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  • GoPro Hero 4 Silver/Black Low Light Performance Test

    Posted on October 10th, 2014 EEVblog 7 comments


    Dave checks out the low light performance of the new Gopro Hero 4 Silver / Black camera and (unfairly) compares it to a Sony NEX VG30 camcorder with APS-C sensor.
    FYI, initial battery testing gave 1hr 40mins battery life with continuous recording 1080P/60 with LCD always on at Medium brightness, and outside of case at 20degC ambient. That included 3 stops and formats of the small SD card I used.

  • EEVblog #671 – White Van Speaker Scam Teardown

    Posted on October 8th, 2014 EEVblog 11 comments


    Dave exposes the global White Van Speaker Scam and tears down a Marc Vincent Surround Sound Receiver, one of the items sold in Australia through this scam.
    How crap is it?, watch and find out!
    Also a 3D Optics HD-8500 projector that is also sold as part of the scam that involves the absolute cheapest quality parts sold under fake brands at grossly inflated prices from literally the back of a van.

    A Current Affair Exposé of the scam in Australia, and the Marc Vincent brand in particular

    The same scam in the UK:

    3D Optics HD-8500 datasheet

    Datasheets:
    TDA2030 Power amplifier:
    Nuvoton 8051

    Forum HERE

  • EEVblog #670 – FLIR TG165 Lepton Sensor Followup

    Posted on October 4th, 2014 EEVblog 3 comments


    A followup on the FLIR TG165 Visual Thermometer / Thermal Camera teardown. A look at the micro-shutter and some thermal chamber experiments and scope measurements on the SPI data from the Lepton sensor used.

    Forum HERE

  • EEVblog #669 – FLIR TG165 Thermal Imager Teardown

    Posted on October 1st, 2014 EEVblog 4 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!)

    Datasheets:
    Lepton Module

    STM32F103

    Forum HERE
    Teardown Photos: COMING SOON

  • EEVblog #668 – Mailbag + FLIR TG165

    Posted on September 30th, 2014 EEVblog 4 comments


    Help beat Congenital Muscular Dystrophy with their Pozible campaign
    (Pozible campaign live tomorrow)

    A look at the FLIR TG-165 visual spot thermometer and (unfair) comparison with the FLIR E8 thermal camera.

    High density Mitra 125 16KB magnetic core ferrite memory from the 1970’s

    Eric LPRS low power radio modules

    Forum HERE