I'm thinking I"ll do one of three things:
- $100-$200 - Buy a used HP/Agilent 36xx bench power supply, something like a 3611 or 3617 that wil do 0-60V and 0-1A.
$Free (almost) - Hack an ATX power supply by adding a resistor as load, a switch, power indicator lamp, and some binding posts for 12V and 5V
$$$? - Try to build a switch mode power supply from scratch