ATX Super Easy

About: They Call me Wallace.

Hello all Fellow Instructables.

This one its my  3rd ATX power Supply To Bench Top.

it is Super Easy To do.  I Called IT   The Cube.

But All the Credit Goes to  Jordanyte  By Using his  Creation. You Could make  One Like this.

With Out The Risk of Electrocution.  And With Out  Hacking your Power Supply to Bits... And It Works....

If You Guys need More Info Please Check 

Basically All i did Was  Build a Box For the Power Supply. Using Yes You Guess it. WOOD. And Some Acrylic PVC.

Some LED Stripes,  Amp & Volt Meter Are  incorporated. as well as a DC- LM 2596 Dc Adjustable Converter. With a USB Connector
The Power is Coming Out OF the ATX 4 pin. Using 12v Only . and The LM 2596 Is Down To 9 Volts To Run The Amp/ Volt Meter. Not Connected yet. Waiting for a Shunt.

All The Extra Wires Are  Inside 3 Project Boxes. Just to keep All clean And Neat.
There is No Need To Cut A single Wire......  its 1,2 3   Super Easy, Safe And Fun. 
 Hope You guys Like this one.......   
Now Go And Build Something and Hey Hey Have Fun.

Note...   The Volt & Amp Meter Gets Connected like this.......

All the Red Wires Together....
All the Black Wires Together....

The Blue Wire Gets Connected To A Female Plug See picture..

To Measure The Amps. The Ground Wire of The LOAD goes  To The Female Plug.  & The Positive To The 3-  5  12 V.

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    12 Discussions


    5 years ago

    That's cool! Could you please confirm how did you connect it? I'm working on a project, and I think I will use a similar amp/volt meter.

    3 replies

    Reply 5 years ago

    sure have a look at the pictures.... Hope this helps....


    5 years ago

    Hi there! Did you manage to connect the ammeter-voltmeter at the end?

    1 reply

    5 years ago on Introduction

    COOL power supply, It love the inner lighting! You don't need the LM2596s to power the Volt/Amp meters, you can power them from your 12V. (I think the Volt/Amp meter you have will work from 4.5V-30V). Maybe as a suggestion, why don't you desolder the trimmer on the PCB, and replace for a wirewound potentiometer, so you can adjust the voltage from a knob instead of using a small screwdriver? and if you connect it to +12 and -12 you can have and adjusted output from 1.2V-23V. I think the one you have on the board is a 50K trimmer. You could check with the multimeter.

    Here is a link for a 50K 10 Turn wirewound resistor.

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    will do .

    thanks for your comment. the reason i connected the volt/amp meter to the lm2596

    on your instruct able you mentioned not to connect the amp meter directly to the power supply. But it works.... i will follow your suggestion. cheers mate


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I see, sorry! I used different meters that don't allow that. Your meter is much better, it even has calibration adjustment.


    5 years ago

    Tnx. Xbuntu. And MethodRo. Here you will find details on the PCB and how to get it. Cheers.