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Old 20th April 2007, 06:16 AM   #1
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This is my first post on here so I'm not sure if this would be the right area.

Anyway In a couple weeks some friends and I are going to float the salt river it takes about 5 hours from top to bottom and I have been trying to figure out a way to build speakers into the cooler and either connect a head unit or just use a waterproof iPod case and connect them to that.. One of my main problems in the power supply I'm not sure what to use that would last 5 hours and still be cost effective.. after all this is pretty much just a novelty item.
I would appreciate anyones ideas of thoughts.. also input from anyone who may have made one of these in the past...
I would like this to be as inexpensive as possible while still retaining as much cooler space as possible.
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Old 20th April 2007, 07:36 AM   #2
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Wait, you are going to enjoy the bounty and sounds of nature for 5 hours, and would rather try to drown it out with music?

Your ears should be stapled to your butt as punishment.


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Old 23rd April 2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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Anyone have any ideas on how to build this?
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Old 25th April 2007, 06:32 PM   #4
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You could use a car head unit connected to a 12 volt battery pack. some of these things are high capacity, should last 5 hrs no problem.
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Old 28th April 2007, 03:40 AM   #5
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Why not use a car battery? Float it in a big cooler or make a raft to hold it, a couple of old house speakers from a thrift store or yard sale, and a small 2-channel car amp. Use an RCA-1/8" cable to connect the iPod directly to the amp, and seal the iPod inside something very waterproof... poke a hole in a Tupperware container and seal the cable with generous amounts of hot glue or RTV. The amp will probably have a volume control on it if you need to adjust the volume and don't want to unseal the iPod.
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