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Offline Kilrah

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7975 on: December 19, 2018, 09:10:57 am »
I wouldn't want one of those even if someone gave me one for free, too many bad memories from using them at school  :-DD
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7976 on: December 19, 2018, 09:33:40 am »
I bought a Siglent SSA3021X for Christmas.  8)
 
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« Reply #7977 on: December 19, 2018, 01:50:58 pm »
I bought a couple of 'helping hands' clones of the nice GRS ones, the GRS are too hard to find here in Australia, and would probably be close to 100 dollarydoos landed. The clones from Taobao work out to be around $20 plus about $10 each for shipping (they are ~1kg).

Quality control is ehhhh as you'd expect, one of my units doesn't sit flat on the desk because the bolt underneath is too long, but that's nothing a set of rubber feet cant fix.

I wanted this particular style because I can tighten the swivel points to kind of lock them in place, the springs in the jaws are strong enough, and the jaws themselves are made of metal with serrations (they will scuff up soldermask easy so be careful).

All in all I'm pretty happy but they're still a touch too expensive to give a solid recommendation to others. I want to try a few Panavise next to hold bigger items.

 
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« Reply #7978 on: December 19, 2018, 07:41:46 pm »
I bought a couple of 'helping hands' clones of the nice GRS ones, the GRS are too hard to find here in Australia, and would probably be close to 100 dollarydoos landed. The clones from Taobao work out to be around $20 plus about $10 each for shipping (they are ~1kg).

Quality control is ehhhh as you'd expect, one of my units doesn't sit flat on the desk because the bolt underneath is too long, but that's nothing a set of rubber feet cant fix.

I wanted this particular style because I can tighten the swivel points to kind of lock them in place, the springs in the jaws are strong enough, and the jaws themselves are made of metal with serrations (they will scuff up soldermask easy so be careful).

All in all I'm pretty happy but they're still a touch too expensive to give a solid recommendation to others. I want to try a few Panavise next to hold bigger items.

Those are well handy by the looks of them.  :-+
Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7979 on: December 20, 2018, 02:12:44 am »
HT-18 hacks. Andyelectric2000 posted about it here (unfortunately inadvertently lapsing into German), but what he says is that the thermal sensor unit is a stand-alone part with USB connectivity to the display unit. He's done a nice hack to create a thermal security camera:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/chinese-ht-18-220x160-8-hz-handheld-thermal-camera/msg1525120/#msg1525120

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/chinese-ht-18-220x160-8-hz-handheld-thermal-camera/msg1538648/#msg1538648

McBryce.
I thought we might be talking about software hacks and upgrading, but it seems it's mostly hardware based hacking. That could still be interesting, though.
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7980 on: December 20, 2018, 04:22:37 am »
Christmas is behind the door  8)

Keysight Infiniivision DSOX3014T arrived today:)




 
 
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« Reply #7981 on: December 20, 2018, 04:29:19 am »
Keysight Infiniivision DSOX3014T arrived today:)

Meanwhile my Keysight scope went to repair for the fourth time >:(.

The first time the device failed to boot due to NAND corruption.
The second and third time the device boots fine, but crashed randomly, and I fixed it myself by reflashing it. Same NAND corruption.
This time the device shorted itself for whatever reason. The power supply makes the typical overload hiccup noise, and nothing comes on.
 

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« Reply #7982 on: December 20, 2018, 06:35:18 am »
Christmas is behind the door  8)

Keysight Infiniivision DSOX3014T arrived today:)
I have an older DSOX3204 — A great tool, no service problems, even done a couple of the firmware updates. It has even survived a 'ground lead' connected not to ground issue!!!
I think you will find it a great scope.
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #7983 on: December 20, 2018, 07:54:56 am »
Sent a PO for my yearly Altium subscription.
 

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« Reply #7984 on: December 20, 2018, 08:17:34 am »
Christmas is behind the door  8)

Keysight Infiniivision DSOX3014T arrived today:)

Can't wait to see it become a 3104T  >:D
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« Reply #7985 on: December 20, 2018, 08:34:44 am »
Meanwhile my Keysight scope went to repair for the fourth time >:(.

The first time the device failed to boot due to NAND corruption.
The second and third time the device boots fine, but crashed randomly, and I fixed it myself by reflashing it. Same NAND corruption.
This time the device shorted itself for whatever reason. The power supply makes the typical overload hiccup noise, and nothing comes on.

The 6000X scope?
Since I read your horror stories, I am afraid, each time I to turn my 6000X scope on.
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« Reply #7986 on: December 20, 2018, 12:06:19 pm »
Christmas is behind the door  8)

Keysight Infiniivision DSOX3014T arrived today:)


Nice 1 buddy!!  :-+
Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 

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« Reply #7987 on: December 20, 2018, 07:23:50 pm »
Christmas is behind the door  8)

Keysight Infiniivision DSOX3014T arrived today:)


Nice 1 buddy!!  :-+

THX
And I can't say the price because you will kill me :D

Christmas is behind the door  8)

Keysight Infiniivision DSOX3014T arrived today:)

Can't wait to see it become a 3104T  >:D
In progress 8) May be today ;)

 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7988 on: December 20, 2018, 08:02:26 pm »
I bought a "10000 mAh" quickcharge power bank. Huaqiang bei's markets are the most disorganized place I've ever been, not to mention a lack of ESD control other than the tobacco and humidity. I was looking mostly for RF stuff. I guess I went to the wrong building.
 

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« Reply #7989 on: December 20, 2018, 11:28:33 pm »
Christmas is behind the door  8)

Keysight Infiniivision DSOX3014T arrived today:)




 

Nice one that, if I found one of them in my presents, I'd be locked away in my lab all christmas playing with it  :-DD
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7990 on: December 21, 2018, 09:06:39 am »
Snagged a brand spanking iPad while going through duty free.
32G WiFi model......business expense !  :D
Much better than lugging around that heavy laptop.  :phew:
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« Reply #7991 on: December 21, 2018, 11:36:43 am »
Something for playing at hotel during business trip.  >:D
 

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« Reply #7992 on: December 21, 2018, 10:43:20 pm »
Who makes that one ?
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7993 on: December 21, 2018, 11:39:56 pm »
Interesting item from Big Clives video today. Preloaded IPA cotton buds. 0.5ml and claiming 75% alcohol, ordered 50 to play with. Crack the marked end and use. Maybe not for bench smd work but these are likely heading in to my onsite bag.

Search 'medical alcohol stick' on evilbay will get plenty of options.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7994 on: December 22, 2018, 12:29:07 am »
Who makes that one ?
It's the TS80, USB PD version of the TS100, same manufacturer.
 

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« Reply #7995 on: December 22, 2018, 01:14:15 am »
Yeah, and another item for my collection.
Wasn't ultimately cheap but for some reason the prices for current clamps on eBay are insane. Like people want 770€ for a Chauvin Arnaux E3N even though you could get a brand new one for 341€.
Anyway, the PR 30 is said to be effectively unused, so I guess 150€ is an OK price for something that is more or less the same as a Fluke i30s (which currently sells for >= 600€ new).
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« Reply #7996 on: December 22, 2018, 06:43:10 am »
I upgraded to the latest version of Orcad for my business. Now I need to learn a new PCB package. O joy  :-\
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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« Reply #7997 on: December 22, 2018, 02:34:44 pm »
I upgraded to the latest version of Orcad for my business. Now I need to learn a new PCB package. O joy  :-\
Still using ver. 9.2 and still happy with it.  They got the bugs out by then but ver 10 was a disaster.
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« Reply #7998 on: December 22, 2018, 10:43:05 pm »
I upgraded to the latest version of Orcad for my business. Now I need to learn a new PCB package. O joy  :-\
Still using ver. 9.2 and still happy with it.  They got the bugs out by then but ver 10 was a disaster.
For schematics and board design 9.2 is OK indeed and I'm really proficient & happy  with Orcad Layout but I'm starting to need 3D output support. I'm wasting a lot of time making drawings from a circuit board and/or making physical models which then need to be re-drawn by the people doing the mechanical side of things. Having a 3D model which can be dropped into a 3D package would be a big win. Also the high-speed signal and cross-talk simulation is a handy add-on for the designs that need it.
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« Reply #7999 on: December 22, 2018, 11:00:09 pm »
Haven’t been buying things recently, in the middle of a series of exams now. If I pass them I am heading to Lanzhou University for a MSc program next year. And two months after that exams it will be my high school teacher license exams.

Standardized tests, maybe that is what I bought after all.
 
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