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Offline Winchester

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Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« on: April 09, 2010, 11:31 PM »
So, after being shown this thread by Warner I decided I needed to make a systainer radio.

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 11:32 PM »
Okay so here we go.


Sony Xplode 6-1/2" coax for speaker. Decent for cheap speakers.


Cut out for the JVC KD-R600 deck with Ipod control.


holes for a speaker grill.... yeah my cardboard template was quick n' dirty, so it looks like crap. However, I keep telling myself it's only a jobsite radio...

I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep the radio horizontal, though. I guess I'll be using L brackets, but it's not an elegant solution.


Antec 350W PC Power Supply. I need 12V DC and this turned out to be perfect!

I priced stuff at an electronics store and a 240W 120VAC to 12VDC unit cost $150... haha! You can get a PC power supply for $35 and they are way better (though take up a little more space ):P


taking off the plug connector to mount on the case

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 11:32 PM »

the power cord will be removable for storage and transport.


Setting up to power the deck.


Testing electrical.


It works!

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 11:33 PM »
So I attached the speakers with some foam backer rod around the edges since the tweeter-part or whatever it's called was pressed up tight against the grill, this gave it enough space so that it's not tight plus might help with any vibrations, I guess...



getting tight


I probably should have went with smaller speakers, but oh well. These are the ones I had lying around.



&**&& the lid won't close...
stupid thingies sticking out from the lid...

Had to do three slits and 2 notches. You can see why under the lid.





ha


I had to trim this down quite a bit on all sides, though.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2010, 11:35 PM by Winchester »

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 11:37 PM »
pretty much done. i recorded this on my phone, so excuse the quality



in person, it sounds way better than my ridgid or makita radio and has ipod control  ;D

Final photo coming after I drill a hole and put a grommet so I can run my USB ipod connection through and keep my ipod safe inside.

I wanted to add a GFI outlet on the back as well as a 12V (cigarette lighter) connection for charging mobile phones, but I'm gonna wait a couple weeks.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2010, 11:44 PM by Winchester »

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 12:13 AM »
Great job Winchester - and thanks for posting.

Oh - and welcome to the FOG - keep the ideas flowing!

neil

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2010, 04:38 AM »
Great job Winchester - and thanks for posting.

Oh - and welcome to the FOG - keep the ideas flowing!

neil
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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 10:31 AM »
Great job! Greetings from sunny Victoria  [smile]

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2010, 10:58 AM »
Sooo cool!  Want to come out to NY and make some of these for systainerworld.com
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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 11:41 AM »
Looks good.   [thumbs up]

Do you want to build one for me that I can pick up when I am in Vancouver in early June?  [big grin]
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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 02:39 PM »
I'd build more, it was pretty fun.

next time, I'd put the car deck a little higher up so that the power supply fits underneath, and free up some space inside. I cut the hole before I decided on using a PC power supply
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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010, 12:52 AM »
I've been thinking it would be fun to make a Systainer PC...

Anyone like that idea?

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010, 12:56 AM »
sure, but it sounds like an oversized laptop. no?
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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 08:44 AM »
That looks really Cool!   Only thing I noticed you are not venting your power supply.  It might not take much to fry it on a hot day.   From your vid sounds really good!

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 08:59 AM »
That looks really Cool!   Only thing I noticed you are not venting your power supply.  It might not take much to fry it on a hot day.   From your vid sounds really good!

That's what I was going to say, is it not getting toasty in there? I don't know how you would do a pc, maybe use a Sytainer 3 and turn it on it's side and then sit the screen on the top?

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2010, 10:50 AM »
That is terrific!  [smile]  And the timing could not have been better.

Just yesterday I was looking at a fairly new radio I pulled from an SUV we traded last year during the Cash-For-Clunkers program and wondering what I should do with it.  Now I know.  [big grin]

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2010, 11:05 AM »
Do you have an antenna hooked up?  Or do you just listen to pre-recorded music?
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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2010, 05:36 PM »
The more I think about it, the less I want to bother making the systainer PC.

Although something like this would be cool...  [tongue]




haven't noticed it getting hot inside. If it does I would just drill some vent holes on the backside.

Do you have an antenna hooked up?  Or do you just listen to pre-recorded music?

I was going to put my makita radio antenna (screws on and off). but i haven't bothered since i just plug my ipod into the radio, usually.

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Re: Another Systainer Jobsite Radio
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2010, 06:30 PM »
That laptop is pretty sweet.


Oh...and btw, I liked the brutal murder vid. ;D
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