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It’s Not Dead ‘Till We Say It’s Dead

We can rebuild him.

Hackforge is, appropriately, a place where things are hacked. This UPS battery is old enough that it wasn’t holding a charge. Most people would just replace it — but what’s the fun in that?

Our member Dez took up the challenge, prying open the lid on each cell and refilling the battery with distilled water. This is a picture of the battery on the bench being charged with Dez’s variac. So far, it seems to be working!


What is an oscilloscope?

Among the equipment at Hackforge, we have a 100MHz dual trace oscilloscope. This extremely versatile piece of test equipment is one of the most useful made. What is it, and how can you put it to use in your next project? Check below the fold to find out!


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