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Tek scope contest
« on: March 18, 2011, 11:43:24 pm »
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Unfortunately looks like you can only enter if you already have a tek scope... Must see if I can think of something interesting to do on my old 2465A...

Pity Dave's sent back the dead Agilent 3000 - would have been fun to send a vid of using a tek scope to debug a dead Agilent...



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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 01:26:40 am »
would have been fun to send a vid of using a tek scope to debug a dead Agilent...
HA! Yes, maybe you could film fixing it with a Tek547.
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 09:02:27 am »
This definetly wins first prize.

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speaking of 547's
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 12:47:31 pm »
Don't forget to vote for my video "Oscilloscope Probe Shock":
http://mytektronixscope.com/videos/#vote
Just select the button and click vote.
No need to sign up, and you can vote once per day per IP address every day until the end of April
Currently in 4th place

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 09:40:26 am »
BUMP!

Still in 4th place. Those top 2 must have bigger audiences than the EEVblog!  :o

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 10:31:28 am »
This would definetly win first prize
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And this
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011, 10:33:55 am »
This would definetly win first prize
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And this
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Am i just stupid or can't I embed videos?



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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 06:31:19 pm »
Still in 4th place. Those top 2 must have bigger audiences than the EEVblog!  :o

I think one of them just might have other "attributes" providing an edge :p
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2011, 06:36:27 pm »
Still in 4th place. Those top 2 must have bigger audiences than the EEVblog!  :o

I think one of them just might have other "attributes" providing an edge :p

You mean knowledge of anonymouse.com  ;D
Oh, the boobs, yeah, must be that  ;)

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 11:56:30 pm »
I got two emails so far from Lonela, where she asks for me to vote for her (RS232 for Dummies…and stop button feature – by Ionela). I dont know where did she got my e-mail.
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 11:06:13 am »
apart from Dave's video (which deal with internal behaviour of the scope/probe) i also would like to highlight these, as they are educative, esp for basic theory stuff... (but i still encourage our Dave to be voted):
1) Analysis of Frequency Response of Filters using Sweep Signal - by Gautam
2) Automated Bode Plots - by NathanW-OC
but maybe thats just my current interest that i would like to implement. only basic stuffs :P
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 11:08:58 am by Mechatrommer »
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 03:15:45 pm »
I'm still behind and struggling to get a top 3 finish!

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 04:54:49 pm »
I'm still behind and struggling to get a top 3 finish!

Dave.

That'll teach you to put yout wife in front of the scope next time!
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 09:52:21 pm »
I'm still behind and struggling to get a top 3 finish!

Dave.

That'll teach you to put yout wife in front of the scope next time!


I had the idea of using a friend (female  :P) of mine with an incredible body.

The project would be a Tek scope ECG. The scenario was like this...

My friend on her Elliptical trainer and the electrode pads on her chest. 

Something like the picture bellow.



Unfortunately I couldn't find a Tek scope!
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2011, 08:55:45 am »
i hope dave can win on this. so another addition of Tek Scope in eevblog lab, and hopefully a review for us. its not how good his video is, but what possibility dave and his blog can do to us (and already did). and he doesnt need to get a chick to get involved in his video. thats another area.
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2011, 10:46:50 pm »
Dave, your video isn't the best, but the video in the lead is RUBBISH!!
Where has this Ionela managed to muster 5,000 odd voted from? Incredible!
 

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2011, 11:00:25 pm »
Dave, your video isn't the best, but the video in the lead is RUBBISH!!
Where has this Ionela managed to muster 5,000 odd voted from? Incredible!

Given my 8000+ EEVblog audience, and others I know who have also entered that have lesser numbers of followers and proportionately matching lower votes, based on that trend I figure Ionela must have at least 20,000 loyal followers!, or...

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2011, 04:27:39 am »
Third mail from Ionela!




It says at the bottom that i am "a registered user of Your Electronics Open Source", which is not true. I still dont known where did she got my email.

P.S. I voted for you Dave at least 50 times so far.
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2011, 05:48:35 am »
after this RS232 fallacy, then what? she get the Tek home and "bye-bye to you", thats what! they got the marketing 101 degree i think. spammer!
ps: looking at the picture and pose above, i'll prefer the bottom half of it better :P and RS232 for who? voters? :D
« Last Edit: April 30, 2011, 05:53:52 am by Mechatrommer »
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2011, 09:32:30 am »
Even spamming people, I find it hard to believe she (and others) can get the consistent daily votes they have been getting.
I've got 8000 loyal viewers and got the numbers I would have expected, but still can't get half their votes!
Thanks Slobodan!

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2011, 03:31:36 pm »
Maybe the degree she is studying for is in Psychology,& the premise of her dissertation is that geeks can be influenced easily by a pretty face!  :D

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2011, 04:39:00 pm »
Maybe the degree she is studying for is in Psychology,& the premise of her dissertation is that geeks can be influenced easily by a pretty face!  :D
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or she is a computer hacker geek, who sent bots to vote for her :D (no captcha approved vote there)
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2011, 04:53:19 pm »
My understanding is there is a company behind this "Open Source" blog, EMC Elettronica SRL. Maybe she just grabbed the company's mailing list for the spam. And maybe the company bought leads which were in fact dirty lists, which is what happens if you buy leads, especially cheap e-mail lists.
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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2011, 05:52:16 pm »
Thanks Slobodan!

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Re: Tek scope contest
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2011, 09:51:24 am »
Only a few hours left in the contest and I'm still in 4th place, just a smidgen behind 3rd place!
1st and 2nd are untouchable.
http://mytektronixscope.com/videos/#vote

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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.
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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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« 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.

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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

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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
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« 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!**
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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
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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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