Author Topic: EEVblog #197 - RAW! Testing µCurrent's, Keithley Current/Voltage Sources  (Read 6610 times)

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Offline Zad

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Great idea, I suspect it won't attract as many people as the regular videos, owing to the lack of a specific subject. So rather than dilute the EEVBlog brand, maybe call them EEVRaw or something? Just a thought anyway.

Watching the screen while you actually do stuff can be tricky to say the least. Now you have a Mumble server, how about opening a public channel when you do raw streams, so people can talk to you?

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It's the same conundrum with the regular Live show, and other "off-topic" videos. Do I number them with the EEVblog ###, or not?
I decided quite some time back to just number every video regardless of it's content and be done with it. As I figured if people aren't intelligent enough to read the title and decide if they want to watch it, then they have bigger problems than the numbering  ;D
I figure once I start down the slippery slope of only numbering certain episodes, then it's one step away from having a different channel entirely for different content.

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Great idea, I suspect it won't attract as many people as the regular videos, owing to the lack of a specific subject. So rather than dilute the EEVBlog brand......

On the contrary I enjoyed watching Dave actually do something with his hands as opposed to plain talking. In my mind the perfect EEVblog would be watching over Dave's shoulder as he works on a project designing measuring and figuring out things. You know "hands-on" stuff. Second channel? Nah.. You hardly fill up this one Dave  ???
 

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In my mind the perfect EEVblog would be watching over Dave's shoulder as he works
Aww come on, seeing Dave's face isn't that bad.  Cut him some slack.  ;) 
 

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Aww come on, seeing Dave's face isn't that bad.  Cut him some slack.  ;) 

No no he isn't that bad. He's kinda okish actually ::)
 

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diydrones has a lot of quadcopter posts if you haven't checked it out already: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blog/list
 

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I liked this format better than the regular Live show. Watching a recording of the Live show after the event is honestly not that interesting, whereas this had a bit more to it than just talk.
I'm not an EE--what am I doing here?
 

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Personally I love the even less scripted "Raw" style.  I would like to see more "Dave stream-of-conciseness".

Any idea when these uCurrent's will be available for purchase from your site?  I deal with these type of low current/low voltaage measurements on a routine basis and would love to have a uCurrent so I don't have to fight with burden voltages.

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Dave,  Are the micro currents  really sold out that fast?  You  better build that pic and place fast.  are you going to do another run of them?

Thanks for all your great work.

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yes, can you make a reservation-list? I try for months to get one. It´s NEVER in stock.
 

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Yes, I have about another 25 left, just haven't listed them yet, gotta test'em first.
I announce when I put them online on Twitter, and usually on here in the news section.

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Hey Dave - I enjoy your shows and am in awe of your know-how.

For the newbie devotees among us, how's about just a short explanation of what these little µCurrent boxes are for. What are they typically used for? Ditto for the 3 big µCurrent test boxes on your workbench. What is their purpose?

As the great Australian opal hunter Corr Blimy once said: "I ain't seen nuthin like that in all my time on this planet!".

See what you think :)
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For the newbie devotees among us, how's about just a short explanation of what these little µCurrent boxes are for. What are they typically used for?
Read the full article HERE:
http://www.eevblog.com/ucurrent
 

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Thanks for that Uncle Vernon. I'll look more carefully next time.
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There's also a video where he explains the design of the uCurrent.
 

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There's also a video where he explains the design of the uCurrent.
Do you know which one?
 


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Dave says "micro current" and I think of them as "mu current".


Kind of interesting.  Its Dave's device though so I suppose I was wrong all along!
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Dave says "micro current" and I think of them as "mu current".

Kind of interesting.  Its Dave's device though so I suppose I was wrong all along!

"µ" is "micro" in the same way that (upper case) Omega is the symbol for ohms. No one says "22 Omega" or "22 mu Amps" after all.

Dave.
 

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Dave says "micro current" and I think of them as "mu current".

Kind of interesting.  Its Dave's device though so I suppose I was wrong all along!

"µ" is "micro" in the same way that (upper case) Omega is the symbol for ohms. No one says "22 Omega" or "22 mu Amps" after all.

Dave.

But people do say "Kay ohms"  instead of kilo-ohms.
 

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Dave says "micro current" and I think of them as "mu current".

Kind of interesting.  Its Dave's device though so I suppose I was wrong all along!

"µ" is "micro" in the same way that (upper case) Omega is the symbol for ohms. No one says "22 Omega" or "22 mu Amps" after all.

Dave.

But people do say "Kay ohms"  instead of kilo-ohms.

Yep, just like people say "10 mike" for 10µ", because saying "mu" isn't kosher. "Kay" is kosher.
It's all about using the accepted lingo  :D

Dave.
 

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Re: EEVblog #197 - RAW! Testing µCurrent's, Keithley Current/Voltage Sources
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2011, 10:57:46 AM »
Boy, I sure would like to buy a uCurrent.

I'm beginning to wonder if Dave will ever have two spare hours to test the rest of the lot and take them to the Post Office...

Busy...little...bee...
 

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Re: EEVblog #197 - RAW! Testing µCurrent's, Keithley Current/Voltage Sources
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2011, 06:37:20 AM »
Hi Dave,

you mentioned you'd like to work on a pick and place machine - check out what this guy is doing: http://buildyourcnc.com/PickandPlaceMachineTheredFrog.aspx
 


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