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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15550 on: August 29, 2018, 01:05:47 am »
Summer's last gasp here with another heat wave and the power grid is having trouble keeping up. Several reports of pole transformers releasing their magic smoke in spectacular fashion (burning oil, etc) and other reports of primary cables simply burning open and dropping to the ground and starting brush fires. And obviously creating a very real hazard.

Reached 94 F (34 C) today with oppressive humidity. Got home from work this morning and never went back out until tonight. Slept in a nice comfy 72 F (22 C) bedroom.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15551 on: August 29, 2018, 04:03:04 am »
HP 3478A owners that are interested in hacking their DMMs might like to check out this microcontroller-based extension project:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/project-extending-hp3478a-functionality/
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15552 on: August 29, 2018, 05:53:05 am »
HP 3478A owners that are interested in hacking their DMMs might like to check out this microcontroller-based extension project:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/project-extending-hp3478a-functionality/

I don't belong to the group of HP 3478A owners but I really do appreciate that interesting and smart modification through the GPIB port. Well done, kirill_ka!   :-+

Even though I don't have a 3478A I bookmarked the link immediately after having seen the video of the extension working.  :)

Thanks for the hint, bitseeker!   :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15553 on: August 29, 2018, 06:07:47 am »
I don't belong to the group of HP 3478A owners but I really do appreciate that interesting and smart modification through the GPIB port. Well done, kirill_ka!   :-+

Even though I don't have a 3478A I bookmarked the link immediately after having seen the video of the extension working.  :)

Tips, use the forum's "Say thanks" feature, apart from your own bookmark, its a gratitude to the poster, and its also serve as an online bookmark stored in this forum, if you need to find it, just look at your own profile at the "Posts Thanked By User".
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15554 on: August 29, 2018, 09:18:33 am »
Summer's last gasp here with another heat wave and the power grid is having trouble keeping up. Several reports of pole transformers releasing their magic smoke in spectacular fashion (burning oil, etc) and other reports of primary cables simply burning open and dropping to the ground and starting brush fires. And obviously creating a very real hazard.

Reached 94 F (34 C) today with oppressive humidity. Got home from work this morning and never went back out until tonight. Slept in a nice comfy 72 F (22 C) bedroom.  :-+

Just got home from work and all my clocks are doing the flashdance. I wonder how long the power was out? And more heat expected today.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15555 on: August 29, 2018, 10:34:21 am »
Up at the Sparrow's Fart...

...with a fresh pot of 100% Columbian Coffee, toast for the kids, "normal" bacon, and dirty eggs over light (fried in bacon grease) all ready by 5AM for me and my back-to-school teacher wife.


I AM A KITCHEN GOD!!!


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15556 on: August 29, 2018, 11:48:20 am »
Wow, 50 years ago.

https://youtu.be/A_MjCqQoLLA
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15557 on: August 29, 2018, 12:10:23 pm »
Up at the Sparrow's Fart...

...with a fresh pot of 100% Columbian Coffee, toast for the kids, "normal" bacon, and dirty eggs over light (fried in bacon grease) all ready by 5AM for me and my back-to-school teacher wife.


I AM A KITCHEN GOD!!!


mnem
And I even cleaned the griddle and put it away, so HA!!!  :-DD
That's a whole load more brownie points earned. 2 later than that my neighbour was playing musical cars ensuring that the space outside my house was not available  for me to park in but the outside of his house was totally clear.

Thought..
If I could get a car crusher  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15558 on: August 29, 2018, 12:16:09 pm »
Thanks med6753, now we all know that we are getting older  :box:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15559 on: August 29, 2018, 01:29:54 pm »
We're not getting older. We're getting better.  :-+

Although I hadn't seen that video in many years I had always assumed it was in B&W. I didn't realize it was actually in color until I stumbled upon it today. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15560 on: August 29, 2018, 02:06:27 pm »
Seeing as everyone is clearly at least slightly older than me, first dibs on your SK sale  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15561 on: August 29, 2018, 02:53:13 pm »
That's a whole load more brownie points earned. 2 later than that my neighbour was playing musical cars ensuring that the space outside my house was not available  for me to park in but the outside of his house was totally clear.

Thought..
If I could get a car crusher  >:D

Why not just park in front of his house, then?   :-// >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15562 on: August 29, 2018, 02:54:14 pm »
Although I hadn't seen that video in many years I had always assumed it was in B&W. I didn't realize it was actually in color until I stumbled upon it today.
It was shot on film (in colour/color) at Twickenham Film Studios
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15563 on: August 29, 2018, 03:00:37 pm »
Seeing as everyone is clearly at least slightly older than me, first dibs on your SK sale  :-DD

Based on my Mother's age at death, who I take after genetically much more than my Father, you've got another 38 years to wait. Will you still remember your own name in 2056, let alone remember that you've got to hustle a silent key sale.  :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15564 on: August 29, 2018, 03:14:21 pm »
Although I hadn't seen that video in many years I had always assumed it was in B&W. I didn't realize it was actually in color until I stumbled upon it today.
It was shot on film (in colour/color) at Twickenham Film Studios

Which is ironically only up the road from me :)

Seeing as everyone is clearly at least slightly older than me, first dibs on your SK sale  :-DD

Based on my Mother's age at death, who I take after genetically much more than my Father, you've got another 38 years to wait. Will you still remember your own name in 2056, let alone remember that you've got to hustle a silent key sale.  :)

From a genetic perspective I'll still be going then, just, probably relying on the wonders of medical science and a nappy :)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15565 on: August 29, 2018, 03:16:10 pm »
I've just heard from out in the street the characteristic beep of the postman or a courier scanning a package and realised that for the first time in ages there is nothing I'm expecting from anywhere, not even £1.50 worth of mystery goodies from China, so it can't possibly be for me. Hmm, I'll have to fix that...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15566 on: August 29, 2018, 03:26:14 pm »
Done that and he accused me of being childish, threatened violence etc all the usual things that bullies do. We live in a close and there are 20 houses and if each house had 5 vehicles they fill up the road that our close joins as well. The length of the road a 130 yards long and each house has been given a drive to park on and space outside for 2nd vehicle.

Problem is also the economics today don't help youngsters get a place of their own so they live with their parents and his son and girlfriend live there and they both have a car each. If they could afford to get a place of their own, problem goes away so I think its a problem thats is going to become widespread. :palm:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15567 on: August 29, 2018, 04:05:26 pm »
TEA time!






PS, these are just the best i have an entire tea related image dump here, https://imgur.com/a/qpM6JEZ
PPS, What is an A model doing being made in 1952? As i understand that would be the time of the B model?  :-//
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15568 on: August 29, 2018, 04:35:47 pm »
Nice catch.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15569 on: August 29, 2018, 04:39:32 pm »
Neo, these photos are nice, thanks for sharing them with us, with all those switches, pots and valve sockets in there you could use a whole tin of Deoxit on this alone  :-DD 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15570 on: August 29, 2018, 04:43:28 pm »
Nice catch.

Thanks, i really didn't want to spend a hundred on it but i knew i just couldn't leave that hamfest without it. Somethings you just gotta have, this being one of mine, and luckily for me it is in good physical shape.

Neo, these photos are nice, thanks for sharing them with us, with all those switches, pots and valve sockets in there you could use a whole tin of Deoxit on this alone  :-DD 

I just might, thank you for your compliments on my pictures i put alot of work intro getting the best out of this cheap camera.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15571 on: August 29, 2018, 04:44:25 pm »
I don't belong to the group of HP 3478A owners but I really do appreciate that interesting and smart modification through the GPIB port. Well done, kirill_ka!   :-+

Even though I don't have a 3478A I bookmarked the link immediately after having seen the video of the extension working.  :)

Tips, use the forum's "Say thanks" feature, apart from your own bookmark, its a gratitude to the poster, and its also serve as an online bookmark stored in this forum, if you need to find it, just look at your own profile at the "Posts Thanked By User".

Urrm.  Thanks for your hint also but I did that even before I wrote my posting to express my thankfulness to bitseeker eplicitly.   :phew:
I didn't know that I can use the "Say thanks" feature to search for postings I marked accordingly -very handy!   :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15572 on: August 29, 2018, 04:48:46 pm »
Up at the Sparrow's Fart...

...with a fresh pot of 100% Columbian Coffee, toast for the kids, "normal" bacon, and dirty eggs over light (fried in bacon grease) all ready by 5AM for me and my back-to-school teacher wife.


I AM A KITCHEN GOD!!!


mnem
And I even cleaned the griddle and put it away, so HA!!!  :-DD
That's a whole load more brownie points earned. 2 later than that my neighbour was playing musical cars ensuring that the space outside my house was not available  for me to park in but the outside of his house was totally clear.

Thought..
If I could get a car crusher  >:D

Does the British Army sell demilitarised surplus tanks...?    >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15573 on: August 29, 2018, 04:49:14 pm »
Neo......instruction manual here:

cfile27.uf.tistory.com/attach/1439D74350D118A9297269

Schematic here:

bama.edebris.com/manuals/hickok/539a/
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #15574 on: August 29, 2018, 04:55:11 pm »
Up at the Sparrow's Fart...

...with a fresh pot of 100% Columbian Coffee, toast for the kids, "normal" bacon, and dirty eggs over light (fried in bacon grease) all ready by 5AM for me and my back-to-school teacher wife.


I AM A KITCHEN GOD!!!


mnem
And I even cleaned the griddle and put it away, so HA!!!  :-DD
That's a whole load more brownie points earned. 2 later than that my neighbour was playing musical cars ensuring that the space outside my house was not available  for me to park in but the outside of his house was totally clear.

Thought..
If I could get a car crusher  >:D

Does the British Army sell demilitarised surplus tanks...?    >:D

http://www.ljacksonandco.co.uk/index.php/armoured-vehicles/afv-s/article/11590-afv-spartan-cvr-t
 


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