Quick, Easy, and Cheap 35 Volt 5 Amp Power Supply

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Cheap and Easy Voltage Regulator - FrontThis is a quick and easy build that almost anyone should find  very satisfying with a budget of less than $10. It uses a 35 Volt 5 Amp DC - DC Boost Converter that takes in anywhere  between 4.5V – 30V and boosts it to almost 36 volts. Combined that with the inexpensive and popular 100V 10A Voltmeter / Ammeter. Connect everything together with some proper gauge wires connected to a couple pairs of male and female banana plugs for easy connecting and disconnecting of various devices, wires, and clips.

Quick, Easy, and Cheap 36 Volt 10 Amp Power Supply - RenderI took all of those parts and modeled each of their dimensions separately in Autodesk Fusion 360. Once all the different components were modeled I spaced everything out in the best possible orientation I could find, while making the most compact design.  After making sure that there were small channels in the model to account for the wiring I made a case around all of it. If you are interested in printing this case yourself I have uploaded the complete model on Thingiverse.

Parts List

Photo of the wiring underneath with easy access:
Quick, Easy, and Cheap 36 Volt 10 Amp Power Supply - Bottom

 

Cheapest Digital Constant Current PSU 50V 5AMaybe your interested in something a bit beefier with a bit more control or if you would like to see more please drop a comment below, email me directly using admin@triplemike.com or hit me up at any of my social links with your comments and suggestions.

3D Print GLOWING ColorFabb XT PLA Filament on PrintrBot

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It is a mesmerizing video to watch… I use the PrintrBot Simple to 3D print glow in the dark ColorFabb XT PLA Filament. Excuse the quality as this video was shot in complete darkness, and brightened up in post processing.

We used the silicone heated bed set to 65°C and an Extra Wide Roll of Blue Painters Tape for good bed adhesion. My hot end is heated pretty high for PLA, all the way up to 235°C. You might have luck with a little lower temperature but higher definitely will require more heat than normal for PLA.

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