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EEVblog #1147 – 1 Cent Regulator! That’s MAD!

Is a *1 CENT* LDO voltage regulator any good?
Dave tests the Shen Zhen Fine Mad! SC662K 3.3V LDO from LCSC:
https://lcsc.com/product-detail/Low-Dropout-Regulators-LDO_SC662K-3-3V_C83932.html
a.k.a. http://www.superchip.cn

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EEVblog #1146 – New Rigol MSO5000 Oscilloscope

World Exclusive!
A teardown and quick look at the new lower cost mid-range 70-350MHz Phoenix chipset based Rigol MSO5000 mixed signal oscilloscope, to be release on the 13th Nov. Stating at US$909.

How does it compare to the 7000 series scope just released 5 months ago?

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New EEVblog Lab Tour (Incomplete Edition)

A tour of the new (totally incomplete) EEVblog lab space.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/wanted-workbench-shelving-ikea-broder-alternative-options/

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EEVBlog #1145 – Dumpster Diving 4K TV!

Dave finds a 65″ 4K UHD LG LCD TV in the dumpster!
Will it work?
Bonus teardown included.

Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1145-dumpster-diving-4k-tv/

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EEVblog #1144 – Padauk Programmer Reverse Engineering

David looks at the pins on the Padauk PMS150 programmer for potential reverse engineering.
TLDR; It doesn’t look easy to reverse engineer this protocol, it’s messy with lots of voltage levels, as Padauk said it would be.
Just buy the programmer for now!
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EEVBlog #1143 – Eakins Microscope Barlow Lenses

Check out the amazing increased working distance on the Eakins microscope using a barlow lens to get a larger working area.

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C Mount Lens Adapters: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cMimkzYc
Barlow Lenses: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bmS9nWbe

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EEVblog #1142 – EEVblog LAB Tour – Before

A tour of the shambles that is the EEVblog lab, before the big move.

The old lab bench over the car bonnet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpvkY4k7dII

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Youtube Community Strike! – w00t!

w00t! My first Youtube Community Strike!
No live streaming for you 🙁
Insane.

Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/youtube-community-strike/

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The EEVblog Lab is moving!

The EEVblog LAB is moving!
FAQ: Yes, I will still have access to the same dumpster room, I’m not moving far.
https://www.realestate.com.au/property/3-minna-cl-belrose-nsw-2085

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EEVblog #1141 – Padauk 3 CENT Micro – Programmer

Using the Padauk programmer to program the 8 pin SO PMS154C micro and flash a LED on a breadboard.

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