Intro: Bluetooth Retro Yard Sound
I wanted some groovy speakers for my yard. And they are Bluetooth.
I found these drive in speakers on ebay.
Step 2: Post
I harvested an old floor lamp base and removed the old wiring. The based had everything I needed. A weighted base and hollow post. Then painted it to match the galvanized color and texture of the speakers.
Step 3: Wiring
I soldered standard speaker connectors to the speakers. At this point I was not sure how I was going to plug them into a source. These connectors gave me flexibility.
Step 4: Hanger
Figuring out how I was going to hang them was the biggest puzzle. I wanted something that would be weather tight because I will be leaving these outside. I ended up using a plastic electrical box. It was originally blue but I painted it to match and added a metal bracket to the top.
The wiring is hidden down the tube.
Step 6: Bluetooth
I found a Bluetooth receiver online that I can just plug directly into the speakers.
The sound is great. Now I need a projector so I can watch movies in the yard.