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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #8625 on: May 27, 2019, 07:31:44 am »
NetGear GS110EMX switch for $175.

Half the price compared to how much it's sold in China.

I better buy it before going back to China.
 

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« Reply #8626 on: May 27, 2019, 09:46:01 am »
A small stash of short 5V RGB strips and controllers to help me play with my Laser Cutter  ;D eBay auction: #253895081804

Bright white is good but colour is more fun.
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« Reply #8627 on: May 27, 2019, 10:41:08 am »
Those are very nice beanflying.  :-+
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« Reply #8628 on: May 27, 2019, 10:44:34 am »
Just ordered a Tripp-Lite 24 outlet power strip ps7224.  I got real tired of all the smaller strips.  I'm going to mount it on the wall behind the bench.

I really need something like that too! Currently, I have about 5 power boards daisy chained!  :palm:
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« Reply #8629 on: May 27, 2019, 11:55:53 am »
Those are very nice beanflying.  :-+

Just about got it to where I am really happy with it. 3DP prototype behind has given way to a Five layer Laser cut stacked base which is heavier and much more stable (also much faster to make) so I have pumped up the blade height just a touch. Also redid yesterdays Tek logo with a slightly heavier engrave which sorted out the missing fine details.
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« Reply #8630 on: May 27, 2019, 03:28:36 pm »
Those are very nice beanflying.  :-+

Just about got it to where I am really happy with it. 3DP prototype behind has given way to a Five layer Laser cut stacked base which is heavier and much more stable (also much faster to make) so I have pumped up the blade height just a touch. Also redid yesterdays Tek logo with a slightly heavier engrave which sorted out the missing fine details.

Those look great, what's the thickness?
 

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« Reply #8631 on: May 27, 2019, 03:41:51 pm »
Those are very nice beanflying.  :-+

Just about got it to where I am really happy with it. 3DP prototype behind has given way to a Five layer Laser cut stacked base which is heavier and much more stable (also much faster to make) so I have pumped up the blade height just a touch. Also redid yesterdays Tek logo with a slightly heavier engrave which sorted out the missing fine details.

Those look great, what's the thickness?

3mm Blades. 2mm would be harder to shove the light up and more fragile and 4.5 unless doing much larger panels would be OTT so I think it is about the best compromise.
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« Reply #8632 on: May 27, 2019, 11:00:42 pm »
 Got my first O-scope today.

An Agilent 54622D. Found it locally and it needs a little bit of cleaning and some work for the carrying handle but it works fine.
And i only paid 150€

I just checked and it has the logic probes included 🎉🎊
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« Reply #8633 on: May 28, 2019, 09:03:53 am »
Got my first O-scope today.

An Agilent 54622D. Found it locally and it needs a little bit of cleaning and some work for the carrying handle but it works fine.
And i only paid 150€

I just checked and it has the logic probes included 🎉🎊

Great! I got one too a couple of years ago, but no logic probes. If your buttons aren't as responsive as you'd like, you can take apart the front pretty easily and clean the components.  :-+
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« Reply #8634 on: May 30, 2019, 07:20:41 am »
My GS110EMX switch has arrived.



Hold my beer. Netgear has the world's best thermal design -- a blocked vent, and the world's best anti-theft design -- a blocked Kensington lock hole.
 

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« Reply #8635 on: May 31, 2019, 03:06:31 am »
Hopefully, it doesn't also have blocked ports. ;D
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« Reply #8636 on: May 31, 2019, 01:10:58 pm »
A $100AUpeso Spraycan  :o Worth it or not time will tell  :scared:

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« Reply #8637 on: May 31, 2019, 02:19:31 pm »
A $100AUpeso Spraycan  :o Worth it or not time will tell

If it is anything like CerMark, that I have used in the past, it is absolutely brilliant on stainless steel.
To get very dark black images you need a reasonably good power. I have a 50W VersaLaser brand machine.

Product info: https://cermarksales.com/collections/lmm-6060/products/lmm-6060-black-for-metals-50-grams-liquid

edit: Added link to the 50g bottles I have purchased in the past.
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« Reply #8638 on: May 31, 2019, 03:03:27 pm »
A $100AUpeso Spraycan  :o Worth it or not time will tell

If it is anything like CerMark, that I have used in the past, it is absolutely brilliant on stainless steel.
To get very dark black images you need a reasonably good power. I have a 50W VersaLaser brand machine.

Product info: https://cermarksales.com/collections/lmm-6060/products/lmm-6060-black-for-metals-50-grams-liquid

edit: Added link to the 50g bottles I have purchased in the past.

Made by the guy that founded Thermark so it has good parentage. It comes out on top over Cermark on a lot of materials. I have a tame sheetmetal supplier with CNC metal cutting abilities and I have the little Laser to finish them. I actually have a commercial job to do in Stainless and I also have one for me in Aluminium which will be interesting. https://lasersupplies.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LaserBond-Technology-Flyer.pdf
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« Reply #8639 on: May 31, 2019, 03:31:27 pm »
I brought some of these:



and some of these BGAF type SSD's:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fast-256GB-Native-SATA-III-2-5-SSD-550-420-MB-s-R-W-No-Case/292877541566?

And it seems to outperform a Kingston 400 in latency and Input Outputs per second on a USB 3 ASMT controller.
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« Reply #8640 on: May 31, 2019, 05:03:10 pm »
My GS110EMX switch has arrived.



Hold my beer. Netgear has the world's best thermal design -- a blocked vent, and the world's best anti-theft design -- a blocked Kensington lock hole.

Is the case top perhaps on the wrong way around?
Not that Netgear aren't capable of such stupidity. My Netgear Nighthawk router had to be downgraded to a two year old firmware to get it to stay online and not keep disconnecting.

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« Reply #8641 on: May 31, 2019, 05:17:56 pm »
Is the case top perhaps on the wrong way around?
Not that Netgear aren't capable of such stupidity. My Netgear Nighthawk router had to be downgraded to a two year old firmware to get it to stay online and not keep disconnecting.

I just took it apart. It is properly built, just improperly designed. They probably tried to use the plastic as a critter shield.

And also FFS, the internal heatsink fins are perpendicular to the horizontal (non-blocked) vents.

Planned obsolescence.

On the bright side, the only electrolytic cap is rated 105C, and all inductors are shielded, none of those I-shape unshielded rubbish.
 

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« Reply #8642 on: June 01, 2019, 08:04:48 pm »
Quick update on the GS110EMX switch. Its latest firmware doesn't work out of the box, and I had to downgrade to the previous firmware. And as usual, Amazon provided zero help other than return it and STFU.

I'm now really impressed by NetGear and its remarkable marketing team. It seems a good marketing team can drag a crippled engineering team out of death.
 

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« Reply #8643 on: June 02, 2019, 02:01:44 am »
Quick update on the GS110EMX switch. Its latest firmware doesn't work out of the box, and I had to downgrade to the previous firmware. And as usual, Amazon provided zero help other than return it and STFU.

I'm now really impressed by NetGear and its remarkable marketing team. It seems a good marketing team can drag a crippled engineering team out of death.
Interesting; I have a mixed bag of experiences with Netgear. Circa 2007 I had a printer server (USB-Ethernet adapter) that was a POS, but at more or less at the same time, their Wi-Fi router replaced a terrible WRT54G from Linksys that was plagued by constant disconnections and instability.

At work I heavily used both Netgear and Dlink - the latter had an edge over the former.

Currently I have their four bay NAS that works very well for me, but my dad's failed quite early.
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« Reply #8644 on: June 02, 2019, 02:14:44 am »
My Netgear FVS318 router has given me many years of trouble-free service. Maybe Netgear engineering has gone downhill in recent years.
 

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« Reply #8645 on: June 02, 2019, 04:51:30 am »
A bunch of random stuff (much accumulated by mail at a friend's house in USA, from where I just returned):

Assembly Specialists (OEM 3M) breadboards and some new wire strippers and cable cutter. (The breadboards cost $168, including $22 shipping. The same items, branded 3M and purchased from Digi-Key, would have cost nearly $650!! And that's ignoring the minimum quantity of 10 for the gold-plated breadboard (at far left) which is a $262 special-order item from Digi-Key. It's $44 from AS.)





A set of 0603 multilayer ceramic caps, plus two empty SMD sample binders:





SMD-to-THT adapter boards:




(back)


Book on the history of vocoders (esp. in the context of cryptography, etc):





Book on the history of the Lockheed Skunk Works (well, looks like it's not US Gov't property any more! Besides, you'd think they'd be more specific... I'm sure the federal government has many bookshelves!)







Book about the SR-71, signed by the author (and this cost less than a new copy!):







Book about Zurich's trolleybuses (both history and technical info):







And now less technical stuff:


Another multiport USB charger and some more long USB cables:





The first installment of my Blackwing Volumes subscription (as it happens, the same edition Fran Blanche was gushing about recently):





And I finally got around to making a custom pencil case to throw in my backpack, with foam rubber to dampen the rattling and felt to protect sharpened pencil points:







And last but not least, a pair of the latest version of my favorite shoes, from Puma:

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« Reply #8646 on: June 03, 2019, 03:16:23 am »
How do you get them (assembly specialist) to ship to europe? Just asking?
 

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« Reply #8647 on: June 03, 2019, 03:36:21 am »
How do you get them (assembly specialist) to ship to europe? Just asking?

You could use a Mail Forwarding service like this one:

https://www.shipito.com/en/
 

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« Reply #8648 on: June 03, 2019, 03:51:54 am »
How do you get them (assembly specialist) to ship to europe? Just asking?

You could use a Mail Forwarding service like this one:

https://www.shipito.com/en/

Thanks, i have not thought about that option  :palm:
 

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« Reply #8649 on: June 03, 2019, 09:49:25 am »
How do you get them (assembly specialist) to ship to europe? Just asking?
I didn't. :( As I said, I had stuff sent to a friend's house in USA and I took it back with me when I went to visit.

If you have a friend going to USA soon, that's probably the very best way. Otherwise, a mail forwarding service like hugo suggested. Definitely not worth the cost and effort for just one item (just go with actual 3M from a local distributor), but for a larger amount would make sense.
 


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