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Pump Your Tunes Through This Waveform Display Headphone Amplifier

Justin Yates, who has a degree in both electrical engineering and computer science, built a headphone amplifier with a waveform display.

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Bass Cannon – The Portable Party

Adam’s Science Website puts it like this: Bass Cannon is a party on your shoulders. A weapon of mass destruction. A thing to make your neighbors angry. Bass Cannon is a mono audio system with a pair of x-pass filters, a powerful amplifier and suitable drivers. It’s composed of an AirZooka, a pair of voice […]

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Calling All Covert Operators – Build a Bug with Weekend Projects

Build a wireless “bug” by combining an amplified listener with a short-range FM transmitter. Hide the circuit in a book or other discreet object.

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Jamming on Lightwaves in this Weekend Project

Build an optical guitar using a common LM386 audio amp chip.

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You Find Makers in the Strangest Places, or My Dentist Built the Squelette Amp

I was at my prosthodontist’s office the other day getting some work done and the conversation turned to what I do for work. I told my dentist, Vu Huynh, DMD that I worked as a Web Producer for MAKE magazine. He almost dropped the cheek clamps (not a real thing…). He’s a subscriber and a […]

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Boombox in a Toolbox

Chances are, if you’ve got something with sufficient volume and a rigid body, you can probably put a speaker in it. With a little trial and error you can come up with a unique speaker enclosure that will be both pleasing to the eye and appealing to the ear.

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Flashback: The Sweet Sound of Particleboard

Looking for a fun, functional, low-cost project to knock out during the holidays? Check out this clever repurposing piece from the pages of MAKE Volume 10, offered up by David Battino with help from George ‘the Fat Man’ Sanger. The Sweet Sound of Particleboard Beef up the tone of open-back amps with a little thrift […]

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