Archive for the ‘Hacking’ Category

Name that Ware, September 2017

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The Ware for September 2017 is shown below.

And here is the underside of the plug-in module from the left hand side of the PCB:

Thanks to Chris for sending in this gorgeous ware. I really appreciate both the aesthetic beauty of this ware, as well as the exotic construction techniques employed.

Winner, Name that Ware August 2017

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The ware for August 2017 is the controller IC for a self-flashing (two-pin, T1 case) RGB LED. It’s photographed through the lens of the LED, which is why the die appears so distorted. Somehow, Piotr — the first poster — guessed it on the first try without much explanation. Congrats, email me for your prize!

Name that Ware, August 2017

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Ware for August 2017 is below.

I removed a bit of context to make it more difficult — if it proves unguessable I’ll zoom out slightly (or perhaps just leave one extra, crucial hint to consider).

Winner, Name that Ware July 2017

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The ware for July 2017 is a PMT (photomultiplier tube) module. I’d say wrm gets the prize this month, for getting that it’s a PMT driver first, and for linking to a schematic. :) That’s an easy way to win me over. Gratz, email me to claim your prize!

Name that Ware July 2017

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

The Ware for July 2017 is shown below.

Decided to do this one with the potting on to make it a smidgen more challenging.