Portable Ipod Speaker With LEDS!!!

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Introduction: Portable Ipod Speaker With LEDS!!!

the fast and easy way to make a Portable ipod speaker

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Step 1: Parts

you will need an Altoids tin, a set of head phone, leds, AAA batters,Wire,switch, and a small speaker.

Tool: soldering iron, E-tape, and glue gun

Step 2: Strip the Head Phones

Just cut them off so you can see the 2 different wires

Step 3: Make the Tin.

Step 4: The Speaker

the first thing you want to do is feed the cord through the side hole then to the speaker to be solder

Step 5: Now the Leds

first you will need about five leds in to a parallel circuit and fold then like in the picture.

Step 6: Connecting the Switch

to connecting the switch solder two wires like so then connect them to the batters (i used tape)

Step 7: Connecting the Leds

solder the 2 wires to the leds

Step 8: Put It in the Tin

Step 9: Finished!!!

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    35 Discussions

    I noticed that you show AA batteries in the picture labeled "Parts" but you title them as AAA batteries. Which did you use?

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    pancho del rancho
    pancho del rancho

    10 years ago on Step 9

    are they sound reactive btw good instructable its a 5

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    Adambowker98
    Adambowker98

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 9

    In order to make them sound reactive, you need to send the output from your iPod/MP3 player to the speaker and the LEDs.

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    ToxicHanz
    ToxicHanz

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    thank you for the ranking since this is my first instructable but not my last

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    ToxicHanz
    ToxicHanz

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Not yet but i hope i can make them soon

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    drabinowitz
    drabinowitz

    8 years ago on Introduction

    SIMPLEST SPEAKER EVER. IF I WAS A WOMAN, I WOULD ASK YOU IF I COULD HAVE YOUR BABY.

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    pancho del rancho
    pancho del rancho

    10 years ago on Step 4

    cool but do u have to solder it mine is out of gas can i use electrical tape and um i reall need this u show to red but on head phones theres always a left and right how would u distingish which

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    mistahmaxi
    mistahmaxi

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 4

    It doesn't really matter on which side you put the wire on. As long as you put all of the wires in the same circuit.

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    ToxicHanz
    ToxicHanz

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    you can use e-tape and you only need one side it does madder if its left or rigth and there are always to different colored wires.

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    Coolboyme
    Coolboyme

    10 years ago on Introduction

    i love your led idea ToxicHanz.
    well... i dont know much about electronics but still-
       I have been doing this pin and speaker thingy since the time i got my ipod nano 5g. but i think the sound's too low. is there any simple way of making it louder?

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    pickilo
    pickilo

    10 years ago on Step 1

    do i need to add the led lights in??

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    schoonovermr
    schoonovermr

    10 years ago on Introduction

    so if you went without the leds the batteries would not be needed, right?

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    izatrini4eva
    izatrini4eva

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     idk cuz they wud need 2 b powrd by sumthing..and the switch would neeed to give power to the speakers???

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    izatrini4eva
    izatrini4eva

    10 years ago on Introduction

     so its switch-battery-speaker?? and the led is wired to the _________

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    SmAsH!
    SmAsH!

    10 years ago on Introduction

    wait, so the ipod is connected to the speaker?
    bad?

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    paintsniper
    paintsniper

    10 years ago on Introduction

    hey this is pretty much my design (not saying u took it its just great minds think slike ei) exept i used flashing led circuit so they flash to the rythm of the music and its not much bigger than urs p.s ur going great keep designing and im 13 so if ur older thn me u never know wat u could do ?