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How to build a Tesla Coil

How to build a Tesla Coil

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Servo Database - RC Servo Specs and Reviews How to Convert a Computer ATX Power Supply to a Lab Power Supply Edit Article Edited by Abizarl, Krystle C., Jack Herrick, Vertent and 42 others Computer power supplies cost around US$30, but lab power supplies can run you $100 or more! By converting the cheap (free) ATX power supplies that can be found in any discarded computer, you can get a phenomenal lab power supply with huge current outputs, short circuit protection, and reasonably tight voltage regulation on the 5V line. On most power supply units (PSUs), the other lines are unregulated. Ad Steps 1Look online or at your local computer store for an ATX computer power supply, or dismantle an old computer and remove the power supply from the case.Ad 2Unplug the power cable from the power supply and turn off the switch on the back (if there is one). 13 Plug the power cable into the back of the power supply and into an AC socket. Tips You can use your power supply 12V output as a car battery charger! Warnings If you suspect the power supply is damaged, do not use it!

Sourcing electronic components for synth-DIY "Not discontinued, you understand,just on a 52-week lead time." —Dan Mills Hardware Eurorack frames AKA Eurocard frames AKA IEC 60297 sub-racks. have them cheap. Connectors 0.145" / 3.68 mm pitch Molex 1625 series. Male pins Molex 02-06-2103 (Digi-Key WM1000-ND, Farnell 1079887) Receptacle for male pins, 3-way Molex 03-06-2032 (Digi-Key WM1221-ND, Farnell 1593638) Receptacle for male pins, 4-way Molex 03-06-2042 (Digi-Key WM1222-ND, RS 679-4855) Switches Keyboard switches RS 664-581 (Cherry MX1A-A1NN) does not include a keycap, contrary to what the photo on the web site suggests. Passives Capacitors Dielectrics Potentiometers The most common types of shaft are : round, 1/4" (6.35 mm) ; round, 6 mm; "knurled" a.k.a "serrated" a.k.a. Curves a.k.a. laws a.k.a. tapers : the three most common curves are linear, log (a.k.a. One of the best deals there is on pots is the Alpha RV160 knurled shaft carbons. Some people prefer G&H or Song-Huei's 16-mm carbon pots. Beware of Piher pots. Anti-log pots

antenna basics Antennas, to quote a friend, are one of life's eternal mysteries. "All I'm totally certain of is that any antenna is better than no antenna and the antenna should preferably erected as high and be as long as is possible or desirable". Here we will discuss the very basics of antennas including the the amazing terminated tilted folded dipole antenna. Each type of antenna will eventually have its own page. LAST MODIFIED: Sunday, 23-Jun-2013 12:55:29 PDT Please don't forget to bookmark this valuable electronics tutorial site! Authored by Ian C. Find us on Google+ What are the basics of antennas? Antennas, to quote a friend, are one of life's eternal mysteries. The basic antenna The most basic antenna is called "a quarter wave vertical", it is a quarter wavelength long and is a vertical radiator. This type of antenna relies upon an "artificial ground" of either drooping radials or a car body to act as ground. Antenna Polarisation Antenna Impedance The quarter wave vertical antenna The Yagi antenna

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Hard Disk Drive Magnets For Wind Turbines Obtain super strong magnets from old hard disk drives to use in wind turbine alternators home > windThe most expensive parts of a wind turbinealternator are the magnets and the enamelled magnet wire. In a previous article we have introduced cheap and easy to make PVC wind turbine blades. Hard Disk Drive Magnets 50% of the world's neodymium magnets are currently used in computer hard disk drives (HDD) with each HDD typically containing two magnets. Extracting the magnets from an old hard drive is very easy - usually just a small selection of screwdrivers is required. This can be difficult - the easiest way is to put one corner of the backing plate into a bench vice and bend the other corner of the plate using a pair of vice grips. The following short video shows the full process from opening the hard disk drive, extracting the magnets on their backing plates, to removing those backing plates to leave just the magnets ready to be used.WARNING! Neodmium Magnets in Hard Disk Drives wind