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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. 21:44 No lightning can harm you now, you`re weatherproof.

  2. I was amazed to see the 82S129 with a date code of 1997 in the coin mechanism. It is a 256×4 bit bipolar prom design dating back to the early 70s. It most likely is used as the brains of a hardware state machine in the coin mech. Most HW designers by the mid 80s would be using a PAL or GAL for such a purpose. Woz used a pair of these type of PROMs to hold the Apple 1’s 256 byte system monitor in 1976.

  3. Big knife? Only in Oz. In the US, it’ll be a gun.

  4. Did something happen with the encoding? Usually when I watch this in 1080p, I don’t get all woozy from the fuzzyness. Especially on the shots of Dave opening the packages.

  5. I did an interview at Eurotherm for an apprenticship when I was 17. I remember they provided us spagetti and veal escalope for dinner and the technical interview included a discussion about using an Op Amp as an integrator.

  6. Having read this I believed it was extremely informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

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