Boom Box Amplifier
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A few months ago at Maker Faire, I met a couple guys who started a company called Trash Amps that makes DIY amplifier kits.These things are really cool: you get a printed circuit board, a tiny speaker, and all the components needed for assembly.
The fun part is that you can use or make whatever you like for an enclosure.Their flagship amp is intended for use in a recycled Mason jar.I bought a kit and spent a lot of time brainstorming ideas for a box to contain it.
I thought about all different types of boom boxes.One thought that intrigued me was to make the enclosure look like a retro, 50's style radio.That got me thinking that another cool idea would be to purchase an old radio at a thrift shop and convert it to an MP3 player.
Of course, that wouldn't make a good woodworking project.Then Wyatt came up with the fantastic idea of the literal boom box: one of those old timey plungers used to detonate dynamite.I think mostly I've only seen them in cartoons, but a quick Google search pulled up all kinds of awesome examples of actual vintage ones! Mine is based on a couple...