Wooden Power Supply

I understand the feeling of frustration with the look of stock power supplies for electronics projects. You can work so hard getting the aesthetics of your enclosure and interface components just right, but then there’s that DC power cable just looks wrong. The maker behind the blog Making Weird Stuff shows us how he created a wood enclosed DC power adapter and a root-like cable for one of his Arduino projects, an animatronic reading lamp. To give the root-like quality to the cable, he dipped it in liquid latex and covered it very fine sawdust. After three coats, he was pleased with the result. While it looks really cool, I can’t vouch for the safety of this, so exercise caution if you do it yourself.

1 thought on “Wooden Power Supply

  1. Bobwojo48 says:

    While most wall warts don’t generate a lot of heat wrapping them with a insulating material like wood cannot be good.

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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