Low Cost LM386 Based Guitar Amplifier

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Introduction: Low Cost LM386 Based Guitar Amplifier

About: Hi, I'm actually an IT consultant but love engineering. I love to try, do DIY stuff which are cost effective and solve my purposes.

Took reference from LM386 datasheet and below websites.

http://www.electrosmash.com/little-gem-analysis (pin 7 is not ground, but in schematic it is grounded)
http://www.runoffgroove.com/littlegem.html

Here is my video while I was testing it with my acoustic guitar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPsU6E7Vu5U

Video with electric guitar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37JRp9hHwwY

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    The lm386 is a cool little IC. I used a simple set up with it to go to a set of LEDs instead of a speaker, and they flashed when u hit a note. Naturally the LEDs got wired into the pickgaurd.

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    dtpit

    2 years ago

    pls upload circuit diagrams

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gOuZkXACmA

    this is my final video with the amp

    I guess you might think im a bit annoying, but this is also missing all the steps (like the vodka bottle lamp) - There is not much instructable in a few pictures and links to other sites with the actual information.

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    I posted the links from where I took reference, but in case you need help, you can put the questions here I'll answer that :)

    Mh76dk. You have made no instructables to date. You should make something before you criticize others. I think the project was awesome! And some are better than others at organizing there thoughts onto paper. again I say make something so we can critique you!