As I promised in my video “EL Wire Made at Home” .www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcXHx5ikjM4 I came up with a few circuits for building your own power supply for electroluminescent wire. The first one is very similar to the “tickler” style 1908 Ford Model T spark coil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignition_system#Switchable_systems
Build your own EL wire power supply – [Link]
Don’t let the sexy name fool you, the Extech 382213 is all business — the business of powering your awesome hacking projects!
The 382213 plays the desktop power supply role — it gives you carefully measured voltages to play with when working on a project, reducing the number of batteries you might waste, as well as preventing you from ‘letting the smoke out’ by blasting your components with too much juice. The 382213 is about 6×9 inches and weights 11 pounds.
Extech 382213 Desktop Power Supply Review – [Link]
If you use opamps like the TL082/84 you’ll be in need of a “split” power supply. That is a power supply that has a positive voltage, ground, and the equivalent negative voltage (eg +5v, 0v, -5v). Since most audio signals are AC you need the opamp to operate in this range to be able to process them.
Creating a negative voltage from a positive one - [Link]
Precision circuit monitors negative-supply threshold: [via]
Using an IC (MAX971) that includes an open-drain comparator and a precision 1% voltage reference, this circuit monitors the magnitude of a negative supply voltage and provides a digital warning of fault conditions. To monitor multiple negative voltages, use the MAX974, which includes four comparators.
App note: Monitor negative power supplies – [Link]
Here is a simple and economical 10A variable power supply with 1.2-30V. LM317 have been used to drive 3 NPN TIP41C transistors (or three 2N3055). Nothing to say about the project, it is really simple. The main supply must be connected to a rectified source (transformer + 20-30A bridge rectifier). For Q1,2 and 3 can be used any power TO220 transistor (TIP132C,TIP41C etc) or three external 2N3055 transistors. [via]
10A 1-30V Variable Power Supply with LM317 - [Link]
Power is an important aspect of all embedded systems. Nothing works without electric power. Depending upon the type of applications, several options for power are available. For example, if the system doesn’t need to be portable, it can be powered directly from the wall source using AC adaptors.
Regulated power supply for embedded systems – [Link]
Here’s a little bench power supply I made using the Adafruit Power Supply kit. I just replaced the kit’s PCB mount potentiometer with a panel mount pot and added a 7805 5v regulator to power the display. The acrylic panel was made from a scrap piece I had and the heat sink came from a dead PC power supply.
Variable Power Supply – [Link]
This project shows how to measure the power supply of your micro-controller that can be very important and critical, specially for battery powered applications. The solution the author explains in this short tutorial don’t need any external components, for all the AVR micro controllers that have an internal ADC. As an example in this article, we are going to use an ATMEGA48 micro controller.
AVR: Monitor power supply voltage, for free! – [Link]