About

The EEVblog is the world’s largest and most popular Youtube Engineering channel with over 360,000 subscribers. The EEVblog is hosted by David L. Jones, an electronics design engineer based in Sydney Australia. In each episode he shares some of his 20+ years experience in the electronics design industry in his unique non-scripted naturally enthusiastic and passionate style.

Dave was the first engineering blogger to become a full time Youtuber back in April 2011. It remains his full time job – entertaining and educating a vast Youtube engineering audience of over 360,000 subscribers.
You can see a talk on that here: Make a Living on Youtube (or die trying), a talk at Ignite Sydney #10

Publicity photos can be found HERE and used freely

 


 The How, Why, & What

Comments, feedback, and ideas for the next blog are appreciated!, but PLEASE, use the EEVblog forum for suggestions, not email.

HOW TO FOLLOW:

Use the social media buttons on the right hand side.
All video is hosted on Youtube. If you want to download videos to watch later there are plenty of ways to do that through Youtube, this channel is no different.
If you use an RSS reader/player and want the video fed to your reader, Youtube can do this! http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/EEVblog/uploads
But that is only for the videos. For the text blog posts, updates and things, please use the usual WordPress RSS feed as well: eevblog.com/feed
I do not read, respond to, or post comments to Facebook. I don’t use Facebook, but I have a facebook page that gets the latest video feed if you really want to follow that way. I use Twitter a LOT. This is the best way to follow me daily on what’s happening.

SUPPORT:

Producing and maintaining this blog takes a massive amount of time, and has been my FULL TIME JOB since April 2011. If you like the blog and want to help support it, there are several ways you can do this:
1) Buy some of the products from my SHOP
2) Buy anything from Amazon.com by clicking through here first (I make 6% on every sale, even from 3rd party sellers), and any product, not just those in my store. Or use the Amazone search bar on the right below. If you buy from amazon regularly, this is a real easy way to donate that costs you nothing!
3) Buy some of my Merchandise (I only make a few bucks per sale)
4) You can donate money direct
5) Donate Bitcoins: 1Hyf7vQmAcVcsJEV55bRskepWh6dc9rtCY
6) If you are interested in buying the PCB package DIPtrace, I have an affiliate link that gets me a very large percentage of the retail price. Just CLICK HERE before ordering.

Helping keep the only full time engineering video blogger in the business alive and doing this also ultimately helps others and the industry too!
If others see that I can do this full time, then that might convince them to produce great content too and have a go at it. So thanks for all the support, it helps more than just me!

MANUFACTURERS:

Step up to the plate and send your product in for one of Dave’s famous tell-it-like-is no bullshit product reviews.
The EEVblog is the #1 electronics video blog in the industry, highly indexed on Youtube and Google, with a well established brand and audience of professionals, engineering students and hobbyists, so your product will get the highest profile coverage on Youtube and Google.

Do your own review and upload to your own Youtube channel and you might get a few hundred views in a few months
A review on the EEVblog however gets gets typically 25000-30000 views in a week, plus independent credibility, and people start talking about it and linking to it on forums and other blogs. That’s the difference a high profile blog can offer.

Fluke, Agilent, Tektronix, Gossen Metrawatt, Rigol, BK Precision, IET and Extech are some of the big players brave enough to take on the challenge so far, so are YOU game enough?

Please note, the EEVblog does not do paid reviews, and does not accept just any product for review. It has to be interesting to me personally, and appropriate for the EEVblog audience.
e.g. I’m sure your $50,000 ultra niche doofalinkle protocol analyser, or $50 WiFi Arduino add-on shield is a really great product, but it’s likely not an appropriate product for a general interest review.
Small items like demo or add-on boards etc are best suited to the very popular Mailbag segment. Feel free to send anything into the mailbag unannounced. That is the best way to get your product onto the blog. If a product in the mailbag is interesting enough I might do another standalone video on it.
The mailbag address is below. But if you are sending by courier, they cannot deliver to PO Boxes, so contact me for a real address and phone number for the courier.

THE RULES:
1) I love to point out everything negative I can about a product as well as the positives, and that is one of the reasons my reviews are so popular. If you can’t handle that and having your product rightfully called out when something is wrong with it (or can’t handle strong opinions), then send it to one of the established magazine sites and they’ll bend over backward to simply regurgitate your marketing copy to a dwindling audience.

2) If your product fails in some way, it will make it onto the video for all the world to see, I won’t hide it and let you secretly fix it as if nothing happened. That has happened to many of the major manufacturers who have sent equipment in for review. But what most marketing people would consider a public relations nightmare has in fact turned into a massive positive result for the company when customers see the company pro-actively responding to any issues. Things fail, and mistakes happen, engineers understand that. If you want exposure on the biggest electronics blog on the internet, you have to take a risk and believe in your product and your customer service to fix any issues.

3) I do not allow suppliers or manufacturers to see the review before it goes live, that is the rule, no exceptions. You send your gear, and you take’s your chances. I don’t care if you “just want to make sure I have the facts right”, I ain’t falling for it.

4) It is quite likely that your bit of gear will be compared with and tested against your competitors, or a competitor is mentioned and shown. If you don’t like that, don’t send in your gear for review.

5) There is no set agenda for reviews, it happens how it happens on the day, no two reviews are the same. I may miss a lot of stuff, and/or I may rant on continually about some small thing that annoys me. I may whistle dixie, toss your bit of gear, or mock your marketing department.

6) For technical reasons, video edits after upload to Youtube are not possible. Only under exceptional circumstances will a video be removed and edited. If I get something wrong, I will endeavor to correct it in the comments or using Youtube annotation, but the original video remains.

7) The EEVblog audience love to see inside gear, they want and expect to see a teardown of your product. If you are uncomfortable with this and think I might break your precious widget, don’t send it in.

So you want product “placement” on my bench so it gets in nearly every video, and used in tutorials etc?
That’s great, who wouldn’t, but it’s gotta earn it’s place. You can’t buy product placement. I only use what I personally like. If it’s a good product and I like it better than what I already have on the bench, then there is a good chance I’ll use your product instead of your competitors in future videos.
Giving your product to me and allowing me to keep it after a review gains you absolutely no favor at all, I already have more gear than I can possibly use. But it does obviously increase your chances of having it used in my other videos (tutorials, comparison in other reviews etc) if I actually have it to hand to use it.
I’m not fussed if you let me keep the gear or it’s just a loaner, whatever works for you.

This is my blog, these are my rules, this is how I roll, no exceptions!

DISCLAIMER:

– No, I do not accept payment for any review or comment.
– Yes, some of the manufacturers or distributors let me keep the products after the review, to be used in the lab. But some don’t, they are just loaners.
– Yes, some of the equipment manufacturers or distributors may direct advertise on my blog main page (usually way after the fact).
– No, I never let a free bit of gear or advertising dollars dictate what I say in a review, I’m too honest and outspoken for my own good. If you don’t believe me, watch my reviews for yourself, where I always find something negative to say about every product. I have shown companies products blow up on their big launch day, I’ve stomped on products, tossed them in the bin and called them crap on camera, I’ve exposed serious bugs in industry leading products. And that’s what I do to the companies that let me keep their gear for free!
– No, I usually do not sell the gear or give them away, they are useful for comparison reviews in the future. As an industry reviewer I need to accumulate gear for that purpose.

 SO YOU NEED SOME PERSONAL ADVICE?

My videos get 75,000+ video views PER DAY, EVERY DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR, not to mention my other technical web sites, so that means I get MANY emails and messages EACH DAY asking for personal advice on what meter or oscilloscope to buy, circuit design advice, career advice, questions on projects etc.
Before the EEVblog it used to be a manageable level but now I can’t possibly keep up. If I answered them all and your “simple” technical inquiry I would have no time to make videos, earn a living, see my family, or have a life. So I now have no choice but to simply refuse to answer any such emails for personal advice, sorry 🙁
I like helping people, really, I do, it’s why I do the blog, I’ve been helping people for 20+ years before email when I had to hand write reply letters and lick a stamp. But the volume is now too much, I have a life, I have a family, and I have to draw the line somewhere.
Serious emails only PLEASE!
BUT, I do read all email, and try to read all youtube and blog messages.

If you want my advice on something then ask in the EEVblog Forum, and then I or someone else may respond to your question. You’ll get a better and quicker response. That’s what the forum is for, it’s an awesome resource, use it!

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    • Mike

      I’m really interested in doing the DS1052E hack, but I can’t find the files anywhere. Any ideas?

      Anybody willing to help me out and email me the old and new versions? ;<)

      Thanks!

      Mike

      • Scott Prescott

        I think I ran acrross them following electronic links from i ne suject to another

    • Tristan Pauwels

      Jij bent mijn beste vriend dit is waar ikwoon biesbeekstraat5als je weer werken

    • marc f. brocato

      Hello David,

      Name here is Marc Brocato, live in Amite, La. USA.
      Experiment allot with various electronic stuff and some pretty crazy stuff
      sometime, I wonder if you could help me with a need. I think many other people
      would want to do this task also. The idea is to control the discharge of a cap.
      the method of charging are varied, one is static from and areal, one is from a
      joule thief and the windings I have made [some weigh many pounds] can produce
      low {12-20 volts] to high [1,500 and higher voltage]. The method of discharge
      would vary for each case. For instance, a neon light will trigger a SCR for the
      higher voltage application, but the voltage has to reach 70 or 80 volts, also
      tried using a transistor, not knowledgeable enough to pull it off. The discharge
      would go into batteries, other caps, and maybe just pulse some other device.
      Experimenters do many different things. For instance, built a Tesla hairpin
      circuit [15,000 volt neon sign transformer as a supply], this actually produces
      movement of radiant mater, very interesting experimentation, and when it is
      operating the caps with an areal connected to a few diode will charge to several
      hundred volts, the same thing happens when thunder storm are in the area, with
      no other source but atmospheric ambient static the caps run at about 10-15
      volts. Have built some nice coil lathes to make inductors. Anyway, I think that
      there are probably a number of ways to do this. I have learned that there may be
      a dozen different way to do any one task, but one will be the best and most
      simple and logical method.

      One thing I might add, the more I read about suppressed discoveries
      [seams to have happened only in the US] the more I am astounded, they ought to
      be ashamed.

      If you could help good, if not that all right
      also……hope to hear from you.

      Thanks and God Bless.

      P.S. on the low voltage design, the triggering
      voltage should be adjustable begining at 5 volts or so via a
      pot.

      • You are on the wrong blog, I don’t do “suppressed discoveries”, it makes me groan just hearing it.

    • Scott Prescott

      Dave if ya dumpster dive and find a broke or your going to toss a garbage oscilloscope could ya send it my way.For the last 9 yrs Iv been disabled and I started following your blog for the last few yrs.When I was a teen I was into Electronics.Since my disability I have felt pretty useless.Because of your Blog it has re kindled my intrest in electronics.Iv been robbing most my parts from stuff left on the side of the road. Iam having fun and actually fixing some stuff.ohh I cant afford a used scope.But I wanted to thank you for reminding me there is still some stuff i can do and Thank you for helping me find myself useful again.Keep up the great work!

      • I don’t get scopes in the dumpster. Only one in my complex would would know what a scope is would be me.

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