Posted on December 4th, 2013 6 comments
Dave tears down a vintage 1984 Sinclair FTV1 / TV80 pocket TV and explains how the innovative 3 deflection system flat screen CRT works.
Service Manual with schematics and theory of operation:
Flickr Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eevblog/sets/72157638306245666/
Info page: http://www.thevalvepage.com/tv/sinclair/ftv1/ftv1.htm
Guy who worked on the CRT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB7RgVqTgXI
Posted on December 2nd, 2013 7 comments
DIN 41612 Roth Electronics Extender Card
Self Balancing Unicycle
Tektronix 213 oscilloscope and HERE
Posted on November 29th, 2013 4 comments
Dave demonstrates how to add testing capabilities to your PCB panel for easier production testing. Using an example of his new uCurrent design, and also a commercial product designed to be automatically ATE tested.
Essentially Part 3 of the PCB Design For Manufacture series.
PCB DFM Part1
PCB DFM Part2
uCurrent Test Jig HERE
Testing uCurrents HERE
Posted on November 26th, 2013 6 comments
Dave takes you on a highlights tour through the first Sydney Mini Maker Faire at the Powerhouse Museum.
This is the overview video, more will follow with behind the scenes stuff and extended interviews.
Posted on November 22nd, 2013 16 comments
Dave checks out the Manfrotto 396B 3-section double articulated arm to see if it’s suitable for his bench video camera work. Also, the Manfrotto 035 super clamp and the 237HD heavy duty flex arm.
DIY camera mount: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrpFLN7fTqg
DIY microscope stand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkFcwL6tAbw