Hall of shame
From time to time, I come across various instances where the magic smoke has escaped from electronics, plus details of a few really nasty products, some of which are just plain lethal, and finally anything else which looked worth adding to the Hall of shame.
Whats magic smoke? well think about it, everything electronic contains it, and when it escapes things stop working.
And yes when during these escapes, there is usually smoke, load noises and in some cases flames and shrapnel.
This secition is a collection of examples where this escape of smoke, or the aftermath has been captured for posterity/amusement. [read]
Yes nasty technology, these are examples of the sort of thing which no one wants to even get close to, let alone use, some are just plain crappy, others dangerous, and still more or fire starters or even potentially lethal.
The first example in this section is one of the worse possible, a power supply that came with a fairly high power laser module, which was so bad it is the sort of thing which could start a fire or even possibly kill if used. [read]