Tauntek Logic IC tester upgrade

In video #22 a month or two back I built a Tauntek logic IC tester. These are firmware upgradable, and while there were no new features in the latest release that I felt a burning desire to have, I thought I’d run through the process of doing the firmware upgrade so we could see how it’s done.

May 19, 2022 · 1 min · 57 words · TassieBob

Tauntek Logic IC tester

This time around I’m building a Tauntek Logic IC tester, which should be useful for testing 74 series logic IC’s I reclaim from old equipment, and also some 4000 series IC’s. There are other testers out there, like the Retro Chip Tester Pro (which is good for testing RAM/ROM in particular), and in time I’ll probably acquire & build one of those too :-)

April 14, 2022 · 1 min · 64 words · TassieBob

Angry Strimmin' PC

A couple of nights back my streaming PC got angry with me. The first night it bluescreened once, but it rebooted and the show went on. The second night, I think Obs crashed once and it bluescreened twice. Initial thoughts were maybe it was a driver or something that I’d installed recently, but that seems less likely now. This morning I created a Memtest86 USB stick and booted into it....

May 31, 2021 · 2 min · 298 words · TassieBob

New cheapie dual bench PSU

My previous bench PSU (sitting on top of the new one) pissed me off one too many times… The new one comprises a couple of DP50V5A programmable PSU modules from eBay (eBay Link), a 48VDC PSU that I already had, that was already mounted in the case pictured. The case and 48VDC PSU had been used previously to power some other equipment and had a panel meter where the left LCD display is (hence the hole that’s slightly larger than the new PSU module), and a terminal strip where the right LCD display is....

April 6, 2021 · 1 min · 142 words · TassieBob