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Dan C. Anderson was inventor of the original pink poly ESD bag (Richmond Chemical Corporation RCAS 1200)
Dan explains and demonstrates in irreverent style what Electrostatic Discharge is and the history behind development of the pink poly ESD bag.
Previous to this invention Velostat was used as ESD material.
This video dates sometime prior to 1976.

 
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Re: ESD Explained & Demonstrated + History of the Pink Polyethylene ESD Bag
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 11:47:34 pm »
I'm only part way through but this guy is both entertaining and informative. From what I've seen so far, a highly recommended watch.
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 

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Re: ESD Explained & Demonstrated + History of the Pink Polyethylene ESD Bag
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 02:29:29 am »
Dan C. Anderson was inventor of the original pink poly ESD bag (Richmond Chemical Corporation RCAS 1200)
Dan explains and demonstrates in irreverent style what Electrostatic Discharge is and the history behind development of the pink poly ESD bag.
Previous to this invention Velostat was used as ESD material.
This video dates sometime prior to 1976.


I think I saw it in 1977, when I did a "High Reliability Hand Soldering" course held by Telecom Aust.
Like all their courses, it was excellent, & apart from "hand soldering", introduced us to many techniques which were not mainstream for decades afterwards.

From memory, the video referred to the pink stuff as "Polypink".
When I get some time, I'll watch it again for old times sake!
 

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Re: ESD Explained & Demonstrated + History of the Pink Polyethylene ESD Bag
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 08:03:02 am »
I'm only part way through but this guy is both entertaining and informative. From what I've seen so far, a highly recommended watch.

Everyone in the Youtube comments is raving about him.
Of course he'd be deplatformed and uninvited from every conference on the planet today  :palm:
 

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Re: ESD Explained & Demonstrated + History of the Pink Polyethylene ESD Bag
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 11:09:03 am »
I'm only part way through but this guy is both entertaining and informative. From what I've seen so far, a highly recommended watch.

Everyone in the Youtube comments is raving about him.
Of course he'd be deplatformed and uninvited from every conference on the planet today  :palm:
Why is it I feel you hit the nail on the head...
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BrianHG.
 

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Re: ESD Explained & Demonstrated + History of the Pink Polyethylene ESD Bag
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2020, 01:22:25 pm »
I'm only part way through but this guy is both entertaining and informative. From what I've seen so far, a highly recommended watch.

Everyone in the Youtube comments is raving about him.
Of course he'd be deplatformed and uninvited from every conference on the planet today  :palm:
Why is it I feel you hit the nail on the head...

Quote from: L. P. Hartley The Go-Between
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

I think his only 'sin' by modern standards was the assumption, "sometime prior to 1976", that women do all the cooking and washing. I was there, they did.
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 

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Re: ESD Explained & Demonstrated + History of the Pink Polyethylene ESD Bag
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 09:04:12 pm »
I wonder what became of him. Hope he lived a good life.

Shame that we can't have someone like this these days, poor guy would get canceled so quick.
 


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