Apr 10

Sanden PET-07 Power Supply RS-232 Module Reverse Engineering – Part 1

Sanden Title 1

In this video we take a look at the Sanden PET-07 CC/CV power supply. In particular we look at the RS-232 plug-in module and attempt to make sense of the signals between the main board and plug-in board. In part two, we’ll apply this knowledge to attempt to receive RS-232 data from the power supply. […]

Feb 10

Electronics Workbench – Part 4 – Putting it together

Here is the design and build of my compact DIY electronics workbench. This is located in the garage / workshop in a house that I’m renting, so I’m building it to be portable and transportable in future. In this forth episode I complete the hutch shelving, mount some component trays, and more!

Feb 9

Electronics Workbench – Part 3 – Design Review

Here is the design and build of my compact DIY electronics workbench. This is located in the garage / workshop in a house that I’m renting, so I’m building it to be portable and transportable in future. In this third episode I temporarily install the lighting and load the shelving to assess the design so […]

Feb 8

Electronics Workbench – Part 2 – Shelf system modifications

Here is the design and build of my compact DIY electronics workbench. This is located in the garage / workshop in a house that I’m renting, so I’m building it to be compact and transportable in future. In this second episode I modify the hutch shelving system to raise it’s height and mount the peg-board […]

Feb 7

Electronics Workbench – Part 1 – Cabinet modifications and lighting

Here is the design and build of my compact DIY electronics workbench. This is located in the garage / workshop in a house that I’m renting, so I’m building it to be compact and transportable in future. In this first episode I describe how I will convert a cupboard into the workbench and my ideas […]

Oct 22

Protek 608 original Windows software

Protek 608 Windows software v1.02

I’ve finally managed to fire up the original Protek 608 software on an old Dell Inspiron 8100 I found stowed at the office. My previous attempts to run this software failed on Windows 8 and 10, and there’s very little information about how this software looks and operates (it’s quite niche). I decided that it […]

Jul 18

Review: Cheap eBay transistor tester

A review, test, and teardown of a cheap transistor / component tester purchased on eBay. eBay item: LCD ESR Meter Transistor Tester Capacitance Inductance Diode Triode MOS NPN PNP http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171753821157 Here’s the original review and teardown video: Here’s a follow up video where I test some old germanium transistors:

May 2

BlackWolf Titanium 35 backpack modifications

Check out my detailed review of this pack here. There were three issues with my new BlackWolf Titanium 35 day-pack that I was able to modify to my liking (see my previous video for a detailed review). I add a support inside the pack for my 3L Camelbak hydration bladder, re-designed and sew the compression […]

Apr 4

BlackWolf Titanium 35 Backpack review

Update! See my modifications to this pack here. My review of the BlackWolf Titanium 35 day-pack. I compare it to an older generation BlackWolf bag, and a Camelbak Snobound. While the pack is good for it’s price, I do see a few frustration problems! I share my candid thoughts on these issues and my planned […]