Posts Tagged ‘build log’

DIY custom power supply

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Anthony Lieuallen made this custom power supply and wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: You might not truly be an electronics nerd until you build your own power supply. Either way, I've finally passed that threshold. As I've mentioned previously (and previouslier), I've been working on mine...

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Ultra MegaMax Dominator (UMMD) 3D printer

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Mark Rehorst has a nice write-up about building his Ultra MegaMax Dominator (aka UMMD) 3D printer: Ultra MegaMax Dominator (aka UMMD) is my third 3D printer design/build.  I used much of what I learned from its predecessors, and tried a few experiments, resulting in a very high quality machine that...

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A two channel SI5351 signal generator

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

DuWayne Schmidlkofer has a nice write-up on building a two channel SI5351 signal generator: After getting the sketches written for the SI5351 board written to support multiple display types, I decided I need to write one more. Now that Pete is moving the Simpleceiver to a single conversion super-het, I...

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Electro pet

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Facelesstech has a nice build log on his electro pet project, inspired by Circuitbeard's petduino: I got inspiration for this project from the petduino. The petduino is a great project to get kids into coding and electronics. I thought I would have a go and see if I could add...

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Big F’n 3D printer build

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Dan Beaven blogged about his big 3D printer build: Summary of Features: 8 Cubic foot print volume (capable of larger with minor changes - i.e bigger cast aluminum plate) - The reason I chose 1/4" Cast Aluminum plate was to make sure it was dimensionally stable when heated.  Anything else...

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Jumping robot leg

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

[embed][/embed] Ben Katz documented his robotic leg project: Here are the python scripts that send serial commands to the motor controllers. Here are the eagle files, gerbers, and BOM for the motor controllers and sensor boards. When I sent the boards to 3PCB, the text the motor controllers got all...

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Homemade EDM (electric discharge machining) machine

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

[embed][/embed] In this video Scorchworks demonstrates his DIY EDM (electric discharge machining) machine : My homemade plunge EDM (electric discharge machining) machine built based on the book “Build an EDM” by Robert Langolois. The book consists of a series of articles that originally appeared in The Home Shop Machinist. I deviated...

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Project Hathor, a 2KV ring launcher

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Check out Krux's 2kV ring launcher, Project Hathor.  He writes: Have you ever wanted to shoot disks of aluminium forty five feet into the air at the press up a button? Do you like experimenting with high energy physics, and learn about things such as impulse generators, charge circuits, Lorentz force,...

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Building a 32K RAM Board

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Glitch has posted details on his build of a RAM board for the Challenger III: With a quantity of 495 prototype boards in hand, it was time to build up a RAM board for the Challenger III. My implementation uses a single 32K x 8 static RAM in DIP packaging, which is...

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High voltage power supply for Nixie tubes

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Limpkin has published a new build: a high voltage power supply for Nixie tubes For quite a while I've had this project idea in the back of my head that would involve using many Nixie tubes. These funny looking cold cathode displays were actually introduced during the 1950s and unfortunately...

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A 1-meter-diameter small transmitting loop for 7 MHz, part 1

Friday, April 1st, 2016

qrp-gaijin has been working on a 1-meter-diameter small transmitting loop for 7 MHz: I've decided to try constructing a smaller, more traditional loop of 1-meter diameter. A smaller loop means smaller radiation resistance, and that means that small values of loss resistance become more significant. Great care must be taken in all...

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Mains 230VAC isolator

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Jaanus Kalde has built an isolator box: Probing mains powered schematics is hard. Most oscilloscopes are earth referenced, so connecting ground probe to random spot of mains connected device will make a small explosion. Also there is the risk of electric shock by touching wrong part of the schematic while being in...

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Building a simple circuit probe

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Vicente Jiménez has published a new build: Sometimes you need to check one circuit and test some of its nodes. Usually a tester in voltage mode is a good solution, but it has a pair of problems. First, it measures about zero both when the node is driven at zero...

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An almost-GHz active differential oscilloscope probe (Part 3)

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Christer Weinigel wrote a series of three posts about how he built a active differential scope probe which is usable up to about a GHz: This is part three of a series about building a active differential oscilloscope probe. Part 1 covered why I wanted a differential probe and the...

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X-Carve CNC mill build log & review

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Jeremy Blum writes: A few months ago, I built and reviewed the Shapeoko2 CNC mill from Inventables. Now, I’m back to review its successor, the X-Carve. The X-Carve features new-and-improved mechanics, a much sturdier spindle mounting system, and a myriad of other improvements that make it easier than ever to...

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Shapeoko2 CNC Mill build log & review

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Jeremy Blum's review and build-log of the Shapeoko2: I bet you thought that I only had room in my heart for one at-home manufacturing technology! 3D Printing is still my first true manufacturing love, but I’m very excited to share that I’ve started experimenting with CNC milling, too, thanks to the...

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Mini MAME cabinet

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Greg Kennedy shows you how to make a DIY MAME cabinet project:  I started this project by taking stock of my components.  Like any good hacker, I have a stack of spare PCs and monitors for occasions like this.  I selected a set that was particularly hard to repurpose, due to...

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DIY 3D printer project

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

  Nerdipedia documented a 3D printer build, called Huey: This is not a general purpose 3D printer. It is the size of a small chest freezer and has a expected build volume over 200 litres. It uses eight drive motors and may require a lot of setting up compared to...

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Night light 2.0, part II

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Kevin Rye built this Night Light 2.0: And there it is. Definitely not my best work, but it’ll do. I just wanted to use up that last PCB left over from the Tesseract build. I guess it was better to use the PCB for something rather than have it sitting in a parts...

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The Tesseract build, Part II

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Kevin Rye posted an update on his Tesseract, we wrote about it previously. With the software and hardware for the Tesseract complete, it was time to wrap up the enclosure.

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