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BeagleBone: Creative Projects for Hobbyists by Richard Grimmett, Rodolfo Giometti, Charles Hamilton

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Wiring up a mini amp and speakers

To get some rocking audio going, we thought about wiring a BeagleBone Black up to a personal favorite device of ours: a c. 1960 Gruntal amplifier and radio:

Wiring up a mini amp and speakers

We then thought better of it and decided to go with something a wee bit smaller for our recipe: the TPA2016 PCB, which contains a Texas Instruments chipset and is packaged as a final product by Adafruit:

Wiring up a mini amp and speakers

It doesn't pack quite the volume as an ancient tube-based amp, but this surface-mount PCB amp is a heck of a lot handier and easier to use than our antique beauty. ...

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