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More decapsulated chips

by on Apr.21, 2014, under Electronics

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.

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Xbox360 chips decapsulated

by on Apr.08, 2014, under Electronics

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.

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Fake Apple ipod / iphone charger

by on Mar.21, 2014, under Electronics

They almost got away with it. The attention to detail was sooo close… (continue reading…)

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Silicon wafer rejects / tests

by on Mar.10, 2014, under Electronics

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 )

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What the cap?

by on Feb.13, 2014, under Electronics

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…

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Home made transistor from scratch

by on Jan.25, 2014, under Electronics

I have successfully made my own transistor using a piece of germanium, some copper wire and my 3doodler.

 

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steelcase room wizard

by on Nov.07, 2013, under Electronics

Got this neat system cheep.

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Energy Efficient CFL fire Hazard?

by on Sep.14, 2013, under Electronics

I noticed something wasn’t right with this light when it failed so I opened it up.

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Electronics totally burned up

 

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Inside plastic is burned.

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The irony is the burn almost went though the UL label

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inside plastic is covered with burn marks

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The CFL it self is melted! This had to get quite hot to do that!

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The other side of the electronics.

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How to overclock your Block Erupter And possibly destroy it in the process.

by on Aug.04, 2013, under 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.

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Kodak History found cheep at estate sale

by on Aug.01, 2013, under Electronics

I got this nifty piece of history cheep at a local estate sale.

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