Create a Portable iPod Speaker Out of a '50s Radio
Portable iPod speakers are great to have in the Summer. It's so nice to be able to easily bring your favorite tunes along on an impromptu picnic. This DIY shows you how to take a 1950s radio and turn it into a portable iPod speaker.
Instructables user Sladek shows us how to create an iPod speaker out of a 1950s radio he picked up for about $4.
To make this project, in addition to the antique radio, you will need, a 6.5" speaker, 180w amplifier, 12V SLA battery, 1.3Ah battery, cigarette lighter, a Missile-style switch, a short length of speaker cable, mono 3.5mm couple and 2 3.5mm jack-jack cables. This list does no include the bolts, washers, screws, or wood scraps that are needed. The total cost of everything was around $87- $100.