Join us later today for our seventh installment of Weekend Projects Hangouts On Air. We’ll be looking at projects from the past few years that have included power amplifier ICs. We’ll be talking specifically about the LM386, a low-power but highly capable 8-pin DIP integrated circuit that is commonly found in hobbyist amplifiers and audio projects. It’s extremely versatile, capable of operating from typically 4V-12V of input power, while outputting significant wattage. Even name-brand amps use variations of the LM386 to power their products.

Bounce back here at the scheduled hangout time to watch LIVE or join the event on Google+ to watch and ask Charles and Sean any questions.

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Every Friday from Oct. 11 – Dec. 20 (except Nov. 29) we’ll be hanging out with makers of Weekend Projects, our beginner-friendly series of electronics builds powered by RadioShack. Join our host and 2012′s Maker Camp Director Nick Raymond, guest MAKE Editors, and specially invited makers for these fun and informal hangouts.