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Hydra: a triple-output power supply for electronics projects

A project in Payson, UT by Caleb Chamberlain

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A smart, compact power supply designed to power anything, anywhere
Backers: 479
Average Pledge Per Backer: $192

Funded: $92,154 of $10,000
Dates: Feb 7th -> Mar 9th (30 days)
Project By: Caleb Chamberlain
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Latest News

New video - Using a Serial Terminal

April 10th - via:
Using a serial terminal to control the HydraI just recorded a new video demonstrating how to control the Hydra from a serial terminal.  Have a look!  (Read More)

Manufacturing updates and pictures

April 9th - via:
Panelized PCBs Have ArrivedI miscalculated and this took longer than anticipated, but we've finally received the final revision of the Hydra PCB, panelized and ready to go.  The stencil should arrive on Thursday, and then we'll have everything we... (Read More)


March 14th - via:
The parts have started to arrive!  The aluminum stock for milling the Hydra enclosures arrived yesterday, and today we received most of the parts we need to start assembling the PCBs.  I did a rush order on a new PCB revision and it should be here... (Read More)


March 11th - via:
Thank You! 479 backers 921% funded at $92,154 Thanks to everyone for your support.  We are excited by the amount of interest the Hydra has generated, and we are working hard to manufacture the Hydras and get them ready to go.  Aside from building... (Read More)

Featured on DJ Grandpa's Crib

March 4th - via:
Hey everyone.  I was interviewed on DJ Grandpa's Crib recently to discuss the Hydra Kickstarter campaign.  I talk about some of the history behind CH Robotics and the motive for building the Hydra.  If you are interested, have a listen!... (Read More)

Updated noise specifications for the Hydra

February 27th - via:
New Noise DataHey everyone!  We've collected more detailed information about the noise specifications for the Hydra.  The spec we provided on our Kickstarter page was a worst-case estimate, and the actual noise performance is better than... (Read More)

Second stretch goal met with 20 days to go!

February 18th - via:
Thank You!With 20 days remaining in the campaign, we've already met 600% of our original funding goal.  At $60k, this meets our second stretch goal with plenty of time to spare.  Each Hydra will now ship with a free installation kit including a... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 1 Met and Surpassed

February 10th - via:
Stretch Goal 1: $30k - COMPLETED!I'm happy to report that early today we met our first stretch goal of $30k.  Everyone who pledged enough to receive a Hydra will be able to choose between red, blue, and black colors.  We'll contact you to determine... (Read More)

Fully funded in 28 hours!

February 8th - via:
Thank You!We are pleased by the amount of interest the Hydra has generated so early in the campaign, and would like to say thanks to all those who have participated so far.  So now that we've met our funding goal, are we finished? Not at all!  Our... (Read More)

Kickstarter: The Hydra Is A Configurable Power Supply Perfect For Your Next Home Robot Build

February 8th - via:
Often the stuff that gets press attention from Kickstarter tends to focus on the consumer market, but the Hydra is a new project on the crowdfunding site that could make big waves in everything from hobby electronics, to home robotics, to industrial manufacturing. It’s a compact power supply with three outputs, each with completely configurable voltage. (Read More)

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