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In the Maker Shed: Plug-in Bread-Board Power Supply

”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXz9qz-QoZg&feature=youtube_gdata”
I decided to make a quick video of me building the Plug-in Bread-Board Power Supply from the Maker Shed (http://www.makershed.com). This power supply makes a great addition to anyones electronics lab. Here’s why:

This power supply module plugs straight into common bread boards, allowing you to cleanly and easily power your board with a wall wart plug or with wires into screw terminals. It features a variable voltage regulator that can be set to output 3.3 or 5V with a jumper, or any voltage if a potentiometer is added. The input has a rectifier that accepts AC or DC (polarity doesn’t matter)–just make sure the input is about 2V greater than the output you want. Skill level: beginner.

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