Music tank puts the boom in boombox


When you think of Memorial Day weekend, what comes to mind? Well around here, all we can think about is this tank cum boombox that Instructable user [Elian_gonzalez] put together.

This build is actually the third version of his Music Tank, and it comes with all sorts of improvements over previous models. The tank is primarily constructed out of plywood, with cavernous compartments for holding all of its goodies. In its capacious body, the tank sports a 60 Watt stereo system that powers a pair of external speakers mounted on either side of the turret. The turret itself contains an air-powered cannon built from PVC tubing, which we imagine can be used to shoot a multitude of different projectiles.

While the concept itself is pretty cool, the tank happens to be nearly self-sustaining as well. The tank has a pretty deep battery well and uses a 50w home made solar panel to help keep things topped off while in use. [Elian] does not specify a total running time, but we imagine that it can go for hours on a nice, sunny day.

Keep reading to see a long video walkthrough of the Music Tank MK3 in action.


  1. kobilica says:

    So if 60watt usage + 50watt addage = 10watt usage… nice, but i believe 60watt stands for rms.

    still frickin nice, i’d own one

  2. bbbbbbill says:

    Freudian slip?

    Awesome project, btw

  3. NishaKitty says:

    this tank “cum” boombox…. Am I missing a joke here ;p

  4. beenareeno says:

    C’mon people! Get your mind out of the gutter!

    with; combined with; along with (usually used in combination): My garage-cum-workshop is well equipped.
    1580–90; < Latin: with, together with (preposition)

    Apparently this word is nothing new.

  5. i believe 60watt stands forms.missing a joke here

  6. patman2700 says:

    Cool invention.

    I don’t want to come off as too critical, but what does it actually DO? I get that it plays music through two side-mounted speakers; a simple plywood boombox with a battery, amplifier, and pair of speakers can do that. I just don’t see the relation between a battery-powered music system and a non-self-propelling tank shell.

  7. mic says:

    Oh noes you can’t send poor Elian back to his father in a communist dictatorship!!! Oh noess

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