Every so often we stumble upon a DIY project that has us racing to our tool bench (we live in under 600 sq feet, it's also known as the kitchen table) to build our own. This amp is one of those projects. Sure, we've seen neat amps before, but we've never seen one that quite so captures the Dieselpunk aesthetic as well as this project does. Click on, grab your tools, and get started on your own Dieselpunk Stereophonic Amplifier.
Instructables user Garagemonkeysan's original intent was to make a small, simple, powered speaker box. Nothing fancy, just a low power amp and used computer speakers, all housed in a tiny container. During the course of the project, it took on a life of its own and the Dieselpunk Stereophonic Amplifier was born.
This project as you may have already surmised, uses quite a few tools and supplies. The supply list includes a small lunchbox, a 2 watt stereo kit, and a 12VDC power transformer. Some of the tools that are required include a drill, counter sink bit, and a hack saw. The project is rated medium to high level maker ability and electronics knowledge and saw handiness are most definitely required.
We're not going to lie and say this is a simple and quick DIY, however we do think the end result makes all the work well worth it. We have quite a few friends who love the Dieselpunk aesthetic and would be so thrilled to receive this as a gift. However, after the work that goes into one of these units, we might just want to keep it for ourselves.
Check out the post on Instructables, for the DIY instructions.
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- Roundup: Top Ten Steampunk Hacks
- 10 of Our Favorite Gamer DIY Projects