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Offline richpike

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Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« on: June 10, 2016, 02:22:10 pm »
Rohde & Schwarz is giving away some GoPros and one of their new handheld scopes.  Details here:

https://www.2-minutes.com/competition/

The goal is to find the most unique use model.  As an example, they sent one in to space:

20second Overview:


Longer "documentary" style - it's actually pretty interesting if you've got 10 minutes to burn:

 

Offline razberik

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Re: Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 02:35:35 pm »
I think that opening beer bottle with this scope shall fulfill only few seconds ... not 2 minutes. :-//
 

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Re: Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 05:00:11 pm »
That was cool.

When the scope reached approx. 30km altitude, the screen was no longer visible. I assume that this is due to the extremely cold temperature causing the battery output to be too low to keep the scope on. It didn't appear to be depleted since it was fine after being turned back on after landing.

So, apart from the obvious marketing aspects, what was the purpose of the scope during this flight? A protocol decoder acting as a single-line text display?
I TEA.
 

Offline Brumby

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Re: Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2016, 02:38:26 am »
From T's & C's:
5. The Competition is open to o companies and universities exclusively. Natural persons are therefore not allowed to participate. The natural person filling in the participation form in the name of the respective participating company or university acknowledges that they represent the respective company or university by registering the company or university in the participation form and that they are authorized to represent the respective company or university in the Competition. Each participant may be registered several times by different representatives. Only the participating company or university is able to win the prizes.

Oh, well.
 

Offline station240

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Re: Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2016, 06:52:57 am »
The only Rohde & Schwarz branded item I have is the remains of a shipping crate.
I can understand why they made it universities and companies only, would be impractical otherwise.
Still good on them for actually running an international contest.
 

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Re: Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2016, 07:59:20 am »
The goal is to find the most unique use model.

How about real time power output measurements on induction water heaters?  ;D
 

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Re: Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2016, 09:03:41 pm »
That sounds strangely familiar...
I TEA.
 

Offline Keysight DanielBogdanoff

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Re: Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 10:22:45 pm »
The goal is to find the most unique use model.

How about real time power output measurements on induction water heaters?  ;D

I'll keep an eye out for your video on this  :popcorn:
 

Offline continuo

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Re: Rohde & Schwarz Scope Giveaway
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2016, 12:53:39 pm »
Unfortunately, I’m not eligible. Only Businesses and Universities welcome at the cheap-ass R&S contest...

Btw, what happened to Nilu? Given the value of the winning prize and the attention the contest got here on the forums it would be nice if Keysight would do a short follow up on it :)



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