Improved my method for decapsulating chips better.
I used a Mr coffee, coffee pot heat plate. With expendable metal plate on top. Used my drill press as a mill with a tungsten carbide drill bit making a small pocket in the chip for the acid to sit in.
I heated up the chips first on the plate then applied a drop of nitric acid. Rinsed with water, heated again then a drop of sulfuric acid water rinse. Then repeated till the dies were exposed.
Some previews of some of the custom chips in the xbox 360 decapsulated.
Still trying to get the best focus and image quality from this new cheap Chinese usb microscope.
They almost got away with it. The attention to detail was sooo close… (continue reading…)
I wanted to try and make my own transistors and diodes, and see what I could make with things you can find in your house. So I purchased some reject wafers / tests on ebay cheep. (close to 20 lbs worth :D )
So a few days ago I was in my lab as always…
when I start hearing this pop pop pop pop sound…
I didn’t know what It was till today…
I have successfully made my own transistor using a piece of germanium, some copper wire and my 3doodler.
Got this neat system cheep.
I noticed something wasn’t right with this light when it failed so I opened it up.
Electronics totally burned up
Inside plastic is burned.
The irony is the burn almost went though the UL label
inside plastic is covered with burn marks
The CFL it self is melted! This had to get quite hot to do that!
The other side of the electronics.
Caution do this at your own risk. I blew mine out so you don’t have to!
That said. Here is how I got my block erupter overclocked to 56o MHz briefly before it died.
I got this nifty piece of history cheep at a local estate sale.