Product tests

Signal generator FY6800

A signal generator is an electronic device that generates repeating or non-repeating electronic signals in either the analog or the digital domain. These generated signals are used as a stimulus for electronic measurements. There are many different types of signal generators with different purposes and applications. For analogue signal generation I have used for very

Cheap DDS Function Generator

Years ago you had to either build your own signal generator or buy usually a quite expensive signal generator. Lately there has been a push for very cheap ($15-25) digital function generator kits available from China. I wrote about some interesting function generator devices few years ago, and here is a closer look to one

NE555 DIY organ electronics kit

To introduce  a kid to electronics I ordered  DIY NE555 Electronic Organ Teaching Kit kit from Banggood (cost around 3 Euros). They sell also many other similar kits, but this seemed to be good quality at decent price (around 3 Euro).  There was not much information on the product page other than product picture, circuit

LED DMX-512 lamp teardown

Here is a tear-down of 36W Par LED PAR CAN Stage Light with IR remote and DMX-512 control from wish.com sale. The light works well with DMX-512 control. Front and back On the back there are XLR3 DMX-512 connectors, address display and control buttons. Look inside On the left there is aluminum circuit board with

2in1 Wireless and Wired Microphone

I got a very cheap wired/wireless mic  from Wish.com. I plan was to have a cheap “disposable” microphone for uses where I don’t want risking the more expensive microphone. Basically the product looks OK. The construction is plastic, but till feels acceptable for the price (less than 10 Euros on sale). If I get this

Testing NanoVNA

NanoVNA is very tiny handheld Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). A vector network analyzer (VNA) is an instrument that can be used to measure antenna or coax parameters such as SWR, impedance and loss. It can also be used to characterize and tune filters. It is a very useful tool to have if you are building