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Tiny “boom” box, built from a Lucky Strikes tin, an old MP3 player, an LM1877n-9 amp chip, and some garage sale speaks. It’s dubbed the “Mobile Oppression Unit.” Can it really be THAT loud? Or maybe it’s the likely lo-fidelity when cranked that makes it oppressive.

Mobile Oppression Unit

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.