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EEVblog #1015 – Beware Evil (But Clever) DC Jacks!

Trivia time. Dave explains one of the reasons why annoying centre negative DC power jacks exist.
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eevBLAB #33 – Why Gold Plated Probes Matter

Dave demonstrates why gold plated multimeter probes matter, and why you should be using them for all your electronics measurements.
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EEVblog #1014 – Masterlock Bluetooth Padlock Teardown

What’s inside the Masterlock 4400 Bluetooth Padlock?
Dave tests and investigates a particular magnetic attack mode.
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Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Giveaway Winner!

Dave & David pick the winner of the Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 300MHz 10bit ADC Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
https://www.rohde-schwarz.com/au/product/rtb2000-productstartpage_63493-266306.html
Huge thanks to everyone who entered, but sadly we only had one scope to giveaway.

SPOLIERS:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MattHollands
https://keepdevelopingprojects.wordpress.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G_Iss1EYzc
John Sutley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl4IsQp2Y4E

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EEVblog #1013 – Mailbag

Monster 45min Mailbag!
Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1013-mailbag/

SPOILERS:
The Current Source Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw0U6DtO0PHb3l37eKEAdSg
Analog meters + VTVM’s + Dave’s first multimeter.
Laser Cut Parts: http://www.cnc-design.fi/wp/
Images Of Silicon Valley: http://amzn.to/2vaKqZk
Brady label maker teardown
SushiBits M193v2 Arduino PCB
2DW233 Voltage Reference Zener
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/metrology/ultra-low-noise-reference-2dw232-2dw233-2dw23x/
Fitbit Teardown
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EEVblog #1012 – Best Bargain Ebay Bench Meter? – Fluke 8842A

Bought as a possible repair video, Dave shows why the Fluke 8842A 5 1/2 digit bench meter is one of the best value 2nd hand bench meters on the market.
Marvel at the LTFLU-1 reference!

Fluke Resistance Calibrator video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFOH8n43kY4

Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1012-ebay-fluke-8842a/

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EEVblog #1011 – Retro Teardown – World’s First HD DVD Player

What’s inside the world’s first HD DVD player?
The Toshiba HD-XA1
It was the 2006 version of the BETA vs VHS war.
Includes a detailed look inside the triple wavelength blue laser optical drive mechanism.

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EEVblog #1010 – Zyntony Ra LED Strap Light Teardown

Teardown and first impression review of the Kogalla Zyntony Ra backpack strap LED light. A Kickstarter and Indiegogo project.

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EEVblog #1009 – Voltage vs Power vs Energy

Fundamentals video explaining the difference between voltage, power, and energy. The difference between Power & Energy is probably the most misunderstood and misused terminology in engineering!

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EEVacademy #4 – I²C (I2C) Bit Banging

Bit-Banging an I²C port with David.
Git link: https://gitlab.com/Sepps/generic-bitbang-library-v1

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