Review of the new 18W USB-C TS80 temperature controlled portable soldering iron.
TLDR; Highly recommended, money well spent if you need a portable iron solution, but you need a QC3 battery pack.
Is a $5 8W USB soldering iron actually useful?
The Australian Computer Museum Societies’ warehouse has to shut down next week, so Dave goes warehouse diving.
If you know of someone willing to donate warehouse space in Sydney, please let me know.
UPDATE: Please don’t contact them with offers of small donations space, they need a HUGE space, as in hundreds of square meters. Thanks.
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A look at one of the world’s first handheld electronics games, the classic 1978 Parker Brother game Merlin The Electronic Wizard.
It just so happens to use the world’s first microcontroller, the 4 bit Texas Instruments TMS1000
Some history and a teardown.
Nice history of the Merlin development
Using the Merlin PART2
More than an hour of Mailbag!
Sony DVO-1000MD medical device video DVD recorder teardown
8:09 Security ISA card teardown from the 1980’s
18:39 Power Grid the board game!
25:02 USB soldering iron
27:21 TI-nSpire CAS+ calculator PROTOTYPE!
35:28 DIY JBC/Hakko soldering iron controller
41:49 UV LED lamp for PCB exposure
45:10 DIY battery spot welder
51:44 10W Laser Diode circuit PCB design review
1:00:00 EL light teardown
1:02:41 IC2 rotary encoder Kickstarter
A step-by-step walk-though of a typical modern low cost 3GHz “All Digital IF” spectrum Analyser design.
How do Casio make a full size velocity sensitive electronic keyboard for US$175?
Teardown of the CT-X700
Why does this 4K BENQ monitor mysteriously switch off on it’s own?
Inadvertently re-visiting an old video.
The chair strikes back!
A look at the new low cost US$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
14:18 First Turn On
16:10 Temperature accuracy test
18:06 Setup options
20:58 Burn proof lead test
21:42 Soldering ground plane thermal capacity test vs JBC
25:48 Tip life and iron plating
27:30 General discussion on soldering temperature
30:31 Thermal response test
33:53 Power consumption
35:29 Heater waveform measurement
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
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 :-/
Dave repairs a Xerox C2201 color photocopier found in the dumpster.
UPDATE: Someone has paid for a massive amount of Dislikes on this and my other BattBump video!
The infamous video is back up, with hilarious redactions to prevent illegitimate Youtube Privacy complaints from, I don’t know, Bozo the clown perhaps, you can’t be too careful these days on Youtube!
You can still see the Kickstarter campaign and all the details here:
The campaign was shut down by the owner, it was not removed by Kickstarter.
BattBump – A mobile app to share battery charge via NFC!
Yes, it’s as stupid as it sounds.
It’s NOT a joke, it’s the dumbest Kickstarter idea ever.
More press coverage
Dave builds a new i7 7820X based 4K video editing machine into an old Fractal Designs dumpster case.
Benchmark comparison with the old dual Xeon machine.
4K GPU vs CPU rendering
Mailbag – With the worst soldering job ever!
A giant outdoor flippy dot display.
The worst soldering job ever
Avometer Model 7 Mk2 teardown
Video enhancer teardown
Cheap-arse soldering iron teardown
Ancient Sony Handycam
Elektor 6 digit VFD tube clock kit
$1M Pandora Pixi professional TV color grading system teardown!
Nordic Thingy:52 IoT development system
Potato Demiconductor 1GHz TTL logic
Jaspers STM32 based Electronic Load
Teardown of the ANENG Q1 multimeter
Now shot and available in 4K resolution!