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The Avengers Multimeter
« on: June 03, 2012, 07:53:25 am »
I just saw The Avengers (yes, it's freak'n awesome BTW).
I noticed a scene that had what seemed like a long lingering shot with a multimeter in it which then drifted off camera.
Seemed to be some cheapie OneHungLow manual range job, and I thought it seemed rather misplaced among all the other high tech gadgetry.
Almost certainly the one in the cinema that was wondering what brand and model it was  ;D
Any else spot it?

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 07:57:09 am »
Dave,when you said "Avengers Multimeter" I imagined John Steed using an AVO model 8. ;D
But you don't mean the silly Pommy TV series ,do you?
You mean the silly Marvel comic movie! ;D
 

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 07:57:31 am »
Maybe the producers went round all the big names like Fluke and Agilent and asked how much they were willing to pay for a product placement opportunity? And perhaps when they got no bites from the big names they went with a cheap anonymous brand to avoid giving anyone free publicity.
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 08:57:51 am »
Dave,when you said "Avengers Multimeter" I imagined John Steed using an AVO model 8. ;D
But you don't mean the silly Pommy TV series ,do you?
You mean the silly Marvel comic movie! ;D

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 09:27:01 am »
I much prefer Purdy.
 

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 09:35:56 am »
I much prefer Purdy.

Excuse me? The New Avengers? Bahhh  :(
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 10:19:30 am »
Excuse me? The New Avengers? Bahhh  :(

I am looking forward to Prometheus...... wonder what meters they use?

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 11:53:49 am »
Excuse me? The New Avengers? Bahhh  :(

I am looking forward to Prometheus...... wonder what meters they use?

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I would assume one that is designed for operation in highly acidic environment  8)
 

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 12:07:47 pm »
As for multimeters, I think that French Metrix folding multimeter is probably the only one that would look the part:



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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 12:41:37 pm »
As for multimeters, I think that French Metrix folding multimeter is probably the only one that would look the part:


Add a few LEDs and it becomes a tricorder.....LOL
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 01:39:30 pm »
I am looking forward to Prometheus...... wonder what meters they use?
th kind where, if you make a mistake, it wraps its probes around your head and impregnates you with an egg.. And a few days later a full grown oscilloscope bursts out of your chest..
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2012, 02:20:05 pm »
And a few days later a full grown oscilloscope bursts out of your chest..

But, but, but, it will be a LeCroy.
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2012, 02:21:06 pm »
Dave,when you said "Avengers Multimeter" I imagined John Steed using an AVO model 8. ;D
But you don't mean the silly Pommy TV series ,do you?
You mean the silly Marvel comic movie! ;D

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2012, 02:22:21 pm »
And a few days later a full grown oscilloscope bursts out of your chest..

But, but, but, it will be a LeCroy.
That's fine. You'd be dead anyway, so you wont have to live through the horror of using it :)
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2012, 05:00:45 pm »
Plan to see the movie this week. I'll try and pay more attention to the gadgets  ;D
 

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 05:24:17 pm »
I've seen the movie twice and now I have to watch it again to see this elusive meter, lol (good excuse).

PeterG, here is a real tricorder powered by linux (I really love that OS and its many flavors)

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/03/researcher-publishes-specs-for-real-linux-powered-star-trek-tricorder/


As for multimeters, I think that French Metrix folding multimeter is probably the only one that would look the part:


Add a few LEDs and it becomes a tricorder.....LOL
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 05:46:25 pm »
I also noticed an old 70s era analog oscilloscope in one scene. It may have been a Tektronix 485, but I'm not sure. The 70's blue plastic also seemed out of place among the transparent oled screens and such.
 

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2012, 06:26:50 pm »
why the continously shooting particle beam from the partice accelerator which was disrupted in the iron man? :) marvell ftw
Dave you watched it in 3d or imax?
 

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012, 02:42:44 am »
Dave you watched it in 3d or imax?

No, I generally hate 3D movies.

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2012, 05:15:20 am »
I watched it twice in digital 3D and regular, IMO the 3D isn't that emphasized and you wouldn't really miss out.
 

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2012, 05:47:26 am »
I watched it twice in digital 3D and regular, IMO the 3D isn't that emphasized and you wouldn't really miss out.

Even the "good" 3D movies to me just look fairly gimmicky. My brain isn't tricked. And it can be quite tiring to watch compared to a 2D movie.
I just don't see the attraction at all.

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2012, 07:13:10 am »
I watched it twice in digital 3D and regular, IMO the 3D isn't that emphasized and you wouldn't really miss out.

Even the "good" 3D movies to me just look fairly gimmicky. My brain isn't tricked. And it can be quite tiring to watch compared to a 2D movie.
I just don't see the attraction at all.

Dave.

I completely agree. Besides, its not really three dimensional anyway; if it was, you'd be able to 'peer' right and left to see completely different facets of persons and objects - for instance, those sitting on the right side of the theater would see different things/perceptions than those sitting on the left.
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2012, 03:52:30 am »
If I recall correctly, in Iron Man, in Tony Stark's lab there was an instrument that looked like a Tektronix 2225 or the similar. The things I pick up on nowadays. Anyone see that?
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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2012, 04:59:07 am »
I remember a very touching moment in "Days of our Lives",where a major character was in the ICU ,supposedly hooked up to a heart monitor.
The Heart monitor was a Tektronix 545B! ;D

Actually,a lot of the props in older episodes of that show were a trifle "rough around the edges".
 

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Re: The Avengers Multimeter
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2012, 02:03:26 am »
Hahahaha. Yeah old scopes do make for some great medical equipment.
 


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