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Step 1: Step 1: Materials
1/2 inch MDF (Board Atleast 14 x 12)
1/4 inch MDF (Board Atleast 14 x 12)
1/4 inch Clear Acrylic
5/8 inch Dowel
1/2 inch Cloth Elastic Band
Mini Rocker Switch
AAA Battery Pack
Altec Lansing IMT227 OrbitM Speaker
1/4w 62 OHM Resister
Where to Purchase the Speaker:
Step 2: Step 2: Tools
5/8 inch Drill Bit
Step 3: Step 3: Cut MDF
This is your chance to experiment with other materials, I'd love to see some of these in fine woods!
Step 4: Step 4: Cut Acrylic and MDF
Step 5: Step 5: Cut dowels, Dowel Holes and Speaker Well
Step 6: Step 6: Finalize MDF Insert
Step 7: Step 7: Wire Speaker and Lights
Included in the images is the part of the case you will need as well as what the speaker looks like. You will be wiring in parallel so that all components receive equal amounts of power. Below is website for learning how to wire in parallel.
Be sure to wire slowly and have a good understanding of how to do it before you start to solder everything. TEST, it's important. I didn't know anything about how to wire the parts together so i started by setting up one LED light, then adding a switch, then more LED lights and eventually the speaker.
Step 8: Step 8: Sand, Glue and Stain (Optional)
You are also going to want to glue the speaker to it's cap from the inside and glue the speaker plate to the bottom panel of MDF. This will secure your speaker and reduce rattling.
While the pegs hold the panels together nicely you may want to use a little glue and clamp the panels together over night. You wont have access to the inside anymore so make sure everything is strongly secured, wired and soldered inside if you do this!