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« Reply #7225 on: August 09, 2018, 10:17:30 pm »
Some good South Australian 'relaxing liquid',  :-+
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« Reply #7226 on: August 10, 2018, 04:38:26 am »
A new toy for my lab

 
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« Reply #7227 on: August 10, 2018, 04:46:47 am »
Ooh that's nice, and a pretty green display too.  :-+
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« Reply #7228 on: August 10, 2018, 04:49:55 am »
Bought two HPAK 6632A power supplies, because one can never have too many power supplies, right?!
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« Reply #7229 on: August 10, 2018, 08:00:21 am »
A new toy for my lab



Nice soft fingers you have over there, buttons or touch screen will last forever.  :-+
 

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« Reply #7230 on: August 10, 2018, 12:20:26 pm »
I wish my hands looked half as good.  Wrinkles, ugly knuckles from punching hard crap in my younger days and too many scars from more stupid crap.  Those can't be man's hands, they are too pretty.  Must be a manikin.
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« Reply #7231 on: August 10, 2018, 10:16:54 pm »
Those can't be man's hands, they are too pretty.  Must be a manikin.

Hand model.

I went on a date once with a hand model. She showed me her portfolio of ads her hands were in. True story.
 

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« Reply #7232 on: August 10, 2018, 11:40:09 pm »
Those can't be man's hands, they are too pretty.  Must be a manikin.

Hand model.

I went on a date once with a hand model. She showed me her portfolio of ads her hands were in. True story.
Only in America, did she have them insured for an insane amount  :-DD
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« Reply #7233 on: August 11, 2018, 12:44:48 am »
Those can't be man's hands, they are too pretty.  Must be a manikin.

Hand model.

I went on a date once with a hand model. She showed me her portfolio of ads her hands were in. True story.

My hands would be a model of what NOT to do to your hands. :-DD  Mrs GreyWoolfe is funny when it comes to my hands.  She says I have ginormous 2 year old hands and she thinks they are cute. |O
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« Reply #7234 on: August 11, 2018, 03:13:18 am »
Was looking for a 6 mm spindle bushing like the one in fig. 1
Just bought one like in fig. 2. Its a Mentor 729.
Fruther details in figs. 3 to 6

I like them. Nice, as the bushing provides a tight fit.  :-+
Front dia. is 5.8 mm preventing pot axle slip-through. :-+
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« Reply #7235 on: August 11, 2018, 05:21:21 am »
Those can't be man's hands, they are too pretty.  Must be a manikin.

Hand model.

I went on a date once with a hand model. She showed me her portfolio of ads her hands were in. True story.
Only in America, did she have them insured for an insane amount  :-DD
Absolutely not an “only in America” thing! Insurance is big business everywhere. But you’ve never seen people who insure as much as the Swiss. Some years ago, it made the headlines when an insurance company here began offering insurance against winning at golf, because the custom for that particular type of win is to buy a round for the whole clubhouse, and with Swiss drink prices, that could be quite expensive!  :-DD
 

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« Reply #7236 on: August 11, 2018, 06:35:52 am »
Those can't be man's hands, they are too pretty.  Must be a manikin.

Hand model.

I went on a date once with a hand model. She showed me her portfolio of ads her hands were in. True story.
Only in America, did she have them insured for an insane amount  :-DD
Absolutely not an “only in America” thing! Insurance is big business everywhere. But you’ve never seen people who insure as much as the Swiss. Some years ago, it made the headlines when an insurance company here began offering insurance against winning at golf, because the custom for that particular type of win is to buy a round for the whole clubhouse, and with Swiss drink prices, that could be quite expensive!  :-DD
That would be far cheaper to make sure that you didn't win a round of golf and thats easy enough to do instead of insuring against it.
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« Reply #7237 on: August 11, 2018, 06:40:09 am »
I thought it was for scoring a hole in one (whatever that's called), harder not to do that accidentally.
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« Reply #7238 on: August 11, 2018, 07:08:34 am »
BB830 breadboards.  Supposed to be really good breadboards, as opposed to the Ebay MB-102 rubbish.  $5.91 each at Arrow.  More at Mouser and Amazon.  I generally don't pay up for really good stuff, but this isn't paying much up, and I found the MB-102s to be really frustrating to use - hard to insert leads without them buckling, and then bad contacts once you got them in.  Hope these are a lot better.  I have 30-year-old Radio Shack breadboards that still work great.  So I think this is one item where it matters what you get.  And I think the YwRobot breadboard power supply modules will fit the BB830.  Film at 11.

 

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« Reply #7239 on: August 11, 2018, 08:14:20 am »
I took off work today to get all my weekend chores done in anticipation of a couple of new toys arriving.  Get all my stuff done, just as the delivery man drops off a few packages at my door.  I whisk them inside, unbox them, find suitable homes and turn them on.  I'm ready to tinker for the whole weekend! 

Just then, the wife calls: her car broke down.  I limp it home into the garage where it awaits diagnosis/repair.   Son of a .... |O

   
 
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« Reply #7240 on: August 11, 2018, 08:43:39 am »
Very nice toys, whats the small one the left?
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« Reply #7241 on: August 11, 2018, 09:00:45 am »
 
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« Reply #7242 on: August 11, 2018, 09:09:03 am »
Just then, the wife calls: her car broke down.  I limp it home into the garage where it awaits diagnosis/repair.   Son of a .... |O   
Ouch, that sucks.  :(

Always seems life tosses something like this in the way of ones plans though.   :o  :-DD
 

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« Reply #7243 on: August 11, 2018, 09:18:33 am »
I bought a Wildfire UV flashlight via Amazon - not really sure if I should plug the charger in.
 

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« Reply #7244 on: August 11, 2018, 02:12:39 pm »
Got The Author to sign The VNA Book at a Keysight seminar   8)

 
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« Reply #7245 on: August 11, 2018, 02:16:47 pm »
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BB830 breadboards

Interesting. Julian Ilett has a video comparing MB-102s with similar (he calls) "fake" versions.


He compares the clips to show how poorly they open up on the fakes. The fakes are easily distinguished by the uppercase lettering and oddly placed numbering starting from "0."

I have bought a small pile of MB-102s for about US$2 from ali, selecting only those with the lowercase lettering and they all have nicely shaped clips.

So, I'm wondering which kind of MB-102s you have been frustrated with?

Your BB830s have the uppercase lettering but proper numbering so they are something else.
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« Reply #7246 on: August 11, 2018, 02:46:15 pm »
While I'm on the breadboard subject, I've also been collecting hoarding a dozen of the cheap 140x jumper wire kits from ali.  Yesterday my storage box arrived.

Here's what 1680 jumpers look like.


Also, my crimpers and strippers arrived today.
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« Reply #7247 on: August 11, 2018, 03:13:09 pm »
I wish somebody would make those pre-cut jumper wires with all the lengths in a box the same color. When every length is a different color, color coding becomes hopeless.


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I just checked the mailbox and there was a package inside from Alice. $20 worth of cheap toys. I was too lazy to take a picture, so here is a collage made from the "shipped" notification email.

« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 07:01:57 am by rdl »
 
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« Reply #7248 on: August 12, 2018, 07:56:25 am »
Could you point the seller for the Crippers, please ?
 

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« Reply #7249 on: August 12, 2018, 09:49:59 am »
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Could you point the seller for the Crippers, please ?

Gladly because I had some trouble getting them. My first order never arrived (ali was very good with a refund) and I cancelled my second attempt because the seller was taking days just to ship (again, no real problem but by then I've waited pretty long.)

Thirds a charm arriving in 18 days. So I'm happy with this seller.

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