Have you ever wondered what’s inside a tablet computer? It might be a bit more general purpose than you think. And with parts more useful than the pong console. The Cube U30GT has reached the end of it’s life and I’m scrapping it for parts in this tablet teardown.
During the late 1970’s arcade games were just coming into vogue. Capitalizing on the trend General Instruments released their “Pong on a chip”, the AY-3-8500 and it was picked up for the Sears Tele-Games console.
KiCad has changed the filename format used when creating Gerber output files. Due to this the original “kicad2itead” Kicad iTead Studio rename script no longer works as expected.
The Prusa i3 Mk3 has had a heatbed failure. The problem’s diagnosed and we’re re-wiring the bed to get it heating properly again.
Recently the heated bed failed on my Prusa i3 Mk3 (from Prusa 3D). But on the up-side it wasn’t the bed itself, but the cables. So I seized the opportunity to make a video of the troubleshooting process. There’ll also be a follow up video on what replaced the original cable.
WowStick’s 1F Plus is, on the face of it, a decent low-torque power screwdriver. From the spec sheet it appears to be limited to low, non-plastic destroying torque on drive and a bit higher torque on reverse.
The Pelouze scale I use for quick weights has stopped zeroing out. Something appears to be sticking. So I’m pulling it’s tabs for a look inside!
Re-use is a common theme. And metal is one of the easiest things you can possibly re-use. But to re-use it you first need a metal melter to melt down the old metal before casting, forging, hammering, milling, or whatever process you’ll use to turn it into something new.
Building your own box fan filter is a great way to reduce the amount of dust in your workspace. I’m going a step further and adding in a variable speed motor control!
Today I’m adding some extra laptop storage space onto the workbench with a length of 2×4 and an underslung metal keyboard tray.