Instructables: exploring - technology - power supply http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:57:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portable Variable Voltage Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Variable-Voltage-Power-Supply/
Portable Variable Voltage Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/FBDY/ICMHNKOS/F5HFBDYICMHNKOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/FBDY/ICMHNKOS/F5HFBDYICMHNKOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/FBDY/ICMHNKOS/F5HFBDYICMHNKOS.SMALL.jpg tonep This is my very first Instructable, in fact the very first time that I am writing online about my hobby.As an electronics hobbyist, I have made many small projects. The process involves finding an interesting circuit, testing it out on a breadboard, finalizing it, designing a PCB for it, getting tog...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:32:18 PDT
Convert an ATX PSU Into a Bench PSU that Measures Current http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-an-ATX-PSU-Into-a-Bench-PSU-that-Measures-/
Convert an ATX PSU Into a Bench PSU that Measures Current - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/LTJF/ICG2B38N/F4OLTJFICG2B38N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/LTJF/ICG2B38N/F4OLTJFICG2B38N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/LTJF/ICG2B38N/F4OLTJFICG2B38N.SMALL.jpg magkopian In this instructable I'm going to show you how to convert an old ATX power supply to a bench power supply that also displays the current drawn for each voltage rail on an LCD display. Features:The PSU uses a 20x4 LCD display to show the current readings for every voltage rail. But because the screen...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:08:46 PDT
Almost uninteruptable power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Almost-uninteruptable-power-supply/
Almost uninteruptable power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/26FZ/ICE1SQSM/FJ026FZICE1SQSM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/26FZ/ICE1SQSM/FJ026FZICE1SQSM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/26FZ/ICE1SQSM/FJ026FZICE1SQSM.SMALL.jpg smurray2 This is my first instructable. I am an engineer working with electronic road signage. Recently a customer came to us looking for a sign which warned road users of dangerous conditions caused by high wind speeds at a bridge site. The sign and subsequent control system were not a problem, however the ...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:33:35 PDT
Powering your project http://www.instructables.com/id/Powering-your-project/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:11:42 PDT
A Sleak Bench Power Supply From PC PSU http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Sleak-Bench-Power-Supply-From-PC-PSU/
A Sleak Bench Power Supply From PC PSU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/SAI2/IAS1YAK9/F91SAI2IAS1YAK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/SAI2/IAS1YAK9/F91SAI2IAS1YAK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/SAI2/IAS1YAK9/F91SAI2IAS1YAK9.SMALL.jpg nickolae00 Update: The reason I have not had to use a resistor to stop the PSU auto powering off is that (it think...) the led in the switch I used draws enough current to prevent the PSU shutting down.So I needed a bench top power supply and decided to make another PC power supply conversion tutorial. I used ...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:23:14 PDT
Short circuit protection for (almost) any power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Short-circuit-protection-for-almost-any-power-supp/
Short circuit protection for (almost) any power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SMALL.jpg TrichogasterAzul Hello, everyone! This instructable is about a universal short circuit protection that I've designed to use in bench power supplies. I've designed it to fit in most power supplies circuits. In order to this circuit fit in your bench power supply, you will need to do some calculations, but don't worry...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 21:46:21 PDT
LED voltage range indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-voltage-range-indicator/
LED voltage range indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/9PMQ/IA8X3EEL/FPG9PMQIA8X3EEL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/9PMQ/IA8X3EEL/FPG9PMQIA8X3EEL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/9PMQ/IA8X3EEL/FPG9PMQIA8X3EEL.SMALL.jpg khader sk In this instructable we will be making a simple voltage range indicator. i designed the circuit to show voltage levels from 3v to 30v in eight steps, you can increase the number of steps or the voltage or both depending on your need. Components required 1. Zener diodes (of various values. i took ...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 02:52:37 PDT
Power adaptor http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-adaptor/
Power adaptor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RSFC/IA3VIGVR/F3ERSFCIA3VIGVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RSFC/IA3VIGVR/F3ERSFCIA3VIGVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/RSFC/IA3VIGVR/F3ERSFCIA3VIGVR.SMALL.jpg thunder_ir I use an old computer power supply to make a lab power adaptor. This power adaptor have fixed and variable voltage. A 5 Volt fix voltage and optional 3.3, 12 and -5 volt with high current outputs and short circuit protection.Part list: Crocodile clipsBinding posts (terminals) Galvanised plate Conect...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 04:24:04 PDT
How to: Huge Baymax LED Halftone Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Huge-Baymax-LED-Halftone-Wall-Art/
How to: Huge Baymax LED Halftone Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SMALL.jpg Mr Hades A 2 ft x 3 ft floating piece of wall art, featuring 2 versions of Baymax, from the Disney movie Big Hero 6. There's a small version of Baymax without his armor, and then a large, halftoned version of Baymax in full armor. The entire design is LED backlit, using an RGB LED strip.The project is expect...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 16:08:07 PDT
gamecube variable voltage and current portable atx PSU http://www.instructables.com/id/gamecube-variable-voltage-and-current-portable-atx/
gamecube variable voltage and current portable atx PSU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/PRQR/IA0WE76B/FJSPRQRIA0WE76B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/PRQR/IA0WE76B/FJSPRQRIA0WE76B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/PRQR/IA0WE76B/FJSPRQRIA0WE76B.SMALL.jpg jef023 ATX PSU made using a compact atx power supply. A 3rd party variable voltage and current converter is added. Connections to a battery source is added in the back for more versatility. gather the materials.. you will need a micro atx to git inside the gamecube. remove everything inside the gamecube...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 07:53:16 PDT
How to fabricate a lunch box into a dual 0-12VDC power supply. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fabricate-a-lunch-box-into-a-dual-0-12VDC-p/
How to fabricate a lunch box into a dual 0-12VDC power supply. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SMALL.jpg bweaver6 Preface:Hello and welcome to my Instructable.I am a first year Electronic Engineering student and was given the opportunity to build a power supply. I was immediately fascinated but wanted to make more than a run of mill project. My original idea was to use a cigar box and pack as much into a small ...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 17:52:18 PDT
5A Variable Linear Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/5A-Variable-Linear-Power-Supply/
5A Variable Linear Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/V5WS/I9JR9FV2/FJCV5WSI9JR9FV2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/V5WS/I9JR9FV2/FJCV5WSI9JR9FV2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/V5WS/I9JR9FV2/FJCV5WSI9JR9FV2.SMALL.jpg TrichogasterAzul This power supply is a simple project that I have built on a weekend and I thought it would be a nice idea if I shared it here. This is the first instructable I write so please, sorry if any mistake.It has a simple circuit and it's really easy to understand how it works. The original schematic is fr...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 20:51:12 PDT
10Amp Linear Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/10Amp-Linear-Power-Supply/
10Amp Linear Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/ZAPC/I9ISWWJ4/F9BZAPCI9ISWWJ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/ZAPC/I9ISWWJ4/F9BZAPCI9ISWWJ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/ZAPC/I9ISWWJ4/F9BZAPCI9ISWWJ4.SMALL.jpg vazerick Why do it for 3 when we can design for 10?! At college we were in charge of designing a 3 Amp power supply, but I was seeking for a challenge, not a grade!Overcomplicating this kind of “simple” projects can make your life a bit harder but way more exiting, and the rewards just have no price, you wil...
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Sun, 10 May 2015 21:06:27 PDT
Converting 5v power source to 3.3v http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-5v-power-source-to-33v/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 04:39:37 PDT
Inexpensive Variable Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Variable-Power-Supply/
Inexpensive Variable Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5FOG/I9GW695N/FF55FOGI9GW695N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5FOG/I9GW695N/FF55FOGI9GW695N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/5FOG/I9GW695N/FF55FOGI9GW695N.SMALL.jpg kumaran512 Introduction.Simple Power supply from LM2596 assembled module.Can give output up to 35V. Range 1.25V - 35VCurrent up to safe 2.5A Designed with 1. 2 Banana jacks for output2. 1 Ammeter connection + its output3. 1 External Voltmeter Connection (Can be used for output also)4. USB output via Ammeter co...
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Sat, 9 May 2015 05:59:24 PDT
Build your own Variable Lab Bench Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Variable-Lab-Bench-Power-Supply/
Build your own Variable Lab Bench Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/CJBV/I98BK2OE/FLTCJBVI98BK2OE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/CJBV/I98BK2OE/FLTCJBVI98BK2OE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/CJBV/I98BK2OE/FLTCJBVI98BK2OE.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how I combined a LTC3780, which is a powerful 130W Step Up/Step Down converter, with a 12V 5A power supply to create an adjustable lab bench power supply (0.8V-29.4V || 0.3A-6A). The performance is quite good in comparison with other models which cost around the same....
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Sun, 3 May 2015 06:26:44 PDT
Build a Multi-Voltage Portable Power Supply You Can Take Anywhere http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Multi-Voltage-Portable-Power-Supply-You-Ca/
Build a Multi-Voltage Portable Power Supply You Can Take Anywhere - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/X6LK/I8YBJVZQ/FMZX6LKI8YBJVZQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/X6LK/I8YBJVZQ/FMZX6LKI8YBJVZQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/X6LK/I8YBJVZQ/FMZX6LKI8YBJVZQ.SMALL.jpg j_thompson In this tutroial I'll show you how to build - an ultra-convenient, portable bench-top power supply you can take anywhere. It's powered by 8 AA batteries so you never need to worry about travel adapters and it's ultra-light for flying!The shopping listThis is a long list, but the components themse...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:50:53 PDT
Easy High Voltage DC Crank up Generator. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-High-Voltage-DC-Crank-up-Generator/
Easy High Voltage DC Crank up Generator. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/6YSY/I83LGIHA/FQT6YSYI83LGIHA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/6YSY/I83LGIHA/FQT6YSYI83LGIHA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/6YSY/I83LGIHA/FQT6YSYI83LGIHA.SMALL.jpg joel.lagace.14 Here I will show you how easy it is to make a simple high voltage DC crank up generator without the need for fancy transistor flyback circuits such as the famous Joule Thief. This whole thing should not cost you more then $20. In some cases you may already have the parts on hand.Please be aware that...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:01:26 PDT
Two circuits of switched mode power supply based on the 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-circuits-of-switched-mode-power-supply-based-o/
Two circuits of switched mode power supply based on the 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SMALL.jpg Milen Today the switched mode power supplies (SMPS) are widely used in the electronic devices. Compared with the linear ones, they have the advantages to be more efficient, to occupy smaller place and to be cheaper. The only their disadvantage is that they are noisy and in some cases require nice fil...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:19:20 PDT
Power for Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-for-Projects/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:47:50 PDT
USB charger modify output voltage http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-charger-modify-output-voltage/
USB charger modify output voltage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/901P/I7IJ7EZ2/FQO901PI7IJ7EZ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/901P/I7IJ7EZ2/FQO901PI7IJ7EZ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/901P/I7IJ7EZ2/FQO901PI7IJ7EZ2.SMALL.jpg radu022003 Hello, this is my very first instructable, i am often reading instructables, but until now i haven't written any.Many times in our electronics project we need 3.3V or even less and most popular and cheapest phone chargers seems to be the first choice for powering our micrcontrollers or chips. But yo...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:14:20 PDT
ATX Bench Power Supply Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/ATX-Bench-Power-Supply-Enclosure/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:53:11 PDT
Bench Top Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Top-Power-Supply/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:37:24 PDT
DIY power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Fully-adjustable-double-output-power-supply/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 18:10:33 PDT
Move it - Charge it http://www.instructables.com/id/Move-it-Charge-it/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:27:18 PST
Cheap variable power supply LM317 under 10$ http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-variable-power-supply-LM317-under-10/
Cheap variable power supply LM317 under 10$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/WI76/I5ZZZI5H/F9SWI76I5ZZZI5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/WI76/I5ZZZI5H/F9SWI76I5ZZZI5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/WI76/I5ZZZI5H/F9SWI76I5ZZZI5H.SMALL.jpg Saral Tayal I did not have an atx power supply or a professional lab power supply, but as any electronic enthusiast would know, electronics all operate at different voltages. This makes rapid prototyping very difficult if you don't have a variable power supply to provide these exact voltages.My build is very ve...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:29:10 PST
HTPC Streacom ZF240 Power Supply Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/HTPC-Streacom-ZF240-Power-Supply-Mod/
HTPC Streacom ZF240 Power Supply Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/44XG/I5WCS3ZR/FS944XGI5WCS3ZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/44XG/I5WCS3ZR/FS944XGI5WCS3ZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/44XG/I5WCS3ZR/FS944XGI5WCS3ZR.SMALL.jpg jerpelea THIS MOD CAN BE USED ONLY WITH 35W INTEL CPU!!!Streacom has made a wonderfull power supply but it has 2 major flawshttp://www.streacom.com/news-item/zf240-product-an...Spec Before ModPower Output: 240W Combined, 3.3V @ 10A, 5V @ 10A, 5VSB @ 2A, 12V @14A, -12V @ 0.3AInput Power: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz O...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 23:22:33 PST
Testing a 3 in 1 Soldering Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-a-3-in-1-Soldering-Workstation/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 09:00:10 PST
Capacitor Discharger http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitor-Discharger/
Capacitor Discharger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/XSSG/I5LAZJYL/FOIXSSGI5LAZJYL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/XSSG/I5LAZJYL/FOIXSSGI5LAZJYL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/XSSG/I5LAZJYL/FOIXSSGI5LAZJYL.SMALL.jpg mjm2008 I use this circuit when I troubleshoot electronics products for many years now and I think it is a good idea to share it with you. The original author could be found at the link bellow:http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/captest.htmThings you need to make the circuit: 8 pcs diodes : 1N4007 (choose any di...
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:06:14 PST
G5 Mac Power Supply to ATX Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/G5-Mac-Power-Supply-to-ATX-Mod/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:34:33 PST
Plexi-glass box 4 home audio amplifier with power supplay http://www.instructables.com/id/Plexi-glass-box-4-home-audio-amplifier-with-power-/
Plexi-glass box 4 home audio amplifier with power supplay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/T3F5/I53I4NYQ/F3WT3F5I53I4NYQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/T3F5/I53I4NYQ/F3WT3F5I53I4NYQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/T3F5/I53I4NYQ/F3WT3F5I53I4NYQ.SMALL.jpg kompot Home made Plexy-glass box with power supply and audio amplifier.The idea was born because in house cinema I had no SUB. The system is 5.1, but the SUB was not amplified output. Variants have been two. Buy an active SUB, or just bought an amplifier and make a box First of all, I bought 2x50w Clas...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:22:59 PST
3D Printed Workbench Power Supply Converter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Workbench-Power-Supply-Converter/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 08:18:07 PST
Converting 12v/24v power supply to remote (G-code) switching http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-12v24v-power-supply-to-remote-G-code-sw/
Converting 12v/24v power supply to remote (G-code) switching - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1RZ/I4CNDD4I/F0ZY1RZI4CNDD4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1RZ/I4CNDD4I/F0ZY1RZI4CNDD4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1RZ/I4CNDD4I/F0ZY1RZI4CNDD4I.SMALL.jpg MindRealm Hi everyone!This Instructable shows you how to remotely switch your 12v or 24v power supply, using G-Code or by adding buttons in Pronterface. The process voids the warranty on the power supply, but they are only around $25 so not the end of the world if it dies, right?This projects should cost less...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:37:58 PST
DIY Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Power-Supply/
DIY Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/Q6LU/I3R6ZIN9/FVXQ6LUI3R6ZIN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/Q6LU/I3R6ZIN9/FVXQ6LUI3R6ZIN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/Q6LU/I3R6ZIN9/FVXQ6LUI3R6ZIN9.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot Obtaining a free power supply is incredibly quick and easy with a few basic tools and an old desktop computer. Most desktop computers are perfectly fine when they are exchanged for a newer, top-of-the-line system. If you have no other use for a working desktop, you can harvest the power supply to pr...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:04:35 PST
USB power adapter from socket http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-power-adapter-from-socket/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 14:29:38 PST
Simple USB UPS http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-USB-UPS/
Simple USB UPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/MFIJ/I2TG447O/FGRMFIJI2TG447O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/MFIJ/I2TG447O/FGRMFIJI2TG447O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/MFIJ/I2TG447O/FGRMFIJI2TG447O.SMALL.jpg jwhart1 This is an very simple circuit to act as a Uninterruptible Power Supply for a usb powered device. I'm using it to prevent reset of Raspberry Pi's during short power flickers caused by high motor current draws on a battery powered system. The circuit I'm using is able to maintain full power to a Ra...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:15:24 PST
Lazyman's Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Lazymans-Switch/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:25:06 PDT
OMHVPS - One more high voltage power supply (0-1.5KV) http://www.instructables.com/id/OMHVPS-One-more-high-voltage-power-supply-0-15KV/
OMHVPS - One more high voltage power supply (0-1.5KV) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DC3R/I0C94AUX/FBEDC3RI0C94AUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DC3R/I0C94AUX/FBEDC3RI0C94AUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DC3R/I0C94AUX/FBEDC3RI0C94AUX.SMALL.jpg abizar I needed a 1-2 KV power supply for capillary electrophoresis experiments. Serendipitously, I saw a couple of high voltage power supply modules in a pile of electronics junk at the De Anza flea market in Cupertino. Picked up both. The seller did say that he had no idea if these worked. One was marked...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:01:50 PDT
DIY Small Bench Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Small-Bench-Power-Supply/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:59:29 PDT
Bench Power from ATX PSU Thanks to Matthew http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Power-from-ATX-PSU-Thanks-to-Matthew/
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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/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:46:28 PDT
Solar Power Supply 5V/3.3V http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Supply-5V33V/
Solar Power Supply 5V/3.3V - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/MEBT/HZ13IKUU/FACMEBTHZ13IKUU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/MEBT/HZ13IKUU/FACMEBTHZ13IKUU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/MEBT/HZ13IKUU/FACMEBTHZ13IKUU.SMALL.jpg braulio777 This project is based on a 6V Solar Cell and constructed with two voltage regulators, one of 5V and other of 3.3V. The project is integrated inside a plastic box and in its exterior side is mounted the Solar Cell and a selectable switch to decide between 5V and 3.3V. Bill of Materials 1 ABS Pl...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:35:03 PDT
Simple Variable Current power supply 12V 1A-5A http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-Current-power-supply-12V-1A-5A/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:29:17 PDT
Powering an LED stripe + bonus (Lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Powering-an-LED-stripe-bonus-Lamp/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:33:27 PDT
555 Timer : Universal PWM Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-Universal-PWM-Controller/
555 Timer : Universal PWM Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/WH4E/HYLDRJR0/FTAWH4EHYLDRJR0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/WH4E/HYLDRJR0/FTAWH4EHYLDRJR0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/WH4E/HYLDRJR0/FTAWH4EHYLDRJR0.SMALL.jpg jacktrow Please visit my Kickstarter to purchase the assembled board or kit :https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jackt/univers...Within this instructable the 555 timer is used to create a variable PWM signal that can be varied from ~5% to ~95% of the power supplied using a variable resistor.PWM is a techniq...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 15:52:00 PDT
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:29 PDT
AC to DC Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/AC-to-DC-Conversion/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:24:04 PDT
PSU Bay Fan Mod (For Computers) http://www.instructables.com/id/PSU-Bay-Fan-Mod-For-Computers/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:05:05 PDT
POWER-SUPPLY for my LAB http://www.instructables.com/id/POWER-SUPPLY-for-my-LAB/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:44:51 PDT
Breadboard Power Supply to Arduino Project Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Power-Supply-to-Arduino-Project-Power-S/
Breadboard Power Supply to Arduino Project Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/ENNW/HWCJKDPH/FM7ENNWHWCJKDPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/ENNW/HWCJKDPH/FM7ENNWHWCJKDPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/ENNW/HWCJKDPH/FM7ENNWHWCJKDPH.SMALL.jpg paulindallas Although I enjoy bread boarding some of the projects I find here on Instructables or creating my own, when I put together something I want to keep, I like to do it in a modular fashion and in an enclosure. I have found a few things that make it easier for me to do this kind of work and thought I'...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:19:00 PDT