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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53800 on: March 28, 2020, 11:50:37 am »
Need a bigger lab, this is almost perfect, but not anywhere near ideal if you collect boat anchors  :-DD



No shit!  >:D
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53801 on: March 28, 2020, 11:52:32 am »
an old missile silo would come in handy. I could just pursue my hobby there and construct a real flying machine.
I still have my basically unlimited rocket fuel license ...
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53802 on: March 28, 2020, 11:55:37 am »
I’m out today. Had round two of this infernal disease last night. Hit 39.8 degrees and burned up for 4 hours. Feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. Just when I thought it was getting better. Grr  >:(. So far no worse than normal flu but still don’t recommend it. At least I’ve got an excuse to have a few days off work now  :-DD

Huh, bad news.   :scared:
Good luck and take care, seek help in time if it's getting worse, best wishes!

Edit: ...and get well soon! (Lack in being able to express my thoughts in english..)
« Last Edit: March 28, 2020, 03:49:03 pm by URI »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53803 on: March 28, 2020, 12:08:57 pm »
I’m out today. Had round two of this infernal disease last night. Hit 39.8 degrees and burned up for 4 hours. Feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. Just when I thought it was getting better. Grr  >:(. So far no worse than normal flu but still don’t recommend it. At least I’ve got an excuse to have a few days off work now  :-DD

Your affliction my be because you still have the Rigol AWG and can't stop thinking about the Siglent.

Now seriously, hope you get well soon.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53804 on: March 28, 2020, 12:10:16 pm »
Bubble Wrap suit, Leg Irons and confiscate the Car Keys she really shouldn't be using anyway......

Remember to weld the leg irons. Some of these old girls are really nifty with a lock and a hair pin.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53805 on: March 28, 2020, 12:14:35 pm »
Thank you. This is normal progression apparently. Light symptoms on week one, horrid ones on week two, recovery in week three.

If that's typical then this household may have had the whole thing weeks ago and we're doing lots of avoidance stuff for no gain at all. Think I might just err on the side of caution all the same.

Anyway, keep your pecker up and make sure that you brief the kids to offer any SK stuff here first.  ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53806 on: March 28, 2020, 12:21:19 pm »
I had a sort of victory yesterday Mum's Doctor read her the riot act about avoiding non essential humans due to her immune system. She promptly left there and went out to Lunch at another near 80 year olds house. 'She doesn't go out much so ABC...' was the excuse  |O

Bubble Wrap suit, Leg Irons and confiscate the Car Keys she really shouldn't be using anyway......
Yep, you should know by now that mums always know best  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53807 on: March 28, 2020, 12:27:45 pm »
Holy crap, Kosmic was right. It WILL go out to 7 digits.  :scared: :scared: :P :-DD


Yep, I think from memory, only up to 10v though. I liked mine, but I couldn't justify the space it occupied so it had to go.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53808 on: March 28, 2020, 12:34:03 pm »
Thank you. This is normal progression apparently. Light symptoms on week one, horrid ones on week two, recovery in week three.

If that's typical then this household may have had the whole thing weeks ago and we're doing lots of avoidance stuff for no gain at all. Think I might just err on the side of caution all the same.

That's exactly what I'm thinking has happened in most cases. We lost half the company in Feb to sickness. Being a work from home slacker I was infected much later.

Anyway, keep your pecker up and make sure that you brief the kids to offer any SK stuff here first.  ;)

Hahaha. It's being buried with me  :popcorn:
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53809 on: March 28, 2020, 12:39:42 pm »
Hahaha. It's being buried with me  :popcorn:

What, not going for blazing pile of test gear on a Viking longship on the Thames? You disappoint me.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53810 on: March 28, 2020, 12:40:33 pm »
Thank you. This is normal progression apparently. Light symptoms on week one, horrid ones on week two, recovery in week three.

If that's typical then this household may have had the whole thing weeks ago and we're doing lots of avoidance stuff for no gain at all. Think I might just err on the side of caution all the same.

That's exactly what I'm thinking has happened in most cases. We lost half the company in Feb to sickness. Being a work from home slacker I was infected much later.

Anyway, keep your pecker up and make sure that you brief the kids to offer any SK stuff here first.  ;)

Hahaha. It's being buried with me  :popcorn:

So THAT'S why you need a giant underground bunker... it's a TEA burial mound!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53811 on: March 28, 2020, 12:49:40 pm »
Thank you. This is normal progression apparently. Light symptoms on week one, horrid ones on week two, recovery in week three.

If that's typical then this household may have had the whole thing weeks ago and we're doing lots of avoidance stuff for no gain at all. Think I might just err on the side of caution all the same.

At my age and condition I'm looking at 100 glasses of water, 4 of which are poisoned. I have to drink one :(

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Anyway, keep your pecker up and make sure that you brief the kids to offer any SK stuff here first.  ;)

There is an up to date will, and such notes are in an advanced stage of preparation :(

Prices, this site and a few auction houses are mentioned, and there's an explicit wish to avoid donations to the local hackspace, since they don't have a clue.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53812 on: March 28, 2020, 01:39:08 pm »
I found this project interesting, but I have to advise that it may contain substances that may cause allergies



OxVent, a ventilator prototype being developed @ University of Oxford

https://theface.com/life/oxvent-prototype-ventilator-health-nhs-covid-19

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-03-20-oxford-and-king-s-developing-prototype-rapidly-deployable-ventilator
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53813 on: March 28, 2020, 01:53:23 pm »
At my age and condition I'm looking at 100 glasses of water, 4 of which are poisoned. I have to drink one :(

There's ya problem, water. Stick to brandy!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53814 on: March 28, 2020, 02:05:45 pm »
I need advice (I probably need professional help too, but that's another subject). A local company is closing down, that I've done some contract work for. They've offered me their surplus component stock for a reasonable price, but I think I would only use certain components and I'd never use the quantities they're offering. Unfortunately, it's an "all-or-nothing" offer. So do I take the offer and try to sell on the unwanted components? This would mean having a garage full of components until I've sold off the surplus, or do I just let it go? Just for clarity, we're talking about reels of both passive and active devices (all SMD), mainly powersupply related stuff. Also, the reels are all past their commercial "best before" date, so they would only be useful to hobbyists.

Take or leave?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53815 on: March 28, 2020, 02:15:13 pm »
I need advice (I probably need professional help too, but that's another subject). A local company is closing down, that I've done some contract work for. They've offered me their surplus component stock for a reasonable price, but I think I would only use certain components and I'd never use the quantities they're offering. Unfortunately, it's an "all-or-nothing" offer. So do I take the offer and try to sell on the unwanted components? This would mean having a garage full of components until I've sold off the surplus, or do I just let it go? Just for clarity, we're talking about reels of both passive and active devices (all SMD), mainly powersupply related stuff. Also, the reels are all past their commercial "best before" date, so they would only be useful to hobbyists.

Take or leave?

McBryce.

I suspect you would find it difficult to shift any "ordinary" components commercially. How many companies would accept the chance of having to rework their kit because they bought components of "unknown provenance"?

OTOH "interesting" components might sell at a high discount.

OTOOH, who knows what the supply line will be in 6/12 months?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53816 on: March 28, 2020, 02:17:09 pm »
Oh joy... My new CRT-based toy coming from the states was with Fedex, is now with fleabay GSP, and a Herpes number has been opened.

Having said that, the local Herpes lady has been reasonable in the past.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53817 on: March 28, 2020, 02:25:43 pm »
They've sent me a list of what they think is in the stock, so for example, there's 15,000 Zener diodes (from 3V up to 36V) , 12,000 Dual N-Channel MOSFETs (2N7002DW), lots of useful general purpose NPN/PNP transistors and tonnes of passive components. Things that I might use, but never in those volumes. Obviously no company would buy things like that from me, they have their own (certified) supply chains, but would I ever get rid of that many components to Hobbyists? From what I know about the company, they specialised in electronics and charging stations for e-scooters and e-bikes. As far as I can see, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of CPUs, although I did spot some SPI Flash ROM, that I could use, but again, not in the volumes they're offering.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53818 on: March 28, 2020, 02:32:45 pm »
@bd139 you watch out for yourself. Get well soon.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53819 on: March 28, 2020, 02:33:23 pm »
I just found a Datron 1281 on a local auction site.

I see it. I won't fight you. Got other things on the radar. And, I really need to pull the plug on the DE-5000. (been saying that for some time now..)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53820 on: March 28, 2020, 02:40:04 pm »
I’m out today. Had round two of this infernal disease last night. Hit 39.8 degrees and burned up for 4 hours. Feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. Just when I thought it was getting better. Grr  >:(. So far no worse than normal flu but still don’t recommend it. At least I’ve got an excuse to have a few days off work now  :-DD

Take care and get well soon. All the best for you and your family.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53821 on: March 28, 2020, 02:44:37 pm »
They've sent me a list of what they think is in the stock, so for example, there's 15,000 Zener diodes (from 3V up to 36V) , 12,000 Dual N-Channel MOSFETs (2N7002DW), lots of useful general purpose NPN/PNP transistors and tonnes of passive components. Things that I might use, but never in those volumes. Obviously no company would buy things like that from me, they have their own (certified) supply chains, but would I ever get rid of that many components to Hobbyists? From what I know about the company, they specialised in electronics and charging stations for e-scooters and e-bikes. As far as I can see, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of CPUs, although I did spot some SPI Flash ROM, that I could use, but again, not in the volumes they're offering.

No idea if this is doable, but how about a collaboration with one of these professional parts sellers from ebay?
E.g. this one: https://www.ebay.de/ulk/usr/zhoefler

No affiliations with that seller besides that in the past I've bought occasionly something from him.
The parts I got were good. I saw him at the HAM Radio in Friedrichshafen and at the UKW Tage in Weinheim
where they were selling stuff.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53822 on: March 28, 2020, 02:47:45 pm »
They've sent me a list of what they think is in the stock, so for example, there's 15,000 Zener diodes (from 3V up to 36V) , 12,000 Dual N-Channel MOSFETs (2N7002DW), lots of useful general purpose NPN/PNP transistors and tonnes of passive components. Things that I might use, but never in those volumes. Obviously no company would buy things like that from me, they have their own (certified) supply chains, but would I ever get rid of that many components to Hobbyists? From what I know about the company, they specialised in electronics and charging stations for e-scooters and e-bikes. As far as I can see, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of CPUs, although I did spot some SPI Flash ROM, that I could use, but again, not in the volumes they're offering.

No idea if this is doable, but how about a collaboration with one of these professional parts sellers from ebay?
E.g. this one: https://www.ebay.de/ulk/usr/zhoefler

No affiliations with that seller besides that in the past I've bought occasionly something from him.
The parts I got were good. I saw him at the HAM Radio in Friedrichshafen and at the UKW Tage in Weinheim
where they were selling stuff.

That's an option.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53823 on: March 28, 2020, 03:02:58 pm »
They've sent me a list of what they think is in the stock, so for example, there's 15,000 Zener diodes (from 3V up to 36V) , 12,000 Dual N-Channel MOSFETs (2N7002DW), lots of useful general purpose NPN/PNP transistors and tonnes of passive components. Things that I might use, but never in those volumes. Obviously no company would buy things like that from me, they have their own (certified) supply chains, but would I ever get rid of that many components to Hobbyists? From what I know about the company, they specialised in electronics and charging stations for e-scooters and e-bikes. As far as I can see, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of CPUs, although I did spot some SPI Flash ROM, that I could use, but again, not in the volumes they're offering.

No idea if this is doable, but how about a collaboration with one of these professional parts sellers from ebay?
E.g. this one: https://www.ebay.de/ulk/usr/zhoefler

No affiliations with that seller besides that in the past I've bought occasionly something from him.
The parts I got were good. I saw him at the HAM Radio in Friedrichshafen and at the UKW Tage in Weinheim
where they were selling stuff.

I agree. zHoefler sells good stuff. Not affiliated.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #53824 on: March 28, 2020, 03:03:32 pm »
I think you mean bd139. I'm fine.

Well, some say so, others say so.  ;D

Take care old boy.  :-+
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