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EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:33:57 pm »
congratulation Dave !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is the best "project" a human being can start. A pessimist would say it costs time and a lot of money,
but believe me every second you can spend on such project is the real second of your live,
don't miss them and you will enjoy it! everything else didn't really matter!

I started 3 of such projects (btw, with 3 womans which multiplicates fun),
and i'm (still - even if the oldest project is now on "i need a new car" trip) very happy i did it.
Especially my lst "project" is real fun now, it is the "whats that?, why?" phase


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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 08:37:04 pm »
Congratulations, Dave! Very well done project :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 08:51:49 pm »
Many congratulations from Sweden to the new eevblog crewmember.

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 09:08:37 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/user/EEVblog#p/u/6/dzrtEYmuQJQ


OH my , the next project will be a humidity detector ... with siren   ;D

Is it a she or he ?

Send my regards and give my congrats at your partner who helped you in this project,
she did the hard work after all ..  ;)

I was also the first child in the family , and every one around me was acted wacky because of that ,
and this probably effected me too , and now I behave as wacky from time to time  ..     :D  :D  :D  :D
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 09:57:05 pm »
I can't wait for the teardown  ;D
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 10:34:48 pm »
I can't wait for the teardown  ;D

;D ;D ;D

Congratulations, Dave!


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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 10:49:40 pm »
Hahaa i just watched the vid, made me laugh anyway :D

Our little project is just turning 17 months now and i never fail to be amazed at how quickly she can learn something new or adapt. If you look at it from an engineering point of view it shows how much we have to learn to get our macines any way close to it.

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 10:51:01 pm »
Congratulation Dave
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011, 10:57:21 pm »
Congratulations!

Judging from the pyjamas this one is destined to be an Engineer!
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 11:06:06 pm »
Wow! You will be "out of free time" very soon ;)

Congratulations!

I have a similar project, 10 month old now, and she is really the best thing happened to me.

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 11:13:06 pm »
wheee, you finally obtained your MBA!! (Master of Baby Administration)

All the best to the three of you :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 12:29:56 am »
Congrats to you and Nicole! Hope he takes after his Dad in a few years time!
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011, 01:13:00 am »
I'll be watching out for you going to sleep halfway through a blog!

Congrats Dave.
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2011, 01:31:57 am »
1) i thought of proposing this project to Dave months back but i didnt make it. now my dream comes true. Dave Junior!
2) this is a serious late night project! every night! and days!
3) he or she, hse looks like nicole. congrats
4) err, hse looks yellowish. are you sure dave you've "tanned" the pcb long enough? get back to maintenance factory and ask if hse needs more time under the ultraviolet light, serious!
5) i've done 3 projects, the oldest seems to near usable now, the 2 needs more debugging :P
6) maybe the next challenge... is to get 2 projects out of factory simultaneously! i'm in the process, hope for success! ;)
7) you are doomed! Dave! :D :D :D
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 01:37:07 am »
We've done similar projects here. Revisions 1.0 through 4.0 are have been completely developed and have been released for quite some time now. They were and are awesome, but thank god there will be no revision 5.0!!!

Congratulations to you both!

(mostly to the Mom though, now she has to mind both a baby and a Dave!)
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2011, 02:06:47 am »
Hey Dave - an Owners workshop manual is available for this model
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2011, 02:23:54 am »
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 02:38:20 am »
One can never have enough oscilloscopes.
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2011, 02:51:05 am »
1) i thought of proposing this project to Dave months back but i didnt make it. now my dream comes true. Dave Junior!
2) this is a serious late night project! every night! and days!
3) he or she, hse looks like nicole. congrats
4) err, hse looks yellowish. are you sure dave you've "tanned" the pcb long enough? get back to maintenance factory and ask if hse needs more time under the ultraviolet light, serious!
5) i've done 3 projects, the oldest seems to near usable now, the 2 needs more debugging :P
6) maybe the next challenge... is to get 2 projects out of factory simultaneously! i'm in the process, hope for success! ;)
7) you are doomed! Dave! :D :D :D

It's very common for new born's to be 'yellowish' for a while, kidneys not fully functional yet. Don't worry Dave it won't be long before he is engaged in one of Jeri's famous male orientated contests (think about it!)
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2011, 03:49:03 am »
Congratulations Dave and Nicole on project Sagan. May any future revisons be just as good. ;D

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2011, 05:11:14 am »
Congratulations Dave! 

It looks as though you may have an assistant in the lab before too long!
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2011, 05:42:08 am »
Congratulations Dave!!!

Is this the reason that you are on-line some times lately on 05~04 a.m.?   ;D ;D ;D


Some instructions for proper use!  :P :P :P


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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011, 08:12:49 am »
Congratulations Dave! Nice work!
Best regards,
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2011, 08:35:07 am »
Baby's first multimeter. :D
http://www.robotroom.com/Minifigure-Multimeter.html
the era of microcontrolling has begun! ask the junior to program some...

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2011, 11:24:46 am »
Congratulations Dave.  Life will never be the same. It is all worth it no matter what it may seem like at times.

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2011, 11:44:27 am »
 C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
            to you both ...
      er .. to the three of you.....
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2011, 01:18:59 pm »
I can't believe you managed to get through the whole video while keeping a straight face. And the jokes, even cornier than usual. Downright painful.

But seriously, congratulations! Definitely an adequate excuse for not posting. Consider me signed up for a subscription.
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2011, 01:43:17 pm »
Oops
 A little non RoHS in the 'pencil' i suspect!.
Well done to get a prototye commissioned.
Have got my own second prototype at 10 weeks after assembly.
First proto. has reached 6 years and is currently being sent off for extensive daily programming.

Congrats. Dave
ps Thats the end of any free time for you.

unlessssss you can get the little one interested in a 'suitable hobby' down the track (excuse to get back to the lab).
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2011, 04:30:22 pm »
Congratulations Dave.
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2011, 05:17:27 pm »
Congratulation Dave!!!

Too bad the Youtube preview picture gave it away or you would have had us ;D
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2011, 05:46:36 pm »
Too bad the Youtube preview picture gave it away or you would have had us ;D

Youtube sucks.
I was stuck with the image it chose until the other one takes a few days to propagate.

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2011, 05:49:00 pm »
Too bad the Youtube preview picture gave it away or you would have had us ;D

Youtube sucks.
I was stuck with the image it chose until the other one takes a few days to propagate.

Dave.

I'm lucky my ISP is so bad that I have to RSS/podcatch any of this stuff. So I got the surprise.  :)

Oh, and yeah, +1 youtube sucks.

 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2011, 05:51:36 pm »
I am guessing this is the reason for the slowdown in output - perfectly understandable if so.

These things take a lot of work but may with any luck be a future assistant - good for four-handed projects.
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2011, 08:39:05 pm »
I'll add my congratulations as well.

Also - great naming strategy!

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2011, 08:39:26 pm »
Too bad the Youtube preview picture gave it away or you would have had us ;D

Youtube sucks.
I was stuck with the image it chose until the other one takes a few days to propagate.

Dave.
I was surprised because I watched it on you tube and I couldn't tell what you were holding from the thumbnail.

Although as soon as you mentioned a lead free process I got suspicious as you mentioned in another video that lead free solder is crap :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2011, 10:26:46 pm »
Congratulations Dave! That video completely had me until Sagan actually appeared. All the best for the future!
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2011, 11:16:20 pm »
Congratulations!  More work up ahead.
Best Wishes,

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2011, 04:02:09 am »
Congrats Dave, I wonder if you will raise Sagan as your own and have him be the next Dave 2.0!
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2011, 05:41:57 am »
Congratulations Dave from me too.
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2011, 10:17:57 am »
Screw you dave you had me going for the first minute >.>

Congrats  :P
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2011, 10:31:51 am »
I am guessing this is the reason for the slowdown in output - perfectly understandable if so.

Yes, that's the main reason.
And now I've just started work on my new consulting gig (from home), so that's probably a few full days per weeks.

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2011, 12:52:21 pm »
Congratulations! And great video  :)
I got delivery of my in March but still in the workshop for tweaking so to speak. Anyway it's great fun!
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2011, 09:50:53 am »
Congratulations Dave!

Are there more prototypes to come? :D

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2011, 02:36:17 pm »
Congratulations Dave !!

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2011, 11:09:34 pm »
"The most advanced project an engineer would ever make is another engineer."
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2011, 06:47:48 am »
Congratulations
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2011, 03:19:09 am »
Well done Dave !  :o

Congratulations from Germany .


It started as a random doodle in DaveCAD . . .  ;D ;D ;D

The pyjama is really cute - is it's design wife-approved ?
If yes - how about making some of your own design - the new Sagan collection designed in DaveCAD with little Flux-Capacitors and 555s on it ?
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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #47 on: June 04, 2011, 06:38:14 am »
That video was unexpected.  I thought you built a parallel processor with neural net nodes like Thinking Machine Connection Machine One.  Parenting is a life long project.  I have not tried it myself.  Congratulations for your new family.  It is joyous video that I have viewed here for awhile. 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2011, 07:40:48 pm »
Congratulations.

Regarding the comment: "we've got it covered" (in reference to advice from the visiting CEOs).  I used to be an expert in debugging those things: then I made some of my own and discovered the programming interface isn't consistent. (Sleep mode isn't the only thing that's random!). As with all such projects, sometimes you have to throw out the manual and seek experienced advice. I also discovered that the development cycle is really a lifetime commitment, but it will take you about 8 years to get the programming up to a beta-test level so you can start using them more than tinkering with them. Unfortunately after ~15 years your knowledge will become obsolete. There's a feedback mechanism to let you know when this occurs.

Oh, BTW: they are self-replicating. The second-gen models are even better because the factory is responsible for maintenance. All you have to do is enjoy the heck out of them.  :D

 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2011, 03:28:13 pm »
Oh my god he reproduced... Well be up to our armpits in Australian nerds before you know it.

Congratulations... You know of course this project will break your heart and cost a lot of time money and tears.

Unfortunately in these type of projects errors in the source code are only magnified as the project develops. Good luck.
 

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Re: EEVblog #175 - Project Sagan
« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2011, 09:01:13 pm »
You know of course this project will break your heart and cost a lot of time money and tears.
extraordinary result needs extraordinary effort! ;)
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