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Offline German_EE

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Re: eevBLAB #18 - Old Component Drawers
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2015, 09:02:12 pm »
But what do we do if Sagan decides to be an artist, or a police officer, or thinks that a career in selling insurance is just the thing? All of those components will end up in his loft whilst he travels the world as an aspiring artist. I've always been interested in technical stuff but as a young boy I wanted to join the Royal Air Force, then I decided I wanted to be a police officer, and the electronics bug didn't really bite until I was fourteen or so.

Then I discovered girls at university and it all fell apart from there  ^-^
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.

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Re: eevBLAB #18 - Old Component Drawers
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2015, 09:25:56 pm »
His entire life's work desoldering, salvaging, and sorting parts went for under $500. I could have bought it all. As incredible as it was, practically speaking it was mostly junk.

Life's work... if that dude was me, he would be heartbroken.  :'(

IMO keep the first one! It'll be like a family heirloom (only less valuable)  ;D
 

Offline Stuart Coyle

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Re: eevBLAB #18 - Old Component Drawers
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2015, 02:39:24 pm »
Here's my old original parts drawers...


Look familiar?
 

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Re: eevBLAB #18 - Old Component Drawers
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2015, 03:00:39 pm »
Look familiar?

Looks like the same one!
Don't recall where mine came from.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #18 - Old Component Drawers
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2015, 03:01:41 pm »
But what do we do if Sagan decides to be an artist, or a police officer, or thinks that a career in selling insurance is just the thing?

I'm not a pushy parent, I don't care which Nobel prize he wins  ;D
 

Offline Stuart Coyle

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Re: eevBLAB #18 - Old Component Drawers
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2015, 07:32:10 am »
I think my green drawers came from Jaycar or possibly Altronics in Perth.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #18 - Old Component Drawers
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2015, 11:58:10 pm »
But what do we do if Sagan decides to be an artist, or a police officer, or thinks that a career in selling insurance is just the thing?

I'm not a pushy parent, I don't care which Nobel prize he wins  ;D
Even if it's the Peace Prize?? Your boy is lucky!! My mother is still waiting for my Nobel (physics) which will come as soon as I win the lottery twice without ever buying a ticket. (Seriously, my mum's a schizophrenic and used to quiz me all the time about how my Nobel prize was going, till I gave her a hard time about it. Now she only hints.)

Sagan will be awesome. He already is awesome.

Dave, you should auction off your old "junk". Don't toss it. Make it a fundraiser.
 


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