My first instructable , I know there are dozens of these here, whatevs.
I wanted an easy DIY ipod speaker system for the job site.
I didn't want to order amplifires or other parts online.
Keep it simple stupid.
Build your own Portable and Rechargeable ipod boom box.
The battery lasts all day on a full charge and it sounds incredible.
The only thing I bought for this build was the soldering iron, everything else was sitting around.
Get a box. ( I used an old pine box that used to be a wine case.)
Dig those old satellite computer speakers outta the basement.
Steal the 6 x 9's from Mom's grocery getter.
While your there, snag that worthless battery booster (jump pack) from the trunk.
It would be pretty swell to have a soldering iron as well.
Clean off your table, turn on the light, grab a beer, let's go!
Step 1: Break stuff
Grab the battery jump pack. Disassemble. All we really need is the battery. I'm using a motorcycle trickle charger to recharge the battery. If you like you can pull out all the wiring and use the plug-in charger unit, if you want to get fancy you could gut the whole thing and have all the lights and buzzers. Again, be careful with the wires and connections. The reason I'm using the trickle charger instead of the plug on the unit is that I pulled wires out of the circuit board and damaged it during disassembly.