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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #8175 on: January 27, 2019, 04:20:25 pm »
I have a lot of Xcelite 99 series bits.  I have wanted a ratcheting driver.  I found this one at a hamfest that was not functional and the guy was asking $50 for it.  I did some looking again yesterday and found it on Amazon for $55 and is supposedly in stock.  Arrival is supposed to be Feb 8th.  We will see.

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« Reply #8176 on: January 28, 2019, 12:44:13 am »
Ordered this from Amazon on Wednesday and it was delivered on Friday. Pretty amazing considering I chose the "Free Shipping" option.


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« Reply #8177 on: January 29, 2019, 12:59:38 pm »
What's the proper packing for SODIMM sockets? A good question! Apparently, this is acceptable, thanks farnell!
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« Reply #8178 on: January 29, 2019, 03:16:19 pm »
Wow, that's atrocious.

They used to be in trays when I bought them in bulk but that was 168 pin DIMM, 72 and 30 pin SIMM.
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« Reply #8179 on: January 29, 2019, 03:26:13 pm »
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Wow, that's atrocious.

They used to be in trays when I bought them in bulk but that was 168 pin DIMM, 72 and 30 pin SIMM.
Oh, they do come in trays or reels. Just for some mysterious reason some person decided that this could work as well.
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« Reply #8180 on: January 29, 2019, 05:39:16 pm »
Looks like you were delivered ALL the bent pins...
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #8181 on: January 29, 2019, 07:22:47 pm »
What's the proper packing for SODIMM sockets? A good question! Apparently, this is acceptable, thanks farnell!

I received this microphone element and earphone element just thrown into a poly bag.
They arrived with the microphone stuck to the magnet in the earphone element.
I complained to the vendor (FullCompass) 
And I am going to complain again if the earphone element doesn't work.



 

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« Reply #8182 on: January 30, 2019, 04:35:10 pm »
I bought a new wireless router. It should get delivered today.

https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/TL-WR841N.html

I've been using a Rosewill for years now which recently has started dropping the WiFi connection. It only happens occasionally, but I'm guessing it'll just get worse. That's how it went with its predecessor, a Linksys WRT-54 something. I suppose it could be the wireless adapter in the PC and not the router, don't know really because to reconnect I always have to reboot both.

I've had an Edgerouter-X sitting around for over a year that I bought just because it was on sale, but it has no wireless capability. Ubiquiti has access points you can add, but they're expensive and have other drawbacks. So I'm hoping I can somehow get this TP Link to do the same thing but much more cheaply. At $19.99 shipping included, if it doesn't work I haven't lost much.

 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #8183 on: January 30, 2019, 04:39:50 pm »
After about four years of continuous work I had some weirdness and connection drops with my router, only to find its plugpack was slowly giving up (it was enclosed with lots of equipment in a quite hot environment). I ended up replacing it with one of the high quality ones I had and it has been steady since then (five years ago).
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« Reply #8184 on: January 31, 2019, 12:14:58 am »
Just scored an old VT220 from the office.



Oh, and is someone missing a stapler?

 
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« Reply #8185 on: January 31, 2019, 12:21:56 am »
That's a nice little terminal.  Good score.
 

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« Reply #8186 on: January 31, 2019, 01:50:19 am »
Just scored an old VT220 from the office.
Orange phosphor CRT?

The CRT case still looks pretty good.  But the keyboard has oxidized.
There are several videos on YT about de-oxidizing old plastic cases.
 

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« Reply #8187 on: January 31, 2019, 02:40:47 am »
I just bought another 2 used Xcelite 991R ratcheting handles like the one in a previous post.  They come with some crusty hex drivers which will promptly get pitched as I have far more of them than I need and some nut drivers.  Even has a 30 day return.  All for the price shipped I paid for the new one.  Two handles will go in my toolbag for work and one will be kept in the house.  This will give the excuse to bring some of the drivers out of my van and use them on my workbench.
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« Reply #8188 on: January 31, 2019, 07:58:27 am »
Just got given one of these. A CI-94 Oscilloscope from Russia (1984). It's in perfect physical condition, looks like it was just taken out of the box, but I won't be turning it on until I've checked replaced those Russian electrolytics from the 80's. Strangely, the early ones (including the one I got) used a DIN connection for the probe instead of BNC.
Difficult to see in the picture (not my actually device), but it's tiny, the front is only 9cm x 18cm!

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« Reply #8189 on: January 31, 2019, 09:05:07 am »
Got this broken Advantest R6161 voltage current source in this morning, I am trying to fix it.  :)
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #8190 on: January 31, 2019, 11:07:26 am »
What's the proper packing for SODIMM sockets? A good question! Apparently, this is acceptable, thanks farnell!

Holy *f*.  That's a lot of money burned. Someone's getting the sack. Not you and a sorry sack of SODIMMs.

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« Reply #8191 on: January 31, 2019, 11:46:48 am »
OK, another farnell curiosity. This time the exact opposite!

We bought 300 pins. Each pin is 0.02 EUR. I do not want to know how much the packaging cost them (not us).

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« Reply #8192 on: January 31, 2019, 12:43:02 pm »
We bought 300 pins. Each pin is 0.02 EUR. I do not want to know how much the packaging cost them (not us).

They have machines to help. Assuming a good surface to work on I'd guess it'd take an hour to get all those pins depackaged, even if you had someone on minimum wage it would be cheaper to call them and get them to deliver another set packaged less stupidly.
 

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« Reply #8193 on: January 31, 2019, 12:52:55 pm »
We bought 300 pins. Each pin is 0.02 EUR. I do not want to know how much the packaging cost them (not us).

They have machines to help. Assuming a good surface to work on I'd guess it'd take an hour to get all those pins depackaged, even if you had someone on minimum wage it would be cheaper to call them and get them to deliver another set packaged less stupidly.

Or just throw them into a bucket of acetone and fish the terminals out when the plastic has melted?

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« Reply #8194 on: January 31, 2019, 12:54:08 pm »
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Assuming a good surface to work on I'd guess it'd take an hour to get all those pins depackaged, even if you had someone on minimum wage it would be cheaper to call them and get them to deliver another set packaged less stupidly.
The minimum wage in Slovakia is not the same as it is in Australia ;)
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« Reply #8195 on: January 31, 2019, 01:12:27 pm »
Got this broken Advantest R6161 voltage current source in this morning, I am trying to fix it.  :)

I fixed it, replaced a severely leaking lithium battery and cut off a shorted TVS (Semitec Z6018) on the +15V power rail.   8)

 
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« Reply #8196 on: January 31, 2019, 06:39:57 pm »
Just got given one of these. A CI-94 Oscilloscope from Russia (1984). It's in perfect physical condition, looks like it was just taken out of the box, but I won't be turning it on until I've checked replaced those Russian electrolytics from the 80's. Strangely, the early ones (including the one I got) used a DIN connection for the probe instead of BNC.
Difficult to see in the picture (not my actually device), but it's tiny, the front is only 9cm x 18cm!

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That's one good looking device! I love the design.
 

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« Reply #8197 on: January 31, 2019, 07:01:33 pm »
Mastech, or somebody, used to make a small 10MHz analog scope with CRT that had the same vertical format design. I almost bought one because I had limited space at that time. That was around 15 years ago though. I doubt it's still made.
 

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« Reply #8198 on: January 31, 2019, 07:13:21 pm »
Just scored an old VT220 from the office.



Oh, and is someone missing a stapler?

Nice terminal!  I would love to have one just to plug into my linux box and play like it's 1992.

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I would LOVE to have a full size monochrome red/orange plasma display.  Why?  I've just always loved the appearance.
 

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« Reply #8199 on: February 01, 2019, 07:50:17 am »
Nice terminal!  I would love to have one just to plug into my linux box and play like it's 1992.

Holy grail for me right now: I want a red/orange plasma display GRiD systems laptop from the 80's. Second option, I'd like a yellow EL display GRiD  Compass like flew on the Space Shuttle in the mid 80's.

I would LOVE to have a full size monochrome red/orange plasma display.  Why?  I've just always loved the appearance.

The Toshiba T5200 laptop had a very nice orange plasma screen and are still regularly up on ebay. It was also a halfway ok laptop for the time.

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