I wanted to create an innovative way to reuse a water bottle and I needed a set of portable speakers for my ipod so it seemed like a marriage made in heaven. In this instructable I will walk you through how to build a set of Water Bottle Mobile Speakers that easily fit into any cup holder, backpack, or bottle holder on your bike to help take your tunes on the go. It is my first instructable so any commentary and or suggestions are welcome.
-one water bottle (arrowhead brand in this case)
-portable speakers purchased from CVS for $14.95 (had a set from before but these fell out of my backpack when i was riding my bike breaking the plastic, so I needed a new case anyways)
-8 x 1 inches of Velcro
-8 x 1 inches of Aluminum sheet metal
-2 regular playdough container tops (PLAY-DOH brand in this case)
-cord from cheap earphones (one that contains 4 strands of enamel wire)
-4 AAA batteries
-hot glue gun
-paint bush (optional)
Step 1: Disassembly
-take apart your portable speakers without damaging any of the electronics inside. If you have to cut a please make you sure label it to recall where it was connected.
-pull the tops off of two playdough containers
Step 2: More Disassembly:
-Place a speaker on the underside of the playdough top and mark the size, and then cut out a slightly smaller circle with the modeling knife.
-Cut down the battery holder to a small enough size that fits in the bottle with the dremel tool