The Mego 2XL Robot is an interesting piece from the very beginning of interactive electronic toys. The 1970s 2XL incorporated little more than a modified 8-track player to provide hours of entertainment on specially-formatted cassette tapes. In this Mego 2XL teardown, we’ll look at how the toy was built, the basic working mechanism, and attempt to diagnose a 2XL not working.
2XL Documents (contains US Patent and component data sheets)
In this video, we’re going to teardown a few of Harbor Freight’s LED lighting products to harvest the parts for some other projects. In particular, I’m interested in different LED form factors to add some variety to Project Eros, so we will be tearing apart a switch light, a small flashlight, and an adhesive puck light to have at their innards and see what we can salvage from them. Which one will have the most useful parts? The answer may surprise you!
Check out the rest of Project Eros here
As part of Project Xyberpunk for element14 Presents, I needed to teardown the Xybernaut MAIV wearable computer. In this video, I’ll take the Xybernaut MAIV teardown to green boards to find out what kind of processor runs the Xybernaut MAIV as well as determine what other hardware is present inside it.
Watch the complete Project Xyberpunk series at element14.com
In my quest to make the World’s Smallest Donkey Kong Arcade Cabinet, I needed to tear down the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Donkey Kong arcade cabinet Christmas tree ornament and see how I could use the shell to house my electronics. In this video, you’ll see the complete process (including a lot of trial and error) as well as what makes this “magic” ornament tick!
They’re sold out from Hallmark, but you can try the usual suspects:
Watch the complete build
Music by Anders Enger Jensen http://eox.no
Continuing on our quest to hack the PlayStation Classic and coming off the heels of the console teardown last week, I thought it might be fun to also take a peek inside the PlayStation Classic’s USB controllers and see how they’re put together.
The PlayStation Classic is still a lot of fun. Grab one on Amazon (and hack it): https://amzn.to/2BOteef
In my quest to hack the PlayStation Classic, I have to first open up the system to see what’s inside and what makes it tick. In this video, we’ll teardown the PlayStation Classic console and explore its insides, determine the state of its build quality, and see what kinds of electronics are hiding inside!
It’s a good console, you should get one on Amazon (and hack it): https://amzn.to/2BOteef