Teardown of Faulty Electrolytic Capacitor From Expensive Name Brand Monitor
Oh man I dig this video so much. Whenever electronics start to go bad my first instinct is always ‘open it up and look for a bulging capacitor.’ I’ve seen ‘leaky’ or faulty caps cripple multi-thousand dollar motherboards and equally repaired e-waste with a $1 component – similar to electronupdate’s video below. But I never had the grit to open one up (either a fear of it exploding further or leaking chemistry or just absentmindedness until after the part is already chucked). And this video shows what you might be missing, including the amount of material they can fit in such small components – wow!
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.