We're going inside a Chinese factory that makes metal business cards. And it's totally different than I expected.

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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 […]

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I found these amazing wireless LEDs in Akihabara(aka Akiba) in Tokyo that light up wirelessly – with no wires or batteries! And I got them working on a standard phone wireless charger!

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What do Van Gogh reproduction oil paintings have to do with PCB circuit boards? They’re more alike than you think! I want to take you on a deep dive into how the oil painting and electronics manufacturing ecosystems in Shenzhen, China are organized, explain how they’re so chaotically efficient, and show you why I think […]

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I found this iPhone testing jig in the Huaqiangbei cell phone markets in Shenzhen, China. Let’s use it to build a working exploded view iPhone!

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My trusty iPhone 7 is dying – so I set off to find a replacement battery in the cell phone repair markets here in Shenzhen, China. And I learned quite a bit about replacement batteries in the process.

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Don’t worry – I’m not getting kicked out of China. But I am getting kicked out of my apartment in Shenzhen on very short notice, which is definitely throwing a monkey wrench in my plans.

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I haven’t released a Strange Parts video in quite a while now, and I wanted to come clean about what’s going on.

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Xuan, the younger of the two Tool Brothers, my favorite cell phone repair tools booth here in the Huaqiangbei electronics markets in Shenzhen, China, asked me to buy him a $200 USB powered “smart” screwdriver from the US when I was there this summer. I was skeptical – would it work? Is it worth that […]

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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.

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