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Suggestions  The community and YouTube have come up with some great suggestions for teardowns, and we always love to hear what you would like to see.   If you have an idea, a suggestion, or even have something electronic that you think others might find interesting, let us know in the comments here!   Dream Teardowns  I have a list of items that I'd love to tear down, but they are hard or impossible to find! If you know where I can find one, or have one you'd like to donat ...

Induction Motors

Posted by a531016 Oct 16, 2019
Microwave Teardown element14 Presents  |  David Edwards' Profile |  Project Videos  |  The Electronics Inside     If you are here reading this, then you have probably already heard that I seem to like induction motors! I first learned about them when studying physics in 6th form, and followed up a lot in university and in industry. They are not always the favoured method of creating motion, but they do have some really handy features.   What Are They? ...

Sewing Machine Extra

Posted by a531016 Jul 12, 2019
Further to a request on the video on YouTube - I have done a little additional digging:   "What is the ID of the MCU I there?Also can you teardown the black box containing the transformer?"   The micro controller is a Mitsubishi M37410M4HFP:   Here it is in person:   Here is the whole PCB close up:   And the Front, just for context:     Unfortunately the transformer is potted into the top half of the enclosure:   But in case you are interest ...

Sewing Machine Basics

Posted by a531016 Jul 6, 2019
Although I have used sewing machines in the past, it was a long, long time ago, and nothing quite like this one. If you are like me and need a quick refresh on the terminology of some of the parts of a sewing machine, you are in the right place:     Hand Wheel - Originally a cranked handle that you would have to turn yourself, thankfully it is now electrically driven. It is normal to turn the hand wheel to position the needle when starting and finishing stitching.   Thread Tens ...