I was one day going trough lots of receipts and letters that I wanted to scan, but I didn't have a scanner available at my room, so I went looking online for a portable scanner that would be easy to carry around.
First thing I did as usual was going on eBay and search there, and quickly I found the TSN420 from skypix. Decided to look around more and saw some pictures of a black version but could not find anywhere where I could get one, so I decided to just let it go and order that one.
For a long time I wanted a car camera that could record my trips, and eventual accidents, so I looked all around for a good one. Watched Techmoan's website for a while, then I saw a guy commenting that the F500L was the best around for the price at that time, but almost all reviews and such of it was in Russian, so Google translate to the rescue! Got a good first impression of it from there. After a little while one magically showed up in my mailbox!
This is a review of the Uniden BC72XLT.
I was tired of the slow scanning speed on my Baofeng UV-3R. The scanning speed on the UV-3R was way too slow. So I wanted to get myself a cheap scanner that had a lot more bands than the UV-3R. So I went looking on where I usually look for gadgets, eBay! Found a used one relatively cheap there and decided to try to get that one. Won the auction and it arrived in a weeks time.
Figuring out how much paper was left in our printers at work was always a hazzle. So I decided to write a script to help us!
I got myself an easyN wireless camera from eBay a couple of days ago and was very suspect if the image quality was worth the price, since it was probably a cheap camera from low quality parts and such.
So I started right away with soldering it together. The first thing I figured was that I need a new soldering iron, and that lead free solder is difficult to solder with compared to 60/40 solder.
Would like one of the nice weller bases.
Overall the soldering took about 3 hours. The instructions were easy to follow, and had nice describing pictures.
Only drawback is that the plug that comes with it is US socket. But used a plug adapter and it worked here!
Overall I was more than pleased with the result! See attached pictures for the result! The clock even shows the date when you click a button on the back.
About a week ago I got this fun little box in my mailbox from the nice guys over at farnell.
Review of the TEMPer HID USB temperature sensor that I got off eBay. Great little device, but requires some configuring and such to get it to work on Linux. On windows it worked right out of the box with the CD that came with it.
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Tested it a bit more this night, this time with an antenna. Just found an old AM antenna lying around, that I just tested it, and I could hear some morse code! I could also hear some voice too, but the signal was too weak to understand what they said. At least I know that the radio works somewhat now!
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Finally I got the opportunity to test the receiver with the radio tester at the school. At first I thought it didn't work well since I had to mess with some of the settings to the soundcard. but when I fixed that it seemed to work great. Just that it get's a weird... Mirror image that splits on the middle, for some reason. I'm very new to this so I'm not sure how this stuff works, but at least I could hear the signal from the tester. Now considering if I should continue with this project or not, since it would need a rather long antenna, and I'm not sure if my dad would allow me to have one here at home, if I don't get one that's small/discrete enough.