By - Shmoopfox
yep! uses capacitor and resistor to smooth the output
Looks like it.
I hope the AC you're going to rectify is just from an isolated power adapter.
That’ll convert atLEAST 1v I’m sure 👍
(Sorry couldn’t resist)
I can borrow you some resistors
NOW, I can resist!
Now turn it back to AC!
I was caught
In the middle of a railroad track (thunder)
I looked 'round
And I knew there was no turning back (thunder)
My mind raced
And I thought, what could I do? (Thunder)
And I knew
There was no help, no help from you (thunder)
Sound of the drums
Beating in my heart
The thunder of guns
Tore me apart
I got a good few lines in before I realised what this was AND I love this song!!!
Given that you have so much space on that perfboard, you can add more components on top of that later :)
Leds. Lots of leds. 😍
I am going to add a step-down transformer.
Why not adding 3 more diodes to make FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER instead of a puny single diode?
Looks good. I also have these boards and i love them so much!
Sprinkle three more diodes so you can increase the efficiency of that AC-DC converter.
its just a single diode but it will do
~smart electrical engineer living in Canada
Ah yes, a fellow Electroboom enjoyer.
Now, if this is not meant to be part of a larger project, put it in a nice wooden box or something. Half the fun is making it look good!
Simple is best, do you have any simple DC/DC?
This design has much power loss, you can use diodes bridge configuration to get a full wave rectifier instead.
**Now plug it into the mains AC.**
JUST kidding! **Don't.**
Test how many amps it can handle on 240V?
Unrelated, but does anyone here ever use the edge of these with a card edge connector to expand to other boards?
You should learn to take pictures.
Sorry I took it on my phone about 5 hours before I posted this, so it was pretty late
Especially when trying to kill yourself with electronics
Is that unsoldered or poorly soldered?
I would guess soldered from other side considering those are THT components
Thats what i'm assuming too, but if I have to assume that then the soldering was probably not that great. Those through holes look like there was no solder that reached the other side.
They do seem a bit empty but i wouldn't judge it based on poor quality picture, test of time will tell if they are soldered well xd
Not yet soldered. I’m adding a transformer
Makes sense. I would be really careful if you plan to do anything with mains power.