Okay, so I've decieded to start a project to try and teach myself basic wiring/building stuff skills, unfortunately, I pretty much know nothing about wiring or electrical engineering, okay but here is the project outline: Goals: build a set of mini speakers that operates on an independent power source (9 volt battery?) from whatever they are plugged into, the speakers will be contained inside an Altoids container and be protected by a plexiglass shield (I am thinking about putting leds inside so they will light up the plexiglass so they will look like a mini car speaker system, but this might be too complex for my simple mind), the wiring will be somehow wound up into the tin, or I will just cut it and shorten it. Supplies: two 1.5" speakers wiring and a plug 9 volt battery plexiglass altoid's tin (need to buy) leds? So, in order to complete this project I am going to need your electronic expertise, I just have a few questions 1. How do I make the speakers draw power from the battery, but get signals from the player? (probably an ipaq pocket pc if that makes any difference) 2. Any suggestions on bonding the speakers and plexiglass into the tin? 3. Any other suggestions (e.g. other materials, advice)?