The Lab

Retrocomputing, tinkering and some other stuff that steals my time.

Archive for the ‘Electronics’ Category

Review: USB-BUB II —

Today, you can find serial ports almost everywhere. And when you find one, you know, you cannot resist access it :) Usually, those aren’t RS232, but so-called TTL-level serial ports: this means that they use diferent voltage levels (0 – +5v vs. -12 –  +12v), and you need an adapter to connect them to your […]

Review: Hakko FX-888 soldering station —

Every now and then we fall in love with an appliance, a tool, a piece of equipment. This time, it was a soldering station… but let’s start from the beginning. Being in need of a soldering station, I started to look for something relatively affordable, but with a good quality. Here in Europe, the obvious choice […]