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  • A short tutorial showing you how to create a LIBus programming cable for programming LIBus slave boards

  • A USB charger socket from ScrewFix failed recently. I have just replaced it with a new one, and am tearing down the old one.

    Apologies for video quality - I recently wiped my phone and have forgotten to reset the OpenCamera settings.

  • I bought a cheap "Ultrasonic" jewellery cleaner for cleaning PCBs. I wonder how ultrasonic it really is?

  • After being asked if I can measure the resistance of a cable and prove it shows a voltage drop I decided to do just that, in a number of different ways. Also shows you how to do a 4-wire measurement with normal DMMs.

  • How important is it to choose the right charger cable for your mobile phone or tablet? I take a look at a few cables I have here and the effect different currents have on the voltage your device would actually see while charging.

  • The SSD in my computer died the other day. Was I upset? Hell no! Now I get to rip it apart and see exactly what is in it!

  • Here's where I am at with both my new pulse rifle board and my fancy motion tracker board.

  • Quick test of the IR sensors of the Boxtec HelveKit32 robot.

  • A quick test of the Aliens Motion Tracker TFT Driver

  • Experimental Joystick Interface using the chipKIT Harmony USB integration.

    6 axis (x/y/z position, x/y/z rotation) plus 8-point hat, plus 16 buttons.

  • The first of the prototype boards is now working. There were multiple errors, but nothing I couldn't fix with a few bodge wires. The TFT screen is working nicely, and I am impressed with the speed of the whole thing. Almost too fast at times, I have had to slow it down.

  • I just made the demonstration movement much nicer.