Extremely detailed teardown including microscope imaging and serial port sniffing.
You've likely seen iFixit's teardowns before. While they are extremely high quality, they usually stop at the point of disassembly. That is probably what most people are after anyway. However, for the EETimes audience, that can sometimes leave you craving more.
Mike Harrison, of the Youtube channel Mikes's Electric Stuff, has released an incredibly in-depth teardown of the Flir E4 thermal imaging camera. Aside from your typical dismanteling, Mike goes on to place the sensor under a microscope and explore it in extreme detail. Literally pouring over the entire surface of the sensor with high-quality video, all the while offering insight and speculation as to what we are seeing. This alone would be truly fascinating but Mike has more up his sleeve.
His next step is to begin to probe the system, analyzing the output from different pieces and sharing his thought process and results. You can watch him decode the i2c output on his scope from an unpopulated ribbon connector on the board. He also discovers a serial port and shares the entire output of the startup sequence.
What is probably the most surprising is that it appears that he gets every single screw back in place at the end of the video. If you're just curious about the unit he's disassembling, he has also done a rather long review of it that doesn't involve surgery.