Instructables: exploring - technology - reuse - power supply http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:39:19 PST BLOX v1.01 Bench Power from ATX PSU Thanks to Matthew http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Power-from-ATX-PSU-Thanks-to-Matthew/
Bench Power from ATX PSU Thanks to Matthew - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/LA3M/HZGTGMCQ/FSZLA3MHZGTGMCQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/LA3M/HZGTGMCQ/FSZLA3MHZGTGMCQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/LA3M/HZGTGMCQ/FSZLA3MHZGTGMCQ.SMALL.jpg ContraptionMaker This project was inspired by Matthew Beckler’s excellent project found here. Before getting into this project I want to quote Matthew’s warning…. "Please Note! There are several large capacitors in ATX power supplies, that will store a dangerous charge for a long time. Please let your power supply...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:33:44 PDT
Regulated power supply on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Regulated-power-supply-on-the-cheap/
Regulated power supply on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/PJBW/HZ9O54PF/FN2PJBWHZ9O54PF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/PJBW/HZ9O54PF/FN2PJBWHZ9O54PF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/PJBW/HZ9O54PF/FN2PJBWHZ9O54PF.SMALL.jpg Milen The regulated power supply is must to have device for each electronics freak.In this instructable I will show you how to construct such kind of device on the cheap (less than $10) The core of the device ... The most expensive part for a regulated power supply is the input AC/DC converte...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:46:28 PDT
Powering an LED stripe + bonus (Lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Powering-an-LED-stripe-bonus-Lamp/
Powering an LED stripe + bonus (Lamp) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/GMJH/HYO8GCM2/FY1GMJHHYO8GCM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/GMJH/HYO8GCM2/FY1GMJHHYO8GCM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/GMJH/HYO8GCM2/FY1GMJHHYO8GCM2.SMALL.jpg Victor8o5 Broken electronic devices are a gold mine if you know what you are looking for, you can find lots of useful components that otherwise would end in the trash. Specially complex devices such as computers and laptops are the most valuable, you can obtain from fans, switches and LED's to replacements ...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:33:27 PDT
How to make a Laboratory ATX Power Supply Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Laboratory-ATX-Power-Supply-Unit/
How to make a Laboratory ATX Power Supply Unit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ZQ3W/HSVGIHSK/FRAZQ3WHSVGIHSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ZQ3W/HSVGIHSK/FRAZQ3WHSVGIHSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/ZQ3W/HSVGIHSK/FRAZQ3WHSVGIHSK.SMALL.jpg joaoduarte I've always had the need to have a decent power supply for my experiences, instead of always using different, cheap and weak power adapters. Since I had a few power supply units from old computers laying around, I thought I should modify one to fit my needs. They have a few different voltages avai...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:18:36 PDT
AT-ATX – Portable Bench Power Supply (with voltmeter and USB hub) http://www.instructables.com/id/AT-ATX-Portable-Bench-Power-Supply-with-voltmeter-/
AT-ATX – Portable Bench Power Supply (with voltmeter and USB hub) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/8Q03/HS8FVCVW/FM48Q03HS8FVCVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/8Q03/HS8FVCVW/FM48Q03HS8FVCVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/8Q03/HS8FVCVW/FM48Q03HS8FVCVW.SMALL.jpg jedii72 The internet is littered with instructions on how to make a power supply out of a used ATX computer power supply. I was trying to think of a good way to make one portable to take between my work area in the shed, my work area in my computer room, and my work area at the office (which does not normal...
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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:33:33 PST
IMPROVISED DYNAMO POWER SUPPLY(with charger ports,led light,mini fan) http://www.instructables.com/id/IMPROVISED-DYNAMO-POWER-SUPPLYwith-charger-portsle/
IMPROVISED DYNAMO POWER SUPPLY(with charger ports,led light,mini fan) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/O899/HL5FA3DI/FEGO899HL5FA3DI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/O899/HL5FA3DI/FEGO899HL5FA3DI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/O899/HL5FA3DI/FEGO899HL5FA3DI.SMALL.jpg christianjaicramos Portable charger are pretty common these days,. So, if you happen to have a portable charger that can only last few hours of charging  & replace the power source, here’s your chance to have it updated with dynamo power supply(with charger ports,led light,mini fan)  that last even forever & absolutel...
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Tue, 3 Sep 2013 23:30:50 PDT
How to remove the secondary windings from a microwave oven transformer. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-the-secondary-windings-from-a-microw/
How to remove the secondary windings from a microwave oven transformer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/4XGE/HGH6PVN6/F9L4XGEHGH6PVN6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/4XGE/HGH6PVN6/F9L4XGEHGH6PVN6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/4XGE/HGH6PVN6/F9L4XGEHGH6PVN6.SMALL.jpg atomiccelt Ok, so I know what you're thinking. Why on earth would anyone want to tear apart a perfectly good microwave?  Well, there are a few answers to that question. The first is, because I can. The second, and more important answer is, I can use the transformer for all manner of OTHER projects. For exampl...
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Fri, 10 May 2013 16:18:21 PDT
Stand Alone CD Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Stand-Alone-CD-Player/
Stand Alone CD Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SMALL.jpg MrJentis This is the follow up project from my cd player adapter project I did earlier to make a stand alone cd player. Other computer recycling projects I did were the Case/Safe and the EPFU. Tools and Materials This is my version of how to make a stand alone cd player using your old and useless comput...
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:53:53 PDT
Bench Power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Power-supply/
Bench Power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/X8Q2/H4619H0N/F7DX8Q2H4619H0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/X8Q2/H4619H0N/F7DX8Q2H4619H0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/X8Q2/H4619H0N/F7DX8Q2H4619H0N.SMALL.jpg Random_Canadian Re-purpose a Computer power supply into a Quad output Bench supply. I have been using this to test a multitude of different circuits and devices! Materials You will need to know basic soldering skills. A computer power supply. Several eyelet wire connectors. different coloured binding posts. ...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 21:09:03 PDT
How to connect two phones at home for an intercom or for children amusement http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-connect-two-phones-at-home-for-an-intercom-/
How to connect two phones at home for an intercom or for children amusement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/OMRT/H0OJ0N1G/FS2OMRTH0OJ0N1G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/OMRT/H0OJ0N1G/FS2OMRTH0OJ0N1G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/OMRT/H0OJ0N1G/FS2OMRTH0OJ0N1G.SMALL.jpg blkhawk I was inspired by two Instructables to create an intercom at home. Old Phone Intercom Device Build your own intercom or walkie talkie out of two old cordless phones The only difference in mine was using a dead laptop power supply to power the telephones instead of batteries. Like it is app...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 20:41:26 PDT
Emergency Fan Power Unit (EFPU) http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Fan-Power-Unit-EFPU/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/FQ5B/GO5IG6XO/FS1FQ5BGO5IG6XO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/FQ5B/GO5IG6XO/FS1FQ5BGO5IG6XO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/FQ5B/GO5IG6XO/FS1FQ5BGO5IG6XO.SMALL.jpg MrJentis Hey guys. This is a cool fan project that I did in the summer of 2008 that I called the EFPU. It was built with the main purpose of serving as a backup system for personal cooling and as a night light in the event of a power failure which happens quite frequently especially during the night. Having ...
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Sat, 31 Dec 2011 20:07:33 PST
The Makin' of a Case Safe/PSU combo http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Makin-of-a-Case-SafePSU-combo/
The Makin' of a Case Safe/PSU combo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/R6VT/GWKD442N/FD7R6VTGWKD442N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/R6VT/GWKD442N/FD7R6VTGWKD442N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/R6VT/GWKD442N/FD7R6VTGWKD442N.SMALL.jpg MrJentis This will be the first of a series of instructables I will be making using old computer parts and electronics. I am not an expert so please bear with me. I am one of those guys that went through a lot of computers throughout the years and after upgrading to a new machine, the old one will be just th...
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Sat, 31 Dec 2011 19:36:56 PST
Super X-Box 360 PSU for 12v Power suply http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-X-Box-360-PSU-for-12v-Power-suply/
Super X-Box 360 PSU for 12v Power suply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/BYO4/GMX1Y1BH/FGCBYO4GMX1Y1BH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/BYO4/GMX1Y1BH/FGCBYO4GMX1Y1BH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/BYO4/GMX1Y1BH/FGCBYO4GMX1Y1BH.SMALL.jpg dog digger In this instructable I will show you how to modify an X-Box 360 power brick to use as a high power 12v power supply. They are cheap from a second hand store and I got mine for cheap. I got 3 of them for about $40 and If you get a similar supply from an electrical store it will cost about $80 for an ...
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Tue, 26 Apr 2011 02:46:00 PDT
How to turn an X-Box 360 PSU into a 12v lab PSU http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-an-X-Box-360-PSU-into-a-12v-lab-PSU/
How to turn an X-Box 360 PSU into a 12v lab PSU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/ETKI/GMJIEF18/FQDETKIGMJIEF18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/ETKI/GMJIEF18/FQDETKIGMJIEF18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/ETKI/GMJIEF18/FQDETKIGMJIEF18.SMALL.jpg dog digger In this instructable I will show you how to turn an X-Box 360 PSU into a high ampere 12v power supply. This is simple and it only requires a few parts. In the 2nd hand store, I found and X-Box 360 PSU for $10 and I looked at the back and thought this great for a 12v Supply because it could output a...
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Mon, 18 Apr 2011 03:43:16 PDT
How To Make a Simple Portable Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Simple-Portable-Fan/
How To Make a Simple Portable Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/SAEB/G5W7CHVL/FTGSAEBG5W7CHVL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/SAEB/G5W7CHVL/FTGSAEBG5W7CHVL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/SAEB/G5W7CHVL/FTGSAEBG5W7CHVL.SMALL.jpg qazwsx755  In this Instructable I will show you how to make a simple portable fan. Warning before taking apart the computer power supply you must unplug the power supply or else you could be really painfully shocked or even killed just from touching one of those silver plates which are heat sinks I learned th...
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Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:35:48 PST
AC Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/AC-Fume-Extractor/
AC Fume Extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/UHCM/G29ZETZ5/F0VUHCMG29ZETZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/UHCM/G29ZETZ5/F0VUHCMG29ZETZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/UHCM/G29ZETZ5/F0VUHCMG29ZETZ5.SMALL.jpg Udon This is a guide on how to build a simple 12 volt fume extractor that runs off 220V AC mains.By running off mains, the fume extractor can run 2X fans at full power.And all of the parts are easily available, maybe even stuff you have lying around.The shell of it is an empty ATX power supply.I'm keepin...
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Sat, 21 Nov 2009 05:16:45 PST