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EEVblog #1334 – Mystery Dumpster Teardown

Mystery dumpster teardown time! With the most amazing mechanical mains power switch you’ll ever see! ...


  1. Hey Dave, where is Day 3??

  2. isn’t that a microchip MCU??

    • The Microcontroller on the Poken PCB is a Microchip PIC18F14K50. (http://ameblo.jp/hfo/entry-10224130228.html)

      Microchip can do custom labelling of ICs when you purchase them in very large quantities, hence the “HA1561” part number that Dave read out in the video.

      I’d like to point out that Microchip have been running the Masters Conference for the last 14 years, and it

  3. thanx for bringing us there 😉

  4. I see the Microchip M on that chip.

  5. Karl (not that Karl, the other Karl)

    H8 is a former Hitachi, now Renesas MCU family.

  6. Am I the only one that has *never* even hear of Renesas?

  7. Dag that’s a thick Swiss Army knife. Makes my keychain feel inadequate. I carry a Deluxe Tinker.

    Do you have much problems with customs or do you always remember to dump it in your luggage? I some times forget, use to having it in my pocket since ever.

  8. Reminds me of my days in my last career.
    I probably attended 3 or 4 trade shows/conferences a year for a while.

    MAN that gets old, even with all the great tech I got to experience.

  9. Well having a USB PIC18 would make sense. I don’t think Renesas offers a simple CDC/HID device which is also designed for low power consumption.

    We are currently using a new M16C/65 16-bit micro from Renesas. This is my first time working with Renesas and I am very impressed by this chip. We are using it for digital motor control and we are running all sorts of fun PWM and PID control and we still have yet to see any issues. If you haven’t experienced any other micros besides the PICs and AVRs, you need to see what else is out there. Just my 2 cents.

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