Tags64-pixels adapter AVR battery bulb car customs DSO fireworks firmware good old days hack happy new year hardware IKEA import lecroy LED light lighting linux MBI5168 modding open source oscilloscope PCB power supply prototype PWM rant remote review RGB RoHS Samtid Seeedstudio SMD soldering teardown trigger upgrade WaveAce 224 weller WS2812B youyue
Author Archives: robert
Bad sleep or poor quality will do you in. Don’t go down that path. LLAP
SuSE Linux Professional 7.3
As You can see, there’s nothing of interest here. This post was cancelled due to lack of material & motivation. Please proceed to the next post in this mini-series. If you’re a user of headphones, you may want to turn … Continue reading
This “beauty” appeared on my desk today. Just testing & playing with it. I used the arb sig-gen of a PicoScope 2204A for generating a unpleasant test-signal. Trying to trigger on it was “interesting” :-)
Well… the device I got at work was a sad case of “dead on arrival”. Temperature regulation was totally crazy, touching the case moved the measured value from about 350°C to 60°C, with a subsequent massive overshoot. So we have … Continue reading
Since I hear the effing aircrafts all the time, I might as well go and take a closer look at them, no? An impromptu Sunday trip to ‘MUC’ (or FJS).
Still busy with stuff. BUT, there is a functional dishwasher! What a great device !!!
Moving == carrying heavy boxes, lots of them. Suboptimal. Getting rid of stuff is imperative! If You’re so inclined, You’ll find sloppy teardowns of 3 devices below. Mostly images and a bit of video footage at the end.
To make one thing clear, I was looking for a book describing the concept, methodology and application of “Six Sigma”. So you now know my expectations: facts, recipes, some math & statistics primer, NOT a lot of prosa / wall … Continue reading
Expectations. When buying a cheap device, I don’t expect a display with “Retina” quality, but it should still be usable and not something the engineers who designed it have to be ashamed about. It shouldn’t be a piece of shit … Continue reading
When I got home today at about 5pm or so, I smelled the characteristic BBQ smell. Burning wood. Quite A LOT of burning wood. Very odd, or at least very unusual for this neighbourhood. Upon entering the staircase the smell … Continue reading
Shooting in Munich. As of now (2016-07-22 20:12 CET) not much is known about how many were hurt or killed. The media are going crazy. ENOUGH!
Believe whatever you want. But please, make sure it stays inside the head. It’s your own private folly, no need to include everybody else.
The documentation is very usable, easy to understand. Getting the basic things going is very easy. The code is on github. It’s worth taking a look and having a go at it! You do know that you NEED a backup, … Continue reading
A small but helpful upgrade, if you’re into acquiring your own temperature calibration data. At some undetermined time in the future this might be expanded to a full multi-point calibration mode. The config menu was amended with the parameter ‘display_adc_raw’. … Continue reading