In February 2010, my Technical Writing course required a project to be documented on the website I used the assignment as an opportunity to make a boombox from scratch. The idea spawned from my frustration with the current selection of boomboxes and the anti-social nature of wearing headphones. I spent several days on the project measuring and cutting wood, soldering components and editing pictures for the Instructables tutorial. All the hard work paid off! In addition to making an awesome boombox, I’ve received a bit of attention on the Instructables website since my boombox was featured on the front page.

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