About: Darian Cabot

Hardware and software engineer with experience in product development and building automation. Director at Cabot Technologies and Product Manager at NEX Data Management Systems.


Recent Posts by Darian Cabot

23 Mar 2018

Extech CO250 Protocol Details

Extech CO250 Protocol Title

Note: This post is currently just some loose notes during my R&D, and is a continuation of the Extech CO250 project. See my Extech CO250 review here. I have RS-232 details and teardown here. Open-source Java library I have a working Java library that reads all values over serial and provides statistics (minimum, maximum, average, […]

22 Mar 2018

Extech CO250 RS-232 details

Extech CO250 Title

The Extech CO250 (AKA Senseair pSENSE RH) is a relatively cheap handheld air quality measurement device with decent features. It measures carbon dioxide (CO2), dry-bulb temperature, and relative humidity, and also provides calculated dew-point and wet-bulb temperatures. One interesting feature, and the subject of this post, is it’s serial communications port. It comes with a […]

21 Mar 2018

Extech CO250 Review

Extech CO250 Kit 2

The Extech CO250 is a relatively cheap handheld air quality measurement device with decent features. It measures carbon dioxide (CO2), dry-bulb temperature, and relative humidity, and also provides calculated dew-point and wet bulb temperatures. After some searching I found what seems to be the OEM device which Extech rebadges. The original device seems to be […]

10 Oct 2016

SCA 300W Power Inverter

SCA 300W Power Inverter Review

In this video we take a detailed look at the SCA 300W Power Inverter and review its performance in detail! I explain what a modified sine wave inverter is and how it’s different from a pure sine wave inverter, and it best applications in the field. * This product was provided to us by Supercheap […]

2 Oct 2016

Electronic Clock Kit Build

NFM EC1515A Clock Kit Build

In this video I build an electronic clock kit! I attempt to do it with a cheap USB soldering iron, but don’t last long before switching back to the Hakko. I also offer a few soldering tips and useful tools and gear. It’s a decent little clock with animated LEDs, time, date, temperature, and light […]

18 Jul 2016

Pico 228 LED Video Light Review & Teardown

Pico 228 LED Video Light

In this video I review and teardown a compact and very bright video and photography light. I have an upcoming video that shows colour temperature and brightness measurements and my overhead lighting configuration. *This is an unpaid, non-sponsored review* Further information eBay product page Workbench shelving video I reference (YouTube)  

6 Jun 2016

SCA Automatic Car Battery Charger Review & Teardown

SCA Automatic Car Battery Charger

In this video I review an automatic car battery charger and measure how affective it’s 7 stage charge cycle is but monitoring it’s voltage and current. *This is an unpaid, non-sponsored review* Here’s another video where I do a quick teardown of the charger to see how it’s built and the quality of its components. […]