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Flashing a DPS5005 With OpenDPS

The DPS5005 is a cheap adjustable power module. Unfortunately, it’s UI is terrible. Fortunately, there is a solution.

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LiPo Charger with Reverse Polarity Protection

LiPo batteries are cheap, high capacity and ubiquitous in portable electronics. Having a portable USB charger to top them up is extremely useful, but not all batteries are wired the same. This board adds reverse polarity protection to Adafruit’s Micro LiPo board, protecting both the IC and battery.

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ZD915 Desoldering Tool Review

When working with electronics, a decent desoldering tool is a must have. The ZD915 is one of the cheapest desoldering tools available, but is it any good?

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Saving Pokémon: FRAM Upgrade

Many old Pokemon cartridges have at some point experienced problems retaining save data. Replacing the battery usually fixes the problem, but only for as long as the new battery lasts. Let’s find out if there is a more permanent fix…

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Upgrading an Original Dualshock 4

Isn’t it annoying when you have a limited edition item, which becomes obsolete when an upgrade is released? Maybe we can have the best of both worlds…

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Dualshock 4 v2 Teardown

Sony have recently released an upgraded version of it’s long-lived Dualshock controller. Version 2 of the Dualshock 4 has a few new features, but is the upgrade worth it?

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Thermaltake 4x USB 3.0 Front Panel

The Thermaltake Urban S31 is a full featured PC case. It has several optical drive bays, a SATA dock, and four front panel USB ports. Two of these front panel ports are USB 2.0. With many motherboards having multiple USB 3.0 headers, it would be great if all 4 could be converted to USB 3.0.

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Repairing an Original Xbox

It might be over a decade old, but this Xbox just wont stop playing. Which is much more irritating than it might sound. Fortunately, it’s a well known problem with a simple fix.

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