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Weekend Project: Mint Tin Amp

Build a powerful pocket amplifier for your headphones and put it in a “curiously strong” minty case.
Thanks go to Warren Young for the original article in Make Volume 4.
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Check out the complete Mint Tin Amp article including schematics MAKE 04 “Mint Tin Amp”
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More details on Making the Mint Tin Amp can be found here
Check out other Altoids tin projects on Make

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12 thoughts on “Weekend Project: Mint Tin Amp

  1. Timmy says:

    Without schematic, this post has no value.

    1. KipKay says:

      @Timmy – If you follow the link at the bottom of this entry “More details on Making the Mint Tin Amp can be found here” you will find a schematic, parts list…everything you need to complete this project. Good luck!

  2. Mark Rehorst says:

    People sure seem to like building stuff in Altoids boxes. I used to use things like that when I was a kid because I didn’t know any better, but later, after I discovered how much easier it is to build stuff into aluminum boxes, I never went back to steel.

    You can find small aluminum boxes all over the place- there are a lot of surplus electronic available that are housed in small Al boxes that can be repurposed. When you find them, buy several for future projects.

  3. Zippy says:

    Any ideas if this would work as a pre-amp for a PC microphone? My mac only has line-in!

  4. Collin Cunningham says:

    lol – the taste of one altoid can be a tad rough – I’m guessing that many would be quite unpleasant!

    @Zippy – I’m guessing it would work, you may want to look into the requirements before you start your build tho –

  5. lone_wolf666 says:

    Where did you get the circuit board from?

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