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2. Automotive Audio Entertainment > 16. Make a Very Cheap AUX-in

Make a Very Cheap AUX-in

If your budget is highly constrained or you’re out in the wilderness, there’s still a way to install an auxiliary input to your tape deck.

Let’s say you’re preparing for a long drive home from your grandparents’ ranch in the country. Your car is old—it runs well and has surprisingly good A/C for its age, but the cassette player just started eating tapes and you don’t want to drive a thousand miles without music.

You brought your laptop, and with amazing foresight you also brought your car power adapter for the laptop. You want to listen to the music stored on your laptop, but road noise makes its tinny speakers inaudible while you’re driving. You’d like to output the audio through your car speakers, but how? The obvious solution, to use a tape adapter, isn’t an option, because your grandparents live in a small town that stopped growing in the 1970s—there isn’t a store where you can buy the tape adapter you need.


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