Posted on October 1st, 2014 2 comments
What’s inside the new FLIR TG165 Visual IR Thermometer / Thermal Camera using the new Lepton sensor?
How does it compare to the FLIR ONE & FLIR E4?
Does it have a calibration shutter?
Does it have any extra capability built in ready to be hacked?
How easy is it to open? (SPOILER – it’s a BASTARD!)
Teardown Photos: COMING SOON
Posted on September 30th, 2014 3 comments
High density Mitra 125 16KB magnetic core ferrite memory from the 1970’s
Eric LPRS low power radio modules
Posted on September 27th, 2014 4 comments
Dave shows how to upgrade an Agilent/Keysight 6643A/6642A/6641A system dc power supply to have front panel binding posts.
Sense lines are added to improve the high current accuracy.
Operation Manual HERE
Service Manual + Schematic HERE
Auction Score video HERE
Posted on September 24th, 2014 2 comments
Inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter.
Also a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope.
Posted on September 22nd, 2014 3 comments
Dave plays around with an energy harvesting kit to see how much power he can get out of a Peltier device used as a Seeback effect module to generate power from temperature differentials.
Bonus white board tutorial on how Peltier devices work as heat pumps.
VIDEO Measuring microcontroller sleep current using integration on an oscilloscope