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Offline Hextejas

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What is this for ?
« on: June 25, 2018, 06:39:55 pm »
This came in a box along with a PCB. My 1st printed circuit board.. It writes a dark brown line.
 

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Re: What is this for ?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 07:29:47 pm »
It’s a pen. For writing. Looks like it might still have the protective rubber drop on the tip. (Those are on new ballpoint pens to stop them from drying out before use.)
 

Offline bd139

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Re: What is this for ?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 09:11:34 pm »
I got one of those with my last order from them. It is indeed a pen. Take the rubber bit off.

Incidentally if you’re a pyromaniac like me, yes it is flammable  :-DD
 
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Offline innkeeper

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Re: What is this for ?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 01:25:08 am »
same here...
looks like it was made with some kind of recycled paper product.
unique though.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2018, 06:20:06 am by innkeeper »
Hobbyist and a retired engineer and possibly a test equipment addict, though, searching for the equipment to test for that.
 

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Re: What is this for ?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 03:23:40 am »
Incidentally if you’re a pyromaniac like me, yes it is flammable  :-DD

I once had some fun with t-butyl-lithium (and TMAl, both for some "out-of-clean-room" nano fabrication fun), and it permanently cured my pyromaniac tendency.
 

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Re: What is this for ?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 06:50:58 am »
Oh nice. That stuff spontaneously combusts. Ive been engulfed in a couple of fireballs before and it didn’t put me off. You’re clearly more intelligent than me  :-DD
 

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Re: What is this for ?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 02:27:35 am »
it is a manual analog mono printer / plotter. Complete with the storage cover. some were highly prized in the 20th century.
Hobbyist and a retired engineer and possibly a test equipment addict, though, searching for the equipment to test for that.
 
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