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Offline bills

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2016, 01:29:11 am »
Although another part of me would not want to make him uncomfortable.

+1

Good point.  :-+

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I think Dave handled that part very well.
Although it would be interesting.
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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2016, 03:16:43 am »
I really do think we should give him some basic, modern equipment. Nothing fancy, but we really must do this. A basic multimeter and frequency counter (my UT61e has a basic freq counter in it) and a basic used scope. Why not? if so, I'm in for $20 towards this, hows that.

This is a good example, of how electronics brings joy to people everywhere and keeps the mind sharp.
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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2016, 03:18:11 am »
I really do think we should give him some basic, modern equipment. Nothing fancy, but we really must do this. A basic multimeter and frequency counter (my UT61e has a basic freq counter in it) and a basic used scope. Why not? if so, I'm in for $20 towards this, hows that.

This is a good example, of how electronics brings joy to people everywhere and keeps the mind sharp.

I admire the sentiment and would not be against the idea at all - but I wonder how it might be received?
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2016, 03:37:37 am »
that would be a real nice gesture guys  :clap:  :-+
 

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"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away."
 
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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2016, 04:51:47 am »
So I would give the guy this.

From one Electronics Hobbyist to another, Grettings from Canada.

Maybe Dave could print out this thread and take it to him with greetings from all over the world.
 

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« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2016, 05:06:39 am »
So I would give the guy this.

From one Electronics Hobbyist to another, Grettings from Canada.

Maybe Dave could print out this thread and take it to him with greetings from all over the world.

that sounds like nice idea, I send greetings from brazil  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2016, 07:47:26 am »
I also like the idea of Ted visiting the EEV Blog lab, maybe invite Doug Ford along as well because there's not much difference between a bug and a wireless microphone. As for replacing his analog meters with digital, maybe not, analog gear has served him well over the years and maybe it's too late to change.

One more thing, Ted would have been about 1 year old when RMS Titanic set off on her maiden voyage so this moment in history would probably not be remembered. He will however have a lifetime of other stories.
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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2016, 02:48:29 pm »
I really do think we should give him some basic, modern equipment. Nothing fancy, but we really must do this. A basic multimeter and frequency counter (my UT61e has a basic freq counter in it) and a basic used scope. Why not? if so, I'm in for $20 towards this, hows that.

And/or The Art of Electronics 3rd edition?
 

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« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2016, 04:12:22 pm »
What a wonderful man, thanks Dave great video it brought a tear to the eye and it made my day. Thanks Ted  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2016, 07:09:38 pm »
He seemed proud of the fact that he makes and uses his own charcoal for drawing. Now that is old! AFAIK charcoal and inks made with it go back to the 23rd century BC in China. AFAIK, the first written word was made using it on a bamboo paper in China.
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2016, 04:00:42 am »
Enjoyed it.  Thanks.
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2016, 12:32:19 pm »
Respect. This guy has seen it all, and done it all, before any of us were born.

Proof positive, that you don't need a Fluke 87V, and five grands worth of brand-new test equipment.

There's no substitute for experience.
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2016, 02:43:50 pm »
Living proof that lead is not as poisonous as the RoHS crowd make it seem.
 

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« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2016, 08:18:27 pm »
Living proof that lead is not as poisonous as the RoHS crowd make it seem.

Nor the fumes from soldering flux.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2016, 08:20:38 pm by Fungus »
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2016, 11:39:21 pm »
Living proof that lead is not as poisonous as the RoHS crowd make it seem.
Actually lead free is about lead not ending up in land fills. During soldering none of the lead gets into the atmosphere! Melting isn't boiling.
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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2016, 12:56:27 pm »
RoHS limits the use of mercury, cadmium lead and hexavalent chromium (and a few other chemicals like brominated flame retardant) to prevent them from accumulating in landfills and leaking out into the rest of the environment.
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2016, 08:43:49 pm »
+1 for donating some test equipment. Looking at the current multi meters and power supply I think this should not be some (even basic) digital scope, but a really basic  cro. None of that digital rubbish :-). (Well, maybe a freq. counter would fit... albeit digital al least without a microprocessor)
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2016, 05:02:39 am »
While I admire your intentions, do you guys honestly think this guy wants to learn how to use modern day test equipment? :palm:
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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2016, 05:12:03 am »
Quote from: Dave
... do you guys honestly think this guy wants to learn how to use modern day test equipment? ...
You obviously haven't been a male for very long. 99% of the males here collect things for the sake of it, you can NEVER collect too much.
Like the old addage goes .. *he who collects the most stuff before he dies .. WINS  :-)
« Last Edit: May 03, 2016, 10:20:29 am by digsys »
Hello <tap> <tap> .. is this thing on?
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2016, 05:26:06 am »
Yes I would like to see what he makes of a digital scope, probe around his FM Bugs, tweak the coils see what he makes of any changes.
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2016, 05:08:17 pm »
Love seeing this. So inspiring. Doing what he loves even at that age. Thanks Dave!
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2016, 03:53:23 am »
@EEVBlog

I've thrashed you on a couple videos lately for how awful they've been - so... Gotta give credit this is one of the coolest videos you've made.  105!  WOW!  I hope I'm so lucky!
 

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« Reply #73 on: May 11, 2016, 06:09:10 am »
I've thrashed you on a couple videos lately for how awful they've been

OK, dare I ask why they were awful?
Were they actually badly produced? or you simply didn't like the topics?
 

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Re: EEVblog #874 - World's Oldest Electronics Hobbyist!
« Reply #74 on: May 12, 2016, 02:02:07 am »
I've thrashed you on a couple videos lately for how awful they've been

OK, dare I ask why they were awful?
Were they actually badly produced? or you simply didn't like the topics?

The one where you bitched about the Pickit2 for almost an hour comes to mind - #841 - awful.  I recall pointing that out on the forum as well... I thought I was maybe a bit harsh - but it was a low point for sure.

This one was great though.  Who doesn't like hanging out with an old codger with a a bunch of handmade soft-core porn on the walls while he tells you all about his FM transmitters?   :-+
 


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