Sony Vaio VGN-SZ5XRN Teardown (and possibly a project!)

I recently acquired a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ Series laptop computer from a friend who said it was overheating too much. The computer is 4 years old as it was released in 2008. The specs on the computer are very nice with 2GB RAM, a 2.00Ghz Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce 7400 graphics. This is an excellent laptop for carrying around as a work laptop as it has a nice and sleek shape for its age. You could probably already work out from the image below that this laptop has already gone through quite a beating with the sides gone and the keyboard just holding on with its last few notches…

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Rappo BT Ultra-slim Keyboard for iPad E6300 – Review and Teardown

Some people like to use the iPad onscreen keyboard, while others find it easier to use a separate more “physical” keyboard.  I was very lucky to obtain a Rappo BT Ultra-slim Keyboard for iPad E6300

, but also very unlucky to be able to use it only for a few days before its obvious flaws came out. So today we have a review and teardown of this wireless keyboard which made for iPad, can also be used for a Mac computer. Below is an overview on the keyboard.

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$4 Multimeter!

You know those really cheap $4 multimeters that you see on eBay and Amazon all the time?


Nippon Labs TST-MM2003 Digital Multimeter

Generic DT830D LCD Digital Voltmeter Ammeter Ohm Multimeter With Test Leads Color Black

Generic Digital Multitester DT-830B LCD Display Multi Function Tester Color Black

Being myself, I couldn’t resist and I had to buy one! So just a few days ago it came in from the post  and I gotta admit that it took it an awful long amount of time to get here, almost 3 weeks! Besides that the thing came in a padded envelope and even with that the box was still a bit crunched up, but the multimeter was safe!

My impressions will this whole thing was a big roller coaster, but lets start from the beginning. First impressions, the packaging was fairly cheap and the box looked like it had been through a big journey. The instruction manual was surprisingly well written for such a cheap multimeter and the multimeter and probes felt very solid and quality.

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Welcome to mintelectronics!

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I am an amateur electronics enthusiast. I am still learning electronics at this current moment and I am not sure what will come out of this blog. My main idea for this however is so that I can keep track of my projects, hacks and updates. As mentioned before I am still learning, so I may post small projects that I make, tips and tricks and tear downs of equipment. Perhaps after I feel more confident I will start making my own hacks and design my own projects while sharing it on this blog. Blogging is a completely new thing for me, so if there is anything that you don’t like feel free to tell me and give me some suggestions. I always enjoy some constructive criticism! I may consider video blogging as I enjoy speaking more than writing, but we’ll see where this path takes us.

Now a little bit about me. I am 15 years old right now and I have been interested in electronics since I was 13. However I never really got into it since I didn’t know how to. Only a few months ago I started to build my own lab and experiment with circuits. Before I just took things apart to see how they work… I live in Australia and I absolutely love the country! I am planing to become an electrical engineer and I can’t wait until I go to university to learn electronics, which is what I love doing. I find school completely useless right now as I am in year 10, I am passing with good marks, but seriously, everybody is just so distracted and talkative when they are in school that I feel that the teachers don’t bother to teach us. We got laptops in our school; so I just sit around on electronics related forums and look at other peoples blogs and stuff like that. My learning style for electronics is trying to get involved in it as much as I can. By teaching and sharing with others I get to know the topic that I am talking about better, so this blog is also a learning “platform” for me and maybe even others.  I prefer to take my time and go slowly as I easily get overwhelmed how much there is to know and learn. So my progress may seem a bit slow and since I am in school I may also not blog for a set period of time and may also not do much related to electronics so please excuse that. I am however going to be doing Physics next term so it is going to be fantastic doing some electronics for a bit and I may post a few blog entries on that.

I’ve already got some ideas on what I can do, but if you have any ideas or suggestions I’d love to see them! And it would give me a huge advantage and overview into seeing what other people like.

-Thanks for reading, have an awesome week!

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