pcbcart pcb manufacturing services review

I recently reviewed the pcb manufacturing service from pcbcart.com and to make it more useful for the readers I compared some aspects with pcbs I got from OSH Park and Smart Prototyping. So the read the full article please head on to my new blog by clicking here.

Thanks to the MSP430 used inside, In this video I calculate the MS6612 light meter should get up to 470 hours of continuous usage.

I’ve always wanted to do video blogs but never had the time or motivation to do it. Recently I purchased a new power supply for my small lab and since there was no proper review of it on the internet I decided to do one myself and why not make a video out of it.To host these video blogs I’ve started a new youtube channel called VoltLog. Subscribe if you would like to see my future videos and give this one a thumbs up if you liked it.

August 22nd, 2008

Sony DSC H9 review

Sony DSC H9 review

You’ve probably noticed the pictures from my last projects… they look pretty cool. That’s because i got a new camera, a Sony DSC H9. The macros are great, i can see the particles of dust on my circuit boards, the landscapes are great, i took some stuning pictures in my vacation in the mountains.

I’m not gonna go trough all of the aspects in this review, I’m just gonna tell you what impresses me about this camera. I payed for it at a local retail store about $520 complete with a 2 GB memory stick pro duo. The camera was nicely packed and accesorized. For example i got a cool remote control, that i can use to take pictures remotely. I also got a shoulder strap which you don’t get on most cameras.

The battery, is sony, as expected and it last actually more than they say it will. They guarantee that it will last you 300 photos, but i take aprox 600 photos with one charge.

If you plan on getting one, i suggest you take no less than 2 GB memory card. Because on 2 Gb it rarely gets full, and you’ll alaways have room for more pictures when you’re away from your computer and you can’t download them.

Another good thing about the camera, it’s the 15x zoom complete with image stabilization, which helps you get more acurrate details into your pictures when shooting at a distance.

The camera also has other nice functions like many shooting resolutions, the i prefere beeing the widescreen mode. In my opinion this is the best choice in digital camera before moving into the SLR category.

I hear that digital photo frames are they way to show your pictures arround the house these days, maybe one from Sony will work ok together with my H9.

February 14th, 2008

JBL CS1204T Car Subwoofer review

JBL CS1204T Car Subwoofer Well why should i write a review on a JBL subwoofer ? Because i got one and it make’s me proud. I recently added this subwoofer combined with a Blaupunkt GTA 2 Special Mk II amp and 4 speakers ,2 for fron, and 2 for rear on my car. I will be reviewing the amp and the speakers in later posts. Lets start with the first impression on the JBL subwoofer IT’S BIG and the second impression IT’S LOUD. The dimensions are 660mm x 346mm so you will lose some space from the trunk of your car if you want this installed, but trust me if you like music like i do, you wont mind it.

jbl logo About the “LOUD” part JBL is saying about this product on their website that it has “New 300mm CS Subwoofer Generation — This quality-built woofer offers double the power handing of the previous generation: Stunning 250/1000 W (RMS/peak)” I can only say, well done JBL it really is LOUD, imagine this waiting on the stop lights listening to your favorite tune so loud that the cars around you are listening to your music instead of theirs. I paid about 160 $ for the subwoofer and the installation kit and it fits quite nicely in my trunk with the big JBL logo printed on it. So far i had no problems , the sound is crystal clear, the bass its amazing, you can fell it trough the seats, trough the floor, its everywhere. I hope this is enough for those of you that were asking themselvs whether to buy this subwoofer or not. If not please post a question and i will be happy to answer it.

Here is the specifications on JBL CS1204T Car Subwoofer:

  • Type Bass-Reflex Subwoofer Tube
  • Power Handling, RMS 250W
  • Power Handling, Peak 1000W
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90dB
  • Frequency Response 35Hz – 200Hz
  • Impedance 4 Ohms
  • Dimensions (Diam. XL) 660mm x 346mm

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