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Offline tom66

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What's wrong with this image?
« on: May 17, 2013, 12:06:34 pm »
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 12:08:25 pm »
All i can say is WTF
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 12:10:16 pm »
:-DD

I wish my soldering iron had a grip-to-tip distance that small...
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 12:14:45 pm »
Oh dear, thats super cringeworthy
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 12:18:52 pm »
Is this a real meant picture or just a joke with a test probe?
 
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 12:40:15 pm »
Lol
After looking at the tip of my soldering iron all day, I've come to realise that soldering irons don't look like that.
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 12:51:53 pm »
So that's how you remove the excess wire from a through hole resistor  :-+

Hold it down with the tip or your fluke multimeter probe and waggle the lead till it falls off. :-DD

Only the Pro's could know what to do and how to do it properly.  :palm:

Just tried it and it isn't actually that good an idea, oh just realized, i was using the red handled probe  |O

Derrr stupid me  :palm:

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 01:28:35 pm »
lol, it's those dumb graphic designers that give the real Artists a bad name! ;-)

The picture is ok;  just badly used;  maybe you might use a "correct" or "in-correct" like..







 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 01:40:01 pm »
lol
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 01:41:24 pm »
Arrrrr,

Go it  :-+

There measuring the HIGH VOLTAGE Exponential discharge through the finger of a new apprentice  :-DD

To demonstrate 'These are the practical experiments you will be doing in your first and subsequent years' :bullshit:

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 01:43:09 pm »
I think it highlights, join our course and go out on the piss at dinner time, then do your practical in the afternoon....  If you can stay awake.
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2013, 01:49:13 pm »
If you were a pro photographer doing a series of tech stock shots to sell to an image library;  you'd use as many different conceptual angles as you could think of.

Maybe a smart suited boss type character lent over a desk with a PCB wedged between his arse cheeks!   then a caption "Tired of your old job?  then come to Joe's EEngineering Recruitment"

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2013, 02:01:33 pm »
Haha - these things are happening when photographers just mass-produce some stock images without having any background knowledge of the topic they want to cover.... Like "Looks like electronics stuff... Looks fine".
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2013, 02:27:55 pm »
What to do when you have mislaid your soldering iron, Heat the meter probe with a lighter and apply to part being soldered with the added benefit of joint continuity testing carried out at the same time. https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Smileys/default/smiley_laughing.gif
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2013, 04:16:07 pm »
Its one thing to blame the photog for trying to produce stock photos without background knowledge.

But, you would assume(hope?) SOMEONE in the EE department actually looked at/approved the web site... then again there are plenty posts here about professors who don't know which end of the soldering iron to hold ... maybe because they can't even identify a soldering iron.

And (according to google) the image has been used in other places too:
invention-ic.com
www.geminikits.com
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 04:20:24 pm by kfitch42 »
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2013, 04:16:47 pm »
Header for my University EEng school web page.

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013, 04:29:47 pm »
Name and shame.

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2013, 04:33:02 pm »
As far as universities go... what you will find is that most of them have a complete disconnect between the "lower" faculty (lecturers etc.) and the "upper" faculty (the dean and board, who think "circuits lol that looks good!") And then you've got the poor, understaffed IT department, whose job it is to knock up a website for EEng. They'll Google "Electronics repair stock photo" and get this page, and you can see a very similar image there. Why they couldn't send a guy down with a camera is beyond me; it'd take ten minutes.

So the lecturers probably laugh every time they see that but they're completely powerless.
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2013, 06:13:40 pm »
Another One

 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2013, 05:55:31 am »
Whats wrong with that one?
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2013, 06:11:38 am »
Whats wrong with that one?
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2013, 09:54:26 am »
this is what happens when you smoke fat blunts at work..

oh shit, the supervisor is coming, I better look busy.

This is like that picture of the guy measuring a solar panel using a battery charge indicator.
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2013, 10:47:15 am »
What's wrong with you people? It's obviously a left-handed soldering iron.  :-DD
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2013, 11:18:57 am »
What to do when you have mislaid your soldering iron, Heat the meter probe with a lighter and apply to part being soldered with the added benefit of joint continuity testing carried out at the same time. https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Smileys/default/smiley_laughing.gif
Self-soldering test probes would've come in handy a few times in the past...
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2013, 01:07:13 am »
That's hilarious, haha!
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2013, 01:12:14 am »
They're using acid-core solder?
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2013, 01:21:59 am »
You need a new school if the webpage is organized by the morons.
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2013, 01:41:56 am »
The first picture could be said "injecting hum into circuit with finger, no osc handy, and measuring level with meter".


Second picture, ummm, well, waiting for intern to attach needle test probe to mu bannana.
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2013, 01:44:22 am »
Unless I'm missing something I don't see anything wrong with the second. Sure, it's a slightly awkward probe, but it does the job.
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2013, 08:23:05 pm »
Unless I'm missing something I don't see anything wrong with the second. Sure, it's a slightly awkward probe, but it does the job.

Maybe the problem with it is because the banana probe has too much exposed metal for the QFP pin pitch...
« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 08:43:31 pm by Flávio V »
 

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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2013, 01:10:25 am »
Oh my goodness :o, makes you wonder if there is another 'stock photo' of someone measuring mains with a soldering iron  :scared:
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2013, 01:11:17 am »
Looks like it's making contact with a single pin just fine!
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Re: What's wrong with this image?
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2013, 01:28:06 am »
Figure 2.
Would it be the lack of loaded decoupling caps?
Not much point testing for shorts unless the board is fully loaded?

 


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