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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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