Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 • Category: Power Supplies
Voltage range: 0.7 - 24V
Current limiting range: 50mA - 2A
A Variable DC Power Supply is one of the most useful tools on the electronics hobbyist's workbench. This circuit is not an absolute novelty, but it is simple, reliable, "rugged" and short-proof, featuring variable voltage up to 24V and variable current limiting up to 2A. Well suited to supply the circuits shown in this website. You can adapt it to your own requirements as explained in the notes below.
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 • Category: Remote Control
You can construct your own long range infrared (IR) wireless remote using Motorola's MC145026 emitter and MC145027 detector chips. With your remote you can control devices up to 20 feet (7 meters) away. It operates similiarly to a TV remote. You just point the emitter at the detector, push a transmit button. The detector then interprets your data signal. You can use this circuit to remotely turn on/off devices (like a motors, relays, home appliances).
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 • Category: Miscellaneous
This small realization, based on one of the most common IC (MAX232) is designed to create a small and convenient TTL to RS232 and vice versa converter.
All you need is 4 caps, one IC and 2 connectors. If you want to add a small regulator on the board (already foreseen on the PCB) you just need to add a 78L05 regulator and a cap.
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 • Category: FM Transmitters
This is a universal 1 Watt RF class C amplifier that is ideally suited for low power FM transmitters. Input should be at least 100mW to achieve 1W output. It is recommended to enclose the amplifier in a metal case.
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 • Category: LED
For the electric R/C enthusiast, a tachometer can be a very useful piece of equipment. When I first built this tach back in 1995, it was essential, as there were very few off-the-shelf electric R/C power systems that just worked. At that time, you had to experiment with batteries, speed controls or switches, connectors, and wiring, and a tachometer was a tool to help you measure the results.
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