Intro: In-Bed Speakers
I like listening to music. I like to lay in bed. Combine the two and then I like to listen to music in bed.
This is a simple project that I did. It uses two old computer speakers and some wood. It can be made in an hour or so.
Step 1: Materials
This is a very simple project that uses only o couple of materials.
Pair of old speakers-Try to find amplified ones.
Scrap wood-Make sure it doesn't have any dings or dents.
Screws-To hold the speakers in.
Step 2: Cut Wood
Measure your piece of wood to the length you want it. I made mine so it could fit in the headboard of my bed.
After the wood is measured, cut off the piece you want.
Step 3: Dissamble Speakers
This step will vary widly depending on your speakers. Just take them apart without destroying them.
Mine had four screws on the back of each one, and two holding the speakers in.
You might have to desolder a few connections to get the circuit board out. Do this and remember where the wires go. In this case, I desoldered the wires going in and the battery wires. I also removed the power led.
Step 4: Drill Speaker Holes
This part is fairly simple. Find a hole saw the size of the speaker cone. You want to leave enought wood to screw the speakers back in.
Then drill the holes in the wood in the desired locations.
Step 5: Prepare Speakers
In this step, we will prepare the speakers for mounting.
First, desolder the wires to the speakers, taking note of the connections.
Then, feed the wires through the hole and resolder them to the speaker. You may not have to desolder them if you can get the circuit board throught the hole.
Step 6: Mounting Speakers
Now take a couple screws and screw the speaker into the wood.
Step 7: Testing
Now hook your speakers up to a power source and plug in your MP3 player or iPod. Pick your favorite song and play it. If you get sound, you're good to go. If not, check your connections. Are the speakers hooked up correctly?
Step 8: Finishing Up
Now all we need to do is mount the circuit board to the back of the wood. Use some hot glue and apply a generous amount.
Step 9: Done!
There, now you have your own in-bed or bedside speakers. Watch the video to see the results.