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Should not R1 go to VI and not VO? If it goes to VO it the regulator may oscillate.
I have just skimmed it but this is a great instructible. Good Work!
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Could they be failing due to heat and lack of heat sink compound behind the LED? Some 5W varities require a heat sink behind them.
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I think you meant JIG instead of ZIG
A question from a newbie, uneducated, and pure as the driven wind kind of guy: a system like Dropbox is real nice as it lets you get at your data from a number of different platforms and computers and the data is kept up to date. If it is not safe to use dropbox what would you suggest as an equivalent,safe platform to use?Your own server?