Dave explains the what how and why of measuring crystal clock oscillator drift over time.
How does the made in China Fluke 117 Electricians Multimeter stack up?
Dave goes nuts over NBC Universal Pictures pulling his Flux Capacitor T-Shirt designs from Zazzle.
BTTF fans will be able to count all the movie references!
Look, up in the sky, is it a hardware fault?, is it a software fault?, no, it’s a bloody FPGA
Dave responds to the furore over his thumbs up rating on the Agilent U1253A Multimeter
And it’s all about the love, really.
Agilent make the exact same meter in an LCD version (U1251A or U1252A) with longer battery life. So you get the choice of display vs battery life!
Dave reviews the Agilent U1253A OLED Multimeter and compares it with the Fluke 87-V in this epic review.
How will it stack up?
Dave can smell marketing bullshit a mile away, so checks out the new RCA WiFi Free Energy Harvesting “Airnergy” device with some back of the envelope calculations. Marketing bullshit or can it actually work?
Can you really charge your smartphone with Wifi Energy?
Watch the RCA video here:
Dave goes Back to the Future and talks about how he got started in electronics.
(The 9min abridged version, for those with shorter attention spans only!)
(I recommend you view the full 15min version here, it’s the same but with extra bits):
Dave cuts lose on the idiots behind Australia’s proposed Mandatory Internet Filter, and calls everyone to arms to stop this madness before Continue reading The Australian Mandatory Internet Filter Folly (abridged edition)
Dave cuts lose on the idiots behind Australia’s proposed Mandatory Internet Filter, and calls everyone to arms to stop this madness before it’s too late.
(My regular viewers may want to skip this, it’s not electronics related, it’s an Australian specific social commentary rant)
If you think this rant is too long, Continue reading The Australian Mandatory Internet Filter Folly