Pringles Can Guitar Amp

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Introduction: Pringles Can Guitar Amp

Sometimes I want to grab the electric guitar just to play a few riffs without having to set up my regular amp.

So I wanted to create a cheap, easy to build and very simple guitar amp: The Pringles Can Amp

Step 1: What You Need:

- A small Pringles can,

- One 5 W mini speaker, (this one comes from an old computer speaker)

- One 6,35 mm female jack

- One TDA2030 amplifier module

- 9V Connector

- 9V battery

Step 2: Glue the Speaker Behind the Lid

Use a hot glue gun.

Step 3: Cut the Lid

Cut the lid with a cutter to free the speaker. Be careful not to cut the speaker membrane!

Step 4: Glue the 9V Connector Outside the Can

Use superglue first and then finish with epoxy resin. Drill a small hole in the cardboard and bring the 9V wires inside the can.

Step 5: Wire the Mini Amp

Plug the 9V batteriy and test with the guitar. I turned the amp potmeter full on and set the volume with my guitar volume knob.

I taped the underside of the TDA2030 to avoid short circuit and installed it inside the can

Step 6: Voila!

I put the 9V battery outside the can for 3 reasons:

- it works as a stand to keep the amp steady

- no on/off switch needed

- easy to replace the battery. I use a rechargeable battery

This amp has no pretention, just grab it and play!

Step 7: Video

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    8 Comments

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    cpurcellartwork
    cpurcellartwork

    12 months ago

    What did you use to attach the wires from the input jack to the amplifier module?

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    1966Rico
    1966Rico

    Reply 11 months ago

    I use some arduino jumper cables (with Dupond connectors), female type.

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    1966Rico
    1966Rico

    Reply 11 months ago

    ..

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    cpurcellartwork
    cpurcellartwork

    Reply 11 months ago

    Cool, thanks! How would I go about adding an on/off switch?

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    1966Rico
    1966Rico

    Reply 11 months ago

    I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, to switch it off, I just disconnect the battery, but a switch at the + side of the battery wire is possible.

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    1966Rico
    1966Rico

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you for the appreciation, and congratulation for your very impressive channel!