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EEVblog #1065 – Soldering Iron Power Delivery Explained

A further clarification to the previous video on the Hakko FX-888D vs the JBC direct heat CD-2B soldering station. And the differences between applied power, tip design, sensor design, control loop design, and power delivery to a ground plane.
Power measurements and DaveCAD explanations.


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EEVblog #1064 – Soldering Irons OLD vs NEW

What are the differences between the “old” style soldering iron tips like used on the low cost Hakko and Weller et.al low cost irons, and the more expensive integrated tip type?
An apples to oranges comparison of the Hakko FX-888D and the JBC CD-2B stations.
Bonus footage under the FLIR thermal camera.

Tin Whiskers 101

A video from the archives.
David Hillman from Rockwell Collins giving a talk on Tin Whiskers and the dangers of shorted contacts on PCB’s and other electronic circuits caused by using lead free solder.

Forum HERE

EEVblog #1062 – Trezor Model T Hardware Wallet Review

Unboxing and review of the new Trezor Model T cryptocurrency bitcoin hardware wallet. And comparison with
Crypto Currency:

Hardware Github

Forum HERE

EEVblog #1060 – $35,000 DataIO Unisite Universal Programmer Teardown!

Marty! This is the big one, the one I’ve been waiting for all my life!
Teardown of the classic Data IO Unisite Universal Programmer from the 1980’s, with a typical configuration selling for $35,000
It stayed in production for over 20 years.

Forum HERE


UPDATE: From one of the original designers!

ShadeCraft Sunflower – Internet Of Things FAIL

Just the product the world has been waiting for!
A $7000 Internet of Things intelligent umbrella with GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, solar power, 360 camera, and an app.
Someone liked the idea so much they invested $2M in seed funding.
Throw in a bunch of patents and a dodgy Wikipedia page from an Indian marketing company and we have a winner!

Forum HERE


eevBLAB #45 – WIRED Job Ad & Tech Journalism

WIRED are looking for a new tech journalist, and this triggered something in Dave he just has to rant about. What about skepticism in tech journalism?

EEVblog #1059 – Quick 861DW Hot Air Waveform Measurement

An update on the Quick 861DW, and probing its current consumption in comparison to the Atten 858D+ with the TTi I-Prober

Forum HERE

EEVblog #1058 – Quick 861DW Hot Air Rework Station Review

Dave reviews and tears down the $300 Quick 861DW hot air rework station. How much better is it than the $70 Atten 858D+ ?


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Louis Rossmann’s video

EEVblog #1057 – µCurrent Murphy

Dave investigates a problem with a recent batch of uCurrents, something that WASN’T supposed to happen!
A rare look at a real world combination of design, manufacturing, production testing, and procurement problems.

Forum HERE

Follow-up fix HERE

EEVblog #1056 – Digilent Open Scope MZ Review

Dave looks at the Digilent Open Scope MZ Review, an $89 open source oscilloscope, logic analyser, and function generator.

Forum HERE

EEVblog #1055 – How to Design a Custom LCD

How to design a custom multiplexed LCD display.
Dave takes you through what is required to design your own custom LCD display and what consideration you need for manufacturing and choosing an LCD display driver.

Part 3 in the LCD Tutorial series.

Forum HERE

EEVblog #1054 – How an Analog PC Joystick Works

How does a PC read an old school analog joystick?
It might be more interesting than you think.
Or how to make an ADC out of a 555 Timer…

IBM PC Jr Technical Reference Manual

Tandy 1000 Technical Reference Manual

Forum HERE

Dumpster Dive – HP Envy Touch PC Repair

Troubleshooting and attempted repair of a HP Envy touch PC found in the dumpster.

Forum HERE

EEVblog #1053 – The Biggest 80’s Computer FAIL – IBM PC Jr

Dave looks at the biggest flop in 1980’s personal computers, the IBM PC Jr.
Teardown and extensive walk-through of the main motherboard.

Part 2 HERE

Service Manual HERE

Forum HERE