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Descriptive Name for Boombox / Ghetto Blaster

I need to think of a name for this first unit I’m making.  Ghetto Blaster has racist connotations so I don’t want to go that route even though everyone knows what it is. I’ve trawled the internet to try and … Continue reading

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Portable Music Player / Ghetto Blaster

Work on the Ghetto Blaster (is that the right thing to call it?  doesn’t sound very PC – any ideas on what to call it are welcome) is coming along very well indeed.  I’m not one for making deadlines as … Continue reading

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PCB Tested and Working

Amplifier PCB tested and working. Continue reading

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PCB Arrival from Quick-Teck

The Printed Circuit Board (PCB) has arrived from Quick-Teck, much quicker than I had anticipated and looking great.  QT have done a fine job, the board looks perfect. It is twice the normal weight copper, 2Oz as opposed to 1Oz.  It … Continue reading

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Amp Cabinet and Component Position / Layout.

Whilst I am waiting for the PCBs to be delivered I am designing the layout of the amplifier cabinet / enclosure using Inkscape, a free and open source piece of software for vector drawings. Here is the layout: And here … Continue reading

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Battery fixings

Since I am creating Kicad footprints for components I need to know how I am going to mount the output transistors. That means making a decision about which side of the PCB they are soldered to (which side all components … Continue reading

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Kicad Footprints: One step at a time …

See what I did there?  Clever huh.  A bit cheesy so I’m cringing. Making good progress at the moment. I have now finished the schematic and am now creating the Kicad Footprints for the amplifier’s printed circuit board. The first one … Continue reading

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