Cigarette tin “boom” box

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Cigarette tin “boom” box

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

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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