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EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« on: July 25, 2016, 11:31:01 pm »
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SPOILERS:
Lumintop TD16 1000 lumens Tactical Flashlight Torch:
http://amzn.to/2a9dliv
Worm AAA Keyring Torch:
http://amzn.to/2arO4CE
Amateur HAM Radio Study Guides from Dan Romanchik
http://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/
PCBite professional PCB holder
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pcbite-the-professional-and-affordable-pcb-holder--4#/
Accurate panel meter:
https://www.tindie.com/products/sotos/panel-meter-v1/
Turns your PSU into a USB charger:
https://github.com/twam/USB-Adapter
OP.A FM Synthesiser Arduino Shield:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1304489933/opa-multitimbral-fm-synthesizer-shield-for-arduino
Flip Dot Displays
 

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 01:55:28 am »
Hey Dave, another great video, keep em coming.  Just a note on the PCBite mirrored base, you commented on it.   What you may not have seen from your angle is whether it was intentional or accidental, the mirror actually comes I quite handy to see the underside of the board while you are working on the top.  Could be handy while soldering or unsoldering.

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 05:09:20 am »
Yes.  I, too, thought the mirrored view could prove useful...

Also interesting was the 'tactical' torch.  I've wondered how well these would work - and how well the knock-offs wouldn't.
 

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 07:04:20 am »
8-bit Keys is the guy he should have sent the PSR part to. Maybe not to fix it, but that channel is into the PSR units and would likely give the person the best advice.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcTt3O4_IW5gnA0c58eXshg
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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 09:49:13 am »
Quote from: EEVBLOG
Dave: I don't think anybody actually collects valves...

 :-DD

 

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 10:58:49 am »

Quote from: EEVBLOG
Dave: I don't think anybody actually collects valves...


Well, I do  ;D
But only those useful to me, which I might use in a repair or in some project.
http://rbastlerblog.jimdo.com/
Gamma spectrometer works. Now some yellow crystals need regenerating and testing.
 

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 11:24:44 am »
AFAIK the tubes Dave displayed aren’t used in ‘hi-end’ tube HIFI, not much value to them.
CJ
 

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2016, 01:35:06 pm »
Anyone know where to get flip dots? I've only ever seen a few random on ebay. The chinese dont seem to make them, and the real companies appear to be niche, larger projects.
 

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2016, 01:48:19 pm »
Anyone know where to get flip dots? I've only ever seen a few random on ebay. The chinese dont seem to make them, and the real companies appear to be niche, larger projects.

http://www.flipdots.com/

Ive used their larger 7 segments in the past, were well built.
 
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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016, 01:52:25 pm »
http://www.flipdots.com/

Ive used their larger 7 segments in the past, were well built.

Made in Poland.  :popcorn:

How much do they cost?

There's no prices anywhere on the site, I'm guessing if I have to ask then they're expensive.
 
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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2016, 08:33:35 pm »
I think the Flip Dots I sent in are also made by the polish company, but I am not 100% sure.

I ask them for a price for small quantities a few years back and it was around 4.5 € + VAT for a 1x7 module.

Have a look at https://hannio.org/produkt/1x7-flipdot-modul-10mm-gelb/. This guys sells them same modules I have for a reasonable price. They're all new old stock.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2016, 08:36:26 pm by twam »
 
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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2016, 03:03:01 am »
 
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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2016, 08:23:26 am »
http://www.flipdots.com/

Ive used their larger 7 segments in the past, were well built.

Made in Poland.  :popcorn:

How much do they cost?

There's no prices anywhere on the site, I'm guessing if I have to ask then they're expensive.

From memory 450mm 7seg types were ~€160. We used them for clocks etc.
Note that was several years ago, I think LEDs work out cheaper for a lot of things now.
 

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2016, 07:06:54 pm »
About the PCBite:

Dave mentioned he found the mirror finish of the metal baseplate somewhat disturbing. But I think it's quite handy to view the other side of a board without having to crouch down or take it from the clamps.
 

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Re: EEVblog #906 - Mailbag
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2016, 11:12:46 am »
The USB board for the front of a power supply looks great and would save me a lot of time with bench testing gear, however I am not very clued up on how to use the files on the github to actually order PCB's. If they were available to buy as just the PCB's, or PCB's with parts I would buy a few for sure.
 


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