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Offline firewalker

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EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« on: August 02, 2013, 11:53:36 pm »
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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 11:57:26 pm »
yeah I'd post that I dont have one, but I'm not in the AU :) so I dont have a chance :)

Hope someone gets a good scope :)

I'm still looking for one under $50. but I'm still in the usa :)

 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 11:59:02 pm »
Mine HM-605.

Some other pictures.







The two channels.


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Calibration Signal output.


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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 12:06:19 am »
Oh no, send it to Brazil! It is just not possible to get a scope like that for under around $350.00 here in Brazil.

How much would the shipping cost? Maybe it's worth paying.

Lucky australians! Well, I'll keep looking...
 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 01:01:32 am »
I would love a scope!  After 20 years of not touching electronics I've just recently started playing on some Arduino stuff and as I 'remember'  |O the things I'd forgotten I'm also remembering some the techniques of testing (your video's are a gift of manna!).

Scope would be a welcome addition - something I could not get budget approval from The Minister of Home Affairs (a.k.a. Wife  :rant: ) - as I work on a TV-Cabinet fan control module based on the TI AMC6821 (can't measure the PWM with my JayCar M/Mtr).

(Bonus is that I'm around the coner from you in Kellyville.)
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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 01:13:18 am »
yeah I'd post that I dont have one, but I'm not in the AU :) so I dont have a chance :)

Hope someone gets a good scope :)

I'm still looking for one under $50. but I'm still in the usa :)

This was the one that Dave pointed out in the other video that nobody would be looking for. It sold for less than $50
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=300937319076
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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 01:20:00 am »
This is my fave kind of eevblog videos. There's a bit of everything in there. And I just love the phrase "joy forever" LOL

Of course, I'd want the scope, however I have no space for a lab. I keep bumping into things as it is. I hope it finds a good home...
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013, 02:40:34 am »
I just switched on my first scope ever this afternoon. I haven't looked at the manual yet but I eventually got it to do something. Looking at the square wave out of the cal connector (some weird hole too small for a banana plug) wasn't terribly interesting but it triggers well enough so I connected to an audio cord into the headphone jack of a radio and at least it does what I expected it to do and displayed the audio signal which of course may not be terribly useful for testing purposes but it looks impressive :) Both channels work too

It's an old B&K Precision 1472c I got from a smoky little house out in the woods along with all the other electronics stuff in the room the new owner doesn't want anymore. Why an old man kept so many 5V regulators and big silicon rectifiers in his house we'll never know.

Next I've got to test out the Advance os1000a I got with it. It didn't seem to want to trigger correctly when I turned it on before putting it in my car.

I guess I'm going to have to look around some more for something from at least the 90s to get a more useful oscilloscope.
 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2013, 04:13:26 am »
Haha good to see you put your money where your mouth is with the under $50 claim.  ;)

I'd be interested in the scope. I'm mostly a programmer but I've had a couple of instances where I just wish I could see what was happening in a circuit.
Not enough to fork out for a new one, but definitely enough for a scope with a Dave tick of approval. :)
I'm in NSW if that comes in to the selection criteria at all.
 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 04:31:08 am »
Oh no, send it to Brazil! It is just not possible to get a scope like that for under around $350.00 here in Brazil.
How much would the shipping cost?

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 05:05:12 am »
If I didnt just buy a DS1052E i'd definitely apply to nab this scope. I might just end up grabbing an old CRO from UOW if the school of physics ever decides to part with its mountain of old Hamegs. Might be nice for a demo display or for running a heartbeat generator off.

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2013, 05:47:23 am »
I wish I can win this Oscilloscope! electronics always been a hobby for me, I tried to build and fix lot of stuff, most of my efforts are fails, due to lack of proper knowledge. Now I am studying electronics at the RMIT University, and I am trying to buy and collect all the essential electronic test equipments, but it is hard to find good ones with a cheap price! I bought a cheapy DMM from ebay, and now it is sitting on my bench next to my other poor equipments!
Getting an Oscilloscope was always a dream for me, because I know they are expensive and I can not afford it, but now I can see a hope, that I may win this one and have it delivered to me for free! still sounds like a dream!
 
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 05:58:53 am »
because I know they are expensive and I can not afford it

Azhar - Melbourne

This one wasn't.
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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 06:18:28 am »
Wow, what a deal, Dave you are the top dog!

I would love to win this scope, I've never been able to find anything greater than $200 on ebay and I'm looking to add a scope to my workshop bench that I am trying to put together at home. I love taking apart things and seeing how they work and that's why I'm an electrical engineering student with University of Queensland. Once I get a scope my next challenge will be to build a powersupply, maybe even take the open hardware uSupply and improve it and give further to the community.
 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 06:25:24 am »
hey dave ive been watching you eevblog youtube videos for the last year has really inspired me to do electrical engineering which i hope to get into at QUT Brisbane, ive been playing with electronics since i can remember, when i was 8 i got for my birthday Funway to electronics vol 1 from dick smith and started from there buy age 11 got my first soldering iron, and ever since been repair and fixing devices, now i want to start getting into more serious electronics and start learning more complex circuits, and i guess an oscilloscope is one of those major tools ill need to my workbench, hehe, cheers for the videos

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2013, 08:00:35 am »
I think the scope should go to someone who is less than 22 years of age, in school (primary or uni), and entering into the field of electronics engineering. It could possibly make a difference in their education.

Just my two cents.

Good luck to the winner!

Chris

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2013, 08:02:14 am »
G'day Dave,

I am in my first year of electronics engineering, have been doing electronics as a hobby for about 10 years, and have been following the EEVblog for over 2 years.

Currently I am in to 2 sorts of projects, guitar effects and digital sensors for a project i am working on. Having a scope would greatly improve my ability to see how my circuitry is effecting the guitar signal with the pedal I make and dial in my circuitry to try and get a specific waveform and sound. It would also help a lot in my digital electronics projects, in particular the sensors that I am making at the moment. Being able to tap into the circuit and see how it is reacting and be able to use the information to improve the design would help greatly.

My current project is a sensor unit for a automated gardening system I am making. Involving soil moisture, salinity, ambient environment details such as temp, rain, humidity etc.  Being able to see how my sensor designs are reacting to the various concentrations and levels with more than a multimeter would be Invaluable.

Cheers,

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2013, 08:13:52 am »
The vernier control on No.2 might be rotated a bit to get access to the grub screw so that a long allen key or screw driver could be used to tighten it, the No.1 is obviously just about grabbing so a spot of loctite on the shaft might do the trick. Just a thought and could be worth a try. 
 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2013, 09:34:20 am »
I expect this has already gone elsewhere?
If not, I would definitely give it a good home.

I lost all my test gear in the 2011 floods (QLD), along with everything else.
The gutters on my house were the high water line, (Maybe half a bee's d... of mud on the edge of the roofing tin).
Still not fully recovered.

Didn't have much test gear, am just a hobbyist, but I did have a 10Mhz single channel scope.
Not the best, but far better than the old TV I'm using now...
(Drive the horizontal yoke from a variable frequency sawtooth generator, and signal to the vertical.)

Most definitely happy to pay for shipping if someone else isn't getting this.

Although, dcel's comment is a good idea...
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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2013, 09:54:28 am »
The scope has some conceptual resemblance to an 80s Philips scope that I have. In essence an analog scope with digital capabilities similar to this hamag one. All digital functionality is on one board slapped to the side, mostly 74xx circuitry.
Memory depth ( or shallowness) is similar. Just enough to do a full capture of one screen of signal.

There might be some nostalgia surrounding it, but in essence these are still very usable these days.
 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2013, 10:10:05 am »
Thank you Dave for your great videos, and for giving me hope to continue doing what i love,
I'm an EE student in Egypt, i loved electronics since i was about 11 years old, and it is great to watch Dave's videos and learn from them,
i wish i could get an oscilloscope for even less than $200  in here, there aren't too many people interested in electronics over here, i have never even found one used anywhere or even broken down on a flea market to fix,
 you may not believe that in the whole country there is no decent electronics parts supplier anywhere, and where i am there is only one small shop that only sells components for household electronics repair mostly discreet components at least 15 years old technology,  mostly all of the projects i have built are from components i taken out from broken down stuff any type of pcb i find in a flea market i try to buy to take components from to use in a future project that is because there is no alternative

 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2013, 11:57:02 am »
I wonder how much the shipping would be to the UK?
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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2013, 12:18:03 pm »
Nice video.

However, you were looking for a “broken scope” but could not be bothered to fix the two vernier controls. I know their pain to get to, and it is fair to say that those controls are seldom used, but gee not all fixes are the nicely socketed component on the top. I vote for you getting arm deep in the guts of the analog section and fixing the vernier’s before shipping to some lucky person.
 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2013, 12:19:35 pm »
Nice video.

I think I was destined to work with electronics ever since a very young child... I remember my mum telling me that when I was about 3 years old she found me pulling apart one of my toys and she asked what I was doing and I told her that I was seeing how it worked... I then moved onto the DSE Funway 1 Kit at about 8-10yrs old when my parents bought it for me. Ever since then I would always pull apart broken electronic things to see how they worked and see if I could work out how to repair them...

Our first child was stillborn at 38 weeks gestation 3 months ago, and since then I decided life is too short and I want to spend more time doing things I enjoy so I have recently started getting back into electronics as a serious hobby so very slowly building up my equipment and oscilloscopes have been on my search list on eBay but I haven't found any suitable, so knowing this one has been checked out and is good to go by Dave would be awesome. Would be an awesome addition to my gear.
 

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Re: EEVblog #502 - $19 Hameg Analog Oscilloscope.
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2013, 12:27:06 pm »
Book a hotel at the belgian coast and give it to me! I don't know if you already visited Belgium?
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