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GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« on: June 30, 2017, 10:47:46 AM »
Win a slightly used Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 300MHz 4CH Mixed signal 10bit ADC touch screen oscilloscope with all the bells and whistles.
http://bit.ly/2trNvDB

You MUST make a 2 minute video (no longer!) explaining how you can make use of the scope. Show us your lab, show us your projects, show us your hacker space etc and tell us why you should get it.
You don't have to appear on camera in the video if you don't want to.
Post your video in this forum thread:
Entries close 15th July 2017.
Dave & David will judge a worthy winner based on The Vibe.

Do NOT post or comment in this thread if you are not entering, I'll have another thread for discussion here:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/contests/giveaway-rohde-schwarz-rtb2004-oscilloscope-discussion/

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 12:10:59 PM »
Please excuse the poor camera work.

as stated in the video, am a uni student. 33 yo with a young family and tight budget. any equipment donations would be fantastic.
The video is on youtube here :
 
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GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 12:28:40 PM »
I am a youngster and my name is Brett.I just turned 13 years old. When I grow up I want to be a EE just like you.I have built a frequency generator,but I can't measure the frequency because I can't afford to buy a oscilloscope.I have been dreaming of owning a oscilloscope for about 3 years.I have been trying to safe up the money to buy one,but it seems like it will take forever.My lab is in my small bedroom closet. The only lab equipment I have is a cheap multimeter and power supply.I have made quite a bit of projects including a tesla coil,flashlight,radio receiver,and some other things. I would really really appreciate if you would donate it to me,and I would take excellent care of it.This is my video which is a tour of my lab thank you


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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 12:44:07 PM »
here is my submission, I am an electronics tech at a secondhand store, where I repair and test electronics that are donated, as well as do security and IT. I am also a ham radio operator, a general electronics experimenter, and just an all around geek interested in everything from vintage phones to computers/hacking/networking, etc. I could really use a new scope, as my current one is only 20 meg, and seen better days!

Thanks for your consideration!

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 12:46:16 PM »


 if i were home i would have shown my lab aka a huge messy conglermeration of disassembled electronics that exists between my room and my barn

 Dave I just realized the excess in my video must voice that if we're at home which I'm not and can't be right now and unsure if I will be I'm deeply yearning to give you an honest video of my "lab" I only wish I home so I can show off my collection of ancient history tv tubes that I wish I could create many a cool amplifiers with . that I enjoy the challenge of attempting to construct Science equipment you would usually find in a university .there is a really cool atomic resolution capable STM microscope project by I think Dan Beard and I wish I could show you my robotic arm and collection of CRT boards
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 12:51:08 PM »


I'm 17 years old and I'm a Seinor in high school in IL U.S.A and I have been taking apart and fixing electronics since I was around 4 and been building and designing projects since I was in the 3rd grade (built a 555 timer keyboard from aluminum tape and pots!). One of the things that makes me stand out from many collectors and tinkerers alike is that I have Autism, High Functioning Autism though, but It none the-less had an effect on my learning. It made me take apart stuff and well basically it made me figure out how everything everywhere worked because I looked everything up and researched the H3LL out of it when I found something interesting. Enugh waffleing! Where's my soldering iron!  :-/O
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 01:14:43 PM »
Hi Dave,

I'm a  big fan of yours from a couple of years now. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world, your videos have been tremendously helpful to me. Please see below my video for the chance to win the Oscilloscope.
Regards


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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 01:23:06 PM »
Hi Dave,

Here is my submission. Thanks for the opportunity, love the channel!

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 01:46:38 PM »
Hi Dave! I love how you give back to the community with all your marvelous dumpster finds!

I am an Electrical Engineering student (Senior) at the University of Texas at Dallas. I would love to make use of the oscilloscope in trying to start up a business designing electronic components for the automotive aftermarket. I am close to releasing my first product on my website (DJTuning.com) that uses the common esp8266 and atmega328p. A working oscilliscope would have been an immense help when setting up the timings on my custom communication protocol between the esp8266 and atmega328p. I am working on building a car from scratch and an oscilloscope would really help me out on building all of the electronics for it. (I plan on making every electronic system myself). Also my birthday was yesterday so this would be a great birthday gift.



Thankyou for considering me for the give away,
Daniel Johnson
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2017, 01:55:07 PM »
Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to win a scope. I'm sure there is a lot of that could use it. I'm trying to learn electronics, along with get my kids into the hobby.The scope would fill a void, by providing the missing tool I need to continue moving forward with circuit design and further understanding wave forms. I'm currently stuck with building my 10a power supply, there is to much noise and I cant pin point it. Im also learning electronics repair and diagnostic.
Again thank you for so much knowledge and information have a good day. 

My video:
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2017, 02:10:22 PM »
Hi :) Here’s my entry!
The first four seconds is your time. The remaining 2 minutes is my time.
Cheers, Brek.

 
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2017, 02:22:27 PM »


sorry for audio and video quality, still a newbie at videos and forum posting
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2017, 02:29:11 PM »
2 minutes are not enough!



Cheap chinese function generator mod - https://github.com/jeffersonpimenta/new-mhs5200a-12-bits

Electronic load project - https://github.com/jeffersonpimenta/Carga_Eletronica

Airsoft MOSFET - https://github.com/jeffersonpimenta/Mosfet_Airsoft
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2017, 02:35:39 PM »
Hi Dave and Dave 2,

Thank you for the chance to win this.  We are currently in the process of building our first home and will have a good size workshop/electronics Lab.  I am currently not working as I am a full-time carer for my partner who is unwell.  This means on a very tight budget and would love to get some gear to full my lab.  The only test equipment I currently have is a home made DDS Function generator a assortment of DMM's including some old analogue vintage gear.  I am also currently building my own lab power supply.  I would love any gear you can through my way.  I am getting more into digital electronics now and Arduino projects.  I have been wanting to get a decent scope for some years now, but never had the money for it.  This would really help a lot with my current and future projects.

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2017, 02:44:59 PM »
Here's my entry. I'm an empty nester who finally has the time and the means to work on some fun projects. I also enjoy producing YouTube videos in the hopes of encouraging others to give it a try. I tried to get one of those DSO 138 kits working but it is just way to flaky. I really enjoy the videos where you call BS on the EV Roadway and other stupid stuff.

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2017, 03:59:14 PM »
hello,

i am 12 year old living in Sydney Australia on the northern beaches i am very happy that you decided to do this giveaway

here is my video,



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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2017, 04:34:51 PM »
Dave,

Long time follower (Twitter and here) but only recently subscribed.

I love to design stuff, and I love competitive radio direction finding.
Since moving to Sydney, I left behind the world's best RDF community
in Melbourne, where I competed in the Asia-Pacific Champs in 2011.

I'm trying to help the local ham radio community get started building
fox transmitters and directional receivers (sniffers) and running events
with local scout groups, to get people excited about home-built gear.
I publish almost all of my designs completely free on Github or my
website.

To develop in the best DF band (144-148MHz) I need a better oscilloscope
than my 20MHz dual-trace. The Rohde and Schwarz would be perfect tool
to help me contribute!

Here's my video!



Clifford Heath.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2017, 05:25:09 PM »
Hello,

I've been waiting for an opportunity like this for a while now. I am from the US of A, and I am attempting to build my very own CNC machine. I have gathered parts from various dumpster dives, taking apart old printers and paper shredders, along with some ordered parts. The last bit that I have to figure out is the spindle motor, an AC induction motor. I have no oscilloscopes to use in order to create or modify a controller for this motor, so this raffle is perfect for this project. Thank you for your consideration, and have a wonderful day!

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2017, 05:35:07 PM »
Hi Dave, i'm 12 years old and there is no chance i can buy that oscilloscope with my pocket money, i started electronics 2-3 years ago and i finally found a chance to get an oscilloscope, an oscilloscope is like a fortune to me!! its 10 times greater than an iphone7plus!! i need an oscilloscope so much, its a great equipment for testing and measurement, oscilloscope is the meaning of the life.... i mean, the meaning of circuits! a circuit doesn't mean anything is you don't understand it, it doesn't mean anything if you can't see the waveform, the frequency, and all of those other parameters. btw i've  been watching your youtube videos for a year but i didn't use the forum alot

here is my video below


i'm sorry for poor video quality, i understand english but i don't speak very well

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2017, 06:09:10 PM »
Hi Dave,

My names Liam I am studying engineering at Griffith university in QLD. What I couldn't mention in the video due to time constraints is that I am saving money currently to start a pretty ambitious project. I am going to try build my own quad copter from scratch using the arduino platform and various sensors. Anyway in the video I show how I've been studying for exams using the arduino as a cheap and terrible O'scope and how I could use one if given the opportunity anyway if I lose the competition I guess it's because I'm from Queensland and you know we are about to beat you in the state of origin  :-DD
(At time of posting the decider match hasn't been played yet)

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2017, 06:40:05 PM »
please excuse my English I'm from Iraq and  English is not my native language.
im a huge fan of the EEVblog. keep up the good work.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2017, 07:10:30 PM »
Long time fan of the EEVBlog, first time forum user!

Just a quick write up about myself, I am an embedded system developer specializing in data communications and real-time systems. Going to school for Electrical and Computer Engineering, I have recently taken up some payload FPGA HDL design work for our physics department at WVU.

I believe I could make great use of the RTB2004 and its mixed domain abilities in the upcoming projects I have! It would be an awesome scope for me to pursue FPGA and DSP development outside of work and school and start having more fun...



Some other sound and DSP work that I do for fun on the side, http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAP8yOCg-BtZ7FfrASh_J-fpkGAjsy_Uj

Thank you for your Generosity and Consideration!

-Matt


 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2017, 07:26:41 PM »
Hello

First of all I'm sorry for my bad English and my poor filming quality as you can see I am not used to record video and I can't explaine very well what I want to say.

I am Matthias Hendrickx (16y) I live in Belgium (that explains my English) and I'm studying electronics I have just done my 4th year of electronics and I am going to my 5th year :D , now I make things with arduino such as temperature meters and controlling LCD's and more.

I would like that scope because I love electronics, it would be very handy for school project's and for the project's that i make home, now I'm making my project's all ways with arduino but I would like to start my future project's with the hardware stuff such as IC, transistors, ,... .

Your video's inspire me a lot and i learn every time from your video's.

Thanks for giving me and all of use a chance to get something from your awesome dumpster ;D  .

Greetings
Matthias from Belgium

Here's my video
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2017, 07:53:16 PM »
Hi im Jack From New Zealand here is my video I hope you like it.

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2017, 08:08:15 PM »
Hi, Dave.
I'm Jorge from Lima-Perú. Here's my registration video :D.
I'm a electronic engineering student. Here, in Perú, Scopes are really hard to find. Most of the unis, don't sell or give for "free" their scopes. Digitals are expensive too!!
As a student, an scope could help me with my uni and personal projects in the future, specially with audio. I love everything releated with audio. Thanks for this big oportunity. Hope I win.

Greetings!

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2017, 08:37:35 PM »
Hey, thanks for the opportunity. You've helped me figure some stuff out and make my projects more thoroughly engineered.

« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 08:39:22 PM by metalbox1 »
 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2017, 09:51:13 PM »
Hi Dave and Dave 2 !

Here is my quick video. (UPDATE: I have just edited my video and added a bit on the end to show a few examples of what I do to fill up the spare time).

I would like this scope for testing, repairs and comparisons for use on my own electronics based channel, to allow me better and more detailed testing options along with higher resolution, my current MSO scope is only a 100MHz, the extra bandwidth would be helpful!

I do a lot of electronics repairs in my videos, sometimes using the MSO functions, but sometimes I am limited by my scopes bandwidth and feature set, or the number of logic analyser channels. Having more testing options will allow me to go into more detail in some of my videos, which should in turn benefit the people that watch me doing this stuff. I actually purchase items especially to do repair videos on them!

I have so many projects completed (hundreds of them), or in progress (feels like hundreds of them), just look at my video back catalogue.

Thanks for the opportunity !

(updated video, Rev 2.0)

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2017, 10:14:39 PM »
[About My Self]

My name is Abhiram.
Im in Kerala, India.
Age:18
Education : 1st year BTech Computer Science [Hobby making devices which are usefull]
Email: [email protected]
Here everything is expensive. I am just a hobbyist who cant affrod a high bandwidth scope like that.
I belive opensource is the future.
You can find all my creations by searching in google - https://www.google.com/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=QjpWWfzZMYvy8Aeuu7WQAQ&gws_rd=cr#q=abhiram+shibu
Im bit both geeky and nerdy to say..

2 min not enough so key points in this video.


[Projects and Achivements]
My main projects are

1)Brushless motor controller
2)MPPT Solar change controller for cheep.
3)Li Fi [And new network stuff]

Which I have already done-

1)IOT based anywhere controlled invertor with realtime voltage and current sensing, thus total power used by a home.
2)Timer for controlling AC power to a device. we always pug in our smartphones througout night, this will safeguard it.
3)etc [many I dismantled because I needed parts.

My mission - To learn both Computer Science and Electronics and make powerfull and robust technology.

All my projects are opensource - https://github.com/abhiramshibu

Rest is in my video..

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2017, 10:23:33 PM »
Hi,
I'm embedding my entry right here below.

It was quite tricky keeping it under two minutes but I just about managed!
The background story is simplified A LOT to fit into the two minutes.

Slowly I'm getting back on my feet, so I can continue helping people in need, due to struggling economy, with free troubleshooting and repairs =)

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2017, 10:30:26 PM »
 :-BROKE
That's why we need it
We're a young hackerspace, just 2years young, about 30 members.
And growing strong, but we don't have proper scopes
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2017, 10:56:59 PM »
Here is my entry! I'm about to graduate with my masters degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and will no longer be able to use their equipment :(

I have a whole bunch of projects posted at projects.matthollands.com Cheers Daves!

« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 10:59:46 PM by MattHollands »
Read about my stuff at: projects.matthollands.com
 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2017, 11:14:17 PM »
I choose to remove my entry.

Congratulations for the future winner.   :-+
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2017, 11:28:16 PM »
Hi Dave²

This is my entry for the Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscope, Sorry about the video i'm a very nervous person.
I'm an electrons student here in Durban South Africa, I'm 20 and electronics has always been one of my passions.
Bit on a tight budget at the moment i can only work so much. Most of the stuff i have collected has either been given to me
or salvaged.
Winning an oscilloscope would really help with my home projects, i have some any ideas but i don't have the tools, I've
been using my multi meter to view duty cycles and frequency when playing with SMP's.

Thank you for this chance to win.
Dylan

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2017, 11:44:17 PM »
Hi Dave...

Here is my video for the giveaway... ;) 



Best luck to everyone!!!
Keep up the good work Dave and have a nice day...
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2017, 11:54:52 PM »
Hi Dave, Dave2 and the EEVBlog.
My name is Gauthier Herbert. I am 15 years old and I live in Belgium.
I am studying electronics and I really like your video's. ;D
I would really love to have this oscilloscope so I can learn more electronics.
Thank you for all of these awesome video's. :-+

(15 July is my birthday   ;D ;))

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2017, 12:16:42 AM »
Sorry for the shakey voice, I have zero oratory skills hopefully I didn't mumble too bad. Good luck everyone :)


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« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2017, 02:12:46 AM »
My entry video for the oscilloscope.

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2017, 02:14:45 AM »
Hi Dave, hello to all EEVBlog members.

I'm Iuliu, from UK I'm a electronic repairs technician. I made this video to show my test equipment, including my 50Mghz scope, and i could use your nice giveaway scope in my home lab for troubleshooting the laptops digital pcb's,  chasing for faulty signals (going to rabbit hole with proper guns) in an eficient way using all of those 4 inputs and the use of logic analyzer which for debuging it's one of the most requested tasks . An oscilloscope would really help with my  projects but i don't have the tools to rich those high speds measurments  ,im using PIC microcontrolers and need the check signals at the outputs of it to make sure it does what it's designed to do .
I do reverse engenering for many electronic devices and most of the time a fine scope like Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004  with put me in a 7th haven on haking the devices , especialy this day the manufacturer doesn't release the schematics.
Cheers Dave,Dave II  !
Best luck to everyone !
Please check my video  :)


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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2017, 02:36:15 AM »
Hi, I am almost never on this forums but do regularly watch vblog videos, greetings from Croatia. its very weird to record yourself while talking  :blah:
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2017, 02:43:30 AM »
Hello Dev, my name is Damo. I run a Laptop Service Centre at the heart of city Kathmandu. The April 2015 devastating earth quake took many lives and business here in this city. After couple of years the business is slowly catching up. I have a CRO Aplab 15 Mhz but this nanalog scope is too premitive to handle the signals of advance laptops and Notebooks. I am sorry that video was just over a minute. But after I load it to Youtube it still got shorter, but the theme remais that i need a better Ocilloscope.

                         I am not in a position to afford a digital Oscilloscope the reason I am writing this to Dev.
Thanks to you Dev and your team.
Damo, Kathmandu.

 
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2017, 03:03:48 AM »
I couldn't get it under 2mins.  Still fun, May have inspired me to start a channel. 

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2017, 03:05:42 AM »
Hi Dave et al.
many thanks for this opportunity, we do appreciate this.  :)
Please see my video here:




Thanks. Your channel is great. Good luck.
Ramin
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2017, 03:38:52 AM »
Hi all,

I am Thomas, as 23 year old Computer Science student from the Netherlands. My vid is below (sorry was quiet nervous and had to give the camera back to my friend haha).
Anyway, I love working on electronic projects when I am not busy studying. Have been working on a project that is in desperate need of a scope, but it is way too expensive for me.
But I am sure that some people here are in much greater need of such a good scope.



Love your stuff Dave! Bye!

Edit:
And yes: I did clean up a bit before posting this video. This is also where I study so I make sure everything is pretty neat most of the time (and also my bedroom) ;-)
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2017, 04:03:41 AM »
Hello, Dave! :) :)
I can"t get it to work here so there are videos on my YT channel, PLS check it out. I tried many timers to work on this blog. Maybe my effort will pay back. Sorry for dots on film but I have fucked up phone pretty badly. LOVE YOUR VIDEOS AND CHANNEL!!Buczix
P.S. that account is for videos like this. I watch you and like on my other account (Maciej Buczak)
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« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2017, 04:36:25 AM »
Hi Dave,

Thanks for this generous opportunity. I hope watching all these videos will bring you as much joy as we get from watching yours ;)

Till the next mailbag monday!

Cheers,
Simon


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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2017, 05:01:48 AM »
Hi Dave, I welcome all from Ukraine, Dnipro!!

it's me!



My laboratory



My website with open projects

http://catcatcat.d-lan.dp.ua/

My channel on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/ChCatcatcat


 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2017, 05:09:42 AM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Nicky, i am a 26 years old freshly graduated with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. I am a DIY'er , RC hobbyist and tinkerer. I've been putting off the purchase of a scope for quite some time now, and this is a great opportunity to participate in this giveaway. My next project will be a battery powered BLDC drive for models and robots, which i am eager to work on with a trusty-crusty oscilloscope. You can find my video down below.

Thanks,
Nicky

 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2017, 05:27:43 AM »
Hi everyone!

The mixed-signal capability of this oscilloscope will be of great help in my current project, which will be my final university project in 2018!

P.D: Video is a little bit wobbly and my English is terrible hahaha.

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« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2017, 07:29:27 AM »


Updated

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2017, 08:09:30 AM »
Hello Dave, I use to make projects which are open source. I would like to make more advanced ECG holter, and even make one EEG.
I will be very thankful if I could my own oscilloscope, that one you want giveaway is for lifetime good scope :)
Thank you :)

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2017, 09:32:32 AM »
Hi Dave,
So why should I win? I have no idea, but here I go. I have completed my advance degree in Power Systems, minoring In Power Electronics. I left school with a large debt and a family to provide for, while this does not say why I should be chosen, it leads to my second paragraph.
I would like to repair the equipments in my video so I can start sharing my knowledge as you do through youtube channel. With this scope I would be able to troubleshoot and repair these equipment aiding aspiring engineers to do the same. I would also be able to share my knowledge of Power Electronics through design projects in the future. Giving back to the same cause; aiding others in their pursuit of knowledge thus empowering them.
Thank you.




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« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2017, 11:12:15 AM »
Holy crap that so cool that you posted right after me I'm literally just like you I have aspergers and have torn apart many a things in much the same manner including physics concepts
There is so much info I'm DroooooooolING all over it
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2017, 12:56:07 PM »
Hi I am Damo from Kathmandu, Nepal. The devastating earthquake of April 2015 has destroyed a lot life and business here.
After nearly a couple of years the business looks changing for a good. I have got a Aplab 15 Mhz CRT scope but its just not fitting
to my kind of Laptop Repair Job. So I am writing this to EEblog Dev. I am 55 plus and I am ok with my repair job, just a good
digital scope is what I need.The video was over a minute but reduced to about 50 sec after I upload to Youtube I am sorry for that.

Thank you DEV and your team.
I wish the most deserved should get it.
73's Damo 9N7MS

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2017, 01:05:43 PM »
Hello Dev,

                     can't see my posting for the giveaway. Did you received my video ?
                     Just replay. I could not change the video fron MP4 to MP3 so I just
                     attachec the Youtube link url.
                     Thank you,
                     Damoder
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2017, 01:45:20 PM »
Hi Dave,
Please find 2 minute youtube clip link as requested
The reason i have posted is because i have a DSO138 Oscilloscope kit having trouble getting it together. as i have an neurological disorder.
But i would like to find out how to use an oscilloscope.

My other interests are 8 bit computers and z80 cpu.
https://www.tindie.com/products/Semachthemonkey/rc2014-mini-single-board-z80-computer-kit/


Thank you for your time.


From
Conrad Larsen



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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2017, 02:39:40 PM »
Hi there!

I'm Matt and a seriously long time EEVBlog viewer (and Signal Path :D) and I've dreamed of owning a scope since I was 7 which is when I entered the electronics game!. But I've really needed one since I started uni and interning.
I borrowed a Saleae Logic Pro 8 over the weekend and oh boy is it a gamechanger. Usually debugging and figuring out what's going on involves a lot of re-configuring on breadboard or if it (unfortunately) gets to the stage I show in the video, it involves desoldering and replacing parts while trying to isolate nodes from eachother to troubleshoot and identify/rectify the issue. It's problematic to figure out what's going on on a soldered PCB and a scope would be great, just the analogue +-10V on this logic analyser has been helpful but I won't have it come Monday.

In my interning role things have gotten very digital and whipping out the logic analyser at work is like summoning a demigod to my side. The things are miles out of my price range at this stage (at least for the frequencies and channels I'm after), as they are for pretty much every non-professional. You have to imagine that at home, where I'm most often doing four hours sometimes up to eight, of work each night, I'm brick-walled by most things that could have gone wrong at the PCB/breadboard level without something to get in there. The stuff Shahriar is involved with, although he keeps it a bit ambiguous, is what I expect to be doing in a few years time. This is what I specialised in for the whole of my study (microwave, applied electromagnetics and the like). Realising that 300MHz doesn't begin to get into that area, that's not what I want it for it's for everything else and if I ever get to be a hobbiest again... GHz scopes are a bit over the top and I won't ever be looking at them, but I have reached a point where I have had to start saving properly to be able to drop a fat cheque on an mso with 4/16 channels or if not then a 4 channel one and a higher end logic analyser that doesn't max out at two samples when scoping the clock source to an mcu or not even let me see what has complex features causing transient distortion of a CAN trying to recover to recessive.

Anyway, here's the video. Apologies for my monotonous voice, I get pretty shaky/nervous on camera :|

Edit: Okay I made it 2 minutes now



Also since you'll most likely be reading this, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for the interest you bring to this field Dave! Often we're looked at as the nerdiest people of the world and you make it seem so fun and interesting to outsiders, I really think you do the faculty of electrical engineering a huge service!
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2017, 02:46:17 PM »
Hi Dave,

I wish I could have magics dumpster like yours here in Paris! :P

Anyways thanks you for this amazing opportunity.

 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2017, 04:38:33 PM »
Hi Dave and David,

My name is Devin Black.  I am 16 years old and live in California and love electronics and engineering and plan to study it when I go to college in a year or so.  In my video I show you a quick tour of my workbench and show my current oscilloscope.  It is a EICO model 460 which I got for insanely cheap on craigslist because it's more than 50 years old.  It is an analog tube scope and it's not the best for detailed probing, which is why I am entering this contest.  I work 2 jobs and have been trying to save up for even a really cheap digital one for a few years now, but with college around the corner and needing a car I haven't been able to get one.  This is an awesome opportunity and I thank you for reviewing my entry.

Devin Black

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2017, 09:49:25 PM »
Hi Guys.
I'm a 33 year old software product designer by day, electronics hobbyist by night. I've been studying electronics for last few years on my own and have religiously watched the EEVBlog videos for a long time now. I'm starting to design and build a precision Ammeter, Voltmeter and Ohmmeter. However with the equipment that I currently use to measure performance consist of some cheap aliexpress multimeter and oscilloscopes that hardly cut the mustard.  :-BROKE

I started my own Youtube Channel a few months ago (thanks Dave, you have inspired me! :-DMM ) and its called Brainpowered Electronics (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtUcgFWvhZbknS5LxvfbMrw).

The project i'm currently working on is in the video below:


 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2017, 12:50:10 AM »
Hi. Here is Aldo from Italy. Thanks for this opportunity to become a youtuber!  :)


 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2017, 01:11:04 AM »
Hi Daithi’s (the Irish for David, the last pagan king of Ireland)
I am 54 and have taken up electronics in the last two years.
Most of my projects have been from Youtubers like yourself, Big Clive and Julian Ilett who have recently got new scopes.
I don’t like the sound of my own voice so I’ll video my setup and some projects.
I could not get the video to upload so it here and the power supply I built.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGglHenN00g&feature=youtu.be

Thanks a million.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2017, 01:25:22 AM »
Hi Dave & Dave2,

My name is Ashok, a newbie on this forum and hail from Bengaluru, India. I am into electronics since I was 15yrs old. I began with learning analog electronics via vocational course for repairing TV, music systems, etc and later computers, digital electronics and computer networking. I still remember opening up a sanyo 2-way cassette walkman of my uncle and he going furious seeing me do that without his approval, later I fixed it back and all ended well. Infact he gifted it to me and I still have it :)

I was creative and over active since my childhood and my dad used to enroll me into various activities such as electronics, aeromodelling, music, roller skating, cycling etc and it was really wonderful of him to do that. I miss him!

Sorry to mix up my intro also in this post as it is my first post in this forum. I found out this forum when I was seeking help to make my 4-button multi-chemistry battery charger (used in RC crafts) USB capable. I wanted to test & used old recycled/reused laptop batteries (18650's) for my further experiments with power storage, intending to be used in UPS, EV's etc. I found our your forum EEV, initially I thought it was an Electric Vehicle blog, but when I browsed in I found it was from your youtube channel that I follow. Got myself registered and found that you had a giveaway of an wonderful oscilloscope, so thought I would give my try to have it on my workspace. Fingers crossed!

I am an electronics & telecommunication student, yes an elderly student and it is a cheaper course to enroll as it is a distance education and I didn't have to shell out huge bucks for enrolling and pursuing it. As a tinkerer of electronics and tech, I do make a living installing electronic safety, security systems and solar systems (PV). I happen to own a tiny/micro commercial vehicle that runs on diesel, which is slow and expensive to run and maintain. My first choice and thought was to convert into an electric vehicle using my knowledge in electronics & RC flying. All modern aeromodels & drones (as we commonly call it these days) are powered with powerful (yet potentially dangerous) lithium batteries, with electronic speedcontrollers for the BLDC motors that runs a propeller or a turbine. Making it on a larger scale is tedious, expensive, but would be worthy in the long run.

My life was turning boring with the regular routine work, and a challenge as this was enough me to accept it and then the journey began to collect all the information from the internet and outernet. My biggest hurdle is my own principles, to preserve or minimize the damage to the environment in the process of doing it just living my life. So the recycling of lithium batteries, or any batteries for that matter was my first priority, but to understand I had to start working on it. So I got a few scrapped laptop batteries and opened them to retrieve the cells that could probably be re-used in my project. To have a oscilloscope might sound too far from my requirement, but without one I have stumbled and given up many times of such challenges. So with or without this giveaway, I need to get hold of one to start with, as I will have design my own bldc motor controllers, battery chargers to make it economically viable and scalable in the future if there is a good market for it.

Well I can go on and on, but let me preserve my time and yours so we can do more and talk only that is necessary.

Thank again for the opportunity, and let the deserved win it!
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2017, 02:45:51 AM »
Hi David, Hi Folks
A short intro about me. I'm electronic tech. I no have lab on my home.  I'm jobless and I try a build my own home lab.
This is my contest video



Sorry about no sound of video and my bad English.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2017, 05:04:24 AM »
Hello,

here is the video of "me".
It is without words since my English would be an expectation for your ears.
I prefer the soldering iron in the hand and not the cut program, as one notes on the video.
So an R&S would already be nice then I would have more possibilities with many devices.
I wish i had a dumpster like yours  :-





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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2017, 05:06:20 AM »
Cheers guys!

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2017, 07:36:42 AM »
Thanks for everything Dave. For those of us coming from software and who are self taught your videos are beyond helpful.

Check out my GitHub Page for some projects I have been working on, including Arduino 101 and ESP8266.

https://github.com/objectsyndicate

Here is my workbench showing my current hardware,



I want to move to full PCBA design. Here is the current board I am working on (I know I have some ways to go)



I don't want to say exactly which sensors, but I am sure an observant person can figure it out.

I am basically getting to the point where my 1970s o-scope and the DSO aren't cutting it.

(if anyone notices any glaring issues with my PCB please let me know)

Thanks again!
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2017, 09:35:49 AM »
Hello All,

I will update this posting monday, with a 2 minute video showing the project I'm currently working on with my roommate and why we really need this scope!  My roommate and I are 27-26 respectively, we met working at Tesla motors working on Model X and me mostly Model 3, a soon to be amazing car! We applied in our spare time for a NSF grant regarding V2X communication and where award a NSF SBIR grant to study vehicle to infrastructure. We have almost finished the grant and will be published a few paper on our findings and why we believe that AV will make the need for DSRC radios on vehicles unnecessary. We have been renting a Agilent scope for $390 per month because we are unable to afford a scope at the time and returned it yesterday because we are running low on funds. We are looking to take our technology to market in the next 4-5 months and will be needing to buy a scope, we recently demod  this exact Rode and Schwarz scope also picked up by a sales rep yesterday. We are looking to spend about $6000 in the next month on this very scope, and because we are currently book strapping this is a very difficult purchase. I will not be home until Monday, but expect a nice video to showing the two PCBA we have developed for IOT and V2X solutions. I'm a recent graduate with a degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, we are looking to take the information we are collecting with V2I and create the most accurate and detailed model to optimize traffic flow.

Check out or company at www.SinWaves.com

Best, Nicholas Johnson
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2017, 02:10:42 PM »
Here's my submission. I would have purchased a scope myself, but I spent my entire fortune investing in ubeam and solar highways :palm: :bullshit: |O .

Warning: capacitors were harmed in the making of this video. Don't worry, they were made in Shitzen, China.



I've also attached the latest schematics for my ADC project, for those who are interested.
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2017, 02:13:34 PM »
Here is my entry to the RTB2004 Oscilloscope giveway. My name is Charles, and my amateur radio callsign is KD5TKR. I am from West Texas, and I have been breaking and fixing electronics since 1984, when I was seven years old. I currently have a modest workbench, with some older oscilloscopes from the 1970s and 1980s, and I also have a logic analyzer from the 1980s. Recently, I started a YouTube channel, called Bootstrap Workbench, that focuses on repairing and using vintage test equipment, vintage computers, amateur radio equipment and more. Please check out my channel and my entry video. http://www.youtube.com/c/BootstrapWorkbench

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2017, 04:18:10 PM »

I was only watching EEVBlog videos a few days back looking for advice on a scope. After watching I decided that they were out of my price range for the moment. One day later your competition video came up. Creepy   :o

Anyway here is my entry with a sample of a few of my projects both complete and in progress.

Good Luck to all the contestants.

Andy


 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #70 on: July 02, 2017, 10:06:57 PM »
Hi Dave & Dave,

Great idea for a comp, here is my entry ... there isn't a whole lot to tell really  ;)

- George

 
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« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2017, 01:26:31 AM »
the Lab  yes I do know were everything is.  if I polled it all out for the video, I would be waist-deep in components.
only some of the projects are here, as others are part of the house, cctv related' so can not show.
Hobby of evil genius      basic knowledge of electronics
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #72 on: July 03, 2017, 06:14:36 AM »
Hello Dave!

I made a channel introduction / workbench tour video yesterday. Seeing your giveaway video prompted me to make another video.
I've only just started out in electronics but I plan on doing much more. Also created a YouTube channel (RiCor Tech) to share what I do with the world. Currently this only consists of a Tron Legacy Identity Disc replica but I plan on doing much more in the future.
Thank your for everything that you have shared on you channel!

Since I am still starting out at this point gear like this would be  absolutely awesome to have. More then anything it would be for me to grow further and to be able to do more with electronics.
Even if I would have to pay duty for it i'd have a wicked piece of equipment that I can't afford to pay full price for ;)

So here goes:
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Making is fulfilling :)
Do, fail, learn, repeat, succeed!
 

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« Reply #73 on: July 03, 2017, 01:19:53 PM »
Hello Dave!
I have needed a scope for a while now, and a project of mine has been lying on my desk for almost 3 months for that reason. This scope would also help me fix some old electronics which seem to keep coming into my possession. It would also be very useful down the line in high school and even in college, as my projects become more complex. Electronic engineering has always been an interest of mine because my dad was one. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to all the other people who have entered!
Here is my entry:
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2017, 03:23:56 PM »
Hello Dave,
 I would very much like this scope, and without question believe I'm the best candidate for receiving such a great instrument! I won't be redundant to the below video, so let me add some more great reasons why I need this scope. I left Tesla motors making the best electric cars to solve a more difficult problem and have been bootstrapping and struggling like crazy to get boards working with minimal instruments. We use a USB scope and rent scopes when they are needed. I'm not just a hobbiest, electrical engineering is my life, and I have wanted a great scope for a long time, the cost has just been an inhibiting factor.

I have been doing the circuit design and PCB layout for the company and have used scoped at all my jobs working on real products that ship to real people, to I hope make their lives better. It sounds cliché, but my favorite part of engineering anything is struggling through all the little problems that go into making a product that I hope will make someone's life better. When I was in college I could use the lab anytime after begging the dean to grant me 24 hr access to labs, I then worked at a small electrical engineering firm of 4 EE's who make products for people all over the world, where I had keys to use the equipment anytime. At Tesla it was the same story, it has only been the last 6 months working for my own company that my access to great equipment has stopped.

To learn more about my current project check us out at  www.SinWaves.com. We have been working hard with any tools we can afford, and I'm not going to lie have had to pray things work as the simulations, because we have been unable to really test everything. This scope would save us a large sum of money right now, and help use focus on the products. We are working under a NSF grant and can't buy any test equipment with the grant money, so we have been renting as needed, batching test to make the most of the equipment, we realize this is not sustainable.

I plead to you that you pick mw, as you seem to have so much test equipment and we have so little, you would be helping two budding engineers grow or lab, and as we grow help others we hire, you would be giving this scope to a group not an individual, and helping create products that are more than just hobbyist projects but dreams. We look to solve real world problems using software and technology and have been saving to buy a scope, but if we can use that money of a PCBA run or manufacturing it would be all the better! I won't say that others don't need the scope, but few need the scope as bad as us! Thank you for reading my rant and I hope to see you email saying we have the right vibe. Please help grow our prototype lab and make our dream of building a company from our garage in silicon valley a reality.



Best,
Nicholas

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« Reply #75 on: July 03, 2017, 04:14:02 PM »
Hi all.

Here's my entry for the scope giveaway.



Good luck with the judging Daves.

To all contestants:
 

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« Reply #76 on: July 04, 2017, 12:26:58 AM »
Hi Dave.

Thanks for your awesome blog. I'm rather new to electronics, but I'll give it a go anyway. Here's my entry:



 
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« Reply #77 on: July 04, 2017, 07:46:59 AM »
Hello Dave,

We are two young Electronic Engineers with the passion about electronics.
As you can see we don't like too much to use commercial boards, because we can make our own boards.  ;D
About one month ago, our WELEC oscilloscope suddenly stopped working. We cannot effort a new one, so some times we used the one at work but it wasn't convenient for our home projects.
This is a nice opportunity for us, we can take care of the oscilloscope if we will have it. 
Here is our short video in the following link, please watch it especially the last 30 seconds:


The following link is our debug board project on hackaday,
https://hackaday.io/project/22129-debug-board#menu-description

Best regards,
Atika, Saimon
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« Reply #78 on: July 04, 2017, 04:16:47 PM »
Hi Dave. This is my video clip. It shows why I need the scope :)



Greetings from Munich, Germany.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2017, 04:23:20 PM by cyberfuzzy »
 
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« Reply #79 on: July 05, 2017, 01:13:30 AM »
Hi, Dave. Thank you for the giveaway.  :-+

This is my entry video:


There is not too much to say for only 2 minutes. Anyway. It was easy before. Most of the electronics have been made with analogue circuitry with opamps, tubes, transistors, class AB or H amplifiers, linear power supplies... These days most of the devices I have repaired have digital parts - a switching power supply, DSPs, USB capabilities etc..
I trust to my intuition and experience to fix them. With up to 30Mhz scope I'm blind in this digital world. So a modern digital scope is a must be on the bench. If I win it I will use it almost every day for my work.


Good luck everyone and thanks for the giveaway :)

EDIT:
This is the website with the devices I make http://n-audio.net/


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« Reply #80 on: July 05, 2017, 03:17:48 AM »
Hello everybody, Spanish viewer here... please forgive mi thick accent ;)

this is my entry for the contest:



I'm pretty sure if the scope could choose, it would choose this home! hahaha  :-+

Thanks again for such great videos and this amazing platform to Dave an all the cohort!

Regards,
Pedro.
 
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« Reply #81 on: July 06, 2017, 07:20:30 AM »
Hi Dave

Here is my entry for the giveaway:

Second of all. I am a student of general electrics and as all other students very poor as a result. There fore giveaways come in extremely handy.  :-BROKE

Last but not least i will use this opportunity to thank you for years of entertaining videos. They have been very inspiring.  :blah:

Best regards Tummas
 

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« Reply #82 on: July 06, 2017, 12:36:21 PM »
Dave;
Here's my video as to why I think I'm the most appropriate person for that lovely Rohde & Schwarz Scope...

 

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« Reply #83 on: July 06, 2017, 10:10:04 PM »
Hello, I am András from Hungary. This is my entry film for the Scope giveaway.



General information on my project:
https://funcpu.blogspot.hu/p/funcpu-7-bit-homebrew-cpu-designed-to.html

3 minute video on the FunCPU V1 in action:
 

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« Reply #84 on: July 07, 2017, 02:55:56 AM »
Hello Everyone,
my Name is Jakob, I'm 16 years old and live in Germany. This is not only my entry for the competition but also my first post on the forum.



Our group relies heavily on donations and this scope would really help us out a lot.
Thank you very much Dave for not only hosting this giveaway but also for making all the awesome videos. I'm really enjoying them and especially the "fundamentals friday" series.
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« Reply #85 on: July 07, 2017, 05:50:38 AM »
Hey folks. I don't want to waste your time by writing to much about myself so i will write nothing here. See?, no text at all just the video.

 

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« Reply #86 on: July 08, 2017, 06:25:25 AM »
Greetings from Austria  8) (not Australia),

Here is my entry!
I tried to do it the funny way :-)
It would be a really nice gear spezial the mixed signal capability is very useful for me... and it would be my first "real" Oscilloscope I own!



Links to the Project mentions in the Video:

2.5W laser build:

1k RGB led matric with HDMI input:
A lot of ESP8226 projects:
pattern generator:
door lock:
  • I'm building it with a friend and cannot release any information yet
voyage 200 display repair:

Cheers, Patrick
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« Reply #87 on: July 08, 2017, 11:15:29 AM »
Hi Dave and David, Hi everyone,

that's my entry! Thank you for this great giveaway contest!

 

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« Reply #88 on: July 08, 2017, 09:23:50 PM »
Hi Dave,
I am 18yo student of secondary school of electrical engineering. Only measuring tool I have is multimeter and cheap oscilloscope kit, which is broken nowadays. Proper oscilloscope is too expensive for my budget and as we know, life without an oscilloscope is not a true life. :D Thanks for the possibility for getting one.

Video:


PS: Please excuse low quality and no audio in the video
 

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« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2017, 04:15:12 AM »
Hi there!
I'm Giacomo, and I'm a 19yo EE university student ad Politecnico di Milano in Italy.
Here's the last year school project I did (damn I had to write it in italian because of my teachers):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxPutMAz5DjgREw4RDNkQnpycG8

And this is the v1 version of the spring reverb I made for a friend (the board at the right is my school project)



Lastly, my entry:


Good luck to all of you guys :)
 

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« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2017, 08:44:26 AM »
Greetings all,

Here's my entry for the contest.
Best of luck to all who have entered!

 

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« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2017, 09:12:11 AM »
Hello Everybody,

Here is my contest entry for the drawing of the RTB2004. After doing just a 2 minute video, one gets a better appreciation for all the work that goes into them. Thanks again for the +1000 Dave!

My video is here:

Thanks for the chance at this great scope! Good luck to all the entrants!

-Steve Case
 
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« Reply #92 on: July 11, 2017, 04:04:37 AM »
Hi friends !

I am amused by the creativity of all the other videos on this scope entry  :-D
Thank you so much to Dave and to all people who make this website wonderful !

Story behind the video :

I actually got some oscilloscopes from local dumpters, however, one of them is faulty... the story begins...
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Here is my video,



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Hopefully you would like it :-)

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« Reply #93 on: July 11, 2017, 04:50:32 AM »
Hi all,

we're a group of students from Italy. First of all we want to thank you Dave for all yours videos, they are really helpfull!

We recently started a channel on YouTube just to make useful tutorials and comments stuff like you! Keep on the good work!

We also did a video for this giweaway! We hope you'll appreciate it!

 

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« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2017, 06:45:39 AM »
hello all !

who plays wins i guess.

 

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« Reply #95 on: July 12, 2017, 09:49:17 AM »
Hi Dave and David!

I won't say more here as I think I've given you 'my vibe' in the vid.  I would have loved to go into more detail about our projects, but two minutes sure isn't long!

Cheers guys :)

The mighty vid: 

Edit: for those who saw what video I accidentally posted first... I have no shame!
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 01:00:48 PM by jm0112 »
 

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« Reply #96 on: July 13, 2017, 01:47:17 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm a student at Faculty of Electrical Engineering (http://www.fer.unizg.hr/en) pursuing Master Degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering.
I desperately need to build My own lab with signal generator, scope in range 5ns rise time, 100MSPS logic analyzer.
I wasn't taking some projects involving ultrasound because I don't have equipment.
I've looking at some cost effective solutions, ether really cheap or great value for the price. One of them was Rohde&Schwarz HMO1072, HMO1102, but out of my price range :-/. Ten something more affordable and cost effective like Analog Discovery, Some PicoTech products, RedPitaya, and so on. It's realy hard to get affordable digital scope (except Rigol 1052E, which has it's own drawbacks).

Thank you for the chance to win this great scope!

Here is My video (sorry for the bad English speaking):
 

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« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2017, 01:49:40 AM »
Hi Dave, greetings :)
Tried to keep it within 2 mins hopefully 2:30 is ok? took me bloody 20 attempts to squeeze all I have to say in this short vid :)
Tom
 

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« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2017, 03:12:18 AM »
Hi Dave,

Our awesome lab would love to take great care of that scope!



 
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« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2017, 04:02:12 AM »
Hi Dave and David,

First post and yet another beginner joining the competition :)

Please see below for my submission and the DAB+ adapter project:
 

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« Reply #100 on: July 13, 2017, 05:02:40 AM »
This is my participation in the giveaway. I am 20 years old, studying electrical engineering and computer science in Greece. In this video, I show you some of my projects I've worked on (bike light, Digital variable voltage regulator, EEPROM programmer, 8-bit computer) I am also working on wireless communication between Arduinos in order to make an external sensor for my Smart Home weather station where I will also use/need a good oscilloscope to analyse the signals and debug my circuits. I hope you liked my lab and be reassured that this oscilloscope will be in good use in my lab.
 

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« Reply #101 on: July 13, 2017, 12:15:42 PM »
Dear Dave,

Hello, I am Vivek Mathema from Thailand, I have been your regular viewer in EEVBLOG. I am currently doing a research in cancer cell and I would love to study the use of per-defined electrical pulses on cancer cells.  Professionally, I am not electrical engineer and my budget is very limited but with my deep enthusiasm towards electronics I do manage to make a few electronic gadgets whenever possible.

As a student, I cannot afford to buy even an entry level oscilloscope because anything over 100 us$ is out of my reach. In desperation, I did one tried once to utilize cheap DSO138 Oscilloscope kit, but it didn’t work well and I couldn’t figure out what’s wrong. Finally, I made an Arduino-based Poor man’s oscilloscope which has very limited functionality. Basically, It’s a portable oscilloscope powered by arduino uno with a touch screen, a built-in Li-Pol cell, a Li-Pol charger circuit, a voltage booster and a voltage divider module which allows me to measure up to 25 volts of DC input as opposed to traditional 5 volt limit in most Arduinos. However, anything above 1 KHz signal it’s very difficult and virtually impossible to measure with any clarity and precision. I was planning to make a gadget (in a crude terms) which would read a sensor measurement (e.g. CO2 gas level) from a cell culture and feed-in appropriate pulse of square wave signal as output and study the effect of the Pulse on cell growth by later measuring viability. However, I am quite stuck in my project as I do not have Oscilloscope (or funding to buy one) to measure quality of my output signal so I cannot adjust my signal as well. I do plan to use amplifier ICs/circuit to amplify output pulse strength on the output once I have oscilloscope. In Thailand, we don’t even have eBAY so that I could not buy a cheap second hand Oscilloscope as well.
========

Here’s a quick 2 min Video I made: (Main Video for the GIVEAWAY)

Youtube link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDLq8SHWdRQ] [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDLq8SHWdRQ[/url]

(Sorry that I had to speak fast to limit video within 2 min and the quality of video is not very good)

I do had attached few pictures of my oscilloscope and prototype gadget too. please check it out


======
As you calmed, EEVBLOG is for anyone from a Professional in electronics to a Hobbyist like me, I hope I do have a chance to make my dream come true by winning this GIVEAWAY…Honestly, it means a lot to me.

Even though, I lack any funding and I am struggling myself for a living, I do love to contribute something to the internet and to others like me. In this quest, I do have barely managed to register myself in Google Play Store and made Software related to Graphs, Waves and also a crude Arbitrary Sine wave Generator for Android Mobile devices. I have given it for FREE (Absolutely NO adds, NO any in-apps purchases) to everyone. I did manage to check the quality of my software output tone/wave on few devices but It would be nice if I had my own nice oscilloscope to check the arbitrary waveform. I would gladly make more advance and accurate software (freeware)in future if I had access to my own Oscilloscope. Hence, in this context, your Giveaway would be a great asset for me.

Here is the youtube link of my crude Arbitrary Signal generator App
========
VIDEO LINK ( extra video regarding the software, optional )
Link:

MX Arbitrary Wave Generator (Google Play store)

Google Play store App link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MXArbigen.www&hl=en

I do had attached a picture of my app screenshot too. please check it out

========
In addition, I have also acknowledged you (with all your web links) and others as my inspiration for my arbitrary waveform software development.

Dear Dave, I am willing to accept all your terms and conditions for the GIVEAWAY, and I recently came to know that there is no any restriction on the import of the parcel (including Oscilloscope) from Australia to Thailand.

Hope, you take interest on my sincere and honest request.

Thank you Dave & EEVBLOG community.

(^___^)


 
 

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« Reply #102 on: July 13, 2017, 12:21:15 PM »
Dear Dave,

Hello, I am Vivek Mathema from Thailand, I have been your regular viewer in EEVBLOG. I am currently doing a research in cancer cell and I would love to study the use of per-defined electrical pulses on cancer cells.  Professionally, I am not electrical engineer and my budget is very limited but with my deep enthusiasm towards electronics I do manage to make a few electronic gadgets whenever possible.

As a student, I cannot afford to buy even an entry level oscilloscope because anything over 100 us$ is out of my reach. In desperation, I did one tried once to utilize cheap DSO138 Oscilloscope kit, but it didn’t work well and I couldn’t figure out what’s wrong. Finally, I made an Arduino-based Poor man’s oscilloscope which has very limited functionality. Basically, It’s a portable oscilloscope powered by arduino uno with a touch screen, a built-in Li-Pol cell, a Li-Pol charger circuit, a voltage booster and a voltage divider module which allows me to measure up to 25 volts of DC input as opposed to traditional 5 volt limit in most Arduinos. However, anything above 1 KHz signal it’s very difficult and virtually impossible to measure with any clarity and precision. I was planning to make a gadget (in a crude terms) which would read a sensor measurement (e.g. CO2 gas level) from a cell culture and feed-in appropriate pulse of square wave signal as output and study the effect of the Pulse on cell growth by later measuring viability. However, I am quite stuck in my project as I do not have Oscilloscope (or funding to buy one) to measure quality of my output signal so I cannot adjust my signal as well. I do plan to use amplifier ICs/circuit to amplify output pulse strength on the output once I have oscilloscope. In Thailand, we don’t even have eBAY so that I could not buy a cheap second hand Oscilloscope as well.
========

Here’s a quick 2 min Video I made: (Main Video for the GIVEAWAY)

Youtube link:   
(Sorry that I had to speak fast to limit video within 2 min and the quality of video is not very good)

I do had attached few pictures of my oscilloscope and prototype gadget too. please check it out


======
As you calmed, EEVBLOG is for anyone from a Professional in electronics to a Hobbyist like me, I hope I do have a chance to make my dream come true by winning this GIVEAWAY…Honestly, it means a lot to me.

Even though, I lack any funding and I am struggling myself for a living, I do love to contribute something to the internet and to others like me. In this quest, I do have barely managed to register myself in Google Play Store and made Software related to Graphs, Waves and also a crude Arbitrary Sine wave Generator for Android Mobile devices. I have given it for FREE (Absolutely NO adds, NO any in-apps purchases) to everyone. I did manage to check the quality of my software output tone/wave on few devices but It would be nice if I had my own nice oscilloscope to check the arbitrary waveform. I would gladly make more advance and accurate software (freeware)in future if I had access to my own Oscilloscope. Hence, in this context, your Giveaway would be a great asset for me.

Here is the youtube link of my crude Arbitrary Signal generator App
========
VIDEO LINK ( extra video regarding the software, optional )
Link:

MX Arbitrary Wave Generator (Google Play store)

Google Play store App link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MXArbigen.www&hl=en

I do had attached a picture of my app screenshot too. please check it out

========
In addition, I have also acknowledged you (with all your web links) and others as my inspiration for my arbitrary waveform software development.

Dear Dave, I am willing to accept all your terms and conditions for the GIVEAWAY, and I recently came to know that there is no any restriction on the import of the parcel (including Oscilloscope) from Australia to Thailand.

Hope, you take interest on my sincere and honest request.

Thank you Dave & EEVBLOG community.

(^___^)
 

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« Reply #103 on: July 13, 2017, 02:24:19 PM »
Hi Dave - My son asked me to build a robot so we've been learning electronics together.  It's been a great learning experience and good father/son time.  I hope you like the video we made!  He doesn't quite understand what an oscilloscope does yet but maybe he'll learn :)

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« Reply #104 on: July 13, 2017, 03:28:57 PM »
hello dave and dave2 , from here in argentine its pretty hard to get that equiment so i think u understand how hard for me was getting
This is my participation in the giveaway.



sorry youtube dont like my original video

good luck and best wishes .

haha

https://youtu.be/f-77xulkB_U?t=38s
 

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« Reply #105 on: July 13, 2017, 09:28:11 PM »
Hello Dave and David,

High school student here from Croatia, hope you enjoy the video.
(Apologies for the shaky camera, had auto-stabilization off)

 

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« Reply #106 on: July 13, 2017, 10:23:46 PM »
I would love to get my hands on this scope, it would help with my projects and channel immensely,
We have one at work and its a really gone one, but its being used all the time so I don't get a chance to do my own projects on it :(

Hopefully I can get it and I will pass on my Sencore 100MHz CRT scope to someone else who needs a scope without the need of all the fancy measurement features.

I did apply for the job David 2 now has, I cried for weeks when I didn't get it (sympathy plug) so this may help ease the pain  ;)

 

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« Reply #107 on: July 14, 2017, 01:44:13 AM »
Greetings from the very hot Athens, Greece. Lucy and I hope, that you will excuse the 1 second longer than allowed video :D

« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 01:52:29 AM by vpetrog »
My first OSH project ArduGen
https://hackaday.io/project/19134-ardugen
 
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« Reply #108 on: July 14, 2017, 04:13:36 AM »
Hi Dave.

I'm engineer from the Criman astrophysical observatory (CrAO). Long time subscriber, thanks for your great videos!
Here in CrAO i'm developing many of hardware and software projects for real science and my own amateur projects.
Sorry for video length, it little bit longer than 2 minutes. Really i shot a lot videos and tried to put this in your limits withot loosing details...
So, this video is about 3 meter amateur radiotelescope. This device developing for hydrogen line observation, known objects monitoring and new sources detection. Additionally i've tried to combine main receiver with a 10-12 Ghz LNB. This is pure experimental construction.
Unfortunately my lab doesn't have required or very good instruments for developing such complex projects. So some parts is just calculated and tested on the antenna without any laboratory tests.
And i'm only one sw and hw developer on this projects. I have an colleague and friend who helps me with materials and mechanics.  Our finances is very limited so we unable to get modern tools.
Of course your scope will be a good addition in this (and future) work.
This projects is fully open and i will publish all the source codes and schematics on github.
Anyway if i don't win i just happy to announce this project and open to any advices and questions.

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #110 on: July 14, 2017, 05:29:35 AM »
Hi Dave & David8) I'm from Australia, Not Austria! I met you (Dave) a couple of times at the Electronex exhibition in Melbourne.  :-DMM
Thank you for this contest opportunity!  :-+ :clap:
I had assumed 2 minutes would be more than enough time for my entry video, turned out it hardly was!  :palm:
My old analog scope could benefit from an upgrade!  :-BROKE
  • The trace is wonky
  • Some scan rates are out of spec
  • It's difficult to measure anything
  • It's difficult (or sometimes impossible) to even get to the part I want to measure
  • And don't get me started on packets and protocols!  :scared:
That being said, here is my video entry.  :popcorn:
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« Reply #111 on: July 14, 2017, 07:39:23 AM »
Hi Dav{e,id},

it was a lot of fun just making that video, thanks for that incentive. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did ;-)

No need to write more about me here, it's all in the clip!

Cheers
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« Reply #112 on: July 14, 2017, 08:21:06 AM »
Hi,

Here is my submission. I'm an electronics engineer, I'm busy setting up my own electronics lab. I want to do more of my own development and design work without having to borrow equipment from work or friends.

I'm currently studying part time towards a masters degree in electronic engineering while working full time for an engineering startup. The main subject of my video is the test bed for my masters research - it's to study different active battery balancing strategies. However I'd like to take it further into development and perhaps even production, once I've improved on it, and completed my degree.

Hope you enjoy the video :)

 

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« Reply #113 on: July 14, 2017, 10:30:32 AM »


I hope you like my project. It'll be open source later this year and I'd love community support for it.

Thanks
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« Reply #114 on: July 14, 2017, 01:44:13 PM »
Hi Dave and David!

We are SKALP, group of robotics constructors from Poland. We want to use your scope in most important project that could be!
See video to find out what that is ;)

 
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« Reply #115 on: July 14, 2017, 03:03:30 PM »
Thanks for the opportunity! It would never get the chance to cool down!
Chase

I should probably mention i didnt buy the nice fluke meter. It was actually given to me.


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« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2017, 04:18:12 PM »
Hello David and Dave,

Hope you appreciate the ORAL B take on this entry!

I am a physicist by education and electronic design engineer by professional trade that works independently developing laser control orientated hardware. In times where people like me struggle to find any consistent work in the science technology field where the market is now dominated by Oil and Gas (certainly here in Australia), independent inventive development and/or repair work is the only option presently available. The potential to acquire this Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 oscillscope would mean a dramatic improvement in embedded prototype design (e.g. Mem, CPLDs & FPGAs) and testing compared to the limited resources that I have available. Most of all it would be something NEW that would further inspire both curiosity and inventiveness!

In ending I find your blogs very useful and interesting! I really envy the variety of test equipment that you have reviewed in the test measurement setup and needless to say other useless tips!

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« Reply #117 on: July 14, 2017, 05:26:43 PM »
Entry from a youngster here! I'm 15 and have been watching your videos for years, and been active on the forums for a couple of years. I also really enjoy the  discussions you and Chris have on the amphour. I'm a Ham licensed as an extra (Highest class in the U.S). I show a couple of my projects and radios I've built in the video, and my current (15mhz) oscilloscope whose capabilities I have saturated with my RF projects. Also having a logic analyzer would be very useful.

I enjoy building minimalist qrp (Low power) radios, building weird and wonderful antennas, and playing with digital logic circuits. Currently I'm not even able to view my hf rig's IF signal as my scope is too low bandwidth. Right now I am reading through the Art of Electronics, and Learning the art of electronics. Currently, all my homemade transceivers work in the HF spectrum, but I am in the design stages of building a homemade 6m ssb rig, as I have no low vhf capabilities right now.
My HF radio is quite old (Works great though!), but thankfully the designers left a acc port that allows you to control the vfo, transmit/receive, and a few other things, via a parrallel interface. Most modern radios allow a computer to control them over the 'cat' interface. In order to ease the use of digital modes, I'm am planning a 'cat'  to my radio's parallel interface adapter.

Thanks for running this, Dave!

edit: forgot to link in my website: lukascrockett.com  :D
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« Reply #118 on: July 14, 2017, 05:53:49 PM »
Hi Dave, I built a little project for the giveway, hope you like it! :D



The oscilloscope will be used to improve the super-secret project even more! hahaha
 


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« Reply #120 on: July 14, 2017, 09:05:19 PM »
Hi amagents, This is my shot at fame :D



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« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2017, 10:47:48 PM »
Hello Dave,

I would love to get that gorgeous scope. I have HMO1002, but 50MHz is already too slow for me. That scope is just one year old. Anyway I am moving to high frequency, high voltage and sometimes high power projects, so I need faster one. And I was looking right at the one you shown, just price is stopping me how. Renting is cheaper. On the other hand I am freelancer living from electronics, so I might be forced to buy it after all.

Small off topic I started my YouTube channel where I will be explaining interesting and/or hard to find thinks. Also some review are coming (just because even BK precision does not tell much about that product on their web site). My channel is called ESD Blog (no I haven't copied, initial idea was ESD (embedded system design)).

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« Reply #122 on: July 14, 2017, 11:34:03 PM »
Hello :)
Here is Robert from Poznan in Poland - I hope to use this fantastic equipment in my next electronic workshop!!

more about me: http://www.robertgogol.pl



take care and thank you!
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« Reply #123 on: July 15, 2017, 01:38:04 AM »
Hi Master Dave! Here my Video from Brazil.

Down in South America, this Oscilloscope cost a price of a car. I´ve created a new company, me and a Friend, and this would come in the right moment.
Please see my small video showing my Lab.

I aman old fan, sterted at theEEVBLOG #126 video.

Thanks for your nice Work and also for this amazing Oportunity.

Long Life and Prosperity for You!!



 

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« Reply #124 on: July 15, 2017, 03:31:35 AM »
Hi  :) here is my submission, I am Suhail a Maker from Foxlab Makerspace.  Fox Lab Makerspace is a non-profit, shared community workshop and lab. We are an organized group of local engineers and makers. We are still in search of equipment and tools that our members can use to build the next big thing.

We don't have a CRO yet in our makerspace. Still weare searching for a sponsor. As a makerspace, its an inevitable equipment for our makers for doing their projects. We belive this context will fill the big gap on our makerspace!






 

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« Reply #125 on: July 15, 2017, 04:36:27 AM »
Hey Dave and David, here is my entry for the DSO. We are making a Self Driving Tractor. Hope you find the video interesting. Well I am tired of using the puny PC DSO and need something bigger to measure the Sine waves on our induction motor for our EV!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/IAzPOfnDvcw
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« Reply #127 on: July 15, 2017, 05:50:42 AM »
Hello Dave,

greetings from Italy, this is my entry, good luck to all ;)

 

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« Reply #128 on: July 15, 2017, 05:55:20 AM »
Hello Dave and Dave2

My name is Florian, i'm 15 Years old and i am from Germany.

Electronics are, together with programming my biggest hobbys and i got early into it because my dad is an electrician. He showed my the basics of Electronics by connecting components together with aligator clips to create basic circuits like a simple blinking circuit or he showed me how a SCR works. I was still in kindergarden when i received my first electronics kit, a basic construction kit with resistors, caps, switches... which are mounted on plastic strips that can be connected together using press-studs.
In primary school, as a easter gift i received my first real, so called "Franzis" electronicy kit, a kit about experiments with low-power lasers. Those kits basically contain a breadboard, components and a book about the basics of electronics and the topic. I got "a few" more of those kits over the years, and this is how i basically learnt a lot of things about electronics. In 3rd grade for example, i built an 2-Digit 7-Segment counter with blinking overflow detection from jellybean logic on a breadboard. In the Age of ten i got another Franzis kit, but this time with an Arduino in it, so you can say i can program arduinos for 5 years.

My entry:

PS: I had a lot of more footage to show, was quite difficult to get it all in a 2-Minute Video. I completely left out any old projects of mine and only showed one recent project, an other one is an high-speed photography flash, but i didn't put any footage about it in the video. This was another project i wanted to show where a better scope would help, but there was no time left in the vid. Also i commented the scenes where i used my scope but again, there was no time left.

You are allowed to win things in germany if you are are 14 or older, and i am 15, so: no problem. I would also pay the taxes for sending it to germany.

Auf wiedersehen! (That means "Good Bye".)

Contact me over: [email protected]
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« Reply #129 on: July 15, 2017, 07:16:13 AM »



Hi Dave, we are a Robotics club from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Right now we are having more that thirty members for 2017, so the scope will not only be in good use but it will be in good use for many students. You can see a lot of pictures of our projects in our gallery.

You can read about our InMoov project here.

Thanks a lot for the opportunity! :)


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« Reply #130 on: July 15, 2017, 08:20:01 AM »
Pfuh. Was worried I wont get this in on time!
Good luck to y'all :) ;D



As promised in the video, more details on the instruction set:

Memory Access:
Load/Store a value to memory, to an address determined by the next inst. or the value in the Address Access Register, to/from register A

Jump:
Jumps to the address that is stored in the next instruction

Perph Access:
Read/write from/to the peripheral register to/from register A which is specified by the peripheral address given.

Literal to reg:
Writes to literal in the instruction to reg A/B

Test Bit:
Applies the bitmask given by the literal to reg A, and skips if all those bits are 1 or 0 (determined by instruction)

Tests
Skips if a=b, a>b, a<b, signed a > signed b, signed a < b, or the inverse of those conditions

R2R
Transfers the value from A to B or B to A

Logic:
Applies the operation NOT,AND,OR,XOR to A and either B or the literal by the instruction. The result is stored in A

Alu:
Applies the operation + or - to A and either B or the literal by the instruction. The result is stored in A

Shift:
Shifts the value in A left/right by N places, and either truncates the bits or circles them thru to the beginning. n is determined either by B or by a literal in the instruction

Stack:
Push or Pop the value in A or B to/from the stack

AdrAccess Reg Access:
Read or write to the high or low bit of the access address register to/from A

AdrAccess Transfer:
Latches the value of the AdrAccess Reg into the programm counter (a jump) or the stack register.

NOP:
Divides by 0 and multiplies by the mass of the sun^2

File to large to attach: Link
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1AoJxPsO6gka0h0NnVBRXR5ZWM
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« Reply #131 on: July 15, 2017, 09:39:57 AM »
Hi Dave and David, here is my entry.

Thanks!



 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #132 on: July 15, 2017, 11:52:56 AM »
Hi Dave
This is Richard and Alex, we are students.

We are starving for a nice DSO like this;
for something that happens very fast and violently ;) (hey! we are talking about the coil gun here!), all the parasitic starts to matter, a DSO seems like the only way out.



we actually spent 20hrs+ on a way better video, but unfortunately, well, things went wrong..  (hard drive stopped chuuching)
Good on ya, mate.
 

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« Reply #133 on: July 15, 2017, 12:21:44 PM »
Hi Dave & David!
Hope you enjoy the video:



-John
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #134 on: July 15, 2017, 01:34:17 PM »
Hi Dave,

My aim is to build low cost instruments and enable as many people all over the world, to access a scope and invent(be it in Africa, China, India etc), utilising all sorts of interfaces that might be readily available in desktop PCs, I hope it is doable, like ATAPI, hacking in flash/sar ADCs 2x8bit or 1x16 into parallel ata, pretending to be a cd-rom or hdd, maybe even packing data into SATA LVDS and ingesting data at up to 6gbps etc more info and ideas:
GinScope project page: https://hackaday.io/project/19374-ginscope-science-toolbox-oscilloscope
Which should evolve into GinLab - Science ToolBox, all accessible, programmable & controllable over the network :-/O (if UK does not kill me first |O, but that is another story)
Working mvp/first prototype https://github.com/soholt/GinScope (and some extra thoughts/philosophy)

Currently my only instrument is VICY VC99 multimeter :-DMM
Proper scope & logic analyser would provide me with a solid reference and debugging abilities  :bullshit:

(p.s. You could watch only the first two minutes :phew:)
The scope video:


Controlling hardware via browser video:


Will also be making pure Arduino scope
All other public projects https://hackaday.io/neris - nearly all in need of a scope  :-BROKE

Thanks, Neris
(Gintaras Valatka)
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« Reply #135 on: July 15, 2017, 01:34:50 PM »
Hi man! It's Leandro, from Argentina. I am writing to send you my video. I put a lot of effort into it and I am sure you will like it and have fun watching.
I would like you to remember that I am only seventeen years old and I don't have any kind of financial support. I have managed to do almost every project I want (specially by recycling almost all components!) but making a scope is way to hard.  i hope it is not too late, in arg is not midnight yet.
Have a great day!

Leandro  ;)
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« Reply #136 on: July 15, 2017, 04:25:02 PM »
Hi,

we are a group of electronics and making enthusiasts of L'Aquila - Italy. In 2015 we reused a dismissed laboratory of an high school in our town to settle a Fablab.
This video was shot one evening while we were organizing a fair.
Thanks for the opportunity!

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« Reply #137 on: July 15, 2017, 05:06:08 PM »
Hi Dave and David,
I'm a yungster from Hamburg in Germany, 14 years old. I begun with robotics(NXT 2.0) when I was 9, now I am more into digital electronics, because it just fascinates me that i can run a complex simulation of something on computer whitch consists of different charges and voltagelevels. Now threre is this plan in my head to build a chronograph. Thats the first thing for witch I need this scope because I need to measure an accurate clock frequency otherwise I would get inaccurate results. Also alot later in maybe 3 to 6 months I want to try to connect my planned 8bit Computer with the chronograph to not show the counted steps but an allready calculated velocity.



I would of couse like to get the scope but chosse the one how you think is the best.
Have a good Day
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« Reply #138 on: July 15, 2017, 08:05:24 PM »
Hello, My name is John. I have 13 years old and I am from Poland so sorry for my English and accent  ;)

I started with electronics when i was eleven. I get and Arduino for Christmas. I was also interested in programming. I started watching EEVblog and I so much like your mailbag videos.
I have built robots, games on 2x16 screen and things like that. Then i get wifi-module and made something like smart home with turning leds on, temperature, clock, timer etc. Then I have started to learn clean C for microcontrollers. I wanted to have an oscilloscope to better understand what is happening in my circuts, but I did not have money. So I made my oscilloscope from Arduino and Processing. It was not precise, slow and had range up to 5 volts :(
Without oscilloscope it's hard to me to understand how FM, AM, coils, AC and curcuits work. I would be very happy if I had won that device :bullshit: :bullshit:

First i recorded video of 10 minutes length because i have so many things to show You.
Here is link:
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #139 on: July 15, 2017, 08:45:21 PM »
  Hello Dave and David,

  This is my entry:

   

  In summary:
    -open source sampling oscilloscope usable with a sound card: 100Ms/s and 100MHz bandwidth.
    -can open source and maintain a netlist converter from LTSpice to Kicad which I used to design the PCB for the above project
  The sampling oscilloscope can be easily modified to reach 1Gs/s and 1GHz bandwidth using better components (and better tools for testing). The same architecture (fast comparators driving diode bridges) can be used for a bandwidth of several GHz and 10Gs/s or more.

  Thank you for your contribution to the electronics community.
 

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« Reply #140 on: July 15, 2017, 09:11:23 PM »
Hey Dave,

Here is my entry for the Scope giveaway. The time on the video thumbnail says 2:01 but when you play it, it is 2:00 flat and should live by the rules of the contest. I hope you enjoy. The remaining text below is not intended to be part of the judging info but to clear up some choices for those that are curious.

Some may be confused as to why I’m using ethernet in my designs due to higher latencies and non-deterministic behavior. I went with this technology because knowledge on the internet seemed to be more approachable than a fabric like Infiniband and learning how to use sockets in C was surprisingly straight forward. As far as addressing other latency and non-deterministic performance issues I will quickly mention that I am using only point to point systems for the actual link controllers as well as UDP in the hopes of alleviating just such fears. Finally, this is all just for fun so if I don’t get ideal performance with ethernet I can try something new next go around! I will have learned a lot from this experience by then too.

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« Reply #141 on: July 15, 2017, 11:38:37 PM »
Hello.  This is my entry.  Good Luck to all!
Michael, KE4EST
 

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« Reply #142 on: July 15, 2017, 11:48:14 PM »
Hello to Australia!
Thank you for an opportunity.
 

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« Reply #143 on: July 16, 2017, 03:13:36 AM »
Hi Dave I'am Don from Florida , USA USA , I got a reminder to watch your newest video today and its a winner CHICKEN DINNER ! Unfortunately this year when Keysight was doing their "Scope month" I was not able to win I did however enter everyday not knowing that because I live in Florida I could not win a FREE SCOPE , so maybe thing's will turn around for me . I do however have a scope if you want to call it that , I made it from a cheap Chinese kit and you think your scope is crusty I have the flagship of CRUSTY SCOPES a genuine DSO138 2.4 TFT Digital Oscilloscope Kit DIY . After buying one kit and it did not work I bought a assembled kit that did not work so I returned it and ordered a third one ( I still had the first kit ) the third one was a fail so with 2 kits I made one that worked , it was the switch's I think that they are the finest switches on the planet HA HA ! ( same with my scope ) Lately I have stopped building " Joule thief's " and have been working on a CFL light that will run under 1 volt , I have got one to run off of 1.2 volts and have not given up after 4 months using scrap parts out main distributor ( Radio Shack ) has gone out of business so I have turned into a cannibal 24 / 7 running adds for broken electronics to the point "The Men In Black " showed up at my door on 9 / 9 / 2016 wanting to know what I was building , no joke , I was pulled over the next day by most of our local police for the same reason . A real scope will change my life and I can use it to trouble shoot the junk kit's I keep buying from China and start really inventing some cool stuff I have a lot of ideas , but one major thing is holding me back can you guess what that is ? I 'am disabled but not looking for a pity party just a working scope . If I get one I will cherish it and as my first born I will name it Dave the master of electrons , I will have that professionally engraved on its face plate . Well I'am done ranting but keep me in mind , I will use this scope everyday even if my wife gets a little mad for me zoning out on her watching waveform's . Now I will try and post part of the video I made , my camera was not running when I started showing off my toys I made but caught this around half way through . Thanks for the great videos I enjoy them so much especially mail bag when you do the tear downs , my favorite video to this day was when you took the Keysight multi meter and gave it a stress test taking it on a real "Road trip" 88 KMH and then at the end tossing it off the dam , I don't know why I loved that video so much maybe it is some deep seated resentment towards Keysight for excluding Florida from their contest , HE HE HE ! I have that bookmarked for when I'am feeling a little down . Looking forward to more videos I really do enjoy them , Oh I was the person that called out Keysight for the probe artifact tapping the BNC connector after watching your post EEVblog #14 - An unusual oscilloscope phenomenon! then EEVblog #20 going on to EEVblog #21I brought this up live while Daniel was praising their new scopes and had him do the BNC tap test he was flustered and because I could not win after entering for a month straight everyday I was falling off my chair , thanks for making my day , they did say that they would get back with me but the never did . I wonder why ? Thanks for all that I have learned from your videos and I hope I have a chance of going from REAL CRUSTY TO A FERRARI . You have a great day in upside down land Australia not Austria ! ! !
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #144 on: July 16, 2017, 04:32:13 AM »
I could not load my video or edit it but it is under 2 minutes and is on youtube at this site and would make a great birthday present it is not today but yesterday , sorry about not being able to do this youtube stuff like a pro
 

Offline Électro-Bidouilleur

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #145 on: July 16, 2017, 05:32:25 AM »
Hi Dave, thanks for that donation! Here is my submission video.



 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #146 on: July 16, 2017, 06:22:38 AM »
I could use this for my "lab", I don't have much in the way of trst gear and most of what i want to do involves high speed data.

Sorry, couldn't find an embed bbcode, so here is a hyperlink.

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda
Pro tip, do not run my commands!
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #147 on: July 16, 2017, 10:26:20 AM »
Made it (nearly) on time.

Just the video, no text to reduce your workload.



Greetings from Germany

(My old scope would get donated to an beginner, of cause)
« Last Edit: July 16, 2017, 10:29:52 AM by testian »
 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #148 on: July 16, 2017, 02:50:28 PM »
I have developed a 4 wire automotive wiring system.

 

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #149 on: July 16, 2017, 04:00:32 PM »
Hello Dave,

My name is Bart, I am a hamradio from the netherlands for over 35 years.
my video :

I create a lot of things over the years and started using microcontrollers and designing things around it about 5-6 years ago.
Eevblog and a lot of other stuff on the internet gives me a lot of nice ideas to work on.

I do not rebuild or copy existing designs, nor do i use prebuild stuff like arduino shields, i develop my own solutions to a problem.
Designing PCB's using Eagle (dabbling with Kicad at the moment) i still etch my pcb's at home using the Tonertransfer method which i pefected.
Single and Double sided is no problem, even using small SMD components like FT232 is possible. I have given several 'hands-on' presentations on it like here : http://www.pi4vlb.nl/2015/06/printen-maken-volgens-de-toner-transfer-methode-door-bart-pa2bv/nggallery/thumbnails
 
In my video i show you a few things i made.

The radio is special to me, as it was a build for my late mother, she didn't understand modern radios any more, as the only knob on them nowadays is 'volume', the rest s via pushbuttons and menu's. So i created a radio with just a volume and a station knob. All the local cableradio stations are preprogrammed. Pushing the knobs (encoders) you still can set audio, time, display etc.
It's actually using 2 Atmega328p's, one for the display, receiving commands via i2c and using 'stylesheets' to display data send by the other one controlling the tuner and audio components.
She sadly died a while ago, and i'm working on converting it to a DAB radio.

The GPSDO's are two different approaches, one with a PLL chip, which is build by several HAM's already, the other one is an approach to create more long term stability. I started it using standard ttl logic, but the goal is to redesing it using a small fpga or cpld.

New projects in a design and prebuild-fase (i search on hamfests etc for components) are a Universal Multi-input DC to 3GHz power meter to display output power and SWR. It will accept all kinds of powercouplers and heads, and can be calibrated over a large range of frequencies and power ranging from microwatts to kilowats.
There is also a dual (or tri-) band (2m/70cm/23cm) transceiver in the making, but the difference with available quipment i that the transceiver has no knobs/dials/display. Everything will be done via a small battery operated remote control box via bleutooth, and audio is also going over bleutooth using regular mobile devices.
Also a 1.3GHz and 2.3GHz preamplifier are in the collecting parts fase, as a 13cm power amp, and an ATV transmitter.

So you see, ideas and projects enough, and the reason of entering the contest is that my 2-channel rigol is too small for the job. I tried to get my hands on one of the special offer RTB's, but in europe it was not a public offering. Buying one is not an option, it is just too expensive.

Thanks for your time, and i will follow your blog for as long as i can.

Regards,

Bart

 
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Rohde & Schwarz RTB2004 Oscilloscope
« Reply #150 on: July 16, 2017, 08:22:51 PM »
I know I'm posting after the last date for submission. I completed the video yesterday but couldn't upload to YouTube  :(  But I'm posting it anyway. It's okay if you don't consider this video for the contest (at least you'll see it I hope  :))

Here's my video :



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