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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #5375 on: January 13, 2018, 03:25:35 PM »
Holder looks sweet.  :-+
Is next project colour coded caps for the screwdrivers ?

All yellow.  :palm:
In the case of Wiha, the yellow signifies ESD compliant (non-ESD versions = red caps). For disclosure, most of my screwdrivers are Wiha.

Personally, I think they should have at least printed a driver type symbol on the cap. Other brands do this, so it can't be that hard or expensive to do so.  :-//
 
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« Reply #5376 on: January 13, 2018, 05:38:25 PM »
Personally, I think they should have at least printed a driver type symbol on the cap. Other brands do this, so it can't be that hard or expensive to do so.  :-//

I second that.
I have spent thousands on Wiha over the years. Almost all of my screwdrivers are Wiha.
The lack of identification on the top cap is my only complaint.
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« Reply #5377 on: January 13, 2018, 07:24:00 PM »
Yellow fits all  :)

I have the system 4 esd set and they have coloured coded bits which is only interesting for pozidriv vs phillips.
 
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« Reply #5378 on: January 13, 2018, 11:41:33 PM »
Yellow fits all  :)

I have the system 4 esd set and they have coloured coded bits which is only interesting for pozidriv vs phillips.
FWIW, I've the System 4 ESD Drive-Loc kit (I love the ability to set the blade depth  >:D). I also own a System 6 Drive-Loc kit I assembled (predominantly security bits). Aside from the larger bits, the handle I have is a non-ESD compliant version (again, red instead of yellow like the ).

Both of these also use color coded blade tips (downside is the enamel wears off rather quickly IME). It's very handy for Pozidrive v. Philips, as well as narrowing down hex sizes (i.e. SAE v. Metric).

In the end though, I find it's still more trial and error to get the right size.
 

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« Reply #5379 on: January 14, 2018, 01:43:23 AM »
Spare parts roller kit for my good old Laserjet 4.  :-+
Still going strong except for paper handling at the moment. :palm:
Then onwards for the next 20 years or so. 8) Hopefully
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« Reply #5380 on: January 14, 2018, 01:47:12 AM »
Spare parts roller kit for my good old Laserjet 4.  :-+
Still going strong except for paper handling at the moment. :palm:
Then onwards for the next 20 years or so. 8) Hopefully
That is pretty much the only thing that goes bad on these great LaserJets.
They just last forever.

Where did you buy the roller kit?
Was it original HP?


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« Reply #5381 on: January 14, 2018, 02:08:02 AM »
I’m slowly piecing together a complete set of SR1 resistors. Picked up a 1ohm one today for about $40 delivered, let’s see how accurate it is when it arrives
 

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« Reply #5382 on: January 14, 2018, 03:05:00 AM »
I got the Lego Saturn V for Christmas. It was a load of fun putting it together, and it's quite a remarkable model.

This is on my Amazon list as we speak
 Looks like a fun project to do with my daughter who loves both space and Lego.
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« Reply #5383 on: January 14, 2018, 05:30:28 AM »
Where did you buy the roller kit?
Was it original HP?
Got it from www. fuser-centrum.de :-+
Not original HP. Instead: "Wir verwenden qualitativ hochwertige Ersatzteile von Alternativherstellern"
i.e.  "Hi Q parts from alternative manufacturers" :o
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« Reply #5384 on: January 14, 2018, 05:36:41 AM »
Got it from www. fuser-centrum.de :-+
Nice, thanks!
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« Reply #5385 on: January 14, 2018, 05:42:25 AM »
10MHz OCXO I found at a local HAMfest

 

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« Reply #5386 on: January 14, 2018, 06:18:03 AM »
Just ordered a Brother HL3140CW colour laser printer (actually LED). I've not owned a laser printer for many years and seem over-run with inkjet printers, but I wanted to try making transparencies for etching my own PCBs.
 

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« Reply #5387 on: January 14, 2018, 04:03:04 PM »
Just ordered a Brother HL3140CW colour laser printer (actually LED). I've not owned a laser printer for many years and seem over-run with inkjet printers, but I wanted to try making transparencies for etching my own PCBs.
Good choice IMHO.  :-+

Brother laser printers are cheaper to operate IME (I've an MFC-9450CDN), and I've never seen any of their cartridges chipped. ;D So easily refilled, further decreasing operating costs (reset the gear position & install a new plug after filling it).
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #5388 on: January 15, 2018, 08:04:07 AM »
Pockethernet UTP and network analyzer.
195 euro delivered.
Purchased mostly for the TDR measurement function.
Seems to be bang on accurate on cables >3m.
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« Reply #5389 on: January 15, 2018, 02:50:28 PM »
Have been wanting one of these for years - Agilent Fieldfox N9912A 6 GHz with the antenna analyzer, spectrum analyzer and network analysis licensed.
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« Reply #5390 on: January 15, 2018, 03:04:54 PM »
Have been wanting one of these for years - Agilent Fieldfox N9912A 6 GHz with the antenna analyzer, spectrum analyzer and network analysis licensed.
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« Reply #5391 on: January 15, 2018, 03:28:42 PM »
Have been wanting one of these for years - Agilent Fieldfox N9912A 6 GHz with the antenna analyzer, spectrum analyzer and network analysis licensed.

Awesome - I played with one of those at a trade show and was very excited.....until I got the quote. $MEGA$
Hope you got a deal.
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« Reply #5392 on: January 15, 2018, 05:28:32 PM »
Bought a new drum unit for the laser printer for $92.
Didn’t fix the problem.
Bought a new printer for $89.  :palm:
 

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« Reply #5393 on: January 15, 2018, 05:42:19 PM »
Bought a new drum unit for the laser printer for $92.
Didn’t fix the problem.
Bought a new printer for $89.  :palm:
That is the way things are going. I got a $90 Brother WiFi laser printer about 6 years ago and have since spend $20 on toner recharges for the original cartridge. Nothing else. I have probably done 8000 pages. When the drum dies, I will just get a new printer.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #5394 on: January 15, 2018, 05:57:25 PM »
Bought a new drum unit for the laser printer for $92.
Didn’t fix the problem.
Bought a new printer for $89.  :palm:
That is the way things are going. I got a $90 Brother WiFi laser printer about 6 years ago and have since spend $20 on toner recharges for the original cartridge. Nothing else. I have probably done 8000 pages. When the drum dies, I will just get a new printer.

Yep.  The ink, where they make their money is more expensive than a new printer.  But the toner cartridge shipped with the machine is small to get you back to the store soon.  I bought a cheap Brother laser printer for about CDN$80 with the intention of using it ONLY for the purpose of making home-brew pcbs.  At the rate I do boards (1-3 / year) I calculate that the starter cartridge will last me the rest of my life.  5 years on and so far so good.
Analog designers do it continuously
 

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« Reply #5396 on: January 15, 2018, 07:55:44 PM »
Have been wanting one of these for years - Agilent Fieldfox N9912A 6 GHz with the antenna analyzer, spectrum analyzer and network analysis licensed.
A year or so ago I got as close as a quote on a similar unit - there are so many options/categories, then I got cold feet. It will be a very useful bit of kit, Enjoy! :-+
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #5397 on: January 15, 2018, 08:49:01 PM »
Just ordered a Carbide 3D Nimad 883 Pro CNC machine. Lead time is 4~6 weeks, so it will take a while to arrive.
Gonna do some tiny part CNC, particularly copper alloy and aluminum alloy.
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« Reply #5398 on: January 16, 2018, 01:20:31 AM »
Bought a DPS5015 with USB/Bluetooth, info provided is not great so it's not obvious how the BT device connects and I assume you have to choose between USB and BT? - there being only one connector (that being said, there is no separate cable for the BT PCB and the USB one doesn't look like it fits). No driver/software either.

Also recieved the new Brother laser printer, entirely unexpected as it was due to be delivered on Thursday. Very lucky I was actually in the house to answer the door today. Anyway, something else to play with :)
 

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« Reply #5399 on: January 16, 2018, 03:05:38 AM »
Chris, enjoy your Brother.  I have a new HL-L5100DW.  I am using mine wired to the gigbit switch over WIFI.  I don't mind cables here in my office.  I gave my $10 yard sale HL-1440 to the stepdaughter and her husband.  4 printers in the office is enough  ;D
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