Designing a LEGO Speaker System for IPod

Introduction: Designing a LEGO Speaker System for IPod

I made a speaker system for iPod from LEGOs and an old iPod docking station. Get tips and design ideas here.

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Step 1: Step 1-Demensions and Tricks

You need to figure out the LEGO dimensions for a speaker system (e.g.-9 studs x 12 studsx29 studs). Be sure to put alot of time into this step or it won't work. Also a trick is using long peices until you need small 1 stud peices.

Step 2: The Design and Faceplate

You might want to make a faceplate for it like using flat peices being sure not to cover the speaker. (Just like I did)

Step 3: <~The Sources~>

The sources, OK, it is the hardest part. You need a place to put a battery if it is battery operated or a power cable if it is not. I took the easy path and had the stuff bought for me. Another good thing to have for music is an iPod.

Step 4: The Ugly Rear

You need to make a rear compartment for power and input also a switch compartment. Easy? No. you really need to spend some TIME on this. Use the picture of the back as a cheat.

Step 5: Dock the S.S. IPod

You need a dock for this thing if you really want to get it going. You may want to get one of those one-peice docking stations so you don't have to spend all night rearranging it.

Step 6: Rock Out!

You might want to use it a couple times to get used to the muffled sound before you destroy it. I did this the first time and I forgot to take pics =(.

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    Argon27
    Argon27

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool project. If only my legos were color coordinated! Anyways if you are trying to show something off use the slideshow feature please. :-)