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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2011, 01:17:54 pm »
Hi All,

Well,I tried the keyfob trick with my 7613 & an RF probe (homemade), but I didn't have enough pickup to turn the
Germanium diode on.

I was going to continue,but I kept locking & unlocking my car at the front of the house.The left front door has a problem,in that it doesn't always relock,so the cars starts to beep,freaking out the neighbours.

Funny thing is,the thing doesn't have anywhere near that range in a shopping centre carpark! :D

I notice there is a new entry,with the bloke talking about & demonstrating aliasing.
He won't get anywhere------not politically correct!!

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2011, 04:14:53 pm »
now when thing goes into this keyfob trick thing, rs232 hack etc, people get excited.
ps: i tried Dave, everyday, but i'm just one single man. no matter how rubbish it is, which is not i believe. people will realize how important it is long after the Tek contest expired, esp when they dig more into ee. just a simple one capacitor is enough to make you into a chaos headache.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2011, 04:18:16 pm by Mechatrommer »
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2011, 02:52:25 am »
Interesting.
They have now closed the competition.

They are shortly to run a 'Round2'
The rules are different, see the quote below.

http://mytektronixscope.com

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Six weeks to enter, and another chance to win a free scope!
Due to popular demand, we’ve renewed the Scopes, Action, Camera challenge for all previous entrants and for new entrants until June 15, 2011. This time, a panel of Tektronix engineers will select the video that displays the most innovative use of a Tektronix scope; and the winner will be awarded with a brand new Tektronix TDS2024C Oscilloscope – a $2,540 value!

If you previously entered the contest, your video is automatically re-entered for the contest extension.
All entries (including previous entrants) will also have a chance to win the drawing for a free Tektronix TDS2024C Oscilloscope – a $2,540 value!
Keep those entries coming! Show us how creative you can be, as there is no better opportunity out there to win a free Tektronix scope!
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2011, 09:53:15 am »
Well, the is xnee. I will try to write a script...
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2011, 05:27:09 am »
Dave won an oscilloscope?
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2011, 06:41:44 am »
That hot chick above won that :P
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2011, 08:04:50 am »
It says that Dave won a Tektronix TDS2024C.
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2011, 09:40:31 am »
It says that Dave won a Tektronix TDS2024C.

I did indeed, big thanks to everyone who voted!
I think they disqualified the Keyfob guy?

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2011, 09:55:53 am »
Because of the content of the video, or he did something against the contest...
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2011, 10:02:19 am »
Tektronix knew people were cheating the vote system...

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2011, 11:31:18 am »
I did indeed, big thanks to everyone who voted!
I think they disqualified the Keyfob guy?

Dave.

Congratulations Dave, I voted for you! We will be expecting a review on the scope sometime in the future.
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2011, 01:54:30 pm »
Congratulations Dave, I'm glad we had the opportunity to vote for you and that it paid off.

Regards

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2011, 04:34:20 pm »
I think you need to have a video contest to give away that scope, maybe something like "Best way to destroy a cheapo chinese multimeter" ;D

Well done!
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2011, 10:23:16 pm »
Elettronica Open Source is an Italian community I discovered some time ago, and subscribed. I soon loose interest, since the technical content is really poor, at least with respect to the EEVblog.
They used to give away some devices (debuggers, development kits,...) every week, to the member who promised the most interesting use and a review of it. I think they're going to open a give away for the Tek scope too.

Behind the community there is an (apparently) enthusiastic team and an Italian electronics design company (EMCelettronica srl), as BoredAtWork said.

They say they have a large number of followers, both on the Italian and English version of the site:
Your Electronics Open Source:
+20.000 blog users
+8000 Fans on Facebook
+2000 viewers/day

Elettronica Open Source:
+8000 blog users
+28000 Fans on Facebook
+7000 viewers/day

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2011, 10:40:39 pm »
This was clearly a popularity contest, the other top 4/3 videos are crap IMO, didn't think Dave's video was that great either. There are definitely some cooler videos (like the DIY SEM) in there.
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2011, 12:58:18 am »
Congrats Dave! But just what are you going to do with yet another scope? Ebay? Would it be possible, viable to hack it too 1meg of memory like it's big brother? Can I have it please? LOl :)
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2011, 01:04:11 am »
This was clearly a popularity contest, the other top 4/3 videos are crap IMO, didn't think Dave's video was that great either. There are definitely some cooler videos (like the DIY SEM) in there.
I agree 100% with you. I think I've already said as much on this forum somewhere, a truly awesome piece of hacking by a true enthusiast who would of gotten the very best out of the kit. Hope he is acknowledged in round 2.  


Edit** (Thinks)....Sh*t. May of blown my chances of a free scope there....Damn!**
« Last Edit: May 08, 2011, 01:07:49 am by FreeThinker »
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2011, 02:02:27 am »
Congrats Dave! But just what are you going to do with yet another scope? Ebay?
maybe the faith will go to rigol? ???

This was clearly a popularity contest...
I agree 100% with you.
i sense politics. ;D
« Last Edit: May 08, 2011, 02:05:46 am by Mechatrommer »
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« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2011, 02:15:57 am »
I agree 100% with you. I think I've already said as much on this forum somewhere, a truly awesome piece of hacking by a true enthusiast who would of gotten the very best out of the kit. Hope he is acknowledged in round 2.
It did occur to me while watching that a DSO may have been fairly useless for this application. They often lack a Z input and have a fairly low update rate. At least the TDS2k,  not sure about MSO.
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2011, 11:59:47 pm »
This was clearly a popularity contest, the other top 4/3 videos are crap IMO, didn't think Dave's video was that great either. There are definitely some cooler videos (like the DIY SEM) in there.
I agree 100% with you. I think I've already said as much on this forum somewhere, a truly awesome piece of hacking by a true enthusiast who would of gotten the very best out of the kit. Hope he is acknowledged in round 2.  


Edit** (Thinks)....Sh*t. May of blown my chances of a free scope there....Damn!**

The thing is with the SEM bloke,even if it's used with something very high tech,he is just using the the Oscilloscope as a picture monitor.

I remember doing this with a 545B when I was on evening shift at a manned TV transmitter site when things got boring,
----It's not rocket science!

Most of the other videos were just showing normal functions of the Oscilloscope which people could read in the Operator's Handbook.

Dave focussed on something a bit different from the run of the mill stuff.

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2011, 12:22:30 am »
I agree 100% with you. I think I've already said as much on this forum somewhere, a truly awesome piece of hacking by a true enthusiast who would of gotten the very best out of the kit. Hope he is acknowledged in round 2.
It did occur to me while watching that a DSO may have been fairly useless for this application. They often lack a Z input and have a fairly low update rate. At least the TDS2k,  not sure about MSO.
I was thinking more of it being a great asset to him in his development work rather than as a display device. I feel certain that he will develop a much better display system in time (higher resolution, contrast, image capture etc) to display his scans but at the moment is concentrating on getting the scanning part perfected. Good luck to him anyhow.
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2011, 10:41:52 pm »
The thing is with the SEM bloke,even if it's used with something very high tech,he is just using the the Oscilloscope as a picture monitor.

I remember doing this with a 545B when I was on evening shift at a manned TV transmitter site when things got boring,
----It's not rocket science!

Most of the other videos were just showing normal functions of the Oscilloscope which people could read in the Operator's Handbook.

Dave focussed on something a bit different from the run of the mill stuff.
VK6ZGO

That's the thing with contests like this. A scope can be used to test or monitor just about any project anyone has worked on, making the scope aspect almost irrelevant, and the big advanced projects that have likely been developed over many years always look the coolest. That's why I decided to not to use a project at all, but went with just the scope itself (and something people may not have known about).

Take the Renesas design contest for example, not surprisingly the most advanced and refined project won:
http://www.renesasrulz.com/community/rx-contest
That project has been developed and refined over many years, and has even been entered into other contests. So the other contestants who developed a project from scratch just for the project really had a hard time beating it in the short time frame!

Similar thing for the 555 timer contest?

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2011, 11:39:56 pm »
Dave, I you hadn't made "EEVblog #14 – An unusual Oscilloscope phenomenon!" would you have selected that for the contest?
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2011, 10:34:50 am »
Looks like Dave is a runner up and gets to take home a TDS2024C.  I'm looking forward to the inevitable teardown when the scope arrives at its new home!

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