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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4975 on: December 08, 2017, 11:07:03 am »
Thanks, you really like the station then, how long have you had this now?

Just a week so far, I think the handle I got will be the weak point as its plastic, but I'm constantly changing tips.
 

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« Reply #4976 on: December 08, 2017, 11:53:02 am »
I just bought a Samsung 850 120GB SSD to replace the OS drive in my HP N36L Server (currently a slow mechanical) - this will finally give me the excuse I needed to take the server down and upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 Essentials (I've had the licence sitting around for to waaay too long!).

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« Reply #4977 on: December 08, 2017, 12:35:10 pm »


Just purchased the above handle to go with my new Quicke soldering station.
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« Reply #4978 on: December 08, 2017, 04:54:40 pm »

Just purchased the above handle to go with my new Quicke soldering station.

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« Reply #4979 on: December 08, 2017, 05:23:03 pm »


Just purchased the above handle to go with my new Quicke soldering station.

Ok I caved and bought the single tip set for $56 plus the 10 tip pack for $30, for $86 delivered it was too cheap to pass up.  ;D I've always wanted a station with the JL02 style tip for drag-soldering SMD chips.

 OLED equipped T12-952 with the 9501 handle for $56 AUD .
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« Reply #4980 on: December 08, 2017, 05:31:14 pm »
Tempting. Very tempting.
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« Reply #4981 on: December 08, 2017, 09:29:14 pm »
Tempting. Very tempting.
Come on in the waters just fine.

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« Reply #4982 on: December 08, 2017, 10:54:35 pm »
After all the talk about decade resistor boxes, I kind of accidently bought one. It's super ugly, but cheap enough. It's just convenient to have a dail-a-resistance.
 

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« Reply #4983 on: December 08, 2017, 11:26:33 pm »
After all the talk about decade resistor boxes, I kind of accidently bought one. It's super ugly, but cheap enough. It's just convenient to have a dail-a-resistance.
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« Reply #4985 on: December 09, 2017, 07:35:39 am »
I think i may have gone slightly excessive over this last month,
2, Fluke 8400As in the hope of one working unit.
1, Heathkit ID-22 in perfect cosmetic condition.
2, R9 280X GPUs to exchange for a 580x from a friend.
1, chineseium transistor tester / LCR meter (surprisingly not awful)
The Doors L.A. Women LP.
About 120 dollars worth of general electronic parts for repair or experimentation, capacitors mostly. 

Thats a single month when i have gone completely off the rails.  :-DD
At least the GPUs didn't come out of the main budget.
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« Reply #4986 on: December 09, 2017, 07:40:58 am »
I think i may have gone slightly excessive over this last month,
2, Fluke 8400As
1, Heathkit ID-22
2, R9 280X GPUs to exchange for a 580x from a friend.
1, chineseium transistor tester / LCR meter (surprisingly not awful)
The Doors L.A. Women LP.
About 120 dollars worth of general electronic parts for repair or experimentation, capacitors mostly. 

Thats a single month when i have gone completely off the rails.  :-DD
At least the GPUs didn't come out of the main budget.
No wonder the wallet is groaning  :popcorn:
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« Reply #4987 on: December 09, 2017, 07:55:31 am »
I love auctions!

Wanted a scope for very long time!  Bought a Hantek 6022B few months ago, very disappointed.  (didn't use on Windows computer, may work better there).

Ultimately, my project had 240 VAC and didn't want to plug my Mac into that circuit!

So, from auction this week :

BK-2542 100Mhz scope with 1G/s sample rate and 4k storage points and usb plug.  Not bad.
TDS-340B With floppy disk, communication port, also 100Mhz but with only 1K points storage and 500M/s sample rate.
HP5240A counter

All calibrated in 2015!

I'd promised wife I'd get rid of one of these scopes but I kinda want to hold on to both of them.  Hmm could I trigger one from the other and effectively get a 4 channels.  Will try!
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4988 on: December 09, 2017, 08:07:01 am »
Finally went ahead and bought a 3D printer, the Cetus 3D Mk.2 to be exact.

Really surprised how easy it is to get pretty good prints, after watching a couple of videos about 3D printers I expected a lot more tinkering  :-/O
I have already printed a couple of my own designs and I have to say it's a great feeling to be able to build complete prototypes in one day, including etching, drilling and soldering PCBs whilst printing whatever enclosures or mechanics I need.
It's been running pretty much 24/7 since I got it yesterday.
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« Reply #4989 on: December 09, 2017, 09:36:12 am »
Received today the HP3478A Service manual and the Power Designs 5015A schematics.

I also received the HP3312A from JohnG.
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« Reply #4990 on: December 09, 2017, 09:39:04 am »
Black - Tulip Soft Matte Fabric Paint 2oz

This should be the type of paint recommended by others, for light blocking led's in scale models. I am guessing that this is a more goo like black paint.
 

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« Reply #4991 on: December 09, 2017, 09:39:26 am »
Nice, not sure about the blue cal buttons though?
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« Reply #4992 on: December 09, 2017, 09:41:04 am »
I think i may have gone slightly excessive over this last month,
2, Fluke 8400As
1, Heathkit ID-22
2, R9 280X GPUs to exchange for a 580x from a friend.
1, chineseium transistor tester / LCR meter (surprisingly not awful)
The Doors L.A. Women LP.
About 120 dollars worth of general electronic parts for repair or experimentation, capacitors mostly. 

Thats a single month when i have gone completely off the rails.  :-DD
At least the GPUs didn't come out of the main budget.
No wonder the wallet is groaning  :popcorn:

That and the fact that those are just the vaguely electronic items.
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« Reply #4993 on: December 09, 2017, 11:07:40 am »
Nice, not sure about the blue cal buttons though?
They are not terribly pretty, but are standard with this equipment.
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« Reply #4994 on: December 09, 2017, 11:14:34 am »
Was in SoCal over thanksgiving and finally got a chance to check out Apex Electronics. I just got a few NOS banana and micrograbber leads from Pomona (still ITT branded, before it got bought by Fluke).
 

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« Reply #4995 on: December 09, 2017, 01:32:00 pm »
A new RX 560 graphics card. Thought my R9 nano was dead as memtestCL shows more than 5M random memory errors, and my computer indeed suffered from random boot up failures.
After installing the brand new RX 560, the same memory error pertains, and after testing with a new, open source version of memtestCL, all errors are cleared.

I didn't test my old R9 nano with new memtestCL, so I don't know if my old card is indeed dead or not, but I decide not to swap the card again -- working on a tiny ITX chassis is really horrible. I crammed in an X99, 2 3.5'' HDDs and 2 2.5'' HDDs as well as a CPU water cooler in a shoebox chassis, and it's really a PITA to work on it.

I guess I will know if my R9 is indeed dead or not later -- I plan to get rid of the ITX chassis and mobo and replace then with a larger one since I plan to do some FPGA serdes thing on my PC, and single PCIe slot form ITX form factor won't allow me, so I will anyway replace my ITX mobo with an mATX or even full size ATX one somewhere in very early 2018.
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« Reply #4996 on: December 09, 2017, 01:46:37 pm »
Was in SoCal over thanksgiving and finally got a chance to check out Apex Electronics. I just got a few NOS banana and micrograbber leads from Pomona (still ITT branded, before it got bought by Fluke).
 

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« Reply #4997 on: December 09, 2017, 07:06:36 pm »
Getting old and lazy. I bought a 355mm cut-off/chop saw to save myself some tedious hand hack-sawing. Built a rack for my 500-series Tektronix oscilloscopes. The lower two positions will carry my pair of 545Bs, the third from the bottom my 575 curve tracer, the fourth my 551 and the very top rung will carry the 551's power supply unit. For now the frame is brushed down in a phosphoric acid based rust converter. I'll let that dry over night and give the frame a couple of coats of gloss black "Rust Guard" epoxy enamel tomorrow morning.
 






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« Reply #4998 on: December 09, 2017, 10:33:53 pm »
Getting old and lazy. I bought a 355mm cut-off/chop saw to save myself some tedious hand hack-sawing. Built a rack for my 500-series Tektronix oscilloscopes. The lower two positions will carry my pair of 545Bs, the third from the bottom my 575 curve tracer, the fourth my 551 and the very top rung will carry the 551's power supply unit. For now the frame is brushed down in a phosphoric acid based rust converter. I'll let that dry over night and give the frame a couple of coats of gloss black "Rust Guard" epoxy enamel tomorrow morning.
 







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« Reply #4999 on: December 10, 2017, 12:16:56 am »
Nice. But are you sure those little castor wheels are up to it?
You might find it worthwhile to add screw-down pad feet at the corners, to take the weight off the castors when it's left in one place for a while. Otherwise the castor wheels develop flat spots due to plastic deformation.
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