Voltlog #60 – InTheMail

Welcome to a new InTheMail video where I show you everything I purchase electronics related.

A list of items appearing in this video:

  • 0:10 Hakko A1321 ceramic heating element
  • 4:30 Soldering iron soft metallic cleaning sponge
  • 5:25 Alcohol plastic container 200ml
  • 6:00 Antistatic ESD working gloves
  • 7:21 Star shaped led aluminium pcb base
  • 8:00 Cree XTE White LED
  • 9:33 Pentalobe 0.8mm screwdriver
  • 10:25 Excellway CH2 Quick Wire Connector
  • 11:30 M3 x 25mm black countersunk hex screw
  • 12:27 High voltage 3V to 7KV boost module
  • 14:32 1W 350mA led driver with pwm control
  • 16:38 DHT11 humidity and temperature sensor
  • 17:23 Bi-directional 4 line level converter module

Voltlog #58 – EasyEDA Free Online PCB Design Software Review

The guys from EasyEDA contacted me and asked if I could do this review I accepted and they’re also going to be offering some free coupon codes for my viewers which you can use to order PCBs but more on that towards the end of this video.

EasyEDA being a cloud app it’s supported on every platform / operating system. You get schematic capture, circuit simulation and pcb layout functionalities. You can import files or projects created with other design tools like Eagle, Kicad or Altium and i’m sure it does most of the things that every pcb design tools does.

You can share and collaborate with other people on your projects so that’s a big selling point for EasyEDA and they made sure to put that on their front page. And I’m sure a bunch of other features that are not mentioned on their homepage and best of all you always get to work with the latest version because the app is on the server not on your computer. Another good thing is that you have the whole process from design to finished PCB on one single app or service and you just click through until you get the PCBs at your door and that might be a big advantage for some people.

Now, ofcourse a big concern with these kind of web based apps is what happens if they decide to shutdown the service? Well the guys from EasyEDA say that if they ever decide to shutdown the service they will open source the code and allow people to download all their projects so in theory you are covered, you could host your own server if that ever happens.

For more info, you should watch the video below.

Voltlog #54 – BQ24650 MPPT Charging Module

In this video I am taking a look at this compact BQ24650 Charging MPPT Module made by YZX Studio in China. You can use this module to improve the efficiency of your solar system while charging your battery.

Voltlog #51- InTheMail

Here is a list of the items shown in this video:

  • Led 1w amber
  • 3W cool/warm white LED
  • 6W COB LED
  • 16×2 LCD HD44780
  • CREE XPE-R3 LED Mini Penlight Flashlight AAA
  • Green High Power Burning Laser Pointer
  • Green Laser 473nm Protection Glasses
  • HT7333 LDO Regulator
  • 2xAAA Battery holder
  • AAA 1.2V NiMH Rechargeable Battery
  • Terminal Block Connectors
  • 20 Pcs Gold Plated 4mm Banana Plug
  • Silicone Rubber Fan Mounts
  • 16mm Rotary Knobs
  • Neodymium Countersunk Hole Magnets
  • Dental Mirror
  • New T-Handle Tap Wrench Capacity M3-M6

You can find links to all these products in the video description.