With the holiday season right around the corner our thoughts have been turning to gifts. We love finding an awesome DIY project that will make for a swell gift, especially when the project has a low cost but yields an awesome gift. Check out this neat project from Instructables that will be sure to please this holiday season.
Wanting a simple iPod amp for his garage that would not be costly, Instructables user Joe upcycled some army surplus supplies (along with a few other parts) into exactly the piece of tech he needed.
To make this project, in addition to the signal light box, you will need several parts including a Radio Shack phono (RCA) jack 274-346, DC power jack - 274-1576 and Velleman 7W mono amp K4001. The tools used for this project include a drill, soldering Iron, and needle nose pliers. A kit is available for purchase if you prefer not to source the parts yourself.
Check out the post on Instructables for the surprisingly simple and easy-to-follow instructions.
We like the aesthetic lent by the army surplus upcycle and think this project would not only be fun to make, but would also make a swell gift.
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