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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7400 on: September 06, 2018, 09:02:04 am »
New toys have arrived, Soshin 1uF standard capacitor and Advantest R8240 electrometer.  :)

 

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« Reply #7401 on: September 06, 2018, 09:08:13 am »
New toys have arrived, Soshin 1uF standard capacitor and Advantest R8240 electrometer.  :)

That's a nice LCR meter buddy! Very nice indeed!  :)
Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 
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« Reply #7402 on: September 07, 2018, 02:07:34 am »
I only hated them at the loading times of the Sierra adventures or even worse installing a big software program on harddrive (to continue insert disk 18 of 24 and press any key ...... )

Who remembers installing Visual Basic 4.0 Pro (30 disks I think), MS Office 4 (34 Disks) or Visual C 1.0 (18 disks). Only to get "xyz.dll" - File not found on disk 31 !!!  :scared:

Similarly, I remember the multi-box 5-1/4" floppy installation of Netware followed by the overnight surface scan of the server's drive. Those were the slow old days.
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« Reply #7403 on: September 07, 2018, 03:55:18 am »
And the 75 or so 5 1/4 disks used to distribute pre 1.0 versions of Linux before fast internet and cheap CD/DVD ROM.  Of course not all were required, but shuffling through figuring out which ones you wanted/needed was fun.
 

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« Reply #7404 on: September 07, 2018, 04:38:50 am »
Got myself some more retro computer gear delivered today.

A Sharp CE-140P colour dot printer with an included Sharp PC-1350 computer.
To bad about the leakage ob the screen (The dark brown colour is just the camera angle), but I already have the newer PC-1360 computer, so it's not so bad.

Also on the way is the serial communications cable, so I'll be able to write software on the convenience of my PC then transfer it over to the Sharp.


Now to find paper rolls and ink.........
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« Reply #7405 on: September 07, 2018, 06:18:52 am »
Got myself some more retro computer gear delivered today.

A Sharp CE-140P colour dot printer with an included Sharp PC-1350 computer.
To bad about the leakage ob the screen (The dark brown colour is just the camera angle), but I already have the newer PC-1360 computer, so it's not so bad.

Also on the way is the serial communications cable, so I'll be able to write software on the convenience of my PC then transfer it over to the Sharp.


Now to find paper rolls and ink.........

Very cool! Nice find!
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« Reply #7406 on: September 07, 2018, 06:45:44 am »
Yeah, it's actually got a tiny ink cartridge inside...
Almost like a plotter that works in raster like an inkjet. Really weird and interesting. I might have to do a teardown video.


Also, the serial cable turned up today too! Fun for the whole weekend! :D


Next is to track down the cassette tape drive or even the disk drive...
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« Reply #7407 on: September 07, 2018, 09:38:04 am »
Yeah, it's actually got a tiny ink cartridge inside...
Almost like a plotter that works in raster like an inkjet. Really weird and interesting. I might have to do a teardown video.
Just looked at some Youtube videos and the service manual, that's pretty wild! It's basically a 4-pin (1 per color) dot-matrix printer, but instead of the needles hitting a ribbon, they sit in a tube of ink, which they transfer directly. (Actually the same exact principle by which tattoo guns transfer ink to the needles!)


http://sharppocketcomputers.com/4HK7JnFJDuVm/Service/ce140p_service_manual.pdf
 

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« Reply #7408 on: September 07, 2018, 01:53:21 pm »
Next is to track down the cassette tape drive or even the disk drive...

You can easily record the programs these days to the Audio input of the PC.
No need for a cassette tape anymore.

Interestingly, all my stored programs of old cassette tapes from the 80s
could not load anymore. But I had them all digitally on an old floppy as well.

The PC1350 and PC1360 were amazing machines in the day and still are today.
I even liked the PC1350 more than the PC1600, because of its slim factor.

These days I have several PC1350 laying around and being used all the time.
Once in a while you can find them cheap on ebay and may find one broken with
a good display and replace yours.
 
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« Reply #7409 on: September 07, 2018, 02:47:53 pm »
My first computer is Sharp PC-1246.  :)
 

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« Reply #7410 on: September 07, 2018, 03:04:48 pm »
A chunk of 6061-T651, precisely 8" by 8" by 1/4". This will serve as a custom made platform for my CNC.

My CNC is rated 3" max Z axis building size, but with shortest mill tips extended height (I only need to dig 1mm deep), it can go up to 118mm.

My goal is to extend this to at least 120mm, so replacing the original 1/4" platform with the same thickness but trenched design, I can get a few more millimeters, up to 5mm, much needed 5mm.

Also ordered are a few thicker, shorter chunks for expoxying down to the new platform, as a compression holder of the work piece. Basically as non movable soft jaws.

I would like to go with 7075, but my local Metal Supermarket (yep, it's a brand) doesn't have 7075 in stock, and I don't want to wait a few days and pay $50 shipping plus a price of extortion from Online Metals.
 

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« Reply #7411 on: September 07, 2018, 03:32:38 pm »

Next is to track down the cassette tape drive or even the disk drive...

ide ? why not use one of the many FDD sd/cf emulators

eg. https://hxc2001.com/
 

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« Reply #7412 on: September 07, 2018, 03:50:54 pm »
A chunk of 6061-T651, precisely 8" by 8" by 1/4". This will serve as a custom made platform for my CNC.

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I would like to go with 7075, but my local Metal Supermarket (yep, it's a brand) doesn't have 7075 in stock, and I don't want to wait a few days and pay $50 shipping plus a price of extortion from Online Metals.

What about McMaster-Carr?  (Obviously not for this one, but maybe something to consider in the future if you haven't already?)  They're quick, and I've always found their shipping charges reasonable if not downright cheap.

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« Reply #7413 on: September 07, 2018, 03:55:37 pm »
What about McMaster-Carr?  (Obviously not for this one, but maybe something to consider in the future if you haven't already?)  They're quick, and I've always found their shipping charges reasonable if not downright cheap.

Holy! They're much cheaper than Online Metals! And their shipping is awesome.
I think I just found a DigiKey for mechanical parts! Thanks!!!
 

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« Reply #7414 on: September 07, 2018, 04:17:57 pm »
What about McMaster-Carr?  (Obviously not for this one, but maybe something to consider in the future if you haven't already?)  They're quick, and I've always found their shipping charges reasonable if not downright cheap.

Holy! They're much cheaper than Online Metals! And their shipping is awesome.
I think I just found a DigiKey for mechanical parts! Thanks!!!

You're most welcome.  I almost didn't mention them as I figured most everyone already knew, and I have heard some complain that they're too expensive. I use them all the time both for work and personal stuff.  And yes, that's a very apt analogy - they are pretty much the Digi Key or Mouser for everything else besides electronic parts. 

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« Reply #7415 on: September 07, 2018, 04:24:50 pm »
Metal stock is more limited than McMaster-Carr, but Grainger and Zoro can be good places for those types of products as well (tooling, fasteners, ...).

Grainger owns Zoro, which offer discounts from time to time (can be quite decent). Shipping is reasonable too IME. It's easier to find what you're looking for on Grainger's site, then port the P/N to Zoro. They even sell on eBay, so you can use PayPal should you choose.
 
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« Reply #7416 on: September 07, 2018, 04:47:22 pm »
You can easily record the programs these days to the Audio input of the PC.
No need for a cassette tape anymore.

Interestingly, all my stored programs of old cassette tapes from the 80s
could not load anymore. But I had them all digitally on an old floppy as well.

The PC1350 and PC1360 were amazing machines in the day and still are today.
I even liked the PC1350 more than the PC1600, because of its slim factor.

These days I have several PC1350 laying around and being used all the time.
Once in a while you can find them cheap on ebay and may find one broken with
a good display and replace yours.
 

Nah, I need the real thing! :D Makes it all the more fun.

The PC1360 is a little rare here, but the PC1350 is a little more common. The earlier models are popping up all the time on Yahoo Auctions too with printers and stuff, but I'm not so keen on the single line displays.

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« Reply #7417 on: September 07, 2018, 05:18:30 pm »
I only hated them at the loading times of the Sierra adventures or even worse installing a big software program on harddrive (to continue insert disk 18 of 24 and press any key ...... )

Who remembers installing Visual Basic 4.0 Pro (30 disks I think), MS Office 4 (34 Disks) or Visual C 1.0 (18 disks). Only to get "xyz.dll" - File not found on disk 31 !!!  :scared:

Similarly, I remember the multi-box 5-1/4" floppy installation of Netware followed by the overnight surface scan of the server's drive. Those were the slow old days.

Overnight? So you only had a small disk then  :-DD

I used to install on 380MB Maxtor XT4380S drives which took three to four days to scan.

And the bloody things could fail the scan in the last hour.

The process was abysmal, think it was the install routine for Netware 2.15 that Novell publicly apologised for?

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« Reply #7418 on: September 07, 2018, 06:45:04 pm »
@Terraoperative @Gamalot

My X1C6 repair has arrived today, and my bet was right -- it didn't fix the dead pixels.
The legally blinded technicians failed to even spot the dead pixels, and they released the panel and shipped the machine with the same panel back.

New depot service order placed and escalated. Let's see.
I'm now thinking to return the entire unit and order a similar unit with FHD monitor instead.

When can PC manufacturers get the quality to MacBook level :palm:.
 

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« Reply #7419 on: September 07, 2018, 08:24:18 pm »
....Netware followed by the overnight surface scan of the server's drive. Those were the slow old days.
Netware, as in Novell? NSnipes FTW! :-DD :-+ Now Those where the days!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXsJhoW0C78&frags=pl%2Cwn
 
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« Reply #7420 on: September 07, 2018, 10:05:15 pm »
....Netware followed by the overnight surface scan of the server's drive. Those were the slow old days.
Netware, as in Novell? NSnipes FTW! :-DD :-+ Now Those where the days!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXsJhoW0C78&frags=pl%2Cwn

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« Reply #7421 on: September 07, 2018, 10:21:16 pm »
Just ordered $320 worth of metal :palm:. I never thought aluminum alloy can be so expensive.

Ordered two 8" by 8" by 1/2" plates, one 8" by 8" by 3/4" plate, and one 8" by 8" by 0.09" plate. Both 7075-T651.

Also 2 bags of screw, a few taps, a tap wrench, a countersink (to be abused as chamfer bits) and some noise dampening foams.

Totally $460. I wonder how much money hobby machinists like ToT and AvE spent on those things :scared:.

Well, got to buy whatever I need before the girlfriend becomes SWMBO :-DD.
 

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« Reply #7422 on: September 07, 2018, 10:48:46 pm »

Nah, I need the real thing! :D Makes it all the more fun.

The PC1360 is a little rare here, but the PC1350 is a little more common. The earlier models are popping up all the time on Yahoo Auctions too with printers and stuff, but I'm not so keen on the single line displays.

Then look for an old Olympus Pearlcorder like model S801.
In the days it worked the best with all the sharp models.

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« Reply #7423 on: September 07, 2018, 11:55:15 pm »
....Netware followed by the overnight surface scan of the server's drive. Those were the slow old days.
Netware, as in Novell? NSnipes FTW! :-DD :-+ Now Those where the days!

Yup!
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« Reply #7424 on: September 08, 2018, 05:31:33 am »
@Terraoperative @Gamalot

My X1C6 repair has arrived today, and my bet was right -- it didn't fix the dead pixels.
The legally blinded technicians failed to even spot the dead pixels, and they released the panel and shipped the machine with the same panel back.

New depot service order placed and escalated. Let's see.
I'm now thinking to return the entire unit and order a similar unit with FHD monitor instead.

When can PC manufacturers get the quality to MacBook level :palm:.

Good luck!

The worst is when they have 'zones' of allowable dead pixels on the screen.. ANY dead pixel drives me insane. I've been lucky that my panels are all clear, but then again, I ain't going to push my luck by examining toooo closely. :D
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