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Mini Electric Screwdriver

Many electronics devices have many screws in then. So opening them and closing (for repair or tear-down purposes) with normal screwdriver can feels sometimes as work. For bigger devices I use a small RYOBI cordless screwdriver with adjustable torque setting. It is suitable for medium size screws found in many electrical devices. But for those

RJ-45 surge protector teardown

I wrote around two years ago a blog posting on RJ-45 Ethernet surge protection. Now it is time to check out what is inside one cheap Ethernet surge protector. The product here is very cheap (around $2) CY UT-013 Lightning Protection RJ45 UTP STP CAT6 CAT5e Female to Female Network Lan Adapter Extender. The specifications

USB to RJ45 adapter teardown

Here is tear-down of cheap USB 2.0 to CAT5E CAT6E RJ45 LAN Modem Extension Extender Adaptor for Webcam XBOX adapter. This adaptor is designed to allow your USB cameras, printers, webcams, keyboard, or any other USB device to be situated some longer than normal USB cable (few meters) distance away from PC. This converts USB

Cheap DC motor speed control

This is a quick lab review to cheap (2 Euros) DC motor speed control module DC 3V To DC 35V 5A 90W Mini DC Motor PWM Speed Controller Module Speed Regulator Adjustable Light Modulator Electronic Switch Module Board. This module is advertised as a wide voltage DC motor governor for DC3-35V (3-9V input needs to

Stepper motor driver TB6600

For controlling stepper motors you need a suitable controller. It is possible to build controller using discrete components, controller ICs and using micro-controller. It can be fun to build our own stepper controller, but when you have done that few times, you might want to start looking or reasonably priced ready made easy to use

Bad CEM SMD-100

I got a CEM SMD-100 Smart Electronic Components Tester because it was on sale at very low price. It turned out to be a bad investment. The component tweezers part make very intermittent contact with the meter, so measuring the components was very unreliable. The meter seemed to work OK with the measurement supplied leads

Cheap poor HDMI to USB converter

Here is a story of one cheap HDMI digitizing device. I have wanted to connect devices with HDMI output Open Broadcast Studio video mixer/streaming software running on PC. Usually HDMI to USB adapters are expensive boxes (around $100 or more). But the I saw this really cheap (€16,15 / US$ 18.99) Mini Portable HD USB

PoE powered device PSU

With PoE (Power over Ethernet) technology, an Ethernet cable can carry power in addition to data. PoE can supply operating voltage to PoE compatible networked devices, such as a WLAN base station, an IP camera, a VOIP phone or IoT device. The original IEEE 802.3af-2003 PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of DC power

Cheap eBay LED tester fixed

Found this from eBay for about 2 dollars: New Mini Handy 2~150mA LED Tester Test Box for Light-emitting Diode Bulb Lamp Description: 100% brand new and high quality Material: Plastic Color: White Handy device for testing LED’s. Simply plug your LED into the correct holes (all of which are marked) and push the button to

FrostBite IoT dev board

Sundelin & Kouri Engineering Ltd launched a completely new C++-based platform and development board for accelerated IoT and embedded development called FrostBite. The new board, Frostbite, is based on Nordic’s nRF52840 SoC silicon, featuring powerful 64MHz ARM Cortex M4F CPU, 256K of RAM and 1M of on-chip flash memory, on-chip soft radio for multitude of