Maker Power(TM)

Maker Power(tm) is an ecosystem of small USB enabled modules that accept USB power and  provide multiple voltages out. Most voltages are fixed and regulated  outputs, +/- ADJ, 12VDC, 5.0VDC, 3.3VDC, 2.5VDC and 1.8VDC.  Some  modules also provide a filtered version of VUSB.  Other modules in the  ecosystem provide

  • Voltage/current monitoring/logging through a USB port or over Bluetooth
  • Lithium Polymer battery chargers
  • Special module to power Lego 9V systems from a USB power source
  • Accessories to combine multiple power modules into a single power supply

USB Power Modules

The USB Power Modules are small power  modules that accepts USB power and provide multiple voltages out. Most  voltages are fixed and regulated outputs, +/- ADJ, 12VDC, 5.0VDC,  3.3VDC, 2.5VDC and 1.8VDC.  Some modules also provide a filtered version of VUSB.  

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USB Power 3LDO

The USB Power 3LDO is a small power module  that accepts USB power and provides four voltages. Three of these  voltages are fixed and regulated outputs, 3.3VDC, 2.5VDC and 1.8VDC. The  fourth voltage is a filtered version of VUSB provided by the USB power  supply. 

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USB Power DC-DC

The USB Power DC-DC is a small power  module that accepts USB power and provides four voltages. All of these  voltages are fixed and regulated outputs, %.0VDC, 3.3VDC, 2.5VDC and  1.8VDC.  

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USB Power12V

The USB Power 12V is a small power module  that accepts USB power and provides three voltages. All three of these  voltages are fixed and regulated outputs, 12VDC, 5.0VDC and  3.3VDC. 

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Power Monitors

These modules provide voltage/current  monitoring/logging through a USB port to a PC or over Bluetooth to an  Android phone/tablet.  The Power Monitors (USB and Bluetooth) will  directly connect to the USB Power Modules to allow you to monitor the  voltage and current in real time.  The logging feature will allow you to  log voltage and current from any source under 20VDC.  

Power Monitor USB/BT

The Power  Monitor is a small monitor module that plugs in between the USB Power  Modules and your application.  The USB connection provides a constant  reading of the voltage and current on all of the voltages (12VDC, 5VDC  or VUSB, 3.3VDC, 2.5VDC and 1.8VDC).  The PC program provides all the  control functions and will keep a record of the voltage and current.   The module also has a 32Mbit memory on board for operating in the stand  alone mode.  Power comes from the Port 1 connection.  You can record up  to 65000 records, which is over 18 hours at a 1 second rate.  There is  an optional BT connection for controlling the monitor.  We provide the  API for both USB and BTLE so that you can create your own custom  applications.

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Power Chassis

The Power Chassis is a frame that holds up  to four USB Power Modules.  With multiple terminal blocks, the ability  to power one or multiple projects simultaneously are limitless.  The USB  connection provides a constant reading of the voltage and current on  all of the voltages (12VDC, 5VDC or VUSB, 3.3VDC, 2.5VDC and 1.8VDC).   The PC program provides all the control functions and will keep a record  of the voltage and current.  The module also has a 32Mbit memory on  board for operating in the stand alone mode.  You can record up to 65000  records, which is over 18 hours at a 1 second rate.  Power comes from  the USB connection or the 5V Port connection.  There is an optional BTLE  connection for controlling the monitor.  The PC program and the API are  identical to the Power Monitor Module, the software will recognize  which device is connected and display the port data appropriately. 

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Specialized Modules

 These are specialized modules that are used by Makers to charge batteries, power Brick creations, measure temperature, etc. 

Dual LiPO Charger

 The Dual LiPO Charger will charge two LiPO  batteries at the same time. The charge current is settable from 50mA up  to 600mA (see Data Sheet for restrictions).  The module can be used  connected to a USB port and have interactive control of the charging  process.  Or the charging currents can be downloaded into the module and  used connected only to a USB power source. 

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USB Brick Power

The USB Brick Power is a small power module  that accepts USB power and provides three voltages. The main voltage is  9VDC to run your Lego Power Function motors.  The switch on the side  will reverse the 9VDC for changing the direction of the motor.   Additionally VUSB and  3.3VDC are provided.  This module will also plug  into the MyMakerTools Brick controller and power it.   

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TDust

 TDust is is a small module to monitor the  temperature in your Maker projects.  The app provides all the control  functions for a T-Dust device.  This includes displaying in Fahrenheit  or Centigrade, setting the data rate, recording to internal memory and  placing the device in the power down collection mode.  The module has a  32Mbit memory on board for recording temperature data.  The app will  chart the temperature data on the mobile device or convert to a CSV file  for download. The module can record for over 120 hours at a 1 second  rate. The device is powered by either a 16mm coin cell (approximately 24  hours) or an external 3.6VDC to 5.5VDC source.   

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Maker Power Accessories

12V USB Power Module Adaptor

This accessory has three functions:
1.  Adapts the 12V USB Power Module to the small Power Monitor.
2.  Acts a mini chassis for the 12V USB Power Module by using the wire plugin connectors.
3.  Acts a generic input for the small Power Monitor using the wire plugin connectors.

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3LDO/DC-DC USB Power Module Mini Chassis

 This accessory functions as a mini chassis for the 3LDO and the DC-DC  USB Power Module by using the wire plugin connectors.  Provides a  flexible connection scheme for those situations where the standard  header is not appropriate. 

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Dual LiPO Battery Charger Adapter

 

This accessory functions as an adapter for the Dual LiPO battery  charger module.  It provides a plugin connector for each charger for  connecting batteries with bare wires.  Additionally there are standard  JST connectors that can be used to plugin the batteries directly.

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Brick Power to Lego Motor Cable

 This accessory connects directly to the Brick USB Power  Module and then  to most Lego Motors.  Or you can extend the cable by using any standard  Lego motor cable. 

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