Nixie Display (5): Schematics and PCBs in KiCAD

[other parts of this series] After the breadboard version of the circuit was proven to be functional and the software I came up with was working I decided to use KiCAD to make useful schematics and design my own PCB that I can use in my Nixie Tube SoundCloud Play-Counter project. There is a really […]

Syncing Video and Audio using Tentacles

Testing Tentacles to synchronize via Timecode the video files of my Canon 5D Mark III DSLR to the sound files of my Tascam HD-P2 audio recorder. The camera doesn’t have a TC input, so I record it to the mic input on one of the camera’s audio tracks. The HD-P2 however has a real TC […]

Dead Woofer in Opera Active PA Speaker

The other day I got my two Opera Live 210 active PA speakers out and I noticed that in one of them only the tweeter was working. Oh no! So I decided to take it apart since it is way too old to be eligible for warranty. I was really surprised how well designed they […]

Tiny nano Quad on the Oscilloscope

Just out of fun I hooked my tiny little Revell Mini Quad Copter Nano Quad up to the oscilloscope to see at what voltage these little motors are operated. The are obviously driven by a pulse modulated signal of 3.2V peak-to-peak (or whatever the battery can deliver). The pictures show throttle of 0, half and […]