Tag: fail

  • scanlime029 – Bad Gear

    A winch gear split, taking a closer look and failing to repair it. How would you fix this nylon helical gear? Music for this episode is “パワーポイント” (Power Point) by Anonymous420, available under a CC0 1.0 Universal license. Please consider supporting me on Patreon so I can keep making these vids! I’m also trying out…

  • Failed Antenna Design 101

    Failed Antenna Design 101

    I just got some more Bluetooth dongles in from DealExtreme. This one advertises extended range and EDR support, for $5. The package looks convincing enough, nevermind the engrish: So I cracked it open, naturally. (Hey, I was planning on using it for that crazy project.) And I was shocked to find this:

  • Mmm, crispy.

    Mmm, crispy.

    I hate power electronics. This was my first attempt at fixing a broken Cuisinart cordless kettle. The original symptoms: I notice the kettle occasionally turns itself off. If I turn it back on, it works again for a little while. This kept up for a day or so, then it refused to turn on at…