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Offline Hugoneus

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Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« on: October 08, 2012, 03:05:10 am »
My cat seems to love doing this. I have also seen him on top of the oscilloscope when I am not paying attention!

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 04:06:51 am »
I would love to get my Sadie to sleep on top of my old Tek 465 next to my bench, but alas, she much prefers either my lap or right in front of my soldering station...
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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 04:09:53 am »
I would love to get my Sadie to sleep on top of my old Tek 465 next to my bench, but alas, she much prefers either my lap or right in front of my soldering station...

That is great!

My cat is terrified of the soldering iron. He tried to attack it in rapid paw slaps! I have also caught him chewing on my active probe once... My 3-GHz active probe has teeth marks!

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 06:46:39 am »
we had problems with our cat sleeping on laptops, so we made her a heating pad, it worked! :)


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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 07:18:10 am »
We did the same thing, a blanket plus a heated pet pad inside it.


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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 08:07:43 am »
But is that an ESD-safe cat? :P
 

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 10:32:23 am »
heheheh.... It's because of the equipment heat, cats love it! :)
 

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 10:38:26 am »
We have 3 short hair black cats, they are full of mischief most of the time.  Your picture is great!  Maybe the heat of the instrument attracted her.

Great Picture! ! ! !

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 11:00:44 am »
My cat seems to love doing this. I have also seen him on top of the oscilloscope when I am not paying attention!

Delicate electronic machinery are butt warmers to them. It can be worth thousands and in the end it's all still a butt warmer. Lucky it's not getting sprayed. Most males, especially those not fixed would spray it in an instant because that DSO is now theirs. It warmed their butt. LOL Giving them a heating pad (also mentioned in here) seems to be the course of action to prevent cat hair and other contaminants from clogging up and damaging your DSO.
 

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 11:32:30 am »
There is no pussy here.  :'(
 

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 11:59:28 am »
My cat seems to love doing this. I have also seen him on top of the oscilloscope when I am not paying attention!


Is that cat a Russian Blue ?
 

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 12:27:59 pm »
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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 12:40:49 pm »
Adafruit has http://www.adafruit.com/catsofengineering
I wonder if www.catsonmytestgear.com is available

Lots of furry cuteness!

I know how much Dave loves cats, so here's a link for him http://www.mycathatesyou.com/



 

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 04:20:54 pm »
My cat seems to love doing this. I have also seen him on top of the oscilloscope when I am not paying attention!


Is that cat a Russian Blue ?

Not completely. Got him when he was a kitten from a shelter!

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 04:38:51 pm »
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I wonder if www.catsonmytestgear.com is available

If it curled up on top of your latest teardown would you have a cat scanner?

I'll get my coat.......
 

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 05:18:40 pm »
My cat is trying to catch that running green spot.
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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 06:00:58 pm »
cats like warm things ... and walking over keyboards...

now, there is a problem with that. make sure the cat doesn't wee on a piece of equipment with burst caps in it.... older equipment that has leaky cap's smell like cat wee, and kitty may just want to mark it as his or her's .....
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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 08:10:02 pm »
I have quiet a bit of equipment which my cat likes to sleep on. Sometimes while I use them. I have to regularly vacuum stuff to make sure his hair is not in there.

I have found a way to keep him off lately, put double sided tape on some locations, he hates that!

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Re: Have you ever seen a cat on top of a spectrum analyzer?
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2012, 08:30:59 pm »
Make sure that Rigol is CAT I rated first!!!


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