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Just making fun by destroying stuff

Capacitive soil moisture sensor – designed by retarded

There is a cheap, made in China product called “capacitive soil moisture sensor”. Some black PCB with few components and no coating: There are lots of “duino” projects for this sensor. But there are lots of comments about this sensor … Continue reading

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Repair of the Atari 2600 jr

I found PCB from the classic 2600 JR. It was forcefully removed from the case maybe using a hammer. The PCB is bent, some parts torn out and missing switches. PCB was cracked and several traces were broken. I repaired … Continue reading

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Fancy soldering

Good fellow donated my collection with a new item- Sharp PC-2500. The only big problem- this old computer had caustic batteries inside and they leaked. Alkaline used in the batteries has a very ugly feature- it can travel under conformal … Continue reading

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Fake Sony USB flash disk

One man brought small souvenir from China. It is cool 32Gb Sony flash disk. The only problem is that it is fake, and not such size. The device is made quite well. Solid box with all needed information. The device … Continue reading

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Wireless mouse

I am using wireless mouse for several years. Recently I collected some same model spare mice for my experiments. It is low frequency (~27MHz, CB band!) mouse with docking station to charge two AAA batteries. All other specifications are typical. … Continue reading

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Car MP3 player

In local supermarket I bought small car MP3 player. It cost about $25 (79Ltl). It is USB MP3 player with FM modulator. Just plug it to cigarette igniter socket, tune car radio, put your USB flash memory stick and enjoy … Continue reading

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Logitech Z-640

Today we’ll open quite big Logitech Z-640 sound system sub-woofer. According the specifications: Total output power: 70 Watts RMS Subwoofer power output: 25 Watts RMS Satellite speaker power output: 45 Watts RMS (9 Watts RMS per channel) Total peak power: … Continue reading

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Xoro DVD player

Let’s look inside Xoro DVD/DivX/Xvid player. I received few HSD 310 for disassembling. HSD 310 is lite version of HSD 415- only additional audio and video outputs installed and 5.1 sound support. There are less components than in Vido DVD … Continue reading

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4 Mpix camera

Typical simple digital camera, so called soapbox, is quite expensive (in our country) device and it is carefully handled by user. And nobody opens the camera body just for fun. All digital cameras are quite complicated electronic devices and more, … Continue reading

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Top video cards to crash

From big pile of bad computer stuff I selected three cards to destroy. The selection criteria was a bit strange: the add on card were big and heavy, solid design and maybe expensive. So, here we have: Radeon 9800 PRO … Continue reading

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