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Offline boffin

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #225 on: August 08, 2017, 12:02:42 PM »
Looks like a worthy winner Dave.

I also was really impressed by the guy that you said "Had a future in youtube", I wish I had that level of creativity.

I suppose us old guys will have to go back to the luck system in order to try and win.

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #226 on: August 08, 2017, 01:02:54 PM »
BTW, for those who worried about it not going to a forum contributor, Matt has 200 posts  :-+
(we didn't take that into account though BTW, and I didn't remember Matt's name from the forum)
hey dave,

Super stoaked about the shoutout in your video :)
While it definetly stings to get that close and not win the scope, the positive feedback from you two davids and the rest of the community has been super encouraging.

Also, I think matt can make better use of the incredible analog capabilities, which would I not need for my current project.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. You gonna do it like this again in the future? On one hand it is a huge time investement, on the other hand it is great to see it go to someone who can actually make good use of it :) Maybe next time, now that you established that you judge similarly, both can judge half the videos and the come together in the end and discuss your two top 10ish picks? Enlist the help of some other community members as guest judges and do the same?

Thanks for inspiring me to get into electronics:)

Philipp
 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #227 on: August 08, 2017, 08:27:43 PM »
I read "Matt" and had a small heart attack, then I realised there's no way you'd know that was my real life name haha.

Oh well, better luck next time and perhaps more of us by next time (if there ever is one) could afford our own scopes because we have mean Electrical Engineering jobs :)
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #228 on: August 08, 2017, 09:46:02 PM »
Most of the places didn't have a scope, and of those that did have one, it was so crappy as to be next to useless. The jobs still got done though. In some cases when you don't have the right tool for the job you have to be creative in the way you use other tools. The guys in those places taught me a few faultfinding tricks that you never get taught in college. Some are still just as applicable today.

Absolutely, the majority of faultfinding is done with the most basic of tools and experience, in fact having more test gear can make it way more difficult to solve problems, especially if you don't have a good understanding of the basic principles.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #229 on: August 09, 2017, 03:07:37 PM »
.... in fact having more test gear can make it way more difficult to solve problems, especially if you don't have a good understanding of the basic principles.

That is very true.

Many years ago, I had a quirk in a circuit, so I pulled out the CRO - but it didn't help much.  It was only afterwards when I was just thinking about the problem that an idea came to mind.

I have found that a good understanding not only can help you solve existing problems, but can also make you aware of potential problems that may arise in the future.


Doing more with less is a real thing.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #230 on: August 09, 2017, 07:18:51 PM »
.... in fact having more test gear can make it way more difficult to solve problems, especially if you don't have a good understanding of the basic principles.

That is very true.

It always helps to have a circuit diagram so you can trace through and understand the operation but of course if you don't have one then you learn reverse engineering quickly too, a very handy skill that's enabled me to earn a decent living.

I sound like a grumpy old man but the 'net and easy access to forums like this as well as datasheets and a huge number of online schematics really has made it a lot easier to avoid having to be able to think for yourself.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #231 on: September 02, 2017, 06:38:44 PM »
HEADS UP!
This contest isn't over, just say'n, stay tuned...
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #232 on: September 02, 2017, 07:59:14 PM »
Activity update  :popcorn:

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #233 on: September 02, 2017, 08:20:59 PM »
HEADS UP!
This contest isn't over, just say'n, stay tuned...

R&S said "FREE SCOPES FOR EVERYONE!!"...

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #234 on: September 02, 2017, 08:23:34 PM »
Oh ... no.....

The hunger pangs have started again.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #235 on: September 02, 2017, 08:38:44 PM »
HEADS UP!
This contest isn't over, just say'n, stay tuned...

R&S said "FREE SCOPES FOR EVERYONE!!"...

Where?

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #236 on: September 12, 2017, 07:02:37 PM »
3 more winners!  :clap:

 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #237 on: September 12, 2017, 07:12:12 PM »
Damnit!



But seriously, good on R&S for stepping in and giving some more worthy people some nice equipment.

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #238 on: September 12, 2017, 07:47:22 PM »
If only I'd have known .....

Still - I don't think I would have had a chance.

Even if I had - I cannot begrudge the winners.  Very good choices.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #239 on: September 12, 2017, 08:34:09 PM »
Well done R&S  :-+

I learnt a few things which I missed this time around....
  • Wait until near the end before making your submission
  • Mention your blog/website
  • Mention your teaching/outreach
  • Mention your hackerspace/community work
Next time perhaps.

In the meantime it's amazing what you can do with a 2 channel Rigol and some imagination.   :)
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #240 on: September 12, 2017, 08:51:44 PM »
Good job r&s! Wish i had joined though. But hey, I can do most things with just a 30 year old cro.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #241 on: September 12, 2017, 09:01:20 PM »
Jammy bastards!

Well done all, and a large thumbs up to R&S.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #242 on: September 13, 2017, 01:56:28 AM »
Huge  :-+ to Rohde & Schwarz for the nice touch . Congratulations to all the winners of the beautiful scopes . Have a really good time with them  :)
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #243 on: September 13, 2017, 10:58:01 AM »
Classy move by R&S. 

Another 146 more scopes and I stand a chance !
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #244 on: September 14, 2017, 09:42:43 PM »
Congratulations to Rob and my very own hackerspace :)
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #245 on: September 16, 2017, 06:16:03 PM »
Oh shyte! More scopes for the same batch of videos? That's totally unfair, but in a good way.
I was so stupid not to enter the giveaway, now I'm a little bit jealous!

Well done Dave & David & Rohde & Schwartz & winners, glad for you all, well done!

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #246 on: September 17, 2017, 02:11:27 AM »
Impressive move by Dave and Rohde&Schwarz  :-+

Congratulations to the winners!
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #247 on: September 17, 2017, 03:56:58 PM »
Congratulations to the winners!
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope DISCUSSION
« Reply #248 on: September 18, 2017, 12:01:16 PM »
HEADS UP!
This contest isn't over, just say'n, stay tuned...

I suppose hoping for a 3rd round is too much, right? 
 


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