Posted on November 4th, 2014 8 comments
How a Microwave Magnatron Works
Isolated USB-RS232 Interface
LGB Model Train Controller & Decoder
Caterpillar Dump Truck Controller
2114 SRAM Memory
Posted on November 3rd, 2014 4 comments
Dave shows you how to build a small electronics work bench, along with tips on ESD matting and setup.
Rubber ESD Matting in Australia:
Posted on October 31st, 2014 8 comments
In this tutorial Dave explains what a PCB spark gap is and how it can be a useful zero cost addition to your PCB layout to help prevent ESD damage.
He shows how to easily design them into your board and calculate the approximate voltage rating.
And of course has some fun applying 5kV to some gaps to show how them at work.
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Posted on October 28th, 2014 4 comments
Dave opens his mail.
Spoilers & Links:
HP 4260A LCR Universal Bridge
User & Service Manual
iPod Blood pressure monitor
Old computer hardware
Intel 1Mb Bubble Memory
PICop development board
TEM Products SMD IC and LED thermal products
Stepper Motor Controller
TSL1401CL LineScan Camera
Posted on October 27th, 2014 35 comments
FTDI have released a windows driver update that bricks any product using counterfeit chips.
A classic case of corporate suicide.
Dave breaks down “FTDIgate”, and rants about FTDI’s official response.
NOTE: The 2nd half of this video includes the original rant video before FTDI responded and withdrew their new driver.
The forum thread that’s going crazy!