The USB-C Explorer helps to get started with USB-C
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The USB-C Explorer helps to get started with USB-C

Jason has designed a development board for USB-C and Power Delivery, that is available on GitHub. The board is also on sale at Tindie for $79 + shipping. The USB-C Explorer is a development board with everything needed to start working with USB Type-C. It contains a USB-C port...

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Researchers Developed Highly Durable Washable And Stretchable Solar Cells
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Researchers Developed Highly Durable Washable And Stretchable Solar Cells

Scientists of Japanese research institute RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have successfully developed a product that allows solar cells to continue to provide solar power after being washed, stretched and compressed. Takao Someya of Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science, a...

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How to Select a Voltage Regulator
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How to Select a Voltage Regulator

Sanket @ octopart.com tipped us with his latest blog post about voltage regulators and how to select them. All electronics projects need power. Power can come from either stored energy in a battery, or directly from mains AC voltage or DC power from renewable sources such as solar...

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Raspberry Pi ATX Power Board
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Raspberry Pi ATX Power Board

Control 16 Relays with your Pi, supplying 12V to 16 DC jacks. All powered from and ATX Power Supply, with sensor support on board. You can find more details on the author's website. by Rodney Balent @ kickstarter.com: I started out with the simple goal of wanting to automate a few...

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PD Buddy Sink – USB Power Delivery for everyone
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PD Buddy Sink – USB Power Delivery for everyone

Clayton G. Hobbs @ hackaday.io published some details of his project, a USB power delivery board. He writes: USB Power Delivery is a cool standard for getting lots of power—up to 100 W—from a USB Type-C port. Being an open standard for supplying enough power to charge phones,...

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ESPurna-H, A Compact Open Source Hardware Wireless Power Wall Switch
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ESPurna-H, A Compact Open Source Hardware Wireless Power Wall Switch

Controlling your AC loads using wireless power switch is not a new concept. Several commercial products from several vendors can be found on the market such as Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Socket Plug, SAMSUNG’s SmartThings Power Outlet and Sonoff Pow WiFi Switch from ITEAD. Using ESP8266...

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PWM POWER REGULATOR
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PWM POWER REGULATOR

pinko @ blog.exrockets.com wanted to regulate the power to a resistive load so he decided to build a PWM power regulator based on PIC18LF2550. In order to synthesize chlorates and perchlorates in the home lab it is always good to have a way to regulate the current flowing through the...

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LTC5596 – 100MHz to 40GHz Linear-in-dB RMS Power Detector
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LTC5596 – 100MHz to 40GHz Linear-in-dB RMS Power Detector

The LTC5596 is a high frequency, wideband and high dynamic range RMS power detector that provides accurate, true power measurement of RF and microwave signals independent of modulation and waveforms. The LTC5596 responds in an easy to use log-linear 29mV/dB scale to signal levels from...

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