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Hello, my name is Paul, my forum name is Magneto. 

I joined the forum about a week ago, but am just getting around to introducing myself. Sorry for the delay. I live in Oklahoma and manage a small Data Analytics Unit in the Internal Audit department at a bank. In addition to my Internal Audit certifications, I am a certified Microsoft Office Master specializing in Excel, including VBA and Power Query.

My dad was a Ham radio operator, electronic technician and electronics teacher. I have done little with electronics for years and was never as knowledgeable and gifted as my dad.  I am, however, taking up an interest in it again. I recently purchased the large Snap Circuit set to play with my grandkids. I also recently purchased an expanded Arduino board kit for experimentation, and am going through the test examples. I also have an old Bell and Howell oscilloscope, similar to a Heathkit my dad and I built years ago. 

I am hoping to build an ATX bench power supply soon and have the computer ATX power supply extracted and ready for conversion. Any suggestions on a case are welcome. I am leaning toward "expanding" the ATX power supply case with a pop riveted box and panel on one end. 

I am still working full time and am probably 3-4 years from retirement, so I have limited time to play with electronics and need to build out a bench at some point. 


   
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Ron
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@magneto Welcome to the forum Paul, it sounds like you have a good background. Bill made a DBWS YT video about an ATX bench supply, if you haven't seen that it may be helpful. When you have a question, open a new topic in the appropriate forum/sub-forum and ask away.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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Will
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@magneto

Welcome to the forum.

The Snap circuit should provide hours of discovery and fun for you and your grandchildren. All of you might also enjoy learning to use a 3D printer which will allow you to customize your ATX power supply and hundreds of other objects 🙂

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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(@magneto)
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Thanks Ron and Will. Actually my dad sent me a link to Bills you tube video for the atx ps build. That is why I joined. 

I am curious about 3D printers..


   
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