EEVblog #1372 – DIY PCB Photography Light Box

How to build your own DIY light box for photographing PCB’s Dave experiments with a cardboard box, some alfoil, and a hacked YujiLED high cri studio light. https://www.flickr.com/photos/eevblog/albums Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1372-diy-pcb-photography-light-box/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1369 – Xiaomi Mi Air Wireless Charging BUSTED!

Dave debunks the Xiaomi Mi Air wireless charging system that claims to be able to charge at 5W up to several meters using mm wave RF beam steering technology. Where have we heard this before? The Amp Hour 5G episode: https://theamphour.com/430-shahriar-discusses-5g/ https://blog.mi.com/en/2021/01/29/forget-about-cables-and-charging-stands-with-revolutionary-mi-air-charge-technology/ Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1369-xiaomi-mi-air-wireless-charging-busted!/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1368 – Active Oscilloscope Probes COMPARED (Part 2)

Part 2, this time looking at different types of active oscillocope probes. Single ended active FET probes, differential active FET probes, current clamp probes, high voltage differential probes, positional current probes, and EMC magnetic and electric field probes. 2MHz Current clamp probe: https://www.eevblog.com/product/cp2100b/ Active FET probe: https://amzn.to/3oq0Q8g EMC probe set: …

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EEVblog #1367 – 5 Types of Oscilloscope Passive Probes COMPARED

Dave looks at the pros and cons of 5 different types of oscilloscope passive probes. Switchable x1/x10, Fixed x10, High voltage single ended, DIY Transmission line Z0 probe, and BNC to banana/croc leads. PART 1 of 2 200MHz 100M 100:1 HV probe: https://amzn.to/3onPj9w Cheap 100:1 HV probe: https://amzn.to/36fN0iM 8kV HV …

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EEVblog #1365 – Viewer PCB & Circuit Design Review

Dave answers a viewer technical question about why his circuit is acting up, and goes through a design review outlining the possible problems. Level translation, clocking, schmitt triggers, line driving, loading, buffering, bypassing, and other aspects are discussed. If you want to see more design reviews like this please drop …

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EEVblog #1364 – Compaq Portable PSU REPAIR

Dave repairs the Compaq Portable Plus power supply. And takes a look at the schematic and an unusual old documentation system. Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1364-compaq-portable-psu-repair/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1363 – Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways Gets NEW FUNDING!

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways has just raised over $1M by selling common stock in the company! AND has scored ANOTHER government contract!, this time from the Department of Defence! Solar FREAKIN’ Aircraft Carriers! https://www.startengine.com/solar-roadways Energy Output: https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/p/kiosk?guid=1e085701-ccb3-4ce5-b107-86e3b5e831dd&locale=en_US Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1363-solar-freakin-roadways-gets-new-funding!/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1362 – A Very Skookum Mailbag

First Mailbag of 2021 is a skookum bumper! Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1362-a-very-skookum-mailbag/ Spoilers: 00:00 – AvE’s 5lb Copper Widlarizer! https://www.youtube.com/user/arduinoversusevil Making of the hammer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lutiVGV5Omg Final packing of hammer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exs4kQre62I 05:05 – Avionics Guest Lab from Gary Bertram 10:01 – Koki’o Project Cases: https://www.crowdsupply.com/cowfish-studios/kokio-project-case 12:50 – 1960’s Chinese Analog VOM! + modern …

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EEVblog #1360 – REPAIR – Aircon Control Panel

Dave’s lab aircon control panel has been dodgy for years, time to finally fix it! A simple fault with rather interesting and complicated set of a symptoms based on a (poor?) design decision. Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1360-repair-aircon-control-panel/ Podcast: Download

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