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.
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.
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.
Repairing the Data IO universal programmer.
Will it be a happy ending?
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.
UPDATE: From one of the original designers!
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!
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?
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.
Troubleshooting and attempted repair of a HP Envy touch PC found in the dumpster.