So who makes Polaroid televisions?

A couple of years ago I noticed Polaroid branded television sets on sale on the shelves of my local ASDA supermarket. ASDA also sell other domestic electronic goods and accessories under the Polaroid brand name too. Now the Polaroid company founded in 1937 by Edwin Land that made polarised sunglasses and the Polaroid instant film camera went bankrupt in 2001 […]

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Electrolytic capacitors, the weak spot in modern consumer electronic products?

These days modern consumer electronics products tend to be pretty damn reliable, but an online video I watched recently reminded me that the one component that we often first suspect when a failure occurs is the good old aluminium electrolytic capacitor. The video I was watching was on the blog of Australian electronic engineer Dave Jones. Dave was looking at […]

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So here goes ..

So welcome to Bob’s Shack. Time will tell what it grows into. I have some ideas, and it will focus on electrical stuff, but no doubt as it grows my initial thoughts will be overtaken by what actually seems to work. To start us off here is a picture of an old style light bulb. It isn’t lit up at […]

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