Teardown of a Philips HUE LED Lightbulb with #Zigbee and ATmega2564 AVR #IoT #IoTuesday
Electronupdate has another quality teardown, this time of a Philips HUE wireless Zigbee-enabled lightbulb. The zoom-and-pan shots of the circuit board, the datasheet overlays, and solder-inspection comments make this one of my favorite teardown videos yet. And that multi-page “instruction manual” for a lightbulb is pretty hilarious too!
The bulb packs some intriguing computing power:
However the solder joints aren’t so pretty:
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