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It turns out that the power supply unit, or PSU, of a standard desktop computer is the perfect device to energise most of your DIY electronics projects. With rails for 12, 5 and 3.3 volts, it suits a wide range of hobbyist gadget demands. The following guide will show you how to transform a decommissioned PSU into a tweakable DIY power source.
Smart watches are fine, but they really don’t capture the DIY spirit. Over on Instructables, user benhur.gonvalves shows you how to build a smart little watch using an Arduino that comes packed with a pedometer, temperature reader, compass and more.
Timelapse photography is great, and it’s certainly something we’ve seen DIY solutions for before. Over on Make, they show off another way to do it, using an Arduino.
Normally, DIY electronics projects require a lot of room to spread out and specialised tools, but this simple, tiny workbench by Instructables user gizmologist bucks the trend. It offers storage for tools and room for a breadboard, Arduino, and a few other gadgets, all in a portable package.
Internet radio’s great, but you need an internet connected device to listen to it. If you have an old radio sitting around and you want to listen to some tunes, Make shows you how to rebroadcast those stations on the FM band using a Raspberry Pi.