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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3doodler defective fan?

by on Jan.24, 2014, under 3d printing

I love my 3Doodler. It is a tool I can not live without. So today when it started to jam and not pull in filament properly I took it apart to see what was going on.
Yup it was jammed with ABS dust.
Then I noticed the fan…
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prusa i2 print issue

by on Jan.07, 2014, under 3d printing, Reprap Prusa

So I am trying to debug my prusa i2 after having been rebuilt with a ton of new parts. I keep getting these messed up prints where the vertical shells don’t bond or have a gap between them along with a gap between the vertical shells and the infill.
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steelcase room wizard

by on Nov.07, 2013, under Electronics

Got this neat system cheep.
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huge barn fire near my house

by on Oct.18, 2013, under Life

Crazy huge barn fire near my houseĀ  at Wakeman Road and Vanderberg Drive in Fairport NY
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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.
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.

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