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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #275 on: July 31, 2015, 04:52:12 pm »
Well, I bought it last weekend, and it arrived yesterday.
That right there is more than 5 pounds of genuine new, used, shiny filthy knobs, folks!
After a bit of sorting, I had a sandwich bag of nasty cheap friction-fit knobs, a little pile of loose set screws and this expanse of vintage industrial design.



A number of them are pretty distinctive and I'm curious about their origin. I think I need to start a thread for help IDing them.

In the long run, I'll probably sell or give away most of them. I'd hoped there were a few silver anodized aluminum knobs in the lot that would be suitable replacements for some missing or sub-par knobs on my power designs PSUs, but no such luck.

Lot of vintage audio knobs there, I recognise a lot of Technics knobs in the pile.
 

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« Reply #276 on: July 31, 2015, 07:15:10 pm »
I am not crazy about those scope meters, but for $45 I don't think anyone could pass that up, rather nice!  I didn't even think you could get one of those for 10x that.

How about free? I got a Fluke 123 handed to me a few months ago. I paid $65 for a new keyboard flex and $12 to get the battery pack rebuilt. It works great.
 

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« Reply #277 on: August 01, 2015, 06:17:15 am »
Just made a post about it!
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/not-a-bad-haul-for-$15-%28tayda-electronics%29/
 

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« Reply #278 on: August 03, 2015, 09:04:51 pm »
It's not a buy but a barter.  I was at the local surplus store and bartered a rather large amount of components and parts, including about a 1000 medium sized NOS rocker switches, that were given me into a Metcal MX500P-11, Talon tweezers and a stand for the tweezers.  Owner made it an even swap.  I am usually the one saying. "Why can't I ever get deals like that."  Now, I finally did.  Just tested it and it works fine business. :-+ :-+
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« Reply #279 on: August 03, 2015, 11:23:09 pm »
It's not a buy but a barter.  I was at the local surplus store and bartered a rather large amount of components and parts, including about a 1000 medium sized NOS rocker switches, that were given me into a Metcal MX500P-11, Talon tweezers and a stand for the tweezers.  Owner made it an even swap.  I am usually the one saying. "Why can't I ever get deals like that."  Now, I finally did.  Just tested it and it works fine business. :-+ :-+
Nice score!  :-+

Once you get a regular iron for it, you can do a comparison to your new FX-951.  :o  >:D
 

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« Reply #280 on: August 04, 2015, 01:00:37 am »
That's the plan.  I am sending SWMBO on vacation next week to see her daughter in Texas, so I will have to save pennies up for awhile before I can get a wand and stand.  It would be fun to do a comparison review.
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« Reply #281 on: August 04, 2015, 02:43:28 am »
That's the plan.  I am sending SWMBO on vacation next week to see her daughter in Texas, so I will have to save pennies up for awhile before I can get a wand and stand.  It would be fun to do a comparison review.
NEW replacement iron: Easybraid Shp-1 (replaces Metcal MX-RM3E; this or MX-RM3E usually run ~$100 on the street). Good deal if you can grab one before the seller runs out.

Stands: MX-WS4 (discontinued), current WS1, or Thermaltronics SHH-5 (new, either runs ~$65). Or if you've something laying around (i.e. metal coil type), you could figure out how to add a pair of magnets to enable the auto-setback/sleep feature.  :-/O I'd even see if the SHP-1/RM3E fits the Hakko 936's stand.   ;D

And then there's ye olde coffee cup...   :wtf:   >:D Hint, hint: $60 & a tip = you're off to the races (time to start a donation fund or crowd fund?).  :popcorn:
 

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« Reply #282 on: August 04, 2015, 02:59:31 am »
I am going to have to go back to the surplus place.  They had a bunch of stands by the PSU's, but I don't know what kind.  I didn't pay attention as they didn't have any wands.  I feel my arm being twisted up behind my back to visit again. >:D
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« Reply #283 on: August 04, 2015, 03:15:12 am »
I am going to have to go back to the surplus place.  They had a bunch of stands by the PSU's, but I don't know what kind.  I didn't pay attention as they didn't have any wands.  I feel my arm being twisted up behind my back to visit again. >:D
:-DD

BTW, would this be the particular surplus store on Fairbanks, right off of I-4?
 

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« Reply #284 on: August 04, 2015, 05:22:37 am »
Keysight MSOX3054A.    :D  So it's bread and water for a day or two....
 

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« Reply #285 on: August 04, 2015, 05:38:57 am »
Bench meter from Kev, solder from RS. They should rename this EEVbroke.forum ........  :-DD
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #286 on: August 04, 2015, 05:46:18 am »
Bench meter from Kev, .....
Any chance it has a boot cycle counter?  ;)
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« Reply #287 on: August 04, 2015, 06:22:32 am »
Probably
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« Reply #288 on: August 04, 2015, 07:51:24 am »
i bought a mirror yesterday :scared:
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« Reply #289 on: August 04, 2015, 07:57:53 am »
i bought a mirror yesterday :scared:

Nice, can it hang?

I got 3 baby jelly doughnuts, milk and a med slurpee.
 

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« Reply #290 on: August 04, 2015, 08:17:13 am »
i bought a mirror yesterday :scared:

Nice, can it hang?

I got 3 baby jelly doughnuts, milk and a med slurpee.
wow, mine could not be hanged.
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« Reply #291 on: August 04, 2015, 11:44:01 am »
I am going to have to go back to the surplus place.  They had a bunch of stands by the PSU's, but I don't know what kind.  I didn't pay attention as they didn't have any wands.  I feel my arm being twisted up behind my back to visit again. >:D
:-DD

BTW, would this be the particular surplus store on Fairbanks, right off of I-4?

No, actually, this is a new store in New Smyrna Beach, the next town over from me called Planet Surplus.  Definitely reminds one of that particular store. :-DD  Doing some further checking, I found a problem with the second RF connector.  I am going to start a new thread in the repair section.  At least channel 1 works fine.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #292 on: August 07, 2015, 02:59:39 am »
Parts for a Music From Outer Space Weird Sound Generator and a 4017 sequencer.
 

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« Reply #293 on: August 07, 2015, 04:06:03 am »
On its way from Franky...

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« Reply #294 on: August 07, 2015, 04:40:29 am »
I have the same thermometer, also bought from Franky. I might have been one of the first to buy one.
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« Reply #295 on: August 07, 2015, 06:00:58 am »
HP 8590A Spectrum Analyzer.  It's drifty, but it's cheap and works!

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« Reply #296 on: August 07, 2015, 06:57:01 am »
I have the same thermometer, also bought from Franky. I might have been one of the first to buy one.

Are you happy with it?
Is it accurate in the solder paste melt range?
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« Reply #297 on: August 07, 2015, 12:29:37 pm »
Received a ChipWhisperer Lite, I am going to have to do a lot of reading to get the best out of this puppy!
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #298 on: August 07, 2015, 02:06:05 pm »
  After waiting at least a month on backorder, finally able to order one of these. Due Saturday.

 Simply a nice general purpose bluetooth serial link. It's ability to pass on a 'reset' DTR signal (actually it's just a general purpose digital output pin under PC user's COM channel control.

 Used with an arduino type board this output pin can force a reset condition on the micro allowing the bootloader to activate for wireless 'sketch' downloads. Now your mobile robot can have it's brain reloaded wirelessly on the run.

I wonder if Windows 10 upgrade will be compatible with? Hope for the best.


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« Reply #299 on: August 07, 2015, 10:38:40 pm »
I have the same thermometer, also bought from Franky. I might have been one of the first to buy one.

Are you happy with it?
Is it accurate in the solder paste melt range?
I haven't tested it for accuracy, but it seems to be pretty consistent between the two thermocouples. If you take them together they are generally less than +/-0.2 counts away from each other, generally about 0.1 count away.
I will post a quick teardown, along with the current consumption when I get home on the weekend.
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