Introduction: The IPwn. (homemade Ipod Dock)
This is an instructable on how to make a supah supah awesome glowy speaker ipod dock/charger. it is relatavly easy to make, and it doesnt require a lot of wiring (if you get the right speakers).
Step 1: Materials
What you will be needin:
2 cans (empty campells tomato paste cans)
1 project box from Radio Shack
1 4xAAA battery pack from Radio Shack
1 dock adaptor for an iHome
1 old jank radio you dont mind destroying
1 on/off slider switch from Radio Shack
misc. tools and screwdrivers
Step 2: The Dock Thingy
1.) Cut a hole in the lid of the project box that the dock thingy can fit into nice and tight. glue dat mug in place.
2.) cut a hole in the dock thingy that is big enough for the headphone jack to fit through. make sure it all connects properly to the ipod and glue it securely in place.
3.) cut a hole in the back of the project box that is big enough to fit the USB cable through.
Step 3: The Spekahs.
1.) cut the bottoms off the cans. you should be able to see through them.
2.) bend the cut side inwards and glue the speakers down.
3.) have a Jones Soda
4.) remove the mesh speaker covers from your old jankey radio and cut them down to the size of the cans
5.) glue those on
Step 4: Attaching the Speakers to the Body
1.) find a sturdy object that fits the length of the speakers and the body of your iPwn.
2.) glue the speakers to the sides of the body
3.) cover your sturdy object with glue (on one side) and stick that mug on
4.) glue the speaker wires down on the back of your iPwn
5.) make sure it is sturdy, and apply more glue where needed
Step 5: The Blue Glowy-ness
Step 6: Screwing Things and Testing Yer Glow
1.) plug your ipod into your iPwn and plug the iPwn into the wall. make sure all the stuff works, and test the blue glowy-ness.
2.) if everything works, shove all the cords and the battery pack for the LEDs into the project box and screw the lid down.
Step 7: Painting Your IPwn
1.) cover neccisary places with tape.
2.) shake up your paint can
3.) paint the iPwn
(the reason i used super flat black FIRST and then sprayed it with a super glossy clear coat instead of just using gloss paint is that a.) it lookes darker and more even and b.) it sticks to the metal and plastic better.)
Step 8: Yer Finished
congtrats, you are now the proud owner of an iPwn :)