Floating Water Proof Speakers

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Introduction: Floating Water Proof Speakers

About: Taking things apart and finding new ways to put them together. Canoeing , hiking, and just being out in nature. Beer!

Was planning a canoe trip with some friends when I stumbled on another instructable of water proof speakers that float. Seemed easy enough to do so I decided to give it a go. I don't eat that much ketchup, so I went with the container I had lying around, a Dutch Boy paint bucket. I used an old pair of Phillips amplified computer speakers for the sound, and used a Zip-lock baggie to water proof the hole for the speaker.

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    21 Discussions

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    namrac
    namrac

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    The speakers I used had an amp which used three AAA batteries. They lasted the whole three day trip with lots of play.

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    Led Man
    Led Man

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    yo man that is actualy pretty cool, smart, and use full. im going to go and make one now. would a large coffee can work also?

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    saingworth
    saingworth

    9 years ago on Introduction

    this is such an awesome idea!!!!
    is there a way to make it work for surfing?

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    mcmahanly
    mcmahanly

    9 years ago on Introduction

    NICE! i'll be making one of these too! I'm wondering if you meant Alton, Missouri (MO) and not Alton, Michigan (MI). I've floated that river many a time! i live in springfield. we need more diy-ers like you!

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    stratisfire
    stratisfire

    9 years ago on Introduction

    pretty cool. i made these for work for the people who do the dishes lol

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    jaybo2099
    jaybo2099

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Used kitty litter for ballast?!?!? As in straight from the litter box?

    Ok, I'm all for recycling, reusing, and re-purposing items, but a bag full of poop and dirt is where I draw the line. LOL!

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    namrac
    namrac

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    As in straight from the Tidy cat container, brand new never before used. My cat became an outside cat and I have had this new container of litter for almost a year before coming up with this use for it.

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    Retro Correct

    Did I miss something? Are these speakers water proof, or does it just not matter if they get wet?

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    leggomylegoeggo
    leggomylegoeggo

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I believe the ziplock baggies are stretched over the speaker, then glued down to from a seal.

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    namrac
    namrac

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You are correct. The epoxy didn't like to stick to the baggie so I doubled up on the silicone. Also the speaker grilles being screwed on helps hold the seal as well.

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    Retro Correct
    Retro Correct

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I thought that it might be something like that. I wish there was a more elegant solution...

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    leggomylegoeggo
    leggomylegoeggo

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm sure there is one, but so far that's the simplest and most effective way found.

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    CaseyCase
    CaseyCase

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting reuse. I like to use these paint cans for geocaching containers.

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    crapflinger
    crapflinger

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i like how you get a handle when you use the paint can. it would be neat to get a really cheap MP3 player and build it into the contraption as well, since the thing you're probably connecting to said speakers is not waterproof or cheap