Posted on November 27th, 2010 51 comments
Dave cuts loose on all the US airline security and TSA rubbish, their stupid reactionary process to every new security threat, and the new $9 “Security fee” for all packages going into the US of 453g (16oz). How will affect local business who export to the US
Thanks to Don McKenzie:
And don’t try and ship any item with a tiny lithium coin cell in it!:
The Royal Mail are increasing security for US bound packages, but has as yet not passed on a cost:
Reminds me of the Jack Black Tenacious D song:
Posted on September 1st, 2010 4 comments
The 4th Live EEVbog show. Dave answering questions in the lab and flashing the odd bit of hardware around.
Posted on August 22nd, 2010 38 comments
Are you are a hobbyist, hacker, maker, or garage engineer with a great product idea?
Dave gives you his Top 5 tips for bringing your product to market.
And a bonus Top 5 reasons to avoid patents.
Copyright, Marketing, Advertising, Protection, and Creative Commons Open Source all get a look in.
Watch all the Patent and Invention ads ironically popup over this video!
The Creative Commons licenses available:
Posted on July 5th, 2010 52 comments
Microsoft’s new Instaload battery technology allows batteries to be inserted into a product either way around.
Is it one of those brilliant “why didn’t anyone think of that before” moments, or just another silly patent on a really obvious idea?
Is it workable in practice?
Can YOU bust the patent by finding prior art before 2006?
See the Microsoft Patent here:
OR DOWNLOAD THE FULL PDF PATENT HERE: http://www.eevblog.com/files/Microsoft%20Instaload%20Patent%20US7527893.pdf
You can get Dave’s T-Shirt here:
Posted on June 24th, 2010 56 comments
Dave rants randomly about TI’s bold new entry into the hobby/hacker/maker market with the $4.30 MSP-EXP430G2 Evaluation Board, and what it’s got to do with the Arduino.