Introduction: Altoids Small PSP Charger
The PSP is a great gaming system. It has all I need. Music, video, pictures, and games! But...there comes a time in any great person's life (*ahem*) when...THE BATTERY DIES. This is a problem. So, I made a small on-the-go charger for the times when there's no outlet around. This is very easy build, and its fun, too! I hope you like it!
Step 1: Step 1: Materials
These are the materials you will need:
-Altoids container (doesn't matter which)
-5 volt regulator
-12 or 9 volt battery
-duct and electrical tape
-PSP charging cable
-9 volt battery clip or leads for a battery
-hot glue gun (preferably with hot glue)
Step 2: Step 2: the Circuit
This is the super-simple diagram for the circuit. DO NOT SOLDER THE PSP CHARGING CABLE INTO THE CIRCUIT YET!!!!
Step 3: Step 3: Preping the Altoids Tin
Using a nail, hammer a hole about the size of the cable in the back. Run the cable theough this hole. Then make a cut on the side for the switch.
Step 4: Putting in the Circuit
Now you can solder in the cable to the circuit. If you had done this before, you couldn't have put the cable through the hole and you would have to unsolder and re solder. Make sure you cover the inside with duct tape.
Step 5: Finishing Putting in the Circuit
Put the switch in the slot you made earlier and squeeze everything else in. I put the leads to the battery on opposite sides of the Altoid tin and it held the 12 volt battery in pretty well.
Step 6: Testing, 1...2...3...
Now you can test it by putting in the plug and turning it on. YAY, IT CHARGES!!! I hope you had fun building this!