Water Bottle Ipod Speaker




A speaker made out of a mini water bottle for your ipod. Simple to do!

I came up with this Idea when I was fooling around....
I wanted to find a case for a speaker I had to use with my ipod and lol it fit into a cut water bottle.....what a coincidence

Oh and this is my first instructable

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Step 1: Get a Water Bottle

I used a water bottle similar to the one in the pic because its easy to cut and stuff....

Take a big scissor thing and cut it right where the paper ends on the bottle near the cap so like this in the picture for some raeson I cant do image notes so maybe 3 inches down

Step 2: Get Speaker

I used a 0.05 watt speaker I think so it should all be around the same size if I am correct. Take the speaker and make sure the wires connected to it were off.

Step 3: Get Headphones and Cut and Strip Them

As said in the title get some old crappy headphones and cut right around where the 2 wires split....

Strip the wires about a centimeter down

Step 4: Drill Hole in Cap of Water Bottle and Put Wire Through

Once again, as said in title drill a hole throught he bottle and put the stripped wire through

Step 5: Put Speaker in and Solder the Wires On

Try both wires to see which one is postive and which one is negative (obviously have it connected to your ipod so you can test it lol)

Once your sure you have it all ready solder it

Step 6: Finish Up!

Ok your almost done. Just take a hot glue gun and put some dabs of glue to make the speaker stick to the bottle

And your done! Yay! Please give me teh commentz

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    metric makes sense bacause it is based on the human number system (10). imperial is based on generalisations and inacuraccies

    100cm = 1 metre
    1000m = 1 km

    1 foot = 12 inches?
    1 mile = 5279.98687664042 feet?


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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    12 inches = 1 foot
    3 feet = 1 yard
    1760 yards = 1 mile

    you can't forget the yard, it ties it all together so nicely.

    "My car gets 40 rods to the hogs head and that's the way I like it" Grandpa Simpson


    We are just dumb because we feel that we're cooler than everyone and that we need our own system. Metric is so much better. The only reason we don't convert is because of money. It would take millions of dollars to change all of the street signs, car speedometers, and everything else in english measurements to metric.


    9 years ago on Step 6

    I tried it and didn`t work...
    I think its not possible to power a speaker that big with the small power from the ipod...


    10 years ago on Introduction

    what you discribed does not measure its accuracy it measures its usuabilty for common people. i dont dislike metric, in fact i live in canada and we use it all the time. i say km/h but i also say that im 150 lbs. but it is easier to say 1/2 inch or 3/32" than saying 0.079375 cm. Imperial is definitly not user friendly but at an engineering stand point is is easier to use. IMO.... sorry if i offended you in anyway. :D


    10 years ago on Introduction

    depending on how large your speaker is you may want to put a hole in the top of the water bottle so the speaker does not create a vacuum as is moves in and out.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    hm... be careful with that. an ipod is used to amplifying to headphones, most likely 32 ohms. not a speaker, around 8 ohms. you might blow out somthing. but you probably dont have to worry that much. great idea.

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    Tool Using Animal

    12 years ago

    alas my dear sipertofu, it is de rigeur to flame anyone who says " oh and btw this is my first instructable so no flaming " So you've fulfilled your own prophecy. I would say, don't throw away the ear buds, you can use one as a microphone on another project, or atleast strip the super magnets out of them.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    I did something similar to this only i used a bike bottle and this way i was able to have some semi decent sounds whilst riding my bike. I put a speaker in the lid and a speaker in the bottom. Ipod sat inside and the entire thing was completely water proof. Of course i thought of making an instructable ... after i had completed it :( Good work though :)