Author Topic: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!  (Read 3852 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline opa627bm

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 52
NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« on: March 15, 2013, 12:44:40 am »
I am a poor college student and I always wanted a good function gen. I Got this function gen from ebay for 170. In super mint condition, never get butchered, super clean panel.

make a room for it

Moderator: Fixed oversized images. Please learn how to resize photos before you post more.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 01:24:48 am by GeoffS »
 

Offline c4757p

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 7805
  • Country: us
  • adieu
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 12:48:18 am »
Holy resolution, Batman!  :scared: I don't even know what fungen you're talking about because I can hardly navigate the sea of pixels! All I see is a clear box labelled "LED" in approximately 1252-pt font.
No longer active here - try the IRC channel if you just can't be without me :)
 

Offline AlfBaz

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 2007
  • Country: au
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 01:03:24 am »
Holy resolution, Batman!  :scared:
:-DD

Hang on a minute I'll send the pics over to the Sydney Cricket ground, the have a screen for the crowd that may be large enough for them
 

Offline opa627bm

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 52
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 01:05:21 am »
Holy resolution, Batman!  :scared: I don't even know what fungen you're talking about because I can hardly navigate the sea of pixels! All I see is a clear box labelled "LED" in approximately 1252-pt font.
sorry I dont know how to resize them....
 

Offline ttp

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 155
  • Country: au
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 01:08:04 am »
Test gear is relatively cheaper for poor college students in US than for employed hobbyist in AU :(
 

Offline GeoffS

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 1267
  • Country: au
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 01:11:40 am »
You have to resize these photos so others can actually see them.
There must be resizing tools on the site where the photos are hosted or you can resize them before you upload them to that service.

If you absolutely HAVE to post such large photos, post them as attachments, that way they'll be uploaded as thumbnails with a size shown and can be expanded by the user
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 01:14:56 am by GeoffS »
 

Offline c4757p

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 7805
  • Country: us
  • adieu
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 01:12:42 am »
Easiest way is to turn down the resolution on your camera before you take the picture. Notice how grainy they look up close, too - "megapixels fuck yeah!" doesn't make for better pictures. It's probably a good idea just for the sake of quality to turn it down a bit permanently, anyway.

By the way, I eventually gave in and looked at them (right click -> Open Image in New Tab -> zoom to heart's content) and it looks nice. Love the look of the PCB with the clear mask. I have a generator with similar specs and it's a total piece of shit. The PCB is covered in bodge resistors and bodge capacitors, and the original design is so flawed that it doesn't work at all with the bodges removed. Doesn't work very well with them either, though I improved it with a few of my own bodges. (Simpson 422, by the way. Avoid Simpson...) Nice to see one that's well designed.

(I also have an 80's HP digital generator and it is a work of art, too.)
No longer active here - try the IRC channel if you just can't be without me :)
 

Offline Spawn

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 510
  • Country: nl
  • ³²µ º'ºººº³²
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 01:25:06 am »
Sorry I don’t want to sound harsh, but you know how to upload pictures and post on a forum and don’t know how to resize them?  :-//
If you are on windows try paint:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows7/resize-a-picture-using-paint

Offline Hypernova

  • Supporter
  • ****
  • Posts: 654
  • Country: tw
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 01:29:16 am »
For those on Firefox use this extension

http://imagezoom.yellowgorilla.net/

hold down right mouse button and either scroll to resize or left click to have it auto resize to what ever your window space is.
 

Offline krish2487

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 420
  • Country: dk
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 06:15:16 am »
Quote
Test gear is relatively cheaper for poor college students in US than for employed hobbyist in AU

Amen to that mate.

Its been barely three months since I moved to the US of A and I was able to get my hand on a mint condition HP6206B for $20 and a tek2246 scope for $150.

Something I would have never dreamed off back in India.

If god made us in his image,
and we are this stupid
then....
 

Offline bingo600

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 1359
  • Country: dk
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 12:39:11 pm »
If the equipment on the first pic isn't the Uni's , then OP doesn't seem hat poor to me.
That row of HP gear isn't cheap.  ;)

/Bingo
 

Offline larry42

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 165
  • Country: 00
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2013, 05:57:39 pm »
If the equipment on the first pic isn't the Uni's , then OP doesn't seem hat poor to me.
That row of HP gear isn't cheap.  ;)

/Bingo

Hehe, my thoughts exactly :)
If you have an animated GIF in your avatar or signature then I reserve the right to think you're a dolt.
 

Offline nanofrog

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 5448
  • Country: us
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2013, 06:18:00 pm »
If the equipment on the first pic isn't the Uni's , then OP doesn't seem hat poor to me.
That row of HP gear isn't cheap.  ;)
This is what I'm thinking as well.  ;)
 

Offline TerraHertz

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 3560
  • Country: au
  • Why shouldn't we question everything?
    • It's not really a Blog
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 11:54:55 pm »
Nice find! That's one of those great instruments I used in some company long ago, that I so badly wanted one of my own at the time. That was long before ebay, and then it was an impossible dream. By coincidence I saw one on ebay a few days ago and was tempted to buy it for old times sake.



A very good freeware image viewing, resizing, adjusting, format conversion utility, from here:
http://www.irfanview.net/
Collecting old scopes, logic analyzers, and unfinished projects. http://everist.org
 

Offline Telstar

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 47
  • Country: it
Re: NEW toy!!!! Super excited!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 01:38:38 pm »
If the equipment on the first pic isn't the Uni's , then OP doesn't seem hat poor to me.
That row of HP gear isn't cheap.  ;)
This is what I'm thinking as well.  ;)

me three :)

BTW nice generator. I'm so tempted to open my philips now :)

And amen to USA prices, it's the only place in the world (add canada ok) where old test equip is really cheap.
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf