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Switching Power Supply

My magnetometer sensor is going to run off a 12 lead acid battery charged with a solar panel. The main power needed is 5 V DC so a regulator to convert the battery voltage to 5 V DC is needed. I will use a switching regulator to keep the power needs low. Continue reading…

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DIY Machinable Wax


Machinable wax is something that occasionally I could use in my shop but when I look at the price of a piece of it I decide to use another approach. The other day however while browsing the web for information on 3D printers I ran across an article on making machinable wax. Continue reading…

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