Voltlog #150 – Quick Update

Welcome to a new voltlog, in this video I’m gonna give you guys a few updates on what’s going on. So I’ve been working on the bigclown review, I’ve built my project which is collecting data and I am visualizing the data with Grafana which is very nice but I’m gonna wait a few more days before I collect more data and then I’m going to release my review of the bigclown kit.

Voltlog #149 – BigClown Premium Multi Kit Unboxing

Welcome to a new voltlog, today we are doing an unboxing of the BigClown multi kit which comes in this rather interesting red clown suitcase. I’ve tweeted a photo about this and said that it’s one of the more interesting packaging methods I’ve seen in a while, it just looks good and it’s original.

→Checkout their Indiegogo campaign here.

→Checkout their online shop here.

 

Voltlog #148 – Affordable Pocket Multimeter Shootout

In this episode we are going to be taking a look at the affordable pocket multimeter market, I’ve god 4 models which you can get for under $20 and I’m going to review these to see which one is best.

If you just want to skip to the results checkout this spreadsheet on google docs.

Here are links to where you can buy these pocket multimeters:

Here are the pictures from the teardown of these meters:

Voltlog #147 – InTheMail

Welcome to a new InTheMail the series that will touch both your passion for electronics and your bank account at the same time.

Here is a list with all the items shown in the video and links to where you can get them:

 

Voltlog #146 – Is My NEO M8N GPS Module Fake?

Welcome to a new voltlog, today we are taking a closer look at the NEO M8N GPS Module that I showed getting in a recent video. A few people mentioned in the comments that there are a lot of fakes being sold on ebay so I should check mine to see if I got a fake or not.

NEO M8N GPS Module Links (probably fakes):

Voltlog #145 – How I Failed To Install Auto Bed Leveling On My Creality CR-10

In this video I was supposed to upgrade my Creality CR-10 3D printer with an auto-leveling sensor but I failed to do that and I will explain why in a few minutes. 

The upgrade would involve showing you how to connect the sensor to the motherboard and then flashing the open source marlin firmware to add the auto-leveling features as well as other improvements.

The thing is, nobody tells you that you can’t have the SD card option, the graphical lcd option and the auto bed leveling option active in marlin firmware at the same time when compiling for the stock CR10 board with the atmega1284 which only has 128K of flash memory. The resulting program will simply not fit on that 128K of memory.

Here are links to the stuff mentioned in the video:

Here is how to connect the sensor to your 3d printer using an optocoupler

Voltlog #142 – InTheMail

This video was published on the eevblog channel as part of collaboration program between Dave Jones and a few smaller youtube channels like mine is.

Here are links to all the items shown in this video, these are affiliate links and the profits will support my future videos:

 

Voltlog #143 – NSA Style USB Cable GSM Bug/Locator Device

In this video we take a close look at what appears to be a plain simple usb data & charging cable. This is ofcourse not your typical cable but instead a full featured tracking spy device which works over the GSM network. The size, shape and purpose of the device is very similar to what the NSA has in their toolbox and calls it COTTONMOUTH.

Get the GSM Data Line Locator from:

Reverse engineering of the cable [external link].