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Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Wed 25-Apr-18 18:04:52
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EE "Smart Hub" teardown (work in progress)


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Okay, so I finally got round to tearing down my EE "Smart Hub" for you. Here are some photos to keep you going, and I am currently uploading ~5GB of 1080p60 HD footage to YouTube, which should be edited and ready by the early hours of tomorrow morning.

There *appears* to be an unpopulated header, under the large aluminium heatsink on the rear of the PCB. It's 4 pins... hmmm... looks interesting... may have to probe that with my DMM & COM port adapter tongue

Enough chit chat, here's the photos, including the 4 pin header photo:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmeFWUaY

[UPDATE]:

I probed what I *think* is the UART header, for hours, and not a peep coming out of it. I've kept the casing off, just in case I fancy another try, another day.

I made a VERY rough looking teardown video, and only after I'd uploaded 5GB+ of separate videos did I discover that YouTube's online video has been scrapped - slightly inconvenient! Anyway, if you can handle a playlist in 4 parts, not terribly well narrated (I was going to scrap it and do it all again in ONE video, later) then have at it:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFUV5P_WUeC3M...

Edited by glossywhite (Thu 26-Apr-18 03:54:20)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 27-Apr-18 00:02:19
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Good work smile!

I thought you'd be pointing out more of the components & less of the tabs, but maybe that's to come.

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Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Fri 27-Apr-18 00:26:33
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Good work smile!

I thought you'd be pointing out more of the components & less of the tabs, but maybe that's to come.


HAHA! Yeah, I got a bit carried away on those... I was enabling those with them to be able to open theirs, therefore become self-sufficient, hence the detailed tab explnations. Because my whole life has involved me learning how to get inside electronics and devices, I am very much focused on showing people how to do so, and showing them the EXACT tab locations - close up - means they are enabled to significantly lessen their chances of messing up their devices.

Yeah, phase 2 is yet to come - I need to get that heatsink off and see if I can find the UART pads - I have my logic analyser to hand...

Edited by glossywhite (Fri 27-Apr-18 00:28:52)


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Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Fri 27-Apr-18 03:45:09
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Update:

New video: https://youtu.be/r8xnXqsyuss

Heatsink removed, new photos added to Flickr gallery (link in OP), and a new video currently uploading... smile

Edited by glossywhite (Fri 27-Apr-18 04:07:52)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 27-Apr-18 04:23:21
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Cam?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Fri 27-Apr-18 06:36:04
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Cam?


?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 27-Apr-18 17:58:49
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You use "Cam" when you point at those 2 metal boxes labelled "Frame 1 & 2".

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Fri 27-Apr-18 21:21:26
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You use "Cam" when you point at those 2 metal boxes labelled "Frame 1 & 2".


Ah, CAN, hahah.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 28-Apr-18 04:50:25
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OK, then, CAN?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Sat 28-Apr-18 04:56:16
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OK, then, CAN?


Can: metal screening cans.
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