Archive for October 2012

I/O Voltages for Entertainment Control

Low-Voltage I/O Voltages Used for Entertainment Control article tells results of the survey what low voltage I/O voltages are used in entertainment control industry. There are several different possible I/O voltages in use, in both AC and DC variations. According to the survey it seems that 12V and 24V DC are the most commonly used

Halloween hack ideas

It is time for scary hacks. Halloween is just around the corner. Hare are some hacking ideas for Halloween. Arduino voice changer turns you into [Vader] article tells that Phil Burgess over at Adafruit put together an Arduino-powered voice changer to give his voice the gravitas of [James Earl Jones] or the lightheartedness of a

How to remove and re-attach LCD Ribbon

How to remove and re-attach LCD Ribbon from a PCB with a Fine Pitch article describes one method how to repair broken LCD ribbon cable connection. According the article the repair of LCD ribbon is a hard and delicate process, but can be rewarding if it goes well. If you have a device with LCD

Google Data Center Gallery

Google has 13 data centers around the world (7 in the Americas, 3 in Asia and 3 in Europe) running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s fascinating to see how the world’s biggest Internet company is powered. I have earlier posted some limited details of Google data centers in Google Efficient Data

Tietokone Magazine

When Prosessori magazine ended last year I started writing articles to Tietokone magazine (press info). Actually I had earlier written some articles and news to web site. Now I write to Tietokone magazine more often. The magazine has published several articles already this year. Promo box

Nokia smartphone repair: Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800 smart phone has display got broken. What to do? A real goldmine for anyone attempting to star repairing a cell phone nowadays are disassembly/assembly videos on Youtube. So I got there and looked for Lumia 800 related videos to see if anything could be done for this. Nokia Lumia 800 Teardown –

Is accurate sound overrated?

The author of CNET’s The Audiophiliac blog recently asked, “Who wants perfectly accurate sound?” His answer? Most headphone and speaker buyers prefer less accurate sound reproduction. Consumer audio: Is accurate sound overrated? blog posting says this may be the case (although he doesn’t supply any real evidence to support this assertion). If so, so be