Dodged a bullet


While wiring up my other damper, I managed to short things out and wound up damaging the +5v regulator. It was only outputting ~2v and it was running hot to the touch.

I keep all the free car chargers from trade shows because you never know when you'll need to gut one and use it, as was the case today.

It's a bit crude looking, but it'll work until I get a proper replacement!


Bryan Mayland

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haha nice! I have a couple of those car chargers too sitting around and have definitely used one to just get a 5V supply voltage for a temporary project.