Intro: BOOM "BOX" (For Any Ipod or Mp3 Player Etc. . . )
Hi everyone here is an instructable on how to make a really easy boom box using some materials you can find around your home or that you already have!
Step 1: Materials
for this project you will need :
-Speaker(s)(1 or 2)
Optional: Solder / soldering iron
Step 2: Fitting Your Speakers
Now for this i used two speakers from an old tv and a shoe box.
On your box trace an outline of your speakers and how you want to place them, then remove your speakers and make the outline smaller so that the speakers fit nice and snug.
Note: I put electrical tape around the edge where i cut the box, once again to make the speaker feel more snug.
Step 3: Connecting the Speakers to the Headphone Jack.
Now my speaker had a wire like the 1 shown below, so all i did was split that in two pieces then strip each wire.( make shure you cut the headphone speakers off and only have the wires connected to the jack)
After that when each of your wires is striped you will see two di fferent colored wires, seperate them. after if you look at your speaker you should see two little tabs sticking out , connect one color to the tab on the left ond one to the right, do the same for both speakers.
Note: when you are doing this make shure that your wires are passed through the box.
Step 4: Soldering / Taping
Now that all of that is done take the wires and tape them or solder them to the little tabs , making shure they make contact with the little tabs.
If there is existing solder on the speakers tabs make shure you do your best to try and remove it. (not manditory)
Step 5: Almost Music Time
when youre done make a hole in the top of your box to run the jack through. then hot glue the outer edges of your speakers to the box and voila your very own boom "box".
NOTE: WHEN YOU PLUG IN YOUR IPOD OR MP3 ETC. MAKE SHURE THAT IT IS NOT TO CLOSE TO THE MAGNETIC FIELD OF THE SPEAKER.
Step 6: DONE
CONGRATS YOU DID IT ENJOY!!