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« Reply #9050 on: August 13, 2019, 04:47:38 pm »
I would like to say I brought a box of vintage PC hardware really cheap but it was all mine and long forgotten about  :palm:

WiFi cards and USB external range extenders underneath assorted HDD the best of which is a newish 200GB the rest are pulls from scrapped family and business systems and really need a proper disposal of. 250Mb Graphics card from maybe W98 era at nearly $200 from my scratchy memory and lots more goodies. Even the 3 1.2" FDD has had it's day as you can now get emulators for pen drives. My new build didn't even get a consideration for a DVD burner as they are about toast too. Several DSL 1 and 2 modems and routers as well in box number two.

Time for a new thread TOSS Techgear Obsessive Storage Survivors.  ;D

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« Reply #9051 on: August 13, 2019, 11:04:06 pm »
I have a similar collection, though mine is not stored neatly all in one box.

I would like to say I brought a box of vintage PC hardware really cheap but it was all mine and long forgotten about  :palm:
 

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« Reply #9052 on: August 14, 2019, 02:01:03 am »
I have a similar collection, though mine is not stored neatly all in one box.

I would like to say I brought a box of vintage PC hardware really cheap but it was all mine and long forgotten about  :palm:
I have a similar collection too, but it is not acquired in one lot like this, but a slow accumulation of components from computer upgrades over time. I have newer things like a working Gigabyte Z97 motherboard and a GTX 1060 3GB graphics card, also some ancient things like a GeForce 256 AGP.
 

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« Reply #9053 on: August 14, 2019, 07:53:32 am »
The EEVBlog 121GW from Welectron (big thanks and greetings).  :-DMM

UPS brings it in to my town in one night, but couldn't make it to my front door within the next day for the last 10km.  :palm: :palm:
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« Reply #9054 on: August 15, 2019, 03:26:32 pm »
New pretties... Behlke 5kV MOSFET switch modules for playing around with.
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« Reply #9055 on: August 15, 2019, 04:19:16 pm »
My second CNC, The Bantam Tools.

Have to give up my Carbide 3D CNC as it's way too large to economically ship to China with me, even more of a hassle should I decide to come back to US, so I bought a smaller one and donated the Carbide 3D to my workplace.

This little machine is actually quite capable! I once set the wrong Z axis calibration and cut a piece of 6061 at 1200mm/min feed rate and 0.36mm depth, and it actually went through the metal with minimum chattering!

Even with recommended advanced feed rate (1800mm/min @ 0.05mm), it's only a bit short of half the speed of the much larger Carbide 3D (900mm/min @ 0.25mm), so I won't complain. In reality, 1800mm/min @ 0.1mm works beautifully and gives smooth result without lubricant.

The high RPM custom made BLDC really did a fantastic job.

The frame is also pretty strong. For an all plastic machine, it's actually very stable. I tried to apply some force diagonally when it was deburring a surface with only 0.025mm clearance, and it never touched the surface, which means the deformation under my pressing force is less than 0.025mm. That's not bad for something made out of 1/4" polymer (HDPE?).

One annoying bit is the lack of zeroing capability. It homes automatically, and probes bracket and tool depth automatically, but it won't allow me to set origin in an experimental fashion, so I have to measure things first and plug in the numbers manually.

Also, manual moving is slow as there's no pin point moving capability or continuous manual moving capability, the fastest available is 1mm/click, and I can't click multiple times before the current move finishes.

As said, it's not the best desktop aluminum CNC, but it machines PCB very well, and it can probe PCB thickness automatically with a spring clip. Its first PCB job went smoothly, and it takes Gerber directly, with no online Gerber to NC conversion steps required.

It's definitely on the expensive side for something made out of plastic, but it turns to be a pretty capable little machine and overall satisfied my needs.

There are rooms for improving too, at least for building quality. The unit I got came with protective films on the plastic panels that are not supposed to be there, as the logo sticker and some screws were over the film and I had to put them back after peeling off the film.
 

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« Reply #9056 on: August 15, 2019, 05:45:33 pm »
Putting this here as a general warning to others setting up some ESD mats or protection on their benches. Seems that AIR is considered adequate to connect the pressstuds to the actual Earth wire  :palm:

To be obvious the wire and steel frame/studs are isolated electrically :horse:

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« Reply #9057 on: August 16, 2019, 12:57:41 pm »
Measuring Glass x 2 (Please DON'T correct my English  :-DD)
 

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« Reply #9058 on: August 16, 2019, 09:59:41 pm »
Putting this here as a general warning to others setting up some ESD mats or protection on their benches. Seems that AIR is considered adequate to connect the pressstuds to the actual Earth wire  :palm:

I have the same one, but I always thought those snaps there were for storing the end of the attachment wire when you get up so they are out of the way. I don't think they are for grounding.
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« Reply #9059 on: August 16, 2019, 10:30:25 pm »
I have the same one, but I always thought those snaps there were for storing the end of the attachment wire when you get up so they are out of the way. I don't thing they are for grounding.

Had another think about it last night and you are likely correct about storage. With my cheapy mat and being mounted along the front of the bench the studs being more flush suit better in my case to keep my legs from wiping it out.

Aluminium wire in the leads is a potential PITA for others but crimped fine for me with a little strain relief.

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« Reply #9060 on: August 17, 2019, 09:52:28 am »


Because... reasons.  :-DD


Yeah... the bracket is meant to be screwed to the bottom of your over-bench shelf and provide a convenient place to plug in the banana end of the coiled cable. The snap end goes on the mat or on you; those snaps are just to have a place to put the other end out of the way when you're not using them.

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« Reply #9061 on: August 17, 2019, 11:26:48 am »
Measuring Glass x 2 (Please DON'T correct my English  :-DD)
I'm pretty sure A cup and B cup aren't the same size.
 

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« Reply #9062 on: August 17, 2019, 11:53:12 am »
Measuring Glass x 2 (Please DON'T correct my English  :-DD)
I'm pretty sure A cup and B cup aren't the same size.

I always had a preference for a C or a D cup over an A or B ;D
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« Reply #9063 on: August 17, 2019, 03:48:55 pm »
Any more than a handful is just a waste.  ;)

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« Reply #9064 on: Yesterday at 02:38:57 am »
Are you guys talking about breasts?  Teehehee!

I find it a positive sign that men can talk so openly about their struggles with gynecomastia.  :clap:
 

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« Reply #9065 on: Yesterday at 04:36:49 am »
You know you've reached a milestone in your relationship when your wife says: "I hate you. Not only are your boobs bigger than mine, they're perkier too."  :-DD

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« Reply #9066 on: Yesterday at 05:05:07 am »
This caught my eye -- didn't buy it though. Still might.

 

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« Reply #9067 on: Yesterday at 05:08:12 am »
You know you've reached a milestone in your relationship when your wife says: "I hate you. Not only are your boobs bigger than mine, they're perkier too."  :-DD

Sure. But at this point, you would have reached a milestone in your own life as well. ;D
 

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« Reply #9068 on: Yesterday at 05:44:37 am »
You know you've reached a milestone in your relationship when your wife says: "I hate you. Not only are your boobs bigger than mine, they're perkier too."
It's not the size that matters, it's how you use 'em.

In my experience thus far, showing cleavage has not gained me any benefits.  Only some "Eww!".  Well, I just need some additional flaunting lessons, to charm the tits off anybody who meets me.


 

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« Reply #9069 on: Yesterday at 05:54:25 am »
You know you've reached a milestone in your relationship when your wife says: "I hate you. Not only are your boobs bigger than mine, they're perkier too."  :-DD

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« Reply #9070 on: Yesterday at 01:08:40 pm »
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« Reply #9071 on: Yesterday at 01:29:05 pm »
Today's thing of random from a box of treasures. Partial Baggy of Shellac I brought most likely 30+ years ago  :o

Do crushed beetle bodies degrade over decades  :-//



EDIT: If you have to ask  :wtf: shellac has to do with electronics you are clearly to young  :-DD
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« Reply #9072 on: Yesterday at 03:31:23 pm »
Today's thing of random from a box of treasures. Partial Baggy of Shellac I brought most likely 30+ years ago  :o

Do crushed beetle bodies degrade over decades  :-//

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EDIT: If you have to ask  :wtf: shellac has to do with electronics you are clearly to young  :-DD

It's for refinishing the old wooden cabinets housing 1920s - late-30s radios, right?   :P

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« Reply #9073 on: Yesterday at 06:59:41 pm »
Today's thing of random from a box of treasures. Partial Baggy of Shellac I brought most likely 30+ years ago  :o

Do crushed beetle bodies degrade over decades  :-//

(Attachment Link)

EDIT: If you have to ask  :wtf: shellac has to do with electronics you are clearly to young  :-DD

It's for refinishing the old wooden cabinets housing 1920s - late-30s radios, right?   :P

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Not far off the mark for it's initial use. I was rebuilding the timber parts of a very old crystal radio. Was also used for keeping the coils likely suspect insulation in operational order. Generally I have used the beetles for timber but from time to time electrical insulation goop it has done well too.

Anyone under the age of 40 (more like 50) ever used them?  ::)
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