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Things that you will need to make this power supply is...

Piece of veroboard Four 1N4001 diodes LM7812 regulator Transformer that has an output of 14v - 35v AC with an output current between 100mA to 1A, depending how much power you will need. (I found a 16v 200mA transformer in a broken alarm clock.) 1000uF - 4700uF capacitor 1uF capacitor Two 100nF capacitors Jumper wires (I used some plain wire as jumper wires) Heatsink (optional)

Soldering iron Wire cutters Wire strippers A thing you can cut veroboard tracks.. Step 3Schematic and others. Hot glue (To hold components down and make the power supply physically strong and sturdy.) And some other tools that you might find helpful.Also you will need the tools to make this power supply.... .

. However. Datasheet for LM78XX If you are going to pull out about 1 amp from this power supply. Step 4Make it!   . I also add in an LED to make sure the power supply is working.. You can add in an LED if you want. heres the schematic. otherwise it will generate very high temperatures and possibly burn out. you will need a heatsink for the regulator.. but it may get a little bit warm. you won't need a heatsink for the regulator.If you want a 5 volt power supply. Also. if you are just going to pull out a few hundred milliamps (lower than 500mA) from it. just simply replace the LM7812 to a LM7805 regulator..

. put it in a plastic box or something to protect you from shocks. you might want to look here. you or somebody will get badly shocked! My power supply has 11. If you don't know how to solder. . read the schematic and build the power supply! If you don't know how to read schematics. it is very dangerous because of the mains voltage on the transformer. test it with your multimeter to make sure they are no solder bridges. otherwise your power supply won't work! Oh. not too bad.  Well. But do not operate the power supply like I did. Make sure you get good solder joints and no solder bridges.73v output. After you tested it. I don't need it to be exactly 12v. read this great instructable! How to solder! Step 5Test it! After you had built your power supply..

.Step 6Done.... But again do not operate it without any protection! .     You had built a cheap power supply! You can use it for what ever your needs.

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