This is expected to be a two-parter. When I get the camera back from Panasonic I’ll post a followup with the experience.
I bought the Panasonic G7 in I think October of last year. Could have been middle of September but I think I really started using it a lot in October when I started the Firworks YouTube channel. Since then it has generally been a good little camera. It shoots 4K and could not be simpler to use. The settings for video are very intuitive and you can adjust pretty much anything even while filming. Things are not all sunbows and rainshine in G7 land however. I’ve run into a few problems, some minor and one very serious. In this video I show an example of three problems I am facing with the camera.
After some dutiful service, my Pittsburgh Pro Flex-Head Ratchet isn’t as tight as it used to be. It still works but you have to hold the head while lining it up on a fastener or else it will flop all over the place. I took it apart to investigate and got an idea for a really quick and easy fix for floppy ratchets. This should work for any flex-head ratchet without detents.
Someone on Garage Journal made a post asking how wobbly the drawers were on the Harbor Freight US General Pro Tool Boxes. I thought I’d run out to the garage and give it a quick… wait for it…
It’s time for another repair on my TDI that I’m desperately trying to hold together until the Volkswagen announcement.
I just got these new FastCap BowTie Clamps. Join me as I try to show you how they work!
If you’re watching this video before May 5th, you can get a free set of these FastCap BowTie clamps!
Add a set to your cart, and use code “Bowtie16” to get them for just the cost of shipping. For me it was about 3$.
I just got this little SJCAM M10+ 2K action cam the other day, and I noticed that there was new firmware for it available on the SJCAM website. Once I started looking into the update process, and watched the official SJCAM video, I got the idea that I should document the update process myself. I saw some people had a bit of confusion from the SJCAM video and hopefully this procedure is a bit clearer.
I just bought this Siglent SDS1102X oscilloscope this week. It arrived with old firmware on it. Or at least, not the newest firmware available on the Siglent website. While reading about the scope I saw a few people asking questions about the upgrade process, so I thought I’d video it as a reference for future updaters. Also I believe the update process should be identical for the SDS1202X oscilloscope as the only difference is the bandwidth.
Is your M12 tool blinking a Christmas light pattern at you sometimes when you try to use it? I may just have the solution for you.
I’d like to announce the following change. Firworks is being renamed to Firlights. It seems natural considering how many lighting videos I’m putting out, and how many I COULD make in the future. Nah.
I don’t know why but I buy a lot of lights: work lights, drop lights, flash lights, and even ceiling lights.
When Home Depot started running a deal for the new Milwaukee TRUEVIEW M18 Work Light I knew I was going to have to buy it. It just seemed too cool. Once I got it in I got curious how it compared against old halogen lights like I had used in the past. My halogen work light’s bulb was burnt out long ago as I’ve been using the Snap-On one from Costco for a few months now. I headed to the local Menards to get a new bulb and discovered I should basically just buy a whole new light as they were so cheap!
Thus, this shoot out was born.