Introduction: Jerrycan Speakers
Jerrycans are beautiful. Their shape is functional and iconic.
With the price of the fuel being so high, you can't afford to have a leak in your container. If it's the case, here is a simple idea that could interest you. Walking home a few days ago, I found an old set of speakers in my neighboor's trash can. (You know, these brown boxes that nobody uses anymore because today's technology offers much better sound quality.) I didn't know if they worked but I still took them. I smashed the case with a hammer (NOT the best way to get inside), and I unscrewed the speakers from the box.
Warning for music purists: The sound coming out from these speakers won't be HD quality... Jerrycans sound like Jerrycans. It's more a kind of party accessory.
Step 1: Get the Stuff
YOU WILL NEED :
- A pair of stereo speakers
- Speaker wires
- 8 screws (the type will depend of the speakers you've got
- 2 EMPTY AND CLEAN Jerrycans (or similar objects)
- Polyester fill
Step 2: Find Speakers
Once you found old speakers, get inside the box to remove the parts you need. Try not to brake the membrane.
Step 3: Mesure
Find the diameter of the speakers' inner part. Use a caliper
Step 4: Trace a Circle
You can use a pair of compasses or make a paper template to trace the exact diameter on the Jerrycan's body. Use a big black marker.
Step 5: Drill
Make a hole large enough to let your cutting tool go trough the plastic
Step 6: Cut
Use a jigsaw to cut a hole in the can. Follow the circle traced on step 3. Make sure the hole is smaller than the overall speaker's diameter.
Step 7: Mark
Place the speaker in the hole and mark the screw holes with the tip of a drill or a pen
Step 8: Screw Holes
Use a drill to prepare holes for the screws. The drill diameter should be about 7/64 inch.
Step 9: Pass the Wires
Use the air holes on top of the can to pass the coper wires trough the can.
Step 10: Wire
Sincerely, I can't help you much on how to connect the speakers together. I only followed my instinct and it worked. Some Instructables projects explain how to do it properly. Here's a link :
Step 11: Fill
Use polyester fill to insulate the can to limit vibrations.
Step 12: Screw Them
Just screw the speakers onto the Jerrycan.
Step 13: Plug
Plug the speakers to an amplifier and put some music on.
Try some classics like :
The DOORS - Light my fire
Daddy Yanke - Gazolina
Hendrix - Fire