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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7325 on: August 29, 2018, 05:30:06 pm »
Local seller advertised as "Tandy stuff" with an absolute bargain price for the lot in pristine condition with all manuals.
The 1400LT will be on the operation room as soon as I make room for it (the screen is sadly not working). The 102 is perfect, as well as the barcode reader and the printer. The tape recorders and the Modemphone are in unknown condition.
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« Reply #7326 on: August 29, 2018, 05:32:29 pm »
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« Reply #7327 on: August 29, 2018, 05:37:41 pm »
That 102 look very much like what we used to call a Newbrain over here, but I doubt it is the same machine though.
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« Reply #7328 on: August 29, 2018, 06:13:53 pm »
Whoa!  That ModemPhone is sweet!  :-+
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7329 on: August 29, 2018, 06:21:05 pm »
That 102 look very much like what we used to call a Newbrain over here, but I doubt it is the same machine though.
This one?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_NewBrain

Whoa!  That ModemPhone is sweet!  :-+
I found it amazing as well. I have never knew such thing existed. And the manual even has the schematics! I only hope it was not zapped by lightning - a common thing when modems were plugged to telephone lines 24/7.
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« Reply #7330 on: August 29, 2018, 06:40:10 pm »
I haven't seen one of those ModemPhones either. Were they in the RadioShack catalogs?
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« Reply #7331 on: August 29, 2018, 07:00:05 pm »
That 102 look very much like what we used to call a Newbrain over here, but I doubt it is the same machine though.
This one?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_NewBrain

Not that particular one, IIRC they introduced another model after that one and then disappeared, Epson also had one that looked like the Tandy 102 but they had a little microcassette in the top right corner and a thermal printer in the top left corner, they didn't last long as I recall.
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« Reply #7332 on: August 29, 2018, 07:13:20 pm »
Interested to find out where you got the smd practice boards from?

Looking to get some to be able to profile a home made reflow oven I am working on.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7333 on: August 29, 2018, 08:00:55 pm »
That 102 look very much like what we used to call a Newbrain over here, but I doubt it is the same machine though.
This one?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grundy_NewBrain

Not that particular one, IIRC they introduced another model after that one and then disappeared, Epson also had one that looked like the Tandy 102 but they had a little microcassette in the top right corner and a thermal printer in the top left corner, they didn't last long as I recall.
That Epson is pretty cute! I absolutely love the amount of integration of these early laptops.

I haven't seen one of those ModemPhones either. Were they in the RadioShack catalogs?

I didn't search. The most relevant Google hit I found is a 1982 Byte magazine at scribd - but it is paid subscription :(
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« Reply #7334 on: August 29, 2018, 09:06:15 pm »
That 102 look very much like what we used to call a Newbrain over here, but I doubt it is the same machine though.

I used to use the Tandy Model 100 over here, as on the magazine front cover.

It included a built in modem and a terminal emulator which could be used to access British Telecom Gold.
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« Reply #7335 on: August 29, 2018, 09:33:56 pm »
In my thirties I used to go the Tandy shop in Tottenham High Road and drawl over those TRS models they had on display in the window. In those days as a young parent etc, I just could not afford a computer of any kind. A few years later I did get my first by using all of my money I got given to me for birthday and christmas presents and then I could only afford a pocket computer, little more than a calculator, a Sharp PC1211 which ironically was also badged as a Tandy TRS80, pictures attached. I still have the PC1211 somewhere and it works and looks much better than both of those in the photos  :-DD
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« Reply #7336 on: August 29, 2018, 10:48:04 pm »
received some smd soldering practice boards

Interested to find out where you got the smd practice boards from?

Looking to get some to be able to profile a home made reflow oven I am working on.

Cheers...
 

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« Reply #7337 on: August 30, 2018, 12:21:30 am »
received some smd soldering practice boards

Interested to find out where you got the smd practice boards from?

Looking to get some to be able to profile a home made reflow oven I am working on.

Cheers...
Have a look:Links ^ show SMD practice boards available.

FWIW, if you go into your user profile and set your country, its flag will be displayed beneath your userID. Makes it lot easier to post relevant links.  ;)
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7338 on: August 30, 2018, 01:11:41 am »
received some smd soldering practice boards

Interested to find out where you got the smd practice boards from?

Looking to get some to be able to profile a home made reflow oven I am working on.

Cheers...
Have a look:Links ^ show SMD practice boards available.

FWIW, if you go into your user profile and set your country, its flag will be displayed beneath your userID. Makes it lot easier to post relevant links.  ;)

Cheers NanoFrog appreciated.....never thought to set my country have now. Makes sense thanks...
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7339 on: August 30, 2018, 02:33:06 am »
A new laptop for a new job. My research assistantship has ended, and my postdoc is just about to start.
Which means, I can't work from home only anymore. I need to have a regular office hour from now, so I need to be able to do works (Altium, FreeCAD, a lot of IDEs, Ansys, Matlab) on a computer that travels with me.

I had a few options, including new 13" MacBook Pro, several gaming laptops and a top of the line Thinkpad X series.

Since I don't deal with complicated 3D stuff, nor do I plan to game on it, I opted for a Thinkpad X1C 6th gen.
It is slightly slower than the true 8th gen Intel CPU-based MacBook 13", but it's the fastest among all Kabylake-R ultrabooks.
The best thing is its 1TB SSD (PM981) and HDR monitor (AUO 500 nits, 100% sRGB, 100% Adobe, 100% NTSC), which are not cheap if sold separately.

I got it for much lower than web price since I have a friend who works for Lenovo, and he got me an employee voucher.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7340 on: August 30, 2018, 03:06:39 am »
In my thirties I used to go the Tandy shop in Tottenham High Road and drawl over those TRS models they had on display in the window. In those days as a young parent etc, I just could not afford a computer of any kind. A few years later I did get my first by using all of my money I got given to me for birthday and christmas presents and then I could only afford a pocket computer, little more than a calculator, a Sharp PC1211 which ironically was also badged as a Tandy TRS80, pictures attached. I still have the PC1211 somewhere and it works and looks much better than both of those in the photos  :-DD
Nice that you have one; I remember drooling over their pocket computers PC-1211 and PC-1500 back in the 1980s. Living in Brazil, we never had anything like the TRS80 Model 100 there - only the Brazilian clones of the TRS-80 Models I and III (DGT-100 and Prológica CP500).
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« Reply #7341 on: August 30, 2018, 04:57:39 am »
Ordered a Pressmaster crimper for insulated terminals from ebay, link here. (no affiliation with seller)

It's in Australia, $43 which is a bargain as that tool usually goes for $170 or so brand new from RS.

Anyone know if it'll work okay with the TE Connectivity/AMP PIDG insulated terminals? (specifically the common Faston-type for IEC socket wiring and such, I could always just get the normal non-PIDG type terminals)

I thiiiink it'll be fine since it's only the adhesive lined heatshrink terminals that need a special tool as to not damage the heatshrink, can anyone confirm?

 

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« Reply #7342 on: August 30, 2018, 07:07:43 am »
Ordered a Pressmaster crimper for insulated terminals from ebay, link here. (no affiliation with seller)

It's in Australia, $43 which is a bargain as that tool usually goes for $170 or so brand new from RS.

Anyone know if it'll work okay with the TE Connectivity/AMP PIDG insulated terminals? (specifically the common Faston-type for IEC socket wiring and such, I could always just get the normal non-PIDG type terminals)

I thiiiink it'll be fine since it's only the adhesive lined heatshrink terminals that need a special tool as to not damage the heatshrink, can anyone confirm?
You basically stole it for that price.  :o  ;D

As per working with the TE Connectivity/AMP PIDG terminals, it'll do them quite well.  :-+ Or any other decent vinyl or nylon insulated terminal for that matter (Pressmaster is a truly top quality tool, and ODM for a multitude of terminal manufacturers). It'll even do the heatshrink terminals quite well also, but will deform the heatshrink portion of the terminals (would do for hobbyist use, but wouldn't pass inspection when it matters).
 
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« Reply #7343 on: August 30, 2018, 08:12:52 am »
Ordered a Pressmaster crimper for insulated terminals from ebay, link here. (no affiliation with seller)

It's in Australia, $43 which is a bargain as that tool usually goes for $170 or so brand new from RS.

Anyone know if it'll work okay with the TE Connectivity/AMP PIDG insulated terminals? (specifically the common Faston-type for IEC socket wiring and such, I could always just get the normal non-PIDG type terminals)

I thiiiink it'll be fine since it's only the adhesive lined heatshrink terminals that need a special tool as to not damage the heatshrink, can anyone confirm?
You basically stole it for that price.  :o  ;D

As per working with the TE Connectivity/AMP PIDG terminals, it'll do them quite well.  :-+ Or any other decent vinyl or nylon insulated terminal for that matter (Pressmaster is a truly top quality tool, and ODM for a multitude of terminal manufacturers). It'll even do the heatshrink terminals quite well also, but will deform the heatshrink portion of the terminals (would do for hobbyist use, but wouldn't pass inspection when it matters).

It's even less no0w, it's down at $32Aus, if it shipped to the UK I'd have already pressed buy it now.
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« Reply #7344 on: August 30, 2018, 11:15:09 am »
Ordered a Pressmaster crimper for insulated terminals from ebay, link here. (no affiliation with seller)

It's in Australia, $43 which is a bargain as that tool usually goes for $170 or so brand new from RS.

Anyone know if it'll work okay with the TE Connectivity/AMP PIDG insulated terminals? (specifically the common Faston-type for IEC socket wiring and such, I could always just get the normal non-PIDG type terminals)

I thiiiink it'll be fine since it's only the adhesive lined heatshrink terminals that need a special tool as to not damage the heatshrink, can anyone confirm?
You basically stole it for that price.  :o  ;D

As per working with the TE Connectivity/AMP PIDG terminals, it'll do them quite well.  :-+ Or any other decent vinyl or nylon insulated terminal for that matter (Pressmaster is a truly top quality tool, and ODM for a multitude of terminal manufacturers). It'll even do the heatshrink terminals quite well also, but will deform the heatshrink portion of the terminals (would do for hobbyist use, but wouldn't pass inspection when it matters).

It's even less no0w, it's down at $32Aus, if it shipped to the UK I'd have already pressed buy it now.
Same here. The frame alone would be well worth having at that price, and other dies are available to make a really nice dedicated crimper.

FWIW, I've one of their MCT frames that take interchangeable dies (I've multiple dies for it). For insulated terminals, I use a Panduit CT-1550 (rebranded Wezag CK100 with a custom die set for Panduit).
 

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« Reply #7345 on: August 30, 2018, 09:49:01 pm »
I haven't posted here in a wee while so...here goes!

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« Reply #7346 on: August 30, 2018, 09:50:17 pm »
Some amount of JUNK!! :palm:
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« Reply #7347 on: August 31, 2018, 12:39:10 am »
There were two things I wanted, then I spent another $22 to get a free tracking number.   :palm:



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« Reply #7348 on: August 31, 2018, 06:59:05 am »
There were two things I wanted, then I spent another $22 to get a free tracking number.   :palm:
Very recognizable, if you need something small and have to have it, you are tempted to order all kinds of things you actually don't need asap but are nice to have because the shipping costs are there anyway or if you buy more they are reduced. Marketing knows how to lure engineers  :(
 

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« Reply #7349 on: August 31, 2018, 07:42:49 am »
A new laptop for a new job. My research assistantship has ended, and my postdoc is just about to start.
Which means, I can't work from home only anymore. I need to have a regular office hour from now, so I need to be able to do works (Altium, FreeCAD, a lot of IDEs, Ansys, Matlab) on a computer that travels with me.
I got it for much lower than web price since I have a friend who works for Lenovo, and he got me an employee voucher.

I would like to have a friend at Lenovo like you. Why not a P51? With the P52 out the price is even better now.
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