheap speakers to make a surprisingly cool boombox/stereo.
Step 1: Get the Stuff
get a colored tupperware container that can fit your two speakers and the ipod.
get some speakers. I found some from a really old computer that didn't have an external power supply (no wall adapter). All the power is supplied via the audio-in jack. Using this type of speaker allows the stereo to be easily portable because the iPod's battery is used to power the speakers. If you're using speakers with a wall adapter for power and you want to make your stereo portable, just wire up some batteries of the wall adapter's voltage to the speakers.
My speakers have a very nice high volume and used the iPod battery very slowly. they were made by botsch (don't know where you could buy them, they came with a very old computer of mine).
I had some packaging styrofoam sitting around (I save all kinds of materials in boxes).
I used a dremel, which made it pretty easy to cute all the holes, without a dremel might be a pain but you can do it.
Step 2: Make It
position everything, plan out where the holes should go, make the holes.
I made the holes in a way to keep the speakers in place (speakers stick out the front a little bit) and then to make sure they stayed in place I mounting-taped them to the base.
I made handle holes at the top, these holes also allow you to easily insert and remove your iPod.
I made a circular hole in the front to allow iPod control while it's in the stereo.
I later made small holes at the left bottom corner and right bottom corner so that I could make a 'zip tie' hinge for the lid (so that it wouldn't pop off and let my ipod slide out the bottom)
Step 3: Add Styrofoam
I added the styrofoam so that the ipod could sit without shifting around between the two speakers. It also allows the ipod to be easily slid in and out of the stereo (the ipod's styrofoam slot lines up with the handle openings at the top).
Also, the styrofoam hides the speaker wires and make it all look nicer.
future ideas: add some batteries and put some CCFT lamps (made for computer interiors to make them glow cool colors) in there to make cool lighting effects.
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