Category Archives: Electronics

Floppiclene! A Electronics Cleaning Relic of the Past.

I found a old 3.5″ floppy drive cleaning kit and tried it out on a defective computer/floppy drive/floppy that I had. It would constantly ruin “new” disks and leave them with few kb of useful space. It also failed horribly!

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750W Victron Solar Project – Power wall and 8 days performance – Part 3

In part 3 I test the setup with all 3 panels connected and look at the performance over the last 8 days. It all consists of: 3x 250W solar panels 1x Victron SmartSolar 100|30 MPPT battery charger 2x Norbatt 12V … Continue reading

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750W Victron Solar Project – All 3 panels test – Part 2

In part 2 I test the setup with all 3 panels connected, it all consists of: 3x 250W solar panels 1x Victron SmartSolar 100|30 MPPT battery charger 2x Norbatt 12V 150Ah batteries 1x 750W 24VDC to 230VAC inverter

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750 Watt Solar Project – Test Setup – Part 1

In part 1 I give a walk-through of my test setup, charging and the Victron app to control the charger over blue-tooth, it all consists of:3x 250W solar panels1x Victron SmartSolar 100|30 MPPT battery charger2x Norbatt 12V 150Ah batteries1x 750W … Continue reading

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Teach your kids electronics

I could write a long motivational letter about the importance of teaching on electronics with all its basic trades of logical thinking and scientific methods, but instead I will leave you with the happy face of a 5 year old … Continue reading

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FPS1000HD high speed camera unboxing and first impressions

I ordered the FPS1000 platinum back in April 2015 on kickstarters backerkit site, then in March decided to upgrade to the platinum double. Fast forward 1½ years and the projects stalls, a new kickstarter for the FPS1000HD was started (which … Continue reading

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Building the OpenTheremin V3

Introduction I received a bare board and some of the SMD components for a OpenThereminV3, it is a semi-assembled kit that can be bought from Gaudi ( http://www.gaudi.ch/OpenTheremin/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=180&Itemid=115 ). The board I got was from a previous unsoldered kit where you … Continue reading

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Hacking the IKEA 2000 Watt induction stove, measurements (part 2)

Youtube video part 2 of 5 The second part of the series of maybe 5 chapters on tearing down and hacking a IKEA 2000 Watt induction stove is now published. Click the box below to read the whole article and … Continue reading

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Hacking the IKEA 2000 Watt induction stove, teardown (part 1)

The first part of a series of maybe 5 chapters on tearing down and hacking a IKEA 2000 Watt induction stove is now online. Click the box below to read the whole article and get all the details. Hacking IKEA … Continue reading

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New online calculator: Snubber capacitor calculator

Calculate the needed snubber capacitance in order to protect your inverters IGBT/MOSFETs from too high swithcing transients, depending on your busbar layout and stray inductance. Try the new online calculator at: http://kaizerpowerelectronics.dk/calculators/snubber-capacitor-calculator/

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