This instructable will show you how to make a very good bench power supply using mainly recycled parts. This is the really the "mark II", you can see "mark I" here.
When I finished my first bench power supply I was really happy, and used it very often, almost every day, until one day it decided not to work anymore, :( so... I realized I had to do it all over again, including the not that easy drilling on the metal of the ATX, etc. So this time I'm making a bench power supply that you can replace the ATX in no more than 2min.
Last time I did not take any pictures of the process, so I could only do a slideshow of the finished product, but this time I took lots of pictures, so I did this Instructable, which I hope you'll like.
May you decide to go ahead and build your own?... I would like to take the opportunity to say that I will be more than happy to help you with any questions you have, and also I will love suggestions so I can improve either this instructable or the bench power supply itself.
As the title shows, with this instructable I want to encourage people to recycle. There are lots of things around the house or even in the streets, that you can take components off, and use them later to make so many interesting things. I used as many recycled parts as I could for this project, and if you do the same, you could have a very powerful and COOL! bench power supply for almost nothing.
OK.. lets start with a view of what we will be making....