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9
Mar

DIY Adjustable Benchtop Power Supply from a common PC Power Supply? Will Lyon has got you covered.

DIY Benchtop PSU / DIM from PC PSU

 

A friend of mine Will Lyon ( AKA SXRguyinMA ) has just completed his latest project which he dubbed Powerhouse. Having fallen in love with custom electronics and actually deciding to go back to college and get a degree in the feild, Will realized he would need a benchtop PSU so he could test his work. Being an accomplished PC modder and Dedicated DIYer, he decided to build his own based on an every day common PC PSU. After some planning Will decided to incorporate a Digital Multimeter, Adjustable 1.3v-30v adjustable source, and dedicated 3.3v, 5v, and 12v rails. If that was not enough, he decided to incorporate some LEDs to give it that PC Case Modder feel! We tip our hat to Will on this one. It's truly a functional work of art! Check out Proect Power House's full build log over on TheBestCaseScenario.com. We have a few photos after the jump for those of you who want instant gratification. Read more about DIY Adjustable Benchtop Power Supply from a common PC Power Supply? Will Lyon has got you covered.

2
Jul

LaunchPad: Q&A session with MSP430 product marketing manager, Adrian Fernandez.

 

Texas Instruments LaunchPad
LaunchPad Q and A
 
 
Following up on our post about Texas Instrument’s new development platform LaunchPad, we sent some questions to TI Media Relations about some concerns members of the community have expressed.  MSP430 product marketing manager, Adrian Fernandez was kind enough to answer the questions for us. So without further delay let’s get on to the answers.
 
Read more about LaunchPad: Q&A session with MSP430 product marketing manager, Adrian Fernandez.
30
Jun

Texas Instruments rockets into the hobbiest community with LaunchPad.

Texas Instruments LaunchPad

TI LaunchPad

 

Last week Texas Instruments debuted its hobbiest level Micro Conroller dev board named LaunchPad. Hack A Day posted a very thurough introduction but we wanted a little more information. Texas Instruments is selling the full kit including 2 micro controllers for just $4.30 and is shipping them for free. So what exactaly is Launchpad and what can it do? We cover that after the jump. Read more about Texas Instruments rockets into the hobbiest community with LaunchPad.

4
Jun

We would like to welcome Protostack as one of our site sponsors!

Protostack Products Protostack Logo

Not long ago we blogged about Protostack releasing Version 1.4 of their Atmega 8 dev board. Well today I would like to announce protostack as one of our new site sponsors. Protostack offers a nice selection of electronic gear including innovative stackable prototyping boards. They have sent us a nice care package for us to play with including an Atmega 8 dev board kit complete with a USBASP programmer. We will have full write ups and tutorials on the kits as well as a special article on their stackable protoboards in the comming weeks. We are also working on creating a tutorial series on using the USBASP programmer to program your Atmega Micro Controllers.  So head over to Protostack's website and check out what they have to offer and when you are done check out the other cool features they offer on the site such as: Tutorials, Discussion forum, and even a place to showcase your project's photos. We have some photos of the gear they sent us after the jump... Read more about We would like to welcome Protostack as one of our site sponsors!

4
Jun

We would like to welcome Protostack as one of our site sponsors!

Protostack Products Protostack Logo

Not long ago we blogged about Protostack releasing Version 1.4 of their Atmega 8 dev board. Well today I would like to announce protostack as one of our new site sponsors. Protostack offers a nice selection of electronic gear including innovative stackable prototyping boards. They have sent us a nice care package for us to play with including an Atmega 8 dev board kit complete with a USBASP programmer. We will have full write ups and tutorials on the kits as well as a special article on their stackable protoboards in the comming weeks. We are also working on creating a tutorial series on using the USBASP programmer to program your Atmega Micro Controllers.  So head over to Protostack's website and check out what they have to offer and when you are done check out the other cool features they offer on the site such as: Tutorials, Discussion forum, and even a place to showcase your project's photos. We have some photos of the gear they sent us after the jump... Read more about We would like to welcome Protostack as one of our site sponsors!

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