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EEVblog #1334 – Mystery Dumpster Teardown

Mystery dumpster teardown time! With the most amazing mechanical mains power switch you’ll ever see! ...


  1. Looks like you were so obsessed with the 3rd test you messed up the links eh cobber :):)

    expat anglo in cannuck land

  2. Haha, have a very similar unit on my bench model HM205-6. It was my dads when he took electrics repair back in the early ’90s

  3. $19 from Gray’s online?

    Don’t you mean $19 + GST + Buyer’s Premium + shipping?

  4. Ahh, what a beauty! I got the same model from eBay during my first year at uni. The digital storage was pretty usable for debugging serial interfaces.

  5. Wow that’s nice. On German Ebay they are much more expensiv. I bought a 205-1 for my Hobby for 120€ (for a Student it is expensive).

    • That’s true. I bought mine about 10 years ago and I think it was about 160€. I still can’t believe that it survived shipment without any damages. The guy who sent it to me didn’t bother to put it in a proper box. It was just wrapped with a few pieces of cardboard 🙂

  6. Carlos A H da Silva

    Regarding the vertical vernier that wasn’t working. That black circle in the White plastic part isn’t an allen screw? Maybe if screw it back it will stick to the rod and make it work again.

  7. The 3046 is actually pretty easy to get your hands on. 🙂

  8. Hi!

    Idea for the next fundamental frieday or wherever this may fit: How to use the simple component tester / octopus curve tracer of an analog oscilloscope. Would definetly be interesting for me.

    Greetings from the german hackerspace “Das Labor” in germany!

  9. these don’t go below 200 euros on ebay in germany …

  10. Found this highly amusing.

    “I got a CRO for only $19!…..Damn! It works!”

    Always remember the scopes at TAFE having the probes stolen or knobs missing!

    Great find Dave and another nice video as usual.

  11. another great video, thanks Dave.

    I can’t believe no-one has asked to be the recipient of the giveaway.

    This would be great for me to teach my daughters a little more about electronics – these days you need a screen to fully capture a kid’s attention, this would fit the bill beautifully.

    Keep up the good work.

  12. The Dot Join mode is point-less! Good one!

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