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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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eevBLAB #50 – Great Idea At The Wrong Time!

Dave tells the story of his great idea to embed exercise information into MP3 files.
A great idea at the wrong time, thwarted by the Apple iPhone !
And the almost uselessness of patents.

Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/eevblab/eevblab-50-great-idea-at-the-wrong-time!/

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EEVblog #1107 – Shocking 4K BENQ Monitor Problem!

Why does this 4K BENQ monitor mysteriously switch off on it’s own?
Inadvertently re-visiting an old video.
The chair strikes back!

Original videos Part 1 to 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUG_sjS67K4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weJ4JdFat8o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pwI2NebT90

Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1107-shocking-4k-benq-monitor-problem!/

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EEVblog #1106 – Pace ADS200 Soldering Station Review (JBC Killer?)

A look at the new low cost $220 Pace ADS200 130W cartridge tip AccuDrive Production Soldering Station
Can it beat the higher priced JBC CD-B station?

7:00 The new 130W TD200 soldering iron pencil
9:34 Teardown
14:18 First Turn On
16:10 Temperature accuracy test
18:06 Setup options
20:58 Burn proof lead test
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EEVblog #1105 – $100 Custom LCD Design – Part 3

The $100 low cost custom LCD finally arrives!
Will it work as intended?

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYvxgl-9tNM
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10D5jpO45Lo

Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1105-custom-lcd-design-part-3/

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EEVblog #1104 – Omicron Labs Bode 100 Teardown

Teardown on the Omicron Labs Bode 100 Frequency Response Analyser / Vector Network Analyser
https://www.omicron-lab.com/products/vector-network-analysis/bode-100/

UPDATE: I completely missed the AD839 multiplier in the receiver can section near the ADC.

Review video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66s9easZKxU

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EEVBlog #1103 – Omicron Labs Bode 100 Review & Experiments

Review of the Omicron Labs Bode 100 50MHz Vector Network Analyser / Frequency Response Analyser and some experiments measuring bypass capacitors and characterizing a quartz crystal.
https://www.omicron-lab.com/products/vector-network-analysis/bode-100/

Bypass Capacitor Tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcJ6UdDx1vg&t=1783s

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EEVblog #1102 – Casio FX730P 1980’s BASIC Scientific Computer

Inside a classic 1987 Casio FX-730P Scientific Calculator / BASIC computer
Thanks to the Defpom: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDefpom
who dropped by the EEVblog lab

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EEVblog #1101 – Siglent SVA1015X VNA Teardown

Teardown and look at the new $1395 Siglent SVA1015X 1.5GHz Spectrum and Vector Network Analyser
Well, $2000 when you include the actual VNA option :-/

SSA3021X Spectrum Analyser Teardown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8fr_otW0q4

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eevBLAB #49 – Paid Dislikes! (AGAIN!) – BattBump

What is it with Kickstarter debunking videos and paid dislikes?
Someone has paid for dislikes on my BattBump videos.

Battbump Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1749849235/battbump-an-app-to-share-and-receive-phone-battery/

Batteriser Dislikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU08zwBH-wo

Proving views aren’t faked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XpGFWTxU6s

Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1099-battbump-dumbest-kickstarter-ever!/

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