Dave gives the solution to the first hardware quiz.
How do you design an LCR meter?
What about a stepped transmission line attenuation tester?
What does modular design and management have in common?
Cheapest price for the DS1052E:
Dave opens up his Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope, and ponders how to convert it into a DS1102E.
And yes, he finally checks out the infamous ADC overclocking issue.
(More hires inside pictures on the blog website www.eevblog.com)
It’s time for YOU to get involved and solve a hardware puzzle – what does this board do?
Get your reverse engineering brain into gear and win a prize.
(Answers ONLY on the www.eevblog.com website, NOT here!)
While we’re on the subject, Dave talks about NiMH and NiCd battery charging methods.
Dave cracks open the Varta 15 minute NiMH battery charger, what will he find?
Dave ponders his demographic data, and why on earth women would want to watch this rubbish.
UPDATE: Turns out it WAS a Youtube glitch in the stats! The normal stats are actually around 2.5% female
WARNING – contain 0% electronics, and nerd semi-nudity.
A blog so big it needed two parts.
This time it’s all about ceramic capacitors, and that mysterious thing of putting different value capacitors in parallel. Not to mention microphonics.
Dave attempts to give the low-down on different capacitor types in under 10 minutes, can he do it? (Hint – Dave likes to waffle…)
Dave goes Back to the Future and powers up his old 1980’s vintage Tandy 1000 computer.
Will it work?, will it choke?
And how to channel your inner Woz to design your own Turbo Board.
(Check out the ROM BIOS version 1.00.00 !!)
Dave gets disturbingly emotional about microcontroller datasheets and documentation.