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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13075 on: May 20, 2024, 01:23:37 am »
The ADR1399E-EBZ evaluation board and some other components from Digi-Key.
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« Reply #13076 on: May 20, 2024, 02:17:44 am »
Mid Weight Electronics Adjustment tool.  >:D Just under $30 AUD on special at Total Tools for the Aussies.

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« Reply #13077 on: May 20, 2024, 03:17:49 am »
Mid Weight Electronics Adjustment tool.  >:D Just under $30 AUD on special at Total Tools for the Aussies.



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« Reply #13078 on: May 20, 2024, 06:36:37 am »
3 Italian Moka Cafe Espresso pots LN in box w/spare gaskets.
Found at a street sale in Paris.

25eu all

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« Reply #13079 on: May 20, 2024, 11:17:47 pm »
Mid Weight Electronics Adjustment tool.  >:D Just under $30 AUD on special at Total Tools for the Aussies.



Whooo, a screwdriver!
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13080 on: May 21, 2024, 09:42:01 pm »
$2.30 Canadian, well it is the upper limit of my spending for this sort of thing. **Back later. Yes they are actually pretty good and give you a sugar caffeine buzz.
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« Reply #13081 on: May 22, 2024, 12:01:02 am »
$2,50 Canadian about, well it is the upper limit of my spending for this sort of thing. **Back later. Yes they are actually pretty good and give you a sugar caffeine buzz.

https://www.wikihow.com/Do-the-Tim-Tam-Slam

For times of the day when Coffee is not appropriate works well with other Liquors. My preference is Port but you do you  ;D
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« Reply #13082 on: May 22, 2024, 01:16:56 am »
$2,50 Canadian about, well it is the upper limit of my spending for this sort of thing. **Back later. Yes they are actually pretty good and give you a sugar caffeine buzz.

https://www.wikihow.com/Do-the-Tim-Tam-Slam

For times of the day when Coffee is not appropriate works well with other Liquors. My preference is Port but you do you  ;D

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13083 on: May 22, 2024, 01:55:07 am »
As I always say "Any old Port in a storm---but who needs the storm?".

Well I make peach wine out of Minute Maid Peach Punch, sugar, pureed boiled potatoes, Lalvin 1118, and yeast nutrient. Sugar and nutrient again a few times. What I started doing in late 2017 is taking all the stuff at the bottom and the bits I can't syphon and running it though the most crude distillation equipment possible, which is a pot and a copper tube. It works very slowly and makes about as stiff a liquor you would ever want to drink. I would not want to eat Tim Tams with it but just saying.
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« Reply #13084 on: May 22, 2024, 02:36:55 am »
I seem to constantly push tweezers one step too far, and bend them.

I am not sure if i should spend up big on some crazy high end Swiss made steel, so for now I've gone budget again.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13085 on: May 23, 2024, 03:18:34 am »
I seem to constantly push tweezers one step too far, and bend them.

I am not sure if i should spend up big on some crazy high end Swiss made steel, so for now I've gone budget again.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001345525675.html

I have many pairs of the soft tweezers.  They are plenty strong for gripping small parts, but often get bent went dropped, dropped on by other tools, or just buried under workbench detritus.  The good news is that they are easy to re-bend to bring the tips back into contact and even to optimize the shape for a particular case. 

If real hardness is actually desired it should be possible to case harden these pretty easily.  Probably could be accomplished with a propane torch.
 

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« Reply #13086 on: May 23, 2024, 06:05:28 am »
i throw them in a bucket and once in a while when im bored i get the pliers and diamond lapping plate to shape them back up into semi useful state. your going to be cursing when you destroy a 50$ tweezer on some thing dumb, you need both. like if you wanna just grab something in a nasty instrument body or whatever
 

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« Reply #13087 on: May 23, 2024, 08:49:41 am »
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your going to be cursing when you destroy a 50$ tweezer on some thing dumb, you need both

That's exactly the reason I have some expensive tools that are completely unused, meanwhile always using the trusty but cheap and worn ones. Sometimes it's a false economy, and you deprive yourself of the joy of using decent tools.
 
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« Reply #13088 on: May 23, 2024, 08:54:20 am »
i mean the amount of tools that are super easy to damage is not that much. tweezers are like at the tip of the problem, and cutters are #2, then you have carbide and ceramic tools.

But I would say tweezers are about, 20 times more likely to be damaged then even carbide flush cutters, which I have a bunch of.

actually its tweezers and carbide micro drill bits. but you usually buy 10-20x of the same size for carbide drill bits, so its not that big a deal to break them, but they can be nearly as expensive for larger sizes.

I can't think of anything remotely as ridiculous as fine tweezers or <1mm carbide drill bits. Oh, and fine machinist stones (thankfully you can use beefy high quality deburring tools, diamond files and sand paper sticks in most cases). Then there are a few others like tiny carbide taps. That is the evaluation if your work or tool is more expensive, since if taps and drills break, your work is screwed.

maybe the optics people have more knowledge about evil tools that are easy to break.


maybe beater electrometers too. i heard that one before from a scientist
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13089 on: May 24, 2024, 05:52:43 am »
But I would say tweezers are about, 20 times more likely to be damaged then even carbide flush cutters, which I have a bunch of.
Yep, I spotted a slightly bent pin on a 20-pin TSSOP, and foolishly thought "let me just straiten that a bit with my brand new tweezers". Nope, bad idea.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13090 on: May 26, 2024, 07:44:05 am »
I have 3 sets of needle point tweezers.  All of the shape enough to pierce skin and they do at every op. 

However, under the microscope they look like a crony old witches finger.  Bent, buckled and blunt.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13091 on: June 03, 2024, 09:27:49 am »

R&S / Hameg HZ547 VSWR Bridge

Note that the max input is +26 dBm, not the "typical" +30.  Given that many tracking generators have a max output of 0 dBm, this isn't really an issue :)



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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13092 on: June 03, 2024, 09:52:51 am »
Tektronix 321 bought on Ebay for 70€
It's not working, I am currently attempting to repair it so it can stay on my desk for whenever I need to do stupid stuff
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13093 on: June 04, 2024, 06:52:51 am »
At Paris street sales last Sunday, was very lucky...

Canon powershot compact camera 20M , with battery and charger 2EU!
Targus numeric USB keypad 1EU
Stainless precision tweezers 2 for 1 EU
JBL Go2 BT speaker NIB 12 EU

Total  16 EU what fun!

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« Reply #13094 on: June 08, 2024, 07:45:36 am »
In the "buy once, cry once" vain, I've bought a Wera 05004281001 8009 Zyklop Pocket Set 2 and their Wera 05134000001 Kraftform
Micro Big Pack set of 25 screwdrivers, topping it off with an Engineer PZ-57 neji-saurus mini screw pliers.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13095 on: June 08, 2024, 10:58:26 am »
In the "buy once, cry once" vain, I've bought a Wera 05004281001 8009 Zyklop Pocket Set 2 and their Wera 05134000001 Kraftform
Micro Big Pack set of 25 screwdrivers, topping it off with an Engineer PZ-57 neji-saurus mini screw pliers.

The tears will be tears of joy once you start using them.

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« Reply #13096 on: June 08, 2024, 12:42:02 pm »
The postman brought a set of Milk-V duo (one with 256Mb and one with 1Gb RAM). For some reason, the seller doubled the order.
 

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« Reply #13097 on: June 09, 2024, 10:15:04 am »
For home use, an HP 34401A from @M0HZH on here.

As seen in the pics here,
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fs-(uk)-fluke-pm5136-function-generators-hpagilent-53131a-frequency-counters/msg5521201/#msg5521201

So far I have powered it up, connected a GPIB adapter and had a play with logging data from @essele 10V refs I bought off him a few years ago when I also bought the work 3458A, but I am using @e61_phil project, https://github.com/PhilippCo/meas_rpi to do the logging. The first plot of data was while the 34401A was still warming up so isn't the best.


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« Reply #13098 on: June 10, 2024, 09:02:24 pm »
11x ST42 smart tweezers.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #13099 on: June 10, 2024, 09:04:47 pm »
All just for you? ;)
My one is marked as shipped, should arrive next week.


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