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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7250 on: August 15, 2018, 04:56:41 am »
I ordered two sets of HP feet (four each) with stand a few days ago.
Yesterday the DHL-man delivered to me four feet and four stands.  :palm:
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« Reply #7251 on: August 16, 2018, 09:56:22 am »
I bought a Sony Watchman FD-10A. It's a 2 inch diagonal black and white portable TV that has a CRT. The CRT is unique in that it is flat and bends the electron beam 90 degrees to make it hit the screen (similar to the CRT pictured, but smaller). It is an analog TV and can no longer receive TV broadcasts because all the analog stations have gone off the air. I hooked it's antenna up to the TV output of an old VCR and it still works good (see picture).

It was manufactured in 1988 and cost about $220 back then. I bought it brand new in the box for $35 from ebay. It's 30 years old, perfect condition, and still works! :-+

Edit: the beam does not bend 90 degrees.
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« Reply #7252 on: August 16, 2018, 01:36:23 pm »
The CRT is unique in that it is flat, and bends the electron beam 90 degrees to make it hit the screen (similar to the CRT pictured, but smaller).

Although it looks like it, it doesn't bend the beam 90o

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« Reply #7253 on: August 16, 2018, 08:31:35 pm »
I bought a Sony Watchman FD-10A. It's a 2 inch diagonal black and white portable TV that has a CRT. The CRT is unique in that it is flat and bends the electron beam 90 degrees to make it hit the screen (similar to the CRT pictured, but smaller). It is an analog TV and can no longer receive TV broadcasts because all the analog stations have gone off the air. I hooked it's antenna up to the TV output of an old VCR and it still works good (see picture).

It was manufactured in 1988 and cost about $220 back then. I bought it brand new in the box for $35 from ebay. It's 30 years old, perfect condition, and still works! :-+


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« Reply #7254 on: August 16, 2018, 10:09:16 pm »
I've got myself a 121GW and it's logging the voltage on the light sensor attached to my motion activated underbed LED light right now (https://hackaday.io/project/159725-aurora-motion-activated-underbed-led-light).

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« Reply #7255 on: August 17, 2018, 03:05:09 am »
Is that to scare away those monsters that like to hide under the bed?
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« Reply #7256 on: August 17, 2018, 03:27:16 am »
OK, the mind boggles... I thought you meant a CNC or Laser Cutter bed but a sleeping/mattress type bed?  ???

Someone else can ask what it's for.
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« Reply #7257 on: August 17, 2018, 03:49:01 am »
It's described on the Hackaday.io project page.
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« Reply #7258 on: August 17, 2018, 06:02:24 am »
Should have read the link...  :palm:

I thought it came on with the bed moving.... not the feet dangling.
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« Reply #7259 on: August 17, 2018, 07:11:09 am »
Nice ideas and sorry for the confusion! My wife's using the nursing light function every night and is very happy with it. The next step is to get a PCB made in China and to implement a basic user interface for setup. I want it to be usable for people without having to program / flashing anything.

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« Reply #7260 on: August 17, 2018, 09:54:41 am »
Those flat CRT's are cool. I have a 4 inch one from an old video intercom (they were used before LCD so the unit could lay flat on the wall).

Today, I picked up an old analogue Tek scope from Akihabara as I was wandering around. Something to poke at once I finish restoring the two nixie frequency meters/counters I got recently too.
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« Reply #7261 on: August 17, 2018, 10:15:57 am »
Those flat CRT's are cool. I have a 4 inch one from an old video intercom (they were used before LCD so the unit could lay flat on the wall).

Today, I picked up an old analogue Tek scope from Akihabara as I was wandering around. Something to poke at once I finish restoring the two nixie frequency meters/counters I got recently too.

Oh my, is that sticker on the screen the price?

If it is I'm envious
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« Reply #7262 on: August 17, 2018, 12:43:55 pm »
Why do salespersons always put the pricesticker on the exact spot you least want it  :palm:
 
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« Reply #7263 on: August 17, 2018, 02:22:54 pm »
Why do salespersons always put the pricesticker on the exact spot you least want it  :palm:

Annoying yeah, but if that is the price then it's a 100MHz Tek 'scope for about 25 Euros. I'd put up with the inconvenience of having to clean and polish it for that price.
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« Reply #7264 on: August 17, 2018, 02:59:33 pm »
Looks like 3240 yuan to me?!
 

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« Reply #7265 on: August 17, 2018, 03:04:16 pm »
Looks like 3240 yuan to me?!

i think, It is yen  symbol with double line.
 

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« Reply #7266 on: August 17, 2018, 03:48:58 pm »
Why do salespersons always put the pricesticker on the exact spot you least want it  :palm:
Worse, it is a plastic blue filter in front of the actual glass screen.
 

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« Reply #7267 on: August 17, 2018, 08:38:02 pm »
Why do salespersons always put the pricesticker on the exact spot you least want it  :palm:
Its not just the salesdroids.

Back in the early 1970s a prof in my uni department ordered an HP35 calculator, the first scientific pocket calculator.
Upon arrival, the receiving/inventory people applied one of those thick aluminum property tags identifying it as property of the school.
Alas, the most convenient place to put this (unremovable) thick tag was directly across the bubble LED readout along the top.
Of course, this completely ruined the functionality of the calculator since you couldn't see the readout.
I don't remember whether they got the bean counters to replace the calculator they ruined.   :palm:   :palm:   :palm:
 

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« Reply #7268 on: August 18, 2018, 02:01:58 am »
Why do salespersons always put the pricesticker on the exact spot you least want it  :palm:
If it's glass it's probably the best price. I'm not sure about the surface on this specific oscilloscope.
 

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« Reply #7269 on: August 18, 2018, 03:29:28 am »
It's Yen, not Yuan. So about $30.
 

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« Reply #7270 on: August 18, 2018, 09:03:24 am »
Ah, okay thanks!
 

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« Reply #7271 on: August 18, 2018, 12:59:45 pm »
Yep, it's Yen. :)

They had another lower model for the same price too, naturally I chose the bigger number. More numbers, more betterer. :D
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« Reply #7272 on: August 18, 2018, 01:09:13 pm »
That was a steal, it equates to £23 GBP, a real deal.  :-DD
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« Reply #7273 on: August 18, 2018, 03:35:52 pm »
I dropped my laptop last week and totalled the screen! Completely smashed to bits!
Anyways I got one from these guys "Notebookspares" on Ebay who made it a very easy process considering I have never changed one out before.
1 email and they told me where to get the code from mine so I would order the proper screen 1st time. The screen came in a couple of days and is now working great in said laptop! A very easy process!  8)

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« Reply #7274 on: August 18, 2018, 04:16:36 pm »
Glad you got it sorted. :-+
 


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