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DIY bench power supply using old PC power sources

DIY bench power supply using old PC power sources

You can now create your own high amp bench power supply using the ATX Power Supply Breakout Board, an old ATX power supply, and a few quick and easy steps. The ATX power supply breakout board will give you 12V, 5V and 3.3V outputs that are, in most cases, all you need...

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The SEEED Wio Terminal is a beast in a beautiful package.

The SEEED Wio Terminal is a beast in a beautiful package.

 Once you have the Arduino all figured out it is time to set your sights on the Internet Of Things, machine learning and AI.  To start off quickly and easily use the WioTerminal as an IoT central station, you can fully automate your house or business and use all kinds...

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How to: Solar charger module / step-up step-down module

How to: Solar charger module / step-up step-down module

Buck-Boost power modules have much application, from solar power to driving LED's at a constant current. It has lots of functions but number one is to supply a preset voltage, no matter if the voltage received is higher or lower than the supplied voltage. If you set...

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DIY light intensity meter (lux meter) project

DIY light intensity meter (lux meter) project

DIY light intensity meter (lux meter) project https://youtu.be/NUVwctmK39Y This projects will show you how to create a lux meter. Lux is defined as 1 lumen per square meter.  This unit can be used from measuring the human visible light for photographers, distance grow...

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RCWL-0516 microwave radar sensor review

RCWL-0516 microwave radar sensor review

Review: RCWL-0516 microwave radar sensor I was made aware of this super cool radar movement detector a couple of months back from a guy that uses them as an alternative to light switches. With a light sensor and a simple delay, these sensors can control the switching...

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How to use a PH probe and sensor

How to use a PH probe and sensor

If you worked with PH metering before you will know that PH values range from 0-14. Where PH 0 Will be very acidic, PH 7 will be neutral and PH 14 very alkaline. Water is near a PH 7 and this is usually around here that we will need to monitor PH of many things. A...

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Types of electronics power modules tutorial

Types of electronics power modules tutorial

The different types of electronics power modules tutorial and how to choose the right one for you. If you click on our power supplies and modules category you will see many different power supplies and modules, there are adjustable ones, buck, boost, step-up,...

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Skeleton Duino Review

Skeleton Duino Review

We designed this little board here at Bot shop as our solution to saving costs on using Arduino in our projects. Using an Arduino Uno on a finished project is firstly a bit expensive, throwing money in the water on components etc. not used in a final product....

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Bot shop EL wire how to

Bot shop EL wire how to

Electroluminescent wire - EL wire how to Yes, it looks impressive that is for sure! But it might seem a bit daunting to newcomers...... it is not. There are only a view things you need to know. In the past, you needed to be quite skilled to use lighting to set moods,...

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Our Lithium Battery Charging module review

Our Lithium Battery Charging module review

Lithium Battery Charging module There will come a time that you want to have your project mobile. The easiest way to accomplish that is with batteries and if you want to get a bit fancy, rechargeable Lithium batteries. I am reviewing the lithium Battery Charging...

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