Ashley's LAB!


Thoughts, stories,ideas and hopefully some working prototypes!

Merry Christmas!


I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy 2017! Let's hope that 2017 will bring us more joy and laughter! Let's hope that I'll have a bit more time to blog, and maybe vlog. Ashley


Posted by Ashley Van Steenacker on December 23, 2016


Bresser Biorit ICD CS (review)


So a while back i've decided to buy a stereoscopic microscope. Not a microscope to look at bacteria but a microscope to look at microchips. The QFN48 I've replaced on my C.H.I.P I've been looking around and I saw that Louis from The Rossmann Repair Group uses


Posted by Ashley Van Steenacker on December 09, 2016


IOT As we know it today + rant


There are well over 6.4 billion connected devices out there today. with an expectation of 20.8 billion by 2020. Well thats great. And I can definitely understand why you would want to have a DVR or an HVAC system that's "smart". When you are leaving from work you


Posted by Ashley Van Steenacker on October 31, 2016


Doel, Belgium's Ghost town


Doel is located near the border of the Netherlands. It's also right next to the port of Antwerp and the famous nuclear reactor that has cracks in it's nuclear reservoir also beter knows as Doel I. Doel is threatened with complete demolition due to the future enlargement of the port


Posted by Ashley Van Steenacker on October 24, 2016


Cheap Hot Air Rework Station (with teardown)


A long time ago I've found myself in need for a Hot Air Rework Station. Then the search on Amazon and other sites started. The Hakko ones are a bit pricy and the JBC's are way to expensive. Aliexpress to the rescue. A 858D on Aliexpress And then I saw


Posted by Ashley Van Steenacker on October 21, 2016