In The Lab With Jay Jay

In June of 2023 I started a video blog on my YouTube channel (@JohnElliotV) known as In The Lab With Jay Jay. (I also have a second channel for longer form videos which get less editing attention: Elliot’s Extras.)

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The idea with In The Lab With Jay Jay is that I will make videos of me pottering in my lab, doing the things that I do.

I have no idea how this will turn out, but I will try to make it interesting.

My video production skills are almost non-existent presently, so hopefully that improves. Also it might be nice to get some better recording equipment at some point, but for now we’ll just roll with what we’ve got.

Mostly I’m planning to do OGXbox refurbs and related activities. But before I get stuck into that I need to finish setting up my lab, so there will be some unboxing videos as my various equipment arrives.

In the spirit of this venture, which is about having fun, I got myself a costume to wear when I’m making electronics videos in the lab. This is a little bit of cosplay, where I dress myself up as Egon Stetmann, the scientist from StarCraft II. I mean, if you’re gonna be in the lab, you’re gonna wanna be wearing a lab coat! And if you’re gonna be wearing a lab coat, you’re gonna wanna have a pocket protector! And if you’re gonna be having a pocket protector, you’re gonna want it full of tools! And you’re not truly a professional unless you’re wearing an ID badge, right?

The ID badge on my uniform has my name (Jay Jay), my employee ID (1337), and a silly job title. I change the job title every video. The video isn’t high res enough for you to actually see the job title, but it is there (I promise!) and I will let you know in the blog post for each video what the job title for that video was.

In addition to the new silly job title in each video I will also present to you an old engineering book. I managed to pick up about 150 old engineering books from the Silicon Chip library when they were clearing it out. I love old books, don’t you? If you spot something you’d like to know more about let me know and I will bring forward its review.

At this stage I think the way this will work is there will be a YouTube video and a corresponding blog post. The blog post will describe the video, and the video will link to the blog post. I might need to adjust that process in future, but it’s good to have somewhere to start. I will tag each video blog entry as In The Lab With Jay Jay, so they should be easy to find.

In addition to tagging the video blog posts I will keep a list of them here:

Date Silly Job Title Old Book Video
November 30, 2023 Grounding Genius Industrial Electronics Reference Book, 1948 Teardown of Homemade Continuity Tester
November 21, 2023 Science Officer Mail Call! Cheap Stuff From China!
November 4, 2023 Hack In Residence Unboxing of Sudake SDK07 and SKD08 IC Clip SMD Gripper Test Probe
October 31, 2023 Power Provider Unboxing of Mini Classic Game Console
October 31, 2023 Sparky Unboxing of FILCO Majestouch 2SS Edition 104-key and tenkeyless keyboards
October 30, 2023 Current Commander Unboxing of K-CEVE AM-KVM401-K and KC-KVM401A 4-port HDMI KVM switches
October 28, 2023 Electron Herder ALKOY Capacitor Discharge Pen Teardown
October 27, 2023 Craig Entertainer Stetmann Cosplay Costume Reveal
October 16, 2023 Demo of the ALKOY Capacitor Discharge Pen
September 7, 2023 Unboxing AliExpress TE-801 Third Hand With Magnifier
September 6, 2023 Enameled Bodge Wire With UV Solder Mask
August 29, 2023 OGXbox Recapping, Thermal Paste and Pro’sKit SS-331 Demo
August 28, 2023 Unboxing of Pro’sKit SS-331 Desoldering Pump
August 24, 2023 Unboxing of UNI-T UTi260B Thermal Imager with Macro Lens
August 11, 2023 Unboxing of NBD Camera
August 8, 2023 Making Input Power Cable for EBD-A20H Battery Tester
August 3, 2023 Sorting Soldering Iron Tips
August 2, 2023 Unboxing ZKE Tech EBD-A20H Battery Tester Electronic Load
July 28, 2023 Testing Riden RD6006 with 19.5V power supply
July 20, 2023 Magic Smoke!
July 20, 2023 Testing with Potentiometer
July 20, 2023 Reversing AC Adapter
June 17, 2023 Scope Test
June 17, 2023 Hello, World