|Project by thewoodmaster||posted 02-21-2015 12:28 AM||1704 views||9 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve been using a small radio out in the shop. I grew tired of having to plug my phone in to it and not being able to hear it while using tools. I have a stereo from my last truck that has bluetooth, so I thought I should use it in the shop. YouTube, being the glorious thing that it is, had a plethora of videos on how to use a computer power supply to convert the 110v to 12v and use it to power a car stereo. Since the case is made of wood, this is technically a woodworking project.
I made the box, then cut the lid off. I wrapped it in felt and used a bunch of road case hardware to make it look sweet. I put a fan in the top of the box to draw air out of the box. I’m hoping that will help minimize the dust that collects inside. There is a switch that operates this fan and one that acts as an ignition switch. That way I can turn it off without having to lose memory, just like in your car.
The wiring was the most challenging part, but this was a fun and quite satisfying project.
-- dan "insert pithy woodworking coment here"