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Re: [LUG] FREE PSU needed was Re: Arduino or Raspberry Pi Project


On 03/01/14 02:13, George Reynolds wrote:

I've got this working now with my arduino the floppy drives I have are quite quiet though.
Unfortunately the psu I was using just fried my external hdd (the psu has a molex connector on to be used with a sata USB bridge but I was using it to power my floppy drives) so I hesitate to get it up and running again.  Does anybody have a spare psu they could donate please!!!

On 21 Nov 2013 00:18, "George Reynolds" <george.reynolds@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Being a little bit of a cool person (!)
I really want to try the whole "make music from floppy drives" and wondered if anybody wanted to help me with my little project. 

I am hopefully getting an arduino for Christmas  but I need something scary called a breadboard and a soldering iron to do the rest. I also need an ATX PSU and 8 floppy drives which I can probably get myself. I can possibly get some but not all of the cables as well!



Anybody handy with a soldering Iron? ?

Hmm. I've had similar trouble with those cheap Chinese PSUs. What I use now is a standard Desktop PSU with it's own switch on the back. By jumping two of the connections on the motherboard connector to simulate the Desktop's power button, I find it works a treat and has all the different connectors I need.

I can't remember which two pins to jump and I'm currently remote from the device. I found it pretty easily via Google though...

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