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EEVblog #106 – Top 5 Tips To Bring Your Product to Market (and why Patents are a BAD idea)

Are you are a hobbyist, hacker, maker, or garage engineer with a great product idea?
Dave gives you his Top 5 tips for bringing your product to market.
And a bonus Top 5 reasons to avoid patents.
Copyright, Marketing, Advertising, Protection, and Creative Commons Open Source all get a look in.

Watch all the Continue reading EEVblog #106 – Top 5 Tips To Bring Your Product to Market (and why Patents are a BAD idea)

EEVblog #105 – Electronics Thermal Heatsink Design Tutorial

A follow on from some of the recent blogs that have involved basic thermal heatsink calculation. This time around Dave takes you though the basic theory of thermal design and how heatsink calculations work. Then there are some real world temperature measurements to see how close to the theory we Continue reading EEVblog #105 – Electronics Thermal Heatsink Design Tutorial

EEVblog #103 – World’s Largest Laser Hologram with Dr Phil

Dave & Dr Phil check out the world’s largest depth of field laser hologram display at Macquarie University.
It was part of the Paula Dawson exhibition. The bar display is titled “To Absent Friends”
This hologram was created in 1988 and is still the worlds largest to this day. They don’t Continue reading EEVblog #103 – World’s Largest Laser Hologram with Dr Phil

EEVblog #101 – Hacking your own Peltier LAB Thermal Chamber

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Dave turns a low cost reptile egg incubator into a decent 2degC to 60degC lab thermal chamber.
Throw in a Rigol oscilloscope, an Arduino, and a few multimeters for good measure.

The model used is the HERP Nursery II, also known as the BCR-25 Continue reading EEVblog #101 – Hacking your own Peltier LAB Thermal Chamber

Canon 5D Mark II HD Video Documentary – Behind the Scenes

Come behind the scenes on Karl von Moller’s latest documentary “State of Electronics”.
Karl shows off his Canon 5D MKII HD video camera and accessories he is using to shoot the documentary.

http://www.karlvonmoller.com

BONUS MATERIAL:
Karl explains and shows the grading process he will do to this video and why it’s Continue reading Canon 5D Mark II HD Video Documentary – Behind the Scenes

EEVblog #99 – $100 Multimeter Shootout – Extech Amprobe BK Precision Ideal UEi Uni-T PART 2of2

PART 2 of 2
Dave compares six $100 Multimeters:

BK Precision BK2709B
http://www.tequipment.net/BK2709B.html

Extech EX505
http://www.tequipment.net/ExtechEX505.asp

Amprobe 34XR-A
http://www.tequipment.net/Amprobe34XR-A.html

UEi DM391
http://www.tequipment.net/UEiDM391.html

IDEAL 61-342
http://www.tequipment.net/Ideal61-342.asp

UNI-T UT61D
http://www.uni-trend.com/UT61D.html

EEVblog #99 – $100 Multimeter Shootout – Extech Amprobe BK Precision Ideal UEi Uni-T PART 1of2

PART 1 of 2
Dave compares six $100 Multimeters:

BK Precision BK2709B
http://www.tequipment.net/BK2709B.html

Extech EX505
http://www.tequipment.net/ExtechEX505.asp

Amprobe 34XR-A
http://www.tequipment.net/Amprobe34XR-A.html

UEi DM391
http://www.tequipment.net/UEiDM391.html

IDEAL 61-342
http://www.tequipment.net/Ideal61-342.asp

UNI-T UT61D
http://www.uni-trend.com/UT61D.html