"It's like an atomic bomb: cool to have, but can not be applied."

USB drive that fries your computer


Wed, Mar 11th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

By filling a USB key with capacitors, having them charge up and then release the power back into the computer, you can burn half a laptop down. Will make you think twice about using random USB keys you may find...

Since I work in the company engaged in the development and manufacture of electronics, my colleagues and I are began to discuss options for creating a USB flash drive, that «would burn half a laptop down.» We had plenty of hardcore, fantastic, as well as quite real, options. This fun discussion could have been the end of the story, if I was not going to order the production of printed circuit boards for other projects.



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