Category Archives: Electronics

In-Car USB Power Final Assembly

This post is part 3 of the In-car USB Power series. You may want to read part 1 and part 2 first. When all the parts for the power converter arrived, I breadboarded the circuit, and it worked as expected. … Continue reading

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In-Car USB Power Supply Design

This post is part 2 of the In-Car USB Power series. You may want to read part 1 first. The USB 2.0 standard power output is 500mA, but modern smartphones, tablets, music players and other devices take a long time … Continue reading

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Automotive Line-In Audio and USB Charging

I consider a line-in jack to be an essential feature for a car. Since I started driving, I have always had some device with audio on it that I wanted to play in the car. In my first car I … Continue reading

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FazCAN Shield v2.0

After a few months of off-and-on work, I finally have version 2.0 of the CanShield ready! I received some good feedback from users and had several ideas of my own I wanted to implement. Now called FazCAN to differentiate from … Continue reading

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CanShield Software Update

I’ve been poking around with the CanShield software recently to try to clean it up. I felt that the first release was a bit cumbersome to use and had some maintenance disadvantages for me. As I’ve been considering adding features, … Continue reading

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Fridge Door Alarm – 555 Contest Entry

This is my submission for the 555 contest. It is a door alarm, intended to notify you when you have left your refrigerator door open. It’s a project that I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while … Continue reading

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