I've occasionally brought a set of computer speakers into the bathroom with me and plugged my mp3 player into them. While this is nice, it's a pain in the behind and I'm always nervous about splashing them and shorting something out.
I decided what was needed was a waterproof enclosure for the speakers and the mp3 player. I actually built this project as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend, as she loves singing in the shower even more than I do and is actually good at it. I did my best to make this look nice and professional, rather than my usual cobbled together mess of wires and circuit boards.
Just a quick warning, I don't know how waterproof this really is. I suspect it'll be safe to splash it every now and then, but I wouldn't recommend actually using it IN the shower. Nearby should be good enough.
Here's a little youtube video I cooked up for this instructable. Some of the shots are pretty dark, but I think I've figured out how to avoid that in the future. On the plus side, It does have me singing in the shower!
***UPDATE 5/5/10: If you build your own set of waterproof speaks, post some pictures in the comments and I'll send you a patch!***
Step 1: Gather Materials
- 1 pair of 9 volt computer speakers (from your local thrift store)
- 1 waterproof container that opens easily (I used a pantry storage bin from Fred Meyers)
- 1 power button of some sort (mine was harvested from an old printer)
- 1 pair of disposable rubber gloves ***dustinbikes suggests using nitrile gloves, as they don't deteriorate from chemicals as badly, and are more resistant to ripping. I suspect this would be a good way to go!
- A small amount of light fabric
- 1 9 volt battery clip
- Silicone sealant
- Hot Glue
- Wire or plastic mesh
- Some plastic to use as a frame
- About 3" of 5/16 or 1/4" dowel
- Electrical tape
- Spray paint
- Glass/tile boring bits
- Soldering Iron
- Hot glue gun
- Dremil tool
- Hand saw
- Permanent marker
- Hobby knife
- Scissors (very sharp!)