Steampunk / Civil Defense - LED Iphone Docking Station

Introduction: Steampunk / Civil Defense - LED Iphone Docking Station

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Just a quick post of two iPhone docking station I built for my sons.  I didn't take picture through the build but I was told to post it anyway.  If you read my other projects, you can get a feel for how to get into the details.

I bought a small external speaker system for an iPhone at Radio shack for $14 USD and tore it apart to fit in a 1960s vintage Civil Defense radition level detector.  I got them on eBay cheap! like $12 each! and they even worked!

So I gutted the unit and had to grind off a lot of aluminum reinforcing gussets on the inside.  The CD box had a pen like radiation collector that was pressed onto a contact at the screw cap for resetting it after use.  So I reused that cap for the iPhone output jack for the music input to the external speaker.

I added in a small power supply for 5 vdc for the leds and a power cord.  Also made a speaker protection plate and that's it!  A perfect dormitory iPhone speaker / charger!

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    Winged Fist
    Winged Fist

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! I have an old CD helmet I found in a Cold War bomb shelter that has this same logo... I think technically this would belong to a lesser known steampunk derivative genre known as "Atompunk."