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Offline slateraptor

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All I want for Christmas is...
« on: December 17, 2012, 09:49:43 am »
...my micros to work while in the middle of a debug session...and a new ESD mat for my home lab. This winter season has claimed one too many victims already. ::)

Convinced my cousin to get me this and/or this for Christmas...

She was like, "You want a plastic bottle and metal sponge for Christmas?? Weirdo." This was after failed requests for this, this, this, this, and this.
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 10:16:04 am »
...is it not to be 45 degrees C like last year
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 10:45:31 am »
Convinced my cousin to get me this and/or this for Christmas...

She was like, "You want a plastic bottle and metal sponge for Christmas?? Weirdo." ....


Well, that sounds quite familiar....... "Do you really need these cables??...."....well, yes...otherwise I will buy them myself anyway......
Most times I end up with a sweater or so (which I don't wear as these are too warm for me)....... but gladly the abundance of sweaters or jackets did decreased a lot during the last years ;)

The ESD mat looks pretty nice! Big enough to cover your whole work area and not too expensive either....
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 09:52:28 pm »
Did you try out the Digikey contest? http://www.digikey.com/us/en/mkt/fb/wish/wish.html.  Might be a good way to get your mat for free.  Good luck!
« Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 10:03:51 pm by bjorg »
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 09:59:50 pm »
Did you try out the Digikey contest? http://www.digikey.com/us/en/mkt/fb/wish/wish.html.  Might be a good way to get your mat for free.  Good luck!

That link just gave me a 404 in 10 different languages - still interesting of course  8)
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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 10:02:45 pm »
« Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 10:04:17 pm by bjorg »
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 10:04:12 pm »
That link just gave me a 404 in 10 different languages - still interesting of course  8)

The link should be http://www.digikey.com/us/en/mkt/fb/wish/wish.html

There was an extra . in the URL.
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 10:25:40 pm »
Less idiots in the world, more science in the world, less hate, more forums like this one, and the end of woowoo thinking. Unfortunately the only person who can bring all of this would be Santa...... ironic......
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 10:30:00 pm »
Robrenz's workshop
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2012, 02:35:20 am »
Did you try out the Digikey contest? http://www.digikey.com/us/en/mkt/fb/wish/wish.html.  Might be a good way to get your mat for free.  Good luck!

Fuck that pawn facebook/twitter marketing bullshit.

P.S. Please excuse the language.
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2012, 02:52:03 am »
... some free time.  work work work  AND I have to work on christmas eve and day (not that it really matters, dont really celebrate christmas, just the family will be upset.)
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2012, 04:41:51 am »
Mikeselectricstuff's workshop.  >:D

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2012, 05:28:04 am »
Did you try out the Digikey contest? http://www.digikey.com/us/en/mkt/fb/wish/wish.html.  Might be a good way to get your mat for free.  Good luck!

Fuck that pawn facebook/twitter marketing bullshit.

P.S. Please excuse the language.

Amen.
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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2012, 05:50:10 am »
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All I want for Christmas is...

That pick-n-place machine that was just posted in another thread.
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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2012, 06:03:36 am »
... customers with realistic budgets and lead time demands.   :)
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2012, 06:43:26 am »
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2012, 11:12:03 am »
my two front teeth  ;D
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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2012, 11:25:56 am »
...is it not to be 45 degrees C like last year

YESS!!
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2012, 01:42:42 pm »
Robrenz's workshop

Every day is Christmas ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2012, 02:38:48 pm »
 

Offline Achilles

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2012, 03:12:00 pm »
@ED: hehhehe....like that one, but shouldn't it be 666° ?? ;)

Well, you southern fellows obviously have different Christmas than we have..... Let's see if we'll get some snow for Christmas up here.... would be nice.....but not too much.
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2012, 03:23:04 pm »
Don't want Mike's shop, just the knowledge Mike has, along with the amazing talent and precision Robrenz has.
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2012, 06:39:23 pm »
... worldpeace!  ;)
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2012, 06:44:06 pm »
The art of electronics hardcover 2nd edition
The art of electronics student manual
Fluke 87 III (ebay)
nice and old 5V 10A power supply
...

Glad i ordered / will get all of those  O0
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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2012, 06:45:11 pm »
Ed, probably will not be 45C, but i lived in a town where the winter average high was 42C, summer was 43C. We would get visitors come from upcountry and drop dead from heatstroke, while us that lived there were complaining that it was quite cool at 10AM at 30C, we were wearing jerseys because it was so cold..........
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2012, 09:37:42 pm »
Ed, probably will not be 45C, but i lived in a town where the winter average high was 42C, summer was 43C. We would get visitors come from upcountry and drop dead from heatstroke, while us that lived there were complaining that it was quite cool at 10AM at 30C, we were wearing jerseys because it was so cold..........
i just dislike roast dinners in that kind of weather :P
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2012, 11:18:21 pm »
Santa will drop off my new Fluke 87V this week.  :-+

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2012, 01:20:32 am »
As of last night, for my alma matter to unban my computer from their Altium license server. =(...
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2012, 08:43:41 am »
*picture with weather forecast of world's end*

hey, at least you have sun in that thing.
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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2012, 10:39:07 am »
... money.

I'll take care of everything else myself with it  :-//

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2012, 11:54:20 am »
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The art of electronics hardcover 2nd edition
The art of electronics hardcover 2nd 3rd edition.

But I think I'm getting a Dremel.
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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2012, 03:47:59 pm »
i just dislike roast dinners in that kind of weather :P

Ice cream place did roaring business. Eddie got his machine delivered and set up on Thursday night, along with what he thought was an adequate amount of supplies, 2000 cones and 100l of mix. Friday noon he did a quick call to his supplier and asked if he had more and could he come to fetch. was down to the last box of cones and mix when he came back at 6PM after his quick 200km drive to the local supplier and took all his stock. in 3 months he had paid off the machine and had bought a second one to handle the load, along with doing a quick rewire to the shop to get 60a 3 phase power to run the 2 machines, the display fridges for cooldrinks and the display fridges for chocolates.

You know it is hot when the public pool is closed for swimming as the water is at 50C. Fire dept came there and made an impromptu evaporative cooler with the pump truck and the water cannons to pump the water and spray it over the surface to do evaporative cooling of it.
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2012, 09:20:19 pm »
Santa sent me BK Precision 879B LCR meter but the UPS today failed to deliver it. >:(
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2012, 11:25:57 pm »
Santa dropped off my new Fluke 87V DMM today.  :-DMM  Funny,  he looks a lot like a blond mail woman...

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2012, 11:36:35 pm »
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Funny,  he looks a lot like a blond mail woman...
Sounds better than a fat guy with a beard.
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2012, 12:08:31 am »
Who spilled meat pie down the front of his shirt. ..
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2012, 12:22:24 pm »
Santa dropped off my new Fluke 87V DMM today.  :-DMM 
Although it's surely a shock-proof meter, you should slap Santa for doing that to Fluke.  ;D
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2012, 01:33:30 pm »
 Watching crap TV with all the family here , so I can just have a nap in the chair heavenZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :=\
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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2012, 05:53:41 pm »
More time/energy to tinker with the ideas I allready have..

Ah yeah.. peace on earth etc would be nice too.
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2012, 11:06:26 pm »
my channel 1 on the Rigol 1052 working again  :-BROKE
 

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Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2012, 02:39:37 am »
Robrenz's workshop

Every day is Christmas ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

That Hardinge HLV-H is in my wet dreams :)
Also a small Deckel or a MAHO
A laser cutter
A universal grinder
A wire erosion machine
A press brake
and a place to put them all in  ::)
 


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