Posted on October 10th, 2014 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.
Posted on October 8th, 2014 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
Posted on October 4th, 2014 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.
Posted on October 1st, 2014 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!)
Teardown Photos: COMING SOON
Posted on September 30th, 2014 4 comments
High density Mitra 125 16KB magnetic core ferrite memory from the 1970’s
Eric LPRS low power radio modules