The “DPS” series of power supplies from the Chinese manufacturer Ruideng is popular among hobbyists. It allows to set voltage and current, but still needs a source power supply – so basically it’s a DC buck converter. It also doesn’t come with a case. I built three cases, using some scraps of plywood. Two cases…
Wooden Raspberry Pi case
A few years ago, I decided to build a case for the Raspberry Pi out of oak wood. Since I wanted to power the Pi from a 12 V source, I included a switch mode voltage regulator. Here are some pictures of the project. 🙂
Revamp your helping hands
If you solder a lot, you probably own at least one pair of so called “helping hands”. In my experience the ones you get nowadays are less heavy (smaller and therefore lighter foot) and all in all cheaper, than the ones you could buy one or two decades ago. Unfortunately I couldn’t find better ones,…
DIY solder reel holder
There are different versions of stands/holders/dispensers for holding the reels of solder and allow yourself to conveniently unwind them, as needed. Most of them are made of metal and can handle multiple reels. I decided to build some myself using wood, plywood and small brass tubing, I already had laying around.