Smash Drive by Aron Nelson

Smash Drive by Aron Nelson

Smash Drive is a DIY classic built around the LM386. This is a great sounding project that is easy to build with just a few easy to find parts.

PCB

Order boards through the PCBWay shared projects page. PCBWay.com provides excellent quality boards at very competitive prices.

Parts List

R11M
R2470K
R3100r
R422K
R5100r
RLED1K-10K
C1100µ
C222µ
C347µ
C447µ
C510n
C64n7
C7100n
VOLUMEB250K
GAINB500r *
IC1LM386
D1LED

I used 9mm pots when I designed the board. After ordering the boards I realized I couldn’t source a 500r pot from Tayda. If you have problems sourcing this value you can use 1K pot and bridge legs 1 and 3 with a 1K resistor. This worked for me. See the images below.


Drill your enclosure

Use this drill guide. Be sure to print the drill guide at 100%.

Wire it up

Follow the wiring guide.