A Chocolate Can Speaker




Introduction: A Chocolate Can Speaker

In this inscrutable I will show you how to make a speaker out of a Hershey's Chocolate Syrup can.

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Step 1: Gather Your Materials and Tools

You will need:
-An empty chocolate syrup can with the yellow plastic lid.
-A speaker small enough to fit in the can(I got mine from a singing hallmark gift card.
-Wire and a headphone jack or you could use a speaker wire
-iPod or something to play on your speaker.
-Scrap cloth.

-A Wire cutter
-A wire stripper
-A drill

Step 2: Make to Holes in the Can.

Drill Holes in the top of the can. At least 10 or so should do it.

Drill One more hole in the side of the tin for the wire.

Step 3: Preparing the Wires

This step is for people who are NOT using a speaker wire. If you are using a speaker wire simply strip off 1 cm of insulation off the two ends.
Measure out two 200cm lengths of wire and strip off the ends at least 1cm of insulation at every end.
Then twist the two pieces into one length of wire.After you have done this take one end of this length of twisted wire and wire it into the speaker jack.

Step 4: The Can

Pass these wires though the hole in the side of the can and tie a knot in the end you have passed though the hole so the wires are not pulled apart.

Step 5: Wiring the Speaker

Attach the wires you have passed though the two speaker wires and cover the connections with tape. Make sure the attachments are not touching, otherwise it will not work. Place the speaker against the end of the can with the holes drilled in it.

Step 6: Pack It With Scrap Cloth

Pack the can with scrap cloth. The can should not be packed tight but packed tight enough so that the speaker doe not buzz. Note this step is essential to this project.

Step 7: Enjoy

Plug the audio jack into your music player and enjoy! Feel free to leave me comments or questions or improvements.

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    11 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Wow i did almost the exact same thing out of a coffee can, except mine was stereo. I used a pair of 3 watt speakers i got out of a set of computer speakers. one was mounted in the bottom the same way yours is. The other speaker was mounted on the top. It just so happened that the flaps sticking out of the speaker rested perfectly on the rim around the top. Then i used paper towels for insulation.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Did it sound better on the can then on the speaker plastic casing? :)


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    No, they sounded better in the plastic casing, but mine was a lot smaller. The original case was ported, and they were pretty big. I also used two speakers and combined them into one unit so theyre a lot more portable.