Electronic Dummy Load

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I find the best way for me to learn anything is through practical application. To that end I came across an interesting video blog by Dave Jones (www.eevblog.com), detailing the design of a electronic dummy load. For my next project I thought it would be useful to have a constant current dummy load in the lab (aka garage), so I decided to build up the circuit Dave Jones demonstrates in his video. (more…)

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C# Basic Calculator

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I have always had a fascination with programming, but really never spent enough time to become proficient at any one language. In repose to that idea I have decided to dip my feet in the waters of C#. (more…)

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24 Volt DC Power Supply

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I was recently asked if I could build a 24 volt AC to DC power supply; something similar to a laptop power adapter. I thought this would be a nice little project and I wondered how much of it could be done with spare parts resourced from other electronics. The only requirements imposed on this project were as followed. Beyond these few requirements I was free do as I pleased: (more…)

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LM317 Linear Power Supply

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For my next electronics project I wanted to do something useful for the lab. I have been looking at picking up an adjustable power supply for my bench, but was inspired to build one myself. I searched the Internet for a good tutorial, but had a little trouble finding one that I liked. It was ultimately my brother who came through and sent me a link to www.jumperone.com. (more…)

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