How to make your own amp and speakers
If you've got £40 to spare and want to learn more about the magic that pushes your tunes beautifully from your laptop/phone/Hi-Fi to your ears, here's a Sunday afternoon tech project for you.
Technology Will Save Us run tech workshops at Rough Trade East record store in London and it's about to launch an online store selling everything from DIY Arduino inventor kits and make-your-own-instrument packs. Its producer, Kirsty, took us through some basic tinkering.
Step One – Get some inspiration
Maybe like us, you wouldn't mind figuring out some of the different components hiding inside your Orange OPC amp or B&W speakers and replicating (kind of) how your high-end sound set-up works. And even though most home gadgets are encased in gorgeous-looking shells, you never know when your beginner's tinkering could come in handy – some expensive component might pack it in just when you need it.