Make a USB power/charger from a wall wart

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Make a USB power/charger from a wall wart

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A user on the Hacked Gadgets Forum posted this simple conversion of a common wall-wart into a USB power supply/device charger. He used the power adapter from an old Iomega drive and a few common components. I’ve seen several versions of these floating around. Easy to make. Nice to have around.

DIY Wall-Wart USB Power Supply – Link

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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