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Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« on: November 21, 2014, 05:43:21 pm »
Great initiative Dave, I am not from Australia but I donated a few bucks anyways just because I liked the idea, and I would very much like to see you run around with an oscilloscope on your back!  :-+


 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 08:55:35 pm »
Sounds like a good excuse to do a rugged multimeter shootout.
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 09:23:06 pm »
(White) Doc. Brown suit, "rugged" multimeter attached to each leg and an Old analogue scope strapped to your back.  >:D
And to top it all of, after the run. Auction of the dirtied up suit and donate that too  :D
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 10:21:44 pm »
For my donation dollars I would enjoy seeing Dave tote an oscilloscope through the mud... but not one of those sissy little portables, how about nice 7904 mainframe full of plug-ins ?   :-DD
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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 10:36:12 pm »
Dave, I hope you find a stray dog on your mud endurance. Every Engineers Lab should have a dog, perhaps a mutt with Labrador in its heritage?  :-+

The Swedish multi-sport team picked up a little hobo nicknamed Arthur on their endurance race - Bawww!!  ^-^
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 10:39:54 pm »
Mud ? That just calls for a CLEANROOM SUIT !!!!

and you'll be the cleanest guy at the finish once you peel it off :)
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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 12:15:36 am »
I think he would get some hate if he ruined a nice scope.

love the cleanroom suit idea  :-+
but he needs to do some mud testing too
like see how consistent the electrons are
in it  ???
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2014, 12:53:02 am »
I'd love to do an analog scope, but the safety issues with a glass CRT are probably too much  :(
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2014, 01:11:14 am »
Better use a TDS210, the world'll be a better place for it
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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2014, 01:23:41 am »
A modern scope would be a waste - plus it's very light in weight;   why not take a cool retro scope and take the crt out, replace the screen with perspex, adds some leds for effect and then put back in the original weight;  that, i'd like to see!
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2014, 01:35:15 am »
A modern scope would be a waste - plus it's very light in weight;   why not take a cool retro scope and take the crt out, replace the screen with perspex, adds some leds for effect and then put back in the original weight;  that, i'd like to see!

Would have to do at least that, replacing the CRT.
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2014, 12:19:41 pm »
Mud ? That just calls for a CLEANROOM SUIT !!!!

and you'll be the cleanest guy at the finish once you peel it off :)

He'd probably pass out from heat stroke in the middle of run considering beautiful Australian summer with temperatures up to +40C  ;) Or are those suits well ventilated?
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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2014, 12:35:50 pm »
Thanks Dave :)
My mum died of cancer in October ( the year from hell :( ), such a unique pain that is so common to us all.

Good on Ya mate. <3
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2014, 06:32:39 pm »
Hmm, I don't get this. Why drag (and potentially damage) a working scope on a charity run? What's the point of doing this?

Why don't you do the mud run without the scope, sell the scope and donate that extra money from the scope to the cancer fund too?

Or donate the scope to a school or similar where it helps educating kids in electronics?
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2014, 08:07:05 pm »
Hmm, I don't get this. Why drag (and potentially damage) a working scope on a charity run? What's the point of doing this?
Who said it had to be a working scope?  ;) Defective analogue scopes aren't that hard to come by.
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2014, 10:03:06 pm »
Who said it had to be a working scope?  ;) Defective analogue scopes aren't that hard to come by.
But I think repairing the defective scope live on cam, putting it on ebay and donating the revenue to the cancer fund would yield much more than dragging it through the mud.
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2014, 02:59:16 am »
I think it is a great opportunity to drag an oscilloscope with you, but not a bench scope. I think it would be great to take a portable field scope with you. Something like a Fluke 123 style scope. Could be a great testament to the possible durability of an instrument like that, and then with a follow up review and teardown of the scope.
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2014, 12:45:47 am »
Come on guys and gals. There's still some money needed !
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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2014, 08:04:25 am »
The Discovery Channel are very interested in covering this event, they say they have lots of Gopros!  :-+
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2014, 06:17:38 am »
Ok, so it's seems to all be a go.
Discovery channel will be shooting some video of me doing the event, and they do have that angle about me doing reviews. So makes sens to make it a torture test of some gear.
So what gear?
A shootout of waterproof meters? Which ones?
I need to be able to get gear by the 6th as well, which is very fast approaching!

For rugged meters:
Klein MM500 http://www.kleintools.com/catalog/multimeters/auto-ranging-multimeter-0
Altronics: http://www.altronics.com.au/p/q1088-auto-ranging-ip67-rated-waterproof-digital-multimeter/ (is it an Extech?)
Extech 505: http://www.flir.com/instruments/emea/en/view/?id=47679

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2014, 06:29:50 am »
Take a non-waterproof meter as a control.
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2014, 06:44:12 am »
Take a non-waterproof meter as a control.

Which one?
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2014, 06:51:05 am »
 

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2014, 07:51:17 am »
Looking forward to this adventure.   :-+

I did come across a rugged mobile phone in ALDI today, in case you need to phone home during the event $45.

Keep the receipt for a refund.

Good Wishes

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Re: Drag An Oscilloscope Through 6km of Mud?
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2014, 09:14:20 am »
How about a Fluke Scopemeter?
It's an oscilloscope, it's a meter, it claims to be rugged, and looks cool :D
http://www.fluke.com/fluke/r0en/products/ScopeMeters.htm
There's a good chance Fluke will give you one for destructive testing and promotion.
I worked with one of these and they really are a tough beast, but I never tried it's water-resistance.
 


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