Posts Tagged ‘EEVblog’

Guest hosting this week’s episode of The Amp Hour

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The Amp Hour

This week I am honored to be not just a guest, but a guest host of The Amp Hour, an “off-the-cuff radio show for electronics enthusiasts and professionals.”

The Amp Hour is usually hosted by Chris Gammell of Chris Gammell’s Analog Life and Dave Jones of the EEVblog.  Dave is out sick this week, so Chris invited me to come on the show and talk about EE trade magazines, getting kids interested in studying science and technology, the Arduino Uno, and the book I am writing with hardware hacker Mitch Altman.

You can listen to episode #11 here or subscribe with iTunes to get them all.

Rigol DS1052E 50MHz to 100MHz scope hack

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Hack a Day posted yesterday that a guy named Ross turned his 50MHz Rigol DS1052E into a 100MHz capable instrument by removing part of a lowpass filter on the analog inputs.

I think it remains to be seen whether there are any other mods required to make this work like a real DS1102E (ie. does the 1052E firmware limit the minimum horizontal timescale?) but this is hardware hacking at its finest!

Read more about it on the EEVblog forums.

EEVblog – The Electrical Engineering Video Blog Podcast

Monday, November 9th, 2009

David L. Jones, maker of, among many other things, the awesome uWatch, is producing a really cool Electrical Engineering-themed video blog/podcast called ‘EEVblog‘.  I don’t why it took me this long to realize what an informative and hilarious video podcast this is, but a couple recent episodes really sucked me in.  I am now a huge fan.

David’s blog actually sprang to life in April of this year, so if you want to watch all of the episodes you have some catching up to do.  However, some of the most hilarious episodes are also the most recent.  For example, here is David’s very honest review of the Microchip PICkit 3, a development tool for Microchip PIC microcontrollers:

And here is Microchip’s equally hilarious response:

David’s blog has covered a lot of other cool topics, such as exploding capacitors, equipment teardowns, and microcontroller datasheets.  Check EEVblog out!


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