I set about trying to turn this radio shack speaker into a guitar amplifier by adding my an amplifier circuit, a gain knob, an input jack, and an on/off switch.

I thought that using an existing enclosure from the scrap shelf would be better than building my own, since I had some wood that was very thin and would probably have to glue it together anyway. It turns out this may not have been the best idea. The radio shack speaker’s enclosure was glued together, the electronics were glued too. It had a thick layer of particle board that I had to chip away to make room for my panel mount components. This also made soldering pretty difficult. I finished soldering the circuit but need to troubleshoot because it isn’t functioning just yet. Next time I will give myself more time and plan further in advance!

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