Microsoft’s new Instaload battery technology allows batteries to be inserted into a product either way around.
Is it one of those brilliant “why didn’t anyone think of that before” moments, or just another patent on a really obvious idea?
Is it workable in practice?
Can YOU bust the patent by finding prior art Continue reading EEVblog #98 – Microsoft InstaLoad Battery Technology – Patent Busting Time?
The 2nd EEVblog Live show.
A whole bunch of stuff – Extech update, Agilent, Extech and BK Precison LCR meters, uCalc project, broken chairs, BP oil spill solution, the Large Hadron Collider, decade resistance boxes, multimeter shootout and countless more viewer questions.
Drive-Time. Dave rants randomly about TI’s bold new entry into the hobby/hacker/maker market with the $4.30 MSP-EXP430G2 Evaluation Board, and what it’s got to do with the Arduino
A bit of a follow-on from the linear regular episode. Dave dances with a simple linear closed loop circuit he built, and bodges it up in LTspice to get a remarkably consistent result.
Not really a tutorial, just a few random tidbits.
Dave was looking forward to reviewing the new Extech RC200 SMD Tweezer Multimeter, until the damn thing tried to kill him. Now he’s, well, kinda mad!…
The Cryrustek ES51928 DMM Chip: http://www.cyrustek.com.tw/spec/ES51928.pdf
Drive time rant again. Dave begs beginners not to use autorouters, and questions why the low end EDA packages even bother to have them.
Drive time rant.
Has electronics design information become a bit of a commodity? And how can you differentiate yourself?
Is the bad design of the IDEAL multimeter tilting bail really that a-typical? Should you expect to be able to poke the buttons on a multimeter while it’s standing up?
Dave does some comparisons to find out.