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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7500 on: September 19, 2018, 07:41:19 am »
Transient generator?
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« Reply #7501 on: September 19, 2018, 10:38:23 am »
I got some big chips today:
* AM1808
* TMS320C6748
* XC6SLX16-2FTG256C

All of which in BGA packages. I have a free sample of UniIC DDR3 too

(P.s. I wonder how profitable is it now to start a cryptocurrency mine on my spare FPGA dev board, based on EP4CE6F17C8N)
 

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« Reply #7502 on: September 19, 2018, 11:08:59 am »
(P.s. I wonder how profitable is it now to start a cryptocurrency mine on my spare FPGA dev board, based on EP4CE6F17C8N)
you're at least 5 years too late  :)
 

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« Reply #7503 on: September 19, 2018, 02:57:46 pm »
I picked up another cool thing from Akihabara today... I just can't resist buying more stuff, even when I am 'behind schedule' on my restorations by multiple bits of gear....
Just gotta find a user and/or service manual for it now.... Then I'll know how to calibrate and test the thing to find what's wrong with it. :D

(The store also had a big ol' DC programmable load for about 50 bucks too, but it's a bit big for anything but a dedicated trip to grab it... I kinda want it pretty bad though.)
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« Reply #7504 on: September 19, 2018, 04:10:40 pm »
Brought a couple of 2KV 100MHz probes.

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« Reply #7505 on: September 19, 2018, 04:47:52 pm »
(P.s. I wonder how profitable is it now to start a cryptocurrency mine on my spare FPGA dev board, based on EP4CE6F17C8N)
you're at least 5 years too late  :)
I had that kit for a few years already collecting dust... D'oh!
 

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« Reply #7506 on: September 19, 2018, 05:46:58 pm »
I picked up another cool thing from Akihabara today...

Neat!

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I just can't resist buying more stuff, even when I am 'behind schedule' on my restorations by multiple bits of gear.... Just gotta find a user and/or service manual for it now.... Then I'll know how to calibrate and test the thing to find what's wrong with it. :D

(The store also had a big ol' DC programmable load for about 50 bucks too, but it's a bit big for anything but a dedicated trip to grab it... I kinda want it pretty bad though.)

I hate to break it to you, but you've got a serious case of GAS. We, the similarly afflicted, welcome you! ;D
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7507 on: September 19, 2018, 07:47:58 pm »
Another 3458A for 500$ + shipping.  :-//
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« Reply #7508 on: September 19, 2018, 09:04:28 pm »
Exciting! For that price, is there anything left inside?
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« Reply #7509 on: September 20, 2018, 01:39:58 am »
I hate to break it to you, but you've got a serious case of GAS. We, the similarly afflicted, welcome you! ;D

Oh, I know full well of my affliction... I both love it and hate it. :D
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« Reply #7510 on: September 20, 2018, 02:39:11 am »
Oh, I know full well of my affliction... addiction... I both love it and hate it. :D
Fixed it for you.  ;) :-DD

You're in good company though, as the rest of us are too. Now whether we admit it or not is another matter.  :-X
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7511 on: September 20, 2018, 09:48:13 am »
A Keithley 617 Electrometer for 150$ and a variac 0-260VAC 2A for 30$.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 09:49:51 am by Rémi »
 

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« Reply #7512 on: September 20, 2018, 06:19:10 pm »
A CubeX duo 3D printer, along with a half dozen NIB boxes of filament, and it has 2 in it as well. Cost me driving there to collect it, thanks Steve!

Now to figure out how to use it, and also see if i can get the rest of the toolkit for it.
 

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« Reply #7513 on: September 20, 2018, 06:27:48 pm »
A CubeX duo 3D printer

That looks like a nice one, why did Steve let it go, he got something better?
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« Reply #7514 on: September 20, 2018, 07:00:42 pm »
He is moving his business, and it popped up in the move, unused for a while. Big move, in physical terms he moved 20m, but this has taken him nearly 3 months so far, as he still has to keep on running his manufacturing side with no disruption in the orders being delivered to his big customers. Nice machinery there, a lot of it PLC and specialist, and he is definitely passionate about having it working to the best it can do.
 

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« Reply #7515 on: September 20, 2018, 07:27:13 pm »
I just noticed this thread has passed one million views. Amazing!
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7516 on: September 20, 2018, 07:28:19 pm »
My present frequency counter is an HP 5384A that only goes to 225MHz.

Picked up this Systron Donner 6054B from the hamfest. It handles 20Hz to 18GHz with 1Hz resolution, oven stabilised oscillator and GPIB interface.
Also included was a second unit without the covers as a "spare".
A few repairs later both units now meet specifications from the user and service manuals from ArtekManuals and checked against a GPS disciplined Trimble.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7517 on: September 20, 2018, 07:48:37 pm »
My present frequency counter is an HP 5384A that only goes to 225MHz.

Picked up this Systron Donner 6054B from the hamfest. It handles 20Hz to 18GHz with 1Hz resolution, oven stabilised oscillator and GPIB interface.
Also included was a second unit without the covers as a "spare".
A few repairs later both units now meet specifications from the user and service manuals from ArtekManuals and checked against a GPS disciplined Trimble.
Nice haul, 2 for the price of one, I like it[emoji106]
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« Reply #7518 on: September 21, 2018, 01:11:30 am »
A Keithley 617 Electrometer for 150$ and a variac 0-260VAC 2A for 30$.

Nice catch. The 617 usually goes for crazy money on eBay.
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« Reply #7519 on: September 21, 2018, 02:25:20 am »
Rail gun And a really high voltage supply for use with CRTs and may also make a very high voltage probe tester. (:

Oh and i was replying to BlueSkull.
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Want a cup of TEA? (just one more meter please..)
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« Reply #7520 on: September 21, 2018, 02:31:30 am »
And a really high voltage supply ... very high voltage probe tester. (:

Make sure to report back when you manage to zap your scope >:D.
Jokes aside, be safe.
 
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« Reply #7521 on: September 21, 2018, 11:56:59 am »
And a really high voltage supply ... very high voltage probe tester. (:

Make sure to report back when you manage to zap your scope >:D.
Jokes aside, be safe.

Its okay i have 3! Haha thanks friend you to!
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7522 on: September 21, 2018, 04:19:13 pm »
I can't believe it took me so long to finally buy it, but now I did!



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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7523 on: September 22, 2018, 08:18:28 am »
Exciting! For that price, is there anything left inside?

Will see once i get it into my paws. Supposed to be complete except A3 ADC board. But who need it anyway, ADC needed replacement in 100% of my 3458A's :D.
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« Reply #7524 on: September 22, 2018, 08:44:36 am »
I have a slow carrier pigeon bringing an A2 board for the AC reluctant VK5RC 3458, same fault code as Shariar's TSP youtube repair but mine is not as simple as the op amp, rather bizarrely it has a bipolar class op amp where the schematic has a FET type, replacing it either didn't help.
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 


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