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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #200 on: July 18, 2015, 06:55:18 pm »
My lovely wife just bought me a second DS1054Z!  (I have a birthday coming up ;) )
 

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« Reply #201 on: July 18, 2015, 07:41:31 pm »
Scored this HP 4328A for $80 bucks shipped a while back.


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« Reply #202 on: July 18, 2015, 08:04:05 pm »
I bought an FDAI (Flight Director/Attitude Indicator), along with 2 Arduino Mega2560s and 4 Pro Minis (clones from Microcenter). SADLY... the only serial interface for the micros they had in stock was the FTDI version... (I did not like paying any kind of money for an FTDI product). The arduinos are my first foray into microcontrollers. Call me old school... I've had a preference for digital logic for years, but I need to build some new skills. I haven't programed since the Commodore 64 days, and HyperCard and HyperStudio on Mac.

I'll be using the FDAI, along with a variety of meters, displays, indicators, switches, buttons, and other controls to build a "Command Module" styled controller for Kerbal Space Program. The Ratheon chip has a 1974 date code. This puppy is five years older than I am!




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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #203 on: July 20, 2015, 07:21:56 pm »
Keithley 2000 in perfect working condition calibrated 2 years ago, located 10km from me for 200 CHF (~200 USD/280AUD).
Sadly no printed manual, but Keythley manuals are available on their website. Pics when I get it on thursday.
 

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« Reply #204 on: July 20, 2015, 09:57:32 pm »
I received an HP10020A in a case containing:
  • 1.5GHz scope probe
  • accessories, including a nice spear ground
  • 1:1, 5:1, 10:1, 20:1, 100:1 variants,
  • all with a tip capacitance of <0.7pF.
Price:£40 (plus £20 shipping from Oz, which neither I nor the vendor liked!)

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #205 on: July 20, 2015, 11:05:07 pm »
I finally got around to buying the Rigol DS1054Z! Can't wait untill it arrives

Also some zener diodes to experiment with (cost me about 400 times less than the Rigol  :P)
 

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« Reply #206 on: July 21, 2015, 09:14:39 am »
Like Obin above a DS1054Z a Fluke 175 and other varying bits and bobs.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #207 on: July 21, 2015, 12:07:04 pm »
I lost my favorite pincette. I can't understand where I put it. Completly gone. I hate it when things dissapears.

Anyway, I bought 4 new ones



And these minicontainers for SMD's, resistors and capacitors and other chips. I really like them

 

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« Reply #208 on: July 21, 2015, 12:22:52 pm »
I lost my favorite pincette. I can't understand where I put it. Completly gone. I hate it when things dissapears.

Anyway, I bought 4 new ones

Check SWMBO's handbag if applicable....
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« Reply #209 on: July 21, 2015, 12:37:32 pm »
Scored just few days ago a Fluke PM6306 RCL Meter. (posted at other thread too)


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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #210 on: July 21, 2015, 12:44:10 pm »
I lost my favorite pincette. I can't understand where I put it. Completly gone. I hate it when things dissapears.

Anyway, I bought 4 new ones

Check SWMBO's handbag if applicable....

She knows where the cheap ones in my toolbox are.  I hide the good ESD safe tweezers from prying eyes.  To her credit, she does put them back when she is done.
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« Reply #211 on: July 21, 2015, 01:18:51 pm »
Well I just bought £250 worth of consumables for my workshop but it's all stuff like screws and flux and crimp terminals which is as dull as dishwater. So instead here's a picture of what my friend bought yesterday which will be in my home workshop for the foreseeable future for a bit of an overhaul. I get bored of coming home from doing electronics at work with clean fingernails so it's good to do a bit of this in the evenings  :D



Not really anything electrical on it, it's got mechanical fuel and injector pumps. Just an electric starter motor and headlights. All positive-earth fed from a dynamo :)

 

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« Reply #212 on: July 21, 2015, 08:01:17 pm »
So instead here's a picture of what my friend bought yesterday which will be in my home workshop for the foreseeable future for a bit of an overhaul.
Not really anything electrical on it, it's got mechanical fuel and injector pumps. Just an electric starter motor and headlights. All positive-earth fed from a dynamo :)
Fordson Major or Super Major, ~ 60hp thats the drum brake model and it seems it's been repowered with an aftermarket Ebro engine or similar.
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« Reply #213 on: July 22, 2015, 12:34:41 am »
Well I just bought £250 worth of consumables for my workshop but it's all stuff like screws and flux and crimp terminals which is as dull as dishwater. So instead here's a picture of what my friend bought yesterday which will be in my home workshop for the foreseeable future for a bit of an overhaul. I get bored of coming home from doing electronics at work with clean fingernails so it's good to do a bit of this in the evenings  :D



Not really anything electrical on it, it's got mechanical fuel and injector pumps. Just an electric starter motor and headlights. All positive-earth fed from a dynamo :)

You have clean fingernails after doing Electronics work?
Obviously you don't work in TV Broadcasting! ;D
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #214 on: July 22, 2015, 01:27:00 am »
Not all that exciting, but here goes...
 

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« Reply #215 on: July 22, 2015, 07:06:42 am »
Check SWMBO's handbag if applicable....

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« Reply #216 on: July 22, 2015, 07:14:36 am »
Check SWMBO's handbag if applicable....

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lol, no. I live alone.

I once lost a couple of Needle Files, it was most annoying when i was wanting to use them to file a case down for a pot, turned up in the ex wifes handbag some days later, she calmly pulled it out as I was driving and didn't turn an eyebrow, her excuse was they were better than her own nail files !.
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« Reply #217 on: July 22, 2015, 01:01:45 pm »
Now I have to hide my files, too? :palm:
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #218 on: July 22, 2015, 01:07:51 pm »
GreyWolfe, only the half round or flat ones, it seems the other shapes are no good for nails. ~Oh and your side cutters, seems they are better for cutting nails than a nail clipper too.
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Electrons are typically male, always looking for any hole to get into.
trying to strangle someone who talks out of their rectal cavity will fail, they can still breath.
God hates North Wales, he has put my home address on the blacklist of all couriers with instructions to divert all parcels.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #219 on: July 22, 2015, 01:30:10 pm »
Fordson Major or Super Major, ~ 60hp thats the drum brake model and it seems it's been repowered with an aftermarket Ebro engine or similar.

Yep, a Fordson E1A New Major. AFAIK it has the original diesel engine (only 35ish hp) but I'm not an expert on these so could be wrong. After some more poking around last night, it turns out the broken/seized gearbox it had was just a stuck handbrake mechanism, happy smiles all round.

I might start on some re-wiring tonight. It's all mostly working but I think some new crimp terminals and some emery paper and switch cleaner will do it the world of good.

Also - yep I use my expensive tiny side cutters to do my nails :)

 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #220 on: July 22, 2015, 01:47:38 pm »
Not a purchase but I've just been given a box full of Amiga 600s and 1200s, 2 Atari STEs and a Falcon.

None of the Amigas were meant to be working but it turns out that all of the PSUs had died* and they work fine with the ones I have apart from 1 having a dodgy keyboard and another needing a floppy drive (already replaced lol). Apart from those two issues all of them are mint, in boxes, and have all the bundled disks, manuals, leads etc plus some extras. I'm going to be tight and swap the Falcon and one A1200 for some consoles and bundle in some games in a charity auction as 1) while the A1200 may be better for gaming than the Falcon neither are as well supported as their 16 bit antecedents for gaming and it's a gaming themed auction the machines are going to and 2) I don't have either but with them I only need a Mega ST to complete my ST/Amiga collection.


*I did inform the person who gave me them of that because they gave me them thinking I may be able to cannibalise them to get a couple of working systems, but seeing as most of them will be auctioned for charity they don't want them back.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #221 on: July 22, 2015, 01:59:05 pm »
Not a purchase but I've just been given a box full of Amiga 600s and 1200s, 2 Atari STEs and a Falcon.

None of the Amigas were meant to be working but it turns out that all of the PSUs had died* and they work fine with the ones I have apart from 1 having a dodgy keyboard and another needing a floppy drive (already replaced lol). Apart from those two issues all of them are mint, in boxes, and have all the bundled disks, manuals, leads etc plus some extras. I'm going to be tight and swap the Falcon and one A1200 for some consoles and bundle in some games in a charity auction as 1) while the A1200 may be better for gaming than the Falcon neither are as well supported as their 16 bit antecedents for gaming and it's a gaming themed auction the machines are going to and 2) I don't have either but with them I only need a Mega ST to complete my ST/Amiga collection.


*I did inform the person who gave me them of that because they gave me them thinking I may be able to cannibalise them to get a couple of working systems, but seeing as most of them will be auctioned for charity they don't want them back.

If they are being auctioned to non-electronics people, you'd probably be best off replacing the electrolytics in the A600s and A1200s, they are usually leaking by now.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #222 on: July 22, 2015, 02:01:34 pm »
Not all that exciting, but here goes...
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #223 on: July 22, 2015, 02:28:42 pm »
If they are being auctioned to non-electronics people, you'd probably be best off replacing the electrolytics in the A600s and A1200s, they are usually leaking by now.

McBryce.

I've had a cursory look over and everything seems fine, but I will indeed have a proper look over them and replace anything I think needs it before the auction. I wouldn't be surprised if that's all that's wrong with the Amiga PSUs. I'll be swapping out the ST PSUs for already refurbished, tested, and known good units too. But honestly every single one of these machines except for what I'm guessing was the most used A1200* not only looked brand new but smelled it when opened too lol.

*Heavily upgraded, it was also the one with the faulty floppy drive. <--That's the one I'm keeping but may "downgrade" it a bit to make it more standard. That all depends on compatibility though.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #224 on: July 22, 2015, 04:17:52 pm »
Fordson Major or Super Major, ~ 60hp thats the drum brake model and it seems it's been repowered with an aftermarket Ebro engine or similar.

Yep, a Fordson E1A New Major. AFAIK it has the original diesel engine (only 35ish hp) but I'm not an expert on these so could be wrong. After some more poking around last night, it turns out the broken/seized gearbox it had was just a stuck handbrake mechanism, happy smiles all round.

I might start on some re-wiring tonight. It's all mostly working but I think some new crimp terminals and some emery paper and switch cleaner will do it the world of good.

Also - yep I use my expensive tiny side cutters to do my nails :)

I'd enjoy an old tractor or similar as a fun toy, but the garage is too full as it is. I do have a mad acquaintance who either uses his tractor or his Rolls to go shopping.


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