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posted in November 2011

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Comment:Re: Toys - Rob Spiegel-11/30/2011
Comment:Re: Toys - Rob Spiegel-11/30/2011
Case of the Failing Thermistors
Sherlock Ohms 
11/30/2011  12 comments
Thermistors were failing by the handful. The contract manufacturer had to find a fix and prove the fix to the customer.
India Goes Upscale on Auto R&D
News 
11/29/2011  7 comments
India has created an automotive test center designed to improve the quality of India-made vehicles.
Gadget Freak Case #199: Nixie Millivolt Meter Clock Add-On
Gadget Freak 
11/28/2011  18 comments
When James Hartnett found a Nixie, a tube for displaying numerals, he instantly decided that he needed to make a clock.
Ghost in the (LG) Fridge
Made by Monkeys 
11/28/2011  28 comments
Whenever something breaks on this refrigerator, it somehow fixes itself.
Malibu Headlamp Replacement Necessitates Bumper Removal
Made by Monkeys 
11/23/2011  65 comments
If you want to change the headlamp on the Chevy Malibu, get ready to take apart half the car.
The Case of the RF Disturbances
Sherlock Ohms 
11/23/2011  25 comments
RF disturbances can stretch for miles, throwing electronics haywire.
Changing the Oil? Check That Seal
Made by Monkeys 
11/22/2011  24 comments
When the motorcycle started sliding through the turn, it was clear the oil seal wasn't holding.
Comment:1932 Helicron - Rob Spiegel-11/21/2011
Comment:VFDs - Rob Spiegel-11/21/2011
Comment:Great idea - Rob Spiegel-11/21/2011
Comment:Re: Sad story - Rob Spiegel-11/18/2011
Comment:Skepticism - Rob Spiegel-11/18/2011
Case of the Non-Magnetized TV Magnet
Sherlock Ohms 
11/17/2011  20 comments
Sometimes the most obvious component -- the one you would never check -- is the one that is failing the system.
Donít Disintegrate My Mercedes Wiring Insulation
Made by Monkeys 
11/16/2011  16 comments
There's something hot about the wiring in the early 1990s Mercedes.
Comment:Re: Washers - Rob Spiegel-11/14/2011
Mystery of the Failing Ignition
Sherlock Ohms 
11/14/2011  20 comments
Sometimes a manufacturing flaw can take 27 years to finally cause consternation.
Backwards PCV Valve Broke My Car
Made by Monkeys 
11/11/2011  18 comments
One simple and inexpensive PCV valve -- if it's defective -- can destroy your engine.
Looking for Conflict-Free Smelters
News 
11/11/2011  4 comments
The IPC is urging its members to use only certified non-conflict-minerals smelters once the certification program is up and running.
Comment:Nice gadgets - Rob Spiegel-11/10/2011
Case of the Tricky Water Pressure Switch
Sherlock Ohms 
11/9/2011  11 comments
This Sherlock was a tad too quick to identify the problem. The penalty was $75.
Gadget Freak Case #198: Build a Remote Fan Control
Gadget Freak 
11/9/2011  11 comments
Andy Morris has devised a propeller fan remote control that doesnít require line-of-sight, which makes it easier to use in the dark. The gadget comes with off/on, three fan speeds, and multicolored LEDs to indicate the fanís speed.
Dish Network DVR Pushes My Buttons
Made by Monkeys 
11/3/2011  23 comments
The Dish Network DVR/receiver is crawling with annoying bugs.
Short, Happy Life of GM LEDs
Made by Monkeys 
11/1/2011  19 comments
Two different GM vehicles suffered the same early LED burnout in the life of one frustrated car owner.


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