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Offline MasterTech

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7475 on: September 15, 2018, 07:04:27 am »
Well I got the manual also and look what it says, seems that these were IEC
 

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« Reply #7476 on: September 15, 2018, 08:56:31 am »
I love this micromanipulator. It simplify your assembly work so much that you have to try it.

Can you show a bit more about the use? I thought a micromanipulator was something to interact with samples under a microscope... clearly that is not the only application?

Using a micromanipulator under a microscope is one way to use it, but you can also do more stuff that involves manipulating (lifting, re-arranging stuff, pick and place stuff, spot cleaning) there are a lot more ways to use it instead of picking up components, actually you can:
1. rotate the components while placing and any properly sized object while placing it.
2. pick up tiny screws and object rather than components. Cellphones screws are ok, cellphone cameras are ok.
3. you can also use hot air + this to rearrange items if something goes wrong and the margin of error is certanly better than using a tweezer.
4. pick and place, assemble things (provided they are not too hevy, but a cellphone tiny motor is picked up easly if the vacuum is good and the cup is correct.
5. you can pick up adhesive tape with special cups. The tiniest cup is less than 1mm ( I'm planning to buy it)
6. it is handy. and for handy I mean, really handy compared to a tweezer: you don't screw around with tiny objects and thus the chance to lose them on the floor  is decreased because It has continous vacuum, and you won't lose your object once it is picked up. Definitely not true with pick-up pens.
7. you can also suck up stuff such as pools of flux, but I don't reccomand it. Sucking up solder is discuraged due to clogging issues.

If you are good enought you can also pick your nose with it!  :)
 

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« Reply #7477 on: September 15, 2018, 10:18:44 am »
A 114/500 Bresser telescope - a bit miffed as its damaged but I have a suspicions it was done some time ago - the focuser has dented the tube but it also has a bit of damage to the eyepiece mount

The pictures of it are taken in such a way that the damage cant be seen

Hopefully its repairable (heat and a bit of persuasion), if not I will part it out
 

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« Reply #7478 on: September 15, 2018, 01:37:47 pm »
My 'Missus' has my money/cards   :)   (I don't mind though  :D )  (Retired).
In fact, I can't think of the last time that I had 'cash' in my pocket ??? !!!
Mind you...  we BOTH regularly get frivolous things on Ebay etc, when ever we want  ;D

I get my cheap Electronics kits/fun-stuff, and she gets her 'arty-farty' stuff !!!
It never ceases to amaze me how I can buy some Electronic wizardry that used to cost
say $50 in parts, for say $4.95, and free shipping from China !! ???... It's crazy...

MY money is hers, and visa versa, so buying 'presents' looses meaning...
So although something 'personal' was given for her recent birthday, that is minor.
It's how you wake up that day, and express your love. You make her feel special...
It's somewhere new & exciting that you take her, before sunset champagnes.

Sorry, we are off track...  Today we bought bread, milk & lamb chops !!, and 3 bottles
of 'bubbly', to share while playing music outside this eve...
 

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« Reply #7479 on: September 15, 2018, 03:33:53 pm »
I bought this a few weeks back, but I got the replacement transistor I needed to fix it today.
It's a 'Digipet-60' nixie tube display frequency meter. Designed primarily for ham radio use.

By talking nicely to Advantest support (They used to be called Takeda Riken way back when), I found a Japanese guy who is a self proclaimed 'denshi otaku' (electronics geek) in the company who went above and beyond to find their very last copy of the manual, including the schematic, and scanned it for me. :)

It got the usual replacement caps, clean of all the things, and deoxit on the switches etc. Works quite well now.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7480 on: September 15, 2018, 04:32:33 pm »
-Racal Dana 20Mhz Log sweep generator, such a retro look


Interesting. Looks very similar to this one (didn't buy it, it's sitting in my shelf since a while).


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« Reply #7481 on: September 15, 2018, 05:29:11 pm »
I bought this a few weeks back, but I got the replacement transistor I needed to fix it today.
It's a 'Digipet-60' nixie tube display frequency meter. Designed primarily for ham radio use.

By talking nicely to Advantest support (They used to be called Takeda Riken way back when), I found a Japanese guy who is a self proclaimed 'denshi otaku' (electronics geek) in the company who went above and beyond to find their very last copy of the manual, including the schematic, and scanned it for me. :)

It got the usual replacement caps, clean of all the things, and deoxit on the switches etc. Works quite well now.

Very cool! I've never seen one of those and am surprised that an employee went to the trouble to scan the manual for you (even more surprised they could find the manual). Props to that otaku. However, "digipet" sounds much too kawaii for a frequency counter. ;D
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« Reply #7482 on: September 16, 2018, 10:45:25 am »
I think my memory is starting to go so I bought some more today at the computer market swap meet thing.   ::)
 

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« Reply #7483 on: September 16, 2018, 11:46:57 am »
I bought in july one 64gb and one 32gb sandisk for 9 EUR the set ... end of stock :)

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« Reply #7484 on: September 16, 2018, 06:00:13 pm »
I bought this a few weeks back, but I got the replacement transistor I needed to fix it today.
It's a 'Digipet-60' nixie tube display frequency meter. Designed primarily for ham radio use.

By talking nicely to Advantest support (They used to be called Takeda Riken way back when), I found a Japanese guy who is a self proclaimed 'denshi otaku' (electronics geek) in the company who went above and beyond to find their very last copy of the manual, including the schematic, and scanned it for me. :)

It got the usual replacement caps, clean of all the things, and deoxit on the switches etc. Works quite well now.

Very cool! I've never seen one of those and am surprised that an employee went to the trouble to scan the manual for you (even more surprised they could find the manual). Props to that otaku. However, "digipet" sounds much too kawaii for a frequency counter. ;D

Upload it is possible to one of the repositories, either Xdevs or BAMA.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7485 on: September 17, 2018, 01:34:53 pm »
i snagged a BK Precision 1823 new in box. $100 shipped.
 

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« Reply #7486 on: September 17, 2018, 04:36:48 pm »
i snagged a BK Precision 1823 new in box. $100 shipped.
Given they went for ~$400 - 470 new prior to becoming EOL, you did OK for a $100 IMHO.  :)
 

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« Reply #7487 on: September 17, 2018, 06:22:29 pm »
i snagged a BK Precision 1823 new in box. $100 shipped.
Given they went for ~$400 - 470 new prior to becoming EOL, you did OK for a $100 IMHO.  :)
very true, thus is why I snagged it. now the pain of waiting for it to be delivered so i can play with it lol
 

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« Reply #7488 on: September 17, 2018, 09:26:35 pm »
Technically, I bought them last week, but they arrived today.  An HP 6205B dual power supply, and an MKS Baratron 0-100 Torr cap manometer.  The power supply appears to be working; the pressure sensor still needs to be tested.





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« Reply #7489 on: September 18, 2018, 12:16:30 am »
Never too many power supplies!
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 
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« Reply #7490 on: September 18, 2018, 12:17:42 am »
Pretty exciting supply under that one, too.
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« Reply #7491 on: September 18, 2018, 12:27:46 am »
Ooooooooooh, that can give one helluva bite if you aren't careful!
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #7492 on: September 18, 2018, 12:46:35 am »
Ooooooooooh, that can give one helluva bite if you aren't careful!
Don't worry, it's the amps that get you.  :popcorn:
 
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« Reply #7493 on: September 18, 2018, 01:01:25 am »
Yeah, was doing some HV testing of PCB coupons under vacuum last week, and doing so in a pressure range that led me to distrust the the el-cheapo bourden tube gauge I had (things seemed to be arcing too much - suspect actual pressure was much lower than indicated pressure), but one much too high for the TC gauge I have, so I ordered the Baratron.  Happened to see the HP dual supply for about $50 plus shipping, so I snagged that, too.  Convenient as the Baratron wants +/-15 V.   :-+ (Any justification is good justification, right?  ;D )
(Truth be told I have another coming, too - made offers on both, and both were accepted.   :palm:  :-DD )

And as for the 6515A, I don't care to piss it off.  I figure I've appeased it - dropped something like $35 to buy a pair of good MHV connectors to make leads for it - it had best be satisfied, if it knows what's good for it!  >:(

And of course the threaded KF-16 adapter ordered from Amazon to get the Baratron plumbed into the kluge was shipped via DHL, and took a side trip from L.A. up to Washington State on its way to the northeast, so it *might* be here tomorrow.  DHL is teh suxors in my experience.  :rant:

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« Reply #7494 on: September 18, 2018, 01:11:49 am »
Ooooooooooh, that can give one helluva bite if you aren't careful!
Don't worry, it's the amps that get you.  :popcorn:

Yes, too many pixies per second can really ruin your day. :box:
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« Reply #7495 on: September 18, 2018, 01:33:15 am »
Ooooooooooh, that can give one helluva bite if you aren't careful!
Don't worry, it's the amps that get you.  :popcorn:

Yes, too many pixies per second can really ruin your day. :box:

And that particular little box can certainly anger the pixies!

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« Reply #7496 on: September 18, 2018, 06:53:08 am »
Very cool! I've never seen one of those and am surprised that an employee went to the trouble to scan the manual for you (even more surprised they could find the manual). Props to that otaku. However, "digipet" sounds much too kawaii for a frequency counter. ;D

Yeah, they aren't too common. They cost quite a bit back in the day....

Check out the price on the flier!
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« Reply #7497 on: September 18, 2018, 07:27:57 am »
I feel like I got a new iPad today, I'm genuinely shocked at how much more responsive my old Air 2 is after installing iOS 12!  :scared:
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« Reply #7498 on: September 19, 2018, 12:18:19 am »
I ended up getting 1 of these yesterday....

Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 

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« Reply #7499 on: September 19, 2018, 12:21:26 am »
and some of these too...

Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 


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