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Offline suicidaleggroll

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #200 on: July 16, 2015, 10:29:11 pm »
But I never owned an X1 Carbon
Will you be running it for engineering purposes?
May be you can share your experiences

It arrived today.  It feels very well built, small, and incredibly light.  First thing I did when I got it was backup the restore partition and then wipe the drive and install Linux, then install Windows 7 in a VM.  Everything is working out of the box, no hiccups.  The processor is nothing to write home about, Intel hasn't really improved processing power versus the standard notebook processors from 3 years ago, but what they have done is cut the power requirements of the processor in half and improved the graphics capabilities.  So same processing power as a few years ago, but better graphics and significantly lower power.  In addition to the improved battery life this gives, it also means the machine runs cool and quiet regardless of what you're doing on it.  It's spent the last 2 hours with the CPU running 100% (Windows updates) and you can hardly hear the fan and it's barely warm to the touch.

The PCIe x4 drive is SUPER fast  too, I got an average of 1.3 GB/s write and 1.1 GB/s read on a 50 GB dd dump, WHILE simultaneously installing a program on Linux, doing system updates on the Win 7 VM, and installing two programs on the Win 7 VM.

I'm happy with it, it should be a very nice machine for my uses.  I just wish they offered a 16 GB RAM option for it...
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« Reply #201 on: July 16, 2015, 10:57:44 pm »
I bought a Hakko FX-951, some cartridges and cartridge sleeves and an extra brass curl from TEquipment.net.  The order is marked ship complete only.  I have a cartridge arriving tomorrow that shipped on the 14th when I ordered everything.  Supposedly 4 more pieces were to have shipped yesterday.  6 pieces are shipping tomorrow and the final cartridge will be shipped on the 22nd.  Methinks they are losing money here on the shipping.

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« Reply #202 on: July 16, 2015, 11:41:29 pm »
I bought a Hakko FX-951, some cartridges and cartridge sleeves and an extra brass curl from TEquipment.net.  The order is marked ship complete only.  I have a cartridge arriving tomorrow that shipped on the 14th when I ordered everything.  Supposedly 4 more pieces were to have shipped yesterday.  6 pieces are shipping tomorrow and the final cartridge will be shipped on the 22nd.  Methinks they are losing money here on the shipping.
They have multiple warehouses, so if the order has to be filled from more than one, your order will show up in multiple packages (and don't always arrive on the same day). Ordering something not in stock can cause this as well.

FWIW, I ran into both situations. 8)
 

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« Reply #203 on: July 18, 2015, 01:08:46 am »
I got me a BK 2120 today for $40!  I've got a couple of Rigol scopes, but I've always wanted an analog one to mess around with.  This one is super clean, I even did the Dave "take it apart" to see if it needed a blow out with compressed air and it looks super clean on the inside too.

 

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« Reply #204 on: July 18, 2015, 03:25:49 am »
That takes me back to my ITT Technical Institute days.  We used BK 20 MHz scopes, I don't remember the model number but yours looks just like what I used.  Enjoy your find.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #205 on: July 18, 2015, 06:55:18 pm »
My lovely wife just bought me a second DS1054Z!  (I have a birthday coming up ;) )
 

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« Reply #206 on: July 18, 2015, 07:41:31 pm »
Scored this HP 4328A for $80 bucks shipped a while back.


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« Reply #207 on: July 18, 2015, 08:04:05 pm »
I bought an FDAI (Flight Director/Attitude Indicator), along with 2 Arduino Mega2560s and 4 Pro Minis (clones from Microcenter). SADLY... the only serial interface for the micros they had in stock was the FTDI version... (I did not like paying any kind of money for an FTDI product). The arduinos are my first foray into microcontrollers. Call me old school... I've had a preference for digital logic for years, but I need to build some new skills. I haven't programed since the Commodore 64 days, and HyperCard and HyperStudio on Mac.

I'll be using the FDAI, along with a variety of meters, displays, indicators, switches, buttons, and other controls to build a "Command Module" styled controller for Kerbal Space Program. The Ratheon chip has a 1974 date code. This puppy is five years older than I am!




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« Reply #208 on: July 20, 2015, 07:21:56 pm »
Keithley 2000 in perfect working condition calibrated 2 years ago, located 10km from me for 200 CHF (~200 USD/280AUD).
Sadly no printed manual, but Keythley manuals are available on their website. Pics when I get it on thursday.
 

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« Reply #209 on: July 20, 2015, 09:57:32 pm »
I received an HP10020A in a case containing:
  • 1.5GHz scope probe
  • accessories, including a nice spear ground
  • 1:1, 5:1, 10:1, 20:1, 100:1 variants,
  • all with a tip capacitance of <0.7pF.
Price:£40 (plus £20 shipping from Oz, which neither I nor the vendor liked!)

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« Reply #210 on: July 20, 2015, 11:05:07 pm »
I finally got around to buying the Rigol DS1054Z! Can't wait untill it arrives

Also some zener diodes to experiment with (cost me about 400 times less than the Rigol  :P)
 

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« Reply #211 on: July 21, 2015, 09:14:39 am »
Like Obin above a DS1054Z a Fluke 175 and other varying bits and bobs.
Electrons are typically male, always looking for any hole to get into.
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« Reply #212 on: July 21, 2015, 12:07:04 pm »
I lost my favorite pincette. I can't understand where I put it. Completly gone. I hate it when things dissapears.

Anyway, I bought 4 new ones



And these minicontainers for SMD's, resistors and capacitors and other chips. I really like them

 

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« Reply #213 on: July 21, 2015, 12:22:52 pm »
I lost my favorite pincette. I can't understand where I put it. Completly gone. I hate it when things dissapears.

Anyway, I bought 4 new ones

Check SWMBO's handbag if applicable....
Electrons are typically male, always looking for any hole to get into.
trying to strangle someone who talks out of their rectal cavity will fail, they can still breath.
God hates North Wales, he has put my home address on the blacklist of all couriers with instructions to divert all parcels.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #214 on: July 21, 2015, 12:37:32 pm »
Scored just few days ago a Fluke PM6306 RCL Meter. (posted at other thread too)


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« Reply #215 on: July 21, 2015, 12:44:10 pm »
I lost my favorite pincette. I can't understand where I put it. Completly gone. I hate it when things dissapears.

Anyway, I bought 4 new ones

Check SWMBO's handbag if applicable....

She knows where the cheap ones in my toolbox are.  I hide the good ESD safe tweezers from prying eyes.  To her credit, she does put them back when she is done.
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« Reply #216 on: July 21, 2015, 01:18:51 pm »
Well I just bought £250 worth of consumables for my workshop but it's all stuff like screws and flux and crimp terminals which is as dull as dishwater. So instead here's a picture of what my friend bought yesterday which will be in my home workshop for the foreseeable future for a bit of an overhaul. I get bored of coming home from doing electronics at work with clean fingernails so it's good to do a bit of this in the evenings  :D



Not really anything electrical on it, it's got mechanical fuel and injector pumps. Just an electric starter motor and headlights. All positive-earth fed from a dynamo :)

 

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« Reply #217 on: July 21, 2015, 08:01:17 pm »
So instead here's a picture of what my friend bought yesterday which will be in my home workshop for the foreseeable future for a bit of an overhaul.
Not really anything electrical on it, it's got mechanical fuel and injector pumps. Just an electric starter motor and headlights. All positive-earth fed from a dynamo :)
Fordson Major or Super Major, ~ 60hp thats the drum brake model and it seems it's been repowered with an aftermarket Ebro engine or similar.
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« Reply #218 on: July 22, 2015, 12:34:41 am »
Well I just bought £250 worth of consumables for my workshop but it's all stuff like screws and flux and crimp terminals which is as dull as dishwater. So instead here's a picture of what my friend bought yesterday which will be in my home workshop for the foreseeable future for a bit of an overhaul. I get bored of coming home from doing electronics at work with clean fingernails so it's good to do a bit of this in the evenings  :D



Not really anything electrical on it, it's got mechanical fuel and injector pumps. Just an electric starter motor and headlights. All positive-earth fed from a dynamo :)

You have clean fingernails after doing Electronics work?
Obviously you don't work in TV Broadcasting! ;D
 

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« Reply #219 on: July 22, 2015, 01:27:00 am »
Not all that exciting, but here goes...
 

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« Reply #220 on: July 22, 2015, 07:06:42 am »
Check SWMBO's handbag if applicable....

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lol, no. I live alone.
 

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« Reply #221 on: July 22, 2015, 07:14:36 am »
Check SWMBO's handbag if applicable....

 :-DD
lol, no. I live alone.

I once lost a couple of Needle Files, it was most annoying when i was wanting to use them to file a case down for a pot, turned up in the ex wifes handbag some days later, she calmly pulled it out as I was driving and didn't turn an eyebrow, her excuse was they were better than her own nail files !.
Electrons are typically male, always looking for any hole to get into.
trying to strangle someone who talks out of their rectal cavity will fail, they can still breath.
God hates North Wales, he has put my home address on the blacklist of all couriers with instructions to divert all parcels.
 

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« Reply #222 on: July 22, 2015, 01:01:45 pm »
Now I have to hide my files, too? :palm:
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #223 on: July 22, 2015, 01:07:51 pm »
GreyWolfe, only the half round or flat ones, it seems the other shapes are no good for nails. ~Oh and your side cutters, seems they are better for cutting nails than a nail clipper too.
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Electrons are typically male, always looking for any hole to get into.
trying to strangle someone who talks out of their rectal cavity will fail, they can still breath.
God hates North Wales, he has put my home address on the blacklist of all couriers with instructions to divert all parcels.
 

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« Reply #224 on: July 22, 2015, 01:30:10 pm »
Fordson Major or Super Major, ~ 60hp thats the drum brake model and it seems it's been repowered with an aftermarket Ebro engine or similar.

Yep, a Fordson E1A New Major. AFAIK it has the original diesel engine (only 35ish hp) but I'm not an expert on these so could be wrong. After some more poking around last night, it turns out the broken/seized gearbox it had was just a stuck handbrake mechanism, happy smiles all round.

I might start on some re-wiring tonight. It's all mostly working but I think some new crimp terminals and some emery paper and switch cleaner will do it the world of good.

Also - yep I use my expensive tiny side cutters to do my nails :)

 


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