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eevBLAB #51- Industry Story – Design Deadlines…

Dave recounts the story of a critical deadline project and the scramble to make it to DesignCon 2008 with the new Industrial Altium Nanoboard design.

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EEVblog #1114 – NEW TS80 USB Soldering Iron Review

Review of the new 18W USB-C TS80 temperature controlled portable soldering iron.
TLDR; Highly recommended, money well spent if you need a portable iron solution, but you need a QC3 battery pack.

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EEVblog #1113 – Is a $5 USB Soldering Iron Useful?

Is a $5 8W USB soldering iron actually useful?

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EEVblog #1111 – World’s First Microcontroller & Electronic Game

A look at one of the world’s first handheld electronics games, the classic 1978 Parker Brother game Merlin The Electronic Wizard.
It just so happens to use the world’s first microcontroller, the 4 bit Texas Instruments TMS1000
Some history and a teardown.
http://www.theelectronicwizard.com/
Using the Merlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZV-cgWU6jE

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EEVblog #1112 (PART 2) – More Vintage Warehouse Diving

Some more random vintage computer warehouse diving (climbing actually).
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EEVblog #1112 – Vintage Computer Warehouse Diving!

The Australian Computer Museum Societies’ warehouse has to shut down next week, so Dave goes warehouse diving.
If you know of someone willing to donate warehouse space in Sydney, please let me know.
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EEVblog #1110 – Mailbag

More than an hour of Mailbag!

Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1110-mailbag/

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Sony DVO-1000MD medical device video DVD recorder teardown
8:09 Security ISA card teardown from the 1980’s
18:39 Power Grid the board game!
25:02 USB soldering iron
27:21 TI-nSpire CAS+ calculator PROTOTYPE!
35:28 DIY JBC/Hakko soldering iron controller
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EEVacademy #8 – Howland Current Pump

David Ledger explains the Howland Current Pump building block circuit.

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EEVblog #1109 – Spectrum Analyser Design Walk-through

A step-by-step walk-though of a typical modern low cost 3GHz “All Digital IF” spectrum Analyser design.

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EEVblog #1108 – Casio CT-X700 Keyboard Teardown

How do Casio make a full size velocity sensitive electronic keyboard for US$175?

Yamaha PSR80: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKHq1FkQjsA

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