Recycling an Xbox 360 Slim power supply

Like so many people, my Xbox 360 suddenly died. The console itself was unusable (Red Ring of Death), but the power supply seemed OK. Unfortunately, it uses a proprietary connector, making it hard to reuse. To avoid putting it in the garbage with the console, I reverse engineered the connector and built a custom enclosure to reuse it as a dual voltage benchtop power supply.

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Weekend project : Window exhaust fan

I live in an old apartment where there is no fixed ventilation, not even a range hood. In the summer, when I want some fresh air, I simply open the windows. But in the middle of winter in Montreal, getting a blast of -20°C cold air each time you want some fresh doesn’t seem to be the best option… To fix the situation, this weekend I built a custom window exhaust fan.

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