EEVblog: the Electronics Engineering video blog


Have you ever wanted to see what it’s like inside of a PCB assembly factory? Have you ever wondered how digital storage oscilloscopes work? If so, be sure to check out the EEVblog podcast. The Electronics Engineering video blog podcast, hosted by [Dave Jones], was created for anyone interested in learning more about electrical engineering. While some knowledge of electronics definitely helps, [Dave]‘s thorough explanations and firsthand knowledge in the field of electrical engineering make the video blog easily accessible to beginners in the field. The EEVblog covers a wide range of electronics related topics, offering everything from multimeter reviews to GSM mobile phone audio design advice. In the latest episode (shown above), [Dave] discusses and demonstrates how to solve the infinite resistor problem, involving measuring the resistance at different points of an infinite grid of resistors that all have the same resistance. In addition to giving a detailed explanation, [Dave] created a 14 x 14 grid of 420 10ohm resistors to demonstrate how to solve the problem. While we’ve only mentioned a few episodes here, be sure to check out all 25 episodes of the EEVblog podcast and subscribe to the RSS feed so you’ll never miss an episode.

Comments

  1. SLuG says:
  2. Xeracy says:

    how is he so surprised all the time? His consistently rising inflection reminds me of that audio illusion where the beep seems to be getting higher and higher pitch, but its really just looping the same octave.

  3. googfan says:

    ugh just finished fixing my pc after spilling water on it.

  4. strider_mt2k says:

    Obviously someone who is passionate about what they do.

    I instantly bookmarked the site and look forward to checking out the other videos.

  5. Florin says:

    I’ve watched all of Dave’s episodes and I really like how he explains things and the subjects are always exciting. Definitely a good blog.

  6. john says:

    his voice reminds me of ron paul

  7. 8-[ says:

    pretty cool that he sat down and built the thing, but i find his intonation pretty annoying after a short time…

  8. sean says:

    Makes up for lack of flash and charisma by being knowledgeable. If you’re looking for professional voice-overs to make the experience soothing and mind numbing, don’t bother viewing any of these amateur produced videos.

    If you want to see how professionals in their field figure things out and apply their knowledge, and can get over the fact that they may be quirky, don’t have that soothing inflection and tone of voice, and don’t look like Greek gods and godesses, you can learn a lot.

  9. Daniel says:

    Very informative, and I learn something out of every video. RF traps was good, and video 7(job interview) to name a few. Definitely worth bookmarking.

  10. barry99705 says:

    Umm, I, ahh, wonder if, umm, he, ahh, can finish a sentence, ahh, umm, without, umm, saying umm?

  11. Bill Hates says:

    uuuuuuuuuhhhhhh noying…

  12. I love you says:

    whats wrong with his voice?

  13. Milarepa says:

    @folks Don’t confuse professional voice actor with professional electronics engineer…

    @nick Don’t forget to mention that Dave Jones is also the awesome dude who invented the first DIY scientific calculator watch!!!! (I have one, it’s awesome.)

    http://www.calcwatch.com/

  14. jproach says:

    florin: I agree, he’s a great teacher.

    and I will pass on feeding the trolls.

  15. altzone says:

    Thanks for the feedback guys (good and not so good!)

    Yes, many find my high pitched whiny Australian accent somewhat annoying, others love it, so it tends to polarize people one way or the other. I won’t give up my day job to become a voice-over artist :->

    Why do I say Umm and repeat things all the time? Blog #22 might explain it. It’s an off-the-cuff blog – no script, no rehearsals, no re-takes etc. So those sorts of things creep in I’m afraid, sometimes more than others.

  16. TheKhakinator says:

    Effective podcast is super effective.

    Up with this sort of thing!

  17. AU518987077 says:

    now what about a resistor Sphere? where there is no edge? what happens then?

  18. sean says:

    @altzone

    Keep the podcasts coming! I’m really interested in content and you produce content.

    Critics are good at being critical, but I’ve never seen them produce content that comes up to their perceived standards.

    Thank you for taking the time to do your electronics podcasts, I think I know what Oscope is on the wishlist if the economy grants my wish, looking forward to more from you. I remembered to add the RSS feed from this article, something I was going to do last month.

  19. Milarepa says:

    @sean
    absolutely right!

  20. Haku says:

    So long as he doesn’t do any more videos where he whines and whines about cheaply made multimeters it might be interesting.

  21. ShiftPlusOne says:

    @xeracy

    actually reminds me of

    Great blog though.

  22. TRB says:

    I second au518987077’s request. I don’t have the skills to build one myself, so here’s to hoping that someone takes the initiative and submits to hackaday.

  23. Sharky says:

    OI NOI! (horribel accent)
    Great stuff though.

  24. k0ldBurn says:

    @ AU518987077
    I like the way you think. I would try that if I had the materials. It would be interesting to see the math behind it.

  25. jokoxp says:

    Try listening to a Scottish accent, you’ll start imagining furrballs in your mouth (SQL Server Videos). In comparisson this is refreshing :)
    Keep the good job Dave.

  26. tapius says:

    isnt that how resistive touch screens work by theory each joint produces a slightly different resistance, so what your resistance plots your location on the grid

  27. PocketBrain says:

    Aw man, I just posed the classic “resistor cube” problem to my summer intern (which would more easily yield a spot-on answer if you built it). I could have pointed him to this video! I am no stranger to building a circuit so I can test it. :-)

  28. grovenstien says:

    Wow does this guy ever blink? Perhaps im just very blinky!

  29. Pip says:

    hrmm, seems pretty close to 1% from (8 – π)R/(2 π) just needs to be a little bigger…

  30. AloEST says:

    Quite interesting :3
    Thanks for this video!

  31. bancroft says:

    personally, i would be more interested in the math. that’s only because it’s not my strong point. this looks like a great blog, though.

    @sharky
    @jokoxp

    ever tried listening to an american accent?

    before you get personal, realize you probably sound terrible to most of the rest of the world.

    and your personal attacks are even worse than *your* crappy sounding accents.

  32. beakon says:

    he allways says “lcd display” DAMN… this self calling electronics genius… says something so stupid…

  33. Dan Fekete says:

    Can’t wait to watch the rest of the vids, howtos and tutorials are great, but videos are great for understanding as well.

    Thanks Dave!

    Also, since I don’t get a chance to hear many Australian or New Zealand accents, I couldn’t help but imagine Murray from Flight of the Conchords (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjJc_ZH6dk&feature=related) doing the video.

  34. Ronan says:

    recently, i got interested about Video Blogging and starting my own Video Blog. i am still researching on the net about the tips and tricks about video blogging.

  35. Jessica says:

    I posted some comments before anyway, because lots of your stuff is really informative.Absolutely amazing man!

  36. walter delbono says:

    eevblog is the best…

    :)

  37. Lhady says:

    Video blogging is kind of cool but i think it is more time consuming than regular text based blogs. i already have at least 1 video blog and 2 regular blogs.

  38. Ellenburstyn says:

    Thank you for taking the time to do your electronics podcasts, I think I know what Oscope is on the wishlist if the economy grants my wish, looking forward to more from you.

    Online electronics

  39. Sharilewis says:

    It’s seems to be getting higher and higher pitch, but its really just looping the same octave.

    UB12350

  40. Mana Keyon says:

    Video blogginging is an exciting way to share your daily experiences with your family and friends. I have just started video blogging;”`

  41. Jay says:

    Dave is my kinda guy, always upbeat and not afraid to make mistakes. way to go dave!!!!

  42. Anonymous says:

    And about an “spherical resistor matrix” ? (makes sense?)

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