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« Reply #4775 on: November 16, 2017, 07:15:54 pm »

Those cables etc positively look like they're orange to my eye?
The cable in the background is a bit orange too, so I guess it's the white balance or camera.
 

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« Reply #4776 on: November 16, 2017, 08:22:54 pm »
It was the Aneng AN8008 that Dave recommended and specifically warned not to mix it up with the lesser AN800x models.

Crap! Bought an 8002 too. Local seller, but didn't ship for a week, until i followed up. Still looking for 2 AAA to play with it.

Just grab a stack of Aldi batteries, these days they are better than Duracell as they don't leak in low power devices.
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« Reply #4777 on: November 16, 2017, 08:26:38 pm »
Got a Fluke 8050A with a few marks on the case but in fine working order and a Philip Harris Digicounter that had the 250A fuse substitution mod installed. Of couse the screw inser is missing and I don't have a replacement at hand.

Omg, I literally had tears escaping from laughing too hard, that is brilliant!  :-DD
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« Reply #4778 on: November 16, 2017, 08:51:17 pm »
Got a Fluke 8050A with a few marks on the case but in fine working order and a Philip Harris Digicounter that had the 250A fuse substitution mod installed. Of couse the screw inser is missing and I don't have a replacement at hand.

Omg, I literally had tears escaping from laughing too hard, that is brilliant!  :-DD
Trying looking at the 100A fuse and I reckon you'll have found your missing screw  :-DD
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« Reply #4779 on: November 17, 2017, 05:39:51 am »
I ordered *a few* workshop depots (or storage cabinet German: "Kleinteilemagazine") of two different sizes to (re?)organise my bench.

I will build a kind of shelf frame made of wood to mount them into because I don't want to drill a large number of holes into the wall to fasten every depot individually.  I only rent the flat I'm living in.  :)
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« Reply #4780 on: November 17, 2017, 06:20:44 am »
Sooner or later I'll get this one from RAACO:



Save a lot of space and is making life a lot easier.

Edit: Link to raaco:
https://raaco.com/productsgroups-1120.aspx?GroupID=Skuffereol
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« Reply #4781 on: November 17, 2017, 06:28:36 am »
Sooner or later I'll get this one from RAACO:



Save a lot of space and is making life a lot easier.
Isn't there a bunch of wasted space in the middle?
 

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« Reply #4782 on: November 17, 2017, 06:36:35 am »
Sooner or later I'll get this one from RAACO:
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Save a lot of space and is making life a lot easier.
Isn't there a bunch of wasted space in the middle?

You hit the point!  :)
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« Reply #4783 on: November 17, 2017, 07:06:00 am »
Isn't there a bunch of wasted space in the middle?

What do you mean?  :-//

A friend of mine has one of these and I found them very efficient in terms of using space. And you can move them around easily.
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« Reply #4784 on: November 17, 2017, 07:10:47 am »
Sooner or later I'll get this one from RAACO:



Save a lot of space and is making life a lot easier.
Isn't there a bunch of wasted space in the middle?

I think what you're seeing and thinking is wasted space is actually the side of the cabinet(s).  We have one of those at work - it's a lazy susan with the cabinets stacked on top, offset so that they meet side to back.  The blue wall to the right (by the open drawers) is the side of the back facing cabinets, and the blue wall in the center is the left side of the  right facing cabinets with the open drawers.  I hope this makes the arrangement clear - it would have been much easier to see if the picture had been taken from a slightly higher angle to make the top visible.

It's a pretty cool storage idea, but I shudder to think of the mess if it ever got knocked over.  The one at work seems a bit top heavy and tipsy to me.

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« Reply #4785 on: November 17, 2017, 07:20:07 am »
I bought this on Wednesday:

- DEWALT TSTAK™ TROLLEY DWST1-71196


- DeWALT TSTAK Box III T-STAK DWST1-70705


- cotton gloves
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« Reply #4786 on: November 17, 2017, 07:35:11 am »
I think what you're seeing and thinking is wasted space is actually the side of the cabinet(s).  We have one of those at work - it's a lazy susan with the cabinets stacked on top, offset so that they meet side to back.  The blue wall to the right (by the open drawers) is the side of the back facing cabinets, and the blue wall in the center is the left side of the  right facing cabinets with the open drawers.  I hope this makes the arrangement clear - it would have been much easier to see if the picture had been taken from a slightly higher angle to make the top visible.

It's a pretty cool storage idea, but I shudder to think of the mess if it ever got knocked over.  The one at work seems a bit top heavy and tipsy to me.

-Pat
I'm referring to the center. By stacking them together this way, you're bound to have a void. Obviously, the turning radius on the outside also cannot be used for other things, not without losing the turning capabilities at least.

I'm not saying they can't be useful or practical, but the limited space here has trained me to seek out inefficiencies in storage designs ;D
 

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« Reply #4787 on: November 17, 2017, 07:48:01 am »
I think what you're seeing and thinking is wasted space is actually the side of the cabinet(s).  We have one of those at work - it's a lazy susan with the cabinets stacked on top, offset so that they meet side to back.  The blue wall to the right (by the open drawers) is the side of the back facing cabinets, and the blue wall in the center is the left side of the  right facing cabinets with the open drawers.  I hope this makes the arrangement clear - it would have been much easier to see if the picture had been taken from a slightly higher angle to make the top visible.

It's a pretty cool storage idea, but I shudder to think of the mess if it ever got knocked over.  The one at work seems a bit top heavy and tipsy to me.

-Pat
I'm referring to the center. By stacking them together this way, you're bound to have a void. Obviously, the turning radius on the outside also cannot be used for other things, not without losing the turning capabilities at least.

I'm not saying they can't be useful or practical, but the limited space here has trained me to seek out inefficiencies in storage designs ;D

Ahh, gotcha.  Yes, there is a 6 or 7" square void in the middle of the one at work.  I suppose one could rig up something to store lengths of heat shrink or something similar in there...

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« Reply #4788 on: November 17, 2017, 11:06:33 pm »
That radio looks to me to be maybe from around the the 1980s? Thats my guess.
Oh, could be 70's, possibly.  But, NO WAY 1953!  It would have to have TUBES in it to come from that year.  And, I'd love to see how they packed the tubes and batteries in that little thing.

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« Reply #4789 on: November 18, 2017, 12:26:28 am »
Most likely it is an "in house" designator, a starting year defined as a constant then a numerical count of weeks since. Alternatively it could be gibberish, i really don't know.
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« Reply #4790 on: November 18, 2017, 02:47:14 am »
That radio looks to me to be maybe from around the the 1980s? Thats my guess.
I'm not really sure, it just says in the yellowish sticker paper in the battery compartment: "DATE CODE: 5329"
It is a GE 7-2584 that can be found in several eBay listings. The date code may well be 29-March-1985 but given one of the photographs on the internet says it is "Made in China", that puts it well into the 1990s or early 2000s.

The first transistor radio, the Regency TR-1, was released in 1954.

Yeah, transistor radios started to pop up in Oz around 1955, & by the late '50s were everywhere.

They were pretty much all Japanese though.
The first Australian made transistor radios were not pocket radios, but just about the size of the smallest valve portables.
They had room for big batteries, so were a bit cheaper to run than the really tiny ones, but all the "trendies" of the time the time wanted  pocket " transistors".

I'd date the first dual wave transistor radios to about 1961 .
 

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« Reply #4791 on: November 18, 2017, 04:51:42 am »
A 6.5 digit nixie tube multimeter, fluke 8400A and The Doors, L.A. Women. Used Christmas as the excuse for both of them.
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« Reply #4792 on: November 18, 2017, 10:58:46 pm »
I bought 8 power resistors, I received a package with 5 items on the packing list and 6 resistors are actually included. At least they tried?
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« Reply #4793 on: November 18, 2017, 11:06:13 pm »
My Sony DPT-RP1 has arrived from Japan. Sp far so good. Works fine as expected, no BS features, and the very limited features are very well implemented.
In terms of readability and stylus accuracy, it smashes iPad and all phones I've used (thanks to very closely coupled eInk and touchscreen surface and the use of electromagnetic stylus).
It's $130 more than the US version, but I really like the white color, and I need the built-in Japanese IME.

One mini rant, though, that it has selectable English/Japanese UI language upon first boot, but once selected, it can't be changed. Seems to be a geography lock.
But the Japanese IME stays there even after I chose English UI language. That's at least not too bad.
 

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« Reply #4794 on: November 19, 2017, 12:20:20 am »
I just received a used LakeShore 120CS current source in excellent condition.  While made for use with temperature sensors for handling liquid helium and nitrogen, its selectable current source outputs of 1, 3, 10, 30, 100, 300 uA and 1, 3, 10, 30, 100 mA make it useful in test equipment analysis and other electronic purposes.  It can apply up to 11 volts output to achieve those currents.  After I calibrated it I measured its typical accuracy as being 0.03% or less.  Its detailed specifications are attached.

A picture of its circuit board is attached along with front and rear panel pictures.  The IC's in it include:

   LM336BZ2.5  2.5V 20 PPM/C voltage reference
   AD820AN  Precision R-R FET input op amp
   TLC374CN  Quad analog comparator
   LT1010CT  +/-150mA output buffer amp
   7815CT & 7915CT  +/-15V regulators

It includes some 0.02% resistors for the different ranges.

I'm happy with the purchase!
 
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« Reply #4795 on: November 19, 2017, 02:04:20 am »
Heavy purchase of the month.....a new CNC milling machine.

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« Reply #4796 on: November 19, 2017, 02:06:29 am »
Heavy purchase of the month.....a new CNC milling machine.
Very nice! I can't say I'm not a bit jealous.
 

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« Reply #4797 on: November 19, 2017, 02:17:00 am »
Very nice! I can't say I'm not a bit jealous.

You would not be jealous of the monthly payments, lol.  :-DD
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« Reply #4798 on: November 19, 2017, 09:54:50 am »
Heavy purchase of the month.....a new CNC milling machine.


Wow, the possibilities.. :-+

You had to the remove cable chain and cut an hole into the ceiling for it after remounting..?    :)
Can you use the whole vertical span? Or is the cable chain only for the horizontal movement?
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« Reply #4799 on: November 19, 2017, 10:00:11 am »
You would not be jealous of the monthly payments, lol.  :-DD
It could very well be a problem I don't mind having.

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