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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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One of the “things” I’m thankful for are the folks who run places like SparkFun, Adafruit, and DigiKey – without you, and the folks who…
I mean… only if they want better eyesight. (Anyone not getting the joke should note that noworries is absolutely right. Even visible…
So, Sparkfun is recommending that users use high power lasers without proper eye protection since lasers improve eyesight?
Long flight to Florida…I usually take some electronics out and code stuff on a Arduino… I got stopped very short at my airport when they…
If lost, climb to the highest point you can see and try and attract someones attention.
A barometer, in a pressurized cabin? Seems legit.
Cool! I am going to try to implement the CO2 sensor into some sealed plant and algae growth chambers to measure CO2 usage vs. plant growth.…
We’re working on the CO2 sensor. It’s been quite the journey so far and continues to be. There’s so many variations that require different…
I was under a similar impression. We had found some evidence that it might be possible (probably those same papers you saw), but nothing…
I didn’t see the H.O.V.E.R. board on the list :(

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