10 Gift Ideas For Electrical Engineers In 2021 | Voltlog #389

If you are an electrical or electronics engineer then you probably noticed how non-technical people around you are struggling when it comes to choosing a gift for you and if you are a non-technical person and you need to buy a gift for an engineer, then this video is for you so stick around.

Unlike other similar videos which will generally recommend gift ideas without actually testing them, I’m  going to recommend stuff that I personally own and have used for enough time to know if it’s any good or not. For all of the stuff shown in this video there will be links in the description to Banggood, Amazon or Aliexpress which are the usual places where I do my shopping and I decided to release this video a little early because there is the 11.11 shopping festival on Aliexpress and Banggood and you might get some nice discounts on these orders.

InTheMail | Voltlog #366

Welcome to a new InTheMail, the series that will touch both your passion for electronics and your bank account at the same time. I’m gonna start with this EVA hard carry case, it has a rather strange shape but, this will fit one of these budget label printers perfectly. And if you are like me, using the label printer in the lab, where everything is clean, it might be perfectly fine to just keep it in a drawer but at some point a friend asked for my help to figure out the networking wires in a building, basically to identify every wire, crimp it and install some networking gear. Well when you start doing stuff like that you need a carry case for your label printer because it’s gonna get dirty, there will be dust and grime and the LCD might get scratched, you might want to toss this into your tools bag so that’s when I decided to order one of these hard carry cases, they’re fairly inexpensive so well worth getting one.A higher price printer might get one by default from the manufacturer but for these discount $30 printers you can’t really expect to get one from the manufacturer so you need to order it separately.

InTheMail | Voltlog #334

Welcome to a new InTheMail, the series that will touch both your passion for electronics and your bank account at the same time. We have a selection of different items received in this mailbag, I’m gonna start with this rather big development board based on an STM32F407 microcontroller. This particular microcontroller has 512K of flash memory and 192K of ram which should be enough to cover most needs. What I liked about this development board is that it comes loaded with peripheral interfaces like CAN bus, RS232, RS485, Ethernet, USB, SD Card and a bunch of IO so you can pretty much build any project you can think of. I’m particularly interested in the CAN interfaces so I’m planning to have a play with those.

While the product might be available from different sellers at different prices, there might even be different variations of this board I will place a link in the description to the seller where I got mine because it was the only one that offered a support pack for the board which contains schematics, documentation, example code, it even contains like a bundle of keil compiler with a keygen which ofcourse I’m not going to use, that would be illegal but you get the point, the seller will offer you a download link for this pack which is like 1.7Gb worth of documentation so I highly recommend it. It also ships the boards in these cheap plastic carry cases which are great for protection during transport as well as storage afterwards.