Posted on March 1st, 2015 15 comments
Sony have released a new Audiophile / Audiophool “Low Noise” SDXC memery card. It’s only 5 times the price of a regular card!
The SR-64HXA will really make your music sound superlative!
And even better again on Sony’s new $1100 ZX2 Audiophile grade Walkman!
Posted on February 27th, 2015 No comments
2014 Sydney Maker Faire
Power House Museum 17/8/2014
Trends in Hardware Innovation Fireside Chat
with David L. Jones from the EEVblog
and Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin from Blue Chilli
How to get venture capital funding for your startup, crowd funding advice, and the state of the Australian electronics industry among many thing discussed.
Posted on February 26th, 2015 3 comments
What’s inside the Keithley 2400 Source Measure Unit?
High Res teardown photo:
Posted on February 24th, 2015 6 comments
Dave explains what Vacuum Fluorescent Displays (VFD’s) are, how they work, and then hacks an interface and reverse engineers a surplus display from an industrial machine to make it work with an Arduino.
UPDATE: Found the datasheet
Another page with info on a different model:
TI TL4810 VFD Driver chip
Posted on February 18th, 2015 16 comments
Dave investigates and explains the Raspberry Pi 2 Xenon flash problem. Where the Pi2 will reset and lockup when a photo is taken of it from a Xenon flash camera. How and why the photoelectric effect is responsible.
UPDATE: I have tried a UV filter in front of the flash and the problem remains.