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Offline AF6LJ

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #325 on: August 15, 2015, 10:56:46 pm »
I picked up a working Pentium MMX machine with genuine Windows 3.1 on it last week.  All it cost me was some minor repairs to the gentleman's laptop.

Now I just need to find something to do with it . . .

How about this..
www.smoothwall.org
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #326 on: August 16, 2015, 07:59:44 am »
A tiny palm-sized Quad-copter for $15.

One of the leads for one of the motors was frayed by a screw during manufacture. Once I fixed it, the thing is amazing. The cats aren't sure what to make of it yet.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #327 on: August 16, 2015, 04:24:25 pm »
Litle signal generator  8)
Anritsu MG3681A for a $1400 excellent condition  :-+
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #328 on: August 16, 2015, 06:41:18 pm »
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I picked up a working Pentium MMX machine with genuine Windows 3.1 on it last week.  All it cost me was some minor repairs to the gentleman's laptop.

Now I just need to find something to do with it . . .
How about this..
www.smoothwall.org

That's a great idea.  I'm not sure it would be worth it though.  The PC only has a 10baseT networking card installed and I don't really want to sink any money into this unit.  I'm probably going to end up parting it out and giving the rest to the local technical college.  Amazingly, it still has the original ATX power supply inside and it's still in regulation.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #329 on: August 16, 2015, 07:47:36 pm »
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I picked up a working Pentium MMX machine with genuine Windows 3.1 on it last week.  All it cost me was some minor repairs to the gentleman's laptop.

Now I just need to find something to do with it . . .
How about this..
www.smoothwall.org

That's a great idea.  I'm not sure it would be worth it though.  The PC only has a 10baseT networking card installed and I don't really want to sink any money into this unit.  I'm probably going to end up parting it out and giving the rest to the local technical college.  Amazingly, it still has the original ATX power supply inside and it's still in regulation.
I have a castoff from one of my clients doing firewall service. This is great software, the user interface is simple enough that a minimum of technical knowledge is required.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #330 on: August 17, 2015, 11:39:24 am »
lots of junk including ten lm317t's . dont ask why
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.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #331 on: August 18, 2015, 08:03:41 am »
Scored this 54645d for $50 off my local craigslist
 

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« Reply #332 on: August 18, 2015, 09:02:14 am »
Scored this 54645d for $50 off my local craigslist

Ho well... want to find something like that in my vicinity.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #333 on: August 19, 2015, 02:10:52 pm »
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 #334 on: August 19, 2015, 02:16:43 pm »
Bought myself the BetaLayout Reflow oven controller (just the controller not the kit) to experiment with the small oven I bought last week for €3 at a Flea Market. The controller is reduced from €129 to €109 at the moment. If all goes well I have a complete Reflow setup for €112 :)

https://www.beta-estore.com/rkde/order_product_details.html?p=242

Dave reviewed it here:


and here:


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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #335 on: August 19, 2015, 07:55:16 pm »
Bought myself the BetaLayout Reflow oven controller (just the controller not the kit) to experiment with the small oven I bought last week for €3 at a Flea Market. The controller is reduced from €129 to €109 at the moment. If all goes well I have a complete Reflow setup for €112 :)

Damm ...

Had to get one of those

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #336 on: August 20, 2015, 02:20:44 am »
My companies Hakko 808 motor died last week (we have two 808, both suffered the same fate) - we just received a FR-300 to replace it. I had to adjust my ghetto stand for the slight change in shape, happy it still works cause my bench space is currently limited so I can't have it lying down anywhere.

I also recently bought for myself the JBC DME, T245 and PA120

 

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« Reply #337 on: August 20, 2015, 04:04:36 pm »
Tweezers for my Agilent LCR meter. Not expensive by HP standards (£18) and much, much better than the £3 tweezers I had from ebay.

Note that they're not kelvin clips, but then neither is the meter.

 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #338 on: August 20, 2015, 04:08:22 pm »
Nice find..
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« Reply #339 on: August 20, 2015, 04:15:44 pm »
The post gods were kind today .. this nice little programmable DDS sig gen / measurement set arrived too.

 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #340 on: August 20, 2015, 08:47:48 pm »
As some of you may know I've just built a workbench and stocked up on tools, and with the quest to find the best way to go from no components to a decent stockpile I've ended up purchasing the following in the last three weeks:

Unboxing in video posted in the workbench thread linked above:

  • Rigol DS1054Z
  • Rigol DP832
  • Rigol DG1022
  • Thermaltronics TMT-9000S-2
  • Saleae Logic-4

Orders placed today (assortments):
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors (ceramic, electrolytic)
  • Inductors
  • Diodes (leds, zener, rectifiers)
  • Transistors (FETs, BJT, Darlington)
  • 74HC*
  • OpAmp (power and audio)
  • Connectors & headers (2.54, dupont, screw terminal)
  • Wire (solid, stranded, various AWG)
  • Voltage regulators (positive and negative)
  • Random stuff like a vise, breadboard, strip board and some tools

I've actually spent the entire day buying stuff :| eevblog is very expensive for being free!

I'm so exited! My lab is about to be ready for it's first project!

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #341 on: August 20, 2015, 09:10:09 pm »
I've actually spent the entire day buying stuff :| eevblog is very expensive for being free!
I'm so exited! My lab is about to be ready for it's first project!

And what did you buy SWMBO to keep her happy whilst you spent all that and play ?.
Electrons are typically male, always looking for any hole to get into.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #342 on: August 20, 2015, 09:17:13 pm »
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And what did you buy SWMBO to keep her happy whilst you spent all that and play ?.

Haha, first off - thanks for teaching me another acronym.

To answer your question; I promised to build her a word clock, when I suggested it she said she wanted to join me so I'm all smiles :) Easiest sell ever.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #343 on: August 20, 2015, 10:17:50 pm »
Ordered me some nice probes (8018S) from Probe Master along with the screw-on spring clips.  :-DMM
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #344 on: August 21, 2015, 11:28:32 am »
a gme tx3220 uhf cb radio
$30 used of gumtree when they are worth about $150. and it works :-+
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #345 on: August 22, 2015, 12:49:29 pm »
Got my s/h panavise from Ebay, £20 and it isnt bad, needs new nylon jaws ( ordered from cpc ) and then i need to order the pcb holder for it on friday.
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 #346 on: August 23, 2015, 10:45:21 pm »
well the only thing I bought yesterday was a new lamp for a epson moviemate 30s video projector/dvd player I got for free, only needs a new lamp. old one is complaining that it needs to be replaced..
the other thing I got is a e-flite rc EDF unit without a rotor, thats also on order.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #347 on: August 24, 2015, 06:33:06 am »
Bought: bluetooth RGB LED controller.
Given: Huawei Android phone.  (Has cracked glass, but works fine. Is why it was free. More free phones coming.)
Still in post: reel of RGB LED strip.

Objective: see if I can teach myself Android App development, including Bluetooth control. Also a redesign of the RGB board and firmware. First actual code & hardware project for a looooong time.

Why: Partly for my microscope illuminator project. http://everist.org/NobLog/20150628_LED_lighting_mk3.htm
Partly because the Bluetooth controller module would be nicer if it was reimplemented for LiPo battery operation as well as plugpacks. This unit is designed for only running off a plugpack, and would run LiPos down to well below their damage threshold. Also the drive outputs assume current limiting resistors on the LEDs and appear to implement color control via mark-space, so an alternate current drive output would be nice. Especially for the higher power microscope lights.

When: No particular schedule. Though I'm guessing it won't be quick.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #348 on: August 24, 2015, 11:19:25 am »

I also recently bought for myself the JBC DME, T245 and PA120

Ho I like JBC stuff. Im' currently buying almost same setup for my company, but with separated supplies. CP-2D and CD-2SD.

And got only a 888 at home...
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #349 on: August 26, 2015, 01:07:13 pm »
I went on a journey with the neighbour and we ended up going to a couple of local recycle centres, at the first one I picked up a Testra T800 corded phone with nice big buttons and a huge lcd display, virtually brand new in the box but when I got it home and after wiping it down with ipa I found that the handset speaker is a bit dodgy so it's in bits until the morning, everything else works fine and I haggled with the staff member but she was adamant and keen to see me part with some cash so I ended up giving her 10 bucks.

At the other centre I found a Teco FM50 VFD not in bad condition and wait for it..........4 bucks, so I will do a quick teardown and take some pictures in the morning and come back and post them here.

At the same place they were clearing out denim jeans, work pants and shorts, name brands such as Lee, Levis, King Gee and others so I loaded up and wait for it .........a dollar each.

Muttley


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