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

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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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This is awesome! I'm doing something similar -- right now it's running on a pi-zero-w, but I'm looking into esp32 as an option (I'm serving…

Sorry about that. The other tutorials also had a slight change in the tutorial name. They are now linked properly. =)

Sorry about that. The name of the tutorial was adjusted for the product. It is fixed now! =)

The gator:soil got a guide that proclaimed it was retired, and the other two got the same resuilt as the microphone...

I just looked at the gator:microphone page, and when I clicked on the "Hookup Guide" box I got a…

If you are into this stuff, make sure to check out Flite Test on YouTube!

Great write up, and this sounds like a great way to spend a June day. I will definitely have to catch it next year!

I'll have to check this out next year. Looks like fun! Your photos came out great.

I'd Love to show you!, when and where?

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