Hobbyists and makers that are looking for a small but versatile power supply for everyday work with low-power electronic projects, may be interested in a new device created by KnivD called the USBminiPower.
The tiny USB power supply board is equipped with a umber of features and is available as either a kit or full assembled for £25.
“The adjustable power supply is an absolutely vital piece of equipment for any electronics engineer or hobbyist. However in the vast majority of cases the needs presented towards a lab power supply are quite relaxed and usually within the low voltage range.
With the modern component base the current consumption is usually also very low, and in a number of cases a large and fancy (and of course expensive) lab power supply could just be an overkill purchase for many users. “
KnivD is currently looking to raise £5,000 via a Kickstarter campaign to take his USBminiPower USB supply into manufacture, and is now available to back from just £6.