Replacing the old particleboard desktop with a new bamboo countertop and adjustable leg workbench.
I had quickly run out of room for all my test equipment on my original desktop table that I used for electronics work. Leaving me around 1.5 sq/ft of usable area for my projects.
With the winning of an Ebay bid for a vintage Tektronix digital oscilloscope, I was out of room. Continue reading “New electronics workbench build”
The Open EVSE project includes hardware and software for charging electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids using the J1772 standard.A current DIY Open EVSEV4.23 completed board
I started working with the Open EVSE project back in 2011 when I leased my first Nissan Leaf electric car. Chris Howell had started a post on the “My Nissan Leaf” forum and built a few prototype boards to test. Then Lincomatic began working on software and things began to really pick up speed. Chris made the DIY Open EVSE open source on 27 October 2011, and the first boards started shipping in late December.
Unfortunately there was a long waiting list to get the boards, so I decided to make one for myself using the EagleCAD files provided from Chris.
A quick and easy project to mount a precision 10K ohm resistor for use as a reference standard.
10K resistor enclosure front panel
To go along with my Quad precision voltage reference I wanted to add an accurate resistance reference to my bench equipment.
I decided on a 10K ohm precision resistor from Vishay Foil Resistors.
The resistor is a Z series ultra high precision Z‑Foil though-hole resistor with a TCR of ± 0.05 ppm/°C, Tolerance of ± 0.005 % (50 ppm), Load Life Stability of ± 0.005 %, and rated at 0.6 Watts.
After seeing several other voltage reference projects online and many more assembled boards on Ebay, I decided to put together my own version of a multi-output module that I could use for prototyping ADC, and other projects.
I needed at least a 2.048 volt and a 4.096 volt precision reference. An extremely high accuracy 5.000 volt reference was also on my list. I already had an enclosure on hand that I wanted to use, but in my early mock ups the three outputs on the front panel just didn’t look right. So for good measure a 2.500 volt reference was added to the project. Continue reading “Voltage Reference Quad Project”