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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #8075 on: January 05, 2019, 01:50:27 pm »
Yeah, there are 10mm standoffs behind it, just enough to centre it in the frame. This also gives it a more 3D look from the shadow, rather than stuck flat to the backplane.

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« Reply #8076 on: January 05, 2019, 03:11:55 pm »
Pulled the trigger on one of these bad boys!  >:D
Don't forget the rest!



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« Reply #8077 on: January 05, 2019, 03:20:54 pm »
Driven small diameter front wheel what could go wrong  :o

My Dad some years ago now went over the bars on a Honda 4 stroke powered beast of very similar style, air ambulance ride to the big smoke, cracked ribs, damaged knee and far more skin removed than was available. Several Skin Grafts later he had me sell the toy for him.

Add Knee and Elbow pads to the helmet uncool as they may look.

I’ve ordered a new helmet and gloves and I have knee and elbow pads from before when I had the petrol ‘GO PED’  years ago.  I do believe this thing will be a whole other deal compared to the ‘GO PED’!!

I’ll let you know how I get on.... if you don’t hear in a few days you’ll know I died a happy man!  >:D
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« Reply #8078 on: January 05, 2019, 03:26:02 pm »
The city of San Jose (which is very flat, no hills like SF) recently let a local company set up a system to allow people to rent (brightly colored, highly visible) electric scooters in the downtown area and drop them off at their destinations. Similar to the pictured but stand up, no seat. People can use them on sidewalks, legally. They have generally been well received, I gather. Saves people visiting a lot of time.

Pulled the trigger on one of these bad boys!  >:D
You must have far better roads in Scotland then we do, I wouldn't dare to ride that with our roads, hit a pothole with that front wheel and you'll be flying over those handlebars and be skimming along the road surface, so you had also better get some serious body protection just to keep your skin where it belongs, on you.  :scared:
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« Reply #8079 on: January 05, 2019, 04:20:13 pm »
I've lusted after an EV4, an EV4 Off-road quad or an EV4 semi-recumbent, for years.  I'm just too inept to afford one.  :-[
 

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« Reply #8080 on: January 05, 2019, 08:14:35 pm »
My latest purchase was a Siglent AWG SDG-1032X, later injected with steroids for 60MHz  (thanks to the good people in this forum) :popcorn:

A great 2019 for you all
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« Reply #8081 on: January 05, 2019, 08:29:00 pm »
Pulled the trigger on one of these bad boys!  >:D
Nice, found those way too ridiculously heavy though... I have a nice etwow s2 booster (modded to "monster booster" aka going from 9s to 13s), 11kg and 40km/h, 20km average range. Easy to carry in public transport and do a few km to final destination.
Bought it nearly 2 years ago and about to reach 2000km on the odo.
 

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« Reply #8082 on: January 06, 2019, 08:33:05 am »
Omron AC 10A relay LY2 series + it's socket, for my AC inductive load soft starter project.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2019, 09:04:11 am by BravoV »
 
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« Reply #8083 on: January 06, 2019, 12:28:02 pm »
Pulled the trigger on one of these bad boys!  >:D
Nice, found those way too ridiculously heavy though... I have a nice etwow s2 booster (modded to "monster booster" aka going from 9s to 13s), 11kg and 40km/h, 20km average range. Easy to carry in public transport and do a few km to final destination.
Bought it nearly 2 years ago and about to reach 2000km on the odo.

Nice 1 on the etwow.  :-+

I did think about the weight of the Viper which I guess is around 25-30Kg although the shipping weight is stated 20Kg on the shipping label. I hope the shipping weight is correct and I am wrong but I don't think so.
If it is too heavy I will bolt a couple small stabilizers on to the rear end so I can fold it up and then pull it more like a trolly sort of thing as opposed to carry it like a bag. We'll see.
I had the petrol "GO PED" years ago and it really was a laugh so I kinda know what to expect with this even if this will be so much more powerful and quite a bit faster top end.
The thing I found with pot holes and stuff with my GO PED was it would skim over most smaller stuff and the bigger ones were big enough to see long before you needed to get on the anchors or go around them. You do need to be very vigilant though, a seconds lost concentration could be the difference between a good day out or a skin graft.
The petrol GO PED I owned years ago had much smaller wheels than the Viper has and I found that to be ok so long as you didn't push yours or the machines capabilities to much beyond what was safe.
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« Reply #8084 on: January 06, 2019, 07:09:12 pm »
Some time-nuttery stuff:

The the last model (2017-12-16) of a BG7BL GPSDO. (Look at the eevblog thread of BG7TBL GPSDOs.)

Some more (all together 10) OCXOs:
- Trimble 34310-T 10MHz 12V 50*50*38mm sine wave OCXO (double oven, I think)
- Trimble 65256 10MHz 12V 51*51*15mm sine wave OCXO (as a possible GPSDO spare part, see above..   :palm: )
- Oscilloquartz 8663-XS 10Mhz 12V sine wave OCXO
- Morion MV89A double oven 10MHz 12V sine wave OCXO

And a 10MHz rubidium reference, a Spectratime LPFRS-01 (like in this repair thread).
This unit is still well documented by its manufacturer, that's a big plus for me.   :-+
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« Reply #8085 on: January 06, 2019, 07:40:33 pm »
A couple of crimpers:

Crimper #1
Crimper #2

and a desoldering gun

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« Reply #8086 on: January 06, 2019, 10:04:41 pm »
A couple of crimpers:

Crimper #1
Crimper #2

and a desoldering gun

Funny that you should show these as I’ve also just got a pair like those for ferrules plus another crimping tool for fork connectors and the like.

I’ve had a look around but couldn’t find out if my (fairly cheap) fork connectors are suitable for 240v (~5 amps) mains use though ...
 

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« Reply #8087 on: January 07, 2019, 03:35:02 am »
I've lusted after an EV4, an EV4 Off-road quad or an EV4 semi-recumbent, for years.  I'm just too inept to afford one.  :-[

what do they even cost? website doesn't seem helpful in that regard. They look like fun!
 

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« Reply #8088 on: January 07, 2019, 10:47:12 am »
I recently also bought the ferrule and spade/fork/ring crimp kit. From china.
But the crimps all look shiny, and all other crimps I have ever seen are matte. This feels cheap, and I doubt the capabilities of them. They also weigh significantly less.

Buyer beware.
 

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« Reply #8089 on: January 07, 2019, 11:36:35 am »
There are many crimping tools out there that look like they should be OK.
But the difference between a sloppy generic crimper and the proper dimensions is night and day.
Even if the sloppy generic crimper looks superior.

https://youtu.be/3Cw9YFLDZeo
 
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« Reply #8090 on: January 07, 2019, 02:54:20 pm »
The video is nice but nothing. Crimping pliers without conversion are useless, the only problem - bought inappropriate pliers.
Crimping pliers only with gear - great attention has to be paid to marking the jaws - crimping pliers on video are for non-insulated car connectors - FAST-ON. It is easy to see the gap at wire = wide jaw = deformation = can not be used for displayed connectors  :palm:
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« Reply #8091 on: January 07, 2019, 03:02:03 pm »
I've lusted after an EV4, an EV4 Off-road quad or an EV4 semi-recumbent, for years.  I'm just too inept to afford one.  :-[

what do they even cost? website doesn't seem helpful in that regard. They look like fun!
If I recall correctly, the off-road quad is somewhere around 5 k€ (8 kAUD), and the semi-recumbent a bit over 3 k€ (5 kAUD).  Definitely worth the price, I hear.
 

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« Reply #8092 on: January 07, 2019, 04:12:25 pm »
The video is nice but nothing. Crimping pliers without conversion are useless, the only problem - bought inappropriate pliers.
Crimping pliers only with gear - great attention has to be paid to marking the jaws - crimping pliers on video are for non-insulated car connectors - FAST-ON. It is easy to see the gap at wire = wide jaw = deformation = can not be used for displayed connectors  :palm:
The SN-28B is the most common crimper sold in China expressly labeled for “DuPont” terminals. So he bought exactly what the vendors say to buy for the application in question!

I have a few Chinese crimpers, and none are very good. Regardless of what type of terminal they’re for, the precision of the jaws is too poor, and produces unpredictable results (or predictably bad ones).

The text I marked in red are the parts where I have no idea what you are trying to say.
 

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« Reply #8093 on: January 07, 2019, 05:12:07 pm »
I use the engineers crimping and wire strippers. That are japanese precise but manual tools. With sensitive use and when you know how to do it right, you also get the best results.
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« Reply #8094 on: January 07, 2019, 06:23:09 pm »
The video is nice but nothing. Crimping pliers without conversion are useless, the only problem - bought inappropriate pliers.
Crimping pliers only with gear - great attention has to be paid to marking the jaws - crimping pliers on video are for non-insulated car connectors - FAST-ON. It is easy to see the gap at wire = wide jaw = deformation = can not be used for displayed connectors  :palm:
The SN-28B is the most common crimper sold in China expressly labeled for “DuPont” terminals. So he bought exactly what the vendors say to buy for the application in question!

I have a few Chinese crimpers, and none are very good. Regardless of what type of terminal they’re for, the precision of the jaws is too poor, and produces unpredictable results (or predictably bad ones).

The text I marked in red are the parts where I have no idea what you are trying to say.
Crimping pliers with a gear have a bigger push - thus a stronger wire capture.

I have several interchangeable jaws, they look the same - each crimp differently - depends on the initial shape of the connector - core clamping ratio and wire sheath (varies with the length of the facets / for one wire, for multiple wires,  wire size) - standard - AWG / SWG / mm2 - there is much variation.
Chinese crimping pliers stand in CZ 300,- _ 700,- CZK, High quality pliers (Knipex, Wiha .....) 1500, - _ 18000, - CZK by type and design.
I use Chinese pliers but good jaws - after a small adjustment it works. Pliers for data cables can not be edited - I have the original 3800, - CZK
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« Reply #8095 on: January 07, 2019, 08:18:56 pm »
I received these today, still a few more to come. :-+

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« Reply #8096 on: January 09, 2019, 03:36:24 am »
Just sold my part of my soul and a Kidney to buy a Siglent SDG2042X Sig Gen. and a new seat to drive it from. For the Aussies $130 delivered bench height base.

Looks like Beans for the week (and next) again .....  >:D

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« Reply #8097 on: January 09, 2019, 03:52:55 am »
Anycubic Photon 3D printer and some engineering resin claims to have Tg>120C.
 

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« Reply #8098 on: January 09, 2019, 03:59:31 am »
Anycubic Photon 3D printer and some engineering resin claims to have Tg>120C.

Will be interested how you find the use and cleanup if you are only going to use it for ocasional jobs? What video I have seen of it the results look very good :)
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« Reply #8099 on: January 09, 2019, 04:14:12 am »
Will be interested how you find the use and cleanup if you are only going to use it for ocasional jobs? What video I have seen of it the results look very good :)

I plan to use it for PCB spacers for multi-board assemblies.
I can't afford to CNC everything. It's too time consuming, and I have to watch it for safety.
With a 3D printer, I can print certain things without supervising.

Also, certain geometries are not possible with a 3-axis CNC without special tools.
A 3D printer handles those structures well.

Cleaning is hard, but with a filter I can reuse the resin. It's messy, but I've dealt with much more nasty chemicals.
 


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