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I tinker with electronics in the garage, mostly stompboxes for my guitar. I have two sizes of breadboards and like to use the small one pictured. Cleaned up DC power took too much space on the breadboard, so I mounted it offboard.

Step 1: Design a circuit.

Picture of Design a circuit.
Moditied schematic I found on the web.
 
CameronSS8 years ago
Oh, where would tinkerers be without Altoids...
Probably downsizing things to fit in Tic Tac containers.
There was a tradition in ham radio circles to build things into tunafish cans, and I used to have a collection of spice cans being saved for projects as well. And band-aid tins. In fact, I have so many saved hypothetical "project boxes" that I've run out of room for actual parts (ok, not really.)
LasVegas8 years ago
I'd like to see a bit more detail on the construction as well.
Al Toid (author)  LasVegas8 years ago
Sorry. This was my first post. I built this 8 months ago and didn;t keep very good notes. The pictures you see are all I have. Next time I'll take pic's of the circuit board. Al Toid
Three comments: 1. Parts list please! 2. A photo of a simple schematic like this is ok, but get a little closer to it with the camera and make sure you're shooting straight down at it. 3. Looks useful, I might build one for when I'm working on small projects and don't want to disconnect my powersupply from it's current project.
Al Toid (author)  theformatter8 years ago
My camers won't allow me to get any closer. I've tried with some of my builds and they are blury. As far as the list, all components except the battery snap, switch, Altoids tin, wire and glue, are on the schematic...oh yeah...3/4" of 1/16" heat shrink tubing... If you really need a list give me a few days and I'll generate one. Al Toid