Yet Another Bench Top Power Supply Project

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Yet Another Bench Top Power Supply Project

There are a million variations on projects where you turn a PC (or other) power supply into a bench top power supply. I don’t know what my attraction is to this category of project (I have never bothered to build one), but they always catch my eye and I always at least imagine myself one day building one.

Here’s a project on Instructables for building a supply using parts all bought via AliExpress, the most expensive being a US$27 supply controller and an $8 36V 1.4A 50W power supply used for powering LED strip lights.

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With the parts in hand, it’s simply a matter of wiring everything together and housing it in a 3D printed enclosure. The .STL files for that are included.

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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

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