So here's how this project came about. I needed two, 2 watt amps for a speaker project, and didn't want to go buy amplifyed computer speakers and rip the amp out like i see some people doing, so i decided to buid one. Well i googled a little, and came up with a circuit for the LM380 IC. It seemed to be a pretty popular circuit, posted on a lot of different websites, so i figured i would have a lot of support information if something went bad. well i guess i fail at google but thankfully a helpful user helped me out. c181155 helped me out, and posted a link to the datasheet which helps alot*stupid me didn't even bother to look at the datasheet...* heres the link
So in this instructable I will walk you through the building of this amp and the things that i found confusing.
*Alot of the actual instructions are within the pictures, as i found it easier to explain this way.
Step 1: Materials/Tools
Paper and glue
some copper strands for jumper wire
an LM380 IC
2- 25V(or higher) 470uf electrolitic capacitors
a 2.2 ohm resistor
a 10k audio taper potentiometer
a headhone jack/rca jacks/you get the point
a power supply(10-22V)
probably some pliers
a multimeter if you have one, however you can definately make this with out one
a needle (sewing, not epidermic...)
some aligator clips will probably be very helpful, i know they were for me