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Home produced 700VA isolation transformer

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Dilshan Jayakody writes: This a quick post regarding homemade 300V - 2.3A isolation transformer. This transformer is a part of my ongoing 300V AC/DC variable power supply project and it’s boxed as a separate unit because of its heavy weight and size. All the parameters of this transformer are calculated...

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Intervalometer turns on the air conditioning at night automatically

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Matseng designed an IR remote control intervalometer. He got tired of waking up and turning on his air conditioner during the night, so he built a project to do it for him. The device sends on/off IR codes to the air conditioner, controlling it at set intervals. He designed it on...

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DIY soldering station for mains-powered soldering irons

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Pantelis designed and built a DIY soldering station for mains powered soldering irons. He added a thermocouple temperature sensor to the heater, and controls the power to it via a microcontroller. The whole project is documented in pictures. Via PCB heaven.

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