DIY Army Surplus iPod Amp Makes a Great Gift

DIY Army Surplus iPod Amp Makes a Great Gift

Joelle Alcaidinho
Nov 11, 2010

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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[Images Joe]

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