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What's inside the crowd participation wristbands you find at major events?

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Sarah takes apart a non-functional heated blanket to have a look around

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Reverse engineering a $30 MaKey MaKey derivative with good intentions (but no attribution)

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A look inside some common power supplies.

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Halloween is coming! Let's turn this place into a shop of horrors.

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Examining the inner workings of an electric chord organ.

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Let's see what makes the latest fitness band tick...

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Nate returned from his China trip with a treasure, so we tore it apart.

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A quick hardware teardown on some key-chain games.

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A few notes on the inner workings of Nest's new smoke detector

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Check out Star Simpson and Scott Torborg's teardown of the Google Glass!

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Check out Nate's SPOT teardown.

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Ever thought about hacking a laser tape measure? Now's your chance!

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We tore apart a Neato Robotics XV-11 robotic vacuum cleaner and did a little reverse engineering.

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ON Semiconductor lets us know that the fake ATmega328s are actually NCP5318 buck regulators for Intel processors.

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We unleash the professionals at Atmel to inspect the insides of our defunct ATmega328s. We found ON Semi written inside. Tim gives us a tour of the Failure Analysis labs at Atmel, Colorado Springs campus.

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A SparkFun customer and a a local dentist investigate the ATMega328 "slugs" - with interesting findings.

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SparkFun gets counterfeit parts, buys nitric acid and a microscope, finds lack of silicon.

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We found a mini Bluetooth dongle and just had to see what was inside.

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