Tag: fire and explosions

Raspberry pi overclocking failure

Raspberry Pi “overclocking” failure

12V lead acid batteries are useful for powering many things. But not Raspberry Pis.

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Diodes melting

Diodes melting

I had some leftovers from the zener diode video. So I shoved 16V/12A through them.

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Microcontroller on fire

Microcontroller on fire

This PIC was rated for 3.3 volts. I gave it 16. Now I need new power leads.

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Camera flash

Burning stuff with a camera flash

My Canon 580EX 2 on full power is VERY bright. Bright enough to burn a hole through a garbage bag!!

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burning resistor

Resistor burning slowly

Sped up by 3x to alleviate boredom.

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RAM overclocking failure

RAM “overclocking” failure

I love the smell of DDR in the morning.

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exploding electronic components

Exploding electronic components in HD!

This is what happens when you connect things backwards with 30 Volts.

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Ultracapacitors

Fun with ultracapacitors!

So I recently got hold of some 2600F (no that is not a typo) ultracapacitors with an insanely low ESR of 0.7 milliohms, meaning they can discharge hundreds of amps even at low voltages. This video shows you some of the mayhem I got up to, and teaches some important capacitor formulas along the way. […]

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