The requisite starting point for anything electronic – you won’t get much blinking, buzzing, or processing done without a power supply. Get familiarized with some important power supply basics and join me while I assemble an adjustable dual linear regulated supply kit.

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  • http://twitter.com/DigiDaunted DigitallyDaunted

    We do the same project in our book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.  It is a great project to learn assembly skills and a useful thing to have for future experiments.  The Jameco kits are great for beginners as they include great instructions but they aren’t toys either.  Thanks for the video!

  • http://twitter.com/DigiDaunted DigitallyDaunted

    We do the same project in our book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.  It is a great project to learn assembly skills and a useful thing to have for future experiments.  The Jameco kits are great for beginners as they include great instructions but they aren’t toys either.  Thanks for the video!

  • http://twitter.com/DigiDaunted DigitallyDaunted

    We do the same project in our book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.  It is a great project to learn assembly skills and a useful thing to have for future experiments.  The Jameco kits are great for beginners as they include great instructions but they aren’t toys either.  Thanks for the video!

  • http://twitter.com/DigiDaunted DigitallyDaunted

    We do the same project in our book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.  It is a great project to learn assembly skills and a useful thing to have for future experiments.  The Jameco kits are great for beginners as they include great instructions but they aren’t toys either.  Thanks for the video!

  • http://twitter.com/DigiDaunted DigitallyDaunted

    We do the same project in our book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.  It is a great project to learn assembly skills and a useful thing to have for future experiments.  The Jameco kits are great for beginners as they include great instructions but they aren’t toys either.  Thanks for the video!

  • http://twitter.com/DigiDaunted DigitallyDaunted

    We do the same project in our book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.  It is a great project to learn assembly skills and a useful thing to have for future experiments.  The Jameco kits are great for beginners as they include great instructions but they aren’t toys either.  Thanks for the video!

  • Anonymous

    Marvelous Collin video as usual.  Instructive, entertaining, …and one hardly notices the adverts.  That’s the way to do it.

    Now another Jeri vid?  Bill Hammack?… or has he gone completely ‘indy’?Just a silly notion: show us how to use Xbees (with/without arduino) Collin or Jeri.

  • http://twitter.com/restifo Christian Restifo

    Does anyone know what brand soldering iron he uses? I like that curved tip; it makes it easier to see what you’re doing. I’ve briefly looked around, and I can’t seem to find anything like it.

    • http://narbotic.com Collin Cunningham

      hmm – try searching for an “angled” tip

      • http://twitter.com/restifo Christian Restifo

        Well….I look pretty stupid…….

        • http://narbotic.com Collin Cunningham

          nah – happens to the best of us

      • http://twitter.com/restifo Christian Restifo

        Well….I look pretty stupid…….

  • http://narbotic.com Collin Cunningham

    I use a Metcal MX500 – but you should be able to find angled tips for most soldering irons.

    • Philip Kasavan

      I was wondering about this, too. Thanks for the reply, Collin. 

      Also, is there any place we can buy/download the music you use in your videos?

      • http://narbotic.com Collin Cunningham

        thnx – I’ll check in on that thread.

        I plan on publishing the soundtracks in one form or another – definitely on my to-do list!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Denomme/100000602268407 Shane Denomme

      Hey Collin, just to inform you that there are a bunch of unanswered questions on your LED color organ thread and a lot of people are confused or lost. Help would be appreciated. :)

  • Jay Hester

    Another great video!  I’ve been working with power supplies lately and this helps out.  Do you think you’ll make a vid about switched power supplies, or do you know of a good place to get info for them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/fabrizio.marquesini.flores Fabrizio Flores

    How about that soldering helping ´stand/hand/thing´ (2:10 min) where to buy it??

  • http://www.facebook.com/fabrizio.marquesini.flores Fabrizio Flores

    How about that soldering helping ´stand/hand/thing´ (2:10 min) where to buy it??

  • http://www.facebook.com/fabrizio.marquesini.flores Fabrizio Flores

    How about that soldering helping ´stand/hand/thing´ (2:10 min) where to buy it??

  • http://www.facebook.com/fabrizio.marquesini.flores Fabrizio Flores

    How about that soldering helping ´stand/hand/thing´ (2:10 min) where to buy it??

  • joshuadp117

    where did you get your synth from

    • http://narbotic.com Collin Cunningham

      I made it :)

      • joshuadp117

        do you have a circuit diagram

    • http://narbotic.com Collin Cunningham

      I made it :)