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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #5850 on: February 22, 2018, 04:58:16 am »
Just bought an OEM Keithley GPIB-to-USB cable, GPIB extension/ coupler cable, and Keithley Pico-Amp meter! I swear that's it for a month! I promise to spend time designing and conducting experiments instead of shopping for gear for the next 30 days. Pinky swear, cross my heart and hope to die...lol 
 

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« Reply #5851 on: February 22, 2018, 05:00:13 am »
I bought Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope and hacked it to 100MHz and other stuff ;)

I still need to hack mine, but truth be told, I havent used it much and the free trial period hasnt run out. Ive been using my analog Tek gear most the time..

Did you find any issues while installing the new firmware? Did you follow a YT tutorial or just know how to do it without the help?
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« Reply #5852 on: February 22, 2018, 07:55:34 am »
  With the floppy drive replaced with one of those USB units the old girl should be with me for awhile longer.
Do you have a link for that USB unit? My TDS744 may need that.
I bought it quite awhile ago on Ebay...but here is a new listing of the same item   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Slim-Floppy-drive-Emulator-Tektronix-Oscilloscopes-1-44mb-26-FFC-1mm-Pitch/291291990998?epid=1254493285&hash=item43d25b0bd6:g:Zr8AAOSwopRYd0oS

Operation is not like the PC emulators, so be aware of that.  There is only one floppy image stored on the USB stick and you don't have to format it special.   The instructions are typical badly translated but once you get how it works it's reliable and fairly easy to use.  Cost is $95 plus shipping.   I know the slim pc emulators are much cheaper but they don't work.  I bought one first and gave up trying to make it work.   I suspect that you could buy a slimline PC emulator and mod it, but I don't have the patience to bother.

The Gotek emulators would likely work just fine if you ran the HxC firmware (STM32) on them instead of the garbage that comes pre-loaded on them.

http://hxc2001.com
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #5853 on: February 22, 2018, 09:50:53 pm »
  With the floppy drive replaced with one of those USB units the old girl should be with me for awhile longer.
Do you have a link for that USB unit? My TDS744 may need that.
I bought it quite awhile ago on Ebay...but here is a new listing of the same item   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Slim-Floppy-drive-Emulator-Tektronix-Oscilloscopes-1-44mb-26-FFC-1mm-Pitch/291291990998?epid=1254493285&hash=item43d25b0bd6:g:Zr8AAOSwopRYd0oS

Operation is not like the PC emulators, so be aware of that.  There is only one floppy image stored on the USB stick and you don't have to format it special.   The instructions are typical badly translated but once you get how it works it's reliable and fairly easy to use.  Cost is $95 plus shipping.   I know the slim pc emulators are much cheaper but they don't work.  I bought one first and gave up trying to make it work.   I suspect that you could buy a slimline PC emulator and mod it, but I don't have the patience to bother.

The Gotek emulators would likely work just fine if you ran the HxC firmware (STM32) on them instead of the garbage that comes pre-loaded on them.

http://hxc2001.com

The Gotek has a standard 34pin header connector, but the Tek scopes used the "laptop" solution: 26way FPC cable, so you'd have to make an adapter to connect it.

McBryce.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #5854 on: February 23, 2018, 03:16:01 am »


This Philips/Fluke phone card from 1991 (11k copies), just for fun and because it wasn't expensive.  ;D
 
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« Reply #5855 on: February 23, 2018, 05:31:31 am »
Total impulse buy - let's see if you recognize it

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« Reply #5856 on: February 23, 2018, 05:34:25 am »
So did you buy a Flir or a hot air station?
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« Reply #5857 on: February 23, 2018, 05:51:04 am »
Total impulse buy - let's see if you recognize it


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« Reply #5858 on: February 23, 2018, 06:44:03 am »
A new battery for the Mrs laptop! So boring I won't even put a picture up!  :=\
Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 

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« Reply #5859 on: February 23, 2018, 06:55:05 am »
So did you buy a Flir or a hot air station?
Both possibly
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« Reply #5860 on: February 23, 2018, 07:25:07 am »
So did you buy a Flir or a hot air station?
Both possibly
No, one of them, the other was here already. Hint: Impulse buy inspired by one of Dave's videos ...
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« Reply #5861 on: February 23, 2018, 07:33:18 am »
So did you buy a Flir or a hot air station?
Both possibly
No, one of them, the other was here already. Hint: Impulse buy inspired by one of Dave's videos ...
Thats not much of hint since both have appeared in his videos, I reckon then a Flir....
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« Reply #5862 on: February 23, 2018, 07:39:07 am »
The Quick hot air rework station...
 

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« Reply #5863 on: February 23, 2018, 08:27:18 am »
The Quick hot air rework station...
Correct
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« Reply #5865 on: February 23, 2018, 08:51:41 am »
What did I win?!? What did I win??? ::)

No seriously, nice bit of kit...!  :-+

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« Reply #5866 on: February 23, 2018, 09:21:04 am »
Several vintage HP parts - back eating lentils and beans again  :palm:

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« Reply #5867 on: February 23, 2018, 09:28:36 am »
You can still afford beans! :-DD
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« Reply #5868 on: February 23, 2018, 10:28:54 am »
I often visit a metal scrapyard and they get lots of written off electronic goods mostly boring tvs , vcrs , aircos you know it. They take them apart and fill a container with pcbs.
Sometimes you find something exotic, out of the ordinary or just intreaging and can't stop buying it.
This one I will give to a good friend who helps me many times, it cost me a whopping $3  :)
 
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« Reply #5869 on: February 23, 2018, 12:01:01 pm »
Just picked up 50 Rosenberger 32K243-40ML5 pcb jack SMA RF connectors from fleabay for future RF work that I have planned.
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« Reply #5870 on: February 23, 2018, 12:39:23 pm »
My Pomona 122505A/122506A retractable sheath banana plugs arrived today.  I converted 2 pair of the Brymen leads.  Very happy.  They fit the jacks on the HP 3422A meters perfectly.
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« Reply #5871 on: February 23, 2018, 01:36:25 pm »
Several vintage HP parts - back eating lentils and beans again  :palm:

You can still afford beans! :-DD

Flying ones, even. ;D
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« Reply #5872 on: February 23, 2018, 05:53:34 pm »
My Pomona 122505A/122506A retractable sheath banana plugs arrived today.  I converted 2 pair of the Brymen leads.  Very happy.  They fit the jacks on the HP 3422A meters perfectly.
Now you've gone and done it.   :palm: You're officially an addict now.  :o  :-DD
 

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« Reply #5873 on: February 23, 2018, 09:10:30 pm »
'Grosvenor Electronics (UK)' solder. Part of an office clearout, £10 per 0.5kg roll. Gamble as I've never heard of them. Initial impressions are good, gives nice shiny joint.   :)
 

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« Reply #5874 on: February 23, 2018, 09:14:48 pm »
A cable cutter.
Never invested in such a specialized tool but now I have to cut a lot of rather expensive cables I went for it and aaaaaaaah what a joy.
 


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