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Sydney Mud Run 2014
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:42:09 am »
Dave drags a Tektronix TDS220 oscilloscope through 7km of mud at the 2014 Sydney Mud Run.
Raising money for the NSW Cancer Council.
Along with Klein Tools MM500 rugged multimeter also:
http://www.kleintools.com/catalog/multimeters/auto-ranging-multimeter-0

I'm putting this on the main channel, because so many viewers generously donated.
Shot with an Olympus Tough TG-850 camera.

 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 11:44:03 am »
Next video, dry out TDS, plug in, LOL.

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2014, 11:54:08 am »
Well done Dave!
A tear down, see if the Tek fires up?
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2014, 12:00:33 pm »
Nice one Dave.

That multimeter and scope will now make for a good teardown tuesday  :-/O :-BROKE.
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2014, 01:16:09 pm »
Well done Dave! Now get some warm water, drink it a lot and rest for the night, so you are chipper for Sunday.

Reminds me of the military "Fun Run" which was pretty much everything but, but at least there you do not have barbed wire.
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014, 01:27:29 pm »
Ahahah, awesome, Dave! Wish we had events like this here.. In the summer... When it's not as cold as -25 degrees.....

Anyway, can you violate your "don't turn it on" rule on the scope and see if it works without cleaning and so? :)
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2014, 02:03:36 pm »
Great effort Dave, lost too many people I loved to cancer...

Would be interesting to see a teardown of that scope, you may need a roll of kitchen towel and 2 cans of switch cleaner handy though. I bet that after a teardown, clean up it would work again may need a new display. :-BROKE




 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2014, 03:11:16 pm »
Hey Dave,
Really enjoyed the video of the mud run and your efforts supporting this amazing cause! Well done! Now be sure to replenish your fluids, get some rest and relaxation. Looking forward to seeing how the scope powers up. I assume you'll open it up first to see if there is any water in it and dry it off? Otherwise it may be interesting to see what happens if there is a short in there somewhere.
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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2014, 03:25:39 pm »
They could hear me laughing down the hall. Awesome video, I loved seeing the TDS-220 submerge!!!
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2014, 03:44:15 pm »
Well done Dave, much appreciated effort from a cancer survivor. Will be interesting to see if that scope will work again, and how accurate is the meter after all that. :-+ :clap:
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2014, 04:19:58 pm »
That was quite good audio and video quality considering the conditions.

Is this the event Daily Planet was supposed to cover?
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2014, 05:03:02 pm »
Bwahaaha! Video of the year this one. :-+ That bunny suit looks surprisingly mud resistant.

Next step, power up the scope.  :-BROKE
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2014, 05:07:07 pm »
Try to clean and dry the scope and plug it in :) I'm curious if it still works :D
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2014, 05:59:38 pm »
Bwahaaha! Video of the year this one. :-+ That bunny suit looks surprisingly mud resistant.

Next step, power up the scope.  :-BROKE

I love your avatar  :-DD


Great job Dave. :-+

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2014, 06:32:04 pm »
Well done Mr. Jones!  :-+
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2014, 06:49:57 pm »
How well did the GoPro copy work?
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2014, 07:45:48 pm »
 :-+
Well done Dave  :-+
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2014, 08:16:13 pm »
Dave, you are a hero :)  :-+

But I want to see the teardown of that scope after this! It is quite possible that after washing it off and thoroughly drying everything it will still work.
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2014, 03:24:25 am »
Did I hear right?  Did Dave raise $10k out of a $40k total for the event?

Massive well done to you Dave!
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2014, 03:34:43 am »
awesomely done dude, massive effort  :-+ and of course good cause to go to the trouble for i hope you got a lot of fluids back in you and lots of rest and are feeling better mate!  poor scope though lol also shame about the factory flotation device  :-DD
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2014, 05:00:08 am »
You definitely gave the donors a run for their money. 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2014, 05:48:50 am »
That was great fun to watch.  Thanks Dave for entertaining us and thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause.   :-+
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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2014, 06:00:54 am »
Awesome video and like others I would like to see that scope cleaned up and powered up.
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2014, 08:07:07 am »
Good Video,awesome effort a lot of people are very grateful for the effort you put into the fun run.WELL DONE
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2014, 08:40:40 am »
Is this the event Daily Planet was supposed to cover?

Yes, but they pulled out last minute due to visa problems or some such.
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2014, 08:50:00 am »
How well did the GoPro copy work?

Got little useful footage from it. Didn't trust the battery to last the event so only switched on when thought it was worthy, but I mostly focused on the other cam that gave the better angle + audio + quality. Waste of time taking it.
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2014, 09:02:25 am »
Well done Dave,

We are all very grateful for your efforts, and also please pass on our gratitude and appreciation to those who assisted you on the day.

Many Thanks & Kind Regards

Muttley
« Last Edit: February 28, 2016, 12:43:24 am by Muttley Snickers »
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2014, 09:21:55 am »
Fantastic! :D
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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2014, 09:57:06 am »
As I said, great job Dave  :-+ but I still can't get used to destroying a functional oscilloscope. If you had sold it on the auction, the charity would have had ~300 bucks extra...
It is like a rockstar destroying his guitar ... It's stupid   :-- Just sayin' , I know I am not going to be popular popular for saying this  :blah: . Maybe just a cultural thing.

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2014, 10:28:22 am »
lol - great stuff! ;-)
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2014, 12:01:59 pm »
 :-DD Thanks Dave, I thoroughly enjoyed watching every minute of this video.  I thought the bunny suit was going to come off but you stuck with it. 
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2014, 01:20:15 pm »
Don't think I've ever heard Dave's voice go so high as towards the end. Anyone have a spectrograph?
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2014, 03:47:02 pm »
Dave - I gotta wonder....
Are you going to auction off the TDS, bunny suit and multimeter?  Maybe even the cameras?  UNcleaned of course!
Great bragging rights for the winners:
"This oscilloscope helped cure cancer -- and I have the video footage to prove it!"
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2014, 09:50:53 pm »
Looks like you enjoyed it, I enjoyed watching it.
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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2014, 12:19:42 am »
I love the looks of puzzlement on the faces of the people behind you at the starting line.  :o
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2014, 02:48:53 am »
looks like you had a lot of fun there hehehe, hmmm and some nice girls there too ;)
 

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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2014, 07:11:45 am »
Good one dave , I watched nearly right to the end but I noticed there was no mention of FOOD , did they starve you there ? .
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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2014, 07:22:30 am »
Good one dave , I watched nearly right to the end but I noticed there was no mention of FOOD , did they starve you there ? .

He was eating a gummy worms at one point :)
@6:38 and they were gummy snakes I think, hard to understand him with his mouth full!
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Re: Sydney Mud Run 2014
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2014, 07:35:20 pm »
I had never heard of that MM500 before Dave mentioned it here.  But, I started to look into it.  Very low cost meter for that kind of durability.  I found a video of it being dropped 40 feet!!  Fairly tough meter for under $50.



But, it looks like it is built for durability, and not a lot of features.  I wouldn't mind seeing Dave hook it up, and see what it can do.  Getting high voltage ratings, high safety ratings, and this kind of durability for under $50 seems like a pretty good deal.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Auto-Ranging-Digital-Multimeter-MM500/204337793
 


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