About & Contact


For questions, comments, bug reports, feature requests, submission of modified files, or just to say ‘hi’: petapicovoltron@gmail.com

Project Peta-pico-Voltron is based in Auckland, New-Zealand.

About Project Peta-pico-Voltron

Project Peta-pico-Voltron provides freely-available design files for a High Voltage Power Supply (HVPS), and a graphic user interface to control the unit.

And why this name? Well Peta*pico: 1E15*1E-12… Look it’s a kilo Volt, the range of voltage Peta-pico-Voltron produces!

This HVPS development started in Switzerland at EPFL’s soft transducers laboratory (LMTS) under the direction of Prof. Herbert Shea. The project was led by Samuel Rosset, with the precious help of Samuel Schlatter.

The HVPS has been developed primarily to drive and control Dielectric Elastomer Actuators, which are electrostatic soft transducers that require a high driving voltage at low current. Our aim was to develop an affordable and compact power supply packing a lot of functionalities on a small footprint.

Project Peta-pico-Voltron’s website does not contain advertisement nor affiliate links. Therefore, external links to products are provided without conflict of interest. The products or suppliers we mention are what we use use. Don’t hesitate to look around to check if there are better and/or cheaper alternatives.


If you want to support Project Peta-pico-Voltron and are in need of a high-voltage power supply, we can assemble a hvps-x for you for an affordable price. The profit will be used to cover web hosting and purchase components for future development of the hvps-x. Thank you for keeping this project alive :-). Get in touch at petapicovoltron@gmail.com


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The information on this website, the codes, and software are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We will assume no liability or responsibility for any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content and materials, personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the information on this website, any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the website by any third party, and/or any errors or omissions in any content and materials, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the instruments, electronic equipment, device or any sub-component made available via the services.

High Voltage

The High Voltage Power Supply (HVPS) is capable of producing high voltages. Although the current is limited to a safe value, touching the output can lead to shocks and/or damage to sensitive equipment. The authors decline all liability on incidents linked to the use of the HVPS or information available on this website, including injury or damage to equipment.

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