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Toolbox Stereo Build

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I wanted to make something special for my brothers 40th birthday and he spends a lot of time in his shed building bikes so I thought a toolbox stereo system would be perfect. Most of the parts were sourced locally at automotive or electronic stores. Obviously the main body is a 3 drawer toolbox and the sound system is a Pioneer car stereo head unit and speakers. The power source is a basic 12v sealed led acid battery and a 1000mA charger with built in overcharge protection. The aerial is a motorised pop up version and the 5v USB charging port is an automotive product that steps the power down from 12v. I really like the particular rocker switches I used, because they have built in LED's to indicate power on and the volt meter matches well with red 7 segment LED's. I wanted an easy way to distribute power to the various components so I decided to use a fuse block as a kind of busbar and so far it seams to work well. I purchased the sound activated LED's for the base of the toolbox online. You can find them easily on Ebay or Amazon and they're not expensive. The feet are attached with T-Nut inserts mounted into the 12mm plywoood baseboard. I'm lucky enough to work in a sign shop, so I designed and printed the face of the stereo at work on self adhesive vinyl and applied it to a piece of aluminium composite panel. I then cut the various holes before using a double sided adhesive film to attach it to the MDF backing board. This was then attached to the toolbox using Rivnuts and bolts. Unfortunately, the only part of the build I didn't get on camera was the 3D printing of the speaker ports mounted at either end of the box. I've really enjoyed making this video and I have a few more projects like this in the pipeline, so hopefully I'll get some more out soon. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for watching!! Parts list: toolbox - speakers - head unit - antenna - battery - fuse box - switches - voltmeter - charger - usb socket - LED strip lights - T -Nuts - speaker ports - DC socket & plugs - terminal block - Follow me: Contact: [email protected]