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« Reply #10625 on: January 20, 2021, 09:36:55 am »
A 32" eyes candy.  :P

4K resolution, 10 bit and with 3 input ports HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2 and USB-C Thundebolt, and also built-in USB hub capable PD up to 95 watts and 4 x USB 3.1 type A ports.

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« Reply #10626 on: January 20, 2021, 11:26:40 am »
Ordered a bench press drill and soft jawed press vice to make holes in enclosures more accurately.
 

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« Reply #10627 on: January 20, 2021, 06:37:25 pm »
Stemming from a gift voucher from son for Xmas, some bits and bobs needed for the workshop:
Internal spring calipers
1" MT3 drill for starter holes for those big lathe boring jobs
5/16 tool steel
Dial gauge magnetic base
Cutting, drilling, tapping paste
Large and small center bits
Pin punches
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« Reply #10628 on: January 20, 2021, 08:16:40 pm »
An old school HP vector display unit! Hp1335A. Newly restored by the previous owner, although without enclosure.

And a 1962 vintage school/college/lab poster on radiation detectors! Printed on canvas! What a find!
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« Reply #10629 on: January 23, 2021, 11:48:51 am »
A really good CMOS camera ($150) with a cheap coaxially illuminated lens set ($250).

Easily sees top metal and certainly bonding pads on a chip, despite lens effect (dispersion) is a bit annoying ($400 for a metalloscope, what can I ask for?). The next thing I'll do is to convert its while LED injection source to an uncollimated single mode laser source or a really good quality monochromatic LED.

I'll anyway replace the light injection source just for its no brand power supply "adaptor".

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Needless to say, this is a HUGE upgrade to my ADSM302, which I will still use, just not on dies.

I did out of curiosity asked the price of a real metalloscope, even the cheapest is $1200+, so I guess I'll pass on that one.
 

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« Reply #10630 on: January 24, 2021, 04:09:03 am »
Swedish made Electronics Adjuster  >:D Move over AvE, Dave and Clive  :-DD

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« Reply #10631 on: January 24, 2021, 04:10:47 am »
Swedish made Electronics Adjuster  >:D Move over AvE, Dave and Clive  :-DD



There can be only one!
 

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« Reply #10632 on: January 24, 2021, 10:56:22 am »
Swedish made Electronics Adjuster  >:D Move over AvE, Dave and Clive  :-DD



There can be only one!

There are, in fact, not only one , but several Swedish axe brands. The one Bean posted is a Hultafors, which is probably the largest hand tool company in Sweden that has not been bought by a multi-national and then been brand-raped.[0] Their hammers are legendary; I own both the carpenter's and the electrician's models from them. One feels twice as strong and hits more often with them, compared to no-brand shit.

The most "hand-crafty" axe-makers with market presence globally probably are Gränsfors Bruk and Wetterlings, but I'd argue that the Hultafors is pretty close to them in performance.


  • Bahco, in particular, is now owned by Crap-On who churn out badly designed me-too shite rebranded to that once stellar brand. The things that made Bahco good, like the Nut-Fucker (adj. wrench), the Ergo screwdrivers, the pipe wrench, et c. still are made, though.

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« Reply #10633 on: January 24, 2021, 11:27:19 am »
Hultafors brought Hults Bruk as part of their portfolio and the heads come from there. In Oz branded Hults Bruk Axes run twice the price and for Bush use OTT the heads are still stamped Hults Bruk :) Hults Bruk here http://hultsbruk1697.se/

Our local big box hardware chains sell nothing but crap  :-- I did the rounds of the local Chainsaw/Timber type hangouts and apart from having no flaming idea they also had no stock. Way back into the dim dark ages of my working life I worked for a company that was a Stihl agent and we sold Axes and a range of Hickory handles but the small chainsaws seem to have taken the place of axes in forrestry.
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« Reply #10634 on: January 24, 2021, 11:30:08 am »
This is what a gate pad looks like under my new $400 microscope. Note the vias pattern and guard rings.

Yes, there are lens dispersion, but anyway I'm going to use it with monochromatic light source in production, so I don't care.

 
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« Reply #10635 on: January 24, 2021, 01:22:30 pm »
Now with computer vision.

 

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« Reply #10636 on: January 25, 2021, 11:58:41 am »
Axe heads and metal trade items like them were arguably the first money.

Swedish made Electronics Adjuster  >:D Move over AvE, Dave and Clive  :-DD


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« Reply #10637 on: January 26, 2021, 09:19:38 pm »
keithley mania day
2700 no power 100
2306 stuck at initializing might be just the sram but who knows
also someone modified it so everything possible 125 plus 40 for shipping
both sold for parts

probably over paid
not the worst mania i ever had i think the worst one was a lecroy which i still own

lol almost forget the last week 2100 for 40 plus 40 for the shipping (pm if you have a spare complete front panel)
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« Reply #10638 on: January 27, 2021, 06:05:46 am »
A small bottle of high strength thread locker and two pieces of Raspberry Pi Pico.  :)

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« Reply #10639 on: January 27, 2021, 07:26:40 pm »
Bought this cutie today. With all original accesories (in original zipper plastic bags) and in mint condition. No signs of use whatsoever... One probe was probably never used as it still has a silicone protective cap on the tip. So, when i saw the manufacturing date i couldn't beleive it, hehe
Lol, there are even original cable twist ties inside.
Oh and an unopened envelope with floppy disc for the fluke view software  ;D
I am curious if the battery is still original, as a quick test today gave me an impression that there is still a lot of juice in it... Will see tomorrow when i test it in field...
 

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« Reply #10640 on: January 27, 2021, 07:31:23 pm »
From https://www.amazon.com/Harbor-Freight-Tools-43060-Control/dp/B002MLE01A US16.94 (and when I ordered it a few weeks ago, it was free shipping USPS) and I ordered it with some trepidation...



I know these are cheap (try not to laugh). I did some due diligence (I hope, successfully). I looked at some videos, including some that included tear downs.

I have a rather nice Dremel 4000 with speed control and a workstation/ drill press and a flex shaft. I think it is quality equipment for my level. The problem is that I do not have an unlimited amount of space. If I just want to do some small thing (e.g., drill a single hole), it is a pain to dig it out and set it up. That's fine if I am going to be using it for a while.

I also have these two drills, which are both decades old. Neither has speed control. So that is why I bought this.



So far, it works well with both of them.
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« Reply #10641 on: January 28, 2021, 06:59:22 am »
GPSDO and a Distribution Amplifier. Also some 2N2222 transistors. All eBay. I just modified the GPSDO to fix the design flaw in the "RS232" output.
 

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« Reply #10642 on: January 30, 2021, 09:03:49 am »
Arrived yesterday... yay!  8)

 
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« Reply #10643 on: January 30, 2021, 09:09:44 am »
Arrived yesterday... yay!  8)



Send it back clearly they forgot a button  >:D
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« Reply #10644 on: January 30, 2021, 09:48:21 am »
ASMOF it's 6 buttons too many  ;D

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« Reply #10645 on: January 30, 2021, 12:03:23 pm »
Arrived yesterday... yay!  8)



Fixed... You're welcome!

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« Reply #10646 on: January 30, 2021, 04:52:32 pm »
NO WAY!  hahahaha!   :-DD

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« Reply #10647 on: January 30, 2021, 06:36:24 pm »
I recently received five Rakon VTX0225AR 10 MHz VCTCXO's.  While I did not need GPSDO precision, these came closer to that than I expected--0.05 Hz drift during a recent 3.5 hour test.  See the first attachment.

The second attachment shows the oscillator board with its metal cover removed and terminals labeled.  Another picture floating around has those terminals incorrectly labeled.  Besides having a trimmer capacitor available for adjustment of its frequency, it has a control voltage terminal where the frequency can be more finely tuned.  That is how I adjusted the frequency to that shown on the first attachment.  Even with the trimmer capacitor set for the highest frequency possible, it seems like most or all of the units do not quite make it to exactly 10 MHz.  However, it is obviously possible after adding the voltage adjustment.  Accordingly, that voltage adjustment only seems to raise the frequency.  Via a fixed and trimmer resistor combination, I have the electronic frequency adjustment range set to 10 MHz +/-10 Hz.  That makes fine adjustment easy via a 25 turn trimmer.

The VTX0225AR has a clipped sine wave output.  Attachments show that on my oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer.  While ALL harmonics only go down slightly at higher frequencies, I saw almost nothing in the way of modulation products or IMD very close to its 10 MHz frequency.  While it is possible to add a bandpass filter for using one of those harmonic frequencies, the last two attachments show its output with a Mini-Circuits SCLF-10 10 MHz low pass filter connected to the oscillator's output.

What do these things cost?  How about $2 each?  A quantity of five is available on eBay for $10.  See: https://www.ebay.com/itm/232248869943 That auction confuses things by highlighting the oscillator's reel number rather than its part number shown in the pictures.

So far I am very happy with the purchase.
 
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« Reply #10648 on: January 30, 2021, 10:38:49 pm »
Picked up this beauty today from facebook marketplace.
It's a Seck 1882 mk2 compleate with the VU meter bridge and one psu.
Even got the operators instructions with it, all for £30
 

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« Reply #10649 on: January 31, 2021, 08:29:21 pm »
Picked up this beauty today from facebook marketplace.
It's a Seck 1882 mk2 compleate with the VU meter bridge and one psu.
Even got the operators instructions with it, all for £30

That's about the right price for it. I remember good and bad things about the Seck mixers.


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