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Steve Lee and Dave testing equipment 'under fire'

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BartManInNZ:
Hey Dave,
Love the blog, came across this: thought that a combined blog post with test gear and guns would stress test even the best equipment!

Simon:
err I haven't heard yet of a multimeter that is made to be literally bullet proof

BartManInNZ:
But I am sure we all have a tool we love to hate and to put a bullet or 56 through one would be very satisfying!

DJPhil:

--- Quote from: BartManInNZ on May 20, 2010, 07:48:20 am ---But I am sure we all have a tool we love to hate and to put a bullet or 56 through one would be very satisfying!

--- End quote ---

Hmm, I've got an old FIC pentium 2 motherboard I'd like to shoot, but I'm afraid to. The way that thing's treated me so far it'd probably find a way to maim me on the way out. That thing was concentrated electronic hate.

I kept it for comic relief, and to remind me that it could be worse. I was reminded recently by a friend of a story relating to it that I'd forgotten for something like a decade. After one of it's week long fits of belligerence I lost my cool, crushed up a Prozac and sprinkled it on the board in a last ditch attempt. I wish I could remember if it helped.

saturation:
While it would be great just for kicks, just know most mobos are made of what is considered toxic material now, and finding the parts to discard is going to be a chore if its blown up substantially.  That's different from overloading them briefly in a kV test, the units are still intact to discard properly.

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