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  • EEVblog #293 – Fluke Multimeter Birthday Cake

    Posted on June 19th, 2012 EEVblog 12 comments


    This has to be the worlds coolest birthday cake for electronics nerds.
    An exact cake replica of a Fluke 87V multimeter.

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    • Chris

      Happy Birthday, Dave!

    • Mike

      You should have done a drop test!

    • Wonko the Sane

      Your support to take it apart with a chocolate screw driver…

      Tasted to destruction… ?

    • http://www.solderfumes.blogspot.com Neganur

      Meanwhile in the Fluke design center:

      “…So where did our clay model go?”

      “Dave ate it.”

    • Salas

      Made wider than normal scale but you got to eat some extra too.

    • Goophy69

      OH OH OH!!!

      Sagan would definitely love this meter, haha~

    • codeboy2k

      Happy Birthday, Dave!

      Hope you had a good day!

      Cheers from Canada!

    • McPete

      One of my colleagues just looked at my monitor and remarked “Surely there are more interesting things to look at than multimeters…”

      I beg to differ.

      Happy birthday Dave.

    • KJ6EAD

      I had a schematic cake once, much simpler to make than a multimeter. That thing’s a work of art.

    • Michael K.

      Happy birthday from Germany and thank you for all your videos.

    • brims

      But what’s the accuracy of the unit?

      • AMH

        In culinary contexts, accuracy is not given in digits (except by small children and barbarians), but in bites. For measurement of accuracy, I doubt that a standardized taste suite exists.

        Funny enough, temparature tolerance of high-spec multimeters like this one is rather low though, while simple models tolerate up to 200° Celsius for dozens of minutes (before turning to black bricks – something that might even happen to real multimeters in harsh test scenarios).

        One further distinction is that input protection circuitry is usually left out on purpose, although industry standards exist (see Bitrex, for example).