Introduction: IPod Speaker Amp-thing.

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This is a cool project that will take five minutes at the most.
The best part is that if you have all the parts, you don't have to buy anything.
the project is also kind of green because it recycles two plastic cups.
I should probably add that this was from popular science march 09

Step 1: The Materials

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The materials are:
-a sharp point
-2 plastic cups
-3 toothpicks
-and, of course, two out-of-the-box iPod headphones and iPod

Step 2: Cut the Holes

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For this step, all you have to do is cut 2 holes in the bottom of one of the cups. cut the holes small, so that you can adjust to your liking.

Step 3: More Holes

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This is probable the hardest, because you can't just stick the toothpicks in. you have to stick the sets of holes relativaly close to each other

Step 4: Attach and Rock!

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Attach the 2 cups. They should fit smooth-ish together. Rotate it if the toothpicks and holes don't match up.


ALogan97 (author)2011-08-09

How much louder does this make the sound?

lleehi (author)2009-10-10

OMG they killed Kenny!  ....sorry, first thing I thought of when I saw the photo.

Can I use a paperclip heated over a flame punch the holes?  Because a diy project is always more fun with the addition of fire. 

(I know if I heat the cup too much it will melt flat cuz it's the same #6 plastic as shrinkydinks, takes seconds and makes a nice Cristmas ornament, bookmark, etc.)

Redfox888888 (author)lleehi2009-12-19

you probably could use a paper clip

IPlayGuitar (author)2009-04-27

Ah, sugar in the raw. i didnt see that until i visited washington state, lol smuggled it back to IL, lol

wingbatwu (author)2009-04-21

I'm going to try it with PLA cups

daninja (author)2009-03-20

No bionicles? No bionicles! That's aweful!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL (it was a joke. although i really do like them. :)

woken (author)2009-03-07

this was in a popular science magazine in the diy section

Mister_Caipirinha (author)2009-02-17

March 2009 issue, page 77. Um and you know the cups don't need to be red in order for this to work?

i didn't notice they were the same color, it was the only color i had.

Capt. Fat (author)2009-02-18

So... you get stuff at staples to, eh?

atombomb1945 (author)2009-02-16

Got your Popular Science this weekend too eh?

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