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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55775 on: April 14, 2020, 08:57:06 pm »
The other swiss army knife - Wenger. Automatic watch for size. The saw is excellent.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55776 on: April 14, 2020, 09:05:18 pm »
The other swiss army knife - Wenger. Automatic watch for size. The saw is excellent.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55777 on: April 14, 2020, 09:09:43 pm »
I know. They also had a line of nice watches. Bought it during a holiday in Switzerland, Landquart, Grisons, before Switzerland got really expensive.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55778 on: April 14, 2020, 09:55:33 pm »
Went walkies with wife and the baby grrl cuz it was sunny if a bit cold. Sitting at my break spot; a utility xfmr about halfway... And now it's snowing on muh bald haid...

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have been outside for hours, doing things that don't matter but require being outside. 

sorry about that snow mnen.   >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55779 on: April 14, 2020, 10:08:19 pm »
This Moomin Mug was sold at Easter auction for 12,005 euros! Picture attached:


   Re Coffee mugs, I had to bring up an HP Classic, the fundamental equations and constants, F to C conversion, a angle guage, a crude clock and it holds coffee. There still are a few out there - the logo in my mind puts in 70s or 80s.When backpacking I used a single layer stainless steel mug, which also did duty as a small cooking pot, weight and durability rules. I tended to drink tea when backpacking as it is lighter to carry and I refuse to drink instant coffee.

I MUST. HAVE. THAT MUG. *scuttles off to scour fleaBay* Fuck. Nothing this side of the Dumbfuckistan border.  :palm:

for grins, i wandered off to ebay to see if anyone had this fabulous mug.  >:D 

fifty bucks plus, i dunno, ten or twelve more for shipping was a little rich for my blood.   :scared:

* worsthorse wanders off to make a fresh starbucks via in a paper cup left over from his last pre-covid mcdonalds drive through...

SOMEBODY apparently grabbed it - just looked and it sold earlier today.  Definitely a very cool mug.  Fifty clams plus shipping is a bit rich, but I'd have been sorely tempted given the cool factor and (I'd think) rarity.  I suppose I should be glad the temptation has been removed - more $$ for boat anchors.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55780 on: April 14, 2020, 10:15:06 pm »
« Last Edit: April 14, 2020, 10:22:31 pm by Saskia »
 
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« Reply #55781 on: April 14, 2020, 10:17:47 pm »
I bet that has an extremely long compound word to describe it  :popcorn:
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55782 on: April 14, 2020, 10:18:51 pm »
yup. Wenger Giant.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55783 on: April 14, 2020, 10:27:09 pm »
I was hoping for something more along the lines of Schweizertaschenmesserlöffelsahschraubenziehersuppegetränkgerätundtödlichewaffe
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55784 on: April 14, 2020, 10:34:34 pm »
I was hoping for something more along the lines of Schweizertaschenmesserlöffelsahschraubenziehersuppegetränkgerätundtödlichewaffe
Not just plain old 'fucking whoppa' ?  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55785 on: April 14, 2020, 10:48:58 pm »
And to close out my notable (to me) knives and tools, a couple more from the fishing bag.
The small kit of screwdriver tips has saved the day repairing an old outboard motor in the back of beyonds where nuthing else was available.  :phew:
The $5 POS knife has gutted more Rainbow trout than I care to think about and every one was yummy !



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55786 on: April 14, 2020, 10:53:48 pm »
yup. Wenger Giant.

Talk about Giant, I sure as hell would'nt pick a fight with the person who could get his hand around that SAK  :scared:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55787 on: April 14, 2020, 10:54:51 pm »
I was hoping for something more along the lines of Schweizertaschenmesserlöffelsahschraubenziehersuppegetränkgerätundtödlichewaffe

Seems, you like long words? :) Okay, here is a list for you. Enjoy. And, btw, one of the words has a typo in it. Can you find it?  >:D

https://blog.moderlak.de/schlagwort/lustige-lange-woerter/

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Found this one on another site:  :-DD  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55788 on: April 14, 2020, 11:14:07 pm »
I was hoping for something more along the lines of Schweizertaschenmesserlöffelsahschraubenziehersuppegetränkgerätundtödlichewaffe

Seems, you like long words? :) Okay, here is a list for you. Enjoy. And, btw, one of the words has a typo in it. Can you find it?  >:D

https://blog.moderlak.de/schlagwort/lustige-lange-woerter/

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Found this one on another site:  :-DD  :-DD


 :-DD

You guys certainly do like your compound words, don't you?  Why use four or five short words for something when you can mash them all into one that's fifty-seven letters long? :P 

There should be a rule that you can't use more than the total number of letters in the alphabet in any single word!    :rant:

(Must suck when a teacher assigns a 500 word paper and it winds up being 80 pages long!)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55789 on: April 14, 2020, 11:16:57 pm »
There is seriously a whole store that just rents floor sanders?!   :o
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55790 on: April 15, 2020, 12:03:26 am »
Just got in 12 new 3458a meters at work... just trying to imagine what they look like *out* of the boxes.  Nerd porn  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55791 on: April 15, 2020, 12:20:42 am »
Just got in 12 new 3458a meters at work... just trying to imagine what they look like *out* of the boxes.  Nerd porn  :-DD

Hmmm yes, where do you work again ?   >:D

Just joking, must be a fun place to be :-+
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55792 on: April 15, 2020, 01:25:15 am »
Welp...  I just bought an HP 8643A Sig Gen from the teetering-on-the-edge ebay guy linked here a few days ago.  Threw a relatively low bid in; never thought I'd get it.  $96 plus shipping.  Holy crap, I'm out of my mind!   ::)

You're welcome, Pat. Regarding being out of your mind I'd say, "welcome to the club," but that'd be redundant. ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55793 on: April 15, 2020, 02:04:31 am »
Just got in 12 new 3458a meters at work... just trying to imagine what they look like *out* of the boxes.  Nerd porn  :-DD

Jeez, that's an expensive pallet!
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55794 on: April 15, 2020, 02:54:22 am »
Hmmm..... that little rubber boot...!


So... do I:
 1. Leave it off
 2. Cut it down
 3. Cover the BNC with something else
 4. Find a different IEC cable
 5. Mash it in anyway  (... er ... no.)

I got these compact ones on AliExpress. Came in a bag of 100. They only protrude 1-2mm, depending on the fit.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55795 on: April 15, 2020, 02:57:17 am »
@brumby does own a 3D printer and simple covers make a great early Fusion 360 Cad model [attachimg=1]  >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55796 on: April 15, 2020, 03:07:58 am »
While going back and watching an old Mr. Carlson's lab this past weekend

I suddenly had a thought. Sure enough, the Jim Williams pulser prototype I last build makes a superb TDR head that's far cheaper than a "real" one. I compared it with tape measure for various cables I have on hand and it is extremely accurate, and has excellent resolution. The extremely narrow pulse the design provides by default provides really nice performance for TDR. It can detect the reflection from an adapter installed on the tee.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55797 on: April 15, 2020, 03:21:10 am »
Time for stage three Restrictions on my Mothers activities - removal of credit card. My Mother bless her brought from the back pages of a Pensioners magazine a Possum deterrent, filled with solar rechargeable batteries, magic woowoo power and  9m range powerful beams :palm:

Tear down shots later when she isn't watching....
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55798 on: April 15, 2020, 03:27:19 am »
And here is a little update to my diy resistance decade box:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/test-equipment-anonymous-(tea)-group-therapy-thread/msg2342892/#msg2342892

Some weeks ago I've ordered some red translucent acrylic stuff in China and today I made a little filter for the LEDs.

Before:


After (yes, I did some more filing for a better fitting  ;) ):


I like the result.  :-+  :)

I do, too. That's a neat project and much better with the acrylic window.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55799 on: April 15, 2020, 03:38:00 am »
I decided to try a long shot and bought a broken Keysight 82357B GPIB / USB adapter for 30$. How hard can it be to fix ? Probably just a cap right ? I'm sure it's working fine and the current owner don't know how to test it. Well when I received it, it was effectively dead  :(

...

After a lot of fettling and swearing because of my cheap microscope, the repair was eventually a success, got another GPIB adapter to play with  :-+



Wow, that was an adventurous purchase. Thanks for sharing. I had been curious what those "for parts" ones might be like. Catastrophic silicon failure. I wonder how common it is in those chips because there seem to often be parts units on the bay.
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