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Offline Johndi

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2015, 11:46:54 pm »
Today I hit RS, and took advantage of some good sales they were having:

Ooohh, I purchased the complete set of those books too, only about 3 weeks ago.
 

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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2015, 06:25:19 am »
2 kilos of decent coffee . Should last me the month ... I hope.
 

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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2015, 06:56:32 pm »
Industrial vision sensor with ethernet for pc control (or the little screen, or both over ethernet). And a optical micrometer. Very sensitive. Stick a hair between and see the analog output reliably change.

I love industrial toys. Espacially when it's cheap  ;D
 

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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2015, 07:34:04 pm »
$57!!! Wow thats a great deal, was there anything wrong with it? Did it come with probes?
 

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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2015, 07:55:20 pm »
Ok, my bad, the image was called  $_57 (3).JPG (183.17 kB, 1600x813 - viewed 18 times.), so I figured maybe that meant $57 for the 2225 :)
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2015, 08:54:37 pm »
Ok, my bad, the image was called  $_57 (3).JPG (183.17 kB, 1600x813 - viewed 18 times.), so I figured maybe that meant $57 for the 2225 :)
No bad at all, $57 is the impression I had too.
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2015, 06:33:47 am »
Ahh, no sorry guys , it's from ebay, and cost me £80 with 2 probes included.
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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2015, 01:05:16 am »
Today I scored a Fluke 87 V on Craigslist.

It is brand new, was sealed and never used!  Seller was asking $250, I offered $185 and picked it up!

The serial number is older, 11180329 so i guess it may have some of those issues I read about.  Anyone have thoughts on that?
I think this was a good price.  Here is a picture (It came with sealed box, matching serial #, etc, but I opened it):

 

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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2015, 03:15:19 am »
There cant be any better deal. Cant imagine a $185 f87v. Congrats.
 

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« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2015, 07:43:23 am »
Guess:




Bernice
 
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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2015, 09:12:08 am »
Well that has kind of made my day, my scope was only sent yesterday by courier, it says it is out for delivery to me , never had hermes do anything that fast overnight !.

Being Hermes, they might chuck it over your fence yet or end up taking it back to the depot and using it as a football. I was thinking about shipping a data logger with accelerometer with them to see what the max G was...
 

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« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2015, 10:00:02 am »
:) just bad experience here. The Hermes tosser (literally) threw my nice new Clarke metal folder over my back wall. I'm taking like a javelin. I was parking the car at the time, bailed out and made him take it away as damaged by courier.

I think performing taxidermy on the delivery driver and standing him outside as an eternal warning to others against being a total git is appropriate.
 
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« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2015, 10:36:53 am »
Sounds like someone in HK/China. There are loads of them on eBay pretending to be in the UK. English sounding name from google, they heard about Manchester united etc. Business done!

Still waiting for my pad boards from one after three weeks. It's got so bad I used stripboard the other day. Never again. Ordered some extras from Bitsbox.co.uk and got them next day.

Aliexpress has a better hit rate now.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2015, 01:17:30 pm »
Most recent purchases:
- 14 new mugs with print, for my "Daily Mug" habit at my part-time job. (I try to have a comedic/sarcastic/angry pre-printed mug with a different print every day I work there for as long a stretch as my budget can reach. Forcing me to shop creatively for bargains and trade mugs with other people, but I'm up to 43 different mugs now.)
- Clevo i7/GTX970 laptop with poop-loads of SSD, because reasons.
- High flexibility silicone/litz wire, which is going to be loaded onto a boat soon in the east, for my Company/Freelance stock.

Otherwise, mainly fruits, vegetables, milk and small amounts of bread and meats.
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« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2015, 01:51:19 pm »
I just bought a very cheap 500W pure sine wave inverter and first thing I did was get the screwdriver out. :-/O
 

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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2015, 02:23:39 pm »
It came, its in good condition but needs a handle, no burn in on the crt and all switches and pots are clean and work well , nice trace on both channels so I am well happy.  :-+ :-+

Delivery guy had a fit when i told him what it was in the box and he muttered about how it was heavy carrying it to the top of the flats.I offered him a Rich tea Biscuit which he refused with a look of disgust. now to bed for a bit as been up all night.

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« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2015, 02:41:36 pm »
I just bought a very cheap 500W pure sine wave inverter and first thing I did was get the screwdriver out. :-/O

I never knew they came with screwdrivers inside. Must check mine out ....  :-DD
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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2015, 02:57:43 pm »
:) just bad experience here. The Hermes tosser (literally) threw my nice new Clarke metal folder over my back wall. I'm taking like a javelin. I was parking the car at the time, bailed out and made him take it away as damaged by courier.

I think performing taxidermy on the delivery driver and standing him outside as an eternal warning to others against being a total git is appropriate.
Perhaps having the guy drawn, quartered, and head set on a pike along with the damaged item with a "This is what you get when..." plaque on display might be a more effective deterrent.  :o  >:D
 

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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2015, 03:42:06 pm »
I just bought a very cheap 500W pure sine wave inverter and first thing I did was get the screwdriver out. :-/O

I never knew they came with screwdrivers inside. Must check mine out ....  :-DD

You should ;)
 

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« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2015, 07:50:12 pm »
Found it on a local bookstore:
 

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« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2015, 01:00:09 am »
I just purchased an Arduino Mega 2650 and a starter kit for a microcontroller class that a member of my ham radio club is going to be putting on.  Just kind of dipping my toes in the water to see if I want to learn more.
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« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2015, 07:42:39 am »
DSP book with a BF592 board and a CD included. Totally 70 bucks from a Japan shipping service.
 

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« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2015, 10:38:35 am »
I have been planning on eventually building a pick and place machine so I have been buying parts here and there as I come across good deals. I saw this http://www.banggood.com/39MM-Hollow-Shaft-Hybrid-Stepper-Motor-4-Phase-5-Wire-Square-1_8-Degrees-Stepper-Motor-p-978459.html yesterday and bought it to use as the stepper motor that rotates the parts. It has a hollow shaft so I can run a vacuum through it.
 

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« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2015, 01:45:06 pm »
Not electronics related but I bought 24 mason jars, gotta make my pasta sauces for the year.
 

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« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2015, 02:25:41 pm »
Not electronics related but I bought 24 mason jars, gotta make my pasta sauces for the year.

I double bag mine in Zip-Lock freezer bags and freeze it as I only make marinara.   No one else in the house like a good Bolognese or Alfredo.  I just don't understand it  :-// :palm:  Freezing doesn't seem to affect the taste any and besides, once SWMBO's co-workers find out I made sauce, they all want to buy some, so it doesn't last long.
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