BenchTalk

- August 27, 2013

When not busy with EDN, I try to get up to interesting adventures in the lab. Join me for some hardcore hardware, a hint of firmware, and any other rambles and rants that may turn up.

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Chinese PCB Shop spam is a thing

  • 08.18.2017

I try to fool the PCB spammers, but they get the last laugh. And… Rev. 2 of my powered speaker. Read More...

Whipping a cheap LED PSU into usable shape

  • 08.16.2017

You get what you pay for, and sometimes not even that, but even a cheap Chinese PSU can be improved with some judicious tinkering. Read More...

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Old wine in new glass ID system

  • 08.14.2017

Keeping track of your glass, or, finding new uses for old components. Read More...

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Simple trick lets you see your parts

  • 07.12.2017

Here’s a funny little trick that will make almost-invisible part numbers printed on component packages visible. Read More...

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Happy 150th Canada: The Companies

  • 06.30.2017

It’s the week leading up to Canada’s sesquicentennial, so join me in this celebration of the Canadian tech landscape. To end the series, read about some of the companies that have put Canada on the tech map. Read More...

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Happy 150th Canada: The Institutions

  • 06.29.2017

To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, here’s a look at our technical institutions of note, including universities and museums. Read More...

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Happy 150th Canada: The Projects

  • 06.28.2017

Leading up to Canada’s sesquicentennial, join me in celebrating some well known Canadian engineering projects. Read More...

Happy 150th Canada: The Technologies

  • 06.27.2017

In the week leading up to Canada’s 150th anniversary we're celebrating the Canadian tech landscape. Blog number two on our journey has us looking at some technologies associated with Canada. Read More...

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Happy 150th Canada: The Engineers

  • 06.26.2017

It’s the week leading up to Canada’s sesquicentennial, so join me in this celebration of the Canadian tech landscape. Let’s start with a look at some famous engineers.Read More...

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Neutral woes

  • 04.26.2017

More AC line troubles and dangerous peaks, this time due to the 240V neutral. Read More...

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