Intro: Speaker Made From a Fossil Watch Container (for an Ipod)
Well i had an old speaker from a tape/radio so i thought i'd free it from its turquoise confinement and put it into somthing stylish!
FOSSIL WATCH CONTAINER
OLD PAIR OF HEADPHONES
HOT GLUE GUN AND DUH THE GLUE STICKS
A LITTLE CARDBOARD
SOLDER (SO U CAN CONNECT THE WIRES)
Step 1: Get a Fossil Watch
ok i know they're over-priced and from the buckle and is not at all the instructable state-of-mind because of the expense but i already had one around the house and i thought it was a neat container for a speaker .......... anyway onward toward the directions
I first drew a line around the speaker on the back-side of the lid. After that i poked a hole in the lid (large enough to fit a needle nose plyers) and i pulled it in a circular direction until it connected to the other side... i then bent the side edges inward toward the inside of the tin....... i did it with my thumb be careful not to cut yourself it is sharp (i didn't but just a warning, i dont wanna hear any sob storys)
Step 2: Pokin a Hole
poke a hole in the back near the bottom and wedge somthing into it (i used a sissors) and i twisted it until i could fit a headphone jack through it.
Step 3: The Speaker
i soldered the leads from the headphone jack to the speaker ....... then instead of cuting the long wire and resoldering it i neatly rapped the cord around the back of the speaker and secured it with hot glue........ then i cut the right size peice of card board and glued the speaker to it ........ i also added supports for around the edges, look at the picture...
Step 4: Putting the Speaker in Its Home
now all you have to do is feed the headphone jack through the hole ......... carefully set your speaker into place and you are readdy to ROCK!
if u feel that the directions weren't that good you can check out my other instructable (cardboard boombox ......... its the same concept with a different container...... anyway hope you have fun with this .........
And yes, to the people who'll be leaving comments, it would be Alot louder if it had an amp but i'm not sure what one looks like and i wouldn't know what to save when i took the stuff apart..........i really would like some help identifying what an amp looks like (one found in a radio or boombox) so if someone would send me a pic or somthing that would be helpful, if not that is fine.