June 8, 2019
Today we’re taking an in-depth factory tour of the PCBWay (https://pcbway.com/strangeparts) PCB assembly factory in Shenzhen, China, to see how the professionals solder circuit boards, step-by-step. Are you an electronics geek or a DIY enthusiast that loves soldering projects that’s always wondered how the big factories solder PCBs with pick and place machines and reflow
December 5, 2018
Today we’re going on a tour of the only pinball machine factory in China. We get to see how they’re rapidly prototyping and making hundreds or maybe even thousands of custom parts, taking advantage of the amazing Shenzhen ecosystem and supply chain.
June 12, 2018
Today we’re visiting JLCPCB (https://jlcpcb.com/e), one of the largest prototype PCB manufacturers in China. We’re getting an exclusive factory tour of one of their newest printed circuit board factories in Huizhou, just outside of Shenzhen, to see the PCB manufacturing process step-by-step. Are you an electronics geek or a DIY enthusiast that loves soldering projects
March 6, 2018
A quick visit to a fiber glass factory and a carbon fiber factory in Shenzhen, China. Turns out, they make all sorts of stuff out of fiberglass and carbon fiber, from larger than life creepy cartoon characters to horse saddles, to hockey sticks.
February 28, 2018
Today we go inside a Chinese 3D printing factory in Shenzhen, Lexcent, to see their industrial SLA 3D printing operation. Not quite what we were expecting, but super interesting nonetheless!
September 12, 2018
Always wanted to make your own iPhone, but don’t know how? I’m finally sharing all the tips and tricks I learned during all of my iPhone building and hacking adventures here in Shenzhen, China. Thanks to iFixit for partnering with me on this video!
August 22, 2018
You guys have been asking me for a long while now – Is it possible to add wireless charging to an older iPhone? Could you add wireless charging to an iPhone 7 or even a 6s? But it sounded pretty hard, so I held off. But I recently got a twitter DM from a Chinese
July 12, 2018
What are all the different parts you need to build your own iPhone 7? Sure, the main parts you need are a logic board, screen, battery, and case, but what about the rest? You guys kept emailing, messaging, and leaving comments asking me, so I finally sat down and made a list of all the
I took the flash memory chips from a broken iPhone 6 and turned it into a working USB flash drive in the electronics markets in Huaqiangbei in Shenzhen, China. I ran across the bare circuit board to do this during my previous iPhone storage upgrade video, and I just had to try it.
This is my journey in Shenzhen, China to learn how to upgrade the memory in my iPhone 6s from 16GB to 128GB. I’ve been hearing for several years that this was something the repair shops here in Huaqiangbei could do, and I’d even seen one do it to a friends phone, so naturally, I had
February 20, 2018
Enough of that boring Apple logo – let’s turn it into a glowing Strange Parts logo. Another episode in the quest to make a custom iPhone in Shenzhen, China.
February 7, 2018
Enough of these boring looking iPhones – let’s make a custom Strange Parts iPhone here in Shenzhen, China. I headed out to the cell phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei, to find a custom iPhone back. I then headed off to the laser engraving booths to have them etch a custom design in the iphone back.
October 27, 2017
This is the number one question I’ve gotten – by far!
September 6, 2017
I’ve spent the past four months in Shenzhen, China, modifying an iPhone 7 to add a fully functional headphone jack. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time anyone has done anything like this. In April, I decided to finally upgrade my iPhone 6s to an iPhone7 to get better camera quality
April 19, 2017
What does an iPhone look like – without it’s clothes? Here’s a bit of behind the scenes footage that didn’t make it into the original video. I have another video on the way, so be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel. And if you haven’t watched the original video yet, you should definitely check
April 12, 2017
I built a like-new (but really refurbished) iPhone 6S 16GB entirely from parts I bought in the public cell phone parts markets of Huaqiangbei. And it works!