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Offline Inverted18650

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #5450 on: January 22, 2018, 03:30:21 am »
Another eBay gamble. This time from "jollyg00d" (i believe those are zero's not O's). Seller was super friendly and gave me what I think was a great deal. Powers up and looks promising. Can't wait to open it up. I'll post the teardown and attempted repair/ adjustment to my YT channel. I've been reading too many XDev's posts, getting addicted  >:D :-/O :-DMM
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« Reply #5451 on: January 22, 2018, 04:03:01 am »
I doubt that Fluke 335A is that much of a gamble. I think you have already won with that 7 digit Fluke resistive divider.

Even if it has been damaged, the important bits will probably be fine.

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« Reply #5452 on: January 22, 2018, 04:24:49 am »
Thanks mate, I hope you're right. I spent my down time this weekend binge watching YT repair videos and I went for it. I am sure it will be a great project as long as, like you say, the important bits are there.

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« Reply #5453 on: January 22, 2018, 04:26:19 am »
Another eBay gamble. This time from "jollyg00d" (i believe those are zero's not O's). Seller was super friendly and gave me what I think was a great deal. Powers up and looks promising. Can't wait to open it up. I'll post the teardown and attempted repair adjustment to my YT channel. I've been reading tooo many XDev's posts, getting addicted  >:D :-/O :-DMM

Nice piece of kit!!  Congrats.

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« Reply #5454 on: January 22, 2018, 04:51:00 am »
Specmaster,"Anyone know of a ring LED light that will fit onto a 33mm dia barrel?"

I have an entire bin of miscellaneous medium and small LED's and will try to find a couple suitable parts for you tomorrow. Not sure Ill have a 33mm ring, but I know I have some small strip lights that use double-sided -3M tape. I think they are 65x25x5mm and would stick to the frame on each side of the light. Each strip holds 3- 5.5mm LED's and use 12VDC.

(How do I get this stuff: There is an Amazon return "rummage" store in town and I visit it once every couple weeks and grab all the high power LEDs and various projects. I am amazed at what I find there. Anyway, an entire basket of goodies is $5, so if I find anything that will work for you, you may have it).

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« Reply #5455 on: January 22, 2018, 05:48:38 am »
Another eBay gamble. This time from "jollyg00d" (i believe those are zero's not O's). Seller was super friendly and gave me what I think was a great deal. Powers up and looks promising. Can't wait to open it up.

That's a sweet find. Congrats!

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« Reply #5456 on: January 22, 2018, 07:07:22 am »
Another eBay gamble.
Nice purchase , you removed another item from my saved items list. :phew:
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« Reply #5457 on: January 22, 2018, 11:30:06 am »
I couldn't resist. The first time I saw the Tagarno Dave was using, I wanted one. And today I got one, a FHD Trend. Live view on a TFT display, and at the same time streaming over an USB3 connection to my Linux system, works without problems, maybe just sometimes it freezes for a short time over USB, but not on the TFT. Need a better computer now, or experimenting with other recording software or settings. First test recording with VLC:



Looks like it wasn't a good idea to use a 0603 resistor for 0805 pads :)
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« Reply #5458 on: January 22, 2018, 01:07:41 pm »
I couldn't resist. The first time I saw the Tagarno Dave was using, I wanted one. And today I got one, a FHD Trend. Live view on a TFT display, and at the same time streaming over an USB3 connection to my Linux system, works without problems, maybe just sometimes it freezes for a short time over USB, but not on the TFT. Need a better computer now, or experimenting with other recording software or settings. First test recording with VLC:



Looks like it wasn't a good idea to use a 0603 resistor for 0805 pads :)
Nice  :-+ which lens option did you choose and how much did it cost aprox. ?
 

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« Reply #5459 on: January 22, 2018, 01:29:32 pm »
I ordered it with the standard +4 lens. The FHD Trend was EUR 4032 and the control box again EUR 614. Worth the money for the microscope, it is very stable, heavy metal construction, and you don't get the 24 cm working distance between the camera and the surface with cheap microscopes and with this quality. Dave would say it oozes quality.

Not sure about the control box. Sure, it looks and feels nice, but I think it is overpriced for just a few knobs. But the design in combination with the software is well thought out, it is easy to use, selecting presets, zooming etc., fun to use. Well, I guess if you want a Mercedes, you have to pay for a Mercedes.
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« Reply #5460 on: January 22, 2018, 02:13:26 pm »
The FHD Trend was EUR 4032 and the control box again EUR 614.

Ouch! That's is massive amounts of money for what looks like a Visual Presenter on steroids (a bit better sensor, more zoom and USB 3.0 instead of 2.0). Something like that:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272852889973
 

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« Reply #5461 on: January 22, 2018, 02:29:05 pm »
Not in the same league but my microscope also arrived today - an Adonstar ADSM302

 

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« Reply #5462 on: January 22, 2018, 02:38:02 pm »
I ordered it with the standard +4 lens. The FHD Trend was EUR 4032 and the control box again EUR 614. Worth the money for the microscope, it is very stable, heavy metal construction, and you don't get the 24 cm working distance between the camera and the surface with cheap microscopes and with this quality. Dave would say it oozes quality.

Not sure about the control box. Sure, it looks and feels nice, but I think it is overpriced for just a few knobs. But the design in combination with the software is well thought out, it is easy to use, selecting presets, zooming etc., fun to use. Well, I guess if you want a Mercedes, you have to pay for a Mercedes.
Ok a bit (3x) over my budget I must say. I did in the past buy a stereo Leica microscope for electronics that was around EUR2500 which for a Leica I think is pretty good. That this apparatus is more expensive surprises me. Then when I wanted another start zoom option (5x was too much) and had to buy two small lenses and had to pay EUR 500 for those two lenses I also had a bit of uhhhhhhhhhh. I guess the same with your control box, but in the end it all comes down to the user experience and I have no doubt that you will enjoy it very much.  :-+
 

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« Reply #5463 on: January 22, 2018, 02:39:14 pm »
I ordered it with the standard +4 lens. The FHD Trend was EUR 4032 and the control box again EUR 614. Worth the money for the microscope, it is very stable, heavy metal construction, and you don't get the 24 cm working distance between the camera and the surface with cheap microscopes and with this quality. Dave would say it oozes quality.

Not sure about the control box. Sure, it looks and feels nice, but I think it is overpriced for just a few knobs. But the design in combination with the software is well thought out, it is easy to use, selecting presets, zooming etc., fun to use. Well, I guess if you want a Mercedes, you have to pay for a Mercedes.
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« Reply #5464 on: January 22, 2018, 02:54:55 pm »
Yeah, I guess you pay a lot for the name, but Tagarno is simply the best. Still images are even better than video:

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« Reply #5465 on: January 22, 2018, 03:16:36 pm »
Not in the same league but my microscope also arrived today - an Adonstar ADSM302
Nice, looks like yours and mine share some common parts and maybe some hidden under the skin as well? :-+
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« Reply #5466 on: January 22, 2018, 03:18:09 pm »
Yeah, I guess you pay a lot for the name, but Tagarno is simply the best. Still images are even better than video:



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« Reply #5467 on: January 22, 2018, 03:20:03 pm »
Bought myself a quick and dirty cheapo scope for the bench to save me having to plug the laptop in to use the 'slightly' better DSO.
https://www.jyetech.com/Products/LcdScope/e112A.php
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« Reply #5468 on: January 22, 2018, 03:37:11 pm »
Bought myself a quick and dirty cheapo scope for the bench to save me having to plug the laptop in to use the 'slightly' better DSO.
https://www.jyetech.com/Products/LcdScope/e112A.php
I have one of theirs as well, its only a novelty really but it does work as long as your working on audio equipment its fine, and allows you to trace a signal through without quickly and easily, just don't expect too much from it mine has a very noisy floor. Much prefer to use a CRO but space and time don't always permit.  :popcorn:
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« Reply #5469 on: January 22, 2018, 03:56:01 pm »
Bought myself a quick and dirty cheapo scope for the bench to save me having to plug the laptop in to use the 'slightly' better DSO.
https://www.jyetech.com/Products/LcdScope/e112A.php
I have one of theirs as well, its only a novelty really but it does work as long as your working on audio equipment its fine, and allows you to trace a signal through without quickly and easily, just don't expect too much from it mine has a very noisy floor. Much prefer to use a CRO but space and time don't always permit.  :popcorn:

I don't have high expectations of it.  At the moment I'm not probing anything, as probing involves:

going upstairs, getting the laptop, unplugging it, bring it down to the lab, clearing bench space, plugging it in, wiring up the Owon DSO

So typically the chain of events is:

"I should probe that....  Ach sod that."
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« Reply #5470 on: January 22, 2018, 04:29:39 pm »
A couple of quick images from the Adonstar ADSM302. Had to JPG compress them to get the filessize down..



 

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« Reply #5471 on: January 22, 2018, 04:36:34 pm »
A couple of quick images from the Adonstar ADSM302. Had to JPG compress them to get the filessize down..
Looks like your electronics could use a shave.
 

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« Reply #5472 on: January 22, 2018, 04:42:36 pm »
A couple of quick images from the Adonstar ADSM302. Had to JPG compress them to get the filessize down..
Looks like your electronics could use a shave.

Just a piece of junk that was left lying around on my desk for weeks :)
 

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« Reply #5473 on: January 22, 2018, 05:20:48 pm »
Ah. Just realised I can get even lower magnification/wider field by moving the camera upwards in its bracket, that gives me about 9" clearance under the lens.

 

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« Reply #5474 on: January 22, 2018, 06:48:49 pm »
A couple of quick images from the Adonstar ADSM302. Had to JPG compress them to get the filessize down..

Looks really good. Of course, not as crisp as my Tagarno, but the difference is not big, and your whole ADSM302 is cheaper than just my knob box :-DD
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