NoSo One mods and ideas
barry (Administrator) 11-16-2015 at 02:25 AM.
Post: #1
The NoSo One is an audio building block that just happens to sound pretty good as a self-contained guitar amplifier. But this means that with a little tweaking, you can create some other great projects.
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barry (Administrator) 11-16-2015 at 02:43 AM.
Post: #2
An amplifier for your smartphone/MP3 player
Add a handful of components and a 3.5mm jack socket and cable, and you can use your smartphone or MP3 player instead of a guitar and drive a proper speaker, too. Here's an early NoSo prototype hooked up to an HTC phone and an old hi-fi speaker:


Keep the boost off (or distortion turned down) on the NoSo One and you will get enough volume for a kitchen or bedroom. By using an old stereo/hi-fi speaker you get the full-range bass-to-treble output, too. (You could use the NoSo One speaker, but they have been chosen for guitar, and that means their frequency responses don't really suit music playback.)

The add-on kit of parts is available from the NoSo One ordering page here:
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barry (Administrator) 11-28-2015 at 12:32 AM.
Post: #3
Keeping it together
The whole idea of the NoSo One is to keep costs as low as possible. So there's no chassis - you build the board, add the external components and then mount both in whatever sort of enclosure you want. The breadboard itself has a high-grip adhesive on the bottom surface for this. (It's under the peel-off paper - don't remove that until you're ready!)


But if you want to keep everything together for easy handling, mounting, and removal, you can add a simple folded bracket. This one has holes for the input socket and the pot and switch. Stick the breadboard to the base and mount the controls. You can drill extra holes in the base if you want to secure that to a wooden box/etc.



It's also available as an add-on from the NoSo One ordering page:
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