Posted on July 6th, 2015 7 comments
How secure are electronic locks used on safes?
Dave tries a power line analysis attack on a standard La Gard (LG) 3740/3750 Basic electronic digital lock on a CMI home safe.
Can you crack an electronic digital safe lock with just a resistor and an oscilloscope?
All sorts of safe cracking techniques are discussed – thermal camera imaging, bumping, drilling, and spiking the solenoid.
And naturally there is a complete teardown of the La Gard lock and a demonstration on how it works.
And then Dave does something incredibly dumb, and has to fix it the old fashioned way, Hollywood style.
It’s a tail of epic fails and stunning wins.
Posted on July 1st, 2015 4 comments
What’s inside the new Pebble Time Smartwatch?
Dave does a teardown after taking it through the torture test, and gives it a close up view with the Tagarno microscope.
How easy is it to disassemble and replace the battery?
How much do the components cost?
What is the manufacturing quality like?
How does the Bluetooth antenna work?
Posted on July 1st, 2015 No comments
Dave takes the new Pebble Time Smartwatch through the 2015 Tough Bloke Challenge in Sydney. 8km of mud, water, and obstacles. Will it survive?
Unfair test? – Yes
Fun? – Hell yes!
Unboxing & Review VIDEO
Posted on June 30th, 2015 4 comments
A big mailbag episode, getting through lots of backlog.
P.S. Yes I failed to twig to the cordless ESD strap. Will have to do a video debunking this!
NicaDrone EPM688 OpenGrab Electro Permanent Magnet
For UAV/drone payload pickup
Fused USB to UART adapter (FTDI-Free)
A PCB designed in AutoCAD.
Freescale tower system modular development platform
Perf prototype board
Pulsed Light laser LIDAR module
A fun FAIL button, and a whole lot more.
Posted on June 25th, 2015 4 comments
Dave unboxes and gives his first impressions review of the new Pebble Time Smartwatch.
They raised $20M on Kickstarter for this!